(Minghui.org) Greetings revered Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!

I began practicing Falun Dafa in late 1998, and I feel that I am a very fortunate person.

My Predestined Relationship With Dafa

My wife used to suffer from various diseases, including allergic rhinitis, breast hyperplasia, cervical fibroids, low blood pressure, etc., which could not be cured even though we tried everything. Soon after she began practicing Falun Dafa, her health improved. Back then I was very opposed to her cultivation. I even threatened to divorce her. But I secretly read her books, including this article:

Master said,

“The vastness of the universe and the enormity of the cosmic bodies can never be understood by humans through exploration; the minuteness of matter can never be detected by humans. The human body is so mysterious that it is beyond human knowledge, which can merely scratch the surface. Life is so abundant and complex that it will forever remain an eternal enigma to mankind.” (“Firmament,” Essentials for Further Advancement)

There were news reports at that time about Taiwan successfully launching a rocket into orbit. This immediately reminded me of the universe mentioned in Master’s article “Firmament.” Is there an orbit in the universe? How can a rocket be successfully sent into it? Suddenly my mind seemed to be blown open! I felt like I was connected to the universe and could communicate with it. I think this is what people call enlightening.

I asked my wife to bring back all her Dafa books. I had not let her keep them at home, or I would destroy them, so she kept the books at her workplace. Through reading Master’s teachings, I felt that I had found a most valuable treasure. I finished reading Zhuan Falun in three nights.

Experiencing Physical and Mental Changes

Master cleaned up my body soon after I read Zhuan Falun. I vomited a lot of blood. My wife was shocked but explained what happened. I was not afraid at all.

Zhuan Falun helped me to understand the principles of being a human, and I knew that one’s suffering lifetime after lifetime is caused by one’s own karma. I knew that Master was cleansing my body because I used to suffer from hepatitis B. I was 1.78 meters tall and weighed less than 60kg. But soon after I started cultivation, my weight increased, and I now weigh about 75kg. I am free of ailments and feel happy, both physically and mentally. I have since been on the path of cultivation, and I can no longer put down this book. How fortunate I am to be able to obtain Dafa in this lifetime!

Through studying Zhuan Falun, I learned the purpose of life and why people experience loss and gain. I gave back all the tools and other things I took from my workplace. I had been addicted to gambling and had lost all my savings. After practicing, I stopped gambling and playing mahjong, and I also quit smoking. I knew that I had to consider others before doing things. My mind and body changed a lot.

In the past, my home’s electric meter was broken, and the gauge stopped moving. I was very happy. After I began practicing Falun Dafa I contacted the electricity supplier and said that I wanted to reimburse the money I owed. I paid several thousand yuan.

Keep Going When Things Seem Impossible

There was a shortage of Dafa books in the city where I lived in late 2002. The practitioners there really needed them. I thought, “I’ll learn to make the books.” So I went to another region to learn how to make books. I started to make Dafa books and truth clarification materials myself.

I didn’t know at first how to use the computer mouse. After playing with it for a long time, I still couldn’t control the cursor. It was like a fellow practitioner said, “I’d rather use a hoe than a mouse.” I used to be a very impatient person, but after I began practicing Dafa, I cultivated my patience. Preparing the truth clarification materials was also a test of my endurance and perseverance. There was a sense of mission deep in my heart, which urged me to keep moving forward, and I persisted in doing this for over a decade.

I lost my job due to the persecution. In order to concentrate on making materials I did not look for a proper job. Family expenses basically depended on my wife’s job, and the funds for making truth clarifying materials were all donated by fellow practitioners. I knew that these were Dafa’s resources, so I should be careful with them. I therefore kept the money donated by fellow practitioners separate from other funds. If I accidentally got them mixed, I used my own money to make up for it to make sure I didn’t use other practitioners’ money for my expenses.

Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions

Cultivation requires us to focus on the process rather than the results. For example, when machines stopped working, other practitioners pointed out that we must first cultivate ourselves and then repair the machine. My everyday job was mechanical maintenance, so when the printer was faulty, my first thought was to repair it. Later, through studying the Fa and reading fellow practitioners’ sharing articles in Minghui Weekly, I knew that the most important thing was to adjust my mentality, eliminate my attachment of impatience, and rectify my behavior during the process of making materials. As a result, there are fewer faults.

Master said,

“Then, while doing anything that has to do with validating the Fa, including doing things as a group and doing things on your own, you'll think for yourselves and try to come up with ways to solve tough problems. And when you are thinking things over, whether you use human notions or the righteous thoughts of a cultivator is going to determine the different results you get.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IV)

With the progress of Fa-rectification and the need to save people, we made a variety of materials with information about Falun Dafa and the persecution. There were booklets, amulets, and DVDs of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, Shen Yun DVDs, and more. I can’t even remember how those exquisite Shen Yun DVDs were made, but I now feel that it was really done with Master’s help.

We also needed to provide materials to surrounding areas. The experience of providing materials to fellow practitioners was also a process of cultivating my xinxing. In most cases, I drove to deliver them. But for a period of time, at the toll gates on the bridges and roads, there were often police officers armed with guns. At first, I was a little nervous, but I immediately remembered what Master said,

“The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What’s key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)

So, I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the interference, and felt that I had grown very tall. With Master’s protection, I passed safely with righteous thoughts every time.

Letting Go of Attachment to Family

We moved to Sydney in 2018. Our daughter has two children and had already lived in Sydney for five years. We were very happy to be reunited with her. But my daughter’s mother-in-law, a fellow practitioner, told us that Canberra really needed manpower, especially in front of the Chinese embassy. I thought—I just arrived in Sydney and couldn’t do much, so it didn’t really matter where I was, as long as I could validate the Fa and help save people. But then I had to part with my wife and daughter, as my wife needed to help my daughter look after her young children and couldn’t go to Canberra with me. It was a hard decision. However, I told myself that I should let go of my emotional attachment to family.

I said goodbye to them and left for Canberra. I soon joined Canberra practitioners’ truth clarification activities. I have been persistently going to our vigil at the Chinese Embassy, rain or shine, regardless of the weather. We hang banners, do the exercises and send forth righteous thoughts there. Canberra practitioners take turns in front of the Chinese Embassy from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and we cooperate well. Our banners, such as “Falun Dafa is good,” and “Stop persecuting Falun Gong,” let the public see the truth. People driving by often honk their horns to show their support, or give us a thumbs up.

One year later, my wife joined me in Canberra and we now go to the embassy together. One day during the Christmas holidays while we were doing the exercises I heard a car stop on the side of the road. I opened my eyes and saw an elderly lady slowly getting out. She walked towards us and my wife greeted her. She was carrying two boxes of beautifully packaged chocolates, placed them in my wife’s hand, said a few words, and then slowly returned to the car with tears in her eyes. Seeing the awakening of the people, we felt very touched.

Winters in Canberra are very cold, and it gets dark early. Sometimes there is freezing cold wind and heavy rain. Practitioners told me to go home early. My thoughts were that things having to do with validating Dafa cannot be compromised. I enlightened that the time we agreed to be in front of the embassy must have been arranged. If someone with a predestined relationship came, but I left early, he wouldn’t get to see our banners or learn the truth—he may lose the opportunity to be saved. Wasn’t it our responsibility to be there? This may be the chance that he was waiting for, for thousands of years. Therefore, every time I go to the embassy I stay to the agreed time.

Participating in Other Projects to Save People

Master said,

“Clarifying the facts and saving sentient beings are what you need to accomplish. There is nothing else for you to accomplish. There is nothing else in this world that you need to accomplish.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2015 New York Fa Conference”)

I have participated in some other projects to save people.

We started to promote Shen Yun in the latter half of 2019. We distributed Shen Yun flyers into people’s mailboxes. Several of us set off at 5 a.m. and to various suburbs or small towns to distribute leaflets. It was summer. Although the weather was hot, the more I walked, the lighter, stronger, and more energetic I felt. I knew that Master was helping me and encouraging me. Thank you Master! Sometimes I sang songs composed by practitioners. I felt happy and joyous at the end of the day. From that time on, I became more familiar with Canberra. At the beginning, a fellow practitioner led us to distribute flyers, but later I could drive around to do it myself.

After the CCP virus outbreak, I felt deeply that Fa-rectification was advancing rapidly. Numerous lives were taken by the pandemic. Upon thinking of Master’s words in Hong Yin III:

Master said,

“...Dafa disciples are the sole hope for people’s salvation...”(“The Only Hope,” Hong Yin III)

I felt an increased urgency of saving people. When the pandemic first started Canberra was in lockdown. I thought, “How can I go out to clarify the truth and save people?” But then The Epoch Times sent us the special edition, exposing the truth about the CCP. I went out with many Canberra practitioners to distribute the paper in people’s mailboxes. Later, there were papers introducing Falun Dafa and more Epoch Times Special Editions exposing the CCP. Here I would like to thank those fellow practitioners for providing truth clarification materials. My wife and I often go and distribute them together. We sometimes cover an entire area within a couple of days.

In both China and Australia, I participated in the project of automatic phone calling for truth clarification. I bought many second-hand mobile phones in order to save money. I installed the software and phone numbers for automatic calling, but I found that I needed a passcode to unlock the phones. I didn’t have it, so what should I do? I thought I would ask Master for help. I calmed down and sent righteous thoughts. I don’t remember how long I sat there when suddenly a group of numbers appeared in my mind. I immediately wrote them down and applied them to the phones. I tried several times with different combinations of those numbers, then the phone was unlocked! My eyes filled with tears. Even as I write this, my eyes are filling with tears again! Thank you Master!

The Importance of Maintaining Righteous Thoughts

I also participated in projects like car parades, distributing newspapers and petitions, etc. While interacting with fellow practitioners, conflicts sometimes occur, but I realized that no matter whether I feel I’m right and others are wrong, it’s all related to my cultivation.

Master said,

“...look less at others’ shortcomings,..” (Teachings at the Conference in Australia)

I tried to eliminate my bad thoughts about fellow practitioners, so there wouldn’t be any gaps among us, and the old forces wouldn’t be able to take advantage of our loopholes and hinder our efforts to save people.

I thought, “If we can do anything and everything to save ordinary people who we don’t know, why can’t we treat other practitioners kindly? All cultivators have parts that have not been cultivated well. When I see their shortcomings, I should just cooperate. This is what Master wants.” When I notice conflicts between practitioners I send righteous thoughts to strengthen their good sides and eliminate the negative elements that create gaps between them.

I know deeply that only when I cultivate myself well can I save more people. My own state of cultivation determines the strength and effectiveness of saving people.

It was hard for me to write this sharing. A fellow practitioner suggested that I write down my experiences, but I kept picking up the pen, and then putting it down. Then I had a dream in which I was asked to solve two math problems. I didn’t know how to do them. A classmate helped me solve them. After giving them to the teacher, I got 100 points. I knew that Master was encouraging me, so I quickly wrote this sharing and gave it to a fellow practitioner to revise.

Thank you Master! Thank you fellow practitioners!

(Presented at the 2021 Australia Online Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference)