A Young Falun Dafa Practitioner's Cultivation Experience
(Minghui.org) As a young Falun Dafa practitioner, I face tribulations, just as older practitioners do. However, often with the support of those older than I, problems were resolved and I improved on my cultivation path.
Arrested for Suing Jiang Zemin
The local police were harassing practitioners who had sued Jiang Zemin, the former Communist Party leader who launched the persecution of Falun Dafa. Many practitioners were arrested.
One evening my father failed to pick me up from school, nor could I find him at home. I became worried and many negative thoughts entered my mind. I then contacted my mother.
She had me check our home for any signs of disturbance. Then, she wanted me to contact another practitioner if my father was not home by 11:00 p.m., so we could hide all Dafa materials. As father did not come home, Ms. Chen, the other practitioner, and I packed and moved all Dafa materials and took them to her home.
My father's employer said that he had been arrested the day before by local police officers, because he had filed a suit against Jiang Zemin.
Taking Action Brings Success
Other practitioners advised me what to do and helped reinforce my righteous thoughts. I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate all interference preventing my father from returning home.
At the police station I was given the runaround, with no one telling me who arrested my father. After going there several times I realized that I was not diligent on my cultivation path and still had a lot of attachments.
I then thought about using my relatives' connections, but in the end, Mother and I did not think this to be a viable solution.
Practitioners divided into groups to rescue my father. Some mailed letters, some made phone calls, and others sent forth righteous thoughts.
Besides, I was told that clarifying the facts to people who work in the judicial, police and procuratorate departments would be beneficial. It would help them understand the unjust nature of the persecution and change their actions.
When I came home, police officers handed me a blank “search warrant” document. They found some truth-clarification materials that I forgot to hide. First I was a bit afraid, but put my fears aside and talked to them about Dafa. They changed their attitude and sympathized with me. In the end my father was released from the detention center after 15 days.
After a few days, I was told that one of the police officers who had come to my home quit his job and accepted a position unrelated to the government.
Master Arranges the Best
Prior to writing the university entrance exam, I was not doing well in the arts, which was my chosen major. Others at school had low expectations of me.
I knew that this was the old forces trying to discourage me through ordinary people. I did not want to give up. I believe that what Master had arranged for me was the best.
Not only was I admitted to a prestigious university, but I was also awarded a scholarship.
When I was younger, a prestigious primary school refused to accept me due to my low IQ. My mother became my tutor, but I still struggled. My mother then decided to stop teaching me, and instead she and I studied Zhuan Falun for three months. After that I did well and even won an award in a math competition in fourth grade.
Show-Off and Jealous Mentality
The university entrance examination results were published, and I did very well. I wanted to tell everyone. I checked online and realized that my classmates did not do as well as I did. I was even more proud of myself.
After Fa-study, I recognized that I had the mentality of showing off and zealotry. For instance, after my dad was released from the detention center, a few practitioners praised me, which made me very proud.
When reading Master's Fa, I realized that I had nothing to show off, as everything is bestowed upon us by Master. I also had jealousy, such as, when other people had higher marks than me, I felt unbalanced in my heart.
These were serious attachments I had to let go. Studying the Fa helped me eliminate these attachments.
Besides the above attachments I also found that when I played with my cell phone, I became agitated. My mother said that I changed into another person.
This made me truly realize the negative impact brought about by one's playing with the cell phone and having a show-off and jealous mentality. Diligent Fa study helped me let go of my attachments and incorrect notions.