[Selected Submission] Growing Up on the Cultivation Path
(Minghui.org) My mother took to me a nearby practice site on the evening of January 1, 1997 to watch Master’s 9-day lecture. A practitioner taught us the exercises, and I learned them attentively. On the way home, my mother said to me, “We need to cultivate diligently.” That was how I started to practice Falun Dafa.
Growing Up on My Cultivation Path
Fifteen years have since passed, and I am 20 years old now. Before I started practicing at age 5, I had very poor health and was often sick. Therefore, I had to see doctors from time to time. After practicing Dafa, Master helped purify my body, and I no longer needed to see a doctor.
There was a time in late 1998 when fellow practitioners planned to go the provincial capital to clarify the truth. My mother wanted to go, but she was also very worried because I had symptoms of a fever. I said to her, “Please go. I will be all right.” She said, “Please recite the Fa, and Master will help you.” The fever was gone shortly after mother left.
Falun Dafa Taught Me to Be a Better Person
My mother took me to the group Fa-study every evening. I could not read yet, so I just listened quietly while other practitioners read the Fa. I was eventually able to memorize the first half of each lecture in Zhuan Falun.
One day in kindergarten, a boy knocked me down. I slowly got up and did not cry. Thinking that he didn't do it on purpose, I didn't tell the teacher, either. After returning home that day, I told my mother about it and said, “I wasn't angry towards the boy. My xinxing has improved.”
As I continued to study the Fa, I realized the importance of looking within regardless of the situation. One day I saw two students fighting with each other, and I remembered Master's words in “Teaching the Fa at the Eastern U.S. Fa Conference,”
“...when two people have a conflict and a third person sees it, even that third person should think about whether there are any problems on his part—'Why did I happen to see it?'”
I was confused since I seldom fought with other students. I went to my mother and asked her about this. She said, “Maybe this is reminding you to be more friendly towards your classmates. For example, be more tolerant when encountering conflicts with others.” I remembered her words and always followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. When my classmates had problems, they liked to come to me for help, and I often told them how I viewed the problems from the Fa.
While I was walking to the evening class session one day with another student, a group of young men stopped us, and one of their leaders wanted me to be his girlfriend. I refused, and he was upset, “Think about it, and I will come to you again.” Then they left. My classmate was scared and asked me to be careful. I laughed since I knew I would be all right with Master's help. Meanwhile, I also realized that the sentimentality in everyday society was something a practitioner needed to let go of. That person did not show up again. I was very thankful for Master's help.
Master Helped Me Save People
After the persecution started in July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) made up lies to defame Master and Falun Dafa. As a result, many people were poisoned by the fabrications. I found opportunities to clarify the truth about this to other students and asked them to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. One day, I told a student the truth about Dafa—it was the class monitor. She did not listen and reported it to the teacher. After classes were over that day, both my teachers and the principal spoke with me about it. I was not scared and clarified the truth to them. Later, the principal and teachers left, except for the math teacher, who whispered to me, asking me to help her quit the CCP.
I didn't hate the class monitor after that incident and still got along well with her. I knew she had been deeply poisoned, since her father was an officer in the police department. One day she invited me to her home. So I explained many things about Dafa to her mother, and another mother who was there at the time. Both agreed to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
I am very grateful for Master's care, and I will do better.
From the Call for Submissions to Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary of Falun Dafa’s Introduction