(Minghui.org) Greetings Master! Greetings fellow practitioners!

For the 9th China Fahui on Minghui.org, I want to report to our benevolent Master my cultivation experience over the past fourteen years.

1. The happiness of practicing Falun Gong

Three of my friends came to tell me in August 1998, “Falun Gong is great.” After hearing the words “Falun Gong,” I was shocked. After receiving the book, Zhuan Falun, I began my genuine cultivation in Dafa.

I recited Master’s articles “Wealth with Virtue,” and “Melt into the Fa” over one hundred times. Before I cultivated, I took fame and fortune very seriously. After reading “Wealth with Virtue,” I no longer believed that fame and fortune were that important. I also got rid of the bad habits that I had before practicing Falun Gong. I recite Master’s lectures everywhere I go and all the time-- on my way to work and at home. The feeling of happiness has filled up my heart; I live in a harmonious environment, and people often wonder why I am always happy every day.

Double leg-crossing for the sitting meditation was most difficult for me. My legs poked up high, and I cried out of pain; however, I knew that having butchered many animals in my career as a chef, I must pay back karma for the lives that I killed. Such a small amount of misery was nothing. After a while, when I finally was able to cross my legs, my primordial spirit could transcend layers of the heavens and see magnificent scenes. Master often poured energy into the top of my head and all the way down to my toes. One day on my way home, I cried the entire way home for no reason. Arriving at my house, I immediately kowtowed to Master and said in my heart: I will listen to you and go home with you.

2. Validating the Fa at Tiananmen Square

Shortly after I started cultivation in the Fa, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched its persecution of Falun Gong. Being a Falun Gong practitioner, I had the responsibility to validate the Fa.

Therefore, I wanted to go to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong.

I went to Beijing in October 2000. Many practitioners were already in Tiananmen Square. Some of us sat down on the ground meditating with our legs crossed; some shouted, “Falun Dafa is good;” some held banners and distributed pamphlets. Practitioners used various methods to validate the Fa. At that moment, my righteous thoughts arose and I felt as if my head touched the sky. I shouted, “Falun Dafa is good. Master is good. Restore innocence to my Master.” While I shouted, a gang of four to five thugs charged at me. Pointing at them, I shouted, “Don’t touch me!” Instantly, they froze, their hands above their heads, as if to say that they surrendered. About ten seconds later, however, another group of thugs attacked me from behind and dragged me into a police vehicle. I was then illegally detained, with a group of other practitioners, inside a building near the square. Later, I was escorted back home and sentenced to one year of forced labor.

The forced labor camp purchased several boxes of high voltage electrical batons on April 25, 2001, so that they could use them to carry out their plans to forcibly “transform” Falun Gong practitioners. That evening, many drunken guards took turns shocking practitioners with the electrical batons. A few of them carried me upstairs to the secret interrogation room on the top floor. I saw that several exhausted guards were sweating and panting, with many depleted batons scattered about, with a handful of electrical batons still on the table being charged. The walls were splattered with blood. Some practitioners were locked up next to the room because the guards wanted them to hear the wails and the popping sound of the electrical shocks from those who were being tortured. The guards’ goal was to terrify the practitioners so that they would give in. At that moment, a few guards pressed me onto a bench, stripped my shirt and cuffed my hands behind my back, with one guard stepping on the middle of the handcuffs to stop my hands from moving. They shocked the sensitive parts of my body only: Eyes, bottom, elbows, etc. Closing my eyes, I recited in my heart, “Benevolent Might” from Hong Yin,

“Dafa is what you carry everywhere,
Zhen Shan Ren, rooted in the mind;
A great Arhat walks the earth,
Gods and demons fear with awe.”

In that instant, the thugs stopped torturing me. I was not afraid, but felt sorry for them. When they carried me out, sympathy grew in my heart; the guards stared at me with a stunned expression.

When the guards played DVDs that slandered Dafa, several fellow practitioners turned off the TV sets and shouted, “Falun Dafa is good.” The guards dragged me into the room where they persecuted practitioners and proceeded to kick and hit me for over twenty minutes. I kept shouting, “Eradicate the evil. Eradicate the evil. Eradicate the evil.” Exhausted, they stopped hitting me. They looked miserable.

3. Validating the Fa through installing NTDTV satellite dishes

In 2006, I began to install New Tang Dynasty TV satellite dishes for people. I was enlightened that NTDTV helped harmonize the three things Master wanted. Master said in “Teaching the Fa Given at the NTDTV Meeting,” “The energy emitted by NTDTV is very strong, and the television sets tuned in to it receive powerful energy, which dismantles the evil’s factors.” If NTDTV were spread all over China, many more people would be saved. Because the evil forces know that fact too, they have tried their utmost to stop practitioners from installing the satellite dishes. Only by truly believing in Master and the Fa can we do the job well.

Installing the satellite dishes for people is a difficult task. I had to carry the sixty- to seventy-pound dishes all the way up to the top of the roof, rain or shine, no matter how high the building was. It often took me a few hours to adjust the dishes to receive the signals. The winter in the Northeastern part of China is freezing cold. One day, I stayed on top of a roof for several hours, but there was still no signal. My fingers and toes were frozen, and I could not feel anything. At that moment, I remembered what Master said, “With this body, one cannot put up with it if the body is cold, hot, tired, or hungry. In any case, it is suffering.” (Zhuan Falun)

As soon as I remembered this line of Fa, a current of heat was transported into my body. A few minutes later, the dish began to work properly. I also discovered that installing the NTDTV dishes is also a process for me to elevate my xinxing.

4. The importance of sending forth righteous thoughts

Once, after spending the entire morning installing the satellite dish for a relative who lived in a rural area, I still could not get it working properly. I adjusted the dish numerous times, but it still did not work. When I sent forth righteous thoughts at noon, I saw a dark dragon roaming around, with his paws waving and mouth open. I then pointed at it with my powerful righteous thoughts; however, it still escaped. A few minutes after sending forth righteous thoughts, I could receive the NTDTV signal. I learned that installing NTDTV satellite dishes is also a battle between the just and the evil, and sending forth righteous thoughts is crucial to the success of this battle.

Some other relatives of mine were Buddhist. I spent about 6 to 7 hours adjusting the dish for them, but it did not receive a signal. Then, a few practitioners helped to send forth righteous thoughts, and we added one more thought, “Disintegrate completely all the meddling deities in the three realms that have a hand in interfering with saving sentient beings and help them learn the truth.” After that, the owner of the house brought out some Buddha portraits and asked, “We have these in our house. Do they interfere with the installation of the satellite dish?” After we burned those portraits, the dish could finally receive the NTDTV signal.

5. Collaborating as a group

Right before we began to install a dish for a fellow practitioner who lived in a different township, the power went out. The fellow practitioner said that they seldom lost power; therefore, we began to send forth righteous thoughts. Shortly afterward, the power came back on. However, while we worked, that fellow practitioner started chatting with other people instead of collaborating with us. For a long time, the dish could not get a signal. I told him, “Stop chatting, come inside to send forth righteous thoughts and work with us, please.” After the fellow practitioner joined us, the dish began to receive signals.

On another occasion, I noticed we all had our own ideas and were pretty much attached to our own methods, and consequently, after working for a long time, the dish was still not working. I remembered Master’s words in “Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia in U.S.A.,”

“So what's their state of mind? It's tolerance, an extremely immense tolerance, being able to accept other beings, and being able to truly think from other beings' perspectives. This is something a lot of you haven't achieved yet in your cultivation, but you're gradually catching on and achieving it. When another God proposes an idea, they aren't eager to reject it, and they aren't eager to express their own ideas and they don't believe that their own ideas are good. Instead, they look at what the end result of the other God's proposed approach will be. The paths are different--everyone's path is different--and the truths that beings validate and enlighten to in the Fa are different, too, but the results might very well be the same. That's why they look at the results, and if the result of a God's idea can achieve the goal, if it can truly achieve it, then all of them will go along with it. That's how Gods think. Also, if there's something lacking in it they'll unconditionally and quietly supplement it to make things more complete and perfect. That's how they handle things.”

Therefore, I let go of my attachment to self and quietly collaborated with my fellow practitioners. Soon after that, the NTDTV signal came through.

6. Everything comes here for the Fa

While installing a dish on top of a roof one day, I heard a voice behind me ask, “What are you doing?” Looking around, I did not see anyone except a magpie chirping nearby. I said, “Remember that Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” The magpie said, “Great, Great.” Then it flew away. Later, three magpies flew over. I also told them, “Remember that Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” They all happily flew away.

When I was installing a satellite for another house, suddenly a voice said, “I’ve waited for you for a long time.” Looking around, I did not see anyone. Then I realized the old satellite dish was talking to me. It said, “I was deserted, and the owner has moved away. I’m begging you to use me now.” I said, “It seems that we have a karmic relationship, but please remember that Falun Dafa is good. I will help you accomplish your historic mission to broadcast the NTDTV programs.” After I finished, the signal was strong and clear.

My own satellite’s signal was initially not very good because I did not have enough rocks on the dish to stabilize it. On my way home one day, I found a rock on the roadside and brought it home. However, I did not use it because it was too big to be moved all the way up to the top of the house. For several days afterwards, the signal was not very clear. One morning on my way out, that rock said, “Move me up there, and then your dish will work fine.” The next day, I did move it up, and then the signal was great.

I have come across rain, wind and cold on my cultivation path in the past fourteen years. During those difficult days, no matter how hard the tribulations were, if I trusted Master and the Fa and strengthened my righteous thoughts, I overcame everything.

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