New Practitioner: Only Dafa Can Truly Guide Me Home
(Minghui.org) I have traveled to 35 different countries. I have completed the Kora, a pilgrimage or meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. I was always seeking to free myself from worldly worries. However, after coming back from a country each time, I would be filled with disappointment. Recently, I was fortunate enough to find Falun Dafa cultivation practice. Now I understand “...a saying in ancient China that one who learns the Dao at sunrise can die at sunset.” (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Canada).
I started to attend the Falun Dafa nine-day lecture series in the beginning of January 2020. I completely agreed with Master when he said that because we are Dafa disciples, we did not come here only to enjoy life. On the contrary, we need to cultivate ourselves and return to our true origin. I truly believe that only Dafa can bring us back home.
I was once a confused, everyday person. Upon learning that there is a heavenly gateway for me, I knew I had no choice but to continue walking down this path and do it well.
I was always in doubt as to why we had to clarify the truth. I would question myself: Do I have the time and ability to clarify the truth if my cultivation is still lacking? A practitioner said that if we do not clarify the truth now, there will not be a chance to do it in the future. How can we then live up to cultivating ourselves as Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples?
I enlightened to the fact that we represent the sentient beings from one part of the cosmic body. Not only do we need to reach consummation ourselves, we also must save others along the way.
Hence, I joined a truth-clarification project. Many times during my truth-clarification phone calls, people would hang up on me and I would feel very frustrated. However, I told myself that this project offers a great opportunity for people to hear the truth; the more they listen, the more they’ll benefit. Recollecting on my own experience, though I once rejected a practitioner’s truth-clarification flyer, that practitioner still seemed so compassionate and kind. That experience completely erased my distorted image of Falun Dafa as portrayed by the media.
I decided to step out of my comfort zone and clarify the truth to people more directly. During my first attempt of clarifying the truth, I could only say, “Look at this newspaper and read it well! The Epoch Times will bless you!” On my second attempt, I started to chat with people. For my third attempt, I voluntarily walked into a store to distribute truth-clarification materials. Thinking back, I was truly courageous. Thank you Master for bestowing me with strong righteous thoughts.
I have encountered many ups and downs during the process of clarifying the truth. I told myself that everything we do is meaningful and will not end up in vain. Though I cannot accomplish everything all at once, I am able to work on it gradually until I succeed!
I am very grateful to my fellow practitioners for helping me so compassionately. I feel like I am not able to share my cultivation experiences with non-practitioners or relatives. Hence I always felt very lonely. Master once said:
“I’d say that our Falun Dafa is a pure land here” (“Explaining the Fa for Falun Dafa Assistants in Changchun,” Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa)
Master is absolutely right!
I hope everyone can practice the exercises together, validate the Fa and establish our mighty virtue as we walk this path.