Cultivating Falun Dafa for Over Twenty Years
(Minghui.org) It has been 20 years since my husband and I began to practice Falun Dafa. I still keep asking him if we could have imagined today’s happiness all those years ago. Practicing Dafa has renewed our lives.
Falun Dafa Enters Our Life
Before we practiced, my husband and I suffered from various illnesses. A doctor had told me that I would be an invalid by the age of 50.
My life was exactly as Master described,
“An ordinary person cannot see this point and always believes that he should do exactly what he is able to. Therefore, he competes and fights all his life with a badly-wounded heart. He might feel very bitter and tired, always finding things unfair. Being unable to eat or sleep well, he feels sad and disappointed. When he gets older, he will end up in poor health and all kinds of illnesses will surface.” (Zhuan Falun)
Our family life was not harmonious for many reasons. My workplace was on the brink of bankruptcy, and given my bad health, I thought of ending my life. My child's work and marriage was also in trouble.
When life had become so difficult, my husband discovered Falun Dafa and started on his cultivation path. Six months later I joined him in cultivating. This was about 20 years ago. Our life turned around, and our illnesses disappeared without spending another penny on medical expenses.
When the persecution started, we had cultivated for a little over a year. We lost contact with other practitioners, but we were fortunate to have each other. We do the sitting meditation in the morning,the standing exercises at night, and listen to Master’s lectures almost every day.
Surviving an Accident
Shortly after the persecution was launched by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), my husband was riding his bicycle home from work. He was hit by a van, thrown against a speeding 10-wheel truck and then fell to the ground.
When he regained consciousness, he sat on the curb and the van driver and I were with him. He refused to go to the hospital and rode his bike home after having rested for nearly an hour.
After returning home he did the exercises and studied the Fa, without mentioning the accident. He coughed up blood for more than two months, after which he was fine.
Overcoming Large Blisters
My husband had developed large blisters all over his body last summer. He asked me to pop these blisters for him, but I advised against it because this is what ordinary people do. We should recite the two Dafa sentences “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
It was a real test. It was a hot day and he decided to pick up our printer from the repair shop, because he could bear the pain by gritting his teeth, as “Eating bitterness treated as joy.” (“Tempering One’s Heart and Will” from Hong Yin) A week later the blisters were dried up without even staining his undershirt.
“For us cultivators, other than the karma Master has eliminated, we still have to pay a portion ourselves. You will thus feel physically uncomfortable, as if you were suffering from sickness. Cultivation practice is to cleanse you from your life’s origin. The human body is like the annual rings of a tree, whereby each ring contains sickness-karma. So your body must be cleansed from the very center.” (“Sickness Karma” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
Master’s Fa told us the standards of a practitioner. Therefore, we were not afraid of symptoms that seemed like a terrible illness for ordinary people.
An Electric shock
We hired people to modify the electrical lines in our home a while ago. After the workers left, my husband wanted to clean up the old wires while, I was making Dafa truth clarifying materials. Suddenly, I heard a loud boom, and then saw a big fireball where the old wires had been. My husband was thrown from his stepladder and landed about two meters away.
I quickly ran over to hold him and recited loudly the two Dafa sentences. He immediately recited the words with me. After a while he smiled and said that he was okay.
Cultivation More Than Just Studying the Fa
Although we talked to our colleagues about Dafa and the persecution, we knew nothing about the Fa-rectification requirements. A practitioner from another city brought us a computer and taught me to use it and to log onto the Minghui website.
After we read articles on the Minghui website, we regretted wasting several years without having this opportunity. We read Master’s new articles and understood that cultivation is not just studying the Fa and doing the exercises. We learned that we also had to clarify the truth and send forth righteous thoughts.
Immediately, I printed truth clarifying fliers and journals, made amulets and then mailed them. More than a hundred of our relatives quit the CCP. I also learned to copy disks, print discs, edit pictures, make Dafa books and much more.
I thought, “It would be good if we could produce Dafa materials for other practitioners.” We came into contact with dozens of elderly practitioners who were in urgent need of the new articles and other Dafa materials. Our materials production site got very busy and has been like this for the past 10 years.
Following the Fa Requirements
My husband and I complemented each other in whatever we did. We also remind and help each other.
We read the Minghui editorial notice about deleting all information on the Shen Yun disks and related files. I was reluctant and wanted to keep a copy. My husband told me we should listen to Master’s words without the slightest hesitation, so we cleaned everything exactly as described in the Minghui notice.
I worked for several hours to clear a stuck printer and finally asked Master for help. I succeeded immediately. I was so happy that I jumped over the stool and ran to my husband. My husband was startled and asked me what was the matter. I told him I cleared the printer successfully! My husband said my excitement was zealotry!
“Every attachment for you to remove in your cultivation practice is a wall, standing there and blocking your path of cultivation practice. If you cannot be determined about the Fa itself, you cannot practice cultivation.” (“Environment” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
We often remind ourselves with this Fa. Now I feel more calm.
Although we have practiced for nearly two decades, we still have many human attachments and still suffer interference by the old forces. We fall asleep when we meditate or send forth righteous thoughts, and thought karma can seriously interfere with our studying the Fa with a calm mind. We will work harder in these areas in our future cultivation.