Greetings, revered Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I'm a new Falun Gong practitioner. First of all, I want to thank Master sincerely for bringing this practice, which is so virtuous, to the human world and for enduring hardships to save sentient beings!
“... with one person practicing, the whole family benefits” (“Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia”)
I am one who has benefited. My father obtained the Fa over 12 years ago and later when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Gong, my father’s determination to cultivate in the practice never wavered although he was illegally imprisoned. He was able to step forward with righteous thoughts.
My mother and my sisters started to cultivate. Thus, I always felt that divine beings were protecting me. Each time I encountered trouble or problems that could not be solved, a solution would magically appear. I now understand that it is Master that allows us to benefit when our family members are practitioners.
For so many years, my parents have been encouraging me to cultivate. I know that Dafa is good because I listened to Master’s lecture recordings whenever my father played them. But, because I had a bad temper, especially when I was angry, I felt I would be tarnishing Dafa if I cultivated.
One day I saw reports on the Minghui website about the persecution of practitioners. Practitioners were being tortured by the CCP minions, and some were persecuted to death, disabled, or had a mental collapse. I was shocked and could not control my grief and indignation. I stayed up the whole night to read up on it all. I cried and could not sleep. I thought that the police must be possessed by demons. If not, how could a normal person be so cruel? I truly felt that presence of the demon that is trying to destroy a group of kind and compassionate people. If they were my loved ones, how would I feel? I thought, “There are Buddhas if there are demons. I must cultivate and do my part to eliminate the demons. If I am not moved by this extremely vicious and brutal evil, I do not deserve to be a human being.”
Later, I started to read Zhuan Falun. I surfed the Internet and found Master’s exercises video and began to do the exercises. Studying the Fa and doing the exercises were not new to me, because whenever I went back to my hometown during the past few years, my parents would ask me to study the Fa and do the exercises with them. I did not dare to make them angry, so I would practice with them. Although my body was practicing, my heart wasn't moved, so my movements were not accurate. Now, since I really wanted to cultivate, I could not be sloppy. I corrected every movement and followed Master's video demonstration.
When I decided to start cultivating, I was interfered with. Wow! During the first few days I faced many situations that would make me angry. My children did something that made me angry and I tried to be tolerant. It was as if a voice was asking me, “It is very difficult. Do you still want to cultivate?” I would response firmly, “I want to cultivate.” That voice would ask me again, “You want to cultivate, but why are you still angry?” Hence, I thought, “Yes, I can’t be angry. Anger is an attachment, and if the attachment is not eliminated, how do I cultivate?”
When I thought of this, I would calm myself and eliminate those thoughts that made me angry and became calm and peaceful. I knew that Master was enlightening me. I believed that when I let go of this attachment, the universe’s characteristic would not restrict me so greatly and that Master would help eliminate all those bad factors. This is how I overcame the feelings of anger.
T aking Part in the Campaign Against Forced Organ Harvesting
I took part in the campaign that calls for an end to forced organ harvesting. Before I even walked out to work, I thought that it would be difficult. However, I thought that I had to go even if it was difficult. I took the petition form and some “We Meet Today for a Reason” booklets and went out. Surprisingly, the majority of the people I talked to were willing to sign. I was greatly encouraged and my confidence increased.
Just then I saw a Chinese national walking towards me. I asked him to sign. He said, “Falun Gong? I won’t sign for you. Let me tell you, I am very patriotic.” When I heard this, I realized that the person had been deeply poisoned by the evil CCP. I thought that I must change his thinking. I said, “You are very patriotic, and so am I. But being patriotic does not mean loving the Party. China has a history of 5,000 years. The CCP has been in power for only 60 years. It can’t represent China. Actually, it is an illegal regime.”
I continued to talk about how evil the CCP is, from establishing the regime to every movement such as Three Anti Campaign, Five Anti Campaign, the Cultural Revolution, June 4, persecuting Falun Gong, and forced organ harvesting. I spoke eloquently and, without realizing it, I spoke for more than an hour and answered all his questions. Other Chinese nationals stopped and listened. I even heard the onlookers saying, “What do you do for a living? How do you know so much?” I said, “I learned all of this from the Internet. You can read it yourself.”
Later, this man said, “I will sign today.” I was very pleased and gave him a truth-clarification booklet. He thanked me politely before moving on.
At home I thought, “Why was I able to speak so well today? My thinking was clear and I could explain clearly. I did not have stage fright with onlookers crowding around me. That did not seem like something I could ever do. But Master gave me the courage and wisdom.” I felt that Master was beside me and protecting me.
Even since I truly began cultivating, I often feel very clearly that Master is cleansing my body when I am doing the exercises. Sometimes it seems as if there are electric currents running through my body. Each time after experiencing this extraordinary feeling, my body undergoes a great change. For example, I will not feel as tired when I do the second exercise or there will be an increase in my meditation time. I am infinitely grateful to Master’s boundless grace!
Once again, I would like to thank Master from the bottom of my heart for his compassionate protection and hope that everyone will be diligent in studying the Fa and doing the exercises and soon reach Consummation.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, everyone!