A Young Practitioner Embarks on His Cultivation Journey
(Minghui.org) I'm nine years old, and I would like to tell you about my cultivation experiences. When I was six years old my mother gave me a copy of the book Zhuan Falun. I did not know what Falun Dafa was, and I did not understand what the book was about.
I came to realize that the purpose of cultivation was to return to one's original, true self. In other words, returning to the heavenly world where he originally came from. I enjoyed doing the exercises and reciting Master’s poems from Hong Yin. I began studying the Fa every day.
I experienced many positive changes. Dafa taught me to be a good person and always have a heart of kindness. I have been using Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to guide myself in my day-to-day life. For instance, when someone bullied me, I looked inward to see why it happened. Dafa has also taught me to respect life and have compassion for people. Sometimes when other kids upset me, it was hard for me to stay calm. But then I remembered that I am a practitioner and should treat others with tolerance.
Dafa also taught me to help others. For example, I have been helping my teacher to tidy up the classroom every day. I have also given my classmates a hand when they reached out to me with questions about their school work.
When I run into difficulties, I ask Master for guidance.
Participating in the Tian Guo Marching Band
I saw something amazing when I first joined the Tian Guo Marching Band. As I was practicing the French horn, I saw four to five Falun spinning around me, and they kept changing colors. I felt surrounded by a very powerful energy field. Afterwards I could play the instrument very smoothly with no difficulty at all. I saw Falun flying out of my horn whenever I practiced that week. I truly appreciated Master's encouragement. I will continue to practice diligently so that I can be a qualified French horn player in the band.
Only by Changing Myself Can I Change Others
During a gymnastic competition I participated in, one gymnast not only cursed at me, but also criticized me by saying that I was terrible. I felt extremely frustrated and then wept. As a result my performance didn’t go very well that day, which also happened to be my birthday.
On my way home, I asked myself, “Why did this happen? What did I do wrong to incur such strong hatred from him?” I then remembered that Master said to look inward during conflicts. I remembered that I always had negative thoughts about this athlete and his family. Upon thinking about it, I wondered, if I have negative thoughts about someone, how could that person be saved? Even though he bullied me, I believe his main consciousness was crying out in another dimension, “Please help me!”
After I realized this I began to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate all the bad thoughts. Things changed a few days later. He appeared to be a completely different person. He smiled at me and even asked, “Can I be your best friend?”
Thank you for listening to me. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.
(From the 2019 New Zealand Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference)