Teacher Is by Our Side Every Minute
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a little Dafa practitioner from China. I am 12 years old. My grandparents were long-time Dafa practitioners who learned Falun Dafa in 1996. My mother started cultivating in 1998. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, my grandparents discontinued their cultivation because they were afraid, and they handed in their books [to Chinese Communist Party officials], but my mother was persistent and kept her book.
I happily obtained the Fa in 2004. At that time, I rarely studied the Fa, and I didn't know about cultivating my xinxing. I only started working hard on my cultivation last summer. I now awaken every day at 4:00 a.m. to do the exercises, study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts, and memorize one article from Master's Hong Yin. On the second day after I finished memorizing from Hong Yin, Master started helping me clean up my body. I couldn't eat and felt weak. I was out of breath climbing stairs, and I coughed very often and a lot of phlegm came out. I had no fear, because I knew Master was helping me eliminate tribulations. I went on listening to Master's Fa lectures. My mother and fellow practitioners also told me that I needed to check my xinxing level and find where I had problems. I found I had a strong competitive mentality and zealotry, was sensitive about my reputation, and didn't like others to make comments about me. I found these attachments, stood before Master's picture and said that I was wrong, and said that I wanted to cultivate and eliminate these attachments. In two days, I recovered, and I looked healthier than before.
This spring, my mother and I posted truth clarification fliers in residential areas and at construction sites every night. We also explained the true situation about Falun Gong to others. One time, my mother went to buy a watermelon. The vendor was from the same town as my mother. There were too many people buying watermelons at the time, so she didn't have an opportunity to explain the truth to the vendor, but that evening my mother rode her bicycle back to his stall to talk to him. I was sending forth righteous thoughts. In a short while, he quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organizations. My mother also gave him two informational booklets to keep. When we were about to leave, his wife came by and saw the two booklets. She said bad things and threw them into the gutter at her feet. We did not get agitated. We sent forth righteous thoughts on the spot for a moment, then my mother started clarifying the truth to the woman, and I continued sending forth righteous thoughts at the side. After a while, the woman picked the booklets out of the gutter. She said she was illiterate and didn't understand. She asked my mother to read them to her. She said in low voice that her aunt had been arrested for practicing Falun Gong, and she had thrown the booklets away because she was scared. My mother told her the true facts and suggested she recite the phrase, "Falun Dafa is good."
Another time, my mother and I went on a rafting trip. At one place, there was no beach to pull in the raft. We had already spent two hours on the raft, and I needed to urinate. Since there was no place to pull the raft ashore, I had to go into shallow water to urinate. There was a clump of some kind of grass with strong, thick stems in one spot. My mother and others held onto the grass so that the raft would not be carried away by the current. When I had finished and was about to get back on the raft, the grass came up by the roots, and the raft started drifting away. My mother called me from the end of raft, telling me to hurry up and get back on. Just as I started to run, I tripped and fell into the water. I did not know how to swim. I suddenly felt a strong force pushing me up toward the surface. All of a sudden, I just felt I could swim. I moved my arms and kicked my legs and quickly caught up with the raft.
Through these events, I know that Master is at our sides at every moment to protect us. We shouldn't waste his efforts to save us. We should succeed in our cultivation and return home with Master. I still need to eliminate many attachments, spend more time studying the Fa, doing the exercises, and sending forth righteous thoughts. I will hold myself to a cultivator's standards.