New Practitioner: Lucky to Catch the “Last Bus” of Falun Gong Cultivation
(Minghui.org) I'm a young Falun Gong practitioner in China. I was so fortunate to obtain the Fa in 2015. I feel so lucky that I've caught the “last bus” of cultivation in the Fa-rectification period!
Before I learned Falun Gong, I was an aimless person who muddled along. Falun Gong taught me the meaning of life and made me a new person. I feel like I'm one with the light of Dafa at every moment. I would like to share how I obtained the Fa.
I used to have many questions when I was young, especially when I was in middle school. I always wanted to find a book which could answer all my questions that people couldn't answer about the universe, heaven and earth. As I grew older, I was was buried in my pursuit of fame and fortune. I started working and kept feeling hurt while trying to reach so-called “success.” I calmed down and wondered, “Is this what life is about?”
I consulted the Buddhist scriptures for an answer, but I couldn't understand them. One time I went to a temple and saw a senior monk flirt with a lay woman Buddhist. The temple sold incense sticks and oils for profit. Although it looked like Buddhism, it had degenerated and was no longer a pure land. I also went to churches and tried to mind my own behavior. However, I found that churches charged money. People went there for networking and other purposes, instead of repenting for their sins. All these deviated from the original role of religions.
In 2011, I learned about blogs and software to break through the Internet blockade. My colleague's younger brother gave me a software called Freegate, which truly opened a door to freedom for me. I broke through the Internet blockade to read news every day, and saw information about quitting the three communist organizations. Later, I quit these organizations for my family and myself, just to be safe. I always stayed away from the evil Party anyway.
In 2013, my company organized a group tour to Taiwan. I went there to see the outside world. I noticed there was Falun Gong information available at every tourist site in Taiwan. I saw practitioners do the exercises, and many banners hanging, reading, “Falun Gong is great.” I had a positive feeling while talking with practitioners. An elderly practitioner told me about quitting the communist organizations. I said that I had already done so and used software to break through the Chinese internet blockade. She smiled and nodded.
I saw two groups of people in front of the Taipei 101 tower, a group of Falun Gong practitioners who quietly held truth clarification display boards, and a noisy gang spreading messages of the wicked Communist Party. I went to read the Falun Gong information by myself. A young woman practitioner gave me a copy of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, the Epoch Times newspaper and Minghui Weekly. I took them all. Many colleagues looked at me in surprise. Some warned me not to invite trouble. I said it would be fine to read them in the hotel. I also shared them with my colleagues. After I returned to mainland China, I was too afraid of the persecution to start practicing Falun Gong, even though I wanted to.
In 2014, I asked a practitioner I met on a blog whether there was a book that could answer all my questions. He sent me an electronic version of the book Zhuan Falun and some other books by Master. Strangely, I didn't open Zhuan Falun and only opened the other files.
After some time, I finally opened Zhuan Falun. I was fascinated as soon as I started reading it. I enjoyed reading it so much I couldn't stop.
As soon as I finished the second lecture, I felt the symptoms of a cold, as described in the lecture. My family members were surprised to see how quickly my symptoms arose and suggested I take some medicine. I knew Master was cleansing my body, so I said I would be fine. I happened to have a business trip that day, so I left home even though I had a headache.
My condition didn't change after I arrived at the hotel. I decided to do the Falun Gong exercises. I learned to do them by myself. I felt hot while doing the exercises and sweat all over. I felt much better afterwards. I took a glance at the calendar. It happened to be my birthday.
Master has given me a new life since I started my cultivation in Falun Gong. I would like to express my gratitude to Master for his compassionate salvation! Thank you, fellow practitioners in China and overseas, for your help! I'm determined to cultivate myself well, save sentient beings and follow Master to return to my origin.