Ups and Downs in Cultivation
(Minghui.org) I have been practicing Falun Dafa for 18 years. While I have been walking on the cultivation path, Master has watched over me and protected me.
Not only was I of poor health before I practiced Dafa, but also had a bad temper and was stubborn. Thus, I had bad relationships with my family and co-workers. I felt that I was treated unfairly and had nowhere to turn. After studying Zhuan Falun, I understood the purpose of life and looked inward when facing problems. I understood the questions that had bothered me and I changed into a better person.
“Each person is traveling his own path, and each is gaining enlightenment from Dafa as to what will one day be his own Fa.” (“2012 International Fa Conference at the U.S. Capital”)
Truth-clarification to Colleagues and Students
I am a middle school teacher and saw that everyone was poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) indoctrination. When the Education Department pushed each school to promote the Party's agenda, the students had to sing the national anthem, attend the ceremony of raising the national flag, and attend Party indoctrination classes. Even though I was not in the least interested in these activities, I did not know how to react.
After studying the Fa, I realized that I should send righteous thoughts towards the students. When it was time to raise the flag, I sent righteous thoughts against raising the flag. A waft of wind blew the flag towards a tree and no one could retrieve it.
As the school is small, the teachers share an office where five portraits of communist party founders hung on the wall. I sent strong righteous thoughts and during a lunch break, took them down and burned them. A month later, someone noticed them missing. I told the principal that those communist leaders promoted a fighting philosophy and caused disharmony between the teachers. I also clarified the truth about Dafa to him. He agreed.
Everyone I talked to in the school quit the CCP soon after practitioners began the quit the CCP effort.
In my classes, almost all of the students have withdrawn from the Young Pioneers or the Communist Youth League. During class, I talked about Dafa and asked that whoever wanted to quit the Party put their name on a chalk board.
Worst Class Turns into Model Class
The worst senior class was assigned to me for the school year 2007. To guide the students, I promoted the Dafa principles “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” When facing problems, I looked inward, which amazed the students. They began to change. They studied harder and became more disciplined. The students' attitude, look and hygiene also improved. Their academic reports showed dramatic improvements. The class turned into the school's model class.
When the students graduated, they asked me to give a short farewell speech. I wrote on the board the words “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Inmates Quit the CCP
I was arrested in 2008 and sentenced to a prison term. After arriving in the cell, the cell head ordered an inmate to shove me. But, she treated me kindly instead. When the cell head questioned her, she said that she saw a tall and mighty God next to me and did not dare touch me.
Then, I talked to the cell head about Dafa and about treating the other inmates kindly. She felt my kindness and was no longer hostile toward me.
I did the Dafa exercises on the second day, and then spoke to the cell head about Dafa. She quickly understood that Dafa is good, quit the CCP and treated others nicely. All of my cellmates quit the CCP and said that they would cultivate after their release.
A male inmate in the next cell was detained for murder and was scheduled to be executed soon. When we sang, his face was covered with tears. I wrote a letter to him about Dafa and quitting the CCP, which he did.
During interrogation I did not do well and regretted it afterward. The cell head asked me and I told her. She told me to shout “Falun Dafa is good” on my release day and declare that I rescinded my actions. I was shocked to hear this from her. I thought she must have been a cultivator in her previous life. I agreed that this was the only way to make up for my behavior.
On the day of my release, I put the name list of quitting the CCP in my pocket and began to walk out. The cell head saw me and shouted, “Falun Dafa is good, Falun Dafa is good.” I remembered my agreement and shouted together with her.
Benefiting from Practicing Dafa
During the winter, I was arrested for distributing Falun Dafa materials and detained in a cold room. When feeling cold, I send righteous thoughts for more than two hours. My body felt warm afterward.
When I was distributing Dafa fliers in a residential area on a rainy evening in July 2012, I noticed a car following me. I could not lose it, panicked and started to run. I stepped into a big hole that was filled with water and injured my knee. I asked for Master's help and the short distance to my home took more than half an hour. After I changed my clothes, I did the exercises and felt so much better. I was able to walk three days later and my leg was back to normal after a few days.
My mother called me last fall and said that she was unable walk. Her leg was swollen and changed color. She was nearly 80 years old and had high blood pressure. I told her to recite “Falun Dafa is good” and I sent forth righteous thoughts for her. I asked for Master's help.
I told myself that I would negate the old forces' arrangement if they persecuted my mother to interfere with me; I would not waver if this was my mother's own karma tribulation. Three days later, my mother called and said that the swelling had disappeared and she could walk again.
“Haven’t I said that with one person practicing, the whole family benefits?” (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)
When I studied the Fa well, I cultivated diligently and did things with a righteous mind, I had some extraordinary experiences.
My primordial spirit often left my body and traveled through mountains, seas, and different levels of heaven. My body felt wonderful and I saw beautiful scenes in other dimensions.
Once I sent forth righteous thoughts with another practitioner. She saw that my body radiated a golden light in the form of a half-inch golden thread.
When a Christian friend came to my home, she saw that I had another head above my head, a colored one younger than myself. She thought that she had problems with her vision. But, when she visited me the next morning, she saw the same thing. This lady became a Dafa practitioner and saw rotating Faluns and Master's Fashen at her home.
These extraordinary experiences were Master's encouragement and also helped predestined people attain the Fa.
The Udumbara flower graced my home for the past few years. The first one was on the steel ring of the entrance door and also on my curtain. I was excited and felt gratitude for Master's encouragement.