Recalling the Early Days of My Cultivation, Aiming to Regain the Same Enthusiasm
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2004, and was quite diligent during the early years. However, my attachment to comfort led me to slack off, and I became complacent by comparing myself to other Dafa practitioners, imagining myself to be more diligent than them.
I still do the three things that Master encourages us to do, but I lack the momentum and enthusiasm that I initially had.
I decided to write down how I was when I first obtained the Fa, as I thought that this might help propel me forward and regain the state that I had when I first started cultivating.
Before I started practicing Falun Dafa I had glaucoma and my eyes were getting worse each year. The first Dafa book I studied was Essentials For Further Advancement. After reading it, my vision returned to normal, making me want to cultivate wholeheartedly.
A Large Dog Leads the Way
About two months into my cultivation practice, a fellow practitioner asked me if I would like to distribute Falun Dafa informational materials with her.
We went to a remote village to let the people there know about Falun Dafa and the persecution. I was told to go in one direction, while the other practitioner went in the other.
I took a lot of materials and went on my way. My entire mind was focused on distributing the materials.
There were many dogs following me. I was afraid of dogs from very young age. I had let go of my fear, and eventually the dogs disappeared.
However, a large dog later accompanied me. After I finished one house, the dog walked towards the next one. There were a few houses that the dog passed by. I noticed that the doors to those were locked, and no one appeared to be home.
After passing quite a few houses, I realized that the dog was leading the way for me. So, I just followed and distributed the materials. The dog then disappeared when we reached the end of the village.
It was a very large village, and Master had the dog help me and keep me from getting lost.
After Master’s article “Turning the Wheel Towards the Human World” was published in 2005, there was an upsurge of people quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
I asked my friends and relatives to quit the CCP, and also went to my hometown to ask the people there to quit. More than 40 people in total quit.
This helped me gain more confidence, and I started going out alone or with other practitioners to talk to people about Falun Dafa and quitting the CCP. I spent my afternoons doing this, and covered many villages. If I failed to go out for a few days, Master would hint at me in a dream that I needed to speed up and let more people know about Dafa.
Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions
I had only been going to a Fa study group for a few months, but was doing extremely well in my truth-clarification efforts.
A practitioner, who had been cultivating for many years, asked me how I was getting so many people to quit the Party. I told him that when I talked to people, I kept my mind focused on having righteous thoughts and righteous actions. This helped me to get rid of my human notions and to have divine thoughts.
During my first few years of practicing Falun Dafa, I noticed that my cultivation level was leaping forward rapidly. I held myself to a high xinxing requirement so that I could distribute more materials and help more people quit the Party.
Sometimes I could sense in my dream that I was rushing upwards in my cultivation, as if I was in a rocket. That was the best time I can remember, as my body and mind melted into the Fa.