My Recent Breakthroughs in Cultivation
(Minghui.org) I would like to share some of my breakthroughs from Fa study, cultivation, and effectiveness when making phone calls to China.
I am part of a team that makes telephone calls to China to clarify the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong and the true nature of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and to urge these people to renounce any connection they have with the CCP.
Memorizing Zhuan Falun
A month ago, practitioners in the team decided to memorize Zhuan Falun, the guiding book of Falun Gong.
We memorized one paragraph at a time, with the goal of knowing every paragraph in one section by heart, and then reciting the entire section. To prevent errors, we have to stay focused and pay attention to every word in the book. For me, the entire process is about being immersed in the Fa and being cleansed.
I tried my best to sit in the lotus position when memorizing the Fa. My back and hip were sore and stiff, as if my body in another dimension was broken. My bones cracked when I shifted position.
I knew the discomfort was due to much-needed improvement in xinxing and lack of exercise. My physical body is not yet completely transformed through cultivation. If my mindset is not right, my physical body will not be set right either. I realized I had fallen behind, and a breakthrough was a must.
I said to Master in my mind: “Master, I will let go of my ego, I will align myself with the Fa, I will catch up. I beg for your support. Thank you, Master.”
When my legs started to hurt, I told myself, “You must eliminate your karma, pain means karma is being eliminated, and this is good.”
Every day, we memorized the Fa for two hours and studied one lecture in Zhuan Falun. Afterwards, my back and hips would feel relief. A month later, the improvement was significant. Also, I felt calmer.
Commitment to Group Fa Study
Another major thing I gained from this team commitment was realizing the benefits of group study.
I used to be reluctant to participate in group Fa study. As a slow reader, I felt nervous reading with others. I couldn't catch my breath if the pace was too fast, and I could hardly digest what I was reading. In the end, I concluded that group study was a waste of time for me.
This thinking actually exposed my problem and was something I needed to correct. Unfortunately, it took me a long time to finally face the issue.
One time, just before group study was to begin, I was thinking about whether or not I would join in. I thought, let’s put aside how much Fa I will absorb from the study, and just see it as an environment for cultivating my xinxing.
So I logged on. There were only about seven of us, but our accent, tone of voice, speed, and attitude were far from uniform. Those differences were reflected in how we read.
I was annoyed but immediately caught myself. How can I be so unkind to other practitioners?
“It is because a practitioner is most precious, for he or she wants to practice cultivation. Therefore, developing this thought is most precious.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
The lack of compassion was not my true self. I said to Master, “I don’t want to be unkind.” Immediately a layer of energy was lifted, and my body felt lighter. My reading became steady and smooth. I understood the Fa as I read. It was an amazing experience.
After the breakthroughs in Fa study, my sense of urgency increased. Facts about the persecution flew into my mind when I made phone calls to China. I was also better at remaining calm throughout the conversations.
Successful Telephone Encounter
When talking to an assistant chairman of a government bureau I said: “Hello, I noticed the Wuhan virus pandemic in Harbin is getting worse, I am worried about you. I hope you and your family will get through this safely.”
“There have been many disasters in China this year. There were snowstorms, hail, and thunderstorms in April, which is very unusual. Those are all signs of major injustices in China. The CCP has ruled China for 70 years. It governs China using lies and cruelty. It committed unforgivable crimes against the Chinese people. Eighty million Chinese people died because of so many political movements… especially during the over 20 years of brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners...”
“… at the beginning of the pandemic, the CCP covered it up by preventing people from talking about it. It announced the epidemic six weeks later; but by then, the virus had already spread to the entire world. A high percentage of the people who died from the virus in China were CCP members. Staying away from the CCP is the most sensible thing to do.”
“…Falun Gong practitioners risked their lives to urge people to renounce their connections to the CCP and its affiliated organizations, so people can stay safe. Also, reciting ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ will bring blessings. Why? Its because Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the characteristic of the universe. It is the purest energy, and Falun Gong’s guiding principle is Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Falun Gong practitioners are all over the world, from all walks of life ...”
“...the persecution of Falun Gong must stop...I hope you can help Falun Gong practitioners. You will be blessed when you keep a compassionate heart.”
It took four phone calls to say all that I wanted to say.
It the end, the assistant chairman thanked me.
Three Things to Remember
I made a call on April 28 to an instructor at a detention center. I said: “… to protect yourself and your family, you need to do three things. First, do not participate in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, protect them if you can; second, remember to recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ sincerely; third, give up membership in the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Can you remember these things?”
“Yes, I will remember.” He said.