Carrying the Fa in My Heart
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in June 1998 after receiving the book Zhuan Falun. I read it four times in a row, and since then, I take Zhuan Falun wherever I go.
My celestial eye opened after only two weeks of starting the practice. I could see luminescent Faluns (law wheels) everywhere. I also saw the gong (energy) columns above the heads of practitioners. When I read Zhuan Falun, I saw a string of Faluns inside it as well.
I participated in group Fa study and exercises, and six months later, all of my illnesses had disappeared. I walked lightly and seemed to be floating. I was so happy and bowed reverently at the portrait of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, every day.
When I came home from the exercise site one day in June 1999, I looked out of the kitchen window and was astonished to see a golden heavenly scene in another dimension. It was spectacular!
I watched it for five minutes before it gradually faded away. The scene was the same as the paradise displayed in a Shen Yun performance.
Benefits of Memorizing the Fa
I began to memorize the Fa in recent years and have benefited deeply from it. After offering incense to Master, I would sit quietly, send forth righteous thoughts, adjust my mindset, then start to memorize the Fa.
“The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts.” (“Drive Out Interference” in Essentials for Further Advancement II)
A young practitioner once said: “Reading the Fa is like touching the book. Memorizing the Fa is carving it into your heart.”
I have strong righteous thoughts when the Fa is in my heart, and I feel that my words carry more power and can suppress the old force elements more effectively. Just a few words can help someone understand the truth about Dafa and help them choose a bright future for themselves and quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. The energy I felt was so strong that it penetrated my whole body.
Eliminating Lust and Returning to Innocence
Sometimes when I memorized the Fa I could see many Fa principles inner contents appearing in my mind and was able to comprehend them more deeply.
For example, Master said:
“Desires, lust, and things of these sorts are all human attachments, and all of them should be given up.” (Lecture Six in Zhuan Falun)
My husband, also a practitioner, and I knelt in front of Master's portrait and vowed to eliminate our attachment of lust. At the beginning, when we slept together, lust emerged.
I kept reciting this Fa teaching over and over. Soon afterward, the attachment of lust became weaker and weaker, and finally, my husband and I had no feelings of that sort.
We did the exercises together, sent forth righteous thoughts, went out to clarify the truth, and shared our understandings on the Fa at mealtimes. We were behaving like true Fa-rectification period Falun Dafa disciples and our life was harmonious.
Selfishness and Jealousy
I found that many of my attachments were related to jealousy and selfishness. Sometimes I allow little things to disturb me and I can't calm down.
I did a few haircuts in my barbershop that were not very good one day. I sat there afterward thinking about my state of mind: “Why did I feel unsettled in my heart, and why couldn't I calm down?”
My husband and I had an argument that morning that made me feel uncomfortable. I later read an article in Minghui Weekly thatreminded me that my imbalanced mind was because of jealousy, which started from focusing on myself. This was selfishness.
So I realized that whenever I couldn't calm down these attachments were at play.
Sending Righteous Thoughts
I came to understand that practitioners must have righteous thoughts to help Master save people. When approaching someone, I will say in my heart: “She is a person who must be helped”, “You're such a good person,” and “How good you are!”
By having such thoughts I find people often accept what I had to say and agreed to quit the CCP.
I hadn't paid much attention to sending forth righteous thoughts until recent years, but one of the three things that Master asks us to do is to send forth righteous thoughts. As I understand it this is also offering salvation to people.
Before I go out to clarify the truth with other practitioners, I send forth righteous thoughts toward the place we plan to go and eliminate any interference there. I also offer incense to Master, and ask him to reinforce me: “Please help me to make good connections with sentient beings, and to return home safely.”
Many times people were standing on the roadside, and I would walk over and greet them cheerfully, just like old friends. They were very receptive and would readily quit the CCP when I asked them to.
One day, people from our local community office and police station came to my home. I opened the door and greeted them warmly: “Whoever comes to my home is my guest. Please come in. Is there anything I can help you with?”
The community director said: “I have come here to see if you are still practicing Falun Dafa.”
“I do! Why not practice such a great cultivation? Master Li Hongzhi teaches us to be virtuous, do good deeds and to think of others. Is there anything wrong with that? I was in poor health before. I wasn't even able to go out very far, and I had to sit down while cutting my customer's hair. I'm healthy now after practicing Dafa. Isn't that good?
I carried on to tell her why Jiang Zemin, the former head of the CCP, was persecuting Falun Dafa, and how the practice was slandered and discredited by state-run media. I told her that Article 35 of the Constitution stipulates that people have the right to follow a religion, and how the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are good for practitioners and society.
As soon as I finished, the community director said: “You're wasting your talent being a barber. You should be a university lecturer. You're an excellent speaker!”
As she got up to leave, I reminded her: “It's illegal for the Communist Party to persecute Falun Dafa.”
I later went to the community office to persuade the director to quit the CCP. Master saw my wish and arranged everything for me. The director happened to be alone. I told her about Dafa being spread around the world, gave her international human rights bulletins about Falun Dafa, and she quit the Party.
When I visited the community office again a few days later, the director's daughter-in-law was there. She told me that the young policeman who went to my home that day was her son: “My son told me that you are very capable at talking. They were all impressed with your words.”
Since her mother-in-law always got her hair cut at my barbershop, I was curious as to why I hadn't seen her in recent months.
She said that her mother-in-law was ill, and they had spent 30,000 yuan on treatment, but now she is in a vegetative state.
I told her about someone's mother being bedridden, and they tried various ways to treat her illness, but nothing worked. Finally, one of his friends told him about Falun Dafa, so he obtained the Fa teachings on audio cassette and played them for his mother. After listening to the recordings for twelve days, his mother was able to get out of bed.
She said: “It's amazing! I'll let my mother-in-law try.” She came to my home and I gave her a small radio cassette player and recordings of Master's Fa teachings.
I met her sometime later and asked how her mother-in-law was doing? She exclaimed: “My mother-in-law is fine now!”
Thank you, Master, for your infinite compassion!