Growing Up in a Falun Dafa Environment
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a young Falun Dafa practitioner. Although I am only fifteen years old, I started to learn the Fa very early. I have practiced Falun Dafa for thirteen years, so I should be considered a veteran practitioner. With the encouragement of fellow practitioners, I would like to share my experiences to report to Master and discuss with other practitioners.
I was born in 1994 and at the time my grandmother took care of me. She was in poor health, and had over twenty different illness. In 1995, she started practicing Falun Dafa and was quickly free of any health issues. Since my grandmother practiced Dafa, I started to get in touch with it, too. My grandmother often memorized and recited Hong Yin while she was watching me, and so from a very early age I also memorized it.
When I was three years old, my mother started practicing Falun Dafa. She started teaching me to read Zhuan Falun. In the beginning, she read one sentence, and then I repeated after her. It was very hard at the outset. We started very slowly, one sentence after another. Gradually I finished one paragraph, two paragraphs, one page, and then one lecture. By the time I was six years old, I could read Zhuan Falun by myself.
When I was young, I liked to copy adults. Whatever they'd do, I would imitate. My mother started to copy out Dafa books by hand, and I was determined to do the same. In addition to group study, I also studied the Fa on my own. So far I have hand copied Hong Yin multiple times. Since the persecution began on July 20, 1999, copies of Hong Yin have been very hard to come by. I hand copy Hong Yin for other practitioners. I also help my parents to hand copy Master's other new articles. My parents proofread them first and then pass them on to others. So far I have hand copied Zhuan Falun three times and finished all of Master's new articles, too. Dafa is deeply rooted in my heart. I still remember that we six young practitioners recited Master's articles from memory at the small-scale experience sharing conference at my mother's company in 1998. It feels so great, so joyful to assimilate into the Dafa environment.
I am always healthy. Since I began practicing with my grandmother, I have never needed to take any medication or injections. Sometimes I have sickness karma which manifests as a fever, but I am not afraid. I just recite Hong Yin with my grandmother, and by the next morning everything is fine. Sometimes I look inward with the help of adults. Once I find the attachment, I am fine again. One time I had the symptoms of psoriasis, and it was very itchy. Others saw it and asked my mother to put some medication on it. My mother bought some medication and put it on my skin. After two days it got worse, and in the end she gave up. It later healed by itself, and the new skin is very fine and soft.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has brutally persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners since July 20, 1999. I am not afraid. I often help my father to distribute Falun Dafa fliers and put up posters. I helped my parents to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa and save sentient beings.
In sixth grade, every Monday we had to attend the CCP flag-raising. I did not raise my hand to greet the flag. Instead I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil beings behind it. Later, I no longer went to the flag-raising events. I was chosen by the teachers to organize the books in the library on Mondays instead, and thus I didn't have to attend the event. In the eighth grade, my teacher asked me several times to join the the Communist Youth League and said I would not be considered for the Excellent Student Award otherwise. But I still did not join, and I received Excellent Student Award for both semesters in the eighth grade. The secretary of the Communist Youth League in our class wrote and submitted the application to join Communist Youth League for me. At that moment I did not refuse it and did not clarify the truth to her. After arriving home, I looked inwards and found my attachment of fear. I immediately submitted my declaration to withdraw from the Communist Youth League.
I have many shortcomings. For example, I have zealotry and like to hear compliments, and I am attached to comfort and cannot treat myself as a practitioner at every moment. But I am confident that I will work hard to eliminate those attachments in the cultivation environment and become a true young Falun Dafa practitioner.
Finally, I want to thank Master for his compassionate salvation.
May 7, 2009