China Fahui | My 18-year Cultivation Journey
(Minghui.org) I have been a Falun Dafa cultivator for 18 years, but have stumbled on my cultivation path at times. Yet, I am a Dafa disciple, a life that should be very proud to assist Master and rectify the Fa.
I joined the military in 1979. A few months later, I was notified that I would be attending a group training. This meant that a promotion was in the offing. However, during the last shift that day, I passed out and vomited blood. I had severe abdominal pain and felt as if I was on the brink of death. At that point my life hit rock bottom.
I had physical examinations at top tier hospitals in Shanghai and Tianjin. The diagnosis was hepatic fissure and my liver was bleeding, which could not be stopped. I was bedridden for a long time and developed a large bed sore on my back. My skin would stick to the sheet and I had very high fever that did not respond to medication.
Two interns from America introduced me to two high tech medications. The fissure closed partially and the bleeding slowed down. However, the medication had to be taken continuously or my condition would worsen.
I could not attend the training and needed someone to take care of me. I was asked to share a room with our secretary. His father was a senior Chinese medical doctor and I was told that he had supernormal abilities. Once when visiting his son, he came to see me and we talked the whole night. Surprisingly, he said I was not destined to die, although I would experience many disasters. He said that when I turned 40 years old, I would meet a special person who would become my teacher. He added that if I did not meet this person, my life would be in danger. I was very young then, so I was simply astonished and puzzled by his prediction.
After being discharged from the military I got married and had children. But, I suffered from many illnesses, such as arthritis and digestive diseases. I could not stand up, and needed to sleep on a heated bed. When asked about my illnesses I did not have an answer. I had lost hope.
Prediction Turns into Reality
One of my relatives started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998 and all of her diseases disappeared. I did not believe it, so I went to see her. She recommended that I read Zhuan Falun. I opened it and saw Master's picture. He was young, handsome, and looked noble. His picture shone brightly with flashing colorful lights. I thought it was because I was drunk so I asked others to look at it. They told me that they did not see anything unusual. I turned the page and started reading Lunyu. I saw that every written character was a Buddha. All of a sudden a strong hot energy emanated from my body and I broke into a sweat.
I recognized that Falun Gong was very powerful and decided to give it a try. I realized that what the veteran Chinese medical doctor had told me was turning into reality. I truly had found a special teacher.
When doing the standing stance exercise, holding the wheel above the head, I felt an extremely painful blow to my abdomen. I squatted down clutching my abdomen and vomited green fluid and blood.
After that I had a good appetite. Master had cleansed my body and I no longer had stomach problems.
Since I started my cultivation in Falun Dafa, I gradually understood that being a human being is to suffer, but for a cultivator, suffering is the way to reach Buddhahood.
To consummate yourself, reaping Buddhahood,Let joy be found in hardship.Physical pains count little as suffering,Indeed, cultivating mind is hardest.Each and every barrier must be broken through,And everywhere does evil lurk.Abundant troubles rain down together,All to see: Can you pull through?The world’s miseries endured,One departs the earth a Buddha. (“Tempering the Will” from Hong Yin)
CCP Officials Recognize a Good Person
My younger brother is mentally disabled and needed a caretaker. My elder brother used to take care of him. When he passed away I became the caretaker, because a cultivator needs to think of others.
I was very busy, taking care of 30 acres of land, working the night shift at a factory, fixing televisions free of charge, and repairing electronic products for people in my village. In addition, my younger brother needed a lot of help.
Master's words helped me a great deal. Master said, “It’s hard to endure, but you can endure it. It’s hard to do, but you can do it.” (Zhuan Falun)
After six years of taking care of my brother, he passed away in 2004. Everyone in the village knew that I had never neglected my duty. I am certain that I could not have endured it if I did not practice Falun Dafa.
Even when the persecution of Falun Dafa was most severe, the secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in our village said my brother was blessed because of Dafa.
A group of CCP officials once came to our village demanding that practitioners give up their faith.
“You are a genuine Falun Dafa practitioner,” conceded one of the officials, “because you have been taking care of your brother and fixed televisions for our villagers free of charge.”
Displaying a Clear and Rational Mind
My children moved to other cities to study in 2005. The factory I worked in was on the verge of being closed and we experienced financial trouble, so I left my village and became an electrician for a mine. I worked hard and the wisdom I obtained by practicing Falun Dafa was used in my work. I soon became the top electrician at the mine.
After I had worked out of town for several years, we no longer faced financial problems. However, in that comfortable environment, my wife had an affair. I tried to persuade her to remain married to me. However, she moved in with her boyfriend.
I had just been promoted to the position of associate mine leader at the mine. Although I was very busy, I felt I'd lost face. I was sad, angry and humiliated. This severely interfered with my work and life. How could I face my neighbors? I contemplated revenge.
However, I understood that as a practitioner I should not do anything to damage Dafa's reputation.Master said,
“But, usually when a conflict comes along, if it doesn’t provoke you, it doesn’t count, it doesn’t work, and you won’t be able to improve from it.” (Zhuan Falun)
“Maybe later on you’ll be slapped in the face a couple times in front of the very person you least want to lose face around, and that’s to humiliate you, to see how you handle it, and to see whether you can endure it.” (Zhuan Falun)
“When we get into conflicts with people, if you can’t swallow that anger, or you aren’t able to handle it as a practitioner, I’d say that just doesn’t work." (Zhuan Falun)
Master's words improved my righteous thoughts. To eliminate the interference, I had to study the Fa more, but it was very hard to calm down at first. However, I did not give up. Gradually, I calmed down and my thinking became more rational.
I returned to the village. My relatives knew that I had a bad temper and were worried. They were relieved to see how calm I was.
“I walk a righteous path,” I said, “and I am not afraid of losing face. Everyone has his own goal and the predestined relationship is hard to predict. I cannot stop her if she wants to leave me.”
From my behavior and my words, my relatives witnessed the clear and rational mind of a Dafa practitioner.
Dafa's Extraordinary Power
At the mine, an electric drill once malfunctioned. When I checked it out my test meter exploded and caught on fire. My face and clothes were burned. I was not afraid because I felt that a big hand protected me. I knew that it was Master who protected me.
At the time of an accident everyone has to leave the mine. Usually, in such an accident, the person using the meter would be severely injured, or might die. I thought, as a Dafa disciple I would be fine. The drill needed to be repaired or more damage would happen to the mine. I worked until the matter was resolved.
Although my colleagues and boss asked me to receive medical treatment, I refused. I told them that there should be no problem since I practiced Falun Dafa. I returned to my dorm. When I looked in the mirror I saw that my face had turned black and was swollen. My eyes were a small thin slit and my skin had begun to peel off my face, with a yellowish sticky fluid oozing out. It was very frightening.
A scab had formed on my face by the third morning. My boss gave me 100,000 yuan as compensation for the accident. I thought, although I had suffered pain, it was not a big deal. I did not want one penny. Just as I returned the 100,000 yuan, the scab came off and new skin had already formed under the scab. Dafa is extraordinary.
The company leader and high ranking officials of our mine visited me on the third night. When they saw my face, they thought it was unbelievable. They kept saying, “You are a heavenly being!”
Many of my colleagues know I practice Falun Dafa.
Son Benefits from Supporting Dafa
My son has benefited because he has a good opinion of Falun Dafa and Dafa practitioners. Despite the persecution, he stands up for Dafa. He has opened a business, does very well, and has a good reputation.
Two practitioners were arrested after they sued Jiang last year. I went to the detention center to visit them with other practitioners. I did not want my son and daughter-in-law worried about it, so I did not tell them. When my son found out he said, “You should have let me know. It is a righteous thing. Take me along in the future, as it will add more power.”
My son's business once installed an advertisement sign for a store and used a 13-foot scaffold. His employee fell off the scaffold but was not injured, although the scaffold was broken. The owner of the store said to my son, “Your family has great virtue.”
My grandson is only three years old. When we went downtown he asked me, “Grandpa, can I say 'Falun Dafa is good'?” I said yes, so he repeatedly said loudly with his right hand upwards, “Falun Dafa is good.” He also helps me distribute Dafa informational materials.
Daughter Recovers from Cerebral Palsy
My daughter, now in her thirties, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a little girl. She could not walk or speak, nor could she go to school. A few years ago, when I was not home, her mother locked the house and left her inside, alone. The experience was detrimental to my daughter. I decided to return home to take care of her, taking a leave of absence from work for a year.
I knew there was nothing that modern technology could do, but Dafa is supernatural. When I was studying Fa, I let her listen. She would sit next to me and listen to the Fa.
After a year of listening to me read the Fa, she gradually started to walk by herself. Now, she can walk to the grocery store to shop if I write a list. She can do many things now.
Before, her eyebrows were furrowed and her face was without expression. Now she smiles all the time and tries to speak.
Doctors in the hospital did some tests and found that her cerebral palsy was gone. The doctor said that the only thing to regret is that she missed the time to learn to speak. I think that might happen sooner or later. She has studied the Fa and participated in saving sentient beings.
Practitioners' mission is to validate Dafa and save sentient beings. Cultivation is very serious. It has a higher requirement for Dafa disciples as Fa-rectification progresses. Time waits for no one, so we should cultivate diligently.
Thank you Master.