Greetings Master!Greetings Fellow Practitioners!
I am so lucky to have obtained the Fa in the final stage of the Fa-rectification period, while managing to keep up with the Fa-rectification process. I am very thankful to Master.
I am 60 years old, and started practicing Falun Dafa in 2008. I would like to share my experiences with my fellow practitioners and report to Master.
A shop owner told me about withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its two affiliated organizations in the autumn of 2008. She said to me, “Nowadays people's morality has slid down. The world is decaying. It is because of the corrupted, atheistic CCP. They persecute Falun Dafa practitioners who are always trying to be good and who believe in Gods and Buddhas. Heaven is going to eliminate the CCP. In order to stay safe, people have to quit the CCP.”
I wasn't one to watch much TV so I wasn't aware of the persecution, or even of Falun Dafa. However my daughter and I both withdrew from the CCP immediately. The next time I stopped at that shop, the owner gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun and The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection.
When I arrived home I opened Zhuan Falun and saw Master's photo. The photo felt familiar to me. I was stunned when I read the first section, “Genuinely Guiding People Toward Higher Levels,” because this was truly what I had been searching for. I had been an atheist, but now all the questions I had about life were answered in this book. Ever since that first day, I read Zhuan Falun every day, with joy.
Many of my family said that if I insist on practicing Falun Dafa, I should only do the exercises at home. They said that Falun Dafa is not allowed in China anymore and they didn't want me to get in trouble. At that time I didn't know that practitioners were supposed to go out and tell people the truth about Falun Dafa. So I practiced at home by myself for a year.
I taught myself the exercise movements from The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection, I would practice them without the exercise music. After just one week of practicing, I could feel Falun (the law wheel) rotating and hear its spinning sound. I studied the Fa and practiced the exercises every day. I no longer wasted my time talking with ordinary people about ordinary daily life. Then I quickly recovered from chronic appendicitis and insomnia. My body felt light, and even walking up many steps was no trouble for me. As I studied the Fa more, I let go of more and more human notions. I kept improving myself in the Fa.
One night I felt anxious and my head felt like it was burning. I needed to go outside for some fresh air. I was extremely agitated. Then I remembered I that I practice Falun Dafa, and Master protects me. I didn't know about sending forth righteous thoughts yet. I just kept repeating, “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I asked my daughter to help me down the steps. After I walked 200 meters, I felt fine again.
I had thought karma again on another occasion, but it was less serious. A bad notion flashed through my head, then disappeared. I knew that Master dissolved my thought karma because I had a strong main consciousness.
These experiences made me realize that Falun Dafa is extraordinary, and should be taken seriously. My confidence in cultivation increased greatly. I also realized that I could not cultivate alone all the time. I had to find other practitioners.
I tried to find the shop owner who told me about Falun Dafa. She was a practitioner! However, the shop was gone.
My daughter then was nearly 30 years old, and she was not yet married. One of my neighbors told me I should visit a fortune teller to find out when my daughter would get married. On the way to the fortune teller I realized that as a practitioner, I shouldn't be doing this. So I came back home.
I met a lady who wanted to tell me about Falun Dafa. I told her my story and she invited me to her home. She gave me audio recordings of Master's lectures, as well as the exercise music. She invited me to attend her Fa study group.
So I started attending the group Fa study and became part of one body. I began my cultivation in the Fa-rectification period. I started to send forth righteous thoughts, distribute Falun Dafa materials, put up posters and make phone calls to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa. I knew that all of this was arranged by Master. Thank you Master!
Every day I studied at least two lectures of Zhuan Falun, practiced the exercises, and sent forth righteous thoughts four times. With Master's protection I walked steadily on my path of saving sentient beings. I experienced many miracles. Here I'd like to share some of them with you.
One early Spring morning in 2012, I went out at 3 a.m. to distribute Falun Dafa materials in a residential area. I had exactly 29 copies of the materials. The building was 5 levels, 3 units in each level, with 2 households in each unit. I was short one set of materials to cover the whole building. I was thinking about which household I would have to skip. Whichever one it was, they wouldn't have the opportunity to be saved, and that made me sad. While I was thinking of this as I distributed the materials, I noticed that the edges of the papers were shining brightly. When I came to the last household, I realized that I actually had enough materials for them as well. I knew that Master had helped me. He saw in my heart that I wanted to save sentient beings, so provided the materials I needed and encouraged me.
I went out to tell people about Falun Dafa every day. Since I began, an average of 20 people quit the CCP every week. Every time I went out, I sent forth righteous thoughts to clear away the evil. I told people the facts about Falun Dafa while shopping in the market, and I often used notes with messages about Dafa and the persecution.
One day I clarified the truth to a village lady selling cherries. I told her how Falun Dafa taught people to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I told her that Heaven was going to eliminate the CCP because it persecuted Falun Dafa, and if she withdrew from the CCP, she would be safe.
Another lady nearby who was also listening said that she had heard about withdrawing from the Party, but she wasn't convinced. The first lady had my bag of cherries ready for me. They cost 15 yuan, but I discovered that I only had 13 yuan in my pocket. She said that was okay, 13 was enough, but I told her I didn't want to take advantage of her, as she worked hard to make a living and charged a fair price for her product. She said I was a good person and there were not many like me around anymore. I explained that it was because I practiced Falun Dafa and us practitioners are always considerate of others. We chatted some more, and both ladies decided they would withdraw from the CCP. When they thanked me, I told them to thank our Master.
After I began my practice, I went through many changes, both physically and mentally. I also let go of my attachment to my daughter getting married. I believed that Master would arrange everything.
My daughter witnessed my changes and started to practice Falun Dafa in 2013. She married another practitioner just this year. They cultivate diligently and help each other with their cultivation.
With the help of my son-in-law, I set up a truth-clarification materials production center in my home and print truth-clarifying notes, Minghui Weekly and other materials. I no longer rely on other practitioners for materials. Instead I can provide materials to other practitioners.
I have been practicing Falun Dafa for 6 years now. I will be strict with myself in cultivation and cultivate diligently, and do the three things well. Thank you Master for your saving grace.
The above is my experience at my level. Please point out anything inappropriate.