(Minghui.org) I am 38 years old and have practiced Falun Dafa for eight years. Master purified my body and soul and taught me to catch up with Fa rectification. As such, I would like to share some of my cultivation stories.

1. From an Atheist to a Dafa Disciple

Like many Mainland Chinese, I grew up an atheist. I was taught atheism beginning in elementary school. Then, in college in 2000, I saw the book Zhuan Falun at a relative's home. I did not understand the book at that time.

I later received the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party in an email, sent by a Falun Dafa practitioner in 2005. It was then that I read about the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners for the first time. This was very eye-opening for me. After reading it, I declared on the Internet my withdrawal from all Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) affiliated organizations.

An incident in 2007 completely overturned atheism for me. I met a Taoist on a train. I was stunned by the supernormal abilities of precognition, retrocognition, and clairvoyance that she exhibited. When she touched my neck, I felt a strong energy flow go through my body.

I witnessed that supernormal abilities are real. I did not understand why, but this changed me from an atheist to a believer instantly.

The next year I had the fortune to read Zhuan Falun a second time at the relative's home. Master explained about supernormal abilities in the book. Many of the questions that had puzzled me for a long time were finally answered.

I thus became a Dafa practitioner.

2. Master Protected Me Many Times

Looking back, I saw how Master had arranged everything for me. It was not so easy to save me, given that it was 8 years since I had first encountered Zhuan Falun.

Yet, since I began to practice, Master has saved me many more times.

One evening in the summer of 2009, I was riding a bicycle downhill. Suddenly, the car in front of me stopped and started to reverse. My bicycle had no breaks. To avoid a collision, I steered my bike to the shoulder and crashed facedown into a ditch. My handlebars were broken. My face was numb for a few moments, but my glasses remained on my face undamaged. A passerby helped me out of the ditch. I was not injured. The car driver sped away without getting out.

I was not angry at the driver. I knew Master had helped me to pay off a debt.

In 2010, I was riding a motorized tricycle when an electric tricycle driving on the wrong side headed toward me. I steered away. My tricycle was just about to hit a wall when it halted on its own. I broke out in a cold sweat. I knew it was Master who had protected me.

Another incident occurred one rainy evening the same year, when I rode in a covered electric tricycle taxi. At a crossing, a speeding motorcycle carrying three people ran into our tricycle. In a split second, and just before our tricycle was hit, a mysterious force pulled me out. The two drivers and all the other passengers were sprawled out on the road, covered in blood; I was left standing in the middle of the road, uninjured. Master helped to pay off another debt!

3. Saving People

Master said:

“Each life, each person, is not simple. Behind them is a massive group of beings in the cosmos that they represent. When one person gains salvation, that represents all of the beings behind him gaining salvation in the future. [I say this] because the vast majority of the people on this earth, of today’s people, are heavenly kings who descended to earth, who incarnated here as human beings.” (“What is a Dafa Disciple”)

From this Fa I learned that today's human beings are from very high levels, and we must try our best to save them. In my spare time I went out to clarify the truth to people about Falun Dafa. I often went to parks after work as well. If I saw someone not doing anything, I would hand them a copy of the Minghui Truth magazine.

Master said:

“Whether you are on the street walking, in the workplace, or at home, you can have this effect on others. People within your field may unintentionally have their illnesses healed since this field can rectify all abnormal conditions.” (“Lecture Three” in Zhuan Falun)

I came to understand that a Dafa practitioner's thoughts can change the environment and the people around him. By clarifying the truth, we are cleansing people's thoughts. Their attitude toward Dafa will determine their future.

I noticed that it is relatively easier to clarify the truth to farmers. People from the countryside tend to be less complicated, and many still believe in Buddha. It seems harder for urban people who are heavily poisoned by atheism. We may need to tell them step-by-step and multiple times.

Every person we save is arranged by Master. Every Dafa practitioner is a particle in the process of saving people. It is not that a practitioner has the power to save people. It is the mighty virtue of Dafa.

4. Keeping a Peaceful Heart

Once I was telling an elderly man about Falun Dafa. It was a very beautiful day with a mild breeze. My heart felt pure and peaceful. When I finished, the man's face was full of happiness. "Falun Dafa is so good!" he said.

Another time, I was talking to a retired man about the CCP. When I spoke about the regime’s lies about the second World War, I got emotional, and my voice even trembled slightly. The man told me I should not be so angry at society. I realized I did not keep a calm and peaceful heart. I was too emotional and did not reach the standard of a Dafa practitioner.

I paid more attention to this issue and tried to talk to people with compassion and to use a peaceful tone of voice. I noticed the results were so much better. This told me that I should cultivate myself better in order to save more people.

5. A Young Man Waiting for Dafa

I took some informational materials and went to a park after lunch. I gave a copy of Truth magazine to a young man sitting alone. I told him about the CCP's lies about Falun Dafa and that practitioners are indeed good people. I also said that the CCP would be eliminated by heaven because it’s done so many bad things.

He listened carefully. He told me he had a stomach problem, so I gave him another booklet that contained stories of people who recovered from illness after practicing.

"I have been on the Internet and looked for the Minghui website many times, but I wasn't able to get in," he told me. "I wanted to have a chance to read Zhuan Falun."

He said there were Dafa practitioners in his hometown. The local leaders were mean to the practitioners. He tried to borrow a copy of the book, but was not able to.

I had a copy of Zhuan Falun with me, so I gave it to him. "You have a predestined relationship with Dafa. Please treasure the book and help your local practitioners whenever you can."

6. Missed Opportunity

I’ve learned some serious lessons over the years.

I lost my job in the fall of 2015 because I refused to sign a contract that contained sentences defaming Falun Dafa.

After losing my job I lived for two months at the home of a former classmate who ran a barbershop. I tried to tell him the truth about Falun Dafa, hoping to save him. But his interest was all about making money, buying stocks, and drinking. I tried several times, but he simply did not want to listen.

At that time I was suffering bad sickness karma symptoms. My righteous thoughts were not very strong, so I gave up on him.

I heard from another friend in September that this classmate had died of a stroke. He was only 40 years old.

I felt so sad. Things had been arranged so that I could save this person, but I did not fulfill this duty and instead gave up. The person was then taken away.

7. Cultivation Is Serious

When I began to practice in 2008, I was so excited that I told everyone about Falun Dafa. Yet my attachment of zealotry soon became an excuse for the old forces to create a major tribulation for me.

I tried to clarify the truth to my parents-in-law. My father-in-law was a CCP secretary. He and his wife exploded when I brought it up.

My wife demanded that I lie to her parents and say that I would stop practicing Dafa. She threatened that she would take her own life if I did not. I compromised.

At that time I clearly felt an evil being laughing in another dimension.

I regretted my choice and the whole experience was painful. Master then hinted to me that I should write a declaration and send it to Minghui to acknowledge my serious mistake.

This incident was a big lesson for me: We practitioners should follow the Fa in every situation, and any attachment may lead to persecution by the evil forces.

In Zhuan Falun Master talked about the cultivation of speech. I paid little attention to it until my wife asked for a divorce. Only at that time did I realize the importance and seriousness of cultivation of speech. The tribulations were all caused by my own attachments.

Sometimes I did not pay enough attention to sending forth righteous thoughts. This caused me to suffer sickness karma for a long time. My third eye was not open, so I did not see the power of the righteous thoughts. My enlightenment quality was so low—if one has to see to believe, isn't he an ordinary person?

I cannot call myself a Dafa practitioner if I do not follow Master's instructions! I now understand that we must take sending righteous thoughts very seriously. A Dafa practitioner must follow the Fa.