A Young Practitioner's Experiences of Studying the Fa, Doing the Exercises, and Clarifying the Truth
I grew up living with my aunt and am now 12 years old. I began to recite Hong Yin and listen to Master's lectures when I was three years old. Looking back over my cultivation path, I have benefited mentally and physically by cultivating Dafa.
My Life Is Saved
My aunt told me that my mother attempted to abort me three times while she was pregnant, but each time a Dafa practitioner persuaded her not to. When I was just one month old my mother threw me into a field and left me there. (My mother was not in her right mind at the time.)
An aunt was washing clothes near the river and heard me crying. This aunt cultivates Dafa. She took me home with her and from then on I lived with her. Fellow practitioners all believe that Master's fashen arranged for my life to be saved. I hold my hands in Heshi and am deeply grateful for Master's compassion.
Studying the Fa and Doing the Exercises
I was lazy in the past. I preferred to listen to rather than to read the Fa. Since the school break last year, I have been attending an adult Fa study group and met another young practitioner, who is only one year older than me. We compared our Fa study and cultivation, and I got rid of my shortcoming. Now, no matter how busy I am with homework, I always read with my grandmother for 30 to 60 minutes a day. Since the age of three, I have been able to sit in the double lotus position. But even though adults praised me, I did not know what that meant on the basis of the Fa, so whenever my legs began to hurt I wanted to give up, change the position to single cross, or move my body left and right.
Master said: "Once the legs are in pain, one will do some warm-ups before resuming the sitting position. We find that this serves no use whatsoever." (Zhuan Falun) I believe fear of pain is an attachment to leisure, and cultivation is a serious matter. From that point on, I changed. I endured the pain in the sitting meditation in order to eliminate my karma, and I began to treat the exercises seriously. When I do the second exercise, when my arms begin to hurt, I recite "When it's difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it's impossible to do, you can do it." (Zhuan Falun) The pain lifts.
One night I went through some illness karma. I had a cold, felt chilled, and had a high fever and diarrhea. But I did not treat it as an illness, I would not acknowledge it. I treated it with righteous thoughts, reciting Hong Yin and listening to Master's lectures. I recovered the next day and went to school.
Refusal to Join the Youth League
Last year when I was in 7th grade my teacher said, "The first group of ten students picked to join the Youth League are those with good grades and better virtue." I was among them. I told the teacher I did not want to join. When asked why, I replied, "I do not want any Party affiliation."
After the class, the teacher told me, "If you do not join the Youth League, you will regret it. It means you cannot join the Communist Party or be a high ranking official in the future." I told her, "I do not want to be an official of any kind, I will not regret it. Teacher, please do not force me."
When I arrived home, I sent forth righteous thoughts and asked Master to support me. From that moment on, my teacher has never bothered me again. My aunt praised me, saying that I had passed the test well, but I know Master helped me.
I always thought that, as long as I studied the Fa before an exam, I would get good scores, but my thoughts were wrong. From studying the Fa I have realized that this was an attachment. I should study the Fa well and also study my lessons well. So from then on, I studied the Fa without any attachment or pursuit. In the term exam, my results were among the top seven.
When they raise the CCP flag, I send forth righteous thoughts. One day when the flag was halfway up, the music suddenly stopped, and the microphone went silent. I felt the power of righteous thoughts.
Ever since elementary school, whenever I heard the teachers try to poison student's minds with CCP propaganda, and whenever the teacher tries to force students to join the Youth League, I would wisely clarify the truth to them. As I gave them the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and the DVD, I would say, "You always tell us to hand over the things we pick up on the road." Each time, the teacher took them with a smile. I thought that, if I did it this way, the teacher would feel less pressure to take these materials.
I also use holidays and weekends to help my aunt give out informational materials to save sentient beings. I will try my best to do the three things well to be a qualified Dafa disciple.