Guiding a Young Practitioner to Do Better in Cultivation
(Minghui.org) All six members of my family practice cultivation. The youngest is my 4-year-old granddaughter. Even though she is still very little, she is doing well, as we have helped her in her cultivation.
Read Zhuan Falun Every Day
To help children learn to recognize Chinese characters, the kindergarten teacher asked parents to find some books for them to read.
My daughter-in-law thought it would be better to read Zhuan Falun than everyday books, and so, we taught our granddaughter to read Zhuan Falun every day.
In the beginning, we could only finish one paragraph a day. She could only recognize a few characters, and we had to pause frequently. She also was distracted easily. She could only stay focused for a little while.
Now, she can read three pages a day. She recognizes more and more characters, and has become more fluent when reading.
She can sit still and focus on studying the Fa. Thanks to the power of the Fa and Master’s compassion, she has become more and more diligent. She also often joins the family group Fa study and reads the book aloud.
Practicing the Five Sets of Exercises Every Day
My granddaughter learned the exercises by following Master’s demonstration video. She does the Dafa exercises with us every evening.
In the beginning, she could only hold her arms for two minutes in the positions for the second exercise. Now she can finish all the exercises at their full length, and sit in the full lotus position for an hour.
We corrected her movements little by little and encouraged her. We didn’t lower the standard because of her young age. Now, she will often correct our movements and remind us not to talk while practicing.
Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
My granddaughter will also send forth righteous thoughts with us. She can keep quiet and recites “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
I often bring her with me when I clarify the truth about about Falun Dafa to people, and she helps me start conversations with strangers. She helps me tell them the truth about Dafa because she is so cute and adorable. Sometimes she throws her hat on the ground and the passersby will pick it up.
It creates opportunities for me to tell them the facts about Falun Dafa. She is very diligent in cultivation. Dafa gave her wisdom.
She talks like a grownup, and she knows how to discipline herself, and cultivate her xinxing based on the Fa.
She hopes she can meet Master in person one day. We, as elder practitioners, need to spend quite some time and effort on guiding young practitioners. They are Master’s disciples and our fellow practitioners. They came to this world for the Fa. If we are patient in guiding them to do the three things, they will eventually do great.