Cultivating in Different Situations
(Minghui.org) Before I practiced Falun Dafa, I could only read a few words since I only went to school for a year and a half. Now I can read all of Master Li Hongzhi's books and other teachings. Practicing Dafa has made me healthy and given me insight and wisdom.
I used to suffer from all kinds of health problems. I was also fatigued and pale, and half of my body was stiff. I could not turn over in bed. I had to lean against the wall to get into bed. When I went to sleep at night, I was not sure if I would be able to get up the next morning.
Around that time, my wife passed away, and I had to take care of myself and my young children. Life was miserable.
One day in 1996, my brother encouraged me to learn Falun Dafa. I agreed and began reading Falun Gong. I would ask people for help with words I did not recognize. I did not know any practitioners at that time, so I used the pictures of Master demonstrating the exercises in the back of the book to teach myself how to do them.
My brother brought me a copy of Zhuan Falun several days later. He asked, “How's your health?” I suddenly realized that I didn't feel sick anymore. Although I had not started practicing yet, Master was already taking care of me. My relatives were surprised to see the great improvement in my health.
Once when I was doing the wheel holding exercise, my head felt like it exploded, and my whole body shook. After that I felt calm, as if I was one with the universe. It was an incredible feeling.
Since I began to practice Dafa, I have never missed studying the Fa or doing the exercises. I always remember that I am a practitioner and have righteous thoughts.
A few days before April 25, 1999, my relatives and friends urged me to leave and look for work elsewhere, so I went to the mountains.
I was able to find an administrative position and was given a car to do my job. Dafa gave me immense wisdom to do my work well, so much so that I became the technical mainstay of the company. I could operate a machine I had never used before just by looking at it, and I was able to solve difficult technical problems that other technicians with years of experiences could not.
The company once encountered technical difficulties that caused a complete halt to the production. I was able to come up with a solution that helped bring the company back to life. The technical method I proposed was later adopted by other companies and widely used. Given my actual level of education, I could not have done it without the wisdom Dafa gave me.
Although work kept me extremely busy at the time, I did not let that interfere with my studying the Fa or doing the exercises every day. I lived in a dorm with many people. So I wouldn't disturb them, I did the exercises in the woods. When there was a lot of snow on the ground, I would sweep the snow away to make space for me to meditate. No matter how challenging the setting, I always had a strong will to cultivate diligently.
Cleared of False Accusation
By following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I refused to take or give bribes. Because of this, several of my co-workers did not like me and accused me of colluding with my relative (who was the accountant) to steal money from the company.
The head office sent people to check the accounts. They didn't find anything. Several days later, more people came to check the accounts again for fear that I might have bribed the first group. They couldn't find anything wrong, either.
Before they left, they asked why I did not take any bribes or steal from the company, since bribery was so rampant in China. My relative, who was there, said, “Don't you know who he is? He is a Falun Dafa practitioner!”
Soon after learning that I practiced Falun Dafa, the police ransacked my dormitory. They could not find anything, so they told my relative to ask me for my Dafa book. Feeling helpless, I gave him my book. After he left, I realized that the book was still in the same place.
Passing the Test of Lust
Nowadays, bad things are prevalent in society. I have been faced with the test of lust many times. I was able to overcome them only because my righteous thoughts were strong.
Several of my coworkers liked to go to a brothel after work. They would try to persuade me to go with them, but I always refused. Once on a business trip, they went to visit a brothel while I waited in the car. The brothel owner and a prostitute came out and tried to drag me inside. It was just like what Master said, when the female images “made different moves towards him, coming to hug his neck and caress his waist.” (Zhuan Falun) No matter how hard they tried to get me to go inside, however, I was not moved.
The most serious test regarding the attachment to lust was when I was on another business trip. Without my knowledge, the other people decided to go to a brothel, which was to be the “hotel” we were to stay overnight. Even there, I was not moved by what I heard.
Master reminded us: “I said that just by remaining unmoved you could handle all situations.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Canada Fa Conference”)
Protected by Master
A thick, wire rope once hit me in my left eye. The eye went dark and started bleeding. To not affect other people's work, I went back to the dormitory. My relative got worried and suggested that I go to the hospital when the bleeding did not stop. I was worried that my relative and coworkers would not understand, so I went to the hospital. They patched my eye up and gave me some medicine, but I did not take it.
I stayed in the dorm and just studied the Fa and did the exercises. I was able to see shadows about a week later and was completely recovered in 10 days.
"We have said that good or evil comes from a person’s spontaneous thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences." (Zhuan Falun)
I knew that Master had protected me. My eyesight in my left eye is now even better than before it was injured. And I can also see better in my left eye than my right.
Another time, I could have lost my life if not for Master's protection. I was in charge of detonating nearly two tons of explosives at a mine. The person laying down the detonation line mistakenly reversed the direction. I did not check to see if everything had been laid properly before pressing the detonator.
After the blast, I saw big and small rocks flying over my head. My mind went blank and I was frozen in place. When everything calmed down, the other workers ran over and saw that I was surrounded by six inches of rocks. Yet none of the rocks fell on me! But the detonator in my hand was all smashed. Everyone exclaimed, “Amazing! It's a miracle!”
Rectifying the Fa and Saving Sentient Beings
I went home in 2005 and realized that the cultivation environment there was not good. I suggested to the other practitioners that we set up a study group so everyone could study the Fa together and form one body.
I also found a job in the service industry. This allowed me to tell the customers about Dafa and the importance of quitting the Chinese Communist Party.
One time, I could not get an easy task done for a customer no matter how many times I tried. I began sweating and then realized that I had not clarified the truth to him. I then told him about Dafa and asked if he wanted to quit the Party. He immediately agreed. I then went back to work and got the job done easily.
I have been saving sentient beings at work for over 10 years, and I have never slacked off since that day. My experience is that we should not rush, but patiently tell people the facts for them to truly be saved.
I tried to tell a police chief I knew about Dafa. At first, he refused to listen to what I had to say. He eventually began to have a better understanding of Dafa after years of clarifying the truth to him.
One day he was talking with his neighbor when they saw a practitioner distributing Dafa flyers. The neighbor, who believed the Chinese Communist Party's propaganda, wanted to report the practitioner to the police, but the officer said, “Why would you do something bad like that?”
He told me about it and I said, “You have done a great deed and saved two lives! You helped the practitioner, and you also stopped your neighbor from committing a crime against Dafa by reporting a practitioner. You will be blessed.”
I believe that, in daily life, compassion is the key. We have to be compassionate to everyone around us, including fellow practitioners and family members.
We ourselves create the environment. There are no shortcuts. We must cultivate solidly and completely trust Master and Dafa. When we cultivate diligently, the old forces cannot interfere with us.