Minghui Fahui | An Entire Family Practices Dafa and Walks the Divine Path
(Minghui.org) Greetings, Revered Master! Greetings, Fellow Practitioners!
I would like to report to Master about the cultivation experiences of me and my family over the past 14 years, and to share this with fellow practitioners.
1. The Entire Family Obtains the Fa
My husband had been very interested in qigong. When he went back to his hometown in 1997 and saw his mother practicing Falun Gong, he stayed awake for the whole night to read the book Zhuan Falun. He then told his mother, “This Gong is very good. You should continue to practice.”
He started paying attention to the Falun Gong books he saw in bookstores and gradually brought many of them home. One day in June of 1998, Dafa practitioners within the same residential area were holding a Fa conference. He met them on his way home. The practitioners invited him to attend as well. A ticket was required to get into the conference room, but he did not have one. He was standing by the door, hoping somebody would give him one. He had stood there for 30 minutes, and the Fa conference had already started. A practitioner saw that he was waiting there so patiently and sincerely, so he gave my husband a ticket. After he went in and sat down and listened to practitioners' sharing, he was moved by the stories and cried from the beginning to the end. He felt the wonderfulness of Falun Gong from the bottom of his heart. After he returned home, he started listening to Master's lectures. July 1 was his birthday. I said, “On your way home from work, you can get a bottle of wine to celebrate your birthday!” He smiled, “From now on, I want to practice Falun Gong and stop drinking.” The next morning, he went to the exercise site.
After my husband started practicing Falun Gong, my six-year-old son, Xiaoxiao, and I started eliminating karma. Xiaoxiao developed growths all over his body, and he smelled like Chinese medicine. My son had severe gastritis and rhinitis and took a lot of Chinese and western medicines. He weighed less than 40 lbs. I developed a bowl-sized sore overnight on my back. I had a dream that Master's Fashen took my primordial spirit and went through the three realms to different dimensions. I woke up my husband with great excitement and shared my dream with him. The next morning, I went to the exercise site. After work, while I was reviewing the five sets of exercises at home, my son followed along with me. Just like that, the three of us all started practicing Dafa.
2. Young Practitioner Xiaoxiao's Experience Sharing
My family is a small Fa study group. The first time we read Zhuan Falun, Xiaoxiao followed along with me. The second time, he started reading on his own. The third time, he already could follow along with the Fa study group. A six-year-old reading the whole book with adults is a miracle itself.
Xiaoxiao experienced karma elimination three times. He had a fever of over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). I couldn't handle it and gave him a shot to help reduce his fever. The second time, I used alcohol to lower his temperature. When he realized that alcohol was also medicine and that he did not pass the test the first two times, he was very upset and cried. The third time he had a high fever, it occurred during the day. However, when it passed midnight, he calmed down, the temperature came down and he went to sleep. Then after 4:00 a.m., he started having a fever again. This lasted for three days. He told us that he was just eliminating karma and did not need to go to the hospital.
Prior to practicing Falun Gong, Xiaoxiao had gained less than four pounds every year. However, during the first year he started practicing, he gained 10 pounds. His face showed a healthy color. Master opened his celestial eye. He often shared with us what he saw in other dimensions. Once, he was playing on his own and was saying something to himself. He said several children played cards with him. They all had names, and they came here on a horse-drawn carriage. We asked him where they came from. He pointed to his chest and said, “From here.” When he studies the Fa, he goes into a meditative state. When he holds Zhuan Falun, he is as if segregated from the outside world. Nobody can interfere with him.
After the persecution of Falun Gong started in 1999, Xiaoxiao wrote several words on a small blackboard, “Do not hand in Dafa books,” and held it in his hands by the door and stopped me from handing in the Dafa books.
During the days that I was detained at the brainwashing center, my mother was allowed to visit me. She asked Xiaoxiao what he wanted to say to me, and he said, “Two words, 'Be persistent.'” In 2002, when I was at the brainwashing center and my husband had to leave home to avoid persecution, many kind-hearted people took care of Xiaoxiao. To their surprise, they could not tell that Xiaoxiao was without the control of his parents. The ten-year-old lived happily and often sang songs to his grandmother to make her happy.
The parents of his classmate told us, “We admire Xiaoxiao, not only because he is a good student, but also because of his kind heart for helping others. Even right before the middle school entry exam, Xiaoxiao still spent time helping our child with problem solving.” Nowadays, children are usually an only child in the family and rarely want to help others. But as a young Dafa practitioner, Xiaoxiao can be selfless and treat others kindly. For one problem, Xiaoxiao not only explained one way of solving it to his classmate, but several other ways too. Xiaoxiao never told us about these things. They all came from teachers or parents of his classmates.
Xiaoxiao did well as a young Dafa practitioner. Master also gave him a reward: he was number one in the entire district for the middle school entry exam. Everybody knew about it: the child from a Falun Gong family was number one! We did not miss this great opportunity to clarify the facts about Dafa.
From elementary school to high school, everybody knew that our entire family practices Falun Gong. Xiaoxiao brought his classmates home, and we clarified the facts to them and helped them withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its associated organizations. Xiaoxiao did not join the Communist Youth League. Xiaoxiao's grandmother and some teachers who cared about him got anxious and were afraid that his not joining the Youth League could bring him trouble. So they tried to persuade him to join and then withdraw. Xiaoxiao said, “I know it's poison; why would I drink it?”
3. My Cultivation Experience
I used to be an athlete, but I suffered from rhinitis and rheumatism, and easily caught cold at a young age.
In the beginning when I started practicing Falun Gong, it was hard for me to sit in the half-lotus position with one leg crossed over the other. Every night, when my family all sat together to do the meditation exercise, it was the moment that I suffered the most. Every day, with my husband and my son's encouragement, I finished meditating for one hour with tears in my eyes. I went from single crossing my legs to the half lotus position to full lotus position. It took me six months.
After I started practicing the exercises, my body went through miraculous changes. Within six months, every time I was doing the sitting meditation, I could feel cold air going out from my palms. Even during hot weather, after I finished the sitting meditation, I needed a blanket to cover myself up. As I practiced more, I could feel a warm current going through my body. Master gave me fine and healthy skin.
In July 1999, when the CCP started to spread slander about Falun Dafa, I had doubts. But I felt that Master has given me multiple opportunities to confront the evil persecution and validate Dafa.
Once, my manager wanted to have a conversation with me. I knew it was opportunity knocking at the door. At that time Master's lectures “True Nature Revealed” and “Position” had been published. I recited the lectures on my way there, “A magnificent cultivator, on the other hand, is able to let go of his Self and even all of his ordinary human thoughts amidst crucial trials.” (“Position,” Essentials for Further Advancement II) After I arrived there, the manager said, “The upper management has demanded that you write articles to criticize Falun Gong.” He gave me a piece of paper and a pen. So I started writing an article to validate Dafa. I wrote a short essay. He said, “No, this doesn't work. Rewrite it.” So I wrote a long article to validate how wonderful Dafa is. After he read it, he said, “This time, it looks good. You can go home now.” Later I found out that three managers discussed my article and said, “If we hand in this article, she would be done.” At last, they decided not to hand in my paper. Just like that, Master helped save me from an evil persecution. Later, this manager protected me until he retired.
One day in Autumn in 2001, my husband was reported while he was putting up Dafa posters and was detained at a detention center. The following night, the police, along with the subdivision staff members, attempted to break in to ransack my home. When I heard the footsteps coming upstairs, I immediately locked the door and turned off the lights. No matter how loud they shouted outside, I did not open the door. I told Xiaoxiao, who was scared, to go to sleep, “Mom will not open the door.” After over three hours, with Master's protection, they left.
One afternoon in late Autumn in 2002, I was conducting class with my students. A staff member of the security division at our campus and a police officer illegally arrested me in my classroom and took me to a brainwashing center. I went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. The same night, while I was clarifying the facts to former practitioners who had gone astray, I suddenly felt a warm current going down through my body. I immediately felt my righteous thoughts were so strong. I was full of tears and told those former practitioners how I felt at that moment. I knew Master was right by me.
During the 50 days of persecution, when I did well, Master encouraged me. I had a dream that I went to a university and continued to graduate school. When I did not do well, Master gave me hint that I was taking an elevator and going down fast from a high-rise building. Later, I was rescued by my family. After I returned home, through Fa-study and experience sharing, I understood that I fell into the old forces' trap of the so-called test. Prior to my arrest, I always thought: “If I were arrested, I would...” I did not negate the persecution.
After I returned home, I was still persecuted by the evil. The authorities did not allow me to teach class. From then on, I started doing face-to-face truth clarification. Close to a thousand friends, relatives and colleagues around me became my focus of truth clarification.
Instead of riding a bike, I walked to work. In winter, no matter how cold it was, I didn't have a mask on. Whoever I met, I started talking to them and leading to the topic of Falun Gong. In the process of truth clarification, I truly felt Master's strengthening. Often as soon as I had the thought of clarifying the facts, Master would bring people to me.
From the year before last, I started handing out Shen Yun DVDs. Every time I met an acquaintance, I gave them a Shen Yun DVD I made myself. An everyday person who understood the truth told me after she saw the Shen Yun DVD, “Shen Yun is so beautiful. The color is not color in the human world. After I saw the show, my heart and body were all purified. This is awesome!” I then gave her this year's Shen Yun DVD.
I live in the middle level of the building. Nobody likes to clean the stairways. I took over from the very top of the building to the bottom. My neighbor said, “The Falun Gong practitioner next to me is a good person.” In my workplace, the one thing that people argued about most was who controls the money. When the money was managed by me, everybody was satisfied and no longer argued. A colleague said, “Nowadays, Falun Gong practitioners have become the most reliable people. What's ridiculous is that we penalize them on the other hand.”
4. My Husband's Cultivation Experience
I started practicing in July 1998. The third day, the diseases that I suffered for close to 20 years, such as gastric ulcers, neurasthenia, muscle strain and pharyngitis all disappeared. The first time I did the second exercise, I felt something come out of my heart and slowly move through my arms. It was like a steel needle tingling. I suffered from unbearable pain. Finally, it was pushed out from my fingertips by the Falun. When I did the third exercise, I felt pain all over my body. I knew it was Master purifying my body because I used to practice different kinds of qigong.
The first time I did the sitting meditation, I felt as if my legs were gone. After I practiced for two months, I realized that I should no longer trade stocks. I made up my mind and sold all my stocks. At that time, many colleagues laughed at me. I felt hurt in my heart. That day I also received a phone call that the sister who raised me was dying. My heart hurt even more, so I kept reciting, “True Cultivation” over and over again. I felt calmed down. That night, when I was doing the sitting meditation, I felt my palms being torn open, and cold air burst out. I felt as if falling into an ice-house. After I was done, my body gradually warmed up. From then on, when I did the sitting meditation, I no longer sweated a lot. My feet no longer became dark purple, but show the normal red color.
After the persecution started in July 1999, I had an attachment to fear and did not come out to validate the Fa. When it was close to October, my manager asked me to make a choice. I thought the right time had come and decided to write out my cultivation experience. I then had the symptom of extreme pain all over my body and muscle cramping. I could not move while lying in bed. However, I was clear-headed. I had a thought: “I have to write this out tonight and hand it in tomorrow.” Immediately, all my symptoms disappeared. The next day, I made several copies of my article and handed them over to several managers. They immediately called the legal council to have a conversation with me and force me to give up the practice. I told them, “This is such a great Fa! Nothing can change my heart for practicing Dafa!” It was as if a severe persecution was upon me. Benevolent Master took it on for me! The managers did not report me.
After July 20, 1999, I started memorizing and reciting Zhuan Falun. In the beginning, when I tried to memorize it, my head felt as if it was ripped open; I was in great pain. When I did not try to memorize it, my head did not hurt. After a week, I was only able to memorize the first section. At noon on the day that I finished reciting the first section, Master made me feel that my Gong column had gone through the sky and my body grew huge.
I continued to memorize and recite the Fa, but the progress was slow. As soon as I recited one paragraph, I forgot what I had memorized just before. I had the thought of giving up, but I still continued. It took me close to six months to recite the first lecture. As I recited the Fa, I clearly felt that my interference was less and less. My heart was calmer. I used three months to memorize the second lecture and one and a half months to memorize the third lecture. Later, I did it faster and faster. I memorized the entire book of Zhuan Falun and recited it many times. Often, when I was on the bus reciting the Fa, the noisy environment could not disturb me. It was as if I was under a cover that separated me from the outside world. I felt as if my entire mind and body was reciting the Fa. My body seemed to be electrified and felt numb. I felt a huge column above my head.
In the process of memorizing the Fa, the areas that I did not fully understand or had questions about when I was reading the Fa, I came to understand. Sometimes, while reciting one sentence, it felt that I had never read it before. Sometimes, I could not remember a part of the Fa that I had memorized already. Then I would find out that it was exactly where I needed to improve. Sometimes, when I faced tribulations in my daily life, the related Fa would surface in my heart, reminding me that I should use the Fa to measure everything. Sometimes, when reciting the Fa, I felt that my body was going through huge changes; it became hot from deep inside and expanded within moments, and the coldness on the surface disappeared immediately. Sometimes, I felt that my body was going through earthquakes.
After I broke through the tough period while memorizing the Fa, I felt hot around my lower abdomen. I soon felt beings start growing and jumping happily within my body. I could even see them with my human eyes.
In October of 2000, one representative needed to be sent from my department to work in Guangdong for a period of time. Nobody was willing to take on this task. My manager asked me, and I agreed. After I arrived there, I realized that the amount of work had been way underestimated. One person had to take on almost three people's work, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with almost no weekends off. I still continued to study the Fa, memorize and recite the Fa, and practice the exercises.
After gaining the trust of my colleagues, I started telling them the truth about Dafa. In Guangdong, when it was still chilly in winter, I wore a short-sleeve shirt without feeling cold. My colleagues were all very surprised. I told them it was because I practice Falun Dafa. With the topic opened, I started clarifying the facts about Dafa. The majority of them acknowledged what I told them.
Between 2002 and 2007, I was teaching at a university. I often told a traditional story using a small portion of the class time. Gradually I earned the trust of my students and started showing them truth-clarification DVDs during breaks, clarifying the facts and asking them to withdraw from the CCP and its associated organizations. Just like that, every semester I taught a class of students, and they learned the truth. Some students withdrew from the CCP, Youth League and Young Pioneers. The students who understood the truth also asked their family members to withdraw.
We should stay diligent, do the three things well, fulfill our prehistoric vows and follow Master home.
From the 9th China Fahui on Minghui.org