A Young Practitioner's Story
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings, Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I am a sixteen-year-old practitioner in Mainland China. The Seventh Annual Internet Experience Sharing Conference has come, and I would like to take this opportunity to share my cultivation experience with Master and fellow practitioners.
1. Obtaining the Fa and Eliminating Illness Karma with Righteous Thoughts
My mom told me that she and my dad started practicing Falun Gong when I was two years old. Then most of my relatives obtained the Fa. Growing up in such a good environment, I also became a Dafa practitioner.
One day, I had a high fever and coughed terribly. My mom did not have a determined heart at that time and tried to get me to take pills. I cried and refused to take them. My mom said, "Dafa practitioners do not need to take pills. Are you a Dafa practitioner?" I shouted, "Absolutely!" However, my mom wanted to test me and forced me to take the pills. She said, "If you recover from it after taking pills, you are not a Dafa practitioner. Otherwise, you are. Then Master will take care of you." After taking the pills several times, I did not get better. Instead, when I stopped taking medicine, I totally recovered.
When I was five years old, I got a urinary tract infection and experienced a lot of pain. When my uncle heard about this, he took me to have an injection. I cried and refused to allow it. My uncle took the nurse back to my home. But I ran away. Forty days later, I finally recovered from it. Master must have helped me eliminate a lot of karma.
From that point on, I rarely experienced any sickness karma. If I did it was only on weekends or at nights. So I had no problems going to school. What's more amazing was that I never took any injections that my school required all students to have, from kindergarten to present. Once, when it was my turn to have an injection, the teacher said, "You don't have to have it. You are very healthy." When I was in the second grade and everyone was asked to have an injection, my teacher said, "You don't need to have it or pay for it." I knew that Master was helping me.
2. Studying the Fa, Doing the Exercises, and Cultivating Xinxing
When I was small, I really loved listening to my parents read the Fa. I also wanted to recite Lunyu as my parents did. My mom taught me it word by word, and I was able to recite it. After Hong Yin Vol. II was published, I learned to recite all the poems in it. Then I also learned to recite all the poems in Hong Yin. Every time Master published a new article, my parents and I competed with each other to recite it. I always won. I thank my parents for putting so much effort into my Fa-study.
When I was in kindergarten, I learned how to do the five sets of exercises. I always followed along with my parents and did the exercises whenever they were doing them. I was never too lazy to do it.
One night last winter, I was heading home on my bike when a motorcycle crashed into me. My hands hurt terribly. I said to myself, "I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. I am all right." I got up and found myself totally fine. The man was so afraid that he said, "Let's go to the hospital." I said, "Nothing serious. Go ahead!" Then he quickly left. I regretted that I did not tell him that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner. Maybe it was a great opportunity for me to offer him salvation and help him quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. But I missed the opportunity.
3. Facing the Persecution and Being Diligent in My Cultivation
After the persecution, my parents were illegally detained four times and they both lost their jobs. My parents were insulted by my relatives. Out of fear, many relatives even cut off their relations with us. No one dared to take care of me except a relative who was also a practitioner.
One year, the police were trying to find my parents and were looking everywhere. They followed me even when I visited my classmate. I missed my parents so much that I wished that they suddenly appeared in front of me.
My relatives had huge mental pressures over this issue. I lay off studying the Fa and doing the exercises. Then my mom and I became homeless to avoid further persecution. There was a truth-clarification materials production center in the apartment we rented. Three other practitioners were living there, and one of them was a five-year-old young practitioner. There were two printers and my dad was in charge of printing materials. The little boy and I put all the materials in order. Then my mom and the lady stapled them together.
In order to survive, my mom and the auntie rode a tricycle and took customers everywhere. One of them acted as the rider, and the other one talked with people about the facts of Dafa. Sometimes, when my mom was cooking, I took some materials and distributed them in every building with the little boy. No one would pay attention to kids.
Half-a-year later, an auntie took me to her city to go to school. The auntie had a boy and she had been persecuted several times. She also lost her job. After we finished our homework, we studied the Fa, did the exercises, and sent forth righteous thoughts together. Several months later, due to safety, my parents moved the production site to our city, so they could take care of me.
When I was on vacation, my parents took me home. Several police agents broke into my home. My parents hid somewhere. I said to a puppy, "Listen to me. We should wait for my parents." From this the police thought that my parents had already left. Actually my parents were at home. They had gone to our neighbors. Then they came back. However, my father did not remain calm and was found at home. So my parents were handcuffed and taken into the police car.
My parents were brutally tortured. My father was slapped, kicked, handcuffed, had water poured over him, and was shocked with an electric baton for a long time. After a dozen hours, my father was covered with bruises. My mother was kicked and beaten so terribly that she lost consciousness. A month later, under Master's protection, my parents returned home. My father's wounds had not healed.
4. Validate the Fa by Using Supernormal Abilities
Several years ago, one day in autumn, my parents and I went out to post truth-clarification signs. Four policemen found us and took us to the police station. We three slept on a small bed, and four guards were watching us.
When they were going to sleep, one guard put a bed right next to the door and slept on it. I thought of Master's article "What Are Supernormal Abilities". I sent forth righteous thoughts to freeze them. I said to my parents, "They are already frozen. Let's go home." My father did not dare to open the door.
Then my dad silently went towards a guard and took the cell phone in his pocket. He made two calls to my relatives and told them what happened. My mom called a fellow practitioner and asked her to move all the Dafa books and a big box in our home to a safe place. My father cleaned the call history and put the cell phone back in his pocket. The four guards did not move at all.
The next day, when they went to ransack our home, they did not find any evidence. However, my parents were still detained for a month.
When I was in first grade, the school teacher asked everyone in the class to join the Young Pioneers League. I kept sending forth righteous thoughts during the flag hoisting and other ceremonies. Then the string was broken into two pieces and there was no way for the flag to be hoisted. The national song was not played well either. When the president was talking, the wind blew the banner away.
One day, when we were sending forth righteous thoughts, my mom said, "Let's eliminate all the evil who tried to persecute Dafa practitioners in the police station." As soon as she erected her palm, I saw a purple ball of light and energy from my mom, a green one from my dad and a red one from me went together, formed a bigger ball of light and energy and went out. I had no idea where the police station was. After we sent forth righteous thoughts, my dad told me that the ball of light and energy went exactly where the police station was.
5. I Kept Righteous Thoughts in Mind and Refused to Pay the League Membership Fee
When I was in the fourth grade, the teacher pressed everyone to pay the league membership fee. I told my teacher, "I am not a member of the Young Pioneers League. I have already quit." My teacher asked me, "Where did you do that?" I said, "On the internet. So did my parents." The teacher was really nice. When my parents were illegally detained and there was no one to take me home, she always took me back on her way home. Then her family all quit the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations.
When I was in the fifth grade, I transferred to another school, which was one of the best schools in my city. Every student was required to wear the red scarf of the League. Teachers were everywhere on campus to check whether you were wearing it or not. I said to myself, "I am a Dafa practitioner. I am definitely not going to wear it." Every day, I sent forth righteous thoughts when I went to school. No one discovered that I was not wearing the scarf.
When I was in the sixth grade, I was asked to pay the League membership fee again. I went to my teacher's office and said to her in front of other teachers, "I am not a member of it. All of my family has been persecuted by the evil organization. None of us would like to join it." I used to be introverted. But at that time, my words were very clear and my voice was loud. I couldn't even believe myself. All the teachers were listening to me. My teacher said, "All right. You don't have to pay it."
In the past ten years, I followed my parents and fellow practitioners to distribute truth-clarification materials. I was not very good at telling people about the facts of Dafa face to face. I have only persuaded some of my best female friends to quit the CCP's affiliated organizations. I looked inward and found that I still had the attachment of fear. I also carried a different attitude towards others. I was afraid that if I told my classmates about quitting the CCP's affiliated organizations, they may refuse to quit and then talk about me. I know that I have yet to catch up to Teacher's requirements.
I am in high school now. Although my classes are really tough, I must know my top priority. I am a student, and I need to study well. However, I should let things occur naturally. Some young practitioners used to be very diligent in cultivation. But now they even do not study the Fa. Some of them have developed some bad habits. I think that has something to do with their parents. I am lucky to have a good mom who is very strict with me. So I do not fall behind in cultivation.
I hope that fellow practitioners do not give up on helping their children in their cultivation. They have waited for millions of years to obtain the Fa. In order to obtain the Fa, they must have suffered a lot of pain in their lifetimes. For me, Master let me know that I had at least seven lifetimes and endured great hardship. If you do not lead them onto a righteous path, how could you pay back Master's compassionate salvation? How can you say that you are responsible for them?
I go back home at 10 p.m every day and do the first and second sets of exercises. I study the Fa during lunch time. If I do not have any time at noon, I will recite Hong Yin and Lunyu before I go to sleep. I will firmly persist in doing what Master asks us to do. "No matter how busy you are, don't neglect Fa-study." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S. A.")
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