New Practitioner: I Obtained the Fa at the Final Stage of Fa-rectification
(Minghui.org) I am a new practitioner who began Falun Dafa cultivation practice in 2010. I am writing this article to share some miraculous experiences during the process of my obtaining the Fa, to validate the extraordinary truth about Dafa.
Seeking the Truth
I had been enthusiastic about qigong since I was in high school. I felt I was seeking the truth of life, and had practiced many types of qigong. After more than a dozen years of frustration, I finally began cultivating Falun Dafa at the final stage of the Fa-rectification.
I was ashamed to have come to Dafa so late. After going through these experiences, I deeply understand how difficult it is to start cultivating Dafa. The evil Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) propaganda, my own attachments, and my own postnatal notions created difficulties for me. If it were not for Master's compassionate salvation and hints, fellow practitioners' persistent truth-clarification, and my firm determination to seek the truth of life, it would have been impossible for me to break through the CCP lies and start cultivating Falun Dafa. I would have missed this rare opportunity. Fortunately, I was finally able to start cultivating Dafa.
Because I liked cultivation, I often browsed the Internet and read blog articles about it. In 2010 I found a blog that attracted me. The articles were very well written, and many friends were discussing cultivation. In my mind those articles talked about key points of cultivation. Because of Internet censorship in China, these web friends did not mention that the name of the cultivation practice they were talking about was Falun Dafa. However, they placed links in the message area. Through these links I gradually learned the truth about Dafa.
During this period, Master also gave me hints several times in my dreams. One day in a dream a magic tricycle was carrying me, and flew into another dimension. The people in that dimension were wearing white clothing, and the entire environment was peaceful. In that dimension my body could grow huge, so huge that other people walking by me looked tiny. The tricycle carried me around and toured the entire world. The earth looked very small. Someone pointed out countries on the earth one by one, and told me that in these countries, people could cultivate freely. He told me that there were already more than 100 countries in which people could cultivate freely. When the tricycle flew over China, the tricycle immediately became small. Someone told me that in China people were not allowed to cultivate Falun Dafa in public. With such hints, Master let me learn the truth gradually.
I then downloaded Dafa books from a website and read through all the Dafa books. I learned that the true Buddha Fa is Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Giving Up Other Cultivation Ways
When I made up my mind to give up other cultivation ways and start cultivating Dafa with all my heart, Master purified my body and gave me a Falun. I experienced some amazing miracles. One night after doing the fifth exercise (the sitting meditation), I lay down to sleep. Suddenly my Celestial eye opened, and I saw wonderful flowers in another dimension. The flowers were so beautiful, beyond compare. They were bright and pure in color. They by no means belonged to this human world. These purple and golden flowers were constantly spinning. After a few minutes, I saw a star-like energy body flying toward me, then entering my body. My whole body jumped, like I had been shocked. That energy body quickly merged with my body, and I saw a golden living body attached to my abdomen. I asked the living body, “Can you move?” The living body twisted a few times. I did not understand what it was. I later came to realize that Master had installed a Falun in my abdomen. Master said that the Falun is a high level living being.
After that my body started changing. The toothache I had had for more than a dozen years disappeared, and my physical condition kept improving. Master purified my body several times. One night when I was doing the sitting meditation, I saw a white energy flow pour in to the top of my head, and my entire body turned white. I knew that Master was purifying my body. Several others times this happened while I was asleep. I experienced Master's benevolent help and protection!
I once witnessed the power of "The Fa rectifies the cosmos” by chance. At the time I didn't know anything about sending righteous thoughts. I only knew that there was a phrase, “The Fa rectifies the cosmos.” One night when I was asleep, I saw an evil life come to interfere with me. I had never used the phrase, "The Fa rectifies the cosmos” before, and I wanted to give a try. I recited the phrase in my mind, and suddenly a golden light flashed in front of my eyes. The evil life immediately evaporated, and the entire space turned clean. Afterwards, through learning the Fa and reading Minghui articles, I learned how to send forth righteous thoughts. At first while I was sending righteous thoughts, I kept reciting the Fa-rectification verses. Later, I read in a fellow practitioner's article that one only needs to recite the verse one time while sending righteous thoughts. I then found many articles on the website about sending forth righteous thoughts, and I memorized the key points for sending righteous thoughts.
Another miraculous experience occurred after I withdrew from the CCP and its affiliated organizations on the Epoch Times website. While I was doing the sitting meditation one night, I saw my body experience a special change. I saw that a set of things were cleaned out of my body, and that these things were as as hard as bricks. My body felt softer and more relaxed after that. My understanding was that my withdrawing from the CCP and its affiliated organizations had erased the mark of the beast from my body. It was also a purification of my body and mind, and my choice for a good future.
After I started learning the Fa, I felt that my xinxing improve quickly. It was just like Master said, “One’s gong level is as high as one’s xinxing level, and this is an absolute truth.” (“Lecture One” from Zhuan Falun) Improving xinxing is the key to cultivation. I can now think based on the Fa with my best effort when I encounter any situation. After I started cultivating Falun Dafa, I stopped playing stocks, and came to understand the principle of, “With gain, there must be loss.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Houston”) Now when I encounter difficulties, I am not as irritable as before, and don't feel really bad. Instead I feel happy, because I know that all the troubles I am having are because of my karma. Experiencing troubles are opportunities for me to eliminate karma and improve my xinxing.
When I was cultivating other ways in the past, I always had an ordinary mentality, and all kinds of attachments and desires. I could not move forward in my cultivation. Master said, “To tell you the truth, the entire cultivation process for a practitioner is one of constantly giving up human attachments.” (“Lecture One” from Zhuan Falun)
Although ordinary notions, including attachments to fame, self interests, and lust, at times still come up, I am able to identify them and understand that they are not me. I am able to eliminate these impure thoughts and karma. At times I used my hands in another dimension to catch these impure thoughts, and crush and disintegrate them. The effects were very good.
I came to understand from Fa study, that in order to improve in cultivation one must do well the three things. I tried my best to do the three things to the best of my ability at my understanding. At that time I had not met any fellow practitioners in the area, and I was cultivating by myself. I read the Fa every day, listened to Master's Fa lectures, and kept improving myself in the Fa. I visited the Minghui website almost daily to read fellow practitioners' cultivation experience sharing articles. I practiced the exercises and meditation at least once a day, and I sent forth righteous thoughts four times a day. I downloaded truth-clarification fliers from the Minghui website, printed them out, and distributed them.
In the downtown area I saw two bulletin boards that had content which slandered Dafa. Because they were on the main road and there were many people passing by, I felt I had to remove them, which I did on several rainy nights. I also put up messages, such as “The CCP is the Evil Cult” and “Heaven is Eliminating the CCP.” I also wrote “Falun Dafa is Good” on the glass of bulletin boards. These phrases shock people, and I am still doing this.
When I clarified the truth to people face-to-face, I mostly talked in the third person. I started with the CCP's corruption, and I talked about the truth of Falun Dafa that I saw in Hong Kong and Taiwan. I then told them that heaven is eliminating the CCP, and talked about withdrawing from the CCP and its affiliated organizations to ensure a safe future. I need to try hard to further improve clarifying the truth face-to-face.
I am grateful for Master's benevolent salvation. In the final stage of Fa-rectification, I will do my best to do the three things well.