Minghui Fahui| An 11-year-old Practitioner Looks Within and Saves Sentient Beings
(Minghui.org) Greetings revered Master, greetings fellow practitioners,
I am an 11-year-old practitioner hoping to share my most recent experiences with fellow practitioners.
1. Looking Within
Last summer my mother told my older brother and me to memorize Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. It took us two months. This summer mother told us memorize the book again. We slacked off and only memorized one chapter a month. My mother said, “How many chapters did you memorize last year? If you can't cherish the precious time Master left us, you should not go to school.” This was a wake-up call, and my brother and I memorized chapters two to nine the following month. However, we skipped a few paragraphs because we had other things on our mind and lied to our mother.
“As a practitioner, one must then conduct oneself by following this characteristic of the universe rather than the standards of everyday people. If you want to return to the original, true self and move up in cultivation practice, you must conduct yourself according to this criterion. As a human being, you are a good person only if you can follow this universe’s characteristic of Zhen-Shan-Ren. A person who deviates from this characteristic is truly a bad person. In the workplace or in society, some people may say that you are bad, yet you may not necessarily be bad. Some people may say that you are good, but you may not really be good. As a practitioner, if you assimilate yourself to this characteristic you are one that has attained the Tao—it’s just such a simple principle.” (Zhuan Falun)
Master gave me a hint when looking within, telling me that I had stepped outside the standard of the Fa and I felt terrible. If I could not even do such an important thing – memorizing the Fa, how could I be called a practitioner? I admitted my wrongdoing to Master in my mind and memorized those paragraphs.
We don't have a television, but I found a way to watch DVDs I had picked up from the ground behind my mother's back. That was not an honest and truthful thing to do. Teacher said,
“In practicing Zhen-Shan-Ren, the Tao School emphasizes the cultivation of Zhen. Therefore, the Tao School believes in the cultivation of Zhen to nurture one’s nature; one should tell the truth, do things truthfully, become a truthful person, return to the original, true self, and in the end, become a true person through cultivation. Nevertheless, it also includes Ren and Shan, but with an emphasis on the cultivation of Zhen. The Buddha School emphasizes cultivating Shan of Zhen-Shan-Ren. Because the cultivation of Shan can generate great, benevolent compassion, and when compassion develops one will find all beings suffering, the Buddha School thus develops an aspiration to offer salvation to all beings. It also has Zhen and Ren, but with an emphasis on the cultivation of Shan. Our Falun Dafa is based upon the highest standard of the universe, Zhen, Shan, and Ren, all of which we cultivate simultaneously. The system that we cultivate is enormous.” (Zhuan Falun)
From then on, I never misled my parents again.
2. Seizing the Time to Save Sentient Beings
The memorization and studying of the Fa helped me understand that even little practitioners need to seize the time to do the three things well. During summer break, after memorizing Zhuan Falun, I distributed truth-clarification materials about Falun Dafa almost every evening with my parents and my brother. I also attended the summer Fa study class held for the local little practitioners. Beginning at 7:55 a.m., we studied one chapter of Zhuan Falun, did the exercises, and sent righteous thoughts. We went home after noon time and distributed Falun Dafa materials in the afternoon.
One time I had to go to a large school to distribute the materials. I was not familiar with the way to the school. Additionally, I was in charge of a whole dormitory building and was insecure about doing the task at hand. Master said,
"Should you have fear, it will seize upon you
If thoughts are righteous, evil will collapse
The cultivator’s mind is loaded with Fa.
Send righteous thoughts, and rotten demons explode
Gods walk the earth, validating the Fa"
("What’s to Fear?" from Hong Yin II, translation version A)
I knew that Master was beside me and I had the Fa to guide me, and I had no reason to be afraid. With Master's help, I quickly and smoothly finished my task.
One day my mother asked my brother to distribute an article to everyone in the 8th grade. I said that I wanted to help as well. My mother said that I could not get into the school without wearing the uniform. I was disappointed and suddenly had an idea. I told my mother that I could wear my brother's uniform. My mother agreed. That night at around 9 p.m., we entered the school when all the students were leaving for home. First, I was calm, but then got nervous because it was really dark and there wasn't anyone around. I quickly remembered that Master was with me and I calmed down again. I distributed all the materials and returned home safely.
One time I clarified the truth to a little girl. I asked her whether she was a member of the Young Pioneers and she said yes. I said, “You did not do anything bad as a member but when you joined, you raised your hand and swore to follow the Party, listen to the Party, and be the Party's good child. The minute you swore, you had a mark on you. The officials of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are corrupt and did a lot of bad things and heaven will eliminate the CCP and all its members. You must quit the Young Pioneers and remember that 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good'. This way, during times of calamities, gods will protect you.” The little girl quit. It worked on some kids but not all. One kid once told me, “Joining the Young Pioneers is a glorious thing. Didn't you do that?” I told him, “My teacher had told me long time ago that I was qualified to join. I refused because the red scarf is dyed red with blood. It did not feel right wearing it. Look at me, I gave up the Young Pioneers and now I am healthy, have good grades, and I am tall. Isn't that nice?” Some of them quit after listening to me.
I went out with my mother to distribute Shen Yun DVDs and gave one to a man. I told him it was the world's number one show. He looked at it and frowned, “Who gave it to you? What is it? Why are you giving it to me?” I told him, “Sir, a lady gave it to me. It's a Shen Yun DVD that will bring you health. The lady told me to give it to another person after I was done. She also wanted me to remember that Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, and said that the gods and Buddhas would keep me safe. Sir, I want you have have great fortune after watching this DVD and don't forget to give it to your family members and friends after you are done. Tell them to remember Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, and gods will protect you.” The man smiled and told me, “Boy, you are very kind and sensible. Thank you.”
I want to thank Master for helping and encouraging me. I will progress more diligently and not disappoint Master.