Finish the Last Leg of the Journey with Firm Belief in Dafa
Greetings, Master and fellow practitioners!
For the Sixth Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China, I am determined to share my cultivation experiences. Through sharing, I will do better in the areas that I should.
I obtained the Fa in the autumn of 1997. In my family, it was not a difficult process to transform because there are five adult Dafa practitioners and two adolescent practitioners in my extended family of three families. We are one cultivation body. Each of us have different cultivation paths. Master picked us out of hell, purified our bodies, and every one of us has experienced the wonders of Dafa. Through studying the Fa and doing the exercises, we have experienced many miracles and have verified Dafa's greatness in our body purification process and elimination of sickness karma.
Cultivation has enabled us to use selfless compassion to motivate our family members. My family lives together peacefully, which also demonstrates to other family members the beauty of Dafa. My family has always supported Dafa and guarded the Fa.
After the persecution started, I posted truth clarification fliers along the major streets (I did not think about doing it along the smaller roads or hallways of the building complexes). One time after dinner, my husband and son (who are not cultivating), and I went out to post fliers. When we approached the wall of the Farmers' Bank, my husband said, "Post!" I immediately climbed the steps to post a flier. Just then, two young men came over from the other side of the street. When they saw my husband and my son standing by the street with their hands on their hips, the two men tucked themselves down a side road and did not dare to come out until I had finished putting up the post and my husband said, "Let's go." We crossed the street and looked back. The two men then stuck out their heads and ran away. Master said:
"All of you are already aware of the principle of mutual-generation and mutual-inhibition. If you are not afraid, the factor that would make you afraid will cease to exist. This is not to be self-imposed, but is achieved by truly and calmly letting go of it." ("Eliminating Your Last Attachment(s)," Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I knew Master had encouraged me. Just like that, I went from not knowing how to clarify the truth to learning from the Clearwisdom site and using the truth clarification methods fellow practitioners have shared. I put my heart into everything I have done, and I have been successful.
Because my extended family has suffered numerous times from persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), when the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, I felt that the book talked directly about many truths buried deep in my heart that I did not know how to express. The Nine Commentaries clearly revealed the CCP's evil nature and gave us insight into the real nature of the CCP. It confirmed my determination to follow Master on the Fa rectification path. Afterwards, I started to persuade others to quit the CCP organizations. My family members and I first tried persuading our relatives to quit the CCP organizations. Then, we persuaded our relatives living in the countryside.
In the countryside, all of my relatives quit the CCP organizations as a result of our efforts, and they encouraged others to quit the CCP organizations. We then revealed the power of Dafa to our neighbors, friends, and colleagues, which saved more people.
Since I retired, I have had more time. With Master's attentiveness and with my family's support, a "little flower" ( truth-clarification materials center) has blossomed. Because our extended family is one cultivation body, when we began, we discovered many selfish motives and we did not distribute our materials properly. Because our skills were not refined, we experienced many xinxing tests. At the same time, we also witnessed miracles. Along the way, we have had hardships and gains.
Although I have not had obvious obstacles in my cultivation, I have walked a very narrow path. In the process, I experienced the importance of firmly believing in Dafa. All of the tribulations that I encountered seemed to be specific roadblocks designed to improve my level. They have also been the force motivating me to follow Master to my true home. I think to myself, "As long as I can pass through the roadblocks, I will make progress." On my cultivation road, I have continuously reminded myself of this thought and I have not dared to allow myself any slack. I realize that the smooth cultivation road was arranged for me to negate the old forces, and this has allowed me to walk the road arranged by Master.
Master said: "That is why it's said that always cultivating as if you were just starting will surely result in achieving your ultimate rank." ("Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference") In return I declare: "Master, you can count on me. I will work hard in the last stage of cultivation." I am a Dafa disciple determined to follow Master's teachings until I reach consummation and until I return home with Master.
Original article date: 11/1/2009