(Clearwisdom.net) I started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. I felt happiness from the bottom of my heart from being able to cultivate in the Fa and keep improving myself in the process of saving people. When I thought that I had made mistakes, and when I felt dejected, our benevolent Master always gave me hints in various ways, to encourage and to inspire me to keep going forward in cultivation. The following are some of my cultivation experiences.

One of my patients introduced me to Falun Gong. At that time I was a recent medical school graduate who had been seeking the truth of life. Since beginning cultivation practice, I have conducted myself according to Dafa at work and in my daily life. I keep telling my colleagues and patients about the beauty of Falun Gong. Another practitioner couple at the group practice site later introduced me to a girl, whom I eventually married. She also started practicing Falun Gong. We studied the Fa, promoted the Fa to the public, and did the exercises together every day.

I started memorizing Zhuan Falun early on. I recite about ten pages of Zhuan Falun every day. Dafa is rooted in my mind, and I am able to keep a clear mind when encountering tribulations. When I lost money or my bicycle was stolen, I understood it happened because I owed someone in my previous lives and was able to accept this with a peaceful mind. People at work often asked me to be on duty for them, and I never rejected their requests. I considered myself a cultivator, and that I should consider others first. My time during those early days of Falun Dafa is a precious memory.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began its persecution of Falun Dafa in July 1999. Before that, we had written letters and sent faxes to related government offices to explain the facts about Falun Dafa. The police had come to our group practice site to identify people joining the group practice, and they had threatened and intimidated us, and told us not to practice Falun Gong. After July 20, 1999 we went to the provincial government to appeal, joined the group practice in front of the local government, and I also went to Beijing to appeal. We held cultivation experience sharing meetings at home, went out to distribute informational materials, and explained the facts to people face-to-face. I was arrested three times, and each time I was detained for about 100 days. Because I could not let go of the attachment to life and death, I once compromised with the evil under pressure. Master's hints and other practitioners' selflessness helped me see the path I needed to take. I defeated the old forces' scheme of trying to pull me down. Since then, I have walked on the path of cultivating the righteous Fa.

I came to understand that as long as one does not give up and keeps holding the courage to cultivate, Master will help by opening the gates in his mind. It was like Master said, “Master has prepared the best of everything for you, but you need to make it there!” ("Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Manhattan International Fa Conference")

After my forced labor term ended, I went back to my previous employer. Because of my compassionate conduct as a Falun Gong practitioner prior to my arrest, several departments wanted me at the same time. An older woman eventually got me to join her department. She taught me new technologies. I soon became a technical expert at work. She had already learned the truth about Falun Gong and the persecution, and helped me in my effort to tell people the facts. With her help, I came into contact with many people from different social strata. My work made it convenient to pass informational materials to the people and explain the facts about Falun Dafa to them. She was rewarded for her understanding of the truth and for her good deeds. She was promoted and became a recognized expert in the research field in which we worked. Her daughter was also accepted into a well-known university. Master arranged for me to learn from a vocal music teacher during this time. I became the key person with the ability to host events, to sing, and to teach dance. I felt that Dafa had given me wisdom. I was able to achieve outstanding results in a very short time.

The new management at work never allowed any personnel from the 610 Office to harass me. They protected me in various situations. Business got better and better. It changed from almost being unable to pay employees' wages to people wanting to get in. My experiences have shown that as long as we have the Fa in our minds and as long as we maintain righteous thoughts and conduct ourselves properly, we will have all the best in our daily lives.

I set up a materials production site in my home in 2006, and learned to make informational CDs and booklets. I was eventually transferred to a new department at work, affiliated with a comprehensive hospital ward, where I could have contact with more people, and I was promoted, which increased my income. I also moved my home to a place near a business center where a lot more people pass by, and where I was also closer to other practitioners' homes. I knew that Master had arranged all these events to make it more convenient for me to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa.

In the hospital ward I answered various questions from the patients with great patience. I tried my best to give them the best treatment and care. I turned in all the "red packages" the patients gave me to the hospital office, as deposits for their hospitalization. (In China it is popular for patients to give their doctors cash in a "red package.") After I gained their trust, I used the treatment of their illness as a starting point to talk about how I benefited from Falun Gong practice. I told them how my allergies, hepatitis, and middle-ear infection miraculously disappeared after I started practicing Falun Gong. After they came to understand Falun Dafa, I advised them to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Most of them understood and withdrew from the Party. Following that, I gave them CDs and other materials.

I spoke with taxi drivers and workers, and went to various gatherings. I explained the truth as long as I had a chance to talk. I have treated truth-clarification as the most important thing in my life, and my mind is always considering what Master wants, which is to save people.

On my days off, I go outdoors to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa face-to-face, help people withdraw from the Party, and distribute materials. I have walked through all the surrounding residential areas. For distant areas I travel by taxi. I also go with other practitioners to send righteous thoughts near brainwashing centers, and visit practitioners who are imprisoned. Every time I have gone out with fellow practitioners, I have been inspired and achieved improvement.

Looking back on my 16 years on the cultivation path, I feel very fortunate to have been able to assist Master in this special historical period. I hope that I can be more diligent in the future - to help the lives longing for salvation to obtain eternal happiness.