Righteous Faith Results in Extraordinary Experiences
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa has transformed me, and I am on the path to higher levels. My gray hair has turned black again and I have boundless energy for clarifying the truth and producing truth-clarification materials. I need only one hour in the evening to distribute the materials throughout my entire area of responsibility.
I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1999; it changed my life, and Teacher saved me. I used to have persistent headaches which left me unable to eat or sleep. There was no cure available and I was extremely miserable. After only several days of Falun Dafa practice, my headaches disappeared and I felt quite energetic.
Three months later, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began its persecution of Falun Dafa. Under tremendous pressure, I managed to follow Teacher's directions: "When great is the ordeal, keep steadfast" ( "Steadfast" in Hong Yin II). I was filled with righteous faith in Teacher, and I know that no matter where I am and how widespread the outside interference becomes, Teacher is always protecting, guiding and encouraging us. I studied the Fa and practiced the exercises diligently, and with firm belief, I validate Falun Dafa. Over the past few years, I have experienced many incidents that cannot be explained with conventional reasoning.
When I went to Tiananmen Square in Beijing, and unfurled a banner and shouted, "Falun Dafa is good," I was arrested and detained. While at the detention center, I meditated and later, with Teacher's protection, my release occurred smoothly.
One day while distributing truth-clarification materials in an apartment building, I encountered a lady with a dog. I remained calm, and when the woman saw me distributing materials, she left immediately with the dog. I understood that Teacher was protecting me so that I could perform the three things smoothly.
One day during the spring season, dozens of police officers were performing drills in front of the CCP's city headquarters. They were instructed to sit down, then stand up and salute the national flag. Several people were observing this practice, and as I walked by them on my way home from work, I silently recited the Fa-rectification formulas, and simultaneously sent forth righteous thoughts. At that moment, the police did not follow their leader's commands. Their drill became chaotic, and the onlookers were amazed at this strange behavior. I realized that Teacher had shown me the power of righteous thoughts through his guidance and encouragement. If one practitioner sending forth righteous thoughts can influence a dozen people, I cannot imagine how powerful it is when all the practitioners around the world are sending forth righteous thoughts.
When I was in the detention center, many inmates were being forced to recite the prison rules. Instead, I recited Lunyu and poems from "Hong Yin". While I was reciting them, the other people seemed to hear a command and stopped reciting the prison rules. This demonstrated the power of the Fa. One righteous thought can overcome a hundred improper ones. This experience strengthened my righteous faith in Dafa. I am determined to follow Teacher's requirements in all of my thoughts, and advance diligently on the path of Fa-rectification.
Following teacher's requirements, we established a study group in order to improve together. One day I mentioned to the others that my aluminum pot was leaking and that I could not use it. Then fellow practitioners helped me to look inward to see if I had any loopholes in my cultivation. I identified my shortcoming; there was a new practitioner who was quite inquisitive, and I became impatient and criticized her. When I realized this, I apologized to the practitioner. When I returned home, the pot did not leak, and to this day, I continue to use it.
Throughout my cultivation, I will diligently maintain my faith in Teacher and the Fa. I will not waver in my efforts to overcome ordeals, and will validate the Fa and return home with Teacher.