Cultivate Dafa Diligently, Clarify the Facts, and Hasten to Save People
The first time I did “Holding the Law Wheel,” the second Falun Dafa exercise, I felt a scene churning in my celestial eye. I felt similar sensations the next day, and I felt that I was holding a big fire ball that was pouring into my body. After I returned home, I told my husband that I wanted to concentrate on Dafa, and that I would not fight with him anymore. He liked to gamble and often neglected the family while I took care of his 80-year-old parents; we were very poor. He was moved by my decision and said that he would quit gambling. However, that night I found the 500 yuan that I borrowed from a fellow practitioner was missing. I swore in anger. When I went out, I slammed my finger in the door, and it bled badly. I knew I was wrong and that Teacher was helping me to get rid of my attachments. The bleeding stopped right away. I fell to my knees and thanked Teacher. I shared this miracle with fellow practitioners at the practice site that night.
--From the author
I was middle-aged and had to take care of my parents and children. I had to face all sorts people in society, and I lived a very hard life. When I first obtained Dafa, I was hoping to cure my illnesses.
Beginning to Cultivate Dafa
I learned of Dafa in May of 1996. After work, I rode my bicycle with my son to another town to watch the video of Teacher’s Fa lectures. They were already showing the third lecture. Before I left, I noticed that inner tube of one my tires was exposed, but it remained intact during the whole trip.
Another time, we were adding a room to our house. I fell from a high place and a steel rack hit my head. I covered it with my hand, hoping not to get black eyes. The next day, my legs were black and blue, but my head looked as though nothing had happened, and I had no pain.
My First Time Experiencing a State of Tranquility
The first day I joined the group, I was able to sit in the full lotus position for half an hour. One night, we sat in a circle and meditated after studying the Fa. Thoughts were churning in my mind, and my legs were hurting. I wanted to put my legs down. However, I knew that I had obtained the Fa, so I should not let my thoughts wander aimlessly. Very soon, I found myself in a state of tranquility. My body grew higher and higher, and all the practitioners meditating near me moved farther and farther away. At last, all I heard was a gentle pounding sound in my head generated by my heart. It was totally quiet in the background.
Passing Tests and Elevating My Xinxing
The first time I did “Holding the Law Wheel,” the second Falun Dafa exercise, I felt a scene was churning in my celestial eye. I felt similar sensations the next day, as if I was holding a big fire ball that was pouring into my body. After I returned home, I told my husband that I wanted to concentrate on Dafa, and that I would not fight with him anymore. He liked to gamble and often neglected the family while I took care of his 80-year-old parents; we were very poor. He was moved by my decision and said that he would quit gambling.
However, that night I found the 500 yuan that I had borrowed from a fellow practitioner was missing. I swore in anger. As I went out, I slammed my finger in the door, and it bled badly. I knew I was wrong and that Teacher was helping me get rid of my attachments. The bleeding stopped right away. I fell to my knees and thanked Teacher. I shared this miracle with fellow practitioners at the practice site that night.
On another night when I was on my way home after Fa study, a big dog bit me. The owner wanted to take me to get a shot. I told him that I practiced Falun Dafa and that Teacher would take care of me, there was no need for a shot. People still talk about that incident even to this day. It validated the wonderfulness of Dafa.
One night when I was doing the “Holding the Law Wheel” exercise, a big wasp stung my thigh, and it hurt a great deal. I held myself up, thinking that if I was to keep still, the wasp would, too. Then it would not go and sting others. After the exercise, the wasp flew away, and there were three red marks on the inside of my thigh. The next day, the sting created a 10-cm (4-in) black circle, but the poison stayed near the surface and did not go inward.
My job was to read water meters. Before I learned Dafa, I was selfish and did not want to work hard. After I learned Dafa, I worked hard without complaint, and I was appreciated by my colleagues. A few of my colleagues learned to recite Master's poem:
“Ordinary people do not understand the pain of cultivation,
Happiness to them is vying and competing;
Cultivate, my disciples, ‘til no single omission is found,
And with the passing of all adversity,
will come the sweetness of true joy.”
(“Cultivating Amidst the Delusion” from Hong Yin)
The persecution of Falun Dafa began on July 20, 1999. At that time, I still possessed a strong attachment to fighting. I hated those who bad-mouthed Dafa and fought with them as soon as we met. In early March of 2000, the police called me in to the station. I told them that Jiang Zemin was wrong, and that cultivation is beneficial to people in every way and brings about no harm whatsoever. I told them about how I had eliminated all my illnesses, thus saving medical expenses for the country. My brother and sister also came to the station and tried everything to talk me into giving up cultivation. This lasted until midnight but nothing changed. The next day, the company I worked for suspended me and detained me in the company guest room for half a month. With the attachment to sentimentality, I made a big mistake by copying a guarantee statement that my sister-in-law wrote. Teacher said:
“If you do not change the human logic that you, as an ordinary human, have formed deep in your bones over thousands of years, you will be unable to break away from this superficial human shell and reach Consummation.” (“Cautionary Advice” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
Cultivation is a serious matter, so I worked harder in Fa study. I copied Teacher’s later Fa lectures, copied Zhuan Falun eight times, and helped some practitioners who had stopped cultivating after July 20 come back to rectify the Fa with us.
Through Fa-study, I gradually eliminated my attachment to profit. My husband also changed his attitude toward Dafa, and my family members became supportive of Dafa. Those are the results of really diligent cultivation. I had been taking care of my father-in-law for two years and my parents for over seven. My father-in-law lived to be 91 years old, my dad was 88, and my mother was 91. Dad learned the facts and quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Mom voided her bad words against Dafa. Three of my sisters-in-law quit the CCP and its affiliations.
Clarify the Facts about Falun Dafa and Save People
With the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa moved into a new phase. One day, I invited the director of the neighborhood association to my home and told her that Falun Dafa teaches people to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and to be good, that the Tiananmen Square Self-immolation was staged, that heaven will eliminate the CCP, and how the stories of “Liu Wencai,” “Baimonu,” and “Rooster-Crow at Midnight” have misguided generations of people. She suddenly got extremely upset with the CCP, saying that her grandmother was arrested by the CCP in the early days of the regime, and that although she was a very nice lady and had a happy family, she was beaten savagely. The director's mother was concerned that her own mother might be killed, so she took her mother's place. Years later, the director found many scars on her mother’s back. I told the director to quit the CCP, and she helped to protect practitioners several times after she had learned the facts about Dafa.
I told an elderly manager the facts about Dafa and asked him to quit the CCP. He did, and he also took a few amulets (1). One day, he recalled what I told him about quitting the CCP, and he recalled the principle of “what goes around comes around.” He no longer needs his cane. From then on, he has not needed it again.
In my factory, because I practice Falun Dafa, the factory management has had to deal with their supervisors specifically about my situation. When they asked me why I practice Falun Dafa, I said, “It is because when I had an illness and went to the hospital, they tried all sorts of ways to treat me to no avail. Then I practiced Falun Dafa. It was free, and I was cured.” They all nodded.
I often use paper bills to tell people the facts. I write on the bills “Falun Dafa brings you good fortune. Treat practitioners well and you will be rewarded.” and “Heaven will eliminate the CCP. Quit the CCP and its affiliations and you will be saved.” I distribute Shen Yun DVDs, “Beyond Politics,” the Nine Commentaries, and Courageous Journey Between Heaven and Earth. I write truth-clarification letters to the neighborhood association and police stations.
In more than ten years of cultivation, I have gone through danger, tribulations, and regret. I've gradually matured through falls and tumbles. I always felt as if I had not done well in my cultivation, but a few days ago, I dreamt that I was walking with many others and reciting “Unimpeded” from Hong Yin II:
“The paths of cultivation are varied
But none is outside the Great Law
When one is attached to nothing
The path underfoot is naturally smooth”
When I woke up, I decided to write this experience sharing article. Please point out my deficiencies when you see them.
Heshi to Teacher.
Note: (1) Amulets – In China, practitioners sometimes "clarify the truth" by giving people something small to wear or cherish, bearing a few words reminding them of the goodness of Dafa.