To Be a Young Dafa Disciple Who Cultivates Steadfastly
Good Health, Good Grades, and Good Behavior
I am an eight-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner in third grade at my local elementary school. Because I practice Falun Dafa, my health is great, and I rarely suffer from the symptoms of being ill. I am a good student; I always do my homework and get good grades. Some of my classmates' parents tell my mother that they wish their kids could be more like me, because I am responsible and behave well.
I started practicing Falun Dafa with my mother when I was very little.
Practicing Falun Dafa has given me many things, including the ability to memorize whatever I want. When I was just over a year-and-a-half, I was able to recite all the poems in Teacher’s books Hong Yin and Hong Yin II. Soon after I turned three, I could recite the introductory statement at the beginning of our Falun Dafa books, Lunyu, by heart.
Although I only attended kindergarten for six months, I could recognize over 2,000 Chinese characters when I was only 5 years old. I was able to do simple math calculations by the age of four. It was easy for me to become a top student in my class because I practice Falun Dafa and follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.
The Righteous Path of Cultivation
Being true to my path of cultivation, I naturally behave according to Falun Dafa’s principles. When anything happens at school, I always try to be a good person and think of others first. One time my teacher gave me a pencil as a reward for doing well on a test. When I accidentally dropped the pencil, another student picked it up and claimed it was hers. I didn’t make a fuss and let her keep it. I didn’t get angry with her because I knew it was a test that Master had arranged for me.
My classmates like to borrow my things because they know I am generous; they all know that Falun Dafa is good. At lunch the kids like to borrow the wet wipe my mother packs for me. They usually use it up before I get a chance to use it myself, but I don’t mind.
One time in an art class I loaned my blue crayon to the girl next to me so she could draw a blue sky background. It got passed around till it was all used up, but it did not bother me. I always think about Dafa’s teaching to put others’ needs before my own. I can do this easily, knowing that I have the Fa helping me. If there is a conflict, I step back and take it easy. This helps me get along with my classmates. Because I am kind and understanding of my classmates, they elected me class president.
Cultivation Is Most Important
Falun Dafa cultivation is the most important thing in my life. I like to study the Fa and to do the Falun Dafa exercises as soon as I get home from school. I can then finish my homework quickly. It does not leave much spare time, but as long as I keep up with my practice, everything gets done.
If I have spare time at school, I use it to memorize Master’s short articles or silently recite, "Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." Once when my school teacher asked me to clean the floor, I was able to silently recite Lunyu six times while I worked. I try to focus on cultivation whenever I get the chance.
I was doing the second exercise at home one day, and my hands were too close to my abdomen. I felt a force pushing my hands outwards until they reached the correct position. When my hands were resting too low, I felt a force again pushing my hands up to the right position. I knew that this was Master correcting my movements.
I Will Never Join the CCP
When I was in first grade, the principal at my school asked all the students to join the Young Pioneers, which is an organization affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). On registration day, I took the day off and never signed up.
I always remember to have righteous thoughts when entering the school gate, because there are students on duty to check for those who do not wear the red scarf worn by Young Pioneer members. Once, some older students came to our classroom to teach us how to wear the scarves. I kept sending forth righteous thoughts and they left before they got to me.
Spreading Dafa's Blessing
On holidays I go out with my mother and grandmother to help people learn the truth about Falun Dafa and quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. We help each other distribute truth clarification materials, put up stickers and posters, and send forth righteous thoughts. Our efforts have always gone very smoothly.
When giving out Shen Yun CDs, I always smile when I hand it to the person and say, “Would you like a free Shen Yun CD? It is an extraordinary performance of traditional Chinese dance!” Most people accept the it and thank me. They know in their hearts that they have just received a very special gift.
I am glad to have this opportunity to share my personal cultivation experiences with people everywhere. I want everyone to know that Falun Dafa can be practiced by people of any age or position in society. I also want people to know that the CCP’s propaganda that slanders Falun Dafa is all a big lie meant to deceive people. I hope that, by my sharing my experience, many people learn that Falun Dafa is the righteous way and that to practice Falun Dafa is the greatest blessing.