Newer Practitioner: The Best Decision I Ever Made
(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Dafa in late 2016. Before I stepped into this cultivation path I was arrogant, competitive, and focused on pursuing my personal interests. When I was in primary school I became jealous if other students got better scores than I did. I would sarcastically lash out at them or criticize them. I respected the teachers to their faces, but I badmouthed them behind their backs. I swore and was rude. Despite my behavior I got good academic marks and the other students treated me well.
However, my father always scolded me. He said: “Morality and learning are intertwined. You must uphold morality, but you're only studying the facts.”
I ignored what he said and did whatever I wanted. I didn't want to change my behavior.
When I was 13-years-old my father encouraged me to practice Falun Dafa. It took me about 9 months to finish reading Zhuan Falun. I didn't quite understand the book but felt that it taught people to be good.
My parents and my teachers also taught us to be good, but what Master Li (the founder) said was different. Master explained why people should behave themselves and the importance of being moral. I felt that the world was a mystery and I'd been wondering why we were all here. There were so many things that I didn't understand.
When I entered high school I read Zhuan Falun again and all my questions were answered. So I started to practice Falun Dafa. This is the best decision I ever made in my life.
I understand that I should assimilate to the characteristics of the universe “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” and become a virtuous person. I stopped being competitive and sarcastic and began being kind to others. My family was pleasantly surprised to see the positive changes in me.
Dafa Changed My Character
Master teaches us to do our work well, so I have been a diligent student and achieved good marks. I am no longer arrogant and now many of my fellow students are my friends. I can now admire those students who do well academically and I'm no longer jealous. I even help students who do poorly.
I get along well with other students. I explain the Dafa principles to them and I've explained how people should behave. When some people talk about indecent things or swear, I do not join in.
Once two students got full scores while I only got 96 percent. Before I practiced Falun Dafa, I would have been very jealous and cause trouble for them.
“Today I am telling practitioners that you should not keep yourselves in the dark without being enlightened to it. The goal that you intend to achieve is to practice cultivation toward high levels. The attachment of jealousy must be relinquished, so I have singled out the issue in this lecture.” (Zhuan Falun)
Instead of feeling jealous I congratulated them. I realized that I was finally able to let go of the attachment of jealousy! I was very happy. This happiness can only be obtained when one cultivates in Dafa. Without attachments, I felt very calm.
Dafa Opens My Wisdom
Besides studying, I also spend a lot of time talking to Chinese people about the persecution at tourist spots. I give them materials about Falun Dafa or hold up boards that show how Falun Dafa is practiced around the world.
When I'm very busy I only sleep three hours, but I don't feel sleepy. I'm able to focus in class and I easily remember what the teachers say, so I don't need to spend a lot of time studying. I'm at the top of my class. When I did need to prepare for exams, I quickly and easily grasp what's being taught. Dafa has opened up my wisdom so that I have more time to clarify the truth to the Chinese people.
Corn on My Foot Healed
I used to have a corn on my right foot and every step I took was painful. One day instead of looking at my xinxing problems, I chopped off the corn with a knife. Several days later the skin became hard. I soaked my foot with hot water until it became soft and then I chopped the corn off again. As a result the corn became much bigger.
One day after I came back from the tourist site, I noticed that the surface of the corn had peeled off. I tore off the hard skin and saw that new healthy skin was underneath. I realized that Master healed my corn so that I could go to tourist spots more often to clarify the truth to the Chinese people.