Recent Experiences of an Eighty Year Old Falun Dafa Practitioner
(Minghui.org) One thing I have been clear about in my 24 years of Falun Dafa cultivation practice is that I believe steadfastly in Dafa and Master Li Hongzhi. I am now eighty years old, and continue to cultivate diligently, keeping in mind that Master said,
“Study the Fa and gain the Fa,Focus on how you study and cultivate,Let each and every thing be measured against the Fa.Only then, with that, is it actually cultivation.”(“Solid Cultivation,” Hong Yin)
Aside from attending group Fa study, I never missed studying the Fa at home by myself either. We have carried on our Fa study group, regardless of holidays, vacations, police presence, or the pandemic. Practitioners gather, sit in the lotus position, and begin Fa study right on time. We truly understand Master’s words,
“If a person is completely in the Fa no one can touch him.” (Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005)
Indeed, in such an environment, the field is so peaceful and kind, and no one can touch us. Everyone benefits and improves fast.
One of the practitioners was easily interfered with during group study and made errors while reading the Fa. Other practitioner’s kindly cautioned her. She herself also realized that she needed to be more respectful to Master and Dafa. She was able to eliminate the interference and correct the problem quickly. All practitioners in our Fa study group did well. Each of us operated a small Dafa materials production site at home, and everyone did the three things well as Master requires.
This year has been unusual because of the coronavirus situation. Practitioners fully understand what is happening and have become more steadfast, while everyday people are worried.
I once met the retired Party secretary from my former workplace. We talked about Falun Dafa and touched on the peaceful appeal of the ten thousand people on April 25, 1999. He listened quietly and commented about the practitioners' civility. He agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations at the end of our discussion.
I usually greet bus drivers when boarding the bus or say hello to people when waiting for the traffic lights to change. I sometimes give them Falun Dafa keepsakes and wish them well. I share some simple facts about Falun Dafa, and people typically respond positively, and often quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Several youngsters were always standing next to a guard post in front of a new community in our area every time I passed by. One day I went up and talked to a young man. He bent over and listened intently. He put the Falun Dafa keepsake I gave him into his pocket after examining the words on it. He then quit the CCP using his real name. Next time when I passed the post, a different person was standing there. I approached this man and clarified the truth to him as well.
I once met a college student in front of a supermarket and began to talk to him about Falun Dafa. He said he already knew a lot about this cultivation method. An online friend of his from Taiwan was a practitioner and had told him about the practice. At that time he had hesitated to quit the CCP.
The student told me that after he learned I was eighty years old and so young-looking, it made him believe that everything his Taiwanese friend told him was indeed true. He later quit the CCP and its youth organizations.
I went to an electronics store to buy some materials. When I told the owner about Falun Dafa, he mentioned the staged Tiananmen Square self-immolation case. I told him it was all faked, and gave him a DVD called “False Fire.” When I visited him again the next time, he told me he had quit the CCP after watching the DVD.
These recent experiences in clarifying the truth to people are cherished cultivation opportunities made possible by diligent Fa study and firm belief in Master Li and Dafa.