I Never Attended School, But Can Now Read the Fa
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Gong in 2012. I had never attended school, so I could not read the Fa teachings. Instead, I regularly watched Master Li's video-lecture series and listened to his audio recordings.
I was both envious and anxious that I was unable to read like my fellow practitioners, so I asked a local practitioner if I could study the Fa with her at her home. She reluctantly agreed.
On one occasion, she asked me to help her do some house chores. Although I did everything according to her instructions, she still gave me a hard time. I didn't care, as I just wanted to learn how to read the Fa. I knew it wasn't her intention to dissuade me from my goal.
I believe that her behavior was due to the evil factors behind her, which were trying to drive me away. I told myself, “Don't be concerned about superficial things.”
I also asked my child to teach me to read. I gradually became able to follow along at group Fa study by reading in a low voice. Everyone there saw my improvement and sincerely encouraged me. My family members said that it was great that I was learning how to read.
Dafa made it possible for a woman like me, in her sixties, who had never gone to school, or read a single word, to finally be able to read. I truly appreciate Master and my fellow practitioners!
Master Is Always By My Side
I was reported to the police one day for writing “Falun Dafa is great” on a street wall. A police officer took me to his substation and asked me, “Why did you write 'Falun Dafa is great'?”
As I rolled up my pant leg, I said, “My leg was broken in a car accident, thus I could not walk. I recovered only after reciting 'Falun Dafa is great'. I now write this on walls so that others can benefit, too.”
He then asked me, “Who told you to recite these words and who asked you to write them on walls?” I answered, “I, too, would like to know who he is so I could sincerely thank him!” When the officer realized that he was unable to get me to divulge any information, he asked me to sign a piece of paper.
“I can't sign that paper because I'm unable to read and write,” I replied. “However, the one thing I know how to write is, 'Falun Dafa is great!'” The officer stopped asking questions and left me alone. I thought, “Master, I don't belong here. I need to go home.” I was released later that evening.
I later looked within and recalled a practitioner's words, “We should always post printed stickers instead of handwriting our message, as it is easier to read.” I thought, “But, what I wrote was quite legible.” I then realized that this was my competitive mentality surfacing.
I thought, “Master, I was wrong. I will correct myself and continue to do the three things well. I will also no longer disturb others while studying the Fa.”
With tears in my eyes, I thought, “Master, please unlock my wisdom. I cannot read. But I really want to study the Fa!”
I have since been able to read every word in Master's teachings, including the book Zhuan Falun. I'm very happy and feel that I live a life of abundance. I know that Master unlocked my wisdom because of my sincere heart.
Illness Karma and Righteous Thoughts
Master taught us,
“As to whether there are old forces interfering, when you're changing your own most surface bodies there is a portion that you need to endure yourselves. But relatively speaking it isn't much, and it won't have too much of an impact on validating the Fa. When big hardships come along, that has to be the evil interfering, and you have to send righteous thoughts to eliminate it!” (“Teaching and Explaining the Fa at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference III)
I suddenly felt extreme pain in my abdominal area one afternoon, while cleaning a bowl in my kitchen. I thought, “Master, please help me!” I immediately started sending righteous thoughts.
I kept telling myself, “There is nothing wrong with my body. What I'm experiencing is merely an illusion of illness. I have Master, thus you evil forces must go. You are not qualified to test me!” Shortly after, the pain went away.
I remember another incident when my feet were in so much pain that I couldn't walk up stairs. I thought, “I don't want anything that Master hasn't arranged for me. I want to go up the stairs!” As I climbed a few stairs, the pain went away.
A fellow practitioner once said to me, “I feel dizzy and I feel that there's something on top of my head.” I shared some experiences and encouraged her, “The feeling on top of your head is a good thing. The experience of 'Three Flowers Atop the Head' and our energy columns can make us feel something similar.”
I continued, “Master told us that our thoughts are material substances. When you think something is bad, it might turn out to be bad.”
The next time I saw her she happily said, “It's truly correct! The difference in one thought determines the outcome. The other day I felt dizzy and had the sensation that something was on top of my head. I thought, 'Falun is rotating on my head.' As soon as I had this thought, my whole body suddenly felt refreshed and comfortable. I really appreciate Master!”
We then shared experiences and improved our understanding of the Fa. We enlightened to the fact that we should rid ourselves of all attachments and incorrect thoughts.
If we believe in Master and the Fa, and do the three things well, we'll truly be able to live up to the sacred title of “Dafa disciple”!