Doing the Three Things Well
(Minghui.org) I have cultivated in Falun Dafa since 1998. The first time I saw Teacher’s portrait, I felt that I had met Teacher before. After I read the book Zhuan Falun for the first time, Teacher cleansed my body for me. Although I am 63 years old, I do not get sick and have not taken any medicine for almost twenty years.
As a Dafa practitioner, I need to do the three things well—studying the Dafa teachings every day, helping sentient beings understand the facts about Dafa, and sending forth righteous thoughts.
Teacher said to us,
“As a Dafa disciple, in order to do Fa-rectification things well and to consummate everything of yours well, you need to study the Fa a lot. No matter how busy you are, you cannot skip Fa-study. This is what can best ensure your reaching Consummation. Despite your time being tight and your being amidst the many difficulties, you are still doing what you should do. This is remarkable and is establishing your own mighty virtue, for you are emerging from the hardships, from the pressures, and from the difficulties.” (“A Message”, Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I get up at 3:00 every morning to do the exercises. I send righteous thoughts at 6:00 a.m., and at around 7:30 a.m., I read Zhuan Falun. I have memorized the entire book, and can recite each lecture in about an hour. I go out at around 9:00 every morning, and tell everybody I meet the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution. I also help people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In the past, about two people would quit the CCP with my help in one day, but now, I help an average of a dozen people quit per day. I return home and prepare lunch at around 11:00 a.m.
After sending righteous thoughts and lunch, I join the afternoon group to study the Dafa teachings. I read one more lecture after 6 p.m. and send righteous thoughts at night. I have kept up this routine daily. Tribulations, illness karma and attachments cannot affect me for very long since I am completely focused on doing the three things well. I can feel some high-level manifestations, and see things in the other dimensions. Occasionally I can even use some supernormal abilities.
A man bowed and kowtowed to me when I passed by him one day, and said, “Buddha has arrived! Buddha has arrived!” I told him that I was a Dafa practitioner, not a Buddha, but he said that my body was illuminated. I told him about Dafa and then helped him quit the CCP. He thanked me repeatedly, and bowed to me again after we parted ways.
Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
Like some practitioners, I used to doze off when I studied the Dafa teachings. A family emergency prevented me from reading one day, so I planned to stay up late that night. After reading a few pages, however, I could not keep my eyes open. I washed my face with cold water, knelt down, or stood up, trying to keep myself awake, but none of that helped. Finally, I realized that I needed to send righteous thoughts. As soon as I lifted my hand, I could feel a shadow leaving my body. I read a lecture of Zhuan Falun and did not feel tired at all. Sending righteous thoughts helps me focus when I read the Dafa teachings.
Clarifying the Truth to People
An old couple refused to accept materials that I handed to them, and were very rude to me at first. Instead of walking away, I offered to chat with them. They told me that they were in their 70s, and were in town to attend a wedding.
This couple lived with their son because they had no income. They knew that Dafa practitioners were good people, but they were afraid that the CCP regime would persecute them if they practiced Falun Dafa. I clarified that I was there to help them understand Dafa. In the end, they both decided to quit the CCP and were grateful for my help.
After telling a police officer about Dafa, he cautioned me. “I know you’re all good people, but my job is to arrest you. I’ll lose my job if my boss finds out that I’m talking to you right now.”
I told him that Falun Dafa is the Buddha Law, and arresting Dafa practitioners was a sin. He assured me that he would not arrest any Dafa practitioners.
Issues with the Social Media Platform WeChat
A friend of mine gave me a smart phone and opened a WeChat account for me. Whenever I logged in my account, a chill went through my body. I have found that it was not a very effective way of telling people about Falun Dafa. I decided not to check my WeChat account anymore, but found it hard to resist the temptation.
Another practitioner told me that I should close my account and give the phone away. Although I agreed with the practitioner, for more than two months I could not let it go. This attachment interfered with my daily routine.
I was arrested a few days later while telling people about Falun Dafa. I knew right away that it was caused by distractions from WeChat. I was released one hour later, but the first thing I did when I returned home was to close the WeChat account and give the smart phone to my husband. I only need a simple phone to make calls. My cultivation state returned to normal after that, and I could do the three things well again.
Memorizing the Fa
I have read Zhuan Falun more than 1,000 times and began in 2006 to memorize the Fa. I changed from reciting one lecture a day in the past to three lectures every day. When I recite the Fa, I put Zhuan Falun in front of me and cross my legs. I am fully engaged and focused when I recite the Fa and my mind is tranquil.
I constantly remind myself to do the following: keep my social circle small and my mind simple; treat all sentient beings compassionately, my family members and policemen are no exception; hold myself to the high standards of the Fa; let go of worldly things; show even more respect to Dafa and Teacher and follow Teacher home.
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