My Cultivation Path
(Clearwisdom.net) I obtained the Fa in July 1997. I would like to share my cultivation experiences with my fellow practitioners.
1. Cultivating Righteously Depends on Studying the Fa Well
Right from the moment I obtained the Fa, every time I studied the Fa I did it carefully and sincerely. Studying the Fa is the top priority in my daily life. No matter what the situation is, I manage to take time to study the Fa. In September 1998, I had to quit my job because of the CCP's policies. To make a living, I set up a vending booth to sell things. When there are no customers, I study the Fa. The more I study, the more tranquil I feel. I am not bothered by anything in my surroundings, and I feel like I am in a beautiful place without anyone else around. There is only my consciousness studying the Fa. Words cannot fully describe the feeling. Teacher said in Zhuan Falun: "You must study the high-level Fa thoroughly and know how to practice cultivation."
2. Be Firm in Cultivation
When the CCP began persecuting Falun Gong in July 1999, many practitioners were arrested and their homes were ransacked. I felt agonized. The Fa is of mighty virtue, a genuine way of cultivation. How could I hand in the books to those persecutors? It would the same as betraying the Buddha. I made up my mind that I would not let anyone take the books away from me. With such a righteous thought, I have kept my books safe from harm, and no one has ever bothered me.
One day two practitioners came to visit me. The persecution environment made my husband very nervous. He worried that the visit would cause trouble for me and our family. After the practitioners left, he purposely found trouble with me and cursed at me. He tried to grab the book, and he kicked and beat me. He even grabbed my hair and smashed my head against the wall to force me to give up cultivation. While he treated me like this, I did not say a word. Later, I told him, "This is the path I have decided on, I won't be afraid. If I were afraid, I would have not chosen it."
In self-cultivation there was one thing that deeply touched my xinxing. One day two rice wholesalers (I bought rice from them before) convinced me to buy their rice. After I finally bought it, I found that the rice was 30 lb. less than I had paid for. I was very upset. My anger at being cheated made me shake. I went to tell my husband who happened to be nearby on the street. Unexpectedly, he became enraged, he cursed at me and beat me on the street in public. I was totally shocked and did not know what to say, all kinds of bad thoughts exploded in my head, I even thought about taking revenge. When I was back home, I cried hard and for a long time. Then I suddenly realized that it was not appropriate to keep crying. I wiped away my tears and started to study the Fa. As I read more pages of the Fa, I gradually saw my various attachments in the incident: hatred, jealousy, showing off, fighting, fear, etc.
3. Saving Sentient Beings is Dafa Disciples' Mission
When I first went out to distribute truth-clarification materials, I was very nervous, I could even hear my heart beating, and I tried to avoid meeting anyone. Back home, I was also nervous because I did not want my family to know what I had been doing. After studying the Fa deeply, I understood that the mission of Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples is to wake up people and their consciences, and to save them from the CCP's poisonous propaganda with a pure, righteous, compassionate, and sincere heart. Let the people know that Dafa practitioners are good people who are trustworthy.
One day, in a rural area, I saw an 80-year-old elderly person limping alongside the road; his eyes were blank. When he noticed me, he gazed at me with begging in his eyes. I walked up to him and told him about the goodness of Falun Dafa and about the CCP's persecution. I told him to sincerely recite "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." Later, every time I ran into him I would remind him about the words. The elderly man's appearance changed and he started to look better. One day he said to me, "Thank you." I said, "Please thank our Teacher!" He said, "Please tell Teacher that I miss Teacher."
A practitioner tried to clarify the truth about Falun Gong to a coworker. But the coworker was very afraid, and did not want the practitioner to talk about it. She refused to read the truth clarification flyer given to her. When I met her, I talked with her little by little and day by day using different angles. One day she said to me, "You said you were not very educated, but how is it that you know so much? You sound like someone who graduated from college." Some time later, she pledged to quit the Communist party and its affiliated organizations. Now she often asks me for truth clarification materials to read.