[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Happy to Be a Falun Dafa Practitioner
(Minghui.org) Before I became a Falun Dafa practitioner, I often watched my father peacefully reading the Dafa books. For unknown reasons, I often felt the urge to cry, and couldn't understand why our outlooks on life were so different.
I held a stable job ever since I graduated from college, made a good living, was outstanding in many fields, and was praised by everyone. I had everything that I could want in life, and should have been happy. Yet I was often irritable, resentful, and complained about everything.
My father, however, had been fired from his job and subjected to unimaginable tortures because he refused to renounce his belief in Falun Dafa. This happened at a time when his career was at its peak. I thought he would be pessimistic, at a loss, and resentful, but he wasn't.
Instead, he was able to remain peaceful and let go of things that many people consider important in life, while remaining steadfast in his belief under severe persecution. He must have found something in Dafa that was better than fame and self-interest, something more precious than life itself.
I knew that Falun Dafa was not just for healing and keeping fit; it was something more profound, so I started reading Zhuan Falun. After I finished reading the book, I felt ashamed of my ignorance, and regretted that it had taken me so long to start cultivating.
Falun Dafa is a sacred cultivation way in the Buddha School. It purifies one's body and soul. It has given me guidance in life, and I feel more relaxed and cheerful. I now realize that life is more meaningful and noble.
I've come to understand that Falun Dafa is the most advanced science. Humankind has yet to realize this because Dafa's profound principles are not taught in everyday text books.
Besides the more than 100 million practitioners worldwide, Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is attracting more predestined people to cultivate, even as the brutal persecution continues in China today.
The practice has spread to more than 100 countries worldwide, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao. It is warmly welcomed and praised by people.
Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, has received over 3,000 letters of citations, proclamations, and awards from government officials and various organizations.
Dafa is what I have been looking for. I came to this world for the Fa, and I'm honored to have become a practitioner. My life has changed and I feel completely reborn.
My wisdom became unlocked after I enlightened to the many profound principles of the Fa. I am constantly inspired, and ideas come in a steady stream. Working and studying has become easy and fun.
I am diligent in doing the Falun Dafa exercises, so my body has been purified and feels light. My illnesses have all disappeared.
I was told by a professional vocalist that my dantian was open and my voice was very pure, even though I've never had professional vocal training in the past. I have also participated in a race and won first place without practicing beforehand.
Practicing Falun Dafa makes one look younger, so I no longer need to apply makeup in the morning. All of my friends now tell me that I look much prettier.
My demeanor changed after I began watching the Shen Yun performances. I also try to imitate the female emcee's dignified manner and soft voice. I have become better at hosting events at work, and everyone likes my hosting style.
I strive to be a better person and always consider others first, because Dafa teaches practitioners to be kind. When I see trash bags outside of my neighbors' doors, I always help to take them out.
I used to have to try very hard and do everything I could in order to achieve a little bit in life. After I began practicing Dafa, I could easily accomplish many things.
I realized that letting go of fame and self-interest doesn't mean losing fame and self-interest. When I take them lightly, they come naturally. The only thing that has changed is my mentality. I am able to treat everything calmly, and I have truly experienced the joy and honor of being a practitioner. It is something I would have never experienced if I was attached to pursuing fame, status, and money.