(Clearwisdom.net) I have been a Falun Dafa cultivator for thirteen years and have encountered many tribulations. I would like to share some of my cultivation experiences with Master and my fellow disciples.

I previously worked as a doctor at a hospital. Before I practiced Falun Gong, I had several diseases and took many pills every day. I frequently had to have transfusions when my illness worsened. I was well known in my hospital as being dependent on medication, until 1997, when I started practicing Falun Gong. The local coordinator taught me the Falun Gong exercises, provided me with Master's lectures, and reminded me to frequently study the Fa and practice the exercises. I read the book Zhuan Falun many times, as well as Master's other lectures. I realized that Dafa was different from other qigongs. Dafa guides one to high levels and to return to one's original, true self. I felt that I was very fortunate to obtain Dafa and was determined to cultivate. After practicing Dafa, many of my illnesses, including hypertension, coronary heart disease, and Ménière's disease, were cured without medication. Master has saved me from hell and purified my body. I would like to share my cultivation experiences in the following three parts.

1. Persisting at Fa Study Ensures That One Stays on the Right Path

I strongly believed from the beginning that righteous thoughts came from Dafa. I initially studied two or three chapters of Zhuan Falun, memorized Hong Yin and Master's new articles, and wished that I could memorize every Dafa word into my cells and assimilate into Dafa. I started memorizing Zhuan Falun in 2004 when I was in my sixties. Due to my age, I had to memorize one sentence at a time, and was able to complete the entire book in six months. The second time, I memorized one paragraph, then another paragraph. In the meantime, I encouraged the other practitioners in my study group to memorize the Fa. In the end, regardless of whether they were young or old, everyone in our study group had memorized Zhuan Falun. Even our eldest practitioner, who was in his seventies, memorized Zhuan Falun. Due to my solid Fa study and protection from Master, I did not encounter any major tribulation due to the persecution.

It was just like Master has mentioned,

"If we look at the cultivation state of Dafa disciples as a whole, we find evidence from the path walked thus far that tells just how important Fa-study is. A human being is like a container. If he is filled with Fa, he will--this being the Fa of the cosmos--naturally have righteous thoughts and play a positive role. That's for sure." ("Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference")

Our Fa study group was one of the earliest study groups in our region. Regardless of how severe the situation was, we persisted in Fa-study without interruption, and we have done a lot of collaborating on Fa-rectification efforts.

2. Validating Dafa With Righteous Thoughts

As a medical professional, it was not easy for me to accept Dafa because my mind was filled with modern medical theories, and I seemed to have pressure from all directions. I had learned the general concepts of disease, viruses, and bacteria from the viewpoint of Western medicine and the qi, blood, and network theory from Chinese traditional medicine. However, I was not able to cure my own illness. Practicing Falun Gong requires that I improve xinxing, and it helps eliminate karma. It therefore makes one healthy. It was hard to understand the Fa using ordinary thinking because the Fa is supernatural, and its principles are beyond human thought. I came to Dafa with the attachment of removing my illness, and I therefore encountered a big illness tribulation. By firmly believing in Master and Dafa, I passed the test of life and death. At the beginning, while I felt that I could not pass the test, Master helped me to realize how much karma I owed from my past lives and opened my third eye, so that I could see splendid scenes in another dimension. I gained more confidence when I saw my Immortal Infant, and I was determined to cultivate Dafa. With righteous thoughts, I have passed many tests. I have a big family with many relatives, and in the past, I didn't get along with my mother-in-law. After practicing Falun Dafa, my attitude changed. I invited my mother-in-law, who used to live in the countryside, to stay with us, and took care of her. After witnessing the changes in me since beginning Falun Gong cultivation practice, my relatives know that Falun Gong is good, and many of them have chosen to practice Falun Gong. My entire family has benefited from my practice of Falun Dafa.

Since the persecution started on July 20, 1999, I have gone to Beijing twice to appeal for Falun Gong. I returned home on the same day of my first appeal, and I stayed in Beijing for a couple of days after the second appeal. Every day, I went to Tiananmen Square to send righteous thoughts and shouted "Falun Gong is good!" I was detained by officials from the local 610 Office after I returned. During the detention, I told guards about the goodness of Falun Gong and about the evil persecution. They couldn't stop me to from telling others these facts, no matter how they persecuted me. After I was released, I continued to clarify the truth to others, including whenever I went back to my previous workplace (from which I had retired), went shopping, or participated in a wedding. I encouraged those who used to practice Falun Gong but gave up due to the persecution, to return to Dafa. Even with the current harsh situation, many people were willing to practice Dafa after they listened to the facts. Some started reading Dafa books and some practiced the exercises. I am so grateful that many practitioners who diligently cultivate Dafa have brought many people into the practice of Falun Gong. It is really Buddha's infinite grace!

I once went to a shop to clarify the truth to the owner, who was from out of town. She said to me, "I used to practice Falun Gong, but I gave up after I started doing business here. Could you get me in touch with Dafa practitioners?" As requested, I brought her a Dafa book and exercise tape. Soon after, her family of three returned to practicing Dafa. They also participate in Fa-rectification. Now, they have gone back to their hometown and have created a Dafa materials production center. In 2004, I met a single lady who was a tailor. My sister introduced her to Dafa, and she was interested in practicing. I later explained to her in more detail about Dafa, and arranged for her to stay in our local area. She started practicing Dafa, participated in Fa-study, and memorized Zhuan Falun, Master's new articles, and Master's Dafa lectures. Her cultivation improved quickly. I later encouraged her to create a Dafa materials production center, and told her that I would provide financial support for it. She did so, and this solved the problem of a lack of Dafa materials. Later her situation changed, and she went back to Shandong, her hometown. There she continued running a Dafa materials production center.

3. Passing Tests with Righteous Thoughts

Knowing the difficulty of cultivation, Master taught us to send forth righteous thoughts. He explained the principles and requirements of Dafa, and taught us the essentials for sending forth righteous thoughts. In the beginning, I put much effort into sending righteous thoughts and persisted in sending righteous thoughts more than ten times per day. I often consistently sent righteous thoughts for one or two hours. I felt the power and effect of eliminating the evil, passing the tests, and offering people salvation.

One night, I went out to distribute flyers and broke my ankle. Very quickly, my ankle became swollen and I couldn't move my feet. I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts and firmly thought, "It cannot persecute me. I am doing the most righteous and greatest thing. I am offering people salvation. I don't accept any persecution." The next day, although my ankle still hurt, I insisted on sitting in the lotus position, and I studied Fa and sent righteous thoughts on time. My family members asked me to have an x-ray, and I told them that it would be healed tomorrow without medical treatment. As a result, my ankle was completely healed the next day. My family once again witnessed the power of Dafa.

The Fa-rectification is coming to an end. Most of the evil has been eliminated. But since we cultivate among ordinary people, hidden human thoughts and attachments may arise, and the evil can take advantage of it. I once fell from a high place and my head hit the cement floor, making a loud sound. I immediately sent righteous thoughts, but my family was frightened and insisted on my having a CT scan. I told them, "I am all right, don't worry." If I did not have righteous thoughts, or if I had human thoughts instead, I would have been injured due to my age. However, I was fine. I have encountered this kind of situation several times. One afternoon, I went out to distribute Dafa flyers. Due to a lack of concern for safety and due to my having the attachments of showing off and seeking comfort, I didn't leave the scene quickly, and someone reported me to the police. Seeing police officers coming toward me, I realized that I was in trouble and that I had allowed the evil to take advantage of me. I spoke loudly to the police and to the crowd about the true meaning of Falun Dafa.

When I was brought to the police station, I explained the facts about Falun Dafa to the police officers, and also sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil elements. I asked Master to get me out of this place. I knew that I had to be out to validate Dafa. At night, two police officers monitored me. At 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning, I sent righteous thoughts to freeze them. I opened the lock, walked out the door and closed the door behind me. When I walked down the stairs, I saw that a policeman was coming up. I sent the righteous thought, "Don't let him see me," and he didn't see me. I walked through three doors to the street. I couldn't figure out which direction to go to get home, and kept walking on a main street until I saw a taxi parked on the street. I walked towards the taxi. The driver sat up and asked if I wanted a ride. I was grateful and knew that it was Master's arrangement.

During these Fa-rectification years, I validated Dafa, not only by distributing Dafa flyers, CDs, and posters, but also by doing it face-to-face. I chose different topics based on people's age and personality. I could see that many people out there were waiting to hear the truth. Some were suspicious at first and refused to listen, but understood after I presented many facts to them. They were often grateful after our discussions.

I recently started making telephone calls and texting to explain the facts about Falun Dafa, so that I could reach out to more people. In the beginning, people hung up in the middle of the call. Upon looking inward I discovered the attachments of fear and anxiety. I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate those attachments and bad elements. Once, when I connected to a person on the phone, I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate bad elements behind the scenes to allow him to be free to listen to the whole truth. I then received positive feedback from him. I thank Master for giving me this supernormal ability, so that I can save people, help Master with Fa-rectification, fulfill my prehistoric vows, and then return home following Master.

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