(Clearwisdom.net) From March 3 to March 10, 1994, I was very fortunate to attend Masters lecture held in Shijiazhuang City. Witnessing our Teacher teach the Fa and the exercises is the most precious memory of my life and I will remember it forever.
I truly, firmly believe in Masters teaching. During the eight days of the lecture series, I felt a big change in both my body and mind. The gratitude I had toward Teacher was hard to describe using ordinary words. As I continued to cultivate, I thought only "Buddhas Infinite Grace" could properly describe what Teacher had given us.
My poor writing skills cannot fully illustrate the meaning of "Buddhas Infinite Grace," but I can share some of my own personal experiences with other practitioners.
During the lecture series, Teacher always thought of others and was very responsible to practitioners. For example, Teacher knew that there were a lot of practitioners who came from far away and they had to spend a lot of money on transportation, food, and hotels, so he rearranged the lecture series and reduced it from ten days to eight. Teacher himself only ate instant noodles, lived in a simple, budget motel, and wore very ordinary clothes. Some veteran practitioners also mentioned that Teacher had not had a new shirt for quite a long time. The lecture fee was also much lower than I expected. Before attending the lecture, I assumed the fee would be at least 100 yuan since there were going to be ten classes. Other similar qigong lectures had much higher fees. Usually, for other qigong lectures, the fees could range from several hundred to over one thousand yuan. To attend a good qiqong lecture was a luxury. I didnt know how low the fee was until I actually paid it only 50 yuan. In addition, practitioners who had attended previously were only charged half price. Of course, this was my very narrow understanding from a low level. In fact, how can we measure the Dafa of the universe based on the currency of ordinary society?
When Teacher learned that there were many practitioners wanting to attend the next lecture in Tianjin, he told everyone as soon as possible when there were no more tickets available. Teacher also asked practitioners not to rush to Tianjin, as he did not want them to make the trip for nothing.
At the end of the lecture series, we had the chance to take pictures with Teacher. There was a photographer who asked a very high price (10 yuan per person). Teacher declined the offer and asked someone to find a less expensive photographer. The new photographer charged only one yuan per person, and the quality of the photo was quite good. I still keep and take good care of this picture today.
During the lecture series, something interesting occurred. An elderly female practitioner sat next to me. During the lecture break, she told me that she and several others had gone to the park nearby the day before and met Teacher. They took pictures with Him. At the same time, there were some other practitioners who saw Teacher, so He shook hands with some of them and left. Among that group of practitioners was a driver. The driver said, "Your Teacher is so powerful! I saw you all shaking hands with Teacher Li, so I wanted to shake his hand as well. However, my hand was trapped in my pocket; it felt like someone was pressing my hand and wouldn't let it out." The elderly female practitioner explained, "Because the driver was not a practitioner, Teacher did not let him shake hands, and therefore, he could not take his hand out of his pocket."
All kinds of little things happening around me allowed me to enlighten to certain understandings. When we stepped through the gate of Dafa, Teacher had already taken care of every single one of us as Dafa practitioners. At the lecture series, Teacher resolved many of the concerns and questions which had stayed deep in my heart for a long time. It seemed that for every question I had, Teacher already knew it and answered it during the lecture. When the lecture series finished and Teacher asked us to submit questions, I could not find any questions to ask. I believe other practitioners had the same feeling as I did. So this was how we started our cultivation and truly began the journey to follow our Teacher back to our true selves.
However, since July 20, 1999, when the persecution started, I have not cultivated diligently. It was Teacher who brought me out of the filthy mud again and again. It was Teacher who lifted me up again and again. I dont know how much Teacher has suffered for us, or how much Teacher has paid for our debt. As Fa-Rectification Period Falun Dafa practitioners, we should truly live up to our responsibilities, follow Teachers words, and do the three things well.