Improving My Character in Dafa Cultivation
(Minghui.org) I learned about Falun Dafa from a relative in 2007. I knew that she used to have many health issues, but when she came back to our hometown from the south she looked very energetic. I asked her about it, and she told me that all her illnesses had disappeared without taking any medicine after she began practicing Dafa. I was so happy for her.
Three days later she came to my home and bought me a copy of the book Zhuan Falun. I opened it up and saw Master’s photo, and tears filled my eyes.
My Body Is Purified
I began to read Zhuan Falun the same day. But my level of literacy was quite low, and I had not read books for 30 years. As the result, I could only read it very slowly and each lecture was taking me several days. When my family found out about this, they did not approve. But I was very determined. I told them that it was my body, and I was in charge. I had suffered for 20 years from all kinds of illnesses, including insomnia, rhinitis, oral ulcers, pharyngitis, cervical spondylosis, heart disease, and other issues. For over 20 years, I never slept well. I had to take sleeping pills every night and even two or three pills were not effective. During the daytime I always felt drowsy because of taking so many pills.
I studied the Fa every day. When I encountered a word that I didn’t know, I would write it down and ask my children when they came home from work. Gradually I was able to remember all the characters. Fellow practitioners came to teach me the exercises when I was reading Lecture Three. I had trouble doing the second exercise as I was getting exhausted too quickly. But I kept in mind what Master said in Lecture One, “Because of karma created from past wrongdoings, one has illnesses or tribulations.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun).
I came down with diarrhea when I got to Lecture Seven and it continued for 21 days. I couldn’t move around and had to stay in bed. My husband and children wanted me to take medicine, but I was not moved. I told them that Master was purifying my body for me.
“With this kind of body, it is impossible for you not to have any reactions when it is purified all at once, so you will have reactions. Some people will even throw up and have diarrhea. Many students from different places have raised this issue previously in their experience reports, “Teacher, after attending your class I was looking for a toilet all the way home.” This is because all your internal organs must be purified.” (Lecture Two, Zhuan Falun).
I knew it was a good thing and I continued to study the Fa. I was fine after 27 days.
My family asked me whether I took the medicine. I told them that I threw them all out except one bottle which was not opened. They all thought it was miraculous. From then on, my health gradually improved. I got stronger and stronger and was able to hold my grandchildren.
A little less than three months after I began cultivation, I went to my older daughter’s home in south China. My daughter and son-in-law saw my changes and were so happy. They said, “Falun Dafa is so great! We need to thank Dafa Master!”
Then one day Master again purified my body for me. My heart was beating very fast and I was not able to move. To be honest I was pretty nervous at first. Then, I suddenly realized that Master was purifying my body, and told myself to not get nervous. It was getting very painful and I cried. The pains came in like waves, again and again. My son-in-law bought me some medicine, but I told him, “I’m a cultivator. Master is purifying my body from the root. I’ll be fine.” The pain lasted three days and stopped. I enlightened that as long as our minds and actions were righteous, we would be able to make it through any tribulations.
Several days later, my daughter saw that I got well, and she bought some live shrimp for dinner. I cooked dinner. I put the shrimp in boiling water and then washed them in cold water. Around midnight, I began to have a fever while feeling very cold. For the next three days, I had a fever and chills. I had no strength and couldn’t sit up. I didn’t eat for three days and only drank water. My family wanted to take me to hospital, but my heart wasn’t moved. Then, I suddenly remembered that I should share with fellow practitioners. I called a fellow practitioner and told her about my situation. She said that I should look inside.
I put down the phone and thought about what I did in the last several days that was not in accordance with the Fa. I then remembered cooking the live shrimp and I knew I was wrong. I sent forth righteous thoughts (SFRT) and tried to benevolently resolve the resentment with the shrimp. I was back to normal after half an hour. My family all said, “Falun Dafa is so miraculous. She didn’t take any medicine and didn’t go see the doctor, and she got well!”
Clarifying the Facts
Through fellow practitioners at home in Northeastern China, I got in touch with the local practitioners in the south. When we met, the fellow practitioner asked me when I started to practice Dafa. He didn’t end up inviting me to their Fa study group but said that I could go to his home every Tuesday to pick up materials for clarifying the facts. I was very happy, and I went there every Tuesday to pick it up. Each time it was a large bag, full of booklets and DVDs.
After I sent righteous thoughts at midnight, my husband and I would go out and put the materials in the mailboxes in the residential areas. Since there were cameras, my husband would hold an umbrella over me as I put the materials in each mailbox. My daughter also sometimes went with us. When I took my grandson to the park, I would distribute the DVDs to the people playing cards there or put them in the bicycle baskets. I also clarified the facts with the other parents who took their children to the park.
But I was afraid of clarifying the facts to complete strangers. I thought that in order to make a breakthrough, I needed to go back to my hometown in the Northeast, to study the Fa and share with local practitioners. I discussed it with my daughter and told her that I wanted to bring my grandchild back to my hometown. She bought us tickets and I was back home after six days.
I quickly joined fellow practitioners for Fa study and clarifying the facts face-to-face. At first, I would help by sending righteous thoughts as practitioners talked with people. Gradually I also began to clarify the facts and introduce the beauty of Dafa to people. Every day, before I went out, I asked Master to help me. At first, I was able to talk to six or seven people each day and as my mind became more righteous, I was able to talk to a dozen people.
I went to the south again after two months, as my daughter missed her child too much. There, I was still unable to clarify the facts with people by myself. I was only able to distribute materials and post signs.
I was going back and forth like this for six years. In 2013, my grandson was 7 and I figured it was time for me to go back to the northeast. At first, my daughter did not want me to leave her, but I told her that there was no Fa study group there and I could not enlighten by myself. She understood how Dafa had renewed my life and health, so she said she fully supported me.
At home in the Northeast, I diligently studied the Fa, did the exercises, and improved myself. When I clarified the facts, sometimes people would say something I didn’t like to hear, but I tried to not be moved and still talked to them with a smile on my face. Many people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) once they understood the facts.
Fellow practitioners and I kept Master’s teaching in our hearts, and we knew that the time that Master has extended for us was for us to save more sentient beings. We clarified the facts wherever we went. Once, I met a lady who was holding a child, and I offered to help her carry her bag. She said, “Thank you, I was having trouble a difficult time carrying it." I said no problem, clarified the facts, and she quickly agreed to quit the CCP.
Another day, I saw a lady over 60 years old at the bus station, who appeared to be very ill. I went up and talked with her, “Are you feeling okay?” She said she wasn’t feeling well. Then I told her how I had many illnesses but Dafa cured all of them. Once she agreed to quit the CCP, I then asked her to recite “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She was very glad to say it. I recited the following passage of the Fa for her:
“...you will feel that your body is light, as though treading on air. In the past, you would be tired if you walked a few steps, but now it is very easy no matter how far you walk. You feel as if being pushed while riding a bike, and you are not tired when going upstairs—no matter how many floors there are. It is guaranteed to be this way.” (Lecture Eight, Zhuan Falun)
She was eager to listen to the Fa and was very happy.
When my younger daughter first got married, I really didn’t like my son-in-law. I thought he didn’t look nice, didn’t behave well, and so on and so forth. The worst part was that I kept telling these things to my daughter. She was very unhappy, and we argued a lot. She often ended up crying.
Then one day as she was crying, I finally realized that I was wrong. I thought, “Am I behaving like a practitioner at all? How can I treat sentient beings like this? Isn’t this the mentality of competitiveness?” I shared with fellow practitioners and looked within, and I found many attachments. I knew that I must eliminate these attachments and I asked Master to help me.
“As a cultivatorOne always looks for one’s own faults’Tis the Way to get rid of attachments most effectivelyThere’s no way to skip ordeals, big or small[During a conflict, if you can remember:]“He’s right,And I’m wrong,”What’s to dispute?” (“Who's Right, Who's Wrong,” Hong Yin III)
I compared myself with Master’s Fa and I went to apologize to my daughter and son-in-law. I said to them, “I was wrong, and I will correct myself.” They said, “Not a big deal. We are a family.”
When fellow practitioners first told me about suing the former dictator Jiang Zemin, I was a bit scared because I must include my address and ID number in it. In the next several days I sent righteous thoughts every day to eliminate the bad factors in other dimensions. Soon my fear became much less. I wrote it and put it in the mail.
The director of the local police station knew my sister-in-law. Around two weeks after I mailed it, the director asked my sister-in-law where I was living. She asked why. The director said that I sued Jiang Zemin and wanted to verify it with me. My sister-in-law said, “She’s in the south and not here right now.”
My sister-in-law called me and told me about it. She suggested that I go hide somewhere for a few days. I didn’t go hide, but I felt a bit scared again. The next day I didn’t go out to clarify the facts and stayed home to study the Fa and send righteous thoughts. My fear became much less. The following day I went out to clarify the facts with fellow practitioners as usual.
In 2016 my grandson went to register for first grade. He didn’t have a local residence and must change residence in order to go to school here. My daughter then went to the police station to get it done, but the director said, “Tell your mom to come here. Otherwise we won’t register your son.” My daughter came back home and asked me, “Mom, what should we do? If we don’t change the residence, then he can’t go to school.” I said to her calmly, “Don’t worry. Master will take care of everything.”
I sent forth righteous thoughts every day to eliminate the evil factors behind the director of the police station. I also asked Master to help us. In August, the director called my daughter and said, “Bring the documents over and we will change the residence for the child.” When my daughter went there, she didn’t experience any problems, and everything went smoothly. My daughter came home and said to me, “Mom, you were right! We must thank Master and thank Dafa.”
The Entire Family Benefits from Dafa
Last year, my daughter’s family went to the beach for a vacation. My grandson was playing with a friend’s daughter. Suddenly, a big wave arrived and pulled them under a boat. The boat ended up on top of them and they could not get out. My daughter yelled and yelled for help. After two or three minutes, the two kids got out from under the boat safely.
Afterwards, my grandson said, “The boat was on top of me and I could not breathe. Suddenly I remembered ‘Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ and I was out immediately, as if someone had pulled me out.” My daughter told him that it was Dafa’s Master who saved him. My entire family was all grateful for Dafa and Master.