New Young Practitioner: Dafa Changed Me
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a young Falun Gong practitioner from Shandong Province and I just started to practice Falun Gong about six months ago. During this time, my body and mind have changed dramatically. I would like to share how Dafa has changed me.
I was originally a spoiled girl, pampered by my grandfather and grandmother. Selfishness, comparing myself to others, jealousy, and showing off were my traits. I would never share my things with others. I could not bear it if anyone took advantage of me. If they did, I would lose my temper or cry. The attachment to beauty and comfort made me compare everything with other children. When I saw that other kids had something that was novel or beautiful, I also wanted to get hold of one. If I could not get it, I would feel terrible. Because of jealousy, I could not accept the fact that other people were better than I was in some areas. If I was better than others, I would boast about it so that I could receive praise and admiration.
After learning Falun Dafa, I became a completely different person. At the beginning, I was just curious about Dafa. Under the guidance of my mother, I started to learn the Fa and practice the exercises. From then on, I began to understand how great Dafa was! I have grown after facing tests one after the other. If I could not pass a test, Master would give me hints right away and let me know that my behavior was not right. For example, one time my mother was looking at an ankle chain that she wanted to buy for my sister. Because the chain was more beautiful than mine, I immediately felt unhappy. In addition, I told Mom that she only cared about my sister. Before my mom had a chance to explain, my ankle chain broke. I understood immediately that I should not be jealous and that this was a very bad attachment. I suddenly felt much better and apologized to my mother. Mom said that I had good enlightenment quality and decided not to buy the chain for my sister. She did not want to buy something useless.
In the past, I often asked my dad to take me to my grandparents' home when I had conflicts in my mind or when I was being blamed for something. I always thought that their home was the safest place for me, since no one would blame or criticize me, and there was a lot of delicious food to eat and fun toys to play with. Late one evening, I wanted to go to my grandparents' home again. Because my dad did not want to bother my grandparents late in the evening, and also due to the fact that he himself was also very tired, he was reluctant to take me. I felt unhappy and refused to listen to my parents. While I was thinking about how to persuade my dad to take me to my grandparents' home, some food burned my mouth. I understood that it was Master's hint. He was telling me that my behavior was wrong, and it was an attachment to expectation. Later, Mom told me the principles of Dafa and I decided to stay home. Our entire family practiced the exercises together in the evening. I felt wonderful and was ashamed of my original thoughts.
When my mind is within the Fa, I can pass a test smoothly. One day, after an afternoon nap, I suddenly experienced an episode of karma elimination in which I had a high fever and a headache. I could not raise my head. Since I knew that it was karma elimination, I did not fear nor care about it. Mom was afraid that I could not endure it and kept reminding me that it was only karma elimination. I reassured her that I could pass it. In less than 10 minutes, my fever and headache were gone.
I have many stories about passing tests. However, I just wanted to share these few for now. Mom told me that I have changed a lot, and my bad habits have basically all disappeared. From now on, I will continue to cultivate with my dad and mom with renewed diligence and vitality. I will be a good disciple of Master, study the Fa well, do the three things well, and "Reach consummation and follow Master back home."