My Wonderful Experiences Practicing the Exercises and Studying the Fa with Other Practitioners
(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa towards the end of 2019. I usually went to the practice site but sometimes I felt lazy and did not want to go. I would hope it rained so I could use it as an excuse not to go. I did not like being cold in the winter or being bothered by mosquitoes in the summer. I was also afraid of the pain in my legs and my arms when I did the exercises. So, I came up with many excuses. However, I recently started to realize the benefits of practicing the exercises and studying the Fa with other practitioners at the practice site.
Strong Energy Field
Around Christmas, I went to the practice site for the first time. The local coordinator patiently taught me how to do the exercises. In winter my hands are usually very cold, however, that evening after I did the exercises, my hands felt very warm. I felt very comfortable. I really liked doing the exercises with other practitioners because I could feel Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) giving us energy.
I have always been afraid of getting mosquito bites, but after listening to a conversation between two practitioners, I was in awe. Mr. Ma (pseudonym) told Mr. Zhang (pseudonym) that he felt superior to Mr. Chan who did not have much education. However one day while Mr. Ma was practicing the exercises, he noticed that Mr. Chan was wearing a pair of “black gloves.” When he looked closer, he realized that they weren’t actually gloves but a swarm of mosquitoes on Mr. Chan’s hands. Mr. Li was very impressed by Mr. Chan’s cultivation and realized that he had many shortcomings himself.
I was also very impressed by this because when I got a mosquito bite, I would itch all over and could not focus on practicing the exercises. By studying the Fa, I realized when I was bitten by a mosquito, I was actually eliminating karma. Master has eliminated a lot of karma for us and the remaining karma is divided into numerous portions for different phases during our cultivation. When I read this, I reversed my thoughts and now when I get a mosquito bite, I silently say: “Thank you for helping me eliminate my karma. Thank you Master for arranging this. Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Amazingly, after I said these words, I did not feel any itch! I reminded myself that this was a great opportunity to eliminate karma. With air conditioning at home, there would not be mosquitoes; so how could I eliminate karma there?
Spreading the Fa
I am teacher and would often be troubled by a student, Guang Guang (pseudonym) who is autistic. He was always very stubborn and aggressive towards other students.
Two weeks ago, he hit another student, Yan Yan (pseudonym). It has been very hard for me to communicate with him and I was on the verge of giving up. I said to Guang Guang: “For everything you have lost, you will gain something, and conversely, for everything you have gained, you will lose something. This is how the universe works. You hit Yan Yan. So, to be fair, you have to give some blessings to Yan Yan. What do you think?” Guang Guang shook his head and said he did not know.
I continued, “Maybe you might lose some blessings in the future like your job and sacrifice the happiness in your family, and give them to Yan Yan as compensation.” Guang Guang, who is usually very angry and aggressive, started to cry. He promised not to hit or attack anyone in the future.
Dafa is truly amazing! While practicing the exercises at the practice site last week, I saw Guang Guang from the corner of my eye. After practicing, our local coordinator said that Guang Guang wanted to come and say Hi, but his mother stopped him.
The next day I saw Guang Guang and asked him if he saw me. He said he saw me in the park. I explained that I was practicing Falun Dafa. I asked him to say: “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
When Guang Guang wanted to hit another student again, I quickly reminded him to say, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” After he repeated the words twice, he said he did not feel angry anymore! If I did not meet him at the practice site, I would have never been able to tell him about Dafa, since we are not allowed to talk about any religion or spiritual belief in school.
Sharing Experiences and Improving Together
After practicing the exercises, I was able to share some of my cultivation experiences with other practitioners. Though our conversation was short, I was truly inspired and benefited quite a lot.