The Cultivation Practice Experiences of Three Young Siblings from Taiwan
(Clearwisdom.net) There are three children in Hong's Family. The oldest is a girl, currently a high school freshman. The second girl is a middle school student, and the youngest is a sixth-grade boy. The three children look after one another, and they are all Falun Gong practitioners. The following are some of their experiences.
From the right to left are the youngest brother Tianli, the oldest sister Yuting, the younger sister Yawen, and another young practitioner Youhui.
Cultivation practice gave us back a healthy life
Tianli used to be in poor health and often had to see a doctor. Like her mother, Yuting had to take medication regularly. Since they started practicing Falun Gong together with their mother, however, their health gradually improved.
As an elementary school pupil, Tianli used to be very forgetful. After starting the practice, however, he started to understand the importance of being responsible for his studies and began to concentrate more on his studies.
Cultivation helps them improve, following the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion- Forbearance
As the class coordinator at school, the little brother used to be very harsh on his peers in terms of class discipline. As a result, his classmates often disliked his approach. After starting to practice Falun Gong, however, he changed his attitude towards his classmates. When they make noise or quarrel, he kindly reminds them to do better. As a result, his peers are reacting to him much better.
The oldest sister had a similar experience. As a team member of the Honored Services at school, she is in charge of checking and reporting the status of school dress. Ever since she was very young, she set a very strict standard for herself and others, as well. After starting to practice Falun Gong, however, she began to understand that she needed to be more tolerant and compassionate towards others.
Through validating the Fa in their daily lives, the family practices Falun Gong in harmony
With the help of his mother, Tianli managed to clarify the truth to his teacher, who finally agreed to let him read Zhuan Falun during his lunch break. While he often comes home at 8 p. m. due to after-school tutoring, he is able to do the exercises, study the Fa, and clarify the truth regularly. Recently he helped his grandparent to make paper lotuses to promote the Fa. He believes that spending half an hour making paper lotuses is a lot more worthwhile than watching TV. Despite his difficulty in finding extra time for cultivation practice, he is very diligent with his school work. In the past few years, his GPA for each semester has been consistently among the top three in the class.
On a summer vacation day last year, the whole family went to a practice site to do the exercises. Thinking about how practitioners in China continue to practice despite the persecution, the little boy managed to overcome the pain and sleepiness during the long meditation, and finished the entire set of exercises.
This Chinese New Year was quite unique. Tianli and his two sisters, who know how to play the piano, clarinet, flute, and saxophone, had a family concert. They picked some Falun Gong related melodies to play, including "Ru Meng Ling," "Falun Dafa is Good," "Blessings," "Coming for You," and "You and I Are Predestined." Through music, they brought the beauty and wonder of Falun Gong to their grandparents and other relatives.
Tianli said that before practicing, his mother used to shout at and physically punish him whenever he did something wrong. After her beginning to practice Falun Gong, however, she was much more patient. When conflict arises, she talks to her children from the standpoint of the Fa instead. The entire family has truly benefited from the practice.
Clarifying the truth in Hong Kong in hopes of stopping the persecution as soon as possible
The three children, knowing the cruelty of the persecution in China, have diligently clarified the truth to the Chinese people.
During a trip to Hong Kong with their mother, the three children were clarifying the truth at a historic site in Hong Kong when they saw an older boy and his sister, apparently from mainland China, chatting. Seeing that the little practitioner Tianli was holding up a poster, the older boy from Mainland China told his sister, "You know, they're making money here." Tianli's older sister said to them gently, "I know that they are actually volunteers. Why don't you go ask him why he's here?" The Chinese boy then started talking to the younger sister of Tianli, who clarified the truth to them and encouraged them to withdraw from the CCP and its organizations.
Tianli shared that while he was in Hong Kong, even though he was exhausted every night after clarifying the truth, he still followed other practitioners to read two lectures of Zhuan Falun. As his fellow Hong Kong practitioners were reading the Fa with great enthusiasm, he, too, felt more energetic. In fact, the more he read, the more he could concentrate on reading. After the study, he always felt terrific and was able to sleep soundly at night.
Tianli's work in clarifying the truth in Hong Kong was to hold up a poster. His arms were easily tired at the beginning, but as soon as he thought about the suffering his fellow practitioners in China were experiencing, he realized how insignificant his fatigue was. Finally he managed to overcome his fatigue.
Tianli's older sister said that she found joy in hardship in the process of carrying materials, holding up posters, and distributing newspapers. Whenever there was hardship, she recalled Master's teaching from Zhuan Falun,
"It's hard to endure, but you can endure it. It's hard to do, but you can do it." ("The Ninth Talk" in the 2003 translation of Zhuan Falun)
"After letting go of my attachments, I truly won't be bothered or feel tired," she said.
During the truth-clarification trip to Hong Kong, the older sister was deeply impressed with how profoundly people in China misunderstood Falun Gong. Deceived by the CCP propaganda, these people thought that these three youngsters were doing this for a living in Hong Kong!
Knowing how the Chinese people are deceived by the CCP, Tianli and his sisters are hopeful that with their efforts, the Chinese people will, like other people around the world, be able to enjoy basic human rights, including the right to choose their belief system. For the Falun Gong practitioners in China who are still being persecuted, Tianli and his family will persistently clarify the truth to help more people to get to know the greatness of Falun Gong, see through the CCP's lies, and to help practitioners in China win back the basic right of free practice in a peaceful environment.