My Wonderful Experiences in Cultivation
(Minghui.org) That was the day, 20 years ago. I ran into a middle-aged gentleman on the street. He wore a suit and smiled at me with extraordinary compassion on his face. I walked up to him and it was like greeting a family member. I did not want to walk away and kept looking back.
I still vividly remember that encounter, like it happened just yesterday. Three months later, I began to practice Falun Gong. When I opened the book Zhuan Falun, I saw Master [Li Hongzhi], who was the person I'd met that memorable day.
By that time, I had suffered from a persistent cough for more than 40 years. But after practicing for just a week, my coughing stopped. I also had a fish bone stuck in my throat six months before I began. It was a real torment, and the doctors I saw had no solution. After three months of practice, one day, I felt that Master cleaned up my throat. I spit out three pieces of fish bones. It was truly a miracle.
I did not have a good understanding of the Fa teachings at the beginning of my cultivation and suspected that I was still ill, so I went to the hospital for a check-up. But the nurse was unable to draw my blood to test it. I realized that I was a practitioner now and that my body was no longer the same as an ordinary person's.
My complexion glowed and I became prettier. My body felt lighter and I felt much younger than my age. One day, Master's Fashen visited my home and led our group for Fa study. I felt Master's kindness and compassion.
Once during our group practice, when I was doing the second exercise, I saw beings from higher realms doing the exercises with us. Buddha’s Eight Forms of Heavenly Law-Guardians lined up to guard the site. Colorful flowers floated down from the sky. It was magnificent.
One day, while I was copying the book Zhuan Falun, the book suddenly appeared to be on fire. I immediately called my husband over. He was happy to tell me that there was no fire. Instead, there were many Falun rotating in the book. When I looked closely, yes, every word in the book became a shining Falun or Buddha. I realized that Master was rewarding me for copying Zhuan Falun.
My home was 15 minutes away from the group exercise site. Every day, the exercise music began to play in my ears 15 minutes before we were to begin. When I walked to the exercise site, I was enveloped in energy. Once, the battery in our our music player ran out of juice during group practice, but the music kept playing until we finished.
Every day, we studied the Fa together afterward. One time when a practitioner was reading, I talked to myself subconsciously. Then I heard Master's voice say, “Listen, listen.” Since then, I always pay close attention to Fa study.
Protected and Guided by Master
After the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, I remained firm in my belief in Dafa and kept up my righteous thoughts. Master encouraged me along the way. Several other practitioners and I once went to another city to meet practitioners there. Together, we bowed to Master and told Master that we would follow him all the way home. On the way back, I saw a wonderful scene of heaven: people young and old, the ground golden, golden trees, and golden birds.
We set up a material production site. It has been operating smoothly all this time. Once I saw Master's Fashen sitting outside the gate in the lotus position, safeguarding the place. Three practitioners were making the materials, and other practitioners and I went out to distribute them.
I often communicated with Master's Fashen. After a while, I grew zealous—until Master helped me to improve in a dream. I dreamed that Master had gathered many practitioners to study the Fa, but assigned me and another practitioner to cook. I was unhappy since I knew the importance of Fa study. But I realized my attachment right away and that I should unconditionally obey Master. The practitioners then lined up to take the exam. But I had to help in the office and was unable to participate. I envied those practitioners. I enlightened, however, that I was still Master's student, no matter what I did, and that I should cultivate well, just like a little monk doing the chores.
After Master's lecture, Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Lantern Festival, was published, I read it once and then began to copy it. I used up three ballpoint pens to finish it. However, it felt as if just a few minutes had passed. It was miraculous.
When I did the three things we are supposed to do well, Master showed me the beautiful scenery in other dimensions, such as palaces and pavilions. When I did not do well, Master showed me that the doors to Heaven were shut. It reminded me to catch up and do better.
Master also protected me when I went out to clarify the truth. Once, I was followed while I was distributing Dafa materials. I walked faster and lost him. But he must have called someone else because, as I passed by another man, I overheard someone say on his phone, “Follow the lady with the red sweater,” which was me. However, he was unable to see me even though I was passing right by him.
Another time, a police car with its siren on was pursuing me at night. I was quick-witted and went into a residential building. I waited there until the police car left and I returned home safely. Things like this happened to me many times. Since what I was doing was the most righteous things in the world, the evil elements did not dare to interfere with me or touch me. With Master's protection, I escaped danger every time.
Before I wrote this sharing, the words in my Dafa books changed colors, turning red, orange, yellow, green, sky blue, blue, and purple, and they were all shining. Master gave me hints and courage to write this.
Dafa gave me a second life and purified me. I have written down what I wanted to say about these past 20 years to report to Master. I sincerely thank Master for saving me. I will firmly cultivate myself and follow him home.