Walking Steadily on the Dafa Cultivation Path
(Clearwisdom.net) I have practiced Falun Gong since March 1997. In July of that year I was involved in a car accident while traveling with three other people. The car tumbled into a ditch. Among the four people in the car I was the most seriously injured. I had a big bump just above my right eye and could not see well. When I checked into a local traditional medicine clinic, the doctor indicated I had a hyperemia which could not be treated at that moment. He suggested I have an antibiotic injection and observe my symptoms for a while. However, I believed that Master was protecting me and that I should not have any problem. At home I continued to experience pain. My family asked me to take medication to stop the pain, so I did. The pain escalated unexpectedly after I took the medicine. I realized that Master was there to care for me. Three days later my vision was back to normal, even though there was still a small bump over my eye. After twenty more days I was fully recovered. My neighbors also witnessed the power of Dafa from my speedy recovery from the car accident, and many of them came to my house and learned the Falun Gong exercises from me.
In 2002, I went to Beijing with my granddaughter to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. I sat in the lotus position on Tiananman Square and sent righteous thoughts. When I returned home, I soon became involved in distributing Dafa materials to people who did not understand Falun Gong, as well as information about the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong. I cooperated with practitioners outside of town for materials distribution and did not encounter any problems.
A practitioner in his sixties and I once planned to deliver Dafa materials to an area in the countryside. He had just bought a motorcycle and asked if I could ride with him. I said, "Sure." He insisted, "I have never ridden a motorcycle before and bought it because we could use it to save more people, but I am still a stranger to this motorcycle. Are you sure that you want to ride with me?" "Yes," I replied firmly. "We are here to save people and should not have any problem." Along the way we stopped at each village and distributed Dafa materials door to door.
Master said, "For a cultivator, looking within is a magical tool." ("Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference")
I conduct myself properly - doing things according to Dafa. I own a small booth at a market where I sell daily living necessities. My customers all come with different personalities, and make various comments. I always stay calm, and treat every customer with compassion, no matter whether they buy things from my booth or they don't.
In the winter of 2001, in order to rescue a Dafa practitioner detained at the Nangang Police Department in Harbin City, four of us went to the police department. We greeted the police chief, but I was nervous. We told him that we had a relative detained here, and that he had done nothing wrong, but rather does only good things, and he, like other Dafa practitioners, was mistreated simply because he strongly believed in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
The police officer replied, "I sympathize with people who practice Falun Gong, but there is nothing I can do to help. Do you know that I changed my cell phone number three times this month, and my home phone is ringing all the time? Some of the calls came from overseas, to explain the facts to me. Some calls came from my friends. They told me not to be involved in this persecution. I have appealed several times to withdraw myself from this case, but no one wanted to take over. I know that Falun Gong is good, and you are good people."
I was grateful to hear that and felt that Master's great compassion had awakened this individual. "Don't worry," he continued, "I will bring him over to my office and you can chat with him. In the meantime, I will seek an opportunity to release him."
Two of us went to the Harbin Women's Prison in the fall of 2007 to rescue a detained practitioner. We went in about 10:00 a.m. and met with the practitioner. The guard leader told us to take our time. He arranged this visitation privately. Judging from the conversation, we noticed that the practitioners in the prison frequent explained the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution to the guard leader, so she knew that Falun Dafa was good. We chatted until 3:00 p.m. We updated our fellow practitioner about the Fa- rectification process and helped her strengthen her righteous thoughts. She was later released seven months earlier than her sentence and was soon once again involved in the Fa-rectification process.
I am a mother with many children and lots of chores. I used to have poor health before practicing Falun Gong. Once I began the practice, my illnesses all disappeared. I could walk fast and went up stairs without any problem. Dafa has changed me completely. Witnessing those changes, my family now recognizes Falun Gong and practices Falun Gong with me, including my youngest daughter-in-law and her mother who joined us in 2008 to practice Falun Gong.
In spite of the difficult Fa-rectification process, I have walked my cultivation path steadily for twelve years. Sometimes I cultivate diligently, sometimes not. However, I firmly believe in Master and Dafa all the time. I should cultivate diligently and save more people during this last phase of the Fa-rectification process, to complete my mission and go home with Master.