My Cultivation Experience from Kindergarten to 4th Grade
Greetings, Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I am a student in the 4th grade. I have had many tests since I started cultivating. The most recent test I had involved the attachment of jealousy. One day, my teacher praised a student in my class, which really hit upon my attachments.
The student being praised never got good grades, but that day he scored a 100 on a test. He shouted, “Yay! I got a 100!” I have disliked him since the third grade. When he shouted in excitement, I recalled Master's words about jealousy in Zhuan Falun,
“The child runs home from school. Even before opening his door, a neighbor already begins to curse in his house: 'What’s so great about getting a hundred? Show off! Who hasn’t scored a hundred?'”
I knew that since I am cultivator, this must be a test. I tried to calm down, instead of thinking about bad things. I tried to use my understanding of the Fa to stop being jealous of him. So, I congratulated him and passed this test.
In the 3rd grade, I had conflicts with Jack. One day at lunch, Jack came up to me, said something bad to me and spit in my hair. I told our teacher what happened. “There has to be something wrong in this guy's mind,” I was thinking when I was cleaning up in the bathroom.
A few days later, the principal asked us what happened. Jack lied. I didn't pass the xinxing test, because I didn't handle this conflict from the perspective of the Fa. I didn't look inside to see if I had done something that made him unhappy.
Later in the 4th grade, Jack threw a wad of paper at my face. That time, I passed the test, because I didn't think of any bad things in my mind. I told my teacher and parents what happened. Our problems were resolved in a few days.
I met a kid named Reef on the first day of kindergarten who was mean to me. When he was mad at me, he would beat me up. Whenever he hit me, I thanked him for giving me virtue. I never tried to get revenge, partially because I didn't speak good English, and I didn't want to make trouble. But actually, even if I did speak English well, I wouldn't have fought with him or had bad thoughts towards him. Later, when I read Zhuan Falun attentively, I realized that I passed the test back then.
There is another boy at my school named Sam. Nobody likes him. He is so different from everyone else. He runs very slowly and is often unhappy. At the beginning, I didn't want to spend time with him because I thought it would make me look bad.
However, I recalled that I should care about others and be compassionate to others. Falun Dafa teaches people to act with “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” Following these principles, I decided that I should let Sam sit with me and my friends when we ate. I told my friends what I was thinking, and they agreed, although sometimes Sam does not sit with us.
Above are some of my cultivation experiences.
Thank you, Master. Thank you, fellow practitioners.
(Presented at the 2016 San Francisco Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference for Young Practitioners)