Minghui Fahui | My Cultivation Experience
(Minghui.org) After I began to practice Falun Gong, it was as if I was reborn. No only did I become healthy, but I have also gone through tremendous internal changes and become understanding of others.
--From the author
When I learned that the 9th China Fahui on Minghui.org was to be held, I was very excited. I hereby write down my cultivation experience to report to benevolent Teacher and share with others.
In 1995, my friend introduced me to Falun Gong. At that time, my understanding of qigong was only at the level of healing illness and keeping fit. After I heard Teacher's lecture recording from Jinan City, my understanding of qigong changed a great deal. I came to understand that it has a very long history and is very profound; it is not only for healing illness and keeping fit, but also a way for a human to become a god. I also understood that the true purpose of being human is to return to one's original true self, and I learned how to be a good person.
Soon after I began to practice Falun Gong, my Celestial Eye opened, and I could see some people, objects and images in other dimensions. Especially when I was doing the “Falun Standing Stance” exercise, I could clearly feel a Falun spinning between my arms. I have gone through a significant physical transformation.
It is just as Teacher said in Zhuan Falun:
"…you will feel that your body is light, as though treading on air. In the past, you would be tired if you walked a few steps, but now it is very easy no matter how far you walk. You feel as if being pushed while riding a bike, and you are not tired when going upstairs—no matter how many floors there are. It is guaranteed to be this way."
With time, my understanding has also improved. I came to realize that with such a wonderful Teacher and Dafa, I could not keep it to myself; I wanted to tell everyone to come benefit from it. Thus, I began to spread Dafa to my friends, relatives and coworkers. I shared with them the beauty of Dafa and my true feelings. Many people with predestined relationships began to practice Falun Gong as a result, and all of them have benefited from Dafa to various degrees.
“Do you know why the quality of our products is so high?”
Whether at work, with family, in society or in other environments, I hold myself to the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. For instance, in my day-to-day life, no matter what I buy, I'm not picky about it, never argue with others, and always put myself in others' shoes and treat them kindly. At work, I took the initiative to take on dirty and hard work, and would take on whatever my manager assigned to me. I never argued with my coworkers or managers. In the face of conflict, I always looked within to find my shortcomings. Whether the manager was present or not, I fulfilled my duties. I also returned items from work that I had previously taken home. Before that, people who knew me all said that I was good at talking back. After I began to practice Falun Gong, it was as if I was reborn. No only did I become healthy, but I have also gone through tremendous internal changes and become understanding of others.
I worked in a state-run company. We had more than 1,000 employees divided into five workshops. I worked in the Mold workshop, with more than 100 people. Nowadays, there are tons of imitation products, and it is extremely hard to maintain the quality of materials, let alone the quality of products. Everyone in this trade faces the same problem. However, the products from our workshop were always of high quality. When people thought about it, they all felt it was very strange, and they didn't know the reason. One time, as we were chatting during break, our manager said to us cheerfully: "Hey, do you know why the quality of our products is so high?" We couldn't answer. He laughed and said: "Let me tell you, it's because someone practices Falun Gong." They all laughed and nodded their heads in agreement. After that, I began to wonder why our manager said something like this. I felt that benevolent Teacher was using my manager to encourage me and fellow practitioners to cultivate solidly and strive forward. In recognizing that Dafa is wonderful, sentient beings receive good fortune.
Later my factory was going through a reform, so some of us had to be laid off. When the head of the factory talked to some people, they all refused to be laid off. But when he came to talk to me, I didn't argue with him at all. I said to him: "I see what you are saying. You also know that I practice Falun Gong, and my Teacher asks us to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, to think of others and be kind to others. I understand your concerns. You don't want us to leave, but you have no other way, since after the reform, you won't need as many people. Starting tomorrow, I will not come to work. I want to lessen the burden on the factory and on you." Hearing this, he was very moved and kept saying: "Thank you, I truly appreciate your being so considerate toward me and our factory." My action caused quite a stir in the factory.
I went to Beijing on July 20, 1999, to appeal and clarify the truth about Falun Gong, but was arrested and detained. The leaders of my work unit went to the police station many times to request my release. The manager of my factory always spoke up for me confidently: “What is wrong with practicing Falun Gong? I think Falun Gong practitioners are very good people. If all of my employees practiced Falun Gong, my job would be easy.”
Later I was sent to a forced labor camp for three years. The leaders of my factory went to visit me. After I was released, the factory processed my retirement immediately and gave me all of the salary I would have earned during my imprisonment. I know all of this was due to Master’s protection.
“You should never divorce your wife. She is a good woman.”
In my family, I also behave in accordance with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. My husband is the eldest of three brothers. We live far away from our hometown, but his two brothers live in our hometown. Although we live far away, I often went back home to help take care of my mother-in-law. My parents-in-law liked handmade clothes, so I made cotton clothes and sweaters for them.
One day my mother-in-law fell down while walking; she fractured her knee and was admitted to hospital. The doctor said: “In the future, she cannot bear weight anymore.” I said to my husband: “Let's take your mom to our home. Your brothers and their wives need to work. I have retired. I have time to take care of her." My husband told his brothers, and they were happy.
Unfortunately, my mother-in-law passed away before she left the hospital. My father-in-law passed away two years later. We were faced with issue of distributing the family property. I said to my husband: “We should not take any property. Your parents lived with your youngest brother's family; they cared for your parents more than we did.” The second brother also agreed to give all of the property to the youngest brother. The youngest brother and his wife were very happy and grateful to us. He said to my husband, “You should never divorce your wife. She is a good woman. She is persecuted for her belief, even though she did not commit any crimes.”
Police can not handle Falun Gong practitioners
When I went to Beijing to appeal in 1999, I was arrested by police, taken back to my hometown and detained at the police station. Since I was a veteran practitioner and a coordinator, they assigned a special team of two to persecute me. They deprived me of sleep, locked me to a chair and tried to force me to disclose the names of other Falun Gong practitioners. I told them: "Falun Gong has no organization. It has a loose form. You can come and go freely. There is no registration book." I also explained: "Falun Gong teaches people how to behave in accordance with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. This is why Falun Gong can magically heal illnesses."
Three days later, they increased their manpower. They forced me to read materials slandering Master and Dafa and they wanted to videotape me reading it, so that they could broadcast it on TV. I resisted firmly. I said, "You are making false reports." I would not cooperate with them, although they intimated me, abused me, beat me, and forbade me from sleeping. I was only given two meals per day and had nothing to drink, but I always faced the evil energetically. The police chief then said: "Is the Communist Party not able to cope with you guys?" Seven days passed, and the evil did not get anything from me. They gave up and sent me to a detention center.
If it weren't for Master’s protection and the power of the Fa, it would have been impossible to overcome these tribulations. In these seven days, besides reciting the Fa a lot, I felt Master beside me every minute.
I was sent to a labor camp for a three-year term. During this period, I was transferred to three different labor camps. In the labor camps, I cooperated with fellow practitioners to validate Dafa and oppose the persecution. In 2000, a labor camp held a so-called “transformation” conference; the leaders of the police department and city government all came to participate. We (practitioners) knew they intended to use this opportunity to slander Master and Dafa, so at the start of the conference, we all stood up and cried out: “Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa!” Police dragged us outside and sealed our mouths with tape, but we kept calling out, so the conference was not held.
Another time, the labor camp tried to force us to watch a video in order to “transform” us. We refused and stood up to recite Master’s poem. We kept reciting it from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Policewomen in the room told us to shut up, but we did not listen. Finally they called in additional police from the male team. Five or six policemen came in holding electric batons; there were about 15 officers in total, together with policewomen. They beat us, slapped our faces, pinched our necks, stuffed our mouths, punched and kicked us; some also used electric batons to shock us. Finally they locked us up. For several days they tried to force us to watch videos, but we always resisted. Finally they turned the TV off. There was no “transformation.”
In 2001, I was detained in a labor camp called “the second Masanjia.” [Editor's note: The Masanjia Forced Labor Camp is notorious for severely persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners.] The chief of this labor camp claimed they “transformed” 100 percent of Falun Gong practitioners. I don't think anyone believed it. One day the supervisor came to the labor camp to inspect the situation. The labor camp officials had us stand in line and wait for the supervisor to ask questions. When the supervisor asked me what my attitude was toward Falun Gong, I replied, “Falun Dafa is good!” After me, several others also replied, “Falun Dafa is good!” It shattered the labor camp's lies of 100 percent “transformation.” The supervisor then waved his hand and said, “Let’s go! What 100 percent “transformation”? I see nobody 'transformed.'”
In 2010, I was sent to a labor camp again. One day, the labor camp called all Falun Gong practitioners into the hall. The chief responsible for persecuting Falun Gong was reading evil materials that slandered Dafa. Other policemen surrounded him. There were handcuffs and electric batons on the table, and police looked very arrogant. I was thinking about how to defend Master and Dafa. When several policemen started slandering Master and Dafa, I immediately cried out, “Stop! You are not allowed to slander our Master and Dafa!” The policemen behind me rushed up, pressed my head, covered my mouth and pulled my hair. As soon as they released me, however, I cried out again, “Stop! You are not allowed to slander our Master and Dafa!” Policemen surrounded me again. I thought they might keep torturing me, but amazingly they stopped. I realized that if we have faith in Master and Dafa and are firm in our righteous thoughts, the evil cannot deal with us.
Sentient beings learn the truth and receive blessings
With the foundation of studying the Fa well and cultivating well, I distributed the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, Shen Yun Performing Arts videos, software to break through the Great Firewall and truth-clarifying pamphlets to people. Sometimes I went to a distant countryside to clarify the truth and distribute materials. I have gone to more than 40 villages in three towns.
Normally I ride a bicycle. Going to the countryside by bicycle is hard, but I did not feel tired. I came back with a warm heart. Sometimes I encountered magical things, which helped me realize that Master is beside me every minute.
Once, fellow practitioner and I went to the countryside to distribute Shen Yun videos. It was a market day. There were a lot of people and it was noisy. I shouted: "Hey, folks! Whoever wants to watch Shen Yun please come get the tape!" As soon as I said it, a lot of people surrounded me and reached out to ask for the tape. “I want one! I want two! I want three!” Amazingly, someone from the crowd then called out: “Do not be so disorderly! Line up! One person gets one tape.” People started to queue up.
When I went to the countryside another time, as I walked into an alley, I heard a dog. I did not pay attention to it and just thought, "I want to save sentient beings." As soon as I walked to the house with the dog, it rushed towards me, but I was not scared. The dog took materials from my hand and passed them to its owner.
One day in 2008, I went to distribute Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. I saw several young men walking towards me. I stepped up to them and said, “Have you read the Nine Commentaries?” They looked around and then raised their thumbs. One of them said, “Old lady, you are great! You distribute the Nine Commentaries in such a large crowd.” Someone else then added, “You should be careful.” As they moved on, I stared at their backs and did not want to leave. I always feel warm when I think of their words.
Every bit of caring from sentient beings validates what Master said in “Stirred by Reflection”:
“True thoughts dissolve all,
The whole sky is clear.”
My sister burned her hands while cooking. Her husband took her to the hospital. The doctor said she needed a skin graft. Her husband called me and asked me to accompany her to the procedure. I told my sister: "You have read a lot of truth-clarifying materials and know many examples of Dafa bringing luck to people. If you believe in Dafa, then don't go to the hospital. If you do not believe, then go ahead.” My sister thought for a while and said: “I will not go. I believe Falun Dafa is good.” The doctor told her that her wound was serious, and if it was not taken care of, she would need amputation. However, my sister was not moved. At night, an old friend of my sister's, a burn-wound expert, came to see her. My sister unwrapped the bandages and cried out: "It's magic! Fresh pink flesh is already forming, in just 24 hours! Magic! Magic! Unbelievable!" My sister’s hand healed quickly. This was her blessing for believing in Dafa, supporting Dafa and reciting “Falun Dafa is good.”
One of my friends is a lawyer. After he learned the truth about Dafa, he always told others that Falun Gong did not violate the law and that the Communist Party was persecuting Falun Gong. He told me that for the past few years, whatever he set out to do went smoothly. He was also able to buy a house and a car. It is all due to blessings from Dafa.
The child of my friend told me: "The day before the National College Entrance Exam, my mom and I repeated 'Falun Dafa is good!' one thousand times. When I took the exam, I was full of energy and had a clear head. I was at my best and was admitted to a key national university. I am so grateful to Falun Dafa!"
There are many examples of Dafa bringing rewards to people. These people all got to know the truth and then told other people. They also all quit the CCP and encouraged others to quit, and they removed the pictures of Mao Zedong from their homes. My sister has even gone out to distribute truth-clarifying materials at 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning.
When I recall my cultivation experience, every step has been under Master’s compassionate protection. But as a Dafa disciple in the Fa-rectification period, I am far away from Master’s requirement. There is a big gap between me and diligent fellow practitioners, but I will do my best to catch up with them as soon as possible.
From the 9th China Fahui on Minghui.org