New Practitioner: Starting Cultivation and Becoming Diligent
(Clearwisdom.net) I am in my sixties and live in Guanzhong, Shaanxi Province. For more than ten years, I have been bothered by various illnesses, including insomnia, heart disease, and gastric intestinal disorders. For the past six years, I have had to take sleeping pills to sleep. I was skinny and had a bluish face. I went to temples and read Buddhist scriptures, but that did not help.
One day this summer (2009), I came across a friend I had not seen for years. She looked very energetic, and I asked her what happened. She told me, "Practicing Falun Dafa makes me healthy and energetic. For more than a decade, I have not needed to take medicine. It is very good. Why don't you give it a try? I promise it will work for you as well." I gladly said yes. She taught me to recite, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" and "Falun Dafa is good." Upon leaving, she gave me some truth-clarification booklets and cards to pass on to my friends.
Before the Mid-Autumn Festival, she helped me to obtain a copy of the book Zhuan Falun, and I began reading it attentively. After giving me a copy of The Great Consummation Way of Falun Dafa, she showed me how to do the five sets of exercises and how to send forth righteous thoughts. Upon leaving she said to me, "There are so many disasters now and the Master of Falun Dafa came here to save people. When your children come to visit you, please ask them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, to ensure a safe future for them."
Right before the Mid-Autumn Festival, many people came to visit me, including my two sons, two daughters-in-law, daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren. I explained the facts about Falun Gong and the persecution to them, and they agreed to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
During those days, I also took the opportunity to ask my brother, sister-in-law, niece, and nephew to quit the CCP. During a party celebrating a newborn, I also asked four people to quit the CCP, and they agreed.
I recently went to visit many relatives. After my truth-clarification, more than fifty of them agreed to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. I also happily told them to remember, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" and "Falun Dafa is good."
In the past two months after beginning to cultivate Falun Dafa, I have studied Zhuan Falun five times, and every day I have done the sitting meditation and sent forth righteous thoughts. In addition, I have clarified the truth to people, asked them to quit the CCP, and bought a DVD player to watch Master's exercise videos as well as the Shen Yun performances. As a result, both my mind and body have improved significantly. I am more energetic, and my face has turned rosy. I am able to eat well, and I no longer need sleeping pills. My children are all very happy with this. I know that all of these are benefits of my practicing Falun Dafa.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, Falun Dafa!