(Minghui.org) I was so fortunate to have attended the lectures given by Falun Dafa's founder Master Li Hongzhi's in Yanji City in 1994. I had minimal understanding of the Fa at that time, but I knew that Falun Dafa was good.
My family and I showed up early and waited outside the auditorium, hoping to see Master up close. When I saw Master, I greeted him respectfully by pressing my hands together in front of the chest. Master acknowledged me by holding one palm erect. After that, my mind went blank.
More than 20 years have passed, but the memory of being so close to Master is etched into my mind. The memory of this has encouraged me and my family to advance diligently in our cultivation.
Master gave me hints when I was not diligent, and one such hint came to me in a dream. I was at the Bayi Theater in Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, where Master had given lectures. When I saw Master, I ran up to him with tears in my eyes. Master smiled and said, “Didn't you attend the Yanji lectures? Do you know that I had to eliminate so much karma for you!”
My wife woke me up from the dream and asked what had happened, because the pillow was wet with my tears. After I told her about my dream, she said, “Master sees you're not diligent, so he is giving you a hint. You need to become diligent.”
Once when I was sending forth righteous thoughts, I started to think about how mean my relatives were. They used to look down on me when I was poor, but now that I'm wealthy, they're trying all kinds of things to take advantage of me.
I got more and more upset and decided to call them. My head started to hurt, and I had to stop sending righteous thoughts.
Suddenly, a thought came to my mind, “These thoughts didn't cross my mind during the day, so why are they surfacing now? Isn't it interference?”
I sent a strong righteous thought, “I want to be kind to others. I want to forgive others. I want to treat all beings with compassion.”
A strong surge of energy flowed through my body, and I knew that the bad substances were being disintegrated.
I study two to three lectures of Zhuan Falun every day. I also read Master's other lectures and the Minghui website articles if I have more time.
While studying the Fa, I hold the book in both hands and sit up straight in the single or double lotus position. I believe that this shows respect to Master and the Fa and helps me to maintain my righteous thoughts at the same time. If I slouch, I know that my righteous thoughts are weakened and my attention is not focused.
Sometimes I can send righteous thoughts for nearly an hour, but most times I send them for 35 minutes. Nonetheless, I still encounter interference at times.
When studying the Fa one time, I wanted to stop reading, put the book away, and go lie down. I sent forth a strong righteous thought: “I want to study the Fa. I want to follow Master. Nobody can stop me.”
I continued to study, and after reading several more pages, the interference had disappeared.
I could see in my mind a big Falun rotating. Even today, I can feel the Falun rotating as soon as I start to study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts, and even when writing this article.
I'm a taxi driver, which gives me many opportunities to talk to people about Falun Dafa. When my wife and I were heading to another city, we saw a young man standing by the road waiting for a ride. I pulled over and he got into my taxi.
My wife and I started talking to him about Dafa, about the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) corruption, why the CCP is persecuting Falun Gong, and other things.
The man decided to quit the Party and its youth organizations and said, “As I was waiting for a ride, a bus pulled up, but I didn't get on it for some reason. When you pulled up, I wanted to take your taxi. I made the right decision today.”
When he got out he said, “Falun Dafa is good.”