A Young Practitioner: With Strong Righteous Thoughts, Miracles Will Occur
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa at eight and have cultivated for nine years. I have learned that I can overcome any tribulation and receive many blessings as long as I study Dafa diligently and maintain strong righteous thoughts.
Facing My Teachers' Questioning
My practitioner parents filed a lawsuit in 2015 against Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese Communist Party's head who launched the persecution of Falun Dafa. I joined them, too.
I was in high school at the time. One day, my counselor called me to her office. When I walked in, several teachers surrounded me. I knew that a tribulation was coming.
Though the weather was not very chilly, I felt cold and kept shaking. But I had a firm belief in my mind: no one could touch me. Gradually my body warmed up and my fear was gone. I sat straight with a smile, showing them a positive image of a Dafa disciple.
The school's Party Secretary struck first.
“You sued Jiang Zemin? Surely you know it's a false accusation!”
“Why is it a false accusation? Everything I wrote was true. Falun Dafa was wronged. Jiang committed the crime. Shouldn't he be sued?” I replied.
He kept asking questions and I kept explaining things to him. It went on for almost an hour.
Then the lead counselor for our grade asked me, “If you feel it is good, then practice on your own time. Why do you have to sue him? Don't you want to go to college?”
I understood that they were worried about me.
“Teacher, have you heard 'a drop of water in need, returned with a spring indeed'? I've benefited from Dafa. If I just sit there and do nothing, would that be the right thing to do? And I have told the truth and not broken any law, so why can't I go to college?”
They were all silent. At that moment, I felt that Master was strengthening me and the evil forces near the teachers were retreating.
Then the teachers let me go. They never questioned me again.
I was very diligent in doing the exercises and studying the Fa when I was small. During that time, I always got good grades at school. As I grew older, I started to have impure thoughts: studying the Fa and doing exercises to get a good grade. My grades kept declining.
Mom said that because my heart was not on the Fa, I didn't do well on my exams.
I looked within. I found my attachments to competition, fame, and the pursuit of comfort. I also realized that Master gave us wisdom not for us to compete for first place in class, but to cultivate and save people. All my powers are granted by Master, so why should I pursue worldly things with them?
I started to get rid of those attachments. I tried to memorize a few Hong Yin poems and study the Fa every day, no matter how busy I was. I asked my parents to remind me in case I couldn't control myself.
Gradually my attachments became lighter until they disappeared eventually.
A Chinese exam had a problem asking us to write two sentences from a poem, but I was drawing a blank. I told myself that I didn't need to worry and that I would remember it as long as I got rid of the attachment to a high score.
I left it and worked on other problems. A few minutes before the test ended, suddenly the first sentence came into my mind. I wrote it out and the second one followed naturally.
This is exactly what Master said in “The Knowing Heart,” Essentials for Further Advancement II:
“With attachments left behind, the lightened boats sail swiftly,With a preoccupied human heart, crossing the ocean proves arduous.”
Printing DVD Covers
My parents created DVDs to tell people about Falun Dafa. They used materials from the Minghui website but ran into a problem: our DVD's cover was smaller than the cover picture Minghui provided.
Mom asked me to adjust the image's size.
“I believe you. It will work if we ask for Master to help,” she said.
Though I didn't know much about computers, I opened MS Word and started adjusting the image. My parents were sending forth righteous thoughts on the side. On my third try, the printout was exactly the right size! Mom asked me how I did it. I told her that I didn't know, and my parents both laughed. I knew that Master had helped me.
Many times other practitioners came to me for help with computer images. I made them work, but I couldn't tell how I did it.
But it must be just as Master said, “When disciples have ample righteous thoughts Master has the power to turn back the tide” (“The Master-Disciple Bond,” Hong Yin, Volume II, Translation A)