My Grandson's Cultivation Since the Age of Two
1. Dafa's Power Manifests through My Grandson
I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1997. At the time my grandson was only two years old. When I went to the practice site for daily exercise, he came along, and he cried if I didn't take him with me.
Fellow practitioners at the practice site said, "Here comes the little Monk!" He recited poems "Cause and Effect," "Cultivating Amidst the Delusion," "Solid Cultivation," (Hong Yin) and Lunyu. No one had taught him. He learned the poems by listening to practitioners read or recite while he played. He would sometimes point to Teacher's portrait and say, "This is our Teacher." Other times he sat on the cushion and meditated for a while and then said, "I am going home. You stay and listen to Teacher's lecture. Goodbye!" Then he would go into deep tranquility.
On one occasion, while I was studying the Fa, he said, "Teacher came and taught me the Fa every night. The Fa you are studying, I know it all, but I don't know how to repeat it." He then said, "Teacher also lectures the Fa in other dimensions. Numerous Gods and Buddhas carry the Zhuan Falun book with both hands, to show respect, while listening to Teacher's Fa lectures. The Fa Teacher teaches in other dimensions somehow is different from the Fa we study here." He also reminded adult practitioners, "Don't put your fingers on the characters. Each character is the image of a Buddha, you must respect the book!"
We were all surprised by this two year old child's mysterious outbursts. We then enlightened that this was Teacher giving us hints. Teacher said,
"If I taught one way here among humans and another way in the heavens, think about it, this Fa wouldn't be all-encompassing--and we can't have that -because in the Fa-rectification the Fa taught here among humans has to correspond to the entire cosmos. When I teach the Fa, the me's at level after level are teaching the Fa, too, and sentient beings at level after level are listening to the Fa." ("Touring North America to Teach the Fa") (official translation)
In addition, he said he saw the heavenly beauties casting flowers about and a Unicorn pulling a cart that was filled with flowers. He then imitated the physique of heavenly beauties casting flowers. He said he saw beautiful and colorful Faluns flying in the sky and he tried to catch them.
One afternoon, he insisted on going to the exercise site, even though the sky was dark and there was thunder and lighting. There was a torrential rain and the ground was covered with water. My grandson suddenly rushed into the rain and disappeared from sight. I thought perhaps he went to play at his friend's home. After about ten minutes, I saw him standing on the top of a sewer cover, about ten meters away. I gave an umbrella to a bigger child and asked him to go and bring back my grandson. My grandson said, "The rain will not be able to make me wet and I can fly. Teacher and I fly when we go to the heavens and we have a wonderful time playing there!" After saying this, once again he rushed into the rain. Quickly, I ran after him and pulled him back to the front door. I was soaked from head to toe but he wasn't wet. I was amazed. After I changed my clothes, we went to the exercise site. I didn't give it much thought at the time, but that evening I began thinking about all that had happened. I realized that Dafa was manifesting its power through my grandson.
2. My Grandson Boldly Clarifies the Truth
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began suppressing Falun Gong in 1999, the local authorities especially focused on my house. Each day, two police officers came to monitor and harass us. My wife and I decided to sell the house and move to Beijing to expose the persecution and tell people about Falun Gong. After we moved to Beijing, we rented a house. Our son found a job, while our daughter produced materials that exposed the persecution, and clarified the facts about Falun Gong. Each day, my grandson and I went out to deliver these materials, and put up banners on walls, on benches in parks, in bus stations and on bridges.
Even though my grandson was only six years-old at the time, he made banners that read, "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" After he wrote the characters, he painted them and then cut them out. He then pasted the characters on the viscose paper and wrote on the bottom of the banner, "By a six-year-old practitioner." I helped him paste them on bridge walls. Officers had difficulties removing them.
After we sent forth righteous thoughts, my grandson said, "I led my family members in the heavens with heavenly weapons and we battled with many dark minions and rotten ghosts, and disintegrated them! After the battle, they took me back to my Cosmos where numerous Gods and Buddhas stood in two lines and welcomed me back playing instruments! They cheered, 'Welcome back your majesty, please sit on the throne!'" He said each time Teacher visited his Cosmos, Teacher would give thumbs up and say, "Great, really great," to encourage him! He sat by Teacher's side and felt joyful and honored.
One time after he sent forth the righteous thoughts, he said he saw Jiang, the chief culprit that ordered the suppression of Falun Gong, as a big green toad, steel needles stuck in his body, being skinned and put into a hot wok, which was cooking slowly in boiling oil. Then, his body was pressed into a meat patty and then baked in the fire repeatedly. Teacher said,
"The head of the evil in the human world that resides in China and is controlled by evil, rotten demons is no longer human. As a matter of fact, that dumb thing died a long time ago, and everything that makes up this being is in hell in its entirety." ("Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference")
My grandson said there were different types of vehicles in his Cosmos and tried to draw pictures of them. He drives that car around Teacher's foot and Teacher told him to drive faster, but it seems the car couldn't get to the end for Teacher's foot for Teacher's foot got bigger and bigger. It became even bigger than the Earth and bigger than the universe!
From 2001 to 2002, the evil forces were at their worst in their persecution of Falun Gong. Because we refused to give up our practice and our steadfast belief in Dafa and Teacher, the evil authorities arrested us adults several times, and even my grandson who was only six years old. They took us to the local or city police, and brainwashing centers. The officers asked my grandson, "Are you going to continue to practice Falun Gong?" He didn't even look at the officer and replied, "Not a thing could stop me from continuing my practice! Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa and it teaches me to be a good person! Moreover, our Teacher brings salvation to the world's people!" Upon hearing that, the police officers were dumbfounded. Secretly, these officers said, "What an intelligent child!"
At meal times in the prison, my grandson ate all the food in his rice bowl, making sure not a single rice kernel was wasted. His conduct greatly touched the prison guards. The prison guard even invited their chief to visit this child. The 610 Office leader looked at my grandson and said, "The child's good behavior is because he was taught well at home." I said, "This young practitioner's good manners are learned from our Teacher." We then clarified the facts about Falun Gong to that leader and changed his views of Dafa. After we were released from the prison and returned home, this leader visited us. When he realized our poor living conditions in the rented house, where we slept on the floor, and that we had very little food, he turned his face and shed tears. Afterward, he visited us several times, brought winter clothes for our grandson and food supplies for the family. One Chinese New Year, he even gave my grandson 200 yuan and said that the money was from his wages (Note: giving money to the youth is a tradition of the Chinese New Year).
In late 2001, my son took my grandson with him to deliver materials about the persecution of Falun Gong and was arrested by undercover officers. He could have escaped, but my grandson was too small and couldn't run fast enough. They were arrested and taken to the local police station. The prison guard used my son's money and bought some food for the little boy, but he wouldn't eat because his father was locked up in a cell. He refused to eat or drink for two days. A female officer bought him a piece of candy, but he refused to eat it too. The prison guards showed my grandson pictures on the computer screen and asked him to identify his aunt, also a practitioner. But, they couldn't get any information from him even though he saw his aunt's picture. The guards asked him where he lived and things about Dafa, but he refused to respond. But when the guards talked about other subjects, such as when Macao was returned to China, my grandson joined into the conversation. He told them that Hong Kong was once occupied by Britain and was returned to China in 1997 and Macao was once occupied by Portugal. Afterward, the guards told my son, "Your son is so intelligent. He even knew that Macao once was occupied by Portugal." Later, the police used my grandson as bait in an effort to catch us. They sent him to live with another practitioner. Several police officers monitored my grandson, not allowing him to leave the house or come into contact with others. For nearly a month, I couldn't find him. My youngest son, a non-practitioner, came home to celebrate Chinese New Year with us and brought back my grandson. The little boy's hair was very long and he was much thinner. That year, he was only six years old. The practitioner who took in my grandson for a while was later arrested.
When we distributed materials about Falun Gong, my grandson always went out with the adults. He helped distribute the materials, hang banners and paste signs on walls. He came along bravely, no matter how far we walked and sometimes we didn't get home until midnight. At times, he waited on the roadside or at home alone for several hours for the adults to return. He saw practitioners arrested by the police several times and saw the officers confiscating these families' personal belongings, such as televisions, printers, computers and large quantities of materials needed to produce materials. He has built up his courage and matured in the process of validating the Fa.
In 2002, a fellow practitioner became homeless after he was released from a forced labor camp and came to live with us for a while. He had contracted scabies and our entire family was infected by him. It was very hard to endure the itchiness and soreness without scratching the infected area. We couldn't sleep at night, so we tried to use hot water and vinegar to cure it, but without any success. Many infected areas on the grandson's body festered, and some spots were as big as a walnut shell. When he saw adults scratching their scabies, he advised us not to, telling us, "The more you scratch it, the worse it gets." But when he couldn't endure the itchiness any longer, he scratched too. When this happens and saw the adults coming, he immediately quit scratching and held his hands in a fist to endure. He didn't cry nor did he complain, and instead he showed his concern for the well-being of the adults. Just like Teacher said, "When it's difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it's impossible to do, you can do it." (Zhuan Falun)
Due to CCP's unceasing persecution of Falun Dafa and its practitioners, we moved from place to place. We lived in seven different urban districts and suburbs during the past ten years. Though faced with the evil environment, we never stopped our truth-clarification work. My grandson has suffered so much and he has grown up to be a very fine young man. When I am producing materials and don't understand how to use the computer, he helps me. Due to our frequently moves, my grandson had missed one and a half years of school and went to five different schools.
After all these years, despite facing many tribulations and trials as well as losses when validating the Fa, my grandson has matured in such a difficult environment. He is now 13 years old and is in his first year of middle school. The evil authorities require that all students take many tests, and the students get lots of homework daily. My grandson studies until past 11:00 p.m. Even though he has little time to study the Fa, he still recites, Hong Yin and Hong Yin Vol. II, and some of Teacher's lectures. People will not live peaceful lives until the CCP is eliminated.
My grandson has never caught a cold and he has been energetic and healthy since the day he started practicing Falun Gong. We realized that we should guide him toward studying the Fa more. This way he can elevate his mind, be able to help Teacher rectify the Fa, and go home with Teacher.
Thank you Teacher for your protection and salvation!