A Young Practitioner Looks Back on a Life of Cultivation
(Clearwisdom.net) I started practicing Falun Dafa when I was eight years old. I've been practicing for eleven years. According to my experience, a youth spent in cultivation is the most precious.
A Childhood of Cultivation
My classmates' parents introduced my mom and me to Falun Dafa. I was eight when we took the path of cultivation. When I was a kid I enjoyed playing and I didn't treasure cultivation, but my mom was strict with me, and she made me go to the practice site every day. I often quarreled with her.
Later, the evil Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Gong. I willingly went to Beijing with my mom to appeal for justice for Falun Gong.
I was only twelve years old in 2000 when we went to Beijing. Several policemen in Tiananmen Square fiercely punched and kicked us and pushed us into a police car when we shouted, "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance is good!" When I saw the police acting so violently wicked I was extremely frightened. They showed us no mercy, not to a twelve-year-old child, not even to the white haired old folks, but still we resolutely cried out the truth. Later they took us to the Qinghe Police Station, where we refused to give any information. I was taken to a room and beaten by three policemen, but because of Teacher's protection I felt no pain. Later my mom was sentenced to three years in a labor camp. My father brought me home because I was too young.
One year later my mom came back home. We still firmly cultivate Dafa.
A Youth Spent Cultivating: Advising My Classmates to Quit the CCP
I often speak with my classmates who quest for knowledge and who like science about the extraterrestrial things and psychic phenomena that Teacher spoke about in His lectures. They're always interested because they've never heard such things. They ask me where I learned about them, which naturally leads to my clarifying the truth to them about how the evil CCP spreads rumors, slanders and persecutes Falun Gong and opposes the development of Dafa overseas. When they doubt me I tell them some of the things that have happened overseas. I always urge them to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
I take the initiative to approach those whom I don't know very well. For example, I find reasons to sit beside them, and then advise them to quit the CCP; when there's an empty bed in another dorm I sleep there and advise them to quit the CCP. I explain to my classmates what really happened at the so-called self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square, and how the CCP staged it to slander Falun Gong. People must be told the truth, so I guide the conversation to these topics, but to avoid exposing myself I speak from the perspective of a third party. When my classmates are stubborn and refuse to quit the CCP I need to speak with wisdom. To those I'm close to I sincerely explain to them the advantages of practicing Falun Dafa, and it's easy to recommend that they quit the CCP.
Some classmates have family members who are policemen or have participated in the persecution. We must surely clarify the truth to them. Even their relatives might be saved, but I must always speak as a third party, saying that I have relatives who practice Falun Gong and I've received pamphlets that explain the truth. I give them examples of police officers who have received retribution for their evil deeds. It's good for my classmates to speak to their relatives about it.
In my three years at high school I've changed classes three times. In each class I made clarifying the truth my top priority.
As I get older, I've come to understand the heart of my mother and her strict requirement that I not break away from Falun Dafa nor give up cultivation. My cultivation throughout my childhood and youth has been the most significant part of my life.