Beginning Cultivation after Learning the Truth about the Persecution of Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am a new practitioner who has been cultivating for a month. I began practicing Falun Gong after I learned real story behind the persecution of the practice by the Chinese regime. I learned that many practitioners had been framed, persecuted, and that their organs had been harvested for profit. The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) crimes against Falun Gong are truly inhuman and evil.
I was brought up in the Party's education system, where we were taught that believing in Buddhas was superstitious, and pursuing materialism was the purpose of life. After I read Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Gong, I realized the importance of believing in the existence of higher beings.
“Zhen-Shan-Ren is the Sole Criterion to Discern Good and Bad People.” (Zhuan Falun)
The majority of people in China no longer hold themselves to traditional moral standards, and pursue only personal profits and benefits. They also don't know what cultivation is.
I didn't know what cultivation was for more than thirty years, until I read the book. I learned the purpose of life was to raise one's moral character according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
In the past, I liked to argue with people. After I began practicing Falun Dafa, I stopped doing that because practitioners should be tolerant, and should always practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I have read Zhuan Falun only once, and know that I should read it more often to gain a deeper understanding of the Fa principles.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the practitioners who developed the anti-censorship software that I used to visit the Minghui website, and download the book.
I also learned how to do the Falun Gong exercises from the Internet. After I did the first stretching exercise, my palms felt warm. It didn't take much time to learn all five sets of exercises.
When doing the fifth exercise, the sitting meditation, I wasn't confident that I could sit in the full-lotus position. As it turned out, it wasn't difficult at all. I am very excited to be able to do the exercises, even though I can only do them at home and not outside due to the persecution.
When I first began practicing Falun Gong, I didn't tell my parents, but when they found out about it, they were very supportive. My father told me that he knew that Falun Gong was being framed and slandered a long time ago because the CCP couldn't tolerate the existence of such a large group outside of the Party itself.
When I asked him why he didn't tell me earlier, he said it was because I was still a student when the persecution of Falun Gong first began. My father had been through the Cultural Revolution, so he is always distrustful of the CCP.
I told him about the persecution, the self-immolation incident, and the live organ harvesting. He cursed the Party. I also told him that many Chinese have withdrawn from the CCP and its associated organizations.
For more than ten years, practitioners have been encouraging Chinese people to withdraw from the CCP and letting them know about its crimes. I am moved by their dedication and perseverance in using peaceful means to tell people the true nature of the Party.
I have read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and feel confident that Heaven will not let the CCP continue to exist for long.
Although I have only practiced Falun Gong for a short time, I am determined to continue cultivating until I reach consummation.
Finally, I would like to thank Master for providing me guidance.