We Can Feel Master's Compassion When Our Actions Meet Divine Standards
(Minghui.org) My mother began practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. When she asked me to do the exercises and study the Fa with her I followed along, but was only going through the motions and did not understand much about cultivation. The persecution of Falun Dafa began in 1999, and I believed the lies and propaganda on television so I stopped practicing.
I got married years later and had a daughter. She often complained of having headaches when she was in primary school. We took her to see a doctor, but a diagnosis could not be made. My mother asked her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” which she did daily. Before long, she stopped having headaches.
Resuming the Practice
I was so impressed that I decided to read Zhuan Falun and started to practice Falun Dafa again. I was exercising at home for more than two years before my mother helped me find a local Fa-study group.
Through intensive Fa-study I came to understand how fortunate practitioners are to be immersed in the universal Dafa. I also gained a better understanding of how to solidly cultivate. I could feel Master increasing my wisdom during the tribulations I encountered.
While making phone calls to let people know about Dafa my phone would sometimes not work. I looked within to see where I was falling short in cultivation. The next time I tried making calls the phone started working again.
When a practitioner was making phone calls one day, the people she called couldn't hear her. The practitioner came to me for help, so I looked within. I realized that I was not thinking positively about this practitioner, and didn't want to work with her. I needed to eliminate these thoughts as she was a fellow practitioner. I should have only good thoughts about her. After realizing this, I turned on her phone and it worked perfectly!
Attending our Fa-study group has helped me to see where I needed to improve. One practitioner often read more paragraphs than the rest of us, which irritated me. I thought about it and realized that it was because of my attachment to self-interest.
I tried to ignore her behavior, but it still bothered me. After I completely let go of my attachment, she stopped reading extra paragraphs. Her problem had been the result of my attachment. I was grateful for this opportunity to improve.
Master's Compassionate Care
When I was able to see myself as a practitioner and use the Fa to guide my every word and action I could always feel Master's compassionate care.
For instance, when my daughter was preparing for her senior high school entrance exam I knew that I wouldn't be available to drive her to the examination hall, and was planning on calling a taxi.
As we were leaving our home that day, a car stopped in front of the house. It was a woman I knew. She told me that she was taking her son to the exam and would be happy to give my daughter a ride too.
I was so touched because I knew that Master was helping me. I can't fully express my gratitude, and have become even more determined to work diligently to do the three things well.
I have often been puzzled and confused during my cultivation. I have endured a lot of hardship and stumbled many times, but I am becoming clearer about the direction I am heading. With Master's protection I will walk my cultivation path well.