My Path of Cultivation
Witnessing the Mighty Power of Falun Dafa When Obtaining the Fa
On February 3, 1999, I had the good fortune to obtain the book Zhuan Falun from my niece. On the evening of February 24, 1999, I watched the videos of Master teaching the Fa till late at night and continued to watch them the following morning. As I watched, my lumbar vertebral disease disappeared. Excitedly, I said, "Oh, my goodness, I don't have any back pain now. It is really amazing!" My niece replied, "It is Master who cured your illness. This is a predestined relationship. You should begin to cultivate as soon as possible." On the same day, I quit smoking and drinking alcohol.
Witnessing Master's compassion and the mighty power of Dafa when I first obtained the Fa, I was extremely grateful at the second chance of life that Master has given me. Since then, I have recovered my ability to work. My family and neighbors all witnessed the mighty power of Dafa.
I live in a village in a remote mountain area. There is neither a fellow practitioner around me nor circumstances for group Fa-study or doing the exercises in a group. I have to practice alone at home. I have only a primary school education, so it's hard for me to study the Fa by myself. I'm eager to study the Fa and exchange experiences with fellow practitioners, but it is only when I go to a fellow practitioner's home to obtain Dafa materials that I have this chance.
Continuing to Cultivate Despite Great Pressure
The day after July 20, 1999, with 40 fellow practitioners, we peacefully appealed on behalf of Falun Gong to the city government. Many practitioners across the province went to peacefully appeal that day. We asked the government to release the practitioners that had been unlawfully arrested. However, we were still under martial law that day. There were many plainclothes police officers, and we could not go inside at all.
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Gong, the media broadcast slanderous news nonstop. Because I had just started studying the Fa and did not have a deep understanding, I wavered. Thankfully, our revered Master enlightened me when I was doing the exercises. I again experienced the mighty power of Dafa. This cleared the unstable factors that I had, strengthened my conviction, and improved my enlightenment.
While practicing the second exercise, I felt the Falun continuously rotating for half an hour. While doing the sitting meditation, I felt very hot in the right side of my back. It was the first time that I had experienced such a feeling since I started to do the exercises.
Under Master's Compassionate Care Every Moment
In the winter of 2000, I was riding my bicycle home in the evening. A truck far away was coming towards me. There was also a car parked at the corner. When I got to where the truck was about to pass the car, I suddenly saw another car parked there. Immediately I stopped, with one foot on the foot board of that car, so I wasn't knocked down. It was Master's Fashen who protected me because I cultivate Dafa.
In 2001, I had a serious case of diarrhea. My family bought some medicine and asked me to take it. I told them that I was fine and that it was because Master was helping me purify my body. The next morning, I was fine and went to work as usual. For the past several years, different physical symptoms have occurred, however, I've never paid any attention to them. I know that it is a good thing, because I'm repaying my karmic debt. If we can persist in studying more of the Fa, understand the Fa principles, upgrade our Xinxing and firmly believe Master and Dafa, we can overcome any tribulation.
Validating the Fa
On the evening of August 22, 2001, I rode to a village about two miles away to post flyers. It was already 3:00 a.m. when I returned home. The following morning, I returned to check if anyone had torn the flyers down. On September 7, 2001, I was reported and arrested in a printing store in my town. I explained the facts about Falun Gong to them. They told me to write a guarantee statement that promised to give up practicing cultivation, but I didn't cooperate with them at all, so they took me to a detention center.
In the detention center, I kept reciting Hong Yinand Lunyu and talked about Falun Gong to the personnel at the detention center. Every chance I got, I would talk to the police there, telling them the truth behind the persecution. Even when I was brought to trial, I seized this opportunity to explain the truth to people.
More than two thousand people live in my village. They work for different companies, and there are many civilian workers. Most of the civilian workers have received truth-clarifying materials and have understood the facts. I've gone to most of the houses in my village to tell people the facts face to face.
The old forces have never stopped interfering with me over the past several years. However, every time they come, I clarify the truth to them.
In 2008, three officials from the police station came to my home, including the chief of the station. As soon as he came in, he found Master's new articles and a piece of paper on my bed. On that paper was written the lyrics: "If you cannot see celestial beings in heaven, then do see the spectacle on the ground? Come to visit Pingtang County, 'Heaven will soon eliminate the CCP' is just in front of your eyes." He stared at it for a while and didn't say anything.
In May, the chief of the police station again escorted some police officers to my home to ransack it. They finally found several notebooks that which contained Master's new articles and several Minghui articles. Before leaving, they ordered me to sign some papers, but I refused. That chief said to let it pass if I didn't sign anything.
Looking back at my rough path of cultivation over the past ten years, it is our revered Master who has taken meticulous care of me so that I have been able to gradually mature and make it to this day.