Police Officer: Moving Towards the Path of Godhood (Part 1 of 3)
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings revered Master! Greetings fellow practitioners!
I would like to take this opportunity of the conference to share my cultivation experiences.
1. Falling to the Human World
I started practicing Dafa in May 1995. I was a hard-working police officer who had won many honors and praise over the years.
However, over 20 years of hard work had left me with all kinds of diseases, such as sudden headaches which made me restless in addition to the pain. I also felt weak on my feet when walking and had fainting spells. I tried a variety of medications but experienced no improvement. If I ate when I wasn't truly hungry, I would throw up.
To find options to cure my disease, I bought Buddhist and Taoist scriptures and the I Ching. After several years of visiting Buddhist and Taoist temples, I still did not find the true meaning of life.
2. Zhuan Falun Enlightened Me
May 1995 was a turning point in my life. A friend came to ask for my help. When he saw that my bookshelves were full of Buddhist scriptures and other books, he said to me: “I have a book that you will definitely like.” I asked the name of the book and he said: “Zhuan Falun”. He said: “The book is not easy to find. I have only one copy. You have two days to read the book. If you like it I'll find you a copy later.”
When I opened Zhuan Falun and saw Master's picture, my first impression was: “How young!” I finished reading the book in one night, and it really opened my mind immediately.
After reading Zhuan Falun for the second time, I said from my bottom of my heart: “Master, I want to cultivate and return home.”
I learned that there was a practice site in the city. So I went to the city to study the Fa and learn the exercises. Then I thought about quitting smoking, but I had been smoking for 36 years and had tried more than 20 times to quit without success. Master said in Zhuan Falun:
“Don’t we practitioners want to purify our bodies? We should constantly purify our bodies and constantly progress toward high levels. Yet you still put that in your body, so aren’t you going the opposite way from us?”
“I think that as a practitioner, you should quit it.” (“Lecture Seven”)
Upon hearing that I wanted to quit smoking, my colleague bought a dozen packs of cigarettes to lure me into smoking. I picked up a cigarette, but I simply could not light it. Within five days I smoked my last cigarette. Amazingly I quit smoking after having smoked for thirty-six years.
3. Eliminating Karma With Righteous Thoughts
Master helped to cleanse my body. One night I woke up at midnight with a bad headache, and I was sweating a lot. This lasted for two hours without any relief. So I thought about taking some painkillers. But I remembered what Master said: “What should be done about this? We will purify their bodies and enable them to practice cultivation toward high levels.” (“Lecture One” in Zhuan Falun) I made up my mind and threw the medicine out the window.
I sat on the bed and felt very dizzy. But I kept reciting,
“'When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.' In fact, that is how it is. Why don’t you give it a try when you return home. When you are overcoming a real hardship or tribulation, you try it. When it is difficult to endure, try to endure it. When it looks impossible and is said to be impossible, give it a try and see if it is possible. If you can actually do it, you will indeed find: 'After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!'” (“Lecture Nine” in Zhuan Falun)
I do not remember when I fell asleep but when I woke up next morning I felt very good. In the past I had to write down the things I was going to do the next day on a notepad; otherwise I would forget them. But since this, my memory has returned and I have not had any more headaches.
Then my stomach was cleansed. I had diarrhea over 20 times within 10 hours. And soon this experience repeated, but it never affected my work. Diseases, such as gastroenteritis and dysentery which had bothered me for over 20 years disappeared without medicine. Since then my body has changed, and I have endless energy when walking or working.
A miraculous thing soon happened to me. One day, the chain on my tricycle broke, and the tricycle stopped in the middle of the road. A car was moving fast downhill towards me. The brakes slammed on the car, and it stopped right in front of me. The driver got out the car and started cursing me. I apologized to him. After he drove off, I knew that Master had benevolently resolved this bad relationship for me.
Through several experiences of eliminating karma, I realized that as long as we eliminate the notion of life and death and truly cultivate Dafa, Dafa will manifest infinite Fa power.
4. Truly Cultivate
In this materialistic and morally degenerated world, I am fortunate to cultivate Dafa and avoid being contaminated. I was once assigned to manage a group of 80 officers and more than 50 security personnel. These people engage in prostitution, gambling, and swindling. My boss told me: “Go and clean up this mess. Only you can quell them.”
After getting there I re-established the rules and regulations. I treated them sincerely and spoke to them about karma and retribution. The vast majority of them behaved better. After finding out about some acts of theft, I told them that theft is is a moral evil for a police officer and is illegal. But I did not mention any names. After work I talked to the violator separately and gave him punishment within the squad.
Later I brought six more policemen to justice and curbed the unhealthy trends, which resulted in an improvement in the workplace. I got the nickname of “Iron Captain”.
I had to attend the year-end examination, which is mandatory. After the examination everyone goes to eat and have fun. I told a leader: “Using public money to eat, drink, pay for prostitutes, and gamble, one day you are going to be caught!” He said: “If we want to be bad, then everyone has to be bad; otherwise we dare not do it.” I was determined to cultivate Dafa and be a noble person. So I decided to quit my job. It caused quite a stir in my company. Those people who bowed to me before became arrogant towards me now. I was sad but laughed it off when I realized these were tribulations to improve my xinxing.
After quitting my job, I had plenty of time to study the Fa and do the exercises. I bought a dozen Zhuan Falun books to give to my relatives and friends. I wanted to help more people to obtain the Fa and start cultivating. Many friends, whom I had not seen for years, told me: “You have changed. Your health is getting better, and you are more kind. You don't have the competitive spirit you used to have. We love to hear what you have to say. It is a pleasure for us to hear about your cultivation experience.” I felt I was the happiest person in the world. My gratitude towards Master could not be expressed in words. I knelt down in front of Master's image in tears and said: “Master, I have not seen you in person, so I can only dedicate my sincere heart to you. I am determined to return to the world I came from.”
When I retired I had no savings. My wife said I was a poor soul. I smiled at her: “Only true practitioners can live a disease-free life. Look at my colleagues. Some have passed away even before they reach a retirement age. Those who are alive often have to go to the hospital and take medicine regularly. Look at me. My illnesses are gone after practicing Dafa. This can only be obtained by changing people's mind with Master's Fa. This is the real benefit.”
(To be continued)