Master Gave Me a New Life
(Minghui.org) I have benefited greatly from practicing Falun Dafa. Master frequently gives me hints to be diligent and I have no excuse not to be. I have often seen sacred and beautiful scenes in other dimensions with my celestial eye. Going forward I will continue to find my shortcomings, strengthen my righteous thoughts, and walk better the righteous path Master arranged for me. I will save even more sentient beings and complete what Master wants.
1. Lost and Suffering, I Entered Dafa
I wasn't even 40 when my husband died in the Spring of 2001. It hit me hard. I lost my spiritual foundation. I painfully struggled every day, felt that life had no meaning, and became riddled with diseases. My mom, who practices Falun Dafa, saw how pained I was and suggested that I start. Her fellow practitioners also encouraged me. They said, “The only way to find yourself free of suffering is cultivation. If you take up this path your destiny will change, you will understand the true meaning of life and predestined relationships.”
I entered Dafa with attachments to being cured and being free of pain, during that time when the persecution was the most ruthless. Practitioners went to Beijing to appeal and police officers were stationed at every intersection ready to arrest them. Practitioners didn't have a sense of security. However, I didn't think about being arrested. It didn't cross my mind that officers arresting practitioners had anything to do with me. Every day I studied the Fa, practiced the exercises and distributed truth clarification materials about Falun Dafa and the persecution with other practitioners, in order to validate the Fa.
I was cured and became literate.
My physical and mental anguish gradually decreased and my mood continued to improve. I often thought, “Why is such a wonderful practice banned? Why does the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecute practitioners? Practitioners are all good people.” I was really puzzled, “Falun Dafa saved me and our mighty Master gave me a new life. I will cultivate no matter what happens and I won't let anyone or anything interfere with me.” I experienced dramatic changes physically and mentally. Though I was illiterate, I was able to read Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa, after I began practicing.
2. I don't fully understand cultivation. I just follow Master.
Falun Dafa is wonderful and whoever practices benefits. I started practicing at the height of the persecution when many practitioners left cultivation. It was so precious that I was able to enter Dafa in that situation. I felt that my life was no longer ordinary. Practitioners were happy for me and encouraged me to be steadfast.
Practitioners who produced truth clarification materials didn't dare to distribute them or give them to other practitioners to distribute at that time. My mother said, “Go and deliver the materials.” I didn't have any fear or worries. I often brought truth clarification materials to other practitioners. Some practitioners didn't want them due to their fears. A lot of materials couldn't be distributed because of this. I often took my daughter, who was 15 at the time, to different villages to leave truth clarification materials on peoples' doors. We distributed a lot of materials. When we had gone to all the villages in our vicinity, we took taxis to further places and delivered and pasted materials in different locations. I was delighted every time when we finished. We frightened and eliminated a large quantity of evil in other dimensions when we distributed large amounts of materials. People began to view Dafa in a positive light, and gradually saw through the lies of the CCP.
I got a job, as I needed to support myself. I was diligent and conscientiously followed the standard of a practitioner at all times. People often took home items from work but I never did. I thought, “I'm a practitioner. I can only meet the standard of a practitioner if I am good everywhere and raise my xinxing or moral character. My work was reeling in thread. In the beginning I had a lot of problems. I couldn't do it and often cut the thread. I was very worried. The more nervous I got the more problems I had. I thought of Master's teachings.
“When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Zhuan Falun)
My heart became stable when I remembered this and I was no longer anxious. The problems went away. From then on my work went very smoothly. I thought, “This is cultivation!”
Afterwards, whenever I had a problem I looked at it from the perspective of the Fa and the problems were readily solved. I experienced the wonder of cultivation. My understanding of Dafa deepened as my xinxing improved, and I realized how precious this Fa is. I became stricter with myself and remembered that I was a practitioner at all times and must do well. I constantly upgraded my xinxing and sent righteous thoughts going to and coming from work.
Everyone said I was a new person after I began practicing. I was over 30 when I started but looked like I was over 50. I looked younger and younger as I practiced. Master purified my mind and body and Dafa opened up my wisdom. Where I was ignorant before, now I was wise. From being dull and in a daze, I was now quick witted and agile. I was cheerful, kind and happy. I approached all situations joyfully, and always felt elated. I was illiterate when I began and then was able to fluently read Master's Fa, Minghui's weekly reports and other truth clarification materials. Master created a new me. I have really benefited from Dafa and changed immensely. I can't describe in words how remarkable Dafa is. There is no language that can convey my indebtedness and gratitude to Master. So how on earth could I not be diligent?
3. Cultivating and gradually maturing while saving sentient beings
I've gradually come to understand the significance of studying the Fa while practicing. I can only save sentient beings if I cultivate myself well. I've experienced joy and worry while saving sentient beings. In the process of saving people, wondrous things happen, the stuff of fairy tales.
Two years ago I found a job as a sanitation worker in a hospital. I met a lot of people there, including the relatives of patients. The relatives were very worried and I wanted to save these people who were suffering. I asked Master to support me, and to arrange situations so that I could save sentient beings with predestined relationships. I grabbed every opportunity to clarify the truth and save these people in the course of my work. I also conscientiously raised my xinxing.
“...if you fail to cultivate well, your power to save sentient beings will not be that great.” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference”)
So, I constantly reminded myself that I was a practitioner, strictly followed the standards of a cultivator and saved these sentient beings.
The staff and patients in the hospital all believed that Falun Dafa practitioners were good people. I gave them truth clarification materials whenever I had the opportunity. I worked there for two years and many people afterwards understood the truth about Falun Gong and the persecution.
Dying Man Saved
There was a patient who was in critical condition. He had a blockage in his brain and was covered with blisters, including his throat and eyes. His condition was very peculiar and the doctors said he had an incurable disease. He was in a great deal of pain. He couldn't wear clothes and a frame was created to shield him. He couldn't eat and was fed intravenously. His wife cried every day.
Seeing how much suffering they were in, I thought, “I need to tell them about the wonders of Falun Dafa and let them benefit from the practice and experience a new life.”
So, I talked to the patient but he didn't believe me and just shook his head. Then I spoke with his wife. She really believed in Dafa and withdrew from the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
I encouraged his wife to try and convince him of the truth in order to save his life. His wife said, “If that is the case then I will definitely talk with him.” His wife told him to recite, “Falun Gong is good!”
Since he had no other options and was down to his last rope, he recited, “Falun Gong is good!” Miracles happened. He was able to eat again and no longer needed intravenous feeding. His condition improved daily. The couple was very happy. Within a month he was able to go downstairs for his checkups. His whole family was happy. All his friends and family withdrew from the CCP. They all believed in the goodness of Dafa.
A month later he was able to leave the hospital. He was so happy. His whole family was saved. When he left the hospital I repeatedly told him to remember that it was Dafa that saved him. He said, “I will continue to recite, 'Falun Gong is good!' I won't forget.” I witnessed this miracle and experienced Master's great compassion.
4. The first thing I do is clarify the truth no matter where I am.
Mentally Challenged Son Saved
I often distribute truth clarification materials, and paste them where they can be seen. I take a lot of materials with me and talk with people while I distribute them. I don't miss an opportunity to clarify the truth. Many accept the informational materials and withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Before, when I didn't have a job, I used to go out with other practitioners. We were looking for work and at the same time used this as an opportunity to encourage people to withdraw from the CCP. Many did. It seems like people are waiting for this opportunity to be saved.
Once, on our way home, we came across a young man, who was under 20, of limited intelligence, had problems using his legs and couldn't speak normally.
He was helping move the wheelchair that his ill father sat in and was walking in the middle of a road with great effort. I yelled to them to come over and told them it wasn't safe over there. They came over. I asked them about their circumstances. The father said they were taking a stroll. I talked to the father about withdrawing from the CCP. He said he was a Young Pioneer when he attended school. I said, “Withdraw from the CCP and protect yourself. Often recite ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’” He agreed.
I said to the son, “You definitely should recite this. Don't forget.” He looked at me and giggled. We continued to walk. I looked back and saw that the son had placed his palms devoutly together. The other practitioner saw this as well. I knew that his knowing side was thanking us. I thought he may be mentally challenged in this life but his main spirit isn't. He has waited ten million years for the opportunity to hear the truth and be saved. At this point I understood the Fa that Master taught.
“Saving people is just that, saving people, and to pick and choose would not be merciful.” (Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference)
All sentient beings are waiting for us.
Another time, we saw some temporary workers from another place on the side of the road. One person sat by himself. We went over to talk to him. He excitedly said, “I'm still a member of the CCP. Please withdraw for me. My name is ...” We continued to walk and saw a couple of young men eating dates on the side of the road. We went over and said hi. They enthusiastically offered us dates and asked us to join them. We said withdrawing from the CCP can guarantee their safety and their parents can relax and need not worry about them. They said, “Falun Dafa is good. The CCP is really bad.”
They withdrew from the Young Pioneers. Two of them were extremely grateful. They grabbed our hands when we spoke with them and wouldn't let go. They said, “The two of you are really great! Thank you for telling us such an important thing. We will tell the rest of our families when we get home.” While we were walking away they continued to yell goodbye and kept thanking us. We further understood the importance of saving people. All sentient beings are waiting for us.
I was more determined to save sentient beings after this. I can only follow the righteous path and be problem free if I heed Master's Fa and teachings. Although I have many short comings, I have always followed the path arranged for me by Master.
As Master said,
“A Righteous God
With righteous thoughts and righteous actions He is diligent without letting up Eliminating demons that damage the Fa He is good to all beings” (“A Righteous God” from Hong Yin Volume II)
Fellow practitioners, please compassionately point out my shortcomings.