My Experiences in Cultivation
Returning to Cultivation
I went to Falun Dafa practice sites with my father when I was a child. We read Zhuan Falun and did the exercises together. He read the book to me when I was ill, and my fever promptly disappeared.
My father stopped practicing for a while, after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched its persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in July 1999. Over time, I forget about the Fa that I had read, and started to believe the lies and propaganda broadcast on TV and taught in school about the practice. I am ashamed when I look back and see how I was thinking.
I had stopped practicing Falun Dafa for nearly ten years. Yet Master never gave up on me. I met Dafa practitioners many times as I walked down the street, and they clarified the facts to me about the persecution.
My father later resumed the practice, and told his relatives, including me, about the true nature of Falun Dafa.
I frequently had headaches during that time, so my father told me to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I took his advice, and my headache quickly subsided. I recited the phrases a few times whenever I had a headache, and the headache stopped. I gradually rediscovered that Falun Dafa is so wonderful!
I agreed to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, and my father gave me another copy of Zhuan Falun. I couldn't put it down once I started to read. I said to my father, “I want to practice Falun Dafa!”
“I've been waiting for you to return,” he eagerly replied.
My school workload was very heavy during my senior year of high school, but I made sure to dedicate an hour every day to study the Fa. I was eager to read more after reading Zhuan Falun, so I went on to read Master's newer lectures.
I often felt that an hour was too short, and wished that I had more time to study the Fa. My mind was extremely clear after reading, which allowed me to complete my homework more efficiently. Whenever I did the sitting meditation, I felt wonderful and comfortable, as if I were truly sitting inside an eggshell, as Master described!
After graduating from high school, I enrolled in medical school in a different city, where I continued studying the Fa on a daily basis. Sometimes when I had a free afternoon, I spent the entire time reading. I felt mentally and physically wonderful afterwards. All my difficulties and conflicts were systematically resolved by the Fa!
I Have a Responsibility to Let People Know about Dafa and the Persecution
About a year after I started practicing seriously, I often dreamed of a giant board with information about Falun Dafa written on it. Other practitioners left after letting people know about Dafa, leaving me standing there alone, not knowing what to do. I realized that this was a hint from Master, telling me that I should start talking to people about Dafa.
I also dreamed of a giant clock with its hands pointing at nine o'clock. A voice told me that everything would end when it reached 12 o'clock. It meant that time is pressing!
The first person I spoke to was my ex-boyfriend. I tried to tell him what Falun Dafa is and why he should quit the CCP organizations. He didn't fully understand at first, but knew that I was telling him these things for his own good.
I thought that he had only joined the Young Pioneers and Youth League, so I suggested that he quit them, which he did.
However, I later learned that he had joined the CCP in college. I told him that he should quit all of the CCP organizations. So he asked me to help him quit the CCP as well. I was glad he made the right choice!
I try to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my daily life and be a good person. People around me have commented that I have a very good temperament! This gave me a good foundation to talk to them about Dafa.
A former roommate called one day and wanted to meet me because she was dealing with some personal problems. She was the only one of my former roommates who had refused to quit the CCP. I had told her about Dafa previously, but failed to help her understand the importance of her actions. I realized this was another opportunity to talk to her.
The night before our appointment, I sent righteous thoughts to clear her dimensional field. However, when I tried to tell her about the CCP and Dafa the next day, she just refuted whatever I said. I continued talking to her nicely. When she refuted a statement of mine, I approached the topic from a different angle.
I really wanted to save her, so in my heart, I asked Master to help me. I told my former roommate, “I don't want you to be held responsible for the crimes you did not commit. And I don't wish for anything bad to happen to you when the great catastrophe comes to mankind. I'm really worried about you…” My tears fell uncontrollably.
She was touched. “You're as kind as a Bodhisattva,” she replied. “If you wish for me to quit the CCP, I'll do it. I don't like the CCP anyway. You can use my real name to quit.”
I gave her an amulet with “Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good” written on it. I told her that reciting the sentence would bring her good fortune. She immediately read out loud, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
I thanked Master from the bottom of my heart! Another sentient being was saved!
The Power of Righteous Thoughts
My father taught me how to send righteous thoughts six months after I started practicing Falun Dafa. My whole body felt hot when I did it. My bad thoughts subsided, and I experienced fewer disturbances during Fa study.
I also started noticing that when I talked to people about Dafa, the effect was much better when I sent forth righteous thoughts in advance to clear the dimensional fields of the person I was about to speak with.
I met a young boy with leukemia one time at a hospital. His entire family was very kind. I wanted to talk to them about Dafa, but wasn't sure how to begin the conversation, since I had never talked about Dafa in front of so many people.
I started to send forth righteous thoughts several days in advance. The day I talked to them, everything went extremely well. They all agreed to quit the CCP and thanked me profusely. I knew that Master was helping me, and I felt the power of our righteous thoughts.
I visited Hong Kong last November, and was so happy to see practitioners at the truth-clarification site at Victoria Harbor. I wanted to help them distribute informational materials about the practice. They knew that I was from the mainland and would soon return, so a practitioner kindly suggested that I watch out for my safety while in the area.
She pointed to a nearby booth and said it belonged to the Hong Kong Youth Care Association (which is controlled by the CCP), and that they often took pictures of practitioners.
I looked at their booth. They had banners slandering Falun Dafa and were playing recorded broadcasts slandering Master. The practitioner said that they were intentionally disturbing us as we tried to save people. One person in the booth had been arrested once for harassing practitioners, but he continued to do bad things upon returning to the booth.
There were only two practitioners at the truth-clarification site, so I thought that I should do something to help them. I sat nearby to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the old forces interference and allow more people to be saved.
I thought in my mind. “Let their sound system stop working,” Whenever I saw the practitioners talking to people, I focused on cleaning the dimensional fields of those people. I was there for the entire afternoon, but the Youth Care Association's broadcast kept playing nonstop.
I walked away feeling defeated!
After I mentioned to one of the practitioners that I was sending righteous thoughts the whole time, she said excitedly, “No wonder today went very well. So many people agreed to quit the CCP!”
I was stunned, as my heart filled with gratitude to Master. Meanwhile, I felt ashamed that I had not fully trusted Master and the Fa. I was disappointed that I had not managed to stop the Youth Care Association's broadcasts. I should have noticed that almost no one went to their booth, but people kept coming to ours!
This incident reminded me once more about the importance and power of Dafa practitioners' righteous thoughts!
I have cultivated virtually alone for the past few years. However, I have felt Master's presence always there, watching over and guiding me. I will try my best to be a qualified Dafa practitioner, do the three things well, and ultimately return to my true home.