The Story of a New Overseas Falun Gong Practitioner
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a new practitioner who started practicing Falun Gong in July 2009. There was no apparent reaction in my body after I began practicing Falun Gong, and at first I was wondering if Master was looking after me.
The other day when I was studying “Teaching the Fa at New Zealand Fa Conference,” I read the following paragraph:
“Question: It’s been two years since I began studying the Fa, and my xinxing has been improving. But I haven’t experienced any big ordeals physically. Is Master still taking care of me?
Teacher: You have cultivated for two years. Think about it: if I didn’t take care of you, you would have left this cultivation way long ago.”
When I read it, I could not help crying. Recalling my cultivation path over the last year, without Master's compassionate salvation and protection, how could I have cultivated in Dafa and improved myself? Master states in Zhuan Falun, “Cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the master.” My own amazing experience shows that Master's Fashen is always looking after us.
I began to practice Falun Gong in Japan. The day after we arrived in Japan, my seven-year-old son watched Master's Fa lectures for several hours. Since I was doing housework, I only listened to it occasionally. In the evening my son had an allergic reaction, including a cough, a flushed face, and red spots on his body. I was worried that my son's asthma had recurred, but the symptoms were not the same as before--he was not struggling for breath.
My husband, who also practices Falun Gong, said, “He will be all right. He watched Master's Fa lecture and Master will take care of him and eliminate his illness karma. He will certainly be fine tomorrow. ” Although my husband was confident, I was reluctant to believe. Watching the video for several hours can heal an illness? Was that possible? I said, “If our son is all right tomorrow, I'll believe what you said.”
The next morning my son had no symptoms. I asked him how he was and he said he was fine. I thought that Dafa was really amazing, and I naturally started to practice Falun Gong. My son's asthma has never recurred. If we are in Japan or in the United States, people often tell me, "Your son looks really strong." I tell them that he had asthma in the past but that he became healthy after practicing Falun Gong. I naturally change the topic and clarify the truth.
Master said in Zhuan Falun,
“To tell a joke, young ladies always like to apply facial makeup and want to make their complexion fairer and better. I would say that if you truly follow a cultivation practice of mind and body, you will naturally achieve that goal. It is guaranteed that you will not need to use cosmetics.”
After I had practiced Falun Gong for six months, there were a few days my face felt very rough, like fine sandpaper, but it smoothed out two days later. A few days later it felt rough like fine sandpaper again, then it smoothed out. After I experienced this several times, my skin was much better than before, and is now smooth and delicate.
One day I was riding a bicycle to distribute newspapers, and became lost. I arrived at a bus station, but I did not know Japanese and I did not bring a cell phone with me. I didn't know what to do. I asked Master for help in my mind. I rode a ways on my bike, and just past an intersection I saw a bus with the same destination as me. I followed the bus for a while and found my bearings. Master is always near us!
When the Japanese classification exams began, fellow practitioners went to distribute truth-clarification materials to Chinese students at test sites. It was raining very hard on test day, and there was no sign that the rain would stop. We went to test sites in advance and sent forth righteous thoughts to clear all evil factors that interfered with the salvation of sentient beings. Sure enough, one or two minutes before the students came out, the rain stopped and the sun came out. The weather was good until we finished handing out materials. I was very excited, but senior fellow practitioners were very calm,. They said, “This has happened several times before.”
On time I was calling a police station in China to clarify the truth to a police officer. I called him several times and he verbally abused me every time. When I said to him, “Good is rewarded with good and evil provokes retribution,” he kept abusing me and slandering Dafa. It was almost time to send forth righteous thoughts globally, so I started to send forth righteous thoughts early to eliminate the evil factors behind the police. It occurred to me that he had toothache and a swollen jaw so that he couldn't talk or accumulate karma. After sending forth righteous thoughts, I called him again. He still kept abusing me, but after a while he screamed. I asked him, “What's wrong with you?” He kept screaming. I suddenly understood and said, “It's retribution, Only good is rewarded with good.” He was still screaming. Later another police officer came to take the call. I asked him what happened. He said, “The other officer is unwell.” Since he already heard what I said and saw the result of immediate retribution, he quit the CCP with his real name and he also promised to be good to Dafa practitioners. A life was saved and I am very grateful to Master for his help.
A few days after I had started to practice Falun Gong, one night before I went to sleep I was thinking that I would do the exercises at 4:50 the next morning. In the morning, I heard a voice saying in my sleep, "It's time to get up and do the exercises." I asked my husband and he said he didn't say it, and I clearly remembered that it wasn't my husband's voice. I checked the time and saw it was exactly 4:50 a.m. I didn't know what was going on then, but I know now that it was Master's Fashen calling me to get up and do the exercises.
The other day when I was waking up, I heard a voice saying, "Always remember to look inward." After I woke up, that voice was still clear in my mind. I recalled that I had recently had conflicts with two practitioners; I complained to them a lot. I felt that I was right and they were not. I found that I didn't do well in looking within myself. Master was reminding me of it.
I was once passing a xinxing test and was interfered with by very intense thought karma. Although I knew that the bad thoughts were not my true self, I didn't negate them at the beginning. I was suffering, my eyes full of tears. I said to Master in my heart, “Master, it's not me, I don't want it.” Two days later, I got rid of the bad thoughts and the bad feelings. Now, looking back, I really understand that the bad thoughts were not me. Because I could distinguish and reject them, Master removed them from me.
Master has manifested so many miracles that I believe Master and the Fa more, and have become more diligent in my cultivation. Master has sacrificed so much for disciples and sentient beings, but I slacked off in my cultivation and wasted a lot of time because I had too many attachments. I feel very regretful. During these precious final moments, I will follow Master's words, do the three things well, save more sentient beings, and go home with Master.