High School Student: A Cultivator of Dafa Since the Age of Four
(Minghui.org) My grandparents taught me Falun Dafa when I was only four and I'm now a senior in high school. The following are some of my experiences while growing up as a cultivator of Dafa.
Made Healthy and Strong
Right before learning Falun Dafa, I had a congenital hernia. The pain it caused sometimes was so severe that I would curl up in the fetal position, and my face and lips would turn blue. The doctor said I could not have surgery to repair it until I was 12 years old. I had frequent fevers and was often weak. I cried when I could not attend preschool with my friends.
My grandparents taught me to read Zhuan Falun, recite Hong Yin, and do the exercises. I enjoyed learning Dafa. I memorized most of the poems in Hong Yin quickly. I could also do the one hour sitting meditation. Sometimes when I read the Dafa books, I saw Master's Fashen and many immortals.
Gradually, I became stronger. I no longer had frequent fevers. A year later, my hernia was gone and I was able to go to school. I was so happy!
Learning How to Forbear
"Forbearance is the key to improving one’s xinxing." ("What is Forbearance (Ren)?" from Essentials for Further Advancement)
"What is a 'heart of great forbearance?' As a practitioner, the first thing you should be able to do is to not fight back when you are beaten or sworn at—you must be tolerant. Otherwise, what kind of practitioner will you be?" (Zhuan Falun)
I was the class leader in the third grade. My teacher liked how I wrote and often read my essays to the class. He also encouraged me to participate in writing competitions.
The teacher asked each student to pay a telephone fee of one Yuan and he asked me to collect the money from everyone. When he came to collect the fees from me, he asked if anyone did not pay. Earlier in the school year when I paid the registration fee, however, the teacher owed me one yuan because he did not have change. I never received my change so I thought I could skip paying the telephone fee; then we would be even. I told him I did not pay.
When I returned to my desk, the teacher stormed over to me and demanded I stretch out my hand. He whacked my hand with his pointing stick. He then dropped my notebook on the floor and told me to rewrite my essay. He announced to the whole class that my title of "class leader" was revoked. I was further punished by having to stand for the entire lesson.
Many classmates came to comfort me after class. They said that they would always consider me to be the class leader. They said that I should complain to the principal. My palm was sore and swollen, I quietly cried.
I remembered Master's words:
"When I practiced cultivation in the past, many great masters told me these words, and they said: 'When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.' In fact, that is how it is. Why don’t you give it a try when you return home. When you are overcoming a real hardship or tribulation, you try it. When it is difficult to endure, try to endure it. When it looks impossible and is said to be impossible, give it a try and see if it is possible. If you can actually do it, you will indeed find: 'After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!'" (Zhuan Falun)
I then calmed down. "When it is difficult to endure, try to endure it. When it looks impossible and is said to be impossible, give it a try and see if it is possible." I kept repeating these words in my heart.
I paid one yuan to the teacher the following day. I did not try to explain myself. Several days later, the teacher announced that I was the class leader again. He gave me a high grade on my essay even though I did not re-write it.
I followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I wanted to be a true, good person. And I did see the "bright flowers and another village ahead," just as Master said.
Helping to File Lawsuits Against Jiang Zemin
I often went with my grandparents to put up posters and distribute amulets with messages about Falun Dafa. When I was 11, I helped my grandmother in printing informational materials about Falun Dafa and the persecution. Whenever the printer was not working, I was always able to fix it. During my school breaks, I helped my grandparents to make amulets. I helped them long into the night and without feeling tired.
In middle school, I slacked off in my cultivation. I seldom read the Fa, and this went on for several years. I justified it to myself by saying I had too much homework. My grades suffered.
Master told us:
"Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa--Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference"
I realized that I needed to find time to study the Fa and save more people.
After reading Master's "Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference," I saw Master's answer to a disciple who asked about suing Jiang Zemin.
"Indeed, it should be sued (enthusiastic applause from the disciples); all of humanity should sue it. It has harmed all Chinese people, as well as many people in other regions all over the world. So many people are going to be dragged into Hell because of its lies." ("Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference")
"If what Dafa disciples have been working toward really does take place in the near future, and yet you haven’t done well, then at that point you will regret it—truly regret it. If [at that point] you haven’t done many of the things that you originally aspired to do, or haven’t saved many of the people you aspired to save, then that’s a major issue." ("Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference")
Then, during summer break, I learned that my grandmother's lawsuit against Jiang Zemin was stopped by the local government. I had a thought—Master please help me; I want to help practitioners to file more lawsuits.
Soon, local practitioners started to send their lawsuits to me, and I received some every day. Grandma helped sort out the files.
I was told it may not be safe to send them out through my own computer. But I did not have access to another computer. I didn’t know what to do.
"Our Falun Dafa will protect practitioners from deviating. How does it protect you? If you are a true practitioner, our Falun will safeguard you. I am rooted in the universe. If anyone can harm you, he or she would be able to harm me. Put simply, that person would be able to harm this universe." (Zhuan Falun)
I had the answer: I am Master's disciple. It is one of the most righteous and sacred things to help practitioners to file lawsuits. I have Master's protection. No evil can harm me!
I helped more than 30 practitioners file their lawsuits—through my own computer—over the next 10 days. Some practitioners even came from far away to deliver their letters to me.
My grandmother sent righteous thoughts to the computer whenever I was sending files. All the lawsuits we sent were soon signed by the courts.
I knew it was all done by Master. I was also grateful for the help from the fellow practitioners.
When my xinxing improved, so did my performance in school. My grades again became one of the top in school.
The Fa-rectification is approaching the end. I will do my best to keep walking on the righteous path and follow Master to our true home.