Cultivation Experiences of a Person in the Medical Field Who Started Practicing Falun Dafa in 2009
(Clearwisdom.net) I work in the medical profession in an outpatient clinic. I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2009. Through studying the Fa, I clearly felt myself becoming a more virtuous person. My outlook on life changed, too. When I aspired to act in accordance with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I discovered that life is so beautiful. I am nearly 40 years old, yet I look only in my 30s. I no longer need to use cosmetics, just as Master said in Zhuan Falun:
“...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.”
I feel extremely fortunate to become a Dafa disciple in the last stage of Fa rectification. Master said:
“As you know, there is always the question of why there have been so few new Dafa disciples since the persecution started. It is precisely because the old forces locked up the entrance, and thus nobody could enter unless they had an exceptional circumstance or I specifically needed them.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2010 New York Fa Conference”)
When I read this, I realized that it is not easy to obtain the Fa. I resolved to cultivate diligently, save sentient beings, and do the three things well so as not to let Master down and, in the process, accomplish my historic mission.
Studying the Fa, Doing the Exercises
When I first started the practice, I was not diligent and was only halfhearted about cultivation. As I gained a deeper understanding of the Fa, whenever I had a spare moment, I studied the Fa. I read Zhuan Falun as well as Master's other lectures everyday, immersing myself in the Fa. I felt extremely blessed. I understood that I must study the Fa more often and cultivate myself well in order to save sentient beings. Master taught us to try our utmost to conform to the ways of everyday society while cultivating. We should not act strangely among non-practitioners. Instead, no matter what environment we are in, we should be perceived as good people. Therefore, as practitioners, we must harmonize our relationships with family, colleagues, and friends. If others don't understand what we say or do, it will lead them to have a bad impression of Dafa. Therefore, in my opinion, it is crucial to study the Fa well and be diligent in cultivation.
I generally do the standing exercises for one hour and the sitting meditation for an hour. Sometimes, my legs hurt terribly and I'm covered in sweat. During such moments, I recall Master's words: “When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Zhuan Falun) This has helped me to complete the exercises. Sometimes my mind will not calm down while doing the exercises. I then follow the method Master taught us to repel these inappropriate thoughts: sending righteous thoughts.
Sending righteous thoughts
Initially, when fellow practitioners taught me how to send righteous thoughts, I did not truly understand the significance of it and just did it as though I were accomplishing a task. I only truly understood the importance of sending righteous thoughts after reading Master's lectures given after the persecution started. I started by sending righteous thoughts at the four, daily set times. In addition, I would send righteous thoughts on the hour according to the situation in local areas. I cannot see what happens in other dimensions, nor am I in the complete state of tranquility; however, I am not disheartened. I continue to send righteous thoughts because I believe that whatever Master tells us to do is the right thing and that all we need to act accordingly.
Clarifying the Truth and Saving Sentient Beings
I work in an outpatient clinic. I mainly clarify the truth to patients and their family as a third party. I show my concern for the patient so that they feel my compassion for them. I also send righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil elements preventing them from being saved before explaining the truth about Falun Dafa from different angles. For patients who suffer from more severe illnesses, I first comfort them, then tell them the health benefits of practicing Falun Gong and encourage them to recite the words: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” to alleviate their pain. If the patient is able to accept this, then I will ask the person to renounce his or her membership in the Chinese Communist Party organizations.
Those who believe in Dafa and quit the Communist Party have often experienced significant improvements. There are many such cases. I will share a few examples here to illustrate the miracles of Dafa. During the H1N1 influenza epidemic, patients who accepted the truth about Dafa and quit the Party became better after an intravenous drip was administered. There was a young married woman whose face was pale and she was very weak. I struck up a conversation with her and learned that she had suffered from severe gastritis for many years. A few days before, she had had a relapse and was in pain and could not eat anything. I told her the facts and taught her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She was very receptive to what I told her and immediately repeated the words sincerely. She also agreed to quit the Party. Half an hour later her stomach pains became less intense and she got better. The next day, when she returned for an injection, she was a completely different person. She looked radiant and energetic. She told me excitedly, “My stomach pains are gone and I have a good appetite now.” She thanked me over and over.
I have a friend who is over 40 years old. She suffered from bleeding in the uterus for more than three months. She had no strength in her hands and legs and consumed many medicines and tonics. She was even admitted to hospital for treatment, but nothing worked. I gave her a DVD on Shen Yun Performing Arts. She saw the performance and exclaimed that it was very beautiful—the music, the lyrics, the costumes, and the colors were brilliant. I further told her about the beauty of Dafa and instructed her to sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Half a month later when I went to visit her, she looked healthy, her lips had color, and no one would have believed that she had suffered from internal bleeding for three months. She looked better than a normal person and the unevenness in her skin tone had even disappeared. She said to me excitedly, “Dafa is indeed miraculous. After watching the DVD, I felt as if my whole body had boundless energy. I am now always in a good mood and the world has become more beautiful. I watched the show several times and stopped taking medications and tonics. My appetite has improved, too. The doctor said it would take me two to three years to recover from my illness, yet I am better in two week's time. I am extremely grateful!” I replied, “You must thank our Master, He has been compassionate to you.” I thought she had a predestined relationship with Dafa and introduced her to the practice. She has now begun cultivating.
I also give out truth clarifying materials while taking public transportation or shopping. I try to go to different shops to buy things and most of my family members have quit the Party.
My daughter has also started the practice. My husband does not try to stop me from practicing Dafa. He has recently started to read Zhuan Falun with us. The three of us find joy being immersed in Dafa. I am grateful to Master for His compassionate salvation. He has borne so much for us and I cannot repay what he has done except to cultivate diligently and do the three things well.
I know I am far behind in cultivation compared to veteran practitioners. I still have many human attachments to get rid of. I will study the Fa more often and rectify myself through cultivation, getting rid of my attachments.
My cultivation state is limited, so please kindly correct me if you see anything inappropriate.
Heshi, Master! Heshi, fellow practitioners!