Having Faith in Master and Dafa is Essential for a Cultivator
(Minghui.org) My life was truly miserable more than 20 years ago, as I suffered from all kinds of illnesses. After I started practicing Falun Dafa, I became healthy. I feel like an energetic young woman even though I am already in my 50s.
Affinity with Dafa
I had a dream before Master had started to teach the Fa, in which I saw a man who showed me a book in which every word was glowing. He told me that if I could obtain that book, I would return to good health.
When Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime, launched the persecution of Falun Dafa, the government-controlled media slandered this cultivation practice and its founder.
When I saw Master's photo and Falun Dafa books on television, I remembered that I had seen a photo of him in my boss's office in 1995. I looked at the photo at the time but did not really feel interested in learning this cultivation practice.
Instead of being turned against Falun Dafa, I began to search for the book. I thought I must not let go of the opportunity and finally found a copy of Zhuan Falun. I saw that the book and all the words inside were glowing, just as I had seen in my dream.
I read the book five times within the first month. When I was reading it the third time, I no longer felt any symptoms of my illnesses. By the time I finished reading the book the fifth time, I could almost recite the whole book. This was truly a miracle for someone with limited education.
That One Thought Makes a Difference
Half a year after I started practicing Falun Dafa, practitioners who lived close by were illegally arrested.
A practitioner told me, “If someone finds out we practice Falun Dafa, we'll be arrested and taken to a detention center or a labor camp for persecution.”
I stood in front of Master's photo and told him that I did not want to be imprisoned, and if it meant that I would be imprisoned if I cultivate, then I would no longer study this Fa.
After I stopped studying the Fa and doing the exercises for half a month, I had a dream in which I was doing the sitting meditation. Master appeared and gave me a hint: “If a practitioner holds a thought that he or she would be imprisoned, then he or she would be imprisoned. If one holds a thought that one would not go to jail, then one would not go there.”
All of a sudden, I understood a Fa principle.
Under Master's protection, I started to study the Fa, did the exercises, sent righteous thoughts, and told people about Falun Dafa and the persecution. Nothing adverse has happened to me.
Distributing Falun Dafa Materials
Another practitioner and I decided to distribute Falun Dafa informational materials in remote rural areas.
Sometimes, we had to walk up to 40 kilometers. On several occasions, Master encouraged us by letting me see that the materials were shining brightly.
We also ran into interference and difficulties from time to time. We decided to distribute materials in a large village where there were many dogs. When we were about to enter the village, the dogs started barking, cars drove all over the place, and people switched on their lights.
We sent righteous thoughts for half an hour and asked Master to calm down the dogs so that we would face no interference. After everything had calmed down, we distributed all the materials. However, when we left the village, the dogs began to bark again, and people switched on their lights.
I learned another Fa truth when Master said,
“The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What's key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference II)
Protected by the Power of Dafa
During the persecution, a few people were assigned to monitor me. We did not want to arouse their suspicion, so we went about our daily lives as usual. I did house chores and worked in the fields. I never felt sleepy or tired and could feel the power of Dafa.
Although we have done different types of truth clarification around our village, no one has ever caught on that it was us. We sprayed truth-clarification slogans on power line poles or stone tablets at night and returned home safely.
When we got lost in a mountain area, a beam of white light shined in front of us. We thought it was from a car at first, but there was no sound of a car. We followed the light and walked for more than two hours before we found a path on top of the mountain.
We sprayed truth-clarification messages along the path until dawn and got back home safely. I truly felt that, as long as we have faith in Master and the Fa, we do not need to worry, because Master is always beside us.
I know that I am still far from meeting the standards required by Dafa and that I must make an even greater effort in doing well the three things to be called a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple.