A Young Practitioner’s Sharing
(Minghui.org) I’m a young Falun Dafa practitioner who graduated from college almost a year ago.
My mother began to practice Falun Dafa in 1999, and my two sisters and I joined her shortly after. However, after the persecution started, I only studied the Fa occasionally.
Master Helped Resolve Issues
In high school, I only thought about studying the Fa when I encountered tribulations. That, in fact, was an attachment of pursuit and a reflection of being selfish. Yet, Master did not give up on me and always helped me resolve my issues.
When I was a junior in college, because I did not study the Fa enough and I did not do well in eliminating the attachment to lust, I came down with sickness karma. My entire body was covered with a red rash and I had a high fever. I lacked strong righteous thoughts, so I ended up going to the hospital. I had injections for seven days, but my health did not improve. I suddenly remembered the Fa.
“Some veteran practitioners say: ‘Teacher, why do I feel uncomfortable all over my body? I always go to the hospital to get injections, but it doesn’t help. Taking medicine also doesn’t help.’” (Zhuan Falun)
I immediately realized that it was for me to eliminate karma. Thus, I requested a sickness pass from class and went home to study the Fa and do the exercises with my family. A week later, I had completely recovered.
Tempted to Play Video Games
Last winter, I read Master’s “Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Fa Conference.” I became anxious and decided to do the three things well. I clarified the truth about Dafa to my girlfriend and a former classmate. However, due to the lack of righteous thoughts, I was not successful. In addition, I could not resist the temptation of playing video games and wasted two days.
“Given how time is so extremely pressing, have you thought about what’s going to become of those who haven’t cultivated well? Some people still have a chance, but some no longer do. For some there is still time left, and for some their only hope is to sprint. But if the person hasn’t laid an adequate foundation, and if the person’s understanding of the Fa is limited, how could he have the drive to persist? Have you been diligent? If you haven’t laid a solid foundation that’s built on the Fa, you won’t be able to do that. That kind of determination and firm sense of conviction comes from the Fa.” (‘Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Conference”)
After I read Master's words, I realized the urgency and importance of Fa study. I knew that I had to correct myself. That night, I studied the Fa until 10:30 p.m.Then, I fell asleep and felt that my Primordial Spirit was leaving my body.
It was as if I was sliding down to the underworld. I felt fire on my sides and my back was burnt. I thought, I need to move up, yet why am I going down? Then our benevolent Master picked me up. He covered my burnt back and took me to another dimension. I met someone who had made an agreement with me in the past. She said, “Why didn’t you wake me up and tell me the truth!”
I felt deep remorse and cried. I regretted that I had not saved her and that I wasted so much time. I begged Master to give me another chance. I wanted to go back to the human world to save more people. Master agreed that I could return.
Then, Master and I went to another world. Master said, there are two worlds, one is full of human sentimentality and happiness, while another one requires one to overcome hardship. One also needs to clarify the truth and save sentient beings. Which one would I choose?
The first one sounded wonderful. I could be with my loved ones. But, I carry great responsibilities and must save people. So I would choose the second one. I will follow Master’s requirements.
I woke up and realized that it was only about 40 minutes since I fell asleep, but I felt I had experienced so much! I realized that the Fa-rectification progresses so fast and that I had fallen too far behind. I understood that I have to study the Fa more and build a solid foundation in the Fa in order to fulfill my missions.