Validating the Fa and Looking Inward
A Small Example of Validating the Fa
On one occasion at work, when I entered my office, a colleague came up to me and asked, "Xiao Ying, why is your complexion so good? Where did you go for your facial?" I told her that my skin looked good because I practiced Falun Gong. I believed her predestined relationship with Dafa had emerged, and on the same day she asked me to teach her the Falun Gong exercises. She learned all five exercises and started practicing with me every day.
She once told me that she felt as if she had lost something if she did not do the exercises for even one day. Since then she has passed through several rounds of eliminating sickness karma.
Today she told me that her husband, a high school teacher, said that he had not realized that Falun Gong was so good. Now he reminds her every day to do the exercises, and he has also asked her to teach him.
Quite a few other colleagues have asked me to teach them the Falun Gong exercises.
Never Forget to Look Inward
Last summer, I had symptoms of an abnormal parathyroid gland, and my cheeks swelled to the size of steamed buns. I stayed home and sent forth righteous thoughts the whole day, but the symptoms still would not go away, and I was in severe pain. I knew that I had omissions that were being taken advantage of by the old forces. I needed look within.
In the beginning, I could not find anything but I persevered, having full confidence that I would find it eventually. With Teacher's benevolent help and hints, I finally realized that for sometime, my mind had been drifting as I sent forth righteous thoughts. I could not fully absorb the teachings as I read Zhuan Falun, and I had slacked off in doing the morning exercises. When I encountered interference while sending forth righteous thoughts, I would become anxious and quick- tempered, and the power of righteous thoughts could not manifest at all, so I tried to adjust myself and keep calm and tranquil while sending righteous thoughts. Suddenly, surges of heat went through my body, one after another. Over the next two days the swelling went down little by little. On the third day, I was almost back to normal.
I witnessed the power of looking inside. We practitioners should definitely look inside when we encounter problems and interference. Also, we should not give up even if we cannot find any loopholes or shortcomings at first. Teacher looks at our hearts. So as long as we follow the Fa and meet the requirements, we will find our shortcomings for sure.
Encouraged by Teacher, Disciples Should Be Even More Diligent
Recently, I have been following Teacher's requirement to do the three things. I have been diligent in saving sentient beings and going out everyday to clarify the truth. My alarm clock had not worked for a long time. On February 20, 2008, my alarm clock suddenly started working again, waking me up on time and urging me to do the exercises.
I know clearly in my heart that this was a form of encouragement from Teacher. Thank you, Teacher.