A Precious Opportunity to Cultivate Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) My family has nine sisters and one brother, and eight of us are Falun Dafa practitioners. My siblings recently asked me to submit a cultivation experience sharing article representing all of us, to the Minghui website. I will begin with my own experience of beginning Falun Dafa cultivation practice, and will save the stories of my siblings clarifying the truth to Chinese people for another article.
The opportunity to encounter and begin practicing Falun Dafa is precious. This was especially true for me because I used to be a very stubborn Communist Party member.
I was a good student, class leader, and activist, who followed the orders of the Communist Party. I became even more severely brainwashed after studying political education in college for four years. I became an instructor at a Communist Party school after graduation, to educate Party cadres.
Even though I thought I was an atheist, I still believed in Buddha deep down in my heart. When Falun Dafa was popular and promoted by state-run media before 1999, I saw a report saying that Zhuan Falun was one of the ten most popular books in China.
I knew of Falun Dafa and many other qigong exercises, but I was too buried in work and family affairs, so I didn't pay much attention to them. So when the persecution started in 1999, and when all state-run media started defaming Falun Dafa, I took in all the propaganda.
My school principal told me in 2003 to switch out a middle school politics course for a “course” on the Tiananmen Square self-immolation. I followed orders and poisoned nearly 200 students by telling them blatant lies, framing Falun Dafa. I truly regret that I poisoned those students.
I am the fifth sibling in my family. Sister number nine was the first to begin practicing Falun Dafa. She brought Falun Dafa books to us from a distant city, and recommended the exercises to all of us. I lived and worked in a different city from her, so she called me many times to talk about Falun Dafa. But I was brainwashed by the Communist Party, and was very stubborn.
But I couldn't resist her continuous persuasion, and agreed to go back to our hometown and read the book Zhuan Falun in May 2008. Our eldest sister is illiterate, so I read the book to her. By reading the book, I came to understand many things, such as the meaning of life, Buddha Law, what cultivation is, and how to cultivate.
I learned that Falun Dafa was good, and that it was a very high-level cultivation practice. But I was still not totally convinced. When I left, I took a Falun Dafa exercise book, thinking I could do some exercises when I had the time. I left the book Zhuan Falun with my elder sister because I thought I was a good person already and not very attached to fame or gain.
Sister nine was very anxious when she heard that I left Zhuan Falun at home. She called me again to tell me the importance of reading the book. In the end, I told my child to fetch the book for me, but I still put it aside because I didn't yet understand what cultivation was all about.
The following year, sister number nine told me that transcribing Zhuan Falun was more effective than reading it. I knew that if one person practiced Falun Dafa, it would benefit the whole family. My daughter was about to take the college entrance exams, so I decide to transcribe the book before the exams so she could benefit from Falun Dafa.
This wasn’t correct, because my actions were based on selfishness, and my intent was for personal gain, not to improve my xinxing.
My daughter began to have a runny nose and sneezed on the first day of exams. I heard that she used a whole roll of toilet paper to blow her nose during the exams.
That evening, she was burning up from a fever. I hurriedly took her to a hospital where she got some medicine and IV fluids.
After we returned home, I sat by her bed to read Zhuan Falun to her. She listened carefully. She then suddenly told me she felt the skin in the center of her forehead tighten and drill inward.
Based on what I read in the book, I thought that this must be Master opening her celestial eye. I was surprised but dared not tell her what was really going on. So I just told her to sleep well and be ready for the exams the following day.
Looking back, I now understand that Master was cleansing her body. But I didn't understand, and as a result, it delayed my daughter from obtaining the Fa.
Sister number nine visited me twice in 2010, and we read through all the Falun Dafa books in one sitting. She also corrected my exercise movements.
I also read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party that summer, and realized that I had been deceived by the Party for decades. At that point I decided to become a real Falun Dafa practitioner and truly take up cultivation practice.
I then understood the value of Falun Dafa, and regret that I wasted many years in denial and hesitation.
Soon after I began practicing, eight of my siblings started to practice Falun Dafa. The younger generation also quit the Party and its affiliated organizations. All my siblings now work to clarify the truth and distribute fliers.
We sincerely appreciate Master's salvation and promise to do the three things well.