Cultivating Steadily for 21 Years
(Minghui.org) In 1997, I was fortunate to be able to start practicing Falun Dafa. Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, saved me from hell and cleansed me. Under his benevolent protection, I've been able to cultivate steadily for the past 21 years and would like to report the details of my cultivation.
Studying the Teachings Diligently
Having benefited from practicing Falun Dafa, I know how extraordinary and precious it is. So I try to devote all my spare time to studying the Fa teachings and doing the exercises. Learning and studying the Fa together in a group is something Master Li has told us to do. Studying in a group provides a good environment for practitioners to improve together as a whole body. In 1999 I started a Fa study group in my home, and it continues to this day. Attendance ranges from five to 20 of us.
In 1999, after the persecution of Falun Dafa started, many of the coordinating practitioners within the city met regularly at my house for cultivation sharing sessions. Someone asked me if I was afraid due to the persecution. I replied, “Afraid of what? Master said,
'Should you have fear,it will seize upon youIf thoughts are righteous,evil will collapseThe cultivator’s mindis loaded with FaSend righteous thoughts,and rotten demons explodeGods walk the earth,validating the Fa'(“What’s to Fear?,” Hong Yin Vol. II)
“I have Master, so there is nothing to be afraid of!”
Studying the Fa with a group encourages us to learn from one another’s experiences, look within ourselves, help each other, and improve as a whole. Every day, I go out to clarify the truth in the early afternoon, study two lectures in Zhuan Falun later in the day, and send forth righteous thoughts at the stipulated times. I have cultivated like this throughout the years, and my xinxing and the ability to understand things from the viewpoint of the Fa improved without my realizing it. Anyone who wants to come to my home to study the Fa is welcome, whatever their age or their educational level. I will never look down on anyone. Since I do not have any technical knowledge, providing an environment for group Fa study is something I can certainly do.
To ensure the safety of this group, I clarified the truth about Falun Dafa to my neighbors and made sure that I built a positive relationship with them. I did not want people who did not know the truth about Dafa to report us to the authorities, thereby harming their own futures. The neighbor just opposite me is a police officer. I clarified the facts to him early on and he has never created any difficulties for me all these years.
Master Protects Me When I Clarify the Facts
“Dafa disciples,away with your tearsThe devil, Satan,has utterly collapsedClarify the facts,send righteous thoughts,Expose the lies,clean out the rotten demons”(“Be Clearheaded,” Hong Yin Vol. II)
Because I am a Dafa practitioner, I will do what Master has told us to do. I clarify the truth every day, and no matter where I go, the results are generally quite good.
Once, as I waited on the side of the road in my village, I spoke to everyone that passed by. Those who understood quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. People who saw me asked, “You're back? What are you doing here?” I replied, “I am waiting for you. There is good news that I must share with you: Quitting the CCP can bring you peace and harmony.”
I told them the truth about the staged self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square and the harvesting of organs from living practitioners that is carried out for profit by the CCP. I let people know that Falun Dafa is practiced in over a hundred countries. When they understood what I was trying to tell them, they immediately quit the CCP and were thankful to Dafa. The Party members in one village I visited have all quit the CCP.
At the larger public bus stops, I might spend a whole afternoon. At times, I am able to persuade more than 70 people to quit the CCP. Practitioners with kind intent have asked me not to stay there for too long so that the authorities will have no chance to harass me. I replied, “I am doing the most righteous and best thing in the whole universe. The evil forces will not dare to persecute me because I have Master!”
Sometimes, when I go to the supermarket at night, I am able to persuade more than 30 people to quit the CCP. As long as I clarify the truth to them, they will quit and it is always an amicable exchange between us. No matter if it is a local or a foreigner, service personnel or customer, it is predestined that we are able to meet. Master has already paved my way, and as long as I step forward and do it, Master will protect me. I can't really speak that well, but I have the Fa in my heart, righteous thoughts, and the cultivation experiences of my fellow practitioners on Minghui.org, so clarifying the truth becomes a smooth process. When we speak rationally, wisdom comes forth. Without my having to say more than a few sentences, the listener is usually able to understand and quit the CCP. On the way from the market to my home, I am also able to persuade several people to quit the CCP.
I know that Master is eager to save sentient beings and I know my mission and responsibilities. I have clarified the truth to people in my neighborhood, and most of them have quit the CCP and will even volunteer to protect me. Those who did not quit the CCP do not have any bad views about me as they all know that I am a good person and I am really doing things for their own good. Master said:
“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in springRighteous thoughts can save the people in this world”( “The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos,” Hong Yin Vol. II)
When we really do things for the good of sentient beings, the part of them that understands everything can feel that. When I clarify the truth, I often recite the Fa, and everyone appreciates Master’s words.
Once, I went to clarify the truth and distribute information with another practitioner at a hospital entrance. The policy seized us and took to the police station, where they interviewed us individually for information regarding the origin of our materials. Both of us kept clarifying the truth to them with compassion and didn't divulge any information. We let them know about the benefits we derived from cultivating Falun Dafa. We want people to know the truth about it so that they will not fall into Jiang Zemin’s trap and harbor ill thoughts about Falun Dafa. We told the police, “This information is all true. Whoever reads it will benefit.” After an hour, they let us go.
I was clarifying the truth to a supermarket employee when she said she wanted to report me and started to quarrel. The supervisor saw that we were quarreling and came over to find out what was going on. I said, “I am doing this for her own good, so that she can be saved, but she wants to report me.” The employee then turned and walked away, but her supervisor stayed and listened to me to clarify the facts to him. Then he agreed to quit the CCP.
When I was 76, I was clarifying the truth to a young man at a wholesale center. He asked me my age and I asked him to guess. He said, “Forty at most.” When I told him my true age, he was astonished and said, “I didn’t know that Falun Dafa was really so good. That's incredible!” I told him that our practice is for both mind and body, that as long as we follow the standards of Dafa, we will be able to maintain our youthfulness.
With Master’s Protection, I Was Able to Escape a Daunting Situation
In 2015, I was climbing up on a small stool when I slipped and fell onto the tile floor. A large glass bottle fell from the cupboard onto the floor and smashed into pieces. I shouted, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Master, save me!” Suddenly, it seemed as if someone was picking me up off the floor, and when I looked at my hands and body, there was no sign of even a small piece of glass. Everything was fine. I thanked Master from the bottom of my heart. Just as I was clearing up the glass, my daughter came and I told her that Master had saved my life again that day. She was very touched.
On April 15 of last year, the whole family was having lunch when I suddenly felt as if I had no strength. I could not eat and started to struggle to breathe, and it appeared that I was going to pass out. My children were frightened and wanted to call an ambulance, but I managed to find the strength to shake my head no, I did not want that.
Because my children are all very respectful of me, they helped me to bed gently. I recited, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! The Fa rectifies the Cosmos; the Evil is completely eliminated. (“The Two Hand Positions for Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts,” Essentials for Further Advancement II) I asked Master to save me! I used all my strength to shout out these phrases three times. Suddenly, a warm current passed through my whole body and I recovered.
Everyone present all exclaimed that Dafa was incredible!
I want to continue to do my best to do the three things that I need to do and follow Master home. Thank you, Master! Thank you, Minghui! Thank you, fellow practitioners!