Becoming a Good Person Through Cultivation
(Minghui.org) An elderly Falun Dafa practitioner came to my shop in November 2012 to talk to me about Dafa and the persecution. Due to my fear of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and my prejudices against this cultivation practice, I had a negative attitude towards her. I told her, “Please do not come to my shop anymore to talk about Falun Dafa.”
Several days later, she brought me a recording of Teacher Li Hongzhi’s Nine Day Lectures. She said, “You will know that Falun Dafa is good after listening to my master’s teachings.” She also shared that she used to be in poor health, but after she stepped on the cultivation path, all of her illnesses disappeared and she was healthy again.
Her experience piqued my interest because for a long time, I tried to improve my health. After I got home, I listened to the lectures and felt very comfortable. Master’s voice was loud and clear. Master said,
“Birth, old age, illness, and death exist as such for ordinary people. Due to karma resulting from past wrongdoing, one has illnesses or tribulations; suffering is repaying a karmic debt, and thus nobody can casually change this.” (Zhuan Falun)
I finally understood that one has illnesses because of karma, and that Dafa only teaches people how to be good. To be illness-free, Master needs to purify our body after we upgrade our moral character and eliminate attachments.
Falun Dafa was truly amazing and not at all like what the Party’s propaganda said it was.
After listening to all of Master’s lectures, I said to myself, “I have a predestined relationship with Master and Dafa. I have made up my mind to practice it, no matter what my family says.
Thank you, Master, and thank you to the fellow practitioner who clarified the truth about this cultivation practice to me.
I came across a test one evening in February 2013. I was cold and had a fever after going to bed. My wife said, “You caught a cold. Please take some medication or you can get an injection tomorrow.” For many years, I easily caught colds and needed injections in the winter.
“If I don’t take medicine and still have a fever, I won’t be able to go to work tomorrow,” I thought. Then I remembered that I was a practitioner.
“I do not talk about healing illness here, and neither will we heal illness. As a genuine practitioner, however, you cannot practice cultivation with an ill body. I will purify your body.” (Zhuan Falun)
I realized that I had not caught a cold and that Master was just purifying my body.
Since I did not take any medicine, my wife wanted to use rubbing alcohol on me. I told her, “I don’t need it. It is not a cold. My master is purifying my body. I will recover after I sleep for a while.”
I was fully recovered before dawn. Now I no longer catch colds. Dafa is really amazing!
Remaining Calm During Altercation
When I was driving my wife to work in May 2013, a girl on a bike appeared in front of me. I put on the brake and parked my car to the side. The man behind me came up to my car and started kicking it, and yelling, “Why did you stop the car?”
I told him a girl had suddenly crossed the street, but the man continued, “I was behind you on my bike. What if I had hit your car and gotten hurt, what would you do?” He also hit me twice.
I did not get angry because I remembered I was a Falun Dafa practitioner and Master's Fa.
“What is a ‘heart of great forbearance?’ As a practitioner, the first thing you should be able to do is to not fight back when you are beaten or sworn at—you must be tolerant. Otherwise, what kind of practitioner will you be?” (Zhuan Falun)
My wife and I apologized to the man and asked if he was hurt. The man was not hurt and left on his bike without saying anything further. My xinxing was upgraded and I also realized that Master is always safeguarding us.
As Dafa practitioners, we should assimilate to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and always behave in accordance with the requirements of the Fa. If I had not practiced Falun Dafa, the situation would have ended differently.
I have come to understand many principles from reading Zhuan Falun, and I am able to look inward whenever I encounter tribulations.
I went to install curtains at a customer's home on the 20th floor of a building in November 2014. I parked my car about 10 meters from the gate of the apartment. Before I could finish the work, I heard the alarm of my car go off. I went outside and saw a solar panel that had fallen from the 9th floor and landed on my car. The solar panel’s glass was broken, but my car only had a few scratches.
The property management personnel called the owner in charge of installing the solar panels to the scene.
When that person arrived, I told him, “Don’t be afraid. I won't blame you and my car wasn't damaged much. However I do want to remind you that this is a residential area where many people are coming and going, so you should tell your employees to check and repair all the solar panels installed on this building to prevent future incidents like this from happening again.”
I continued, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and I won’t ask you for any compensations. The predestined relationship between us has been arranged by Master. Please quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations so that you will have a good future. Also remember that 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!'”
The owner then asked how he could quit the CCP. I answered, “You can just give me your name.” He told me his name and we parted ways.
I realized that it was Master who arranged this incident. I cannot explain how good I felt at that time.