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Veteran Practitioner: I Need to Behave Just Like When I Was a New Practitioner

July 26, 2015 |   By a practitioner in China


Greetings, esteemed Master and fellow practitioners:

I have been practicing Falun Dafa for over 10 years, and wish to share with practitioners how I spread the Fa and help new practitioners--and how they have helped me raise my cultivation level.

Persecution Did Not Stop Us

Falun Dafa was banned in China several months after I began practicing, and I lost the good cultivation environment that I had grown accustomed to. The local television stations broadcast information on how the police broke into practitioners’ homes to arrest them. This caused people to misunderstand Falun Dafa and look at practitioners in a negative way.

There were three new practitioners in our local area at the time. We firmly believed in Master and the Fa and tried to tell people the facts about Dafa. We distributed informational materials about Dafa and the persecution, and were nervous when we wrote “Falun Dafa is good” in public places where people could see them.

My husband and I visited Master Li’s hometown in the summer of 2000 and met one of Master's classmates. He used to practice Falun Dafa, but stopped when the persecution started. He still held Master in high regard, so I gave him a CD of Master's lectures and the exercise tape and told him not to miss this rare opportunity to practice. He nodded in agreement and accepted the materials I gave him.

This was the first time I had talked to a stranger about Dafa. I told Master in my mind: “I will not stop validating the Fa and I will help more people practice. This is my mission.”

Although I talked to many people about Dafa over the next few years, no one began to practice it out of fear of reprisal from the authorities. One lady, who had several benign tumors in her uterus, took a Dafa book home to read, but soon gave it back because she was afraid of being fired from her job.

During a New Year tea party in 2003, I ran into a former co-worker, Ms. Qun. She knew that I had surgery for my heart disease and asked me how I looked so healthy. I said that I practiced Falun Dafa. Then I realized this was a party and many people could hear me, but Ms. Qun was not scared and sat next to me. She quietly listened to me and asked many question about Dafa.

I handed her a copy of Zhuan Falun a few days later, and she, her elder sister, and niece began to practice.

They joined our team to produce informational materials and distributed them throughout the city.

Taken to a Forced Labor Camp

One of my family members also practices Falun Dafa. We were both arrested when we handed out materials in 2006. I was taken to a forced labor camp for one year and five months and she was given a one-year term. Ms. Qun’s sister was also arrested and taken to a labor camp for a year and five months.

Staff at the local community office and police kept harassing me after I was released. I dared not study the Fa or practice the exercises when my husband was around so he wouldn't worry.

New Practitioner Benefits from Dafa

After Ms. Qun and I heard that our acquaintance Ms. Yuzi was seriously ill, Ms. Qun said that we had to tell her about Dafa. I commented that she did not want to cultivate in the past, but Ms. Qun did not take no for an answer.

Ms. Yuzi looked so thin, and the doctor thought that she would live no more than two months. I begged Master to save her.

Master said:

“Cultivation of Good can develop a heart of great compassion, and once this heart of great compassion comes out you can see that all sentient beings are suffering, so you’ll be filled with one wish: to save all sentient beings.” (Zhuan Falun)

She was receptive and listened to what I had to say. I suggested that she watch the Shen Yun DVD. Ms. Yuzi loved it and said, “Very nice! The colors are really vibrant and the music is so pleasant.” She sat up and watched the entire show for three hours.

I then played Master’s lecture tape for her. She said very clearly, “It is very comforting to hear Master’s voice. Can you leave the tape with me?”

The improvements in her condition were unbelievable. She could barely talk three hours before, but now she was talking very clearly again. I knew that Master was taking care of her.

Ms. Yuzi and I studied the Fa every other day together, and I encouraged her to do the exercises. She was looking very healthy several months after she started practicing.

She began to tell her friends, neighbors, and relatives about Dafa and told them how she had benefited from the practice. Seven people began to practice Dafa because of her.

New Practitioners Spur Veteran Practitioners to Do More

A dozen new practitioners joined our Fa-study group of five. Even some veteran practitioners let go of their emotional attachments and returned to join us. We realized that Master had arranged for these new practitioners to help us get back to how we used to cultivate.

These new practitioners knew how to log onto the Minghui website and find out about the progress of the Fa-rectification.

Ms. Haiqing, who practiced Falun Dafa for just over three months, went to her hometown to talk to people about the persecution. Mr. Wei, also a new practitioner, wrote information about Dafa on paper bills and put them in circulation. He also planned to make banners to hang up in public places to expose the persecution.

These new practitioners volunteered to do everything that Master asks of his practitioners: study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the facts about Dafa. Their efforts spurred us veteran practitioners to do more to save sentient beings.

To our surprise, Ms. Haiqing brought equipment to produce Falun Dafa informational materials and said that it was from fellow practitioners in another province who wanted to support us.

The Pure Heart of a New Practitioner

We used to hand out Shen Yun DVDs to people in the local area, but not other Dafa related materials. However, Ms. Haiqing happily and openly distributed them. To my surprise, most people accepted the materials and some even thanked her.

I could see her pure heart. I felt so guilty that I couldn't find the will to do it.

I began to look within to find out my shortcomings. The persecution had affected my mind and I still had fear in my heart, being selfish trying to protect myself.

There were so many dirty things in my mind; it was no wonder that I had a tough time in my cultivation. When I sent forth righteous thoughts, I asked Master to help me get rid of all the bad things inside me.

Now I understand that I need to behave like a new practitioner, just like when I began to practice Dafa.

Master said:

“Cultivate with the heart you once had, and consummation is certain.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference”)

I then started to hand out Dafa materials with the other practitioners.

We are now making truth-clarification phone calls and helping people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.

We understand that people need to quit the CCP or they will fall with it when it draws its last breath.

I have spread the Fa and helped new practitioners for many years. On the surface, it was I helping others, but it was actually I who got tempered and was able to rise in cultivation levels from it.