Walking on a Righteous Cultivation Path Protects Me from Being Polluted by Today's Society
(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Dafa before July 20, 1999, the day the persecution of Falun Dafa officially began.
Finding a Group to Study With
When I first began to practice, quite a few Falun Dafa practitioners lived near my home, so we could easily meet to study the Fa together. We supported each other and improved as one body. However, when I took a job in another town, I had to cultivate on my own, when I could not find another practitioner
While waiting for machines to be checked, I began to chat with a coworker. After I said that he was a good person, he looked at me in a strange way and said that I was different than the others. Then he asked me if I believed in anything, and I hesitated to respond, just saying that I would talk to him later. He told me that his wife practiced Falun Dafa.
I told him that I was also a practitioner, and the next day his wife took me to a local practice site. I could study the Fa with a group once again!
At work, I teamed up with another coworker. In a dream, she asked me where I came from. I told her that I came from the Phoenix Palace, and she said that she came from the same place.
It was winter and freezing outside. I opened the window and saw a layer of ice flowers with pine trees in them and many phoenixes flying around. After I woke up, I thought that this was a hint.
I told my coworker about my dream and the ice flowers. This conversation made me realize that she was a practitioner as well. In addition, I felt that we had a strong predestined relationship.
Validating Dafa as a Security Guard
I moved to a residential area to be a security guard. When the elevator stopped working, I climbed to the 26th floor to shut off the power. Everyone was surprised, considering that I was almost 60 years old.
This was an excellent opportunity to tell people about the benefits of practicing Falun Dafa and the persecution. All six security guards quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.
I then had another opportunity to tell one of the business owners about Dafa. He was drunk and dropped his laptop, cell phone, and bag. When I returned them to him the next day, I clarified the truth about Dafa and the persecution. He also quit the CCP.
Other people dropped personal belongings, which I then returned. More importantly, I said that I returned the items because I practiced Dafa. A practitioner follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and validates Dafa with his or her words and deeds
Nowadays, people's moral standards have declined, and hardly anyone thinks about being kind. In this environment, I have to constantly remind myself that I am a practitioner and keep myself an arm's length from this polluted environment. I have been holding myself to the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and treating people kindly.
Unexpectedly, I was confronted with the test of lust. A female janitor said, “I don't know what kind of predestined relationship we have. The first time I saw you, I liked you right away. Now I always can't wait to see you.”
I immediately realized that it was a test of lust. It's a very important test a practitioner must be able to pass, and I was very alert regarding this issue. I looked inward to see where I fell short. From then on, I began to keep a distance from her, thinking that I'd be able to pass this test that way. However, she continued to try to seduce me with words and actions.
Her behavior was worse than that of an ordinary person. Therefore, I was clear deep down that it was the old forces and evil specters using her to persecute me. I decided to ask my wife, who is also a practitioner, to come with me.
However, this janitor continued to try to win me over and demanded that I leave my wife. She even threatened to commit suicide if I did not dump my wife.
After returning home, I said to my wife, “Please help me send forth righteous thoughts. This is an evil specter trying to use her to destroy me.”
I continued to look inward to understand what was keeping me from making a breakthrough. I began to closely examine what I'd said and done, but everything seemed all right on the surface.
Then I thought that I might have incurred demonic interference when my mind was not right. Master gave me a hint and I finally found my problem: When I first met the female janitor, I thought that she was prettier than my wife. This incorrect thought brought on all this trouble.
I asked Master, “This idea is not me, I want to completely eliminate it. Master, please help strengthen my righteous thoughts.”
Master said, “If thoughts are righteous, evil will collapse” (“What’s to Fear?” from Hong Yin Vol. II)
After I found my attachment, she changed. When she saw me the next day, she was like a new person. She apologized. I understood that she was also someone who was being polluted by this ordinary human society.
I clarified the facts to her. She listened to me attentively, accepted a Dafa amulet, and agreed to recite “Falun Dafa is wonderful, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful.” She said, “Your Master is truly wonderful, Falun Dafa is so righteous!”
This incident helped me realize that, for a Fa-rectification period Falun Dafa disciple, the path is very narrow. Anything can be taken advantage of by the old forces and result in a tribulation. We must pay attention and use the Fa standards to rectify our every thought and action.