New Practitioner: Maintaining a Practitioner's Virtue
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2012. I am a 30-year-old woman. Though I began practicing later than many fellow practitioners, I often encourage myself to diligently follow Master's teachings to complete my cultivation path and return to my true home.
While growing up, I often felt that I had the guidance of divine beings. In the face of conflict, I could take the high road and endure shame and backstabbing. I could resist sexual temptation. After practicing Dafa, I realized that Master Li had been looking after me compassionately all along. At critical moments on my cultivation path, I was given hints on how to behave. Most importantly, I was able to maintain my virtue as a practitioner. My gratitude to Master is beyond words.
Right after I started practicing Falun Dafa, I had many improper notions due to the Chinese Communist Party's education. I had a lot of interference when I read Zhuan Falun for the first time. But I could not put the book down. I read the book for at least half an hour every day after work, no matter how tired I was. I read Master Li's other teachings occasionally after I finished reading the book for the first time. I started to read the book again after my mother passed away. I felt that only the Buddha Fa could answer my questions in life.
I went with my father on a long trip in September 2012. On the way, I listened to a Minghui Radio Broadcast and felt that the explanation of the four great classical novels of Chinese literature was so brilliant that I had a new understanding towards Dafa. That night, I had a dream that I was walking between two groups of people who were separated by a long distance. I could not catch up with the group in front of me. I was so tired. Suddenly, someone said while pointing in the sky, “Look!” I looked up but did not see anything at first. But while I was thinking, a large golden door opened in the sky and I saw two dragons, one white and the other green, dancing in Heaven. I felt that the dream was so real after I woke up. A few days later I came to understand that it was Master's hint, to encourage me to cultivate diligently to catch up with the Fa-rectification.
At our everyday jobs we cannot avoid secular things. My supervisor is a man who is twelve years older than me. He is cheerful, knowledgeable, and humorous. Everyone is always laughing when they're around him. Every time he made a joke in my presence, I just smiled but did not really go along with it. My attitude made him feel that I was a self possessed young woman and different from other people who tended to try to flatter him. We had a very good working relationship. Since he is older than me, I looked on him as my elder brother. However, I gradually noticed that he began to develop other thoughts about me. He started talking strangely or walking back and forth beside me and touching my head or shoulder. I thought that I should talk to him, to steer him away from these types of thoughts.
Before doing so, I needed to look inward and see whether I had any attachments. A fellow practitioner told me that I should give him righteous thoughts. Every day I said to Master when I sent forth righteous thoughts: “I am a Dafa practitioner. I cannot let him pull me back to be an everyday person. Then he would get karma. He is married. His desire toward me is not right. I should help him correct his thoughts.” I got rid of my attachment to friendship and love and asked Master Li to help me. Since then, my supervisor has changed his attitude towards me; he no longer touches my shoulder or walks alongside me.
I believe that all people have come for Dafa. My supervisor is fortunate to know a Dafa practitioner. He works hard and has to drink wine to be social. I have often talked with him about stressing virtue and spiritual cultivation. However, due to certain conditions in the workplace, I have not talked in depth with him about Falun Gong and the persecution. I validate Dafa by working carefully and being tolerant towards others in my daily work. I believe that one day my supervisor will be saved.
This is my first sharing article. Please point out anything incorrect in my understanding.