From Being Lost to Cherishing the Opportunity and Cultivating Xinxing While Validating the Fa
(Clearwisdom.net) Time flies. This is the Eighth Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China. Greetings, compassionate, magnificent Master. Greetings, fellow practitioners. I'd like to share some of my experiences in Dafa cultivation. Practitioners, please compassionately point out anything inappropriate.
A Tumultuous Path
I'm a young Dafa disciple. I obtained the Fa with my mother when I was eight years old. At that time, I could sit in the full lotus position and recite Hong Yin. After July 20, 1999, our home was ransacked by the police. I was 11 years old then. I saved a Dafa book from being confiscated by the authorities. Once again, the police came to ransack our home. A policeman found a photo of Master and asked me who he was. I said to him with dignity, “He is my master.”
The police came to harass us every now and then, and my father didn't understand our continuing to cultivate. My mother went to work in another area. Therefore, I lost my cultivation environment. In the huge dye vat of ordinary society, I gradually forgot about Dafa. I became obsessed with online PC games when I was in elementary and middle school. Sometimes I played games overnight and didn't come home. After my mother learned about this, she said to me, “Think about it; when you were 13, Master saved you and removed the animal possession from you. Did you forget? Without Master, we wouldn't be here today.” She brought me to stay with her and paid for my education. Under Master's care, I entered college.
During a dozen years of cultivation, I kept getting lost on my cultivation path. When I was in college, I made the mistake of joining the evil Communist Party. I was like an ordinary person and forgot about my historic mission. Fortunately, fellow practitioners woke me up and helped me quit the Party, and I could catch up with the progress of Fa rectification and do the three things well.
Blessings for My Family
In late June 2009, 356 people at my workplace got food poisoning. Fortunately, I wasn't at work that day and escaped that accident. I knew that it was due to protection by compassionate Master. After my father heard about it, he was surprised and said, “There really are gods safeguarding you!”
After my father retired from the military, the government didn't assign him a job. He went to appeal, but no one paid any attention to him. After that, he realized that cultivating in Falun Dafa is great. He announced he was quitting the Party and said he would persuade other people to do so, too.
Last October, my father and his co-worker were working under a tree. Suddenly, a large tree branch fell. Miraculously, he didn't get hurt at all. As the branch was falling, he quickly moved away by instinct. However, it hit his co-worker in the chest. He then fell down and hit the back of his head on a stone. It bled a lot. My father immediately called an ambulance. Thanks to his quitting the Party and recognizing the goodness of Dafa, my father was protected.
Cultivate Xinxing While Validating the Fa
Practitioners established a truth clarification materials production site, so I helped with down-loading the materials, installing the operating system, and teaching others how to use the Internet. Practitioners welcomed me, and I was a particle of Dafa. We need to eliminate the barriers among us and follow the progress of Fa rectification. I'm a salesperson and have a lot of contacts in society. I take advantage of it to clarify the truth and distribute informational materials. The effect has been pretty good. Later on, other practitioners started to produce materials themselves. It gave me more time to study the Fa and do the exercises. It's all arranged by Master. Repairing the electronics we use is also a process of upgrading my xinxing. On August 28, 2011, an older female practitioner's computer suddenly crashed, and it couldn't be turned on. She was very anxious and asked me to fix it. At that time, I was about to go out of town. When I hurried to her home, it was 7 p.m. I opened the case and saw that the power supply was burned. I said to her impolitely, “I don't have time. You have to fix it yourself.” She said, “Please fix it for me. I'm in a hurry to use it.” I didn't say anything and went out to buy a new power supply. I installed the new one, but it didn't help. No matter what I tried, I couldn't get into the operating system.
It is said in Dafa books that everything is sentient. I also looked within by asking if there was any problem with my state of mind. I communicated with the computer and said to it, “You must cheer up. You will make it!” The fellow practitioner was also sending forth righteous thoughts for it. I tried to restart it, and the indicator light went on. She got very happy, but I said, “Don't be happy too soon. We don't know if it is fixed yet.” It creaked a few times and crashed again. I remembered that Master said, “...everything that happens today in the ordinary society is the result of Dafa disciples' thoughts.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.”)
I searched within, adjusted my mental state, and eliminated all the evil interference in other dimensions. I checked the computer carefully and was determined to save it. After another restart, the indicator went on, but it crashed again after making a creaking sound. Finally, the computer came back to life at 4:55 the next morning.
I was relieved and wanted to leave. The fellow practitioner wouldn't let me, as she wanted me to help her send a greeting card to Minghui (the Chinese version of Clearwisdom). I got very impatient and complained to her, “Are you not done yet?!” I looked into her eyes, which were filled with grievance and the need for help. So I taught her how to visit the website, etc. She praised me, saying that I was very experienced, and thanked me. I was a little flattered. That was actually my mentality of showing off, which must be removed. I left her home and my entire body felt very fresh and energetic. I knew that Master was encouraging me. When I helped practitioners, I also upgraded my xinxing. As it turned out, I didn't miss the bus at 8 o'clock.
Dafa disciples shoulder huge historic missions. Only if we believe in Master, believe in the Fa, and study the Fa frequently, can we validate the Fa well. Usually I bring a flash drive with me no matter where I go, so that I can talk to people and give them the anti-censorship software. I also clarify the truth when I attend get-together parties held by my colleagues or former classmates.
My grandfather is 84 years old. I clarified the truth to him, but he scolded me in front of everyone for half-an-hour. I tolerated it and wasn't angry at all. After he got tired, I said, “Grandpa, if we were not practicing Falun Dafa, your son and your grandson wouldn't have survived long ago. I escaped the food poisoning at my workplace, and my father survived that accident at work. It's all because of our belief that Falun Dafa is good, which can save people's lives when disaster comes.” He said after a while, “I believe in the divine. I believe that Falun Dafa is good.” Then everyone laughed, and the CCP poison was cleared from them.
Master said in “Fa Teaching Given at the NTDTV Meeting,”
“All sentient beings are waiting to be saved, and I can tell you something certain. If Dafa disciples don’t act to save them, those people, no matter in what corner of the world they may be, will have no hope unless you go to save them.”
After studying “What Does it Mean to 'Help Master Rectify the Fa'?”, I realized that for Dafa disciples to do the three thing well, no matter where we are or whenever it is, clarifying the truth to save more people is helping Master rectify the Fa. For those young Dafa disciples who were born in practitioners' families and obtained the Fa when we were children, it's our great fortune to have obtained the Fa. We must go through tribulations to become divine. It is hard to obtain the Fa and find Master. We must cherish the long-awaited opportunity of thousands of years.
Thank you for the compassionate salvation, Master! Thank you for your support, fellow practitioners!