[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Born Blessed
(Minghui.org) Seventeen years ago, I was fortunate enough to be born into a family that follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. We practice Falun Dafa, and Master has protected us.
When I was growing up, many of my classmates asked me, “Why are you so happy all the time? Why do you treat everyone so nicely?” My only answer was, “Because I believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
My mother told me that we met even before I was born. When my mother was about seven months pregnant, she saw a 20-centimeter-tall baby meditating on top of a flower in front of our building. When she tried to get closer, the baby turned into a yellow flower. When I was born, my mother saw that I looked exactly like that baby on the flower. I came to this family for the Fa!
My grandmother said I liked to talk and did not like to sleep. As an infant, I only slept eight hours a day. Lying in my cot, I kept trying to talk. Twenty days after I was born, my grandmother said, “Cute baby, you like to talk so much. Let Grandma teach you something to say. Say, ‘Zhen’ (truthfulness).” That day, I kept saying “Jin” (my pronunciation was not accurate). The next day, my grandmother taught me “Shan” (compassion) and the third day “Ren” (forbearance). It turned out that I did not want to sleep because I wanted to learn to say “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
When I was able to sit on my own, I imitated my grandmother and sat in the lotus position holding the book Zhuan Falun. She read and I looked at the book. One day when I was two years old, I held one of Master’s new lecture books and read while pointing to the words in it. The adults thought I was pretending, so they asked, “What are you reading?” I pointed it out for them. Then they flipped to different pages, and I was still able to read it. They were so surprised that I was truly able to read. These are the wonders of Dafa. Later, my grandmother also taught me to memorize Lunyu and Hong Yin.
School has been very easy for me. Master arranged everything and I just followed the path. I was able to go to the best schools without having to make much extra effort. All I did was read Zhuan Falun every day and follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I also tried to find opportunities to clarify the truth to my classmates to save them, and did the exercises when I had time. I did not feel like I did anything more, but Master arranged the best for me!
When I was in sixth grade, I became addicted to two online games. On the weekends, I could not wait to play the games. I thought about them all day every day. I even asked my friend to help add money to the games for me behind my mother’s back.
Not long after that, red pimples broke out around my eyes. As I got more into the games, the pimples grew larger, like mosquito bites. My mother said, “Master is warning you about getting addicted to games.” I was scared and stopped playing for a while, and the pimples disappeared, but I still kept thinking about them.
I started playing again, but a lot less than before. Every time I played the games, the pimples would show up around my eyes. I understood that they were a hint from Master. I decided to eliminate the attachment completely and become a true Dafa disciple who listens to Master’s words, and I never played the games again.
I treat others well and help out when I can. I try my best to eliminate the attachment of jealousy. My classmates like me because they feel happy when they are with me.
Xiao Jie often went to school with me. On rainy days, we shared a ride. I paid the fare every time. It wasn’t cheap, and after a while, I started to complain to my mother. My mother said, “Why do you feel it’s unfair? You’d have to pay for the ride anyway. It is good to make things convenient for others when you can. Master teaches us to be compassionate and kind to others.” It is indeed true. I no longer thought it was unfair. When I let go of that attachment, Xian Jie offered to share the expense. She said she was embarrassed about making me pay all the time.
Xiao Yun was a somewhat overbearing person, and she often looked down on others. She even “taught” the teachers how to manage the class. No one liked to be around her. However, I was able to get along with her. Even when she spoke very directly, I was always able to be tolerant, and my feelings were never hurt. Master teaches us to be tolerant of others. I need to be able to accept their shortcomings.
I am happy from the bottom of my heart because I let go of my attachments. I have benefited so much from practicing Falun Dafa. My happy family and my positive and relaxed study environment help me stay steadfast in my cultivation.
I will continue to carry on and spread the sunshine that is Dafa. I will continue to be diligent in my cultivation. I will continue to follow the path Master has arranged for me.