(Clearwisdom.net) I am a veteran practitioner. I'd like to share with fellow practitioners some of my cultivation experiences.
1. Clarify the Truth and Save Sentient Beings
After I was released from the forced labor camp in 2004, I didn't know what to do or how to make a living. I soon realized that I should go to my hometown to tell people the facts about Falun Gong and the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong. I had opened a clinic in my hometown before I was arrested in 2000. People there couldn't understand why such a good person was arrested and put into jail. They were wondering what Falun Gong was. So I had a thought to clarify the truth to people there. I went back to open a clinic again.
Because my thoughts were of saving sentient beings, everything went smoothly. Many patients came to me. There were over 10 clinics in my village. But many people came to my clinic for IVs. Every day several people came and sometimes there were more than 10. Because patients had to sit for more than an hour to complete the IV, I usually told them the facts about Falun Gong. I had a satellite receiver and could receive NTDTV programming. So I let them watch it while I clarified the truth to them. Normally I could achieve good results and people agreed to withdraw from the CCP.
Patients with late stage cancer suffered a lot both physically and mentally. After they heard the truth and quit the CCP, they often experienced miracles. Some patients didn't suffer as much and passed away peacefully. Some patients' health was greatly improved. Even those who couldn't eat or drink could again do so. Those seriously ill patients didn't go to other doctors but came to me for IVs and injections. This is Master's compassion. Seeing how the secular world is unpredictable, I cherish my good fortune. As a Dafa practitioner in the Fa-rectification period, I must cultivate diligently and do the three things better. I must hurry to save more sentient beings and follow Master to my original home.
2. At First Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials with Fear, Now with Ease
My hometown has a population of over 100,000 and covers dozens of villages. However, there are only four Falun Dafa practitioners. Two are elderly ladies. One is nearly 80 and the other is in her 70s. I am the relatively young one at over 50. The fourth one is a male practitioner and has the heart to clarify the truth to as many people as possible. The two of us decided to distribute materials including the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, Falun Gong pamphlets and Shen Yun DVDs in various villages. The first time we went out to clarify the truth, we brought with us only nine copies of the Nine Commentaries. We were very nervous. Gradually we brought more copies, from 20 to several dozen. Now we can distribute 100 copies each week. We distribute materials at night, with one person driving a motorcycle and the other distributing materials. We send righteous thoughts and asked Master to help us before we head off to villages. We didn't have any fear when distributing materials. It was just like going for a walk. Actually we were very happy in our hearts when thinking of sentient beings being saved. I know Master was strengthening us. With Master's protection, we have done things smoothly for several years. Wherever we go, we send righteous thoughts to disintegrate evil beings and factors that prevent sentient beings from being saved.
3. Clarify the Truth to Family Members Leads to Their Strong Support
When I was released from the forced labor camp and came home several years ago, my family was delighted. In those years, my children lived a hard life and bore all sorts of pressures and hardships. I am a single mother. They were hoping I would get released earlier and give them a warm and stable family. They were afraid I would be persecuted again if I continued cultivation and would bring them further hardships. My son cried when he saw me practicing Falun Gong again. My elderly father also scolded me and was very angry when he learned that I was still telling people the facts about Falun Gong and asked them to withdraw from the CCP. Practitioners and I then told him about the goodness of Dafa and the evilness of the CCP, the situation of Dafa spreading to the world and the principle of good being rewarded with good and evil meeting with retribution. We had him read Falun Gong materials and watch the NTDTV programs. Gradually my father and my children had righteous thoughts and no longer opposed me. Now when I am telling their classmates and friends the facts about Falun Gong and persuade them to quit the CCP, they also help me. Sometimes they help me to distribute materials. When I went out to distribute pamphlets, my son said to me, "Mom, please don't stay out too long."
4. Cultivating Away a Heart of Hatred and Master Helping Me to Settle Karmic Relationships with Benevolent Solutions
I got divorced before I started to practice Falun Gong. I hadn't had any contact with my ex-husband for more than 10 years. I brought up my children all by myself.
My ex-husband didn't offer to raise our children or share responsibility before I was persecuted by the CCP. After I was persecuted, my elderly father asked him to pay the living expenses for my eldest daughter. He agreed with reluctance. I had a heart of hatred towards him. Three years ago he suddenly came to visit me with his two sons. I was rather surprised, but immediately realized that this was not coincidental. It must be that Master arranged predestined people to come to listen to the facts. So I welcomed them without any complaints or grudges as a genuine cultivator would do. I told them the facts about Falun Gong and persuaded them to withdraw from the CCP. I also asked my ex-husband to tell the facts to his wife and let her withdraw from the CCP. He was very touched by my sincerity and kindness. He apologized to me and my children and was very remorseful and wanted to make up for it. Last year, my son broke his leg and my ex-husband came to take care of him. Thus I had the time to continue doing the three things. Once practitioners and I wanted to distribute materials in a remote area. I asked him to drive us there and he was very happy and asked us to give him more opportunities to do good things. This is the benevolence a being demonstrates when he knows the truth.
The above are some of my limited understandings. Please kindly point out anything that does not conform to the Fa. I will be more strict with myself and do my best to save more sentient beings in the last stage of the Fa-rectification period.