Young Practitioner: Walking My Own Cultivation Path
(Minghui.org) I am a young Falun Dafa practitioner who has never talked to people about Falun Dafa face to face due to my introverted personality. However, people need to know about Dafa and its persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), as opposed to the government's propaganda. Fellow practitioners used to bring me along when they talked about this cultivation practice, and I stood on the side sending righteous thoughts.
I knew I held fear and needed to break through it.
The First Breakthrough
At college I shared an apartment with another student whom I got along with. I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate her indoctrination by the CCP and other bad elements. I told her the truth about Falun Dafa, including about the staged “Tiananmen Self-immolation” and how the CCP harvests organs from living Falun Dafa practitioners. She was shocked and agreed to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
I went to a restaurant to have breakfast. The owner smiled at me each time I went there. I thought he must have a predestined relationship with Dafa. I asked him to quit the CCP. He told me that his neighbor had lent him the book Zhuan Falun and that his wife was a practitioner.
I was touched by what he said and felt that time stopped at that moment. I wanted to cry and realized that telling people the facts about Falun Dafa is what I wanted to do.
“Clarifying the facts and saving sentient beings are what you need to accomplish. There is nothing else for you to accomplish. There is nothing else in this world that you need to accomplish.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference”)
I used to be constantly with my mother. Wherever I went, I always liked her to accompany me. Other practitioners told me that this is an attachment, but I did not realize that it was the human notion of sentimentality.
Now I live outside my hometown. I realized that each person is independent and that one should not rely on others. Studying the Fa more helped me reduce my sentimentality and dependence on my parents.
Do Not Waste Time on Chat Groups and Games
Many young people always bring a cell phone with them so they can play games. I learned that it is not a good for Dafa disciples to do that.
My college apartments offered Wi-Fi. I would sometimes choose to play on my cell phone instead of studying the Fa. When playing on the cell phone, it seemed to be a short time, but two to three hours had passed.
I used to chat a lot with Internet chat groups and had many strangers in my group. I drew an important lesson from all the time I wasted.
Because I have an introverted personality, I was very cautious around men and tried to avoid them. Thus, I talked to fewer people about Falun Dafa and the persecution due to my not having righteous thoughts. I realized that I needed to be more diligent to talk to people whatever their gender may be.
Many co-workers are male, and they liked to joke around with me. I told myself that my mind must be right, and I should not be touched by any foolish behavior. I am a cultivator and must walk my own path.