The Cultivation Experience of a New Practitioner
(Clearwisdom.net) Over ten years ago, my mother and older sister, both of whom suffered from many illnesses, started to practice Falun Dafa. After seeing significant improvements in their health, I had developed positive thoughts towards Dafa. However due to the atheistic education that I was brought up with, I did not take up the practice.
Recently, I had an operation at a reputable hospital in the city where I live. Twenty days after the operation, I was still not fully recovered. I was in constant pain and bleeding. Hence, I went to the hospital again for a checkup. The doctor suggested that I have a color ultrasound. The results clearly showed that the operation was not done properly, but if I were to have another operation, it would cause great damage to my body. The doctor advised that I take medication and continue to observe my condition before making a decision. Despite taking medication, the bleeding still continued and my situation did not improve.
My mother was very sad to see me lying in bed all day in a state of torment. Persuaded by her, I started to silently recite "Falun Dafa is good" again and again. The next day, I returned to the hospital again. The doctor advised that I do another color ultrasound. He said that if my condition did not improve, I would have to go through another operation. A strange thing happened. I was in the same room and it was the same machine. However this time, the results from the scan was blurred. The technician said he could not see at all what was going on in my body. Left with no choice, the doctor asked me to return home and wait until further tests could be conducted.
When my mother heard what happened, she said happily, "It must be from reciting 'Falun Dafa is good.' Compassionate Master does not want you to suffer from another operation and has therefore arranged for this to happen. It seems that you have a predestined relationship with Dafa. Start practicing together with us." I thought of the events that had taken place recently. The operation I went through was supposed to be a minor one, yet a reputable hospital ended up doing such a bad job. I recalled how helpless I was after the operation and the many helpless and sick faces I saw in the hospital. In comparison, my mother has not taken a single pill or injection since she started practicing Falun Dafa, yet she is very healthy and fit. My heart was moved and for the first time, I picked up the book Zhuan Falun and started to earnestly read it.
After reading only two lectures, I was deeply awed and attracted to the profound principles Master taught with such simple language. My mother saw that I was deeply immersed in reading the book and was very happy. That night, she taught me a few movements of the practice. I was very excited to feel the Falun rotating in my body after doing the exercises the second time.
Now, I have been cultivating Dafa for more than two weeks. I did not go back to the hospital for further checkups. However, I am not suffering from any pain and the bleeding has stopped. I know that compassionate and esteemed Master has purified my body. Through studying the Fa for the past few days, I realized that cultivation is a very serious matter. I should not have any pursuits. I feel ashamed that I only took up the practice initially for the sake of curing my illness. I resolve to cultivate diligently, according to the requirements of the Fa and not let Master down. I will be strict with myself and do the three things that Master asks of us.