Master's Compassion Helped Me on My Cultivation Path
(Minghui.org) I am a 56-year-old Korean ethnic woman who lives in China.
My affinity with Dafa started in 2009. A woman came to my shop and gave me an amulet. She said, “Recite ‘Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness-Compassion- Forbearance is Good!’ If you do so sincerely, you will have good fortune.”
As I had believed in the lies by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), I thought that this woman is here to find trouble since the government has banned Falun Dafa. That lady visited my shop frequently to give me Falun Dafa truth clarification materials but I never read them.
I met that woman again in September 2012. Maybe due to the time being ripe, I actually asked her, “Do you have the book? I would like to take a look.” That was how I came by Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, and started my affinity with Falun Dafa.
A Precious Book Saved My Husband’s Life
My husband loves to read. He was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 35 years old, and by 2012, he had developed severe pulmonary tuberculosis.
I went home and said to my husband, “It is weird. I do not know why I actually asked the woman for this book. Since you love to read, why don’t you take a look. If it is not good, I will return it to her.” Now, I believe that gods were protecting us.
My husband was very lucky. He did not reject the book, but read Zhuan Falun. This is really the choice of life itself. If he had made a different decision, the result would have been so different.
After my husband had read Lecture One, his body started to react. When my husband finished reading the book, he said excitedly, “This is a heavenly book. Falun Dafa is too good. Do ask the woman for the video that teaches the exercises.” This was how my husband started to practice Falun Dafa.
Since then, my husband no longer goes to the hospital, nor does he take any medicine. He just focuses on cultivating in Falun Dafa. As I did not learn the Fa, I tried to persuade him to go to the hospital every day, but he refused. Thus, we started to quarrel. Finally, I asked that woman to come to my home. That woman was not afraid of contracting the disease. Instead, she helped my husband study the Fa and practice the exercises.
My husband recovered from such a severe tuberculosis, and his diabetes, within two months. He told me that he had been coughing up blood continuously for the past two months. Without taking a single pill, he just believed in Master Li (the founder) and the Fa and we experienced the power of Dafa.
Master Li gave my husband a second life. I am very grateful to Master for his benevolence, and I am also grateful to that woman who has helped us selflessly. Now, I know that the lady is actually saving people, while risking her own life! Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes.
Master Guided Me to the Cultivation Path
Witnessing the changes in my husband allowed me to experience the power and greatness of Dafa. Therefore, I also started to cultivate in Dafa, and became a fellow practitioner with my husband.
When I first started to read Zhuan Falun, I became sleepy just by reading a little bit. When I practiced the exercises, I treated it like a routine. Yet, Master did not give up on me, and kept giving me hints in my dreams. Whenever I woke up from such dreams, I would feel excited and remorse at the same time. I am excited because I know that Master is right by my side, and I felt remorse as I did not cultivate diligently, and Master had to worry about me.
First Dream – Cultivation is a Solemn Matter
I saw a monkey that made funny faces at me, as though it was trying to amuse me. When I woke up, I understood that when I practice the exercises, I treat them like a routine, just like a monkey amuses people.
Cultivation is a very solemn matter. If I do not treat it seriously, I would harm myself. Master saw that, so he hinted. From that day on, I was determined to look inward. With the help of that woman, I study a chapter of Zhuan Falun and do the exercises every day.
Second Dream – Cultivation is not Relaxing
There was a rope that seemed to be more than a meter long. I thought that I would be able to touch it if I stretched my arms. However, I got nearer, but could not touch it. I felt that I had been doing well, as I had been studying the Fa and doing the exercises every day.
Sometimes, I would even think that cultivating is too simple as I am studying the Fa, and was sure that I would be cultivating well. However, I did not expect that Master could see my most inner thoughts. He gave me a hint once again. I understood that cultivation is not so relaxing. I need to really cultivate in a practical and steadfast manner, and get rid of my attachments, before I can return to my true self.
Third Dream – Attachment to Family Sentimentality
I saw my little brother. I have been involved in all the major happenings of my little brother’s life. This time, I felt that his gaze was shifty, as though he was hiding something from me. So I followed him and came to a wooden staircase where the steps were not in very good condition, and it was difficult to climb. Then, I woke up.
My little brother is still not married despite being over 40 years old, so I am most concerned about him. After waking up from the dream, I understood that Master is hinting that I should let go of my attachment of sentimentality towards him. Master knows everything. I am indeed very concerned about my family. There is nothing in the family that I did not care about. It is as though my family would fall apart if I was not there.
“There are also people who hold off on starting spiritual practice on grounds that they want to first build up some savings and make sure their family is financially secure and worry-free. But that sounds like wishful thinking to me. For one, you don’t have the power to change another person’s life or fate, ultimately, even if they are your closest of kin. Could you really change a person’s destiny?” (The Fourth Talk, Zhuan Falun)
Fourth Dream – Finding One's True Self
There were many people buying snacks. I am about to reach my turn in the queue when I fell asleep. By the time I woke up, only a few people were left.
I realized that I had the attachment to delicacies and cooking. I would also post remarks and photos on social media to compare my dishes with others to see whose dishes looked or tasted better.
In the process, I neglected my Fa studies. I suddenly understood that our time in this human world is just for a short while. Our real aim is to find our true self. In order to keep up with fellow practitioners, I must learn the Fa and cultivate very diligently.
Thank you Master for letting both my husband and I take up the cultivation path. Now, our family is cultivating in Falun Dafa. This is especially true as we welcomed a new baby Dafa disciple this new year, who not only brought joy, but also another responsibility to us. We will let the new Dafa practitioner listen to Pudu (Dafa) music and let her listen to us when we study Zhuan Falun. We will also teach her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” when we play with her too. We will guide our little fellow practitioner well.