Fortunate to Have an Opportunity to Practice Dafa
(Minghui.org) Looking back on my path of cultivating Falun Dafa, I feel that I am extremely lucky to live during the time that Dafa is being spread in the world.
Falun Dafa Gives Me Hope for Life
Since I was young, I was indoctrinated by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) atheistic culture that promoted “dishonesty and fighting.” Gradually, my attachment to competitiveness became stronger and stronger.
Whenever I got better exam scores or won a game, I would feel I was better than others. Whenever I did worse than others, I would feel lower and become jealous.
Year after year, I felt I was more and more distressed and didn't know what was wrong. When I was attending a technical school, I often had insomnia.
Sometimes during sleep, I felt someone pressing up against me to the point that they were trying to kill me. I was scared and felt miserable.
I graduated from technical school in 1999 and returned home. My elder sister told me: “Falun Dafa is really great. You should read Zhuan Falun. Remember to finish reading the book.”
I took my sister's suggestion and began reading the book from the beginning. The more I read it, the more I liked to read it.
I realized that what Zhuan Falun teaches is not taught in school textbooks. After I read the book once, the Fa teachings answered all my questions.
I understood that this was what I had been looking for. At that time, I strongly hoped that more people could come to practice Falun Dafa and understand that the purpose of life is to return to one's original true self.
Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance illuminated my heart and gave me renewed hope.
“I’ll tell you a truth: the whole process of cultivation is a process of constantly getting rid of human attachments. Out in the ordinary world, people fight each other, they deceive each other, and they harm other people just to benefit themselves a little. The thoughts behind that all have to go. And this is especially true for us folks learning the practice today—you have all the more reason to get rid of those thoughts.” (Lecture One in Zhuan Falun)
I discovered my attachments of jealousy, competitiveness, showing off, zealotry, and I worked on letting all of them go.
After I finished reading Zhuan Falun for the first time, I fell asleep. Since then, I have never experienced insomnia again.
I recently experienced that I was again being pressed by someone during sleep. I instantly asked Master Li Hongzhi (the founder) for help.
By having this thought, I no longer experienced being pressed. I knew Master Li was protecting me and purifying my body.
During the initial period of my cultivation practice, my life was full of joy. Whenever I had time, I would read Master Li's lectures.
In order to help more people to obtain Dafa, I established an exercise site at my home. Every morning my yard was full of practitioners doing the exercises. Every day, many new people came to learn Falun Dafa.
Being Determined to Practice Dafa
I had several months of freely studying Dafa and doing the exercises. Then, the CCP and Jiang Zemin (the former head of the CCP regime) started to slander Dafa and arrest practitioners.
The CCP's blatant lies deceived too many people. Through Fa study, we knew that Dafa disciples must help clarify the truth about the persecution. Below are a few stories of my encountering people in public:
“No one ever explained the truth to me”
One summer day, I went to the square. Due to the hot weather, there were not many people.
I saw a worker who was pulling weeds and wanted to explain the truth about Falun Dafa to her, but once I mentioned Falun Dafa, she stopped me and asked me to leave.
I squatted down to help pull weeds while talking to her. She saw I was helping her and changed her attitude.
I told her that Falun Dafa teaches people to be a good person by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I also told her that the CCP made up lies about Falun Dafa and directed the Tiananmen Self-immolation hoax. She asked me several questions, and I answered all of them.
She expressed her gratitude and exclaimed: “No one ever explained the truth to me.”
“Now I understand the truth”
One time I went to a park and met an older couple. I chatted with them for a while and switched to the topic of Falun Dafa.
I told them: “Sakyamuni once said when the udumbara flower blossoms, the Master of Fa will be here to save people in the world.” I showed them pictures of the udumbara flower from my cell phone and told them that the Master of the Fa spreading Falun Dafa is Master Li Hongzhi.
Falun Dafa teaches people to be good and act according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” They listened attentively and accepted what I said.
The man then interjected: “Someone told me that the CCP is about to fall, and I became angry when hearing that and rebuked the person.”
I realized that he didn't understand what “Heaven eliminates the CCP,” and the three withdrawals really means.
I then showed him a picture of the ancient stone with an engraving stating the CCP will collapse, as well as historical references of the CCP killing innocent people through various political movements.
I wanted him to understand that the eventual elimination of the CCP is heaven's will and that quitting the CCP protects one from future calamity.
The gentleman responded: “Now I understand the truth”