Practicing Dafa Is an Honor and Privilege
(Minghui.org) I feel extremely lucky to be a Falun Dafa practitioner. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of Dafa.
Starting to Practice Falun Dafa
For years I had been seeking answers to numerous questions about life and its meaning and purpose. Having no luck, I turned to Buddhism and became a lay Buddhist to receive a little spiritual comfort.
I had survived two major car accidents and suffered from two carbon monoxide leaks. I did not think they were coincidences. I still believed in the existence of higher beings and continued on with my spiritual search.
One day in 2013, my child's extra-curricular instructor talked to me about Falun Dafa and told me that the pain in her leg had disappeared because of it. I was not very receptive, as I had been influenced by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s propaganda.
She gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun and told me my health would improve if I could finish reading the book within a few weeks. As I liked to read all kinds of books, I agreed.
As I read the book, I was immediately struck by the profound teaching on how to practice cultivation and rise to higher levels. Soon I felt Master unlock my celestial eye just as it said in the book “......each of you could feel that your forehead was tight; the muscles felt like they were piling up together and drilling inward.” and “......he may suddenly see a large eye before his eyes......” (Zhuan Falun)
Then I saw several scenes that seemed to be from ancient times and some scenes from modern times. I also saw scenes from my life ten years ago with my exact bed sheet, my pet dog, and other things. I was excited seeing these because I had never experienced anything like it as a lay Buddhist.
I then donated all my Buddhist scriptures and statues to the local temple. Later I joined a Fa study and practice group in my local community.
Health and Family Benefits
For years I suffered many illnesses, including knee joint synovitis and osteoarthritis, rheumatism, neurasthenia, cervical spondylosis, heart disease, and frozen shoulders. I was hospitalized at Xuanwu Hospital in Beijing for several months. Modern medicine did not improve anything and all my medications merely prevented my illnesses from getting worse.
My husband did not support my practicing Falun Dafa, so at first I practiced without his knowledge. As I continued, my illnesses were cured without me even noticing. This helped solidify my belief in Dafa and changed my husband's opinion of Dafa, as well.
Since my husband and other family members saw that I did not need to take medications any more and I became more outgoing and cheerful, they did not oppose my practice.
I taught my fifth-grade daughter to recite Lunyu and poems from Hong Yin. Her studies and grades improved, too. Master often gave me hints in my cultivation through her words as an innocent child and I enjoyed sharing my understandings with her.
From time to time, I would tell my husband, “The best decision I ever made in my life was to start practicing Falun Dafa.”
Telling People about Falun Dafa
Initially, I was not proactive in telling people about Falun Dafa. In my heart I realized that it was my responsibility to tell more people about Dafa, but all I did was pass on currency with words praising Falun Dafa written on them.
Master knew I had the attachment to fear. I would have many housekeeping problems, so I had to call many people to fix things. My refrigerator, air conditioner, toilet, water faucet, and other kitchen plumbing would not work.
One after another, I talked with repairmen about quitting the CCP and its associated organizations.
A young man once came to fix my refrigerator. I tried to talk about Falun Dafa, but he cut me off. “Why are you talking to me about Falun Dafa?”
Instead of backing down, I had strong righteous thoughts. “Why not? How much do you know about it?”
He appeared shocked by my direct response and now seemed willing to listen. I told him about how I had benefited from practicing Falun Dafa and why people need to quit the CCP. He was finally convinced and agreed. He thanked me sincerely before leaving.
Another time I made an appointment with a plumber to work on the kitchen's plumbing at 11 o'clock. He called ahead of time and told me he could not make it on time and had to postpone the service call until noon.
This worried me because my husband came home for lunch and he did not support Falun Dafa at the time. I thought: “What if they arrive at the same time and I cannot talk to the repairman about Dafa? What if I don't have a second chance to save him?”
Just then the plumber called and said he could come a little before noon. I was able to talk to him when he finished the job and just before my husband came in for lunch. I was in tears and thanked Master in my heart for the special arrangement.
I had a friend whose brother was a veteran practitioner, who practiced before the persecution started July 20, 1999. My friend's brother was arrested many times for his belief, so she had negative opinions about Falun Dafa.
Although I talked to her about how I had benefited and managed to convince her to quit the CCP, she disapproved of my efforts to persuade others to quit. Once she invited me to her house with three other guests.
“They are here to be saved,” I thought. “I must find a way to talk to them about Falun Dafa and quitting the CCP.”
As everyone sat down after lunch to chat, I struggled with what to do next. Just then, my friend got a call from her son asking her to pick him up. I was ecstatic. When she left, I discussed what I wanted with the other guests and successfully persuaded all of them to quit the CCP.
I knew Master valued my good intentions to save people and thus made arrangements to give me every opportunity to do so.
I have so far helped over 100 people to quit CCP. Thinking about how I could do more, I'm filled with a sense of urgency. I know I must study the Fa well and save more people with Master's guidance and arrangements.