Recollections from My Cultivation Journey
(Minghui.org) I am a 54-year-old woman from a rural area. I have not done the three things very well, so I cannot write a complete cultivation experience sharing article. But I can remember a few things that have happened on my cultivation journey and would like to share them.
Cultivating Well to Clarify the Truth
In 2017, I had a day off from work and decided to go to a market to talk to people about Falun Dafa. There weren't many people there, so I walked into a veterinary clinic and asked the veterinarian about medicines for animals.
When he mentioned bird flu, I told him that natural disasters will occur when we do not value virtue. Then I clarified the facts about Falun Dafa being persecuted, advised him to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to be safe, and asked him to remember that Falun Dafa is good.
Another man in the clinic started to swear at me when he heard what I was saying, and I had to leave.
I was upset that I had not managed to convince a single person to quit the CCP.
At a gas station, I saw a couple on a motorbike. When the man was getting gas, I started to clarify the facts to the woman, but the man turned around and told his wife, “Don't listen to her. She's spreading Falun Gong.”
“Really?” the woman asked me.
I said, “I'm really doing this for your own good. When you understand, you and your family will have a good future.”
She kept quiet while the man took out his cell phone and said to me, “Didn't you think it strange that I didn't report you to the police this morning?”
It was then I realized that he was the one who swore at me in the clinic.
I said, “I just don't want you to be deceived by the regime's lies.”
“I'll believe you if you give me some money,” he said as he put his phone in his pocket and walked away.
I said, “What's the use of having money if you can't save your life? Understanding the facts will allow everyone to be safe and healthy! This is all for your own good!”
Tears rolled down my face as they started to ride away. I thought, “The evil Party has really poisoned your minds. I so wanted to save you!”
The man suddenly turned around on his bike and said, “Thank you. I really appreciate it!”
As I watched them ride off, I thanked Master for not letting that man do something bad.
I looked inwards after returning home and realized that I had been attached to instant success and that I was fearful, which had prompted the man to report me to the police. After I forgot about being attached to myself and only thought of saving people and pitying them, the man changed and even thanked me.
“Only when you truly have in your heart the wish to save that person, and you regard him as a sentient being to save, will you see things change. This tells us, then, that there are differences in how people handle many things. Thus the outcomes are different.” (“Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan” in Teaching the Fa at the Conference X)
I was transferred my employer's main factory in August 2017 and was shocked at how the employees tried to earn more money by snatching others' work and finishing it. Everyone was shouting and swearing at each other. They even laughed at me for not knowing how to do the same and instead used the time to distribute truth-clarification materials.
When I gave them things to read, they refused to take them and told me not to get in the way of them earning more money. Those who were poisoned by the lies even said things that were disrespectful of Dafa.
I thought, “Master, how should I save these people? I really want to save them!”
I recalled that Master said we must reach “to the point where you think of others whenever you think about anything, thus succeeding in becoming a selfless being.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. Fa Conference”)
Master also said,
“We say that when you take a step back in a conflict, you will find the seas and the skies boundless, and it will certainly be a different situation.” (Zhuan Falun)
Master wanted me to first cultivate myself well and think of others. I started to keep quiet and send forth righteous thoughts more. I never took an assignment from somebody else, and when I didn't have anything to do, I cleaned the bathrooms. If I still had work to finish and my co-workers were free, I'd let them do it. I also helped them if they couldn't finish, but let them get all the credit.
Over time, my co-workers changed their attitude and no longer laughed at me. Instead, they admired me. They even said, “It would be good if everyone was like her (referring to me).”
After three weeks, those who worked in my department no longer grabbed each others' work. Instead, they helped each other out. When the atmosphere improved, they wanted to listen to me tell them the facts about Dafa. They also recited, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
Master Saved My Husband
When my husband had bone necrosis in 2003, he tried taking drugs but they didn't help. In 2007, the disease spread to his shoulders and thighs. He could no longer walk and had bone hyperplasia.
My husband had liver ascites in the winter of 2009 after our eldest daughter was admitted to college. The doctors could not cure him.
I told my husband, “You should learn Dafa. Only my master can save you.”
He said nothing.
I sat beside him every day and played the truth-clarification DVDs for him to watch during the day and Master's video lecture recordings at night.
After a while, I asked an elderly practitioner over to clarify the truth to my husband and also to encourage him to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
At 10 p.m. after the practitioner had left, my husband said, “These three words, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, are good. It is a good thing that Master Li tells people to be good. It would be good if everyone learned Falun Gong and no one needed to lock their door at night. That time our house was broken into, I cried for so many days.”
I said, “One hundred million people thank Master. You should thank him, too!”
“I didn't believe it in the past, but now I do, I believe it 100 percent,” he said.
At 4 a.m. the next morning, he shouted for me. I thought he would be in a bad way, but he said, “I've recovered!”
Seeing my confusion, he told me to look at his stomach. It was no longer swollen. But I was still confused and asked, “Did you have diarrhea?”
But the bed was dry. I finally realized that he really had recovered from his liver ascites!
During those few days when my husband was very sick, many relatives and friends came to visit him and I took that opportunity to clarify the truth to them. Now I wanted to tell them that Master had saved his life.
I went to my aunt-in-law's house that night to tell her that my husband had recovered.
She said, “Are you sure you're not crazy? Your brother-in-law just came back from your house and told me to visit you because you were saying that your husband was well and that Master Li had saved him.”
When she got to our house and saw her nephew, she couldn't contain her joy.
However, most of the people in our village did not believe that my husband had recovered, so my sister and I took my husband to the doctor.
The young doctor told his superior, “Director, I can't write this report. He doesn't have liver ascites but his liver is covered with scars.”
The director came over and was shocked. He wrote on the report, “Miracle.”
About three weeks later, my husband sat outside on a folding stool facing the road.
A villager walking by saw him and asked, “You're well? You've really recovered?”
“You've recovered. That's so great!” another said.
“I'd heard that you'd recovered and came over to see for myself,” said one. “You have benefited from Dafa!”
“Master Li saved me. Dafa is really good!” my husband responded.
Something else amazing happened to him.
My husband started learning how to drive an electric cart after he recovered from his illness but accidentally fell down and broke his lower leg in three places. He had an X-ray at the hospital but nothing else. After listening to Master's Fa audio recordings and believing in Master, he recovered in four months.
Our family is getting better with Master's protection. My husband can now drive an electric cart, our eldest daughter earned three college degrees, and our younger daughter also got into college.
When my co-workers heard this, they said, “Remarkable!”
“It is Master who saved my husband and gave my family so many blessings,” I said. “Remember 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' and you will be blessed.”
“We haven't forgotten and recite it every day,” they laughed.
I cannot find the words to express my gratitude to Master for his salvation. I can only cultivate myself well, be even more diligent, and seize the time to save people.
Thank you, Master! Heshi