(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in the summer of 1996 with my parents. However, I was not very diligent, and I made mistakes along the way. Yet Master never gave up on me and used all kinds of ways to guide me back onto my cultivation path.

In the past, I always thought, that since I was young, I had plenty of time left to cultivate. But on March 27 of this year, I had a life-threatening tribulation, and it completely changed my understanding. When I felt that my life was coming to an end, I finally realized the preciousness of Dafa, and I finally understood that everything in ordinary society is just an illusion.

At that time, only Master was taking care of me. With Master’s compassion and fellow practitioners’ help, I started to think and act righteously, and eventually I was able to overcome the tribulation. That was when I truly began to move forward on my cultivation path.

Now I would like to share something that happened several days ago, and hope this will be helpful to fellow practitioners.

On the morning of May 11, my wife and I went to our group Fa study. On our way there we saw new banners defaming Falun Dafa on a main road. We decided we would get rid of them that evening. At the Fa study, everyone wanted to send an email to Minghui to wish Master Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Dafa) a happy birthday. But at the time we could not break through the Internet blockade, so they asked me to send it after I got home.

That evening, I opened the Freegate software and sent forth righteous thoughts as I waited for the software to connect online. However, I kept getting messages that I could not get through. I thought, “Sending a letter to Minghui to wish Master a happy birthday should be something that’s perfectly fine to do. Why are the evil factors able to interfere? In the past when I couldn’t break through the blockade, I would send righteous thoughts, and soon I’d be able to get through. Why is it not working this time?”

I asked my wife to send righteous thoughts with me to eliminate the interfering factors in other dimensions. We sent righteous thoughts for half-an-hour, but we still could not get through. We searched within and didn’t find anything obvious, so we decided to go out to get rid of the banners first.

We asked Master to help us as we left home. Everything went well, and my wife was able to tear off the banners without any tools. We kept going and found two more banners, but then we saw  a police car nearby. Three police officers were milling around.

I thought about whether or not we should just wait a bit. But my wife had strong righteous thoughts: She walked up and quickly tore down the two banners. She was very righteous and had no fear. Compared to her, my mind was not as steady. She also studies the Fa and memorizes the Fa more than me every day. It is indeed the case that righteous thoughts come from the Fa.

After we got home safely, I sat in front of my computer and opened the Freegate software. Immediately, it got through the Internet firewall. I then got on Minghui and signed into the internal mailbox at twice the normal speed. We were able to send the letter celebrating World Falun Dafa Day and Master’s birthday to Minghui.

I realized that the reason why the evil factors were able to keep us from going to Minghui was that we had not reached a Dafa disciple's standard and had not done what we were supposed to. Once we rectified ourselves, the old forces no longer had any excuses to interfere. When we reached the standard of the Fa at our levels, we were in charge. Master and the righteous divine beings could then help us.

I realized that we must put Dafa first all the time and cultivate ourselves well; only then can we save more sentient beings and return home with Master. This is my first sharing. Because my level is limited, if there is anything inappropriate, please kindly point it out.