A Young Practitioner Gains Wisdom from Dafa Cultivation
(Minghui.org) I am a young female practitioner born after 1990. I started to diligently practice Falun Dafa in 2011.
Finding Direction in Life
I did not have any goals in my life before practicing Falun Dafa. I spent most of the time reading novels, playing online games, and watching TV.
I used to play video games all night, and one day after a long night of video games, I was so exhausted that I fainted on the way to my college class.
Over the years, my health became very poor due to my depression and bad temper. I would be out of breath and panting after climbing two or three floors of stairs.
After practicing Dafa, I understood the true meaning of life and was determined to follow the Falun Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be a good person. By studying the book Zhuan Falun and other Dafa teachings, I quickly quit the bad habits of reading novels, playing games, drinking, and so on.
I began to live an optimistic and active life of work and cultivation. After studying Falun Dafa and practicing the exercises consistently, my mind became calm and my health improved as well.
I could even carry things while climbing stairs to the sixth floor comfortably.
After college, I found a job in the field of Information Technology. Although I was not good at writing code, with the wisdom from Dafa, I felt that I became pretty smart among the people around me.
I learned the various skills efficiently to finish my tasks, and as a result, I seldom worked overtime and could spend my spare time helping my colleagues. I often surprised myself by figuring out solutions quickly when encountering new problems.
Talking to People about Falun Dafa
While I was in college, I told many friends and alumni the facts of Falun Dafa and explained to them that it was beneficial to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
All my dormitory roommates knew the facts behind the persecution by the CCP, so I could study the Fa and practice the exercises freely without being interfered with. They were also kind and kept quiet while I meditated.
One weekend, I was studying the Fa in the dormitory and came across this passage:
“This is especially so for the Dafa disciples in mainland China: each must come out and clarify the truth, bringing it to every field and valley, mountain and hill, not omitting a single area where there are people.” (“Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World’s People” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
Afterward, I went out to clarify the facts to people right away. While walking outside, I had no idea who to talk to and what to say.
Suddenly, I saw a farmer walk by with his worn-out bike. His face was dark and tanned with some dirt on his clothes.
I took the courage to say hello to him and asked for directions. We happened to be heading the same way.
We walked together and chatted, despite the difficulty of understanding each other due to his southern accent and my northern accent. Suddenly it began to drizzle, and I was getting worried that I had not brought up the topic of Falun Dafa to him yet.
After walking a while in the rain, I eventually told him the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution and suggested a name for him to submit his withdrawal from the CCP’s affiliated organizations. He gladly agreed and finally rode away.
I immediately felt infinitely grateful for this opportunity. I would be extremely sorry if I had missed the opportunity to tell him the facts.
Improving Steadily After Getting Married
Every young practitioner may have his or her own viewpoint with regard to getting married. From studying the Fa, I knew that it was fine for practitioners to marry.
The persecution in China put tremendous pressure on practitioners. While dating my then-boyfriend for two years, I was worried that because of the persecution of Dafa I might run into problems because I practiced it. I was also concerned that I might not stay diligent. In fact, I could only blame myself every time when I slacked off.
However, no matter how much pressure I was under, I insisted on driving with fellow practitioners to clarify the facts and study the Fa together almost every week.
Before getting married, I strictly followed the guidance of the Fa with no premarital sex. As a result, I had refused his request in this regard for four years.
When we were driving, I often played him the Minghui website's traditional culture stories concerning lust. After he gained the right understanding, he seldom pressured me again.
Teacher Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Dafa) let me know in a dream that unmarried couples should not sleep in the same room at night. So, I would stay in a separate room when I stayed at his house.
We decided to get married and we bought an apartment last year. Not only did we find a good place very quickly, we received a house loan in less than four months, even though the average time is five to six months.
We bought printers this year to print copies of informational materials to help people understand the facts about Falun Dafa.
Cultivating While Starting a Company
Two years ago, my husband decided to quit his job and start an Internet company in partnership with a friend, and they invited me to work for their company.
I refused their stock offers and also took a pay-cut to join them. In the early days, it was very difficult for us to run the company.
We only paid ourselves a thousand yuan per month, but we never reduced the salaries of our employees. Honesty is the principle of our company.
If we didn’t meet a customer's needs, we would issue a full refund despite the loss. Finally, we increased our customer base and our salaries have reached a similar level to that of other companies in the industry.
Corruption is widespread in China. There is a saying: “It is difficult to do anything without relying on a connection.”
However, we applied for a free office in a university venture park successfully without depending on anyone. As a result, we saved 60,000 yuan of rent in two years.
The company’s funds fluctuate, so sometimes our budget was very tight. I am never worried, however, because I remember Teacher’s Fa:
“Thus, even less should our cultivators be like this, as a cultivator 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)
By the end of last year, our company made about 100,000 yuan in profit. Although it was not a large amount, we were moving in the right direction of accumulating experience and improving our business.
These past few years I have taken the opportunity to tell the facts about Falun Dafa to each of my colleagues. I have been constantly trying to remove my attachments and cooperate with others diligently.
I never say anything disparaging to the employees, and I even volunteer to clean the office. As I continue to study the Fa, my mindset is getting much more peaceful.
When I encounter any conflict, I look within to find my shortcomings so that I can improve instead of looking outwards at what I perceive as others' problems. Over the years, I have greatly improved myself, and I live a positive life because of cultivating Falun Dafa.