New Practitioner Determined to Practice Dafa
(Minghui.org) Since I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2015, I have experienced both joy and tribulations. However, I feel fortunate to be a practitioner.
When I first learned the Dafa exercises, I felt that the energy field was very strong. I also sensed a warmth all over my body. I used to be of poor health. Gradually my health was restored, and my body felt light and relaxed.
From time to time, I felt as if a warm hand was rubbing my back. I felt the Falun rotating on my feet, hands, and back. My entire body felt so comfortable, and I realized that Master Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Dafa) was purifying my body.
After I practiced Dafa for a year or so, I discharged a lot of blood when having a bowel movement. This situation lasted for several months. I knew that Master was purifying me and eliminating my karma. Now my body feels as light as a feather. I am strong enough to ride my bike, and it feels as if someone is pushing me from behind.
Filing Legal Complaints Against Perpetrator of Persecution
After I practiced Falun Dafa for about a month, I found out that many practitioners had submitted legal complaints against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime who had initiated the brutal persecution of Falun Dafa.
As a relatively new practitioner, I was not sure about the importance of filing these complaints but thought that as a practitioner, I should help to lay the groundwork for bringing Jiang Zemin to justice. So, I filed a complaint too.
Before I submitted the complaint, I had a dream that I was in another dimension: my body was surrounded by energy and was lifted up high into the air, but I could not move. I have no words to describe that wonderful feeling, and it felt so real. I could feel Master's encouragement. This further strengthened my determination to cultivate well.
I am a single mother. My son started practicing Falun Dafa with me. When we visited my parents, he was eager to tell them that we had taken up spiritual cultivation.
However, my parents had developed prejudice against Dafa due to propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). After hearing my son, they were scared and insisted that we give up cultivation. I have many siblings, who all pressured me to stop the practice.
It was also a big test because I didn't know how to talk to people about Dafa. However, I had strong faith in Master and Dafa. I knew that I would not miss this precious opportunity no matter what.
When my family saw my determination, they used my love for my son and said, “What if you get arrested? Who will take care of your son?” They said that they would not take care of him and were afraid that I would bring disaster upon the entire family. I assured them that I would not be arrested because I practice an upright discipline of the Buddha school and that they did not have to worry about my son.
My son and I live in my sister's house. So, my sister called me and said that if I continued to practice Dafa, I would have to move out of her house in three days.
I did not give up my faith and moved out of my sister's house within three days with the help of fellow practitioners. It was worthwhile because nothing is more important in my life than Dafa. I told myself that I would never give up practicing Dafa no matter how difficult it was.
With Master's help and blessing, I was able to overcome this test from family. Afterward, my parents no longer interfered with my cultivation. Yet, because of the CCP’s propaganda and brutal persecution, they still worry about me.
I was a teacher at an art school and learned about Dafa from one of my colleagues. The school principal immediately dismissed her. When the principal learned that I also practice Falun Dafa, she told me to give up Dafa and not to have any contact with my former colleague.
At the time, I had just started to cultivate and couldn’t explain the facts about Dafa, but I believed that Dafa is great. Therefore, I told the principal everything I knew about Dafa. The principal told me to either give up Dafa or lose my job. I ignored her and later talked to her more about the subject.
I always wondered why I did not encounter Dafa earlier. When I saw fellow practitioners talking to people about Dafa, I started to distribute informational materials as well. This was six months after I started practicing Dafa.
My son and I usually went out at night to distribute materials. Our only problem was that we did not have enough. So, I decided to talk to people face-to-face about Dafa.
In the beginning, I didn’t know how to do so effectively. I started by telling almost all of my 200 students. They all agreed to quit the CCP and its youth organizations. Now, I can persuade 10 to 20 people to quit the Party in one afternoon.
With the help of other practitioners, I am now able to make materials at home. I think that it is especially good to distribute materials face-to-face because it reduces the amount discarded. Many times, I have met people who surrounded me and were eager to learn about Dafa and get materials.