It Is a Blessing to Cultivate in Dafa
(Minghui.org) I have been cultivating Falun Dafa for nearly 20 years, and each time I recall Master's boundless compassion and protection, I am moved to tears. Even though I have never seen Master in person, I can feel that Master is with us all the time, and my family of three has been enjoying the wonderful blessings of Master's boundless benevolence.
Obtaining the Fa
I was a sickly child. When I reached middle age, I started to develop chronic conditions one after another, such as arthritis, headaches, and, in particular, uterine fibroids that were diagnosed in 1997. They grew bigger and bigger, and I felt very weak and struggled every day at work.
Seeing the misery I was in, my husband's younger brother, who was already a Dafa practitioner, suggested that I learn to practice Falun Gong. Thinking it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try, I went to attend a group Fa study. As I listened to the others in the group reading the book Zhuan Falun, I was completely drawn in and forgot all about my ailments. I thought, “This is such a wonderful book. I will get a copy, too.” That day, I went home with a copy of Zhuan Falun.
It was November, and I was halfway through reading the book, when suddenly I felt a gust of wind even though all the windows were closed. Then I heard a loud noise, like gunfire. I didn't understand what was happening and went to ask fellow practitioners. They said, “You have only read the book for a few days and have not even started doing the exercises, yet Master has already started adjusting your body. What you heard was not wind but the rotation of Falun. You are very fortunate.”
After that, all my ailments disappeared. I felt like someone was pushing me from behind when I cycled to work, and I rarely felt tired.
I really cherish the opportunity to cultivate and read Master's Fa teachings every day, even during breaks at work. Dafa has taken root in my heart and all this has laid a solid foundation to help me endure future tribulations.
The first few years after I obtained the Fa were the most difficult in my life. My husband took all our savings to do business out of town. My daughter had just entered middle school and my monthly salary of around 400-500 yuan was hardly enough to make ends meet. I was hoping my husband would send us money, but he never did during the two years he was gone. I felt more and more upset and started to complain about him in my heart. I was often in tears. Luckily, I had obtained the Fa by then.
Master's words often appeared in my mind and cleared out the haze of pain and darkness in my heart. Master said:
“I will tell everyone a simple principle. Everyone knows that it is not good when people suffer or you will not feel comfortable and good if someone bullies you. I am telling everyone that it is a good thing when one suffers a little pain and experiences a little hardship! You see what I am telling you is indeed different. Why? It is because this principle is totally reversed when viewed from a high-level dimension. They believe that being a human being is not an aim for man. If you suffer a little hardship in human society and repay the karma you owe from your previous lifetimes, you will be able to return to a higher dimension. You may even return to the place where your life was created, the most wonderful place.” (Lecture in Sydney)
Master's words cleansed my soul like a stream of spring water, and I felt well grounded. I stopped feeling resentful and was no longer preoccupied with my personal gains and losses. I began to feel lighthearted in the face of all of life’s difficulties and tribulations.
My Husband Obtains the Fa
I could not believe my eyes when my husband returned home. He was in poor health. He looked bloated and panted when he walked. He told me it was very difficult to start a business and that he’d had a very hard time and wasn’t able to make any money.
He looked as if he was expecting me to lash out at him. However, I had already let go of attachments to fame, personal gain, and emotional sentiment while he was gone, and I was no longer the same person. I did not complain and just hoped that he would go for a checkup at the hospital.
But we had no money, and, in fact, we were still in debt. My husband tried hard to hold out. To our surprise, each time I did the exercises, he said he felt very comfortable. I remembered Master’s words:
“We teach salvation of both ourselves and others, as well as of all beings. Thus, Falun can save oneself by turning inward and save others by turning outward. While turning outward, it gives off energy and can benefit others. This way, within your energy-covering field others will benefit, and they may feel very comfortable.” (Zhuan Falun)
My husband said, “You have changed so much from practicing Falun Gong. How can it be so magical? I would like to read the book, too.” That’s how my husband obtained the Fa in 2003.
Master cleansed his body a number of times, and we will never know how much karma Master bore for him. My husband used to enjoy killing birds when he was young, and I wondered how many lives might have been harmed as a result of his conduct. However, he seemed to have pretty good enlightenment quality, as each time people tried to persuade him to go to the hospital, he would say, “I’m a cultivator. I don’t have any illness.”
One time when he was eliminating karma, he lost over 33 pounds. Two weeks later, he was glowing with health, as if nothing had happened. He went to work as usual. It was truly amazing. He would never have regained his health without Master’s help.
Nowadays, he often shares his experiences in cultivation with his colleagues, even though his workplace is pretty “sensitive” and he is only a contract worker. He is very grateful to Master and has a firm faith in Dafa. If he has to make a choice between Dafa and his job, he would never give up cultivation.
My Daughter Becomes a Practitioner, Too
My daughter was in poor health from the time she was born. She often caught colds and ran high fevers. Over time, she developed serious rhinitis, and, even though we took her to a number of hospitals, nothing really worked.
In 2002, when she was preparing for her university entrance examinations, she started to run a low fever. A hospital exam showed that she had shadows in her lungs. She was treated with intravenous fluids for a month, but with no improvement. Seeing my young daughter lying in bed with cold limbs, I got really worried, especially when the date of the exam was just around the corner.
Another practitioner said to me, “There is no medicine that will cure your daughter. Why not ask her if she wants to cultivate? Maybe Master can help her.”
Suddenly I began to see the light. How could I not have thought of it earlier! Even though my daughter had not practiced Falun Gong, she always believed that it was good. She even participated in group Fa study with me a few times in June 1999.
I said to her, “You have witnessed how I became healthy from practicing Falun Gong. Master has eradicated the root of all my ailments. If you want to cultivate in Dafa, Master may also help you. Even though it’s hard (due to the severity of the persecution at the time), you will have a bright future.”
My daughter thought about it overnight and said the next day, “Mom, I’ll practice Falun Gong, too. I want to throw out all these medications, because they cannot cure me anyway. I’ll ask Master to take care of me and I will go to school tomorrow.”I was really happy to hear that. It was her heart’s desire from a long time ago.
It was truly amazing that, even though she had not attended school for many days, she came in first in the mock exam she took the day she returned to school. She quickly regained her health and was later admitted to the university she wanted to attend to study her chosen specialty. That surprised her teachers and classmates. However, we know in our hearts that Master has given her wisdom and good health. Master said:
“One should return to one’s original, true self; this is the real purpose of being human. Therefore, once a person wants to practice cultivation, his or her Buddha-nature is considered to have come forth. Such a thought is most precious, for this person wants to return to his or her original, true self and transcend the ordinary human level.” (Zhuan Falun)
While she attended university, each weekend when she came home, my daughter and I would go out to distribute informational materials and put up letters to clarify the truth about Falun Gong. When the “Quit the CCP” movement started, she immediately made a statement online to quit the Youth League she had joined and helped her roommates to quit, too.
After graduation, she was offered a good job. She always conducted herself as a cultivator and won the trust of her superiors and colleagues. The manager even asked her to take care of the petty cash (my daughter works in accounting). She also helped her colleagues in her office quit the CCP organizations and gave her manager a copy of a Shen Yun DVD. Everything was arranged by Master.
Master has given us so much, and my whole family feels so very blessed to cultivate in Dafa. We would like to encourage everyone with a predestined relationship to read the book Zhuan Falun. In it, you will find all the answers about life and you will enjoy endless benefits.