Cultivating Myself in the Course of Clarifying the Truth
(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1994 to cure my ailments and to maintain good health. At that time I was plagued with rheumatism, endometrial hyperplasia, gastritis, and insomnia. I often had pain in different parts of my body and took a lot of Chinese medicine. After practicing Falun Dafa, Master purified my body and I became disease-free!
Stopping Cultivation Due to Fear
After Jiang Zemin and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Dafa in July 1999, I gradually began to move away from the practice because of my fear.
I stopped studying the Fa and doing the exercises. Because I didn’t behave like a practitioner and fought for fame and personal gain, my ailments gradually returned. I had unbearable joint pain caused by rheumatism and I couldn’t bear cold water. To deal with gastritis, cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder), heart disease, chest pain, and insomnia, I took all sorts of medicine, but they didn’t help. Finally, my cholecystitis was so serious that I had to have an operation.
In November 2012, Master woke me up by having a practitioner’s sister (who was not a practitioner herself) ask me, “Why don’t you do the exercises?” When I heard that, it was as if awakening from a dream and I began to see the light. That same day, I found a copy of Zhuan Falun and other teachings by Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, and started to study the Fa and do the exercises again.
“I do not talk about healing illness here, and neither will we heal illness. As a genuine practitioner, however, you cannot practice cultivation with an ill body. I will purify your body. The body purification will be done only for those who come to truly learn the practice and the Fa.” (Zhuan Falun)
When I read this, I said, “I want to be a real practitioner and listen to Master.”
Returning to Cultivation
Because I was at home every day, besides eating and sleeping, I just studied the Fa and did the exercises. Within three days, my gallbladder pain was gone. Only then did I realize that being away from Dafa for 13 years had left me far behind in cultivation.
After learning that practitioners should do the three things well, I was anxious to do something but had no idea what or how. I hadn’t studied the Fa that much yet and didn't really know how to cultivate myself, so as soon as I was told that I could succeed in cultivation by going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa, I went. Before I left, I wrote a letter to my son telling him not to look for me, among other things.
Not knowing what had happened, my family reported me and I ended up being taken home by a local police officer. Although I had only been cultivating again for about three weeks, I was not afraid. I clarified the truth to him as he took me to the local police station. The officers there checked the blacklist and said, “You are not on the list. When did you start to practice it?” I answered, “Last month.” The officer asked me other questions, but I refused to respond. Finally, he told my family to come and take me home.
Later, I came across that same policeman when I went to send righteous thoughts near a courthouse. After checking my ID, he wouldn't let me in, so I clarified the truth to him once again.
Removing the Attachment of Fear
Since resuming my cultivation, with the help of my fellow practitioners, I have been making full use of my time to study and recite the Fa, send righteous thoughts, save sentient beings by clarifying the truth face to face, and at the same time, gradually rectify myself. Every day I went out to distribute materials and talk to people, including my acquaintances.
Some of them would listen to me, some wouldn’t, and some even drove me out of their homes: “Go away; I don’t want to listen to you. Don’t tell me about that.” With a heart for saving people, I attended wedding ceremonies for my relatives in rural areas. Every time I went there, dozens of people learned the truth about Falun Dafa
I had no fear when I spoke to people face to face, but I panicked when I put up posters and distributed informational journals. I knew that I had to remove this attachment of fear. Once I put a copy of a journal in front of every door in my apartment building. I started from the top floor, my hand shaking with fear. On the third floor, I even fell as I walked down the stairs. I said in my heart, “Everything will be fine,” and I found that I could still walk.
But by the time I got home, I couldn't walk anymore. My instep and ankle turned black and blue and really hurt. By looking inward, I saw that it was my attachment of fear that caused it. Even though my foot hurt, I still did the exercises. The day I fell, I sat in meditation for an hour with one leg on the top of the other. The next day, I sat in meditation for an hour in the full lotus position. On the third day, the swelling went down. Over the past several years, I have learned how to look within during trials.
God Asked Her to Wait for Someone to Save Her
In the autumn of 2016, a woman in her late 50s struck up a conversation with me, saying, “Your clothes look so nice!” I wondered if she had a predestined relationship with me. She continued, “Every day I walk another road to pick up my child. Today, my God told me to take this road. He told me that I would see someone who could save me.”
I was surprised but also delighted—she was a predestined person arranged by Master! I said, “Then I will tell you how to keep safe by withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations! Did you wear a red tie when you were a kid? Have you ever been a Youth League member or a CCP member?” She answered, “Yes, I joined two of them.”
I continued, “Remember how we had to raise our right hands and vow that we would struggle for that organization for life? We had to hand our lives over to it. The CCP and its corrupt officials will be wiped out by Heaven soon. In China, 260 million people, including senior officials and ordinary people, have already quit the Party. If you do the same, you will be protected by Heaven when disaster comes. Those who can be saved are very blessed.”
I also told her about the 80 million Chinese that were persecuted to death during the CCP’s political movements, that Falun Dafa has spread to more than 100 countries all over the world, and that Falun Dafa teaches its students to be good according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and to always consider others first when encountering problems. I also told the woman that all my ailments went away after I took up the practice.
I talked to her for more than an hour, and she was willing to listen. At last, she understood and quit the Party. I added, “Please let me help your family quit, too.” She said, “All my family members have already quit it. Perhaps because I was the only one who didn’t quit, my God guided me to find you so you could save me!”
After we said goodbye, with tears in my eyes, I said, “Thank you, Master!”
Clarifying the Truth to Deputy Director of a Police Station
In August 2017, I went out to clarify the truth with two 82-year-old fellow practitioners. It was raining so hard that the buses weren't running, so we had to take the overcrowded subway. As soon as we got on the subway, a policeman gave his seat to the older practitioners. The three of us looked at each other and sent forth a righteous thought that he would be saved.
The subway train was so crowded that no one could move. As the one closest to the policeman, I started the conversation, saying, “You are a really good person and have a very stressful job. You have to look after both your parents and young children. Although you are tired, you gave up your seat to someone older. You really are a good man. These days it seems everyone just looks out for himself. There are very few people like you.” He said, “I am a deputy director of a police station.” He had a walkie-talkie in his hand. I thought to myself that I had to help him understand the truth or he would lose this opportunity.
I said, “A good man should feel secure about his future, so please quit the CCP so that you can be protected!” “This won’t do!” he protested, but I went on, “Jiang Zemin is persecuting Falun Dafa out of jealousy. Whoever works in the judicial system is also being deceived and persecuted. Falun Dafa has spread to more than 100 countries and the whole world knows that Falun Dafa is good. Other CCP members who have understood the truth have already quit the CCP. In fact, 25 staff members of the Central Party School have withdrawn from the Party as have 180 police officers. Why are you still hesitant? I don’t mean that you quit it at your workplace, but quit it so that Heaven knows. Heaven looks at what people do. I would like to give you a pseudonym, 'Yong Ping' (Safe Forever), to use to withdraw from the CCP.” I reminded him not to get involved in the persecution of Falun Dafa and he agreed.
Eventually he asked me, “Can you recite Zhuan Falun from memory?” Embarrassed, I answered, “Only a little.” He continued, “I really admire you Falun Dafa practitioners. Some of you can memorize the whole book by heart; some refuse to give up the practice and are not afraid of anything!”
We talked a lot and the people nearby were listening to us. Finally he said, “Auntie, I am getting off the train now.” I said, “I wish you well and please remember your new name: 'Yong Ping,' 'Safe Forever.'” He waved goodbye and thanked me.
I sincerely want to express my gratitude to Master! Disciples are clarifying the truth and helping to save people, but everything is done by Master. Thank you, Master.