Validating Dafa with a Young Practitioner
(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Dafa in May 1997. I want to share how I took care of a young practitioner, my granddaughter Mey (alias).
A divine being was born into this world in July 2011. While I was anxiously waiting outside the delivery room, this passage by Master appeared in my mind:
“......and it’s very likely that they are no ordinary children. Before reincarnating, the child knows—“This family will study Dafa in the future. I want to reincarnate into this family”—in which case it’s very likely that he might have an extraordinary background.” (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)
I enlightened that my grandchild has predestined relationships with Master, Falun Dafa and me. I knew that I had to take good care of this young practitioner, and I was thankful to Master for reminding me.
The doctor brought the baby to me. While gazing at the baby’s rosy cheeks and large black eyes, I told her, “Child, remember Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance is good.” I often recited these words while she was beside me. I played songs by Falun Dafa practitioners for her or sang to her before she went to sleep.
When she started to talk, I taught her to say “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance is good.” When she was older, I taught her to recite Hong Yin. When she was able to walk, she saw me burn incense in front of Master's picture, and kneel down with my hands together in front of my chest, and she learned to do this, too.
Whenever she came to my home, she brought a small cushion, which she put under her knees when she knelt in front of Master’s picture and said, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance is good; Master is good.” Then she knelt down with her hands pressed together. These words were already deeply rooted in her heart.
We sent Mey to a preschool when she was two. One day she was excited and told me that a classmate gave her a beautiful pencil. I frowned and said that Master does not approve of her wanting other people’s things.
When I asked her whether the pencil was hers, she said no. I asked again, “Why do you want other people's things ?”
She said boldly, “She gave it to me!”
I gently held her head and recited this passage:
‘......as a practitioner should follow the course of nature. If something is yours, you will not lose it. If something is not yours, you will not have it even if you fight for it.’ (Zhuan Falun, Lecture Seven)
“Master has told us not to accept others’ things. We don’t want to take other people’s things. It’s selfish to do so. How much virtue will we lose? You exchanged some of your virtue for a pencil. Can you please return the pencil to your classmate tomorrow and say you are sorry?” She agreed.
We often sang Dafa disciples’ songs and recited Hong Yin. I also taught her to recite Lunyu. Now she can read Zhuan Falun with me. When she has a conflict with another child, she uses Dafa to guide her.
One day she told me, “Grandma, a small boy was beating me the whole day.”
“You should look inward to see if you did something that made him unhappy,” I said.
“I didn’t,” she replied. That boy often beats others too.”
I asked her, “While he beat you, what did you do? Did you beat him too?” She said no. “Did you tell the teacher?”
She said, “No, but later the teacher found out and told his Mom.”
I asked again, “He beat you the whole day, so why didn’t you beat him back?”
She said, “I am a Dafa disciple, and I am different from him. Master said:'as a practitioner one should not fight back when being punched or insulted'. I thought of this, so I didn’t fight back.”
I was happy that Master has a young disciple who cultivates so well. I also felt ashamed that I couldn’t do as well on a similar issue even though I’ve cultivated for 20 years. I really need to study the Fa better and be a practitioner who cultivates solidly. I said to her, “You are doing really well, can we be diligent together?” We gave each other high fives and laughed.
One day, all the kids were seated except one girl who cried and wanted a pink chair. My granddaughter let that girl use her pink chair. I asked my granddaughter, “Don’t you also like the pink chair? Why did you exchange it with her?”
She said, “I am a Dafa disciple, and it’s just a chair no matter what color it is. That girl cried sadly, which made the teacher stop the class and wasted time. So I let her have it.” When I heard this, I knew what I had to do next.
On the Journey of Saving People
When Mey was three years old, she was able to organize Dafa literature and other materials for me, putting them in zip-lock bags. She was always eager to do this. Also, she often asked questions like, “What is this? Why do we distribute materials? Why do we save people?” I patiently explained everything to her.
Mey also started going along with me to distribute materials, including DVDs, at age three. If a person didn’t accept the truth when I tried to persuade him or her to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), she would say, “Please agree to quit! What my grandma said is all true, and it is for your own good.”
People often smiled at her. One person in a group said, “Even this small kid understands we need to quit.” Many people made similar remarks about her.
I then told them, “She is not an ordinary child.” She said proudly, “I am a Dafa disciple.” She did this every time I talked to people about quitting the CCP.
I gave her a thumbs-up, and said, “You did great,” and I also told her, “Clarifying the facts and saving people is the vow we made with Master when coming down to this world. Master tells us to do the three things well and save more people.”
She replied, “I will go out to save people with grandma every day.”
Since a child’s nature is to play, Mey can’t yet take the initiative to study the Fa and do the exercises. She cannot finish the four positions of the second exercise yet. I will eventually guide her in these matters.
In the process of taking care of my granddaughter, I realized that every one of my thoughts, words and actions has a very important effect and that I should cultivate myself better, as well as take good care of this young practitioner.