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Dec. 9, 2021 |   Narrated by a Falun Dafa practitioner from Shandong Province and written down by a fellow practitioner

(Minghui.org) I was born in a village and I only attended one year of primary school. I began practicing Falun Dafa 21 years ago and I’d like to tell you about some of my experiences.

Studying the Fa Well Lays a Good Foundation

Master said, 

“I have infused my powers into this Dafa. As long as you study it, you will undergo changes. As long as you study it, you will be improving. As long as you practice it to the end, you will be able to reach Consummation.” (Teachings at the Conference in the Eastern U.S.

“Dafa disciples are the hope of the future, and shoulder the historic responsibility of saving sentient beings. It is imperative that Dafa disciples study the Fa well if they are to fulfill their tremendous missions. All of this can only be done, and accomplished successfully, when you cultivate yourselves well. Dafa is the Way of the cosmos, and so the title “Dafa disciple” is something sacred.” (“To the Fa Conference in Japan”)

Master repeatedly emphasized the importance of studying the teachings, but when I began practicing I had trouble reading Zhuan Falun since I was nearly illiterate. I looked up each word in the dictionary and memorized it. With Master’s help in less than 2 years’ time I managed to read all the Dafa books. Every day, I read 3 to 4 lectures, and sometimes 5 lectures in Zhuan Falun. I memorized Zhuan Falun five times and I also read the lectures Master gave in different regions and his recent writings.

When I’m in a good cultivation state I feel surrounded by a very strong energy field. Apart from the 4 times to send forth righteous thoughts, I also send righteous thoughts 2 to 3 additional times to eliminate the negative entities that interfere with our truth clarification efforts to save people. My Fa study helped to lay a good foundation in clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings.

My cultivation path has not been smooth. Due to the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), I was forced to leave home. I live alone and my life is very simple. My daily schedule is: Wake up at 2 to 3 o’clock in the morning and study 2 lectures in Zhuan Falun. After taking my breakfast and sending righteous thoughts at 6:00 a.m., I take the bus to the market and clarify the truth for 2 hours. Each day I can usually help 10 to 30 people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. After returning home after 9 o’clock, I continue to study Zhuan Falun. After lunch, I send righteous thoughts at noon and then rest for an hour. After that, I listen to Master’s lecture recordings and make Falun Dafa amulets to hand out. Afterwards, I do the exercises and eat dinner. After dinner, I study the Fa and send righteous thoughts. Every day I feel very happy and fulfilled.

The Pandemic Cannot Stop Practitioners

During the New Year of 2020, due to the CCP virus (Covid) outbreak, the area that I reside in was sealed off from the local city, villages, and the markets. I wept as I could no longer go out to save people. What should I do? I had no choice but stay home. I decided to make good use of this time to study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts. In 50 days’ time I memorized Zhuan Falun once and studied one round of all of Master’s lectures in different regions.

As the pandemic restrictions gradually eased, the markets re-opened and there were more people on the streets. I immediately went to the markets and streets to clarify the truth and help people quit the CCP. Later, all the businesses re-opened and public transportation also resumed.

However, as I did not have an identity card, I could not take the public transportation. I bought an electric motorcycle that can travel 40 kilometers before needing to be re-charged and I rode it every day to go out and clarify the truth.

The pandemic killed many people but it also served as a warning. It helped people wake up and most people are now willing to learn the truth. I gathered information about pandemics, floods, plagues, unnatural weather phenomena and the way the CCP covered up disasters and used this to substantiate my truth clarifying content. Most people understand and agree, so it’s become easier to help people quit the CCP than it was in the past. A significant number of CCP members have also decided to quit. Within the 4 months’ time from April to August last year, I persuaded more than 2200 people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

Many Touching Stories While Clarifying the Truth

Once while I was talking to people at a market a middle-aged lady ran towards me and exclaimed, “I finally found you! I always carry the Falun Dafa keepsake you gave me. All my illnesses are gone now! Whatever I do goes smoothly. I want to thank you properly!” I laughed and said, “Don’t thank me. The blessings were given to you by Falun Dafa’s Master. If you want to thank someone, thank him!” She immediately said, “Thank you, Master! Thank you, Master”

One day while an elderly lady was waiting for the bus she suddenly collapsed. I hurried over and asked her, “Are you alright?” She said, “My legs hurt and I cannot get up.” I quickly gave her a Falun Dafa keepsake and told her to sincerely say, “Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good.” She held the amulet and kept reciting “Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good.” After a few minutes she said her legs no longer hurt. She held my hand and said, “You are amazing!” I said, “I’m a Falun Dafa practitioner. It is Falun Dafa’s Master who saved you.”

Another time I noticed a few people standing together so I went over to clarify the truth to them. One middle-aged lady who had already understood the truth, helped me by saying, “Look at how many people died during this pandemic. Falun Dafa practitioners said that disasters are coming. Do you still have doubts?!” With her help, her friends all quit the CCP.

As I often go to the market to clarify the truth, many people there know me. An elderly man who watches over the cars at the market listens when I talk to people. When he notices that someone is contradicting me, he says, “She is doing this for your own good. Everything she says is true. You should listen to her!” Hearing him say that, many people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

There are also people who shouted out loud, “Falun Dafa is Good! Falun Dafa is just Good!” after they quit the CCP. I am moved to tears by them.

Maintaining Righteous Thoughts After Suffering a Leg Injury

One morning last June I went out to clarify the truth. Just as I was about to reach the entrance to our residential area, a car happened to be driving out. I decided to go out through the entrance along with the car, so I ran towards it.

I ran too fast, fell down hard, and could not move. No words can describe the pain in my legs. When I touched my knees and there was a crackling sound. I had the thought that my knees were fractured. I tried to stand but I could not control my legs. I thought that this must be interference keeping me from saving people so I immediately sent righteous thoughts to eliminate it. I thought, “I am a Dafa practitioner. Everything is managed by Master so my body will be fine.”

I grit my teeth and stood up. Tolerating the severe pain, I limped towards the bus stand. However, when the bus came, I could not get on. Luckily some kind-hearted people helped me up and I managed to get onto the bus. After getting off the bus, I limped towards the market. The intense pain made me sweat through my clothes.

In my heart, I kept reciting Master’s Fa repeatedly, “Nothing is truly unbearable or impossible.” (The Ninth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

“Great enlightened beings fear no hardshipTheir will is cast of diamondLife or death, they have no attachmentForthright and broad-minded on the road of Fa-rectification” (“Righteous Thought, Righteous Action,” Hong Yin Volume II

With Master’s empowerment, I clarified the truth at the market for 2 hours and helped 34 people to quit the CCP. Ten of them were Party members. I know that this is Master’s encouragement to me.

After returning home, I saw that my legs were swollen. I tolerated the pain and crossed my legs in the double lotus position but the pain stopped me from sitting still. I usually meditate for 2 hours, but this time I could only endure the pain for an hour.

Why did this happen? I looked within and realized that I had the desire to seek comfort. I usually rested for an hour each afternoon but I often slept longer. Most days I only did the sitting meditation and did not do the first four sets of exercises. I used the excuse that I needed to study the Fa more. In fact, it was my desire to seek comfort. I also had other attachments such as holding grudges against fellow practitioners, greed, desire for personal gain, relationships with my children, etc. I looked at Master’s portrait and said, “Master I must eliminate all these attachments and truly cultivate myself.”

That night, my legs were in so much pain that I could not sleep. After sending righteous thoughts the next morning, I held onto the staircase railing for support and limped my way down the 7 flights of stairs. I painfully got on my electric motorcycle and went to the market to clarify the truth as usual. My legs continued to ache for more than a month but I did not stop going out to clarify the truth. One day in August, I suddenly realized that my legs no longer hurt. With steadfast faith in Master and Dafa I finally managed to overcome this tribulation.

During the brutal persecution, I’ve been arrested, illegally imprisoned and sent to forced labor camps. It’s only through Master’s strengthening that I managed to survive till today. 

Even though I cannot go home, no matter how hard or difficult things get, I will not stop saving people. I have helped tens of thousands of people quit the CCP organizations, but I know that that is still far from enough. I am Master’s disciple. I shoulder the historic mission to save sentient beings. At this last phase of the Fa-rectification period, there are still many people who are waiting for us to save them!