New Practitioner: “Falun Dafa is Wonderful!”
(Minghui.org) The following is my experience of hosting Master's recorded nine-day Fa-lecture series. I was stunned by sentient beings who were eager to learn Falun Dafa and waiting to be saved, which helped me to become diligent again with my Dafa cultivation.
Restarting the Lectures
For several years I rented a space where I held a nine-day Fa teaching class. However, I needed to make some money, so I found a job. I realize now this was because of my attachment to personal interest. I was then no longer available to host the nine-day lectures.
I took 25 days off work to go to Europe with my daughter last September. When I returned, I asked for another two weeks off to attend a Dafa experience sharing conference. My boss was reluctant to approve the time off, but I was persistent. He reluctantly let me go. After the conference, I realized that I had not been diligent in my cultivation, and I needed to catch up.
Before long, a practitioner asked me to help in the kitchen during the Shen Yun performance in Rhode Island. I had helped in a kitchen in Taiwan in the past, so I felt capable of doing this. I was happy to have this opportunity since I had not done anything for Dafa for a while.
Once again I went to my boss to ask for time off. This time he told me if I took time off now I would lose my job. I knew what I was suppose to do, so I left my job.
A practitioner called me before I went to Rhode Island. He wanted his parents to learn Dafa and asked me to host a nine-day lecture for his parents to attend. I told him to contact the Quitting the CCP Office for help. The practitioner called me back and said they were too busy and wanted me to do it. I was touched by the practitioner’s intention of helping his parents learn Falun Dafa. I thought that was something I was supposed to do. I had no job, so didn't this mean that I should do it? I agreed.
When I enlightened that I should be more diligent within the Fa and hurry to save people, xinxing tests followed. After arriving in Rhode Island, I was asked to cook fish in the kitchen. I was not moved and took care of three cooking pans simultaneously. I felt happy to support Shen Yun in its saving of sentient beings.
It was just like Master said,
“When your character improves, other things rise along with it...” (Zhuan Falun)
Master also said,
“If you don’t cultivate yourself, how are you to help me rectify the Fa? How am I to make use of you?” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference”)
When practitioners' minds are pure, their actions will become more sacred and virtuous.
New Practitioners' Thanks
I began a nine-day lecture series in Rhode Island on December 1. The first day we had 12 people in attendance, and one day 16 people came. Twelve people finished the class, which was beyond my expectations—seeing so many people eagerly learning Falun Dafa.
On the last day of class, we shared experiences. Everyone was eager to share with the others, and I was moved at their excitement. Master made this happen! I thanked Master in my heart.
One man stood up and sat down again several times when it was his turn to speak. He was so pleased. “Look at me,” he said. “I can stand up and sit now with ease. Before Falun Dafa I had to hold on to something to stand up. Falun Dafa is so wonderful.” I was happy for him, and told him that Master helped him, and that he should thank Master.
Another elderly gentleman said that when the classes first began he was not able to walk to class, but he improved every day, and now could walk to class by himself. A woman told me that her feet used to be swollen and would cramp up often. She reported that her feet had returned to normal. She said, “Falun Dafa is so wonderful! Thank you Master!”
Two people who had learned about Dafa before, realized the evilness of the CCP. They realized how it was persecuting a wonderful practice, and made people afraid of learning. They were happy to attend this class. They said the energy field in the class was wonderful.
The son of an older couple, who was a taxi driver, became better every day after he started practicing Falun Dafa. After seeing their son's change, the couple felt that Dafa was certainly good and decided to come to the class.
During the class, a new practitioner wanted to have a word with me before leaving after the 9th day. Outside the classroom, he handed me $100 as a Christmas gift. I was surprised, and told him that I could not accept it. I told him to keep reading Zhuan Falun. He assured me he would. Later, I felt that Master wanted to test me to see if I had eliminated the attachment of personal interest.
After the class, I noticed obvious changes in the new practitioners. Their faces were radiant, and they looked peaceful and happy. Dafa is really powerful.
On my way home after the class, I felt light while walking and realized I was smiling. I thanked Master from my heart.
After this class, I made up my mind to hold nine-day classes every two months because I saw that sentient beings are eager to be saved. In order to help new practitioners be diligent with their cultivation, I decided to study Zhuan Falun and practice the four sets of exercises with them every Thursday. Nine people came on the first week.
“If what Dafa disciples have been working toward really does take place in the near future, and yet you haven’t done well, then at that point you will regret it—truly regret it. If [at that point] you haven’t done many of the things that you originally aspired to do, or haven’t saved many of the people you aspired to save, then that’s a major issue.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference”)
I wanted to share these experiences with fellow practitioners. Time is running out. We should not slack off, but should hurry up and take action to save sentient beings and fulfill our prehistoric vows.
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