An 86-year-old Practitioner's Expression of Gratitude to Master
(Minghui.org) I am an 86-year-old practitioner and have been practicing Falun Dafa for over 20 years. I am truly grateful to Master for giving us such a great Fa. We have waited for tens of thousands of years through countless reincarnations for this time.
We have greatly improved ourselves within the Fa over the last 20 years. I truly cherish Dafa and feel very fortunate to have acquired the Fa.
Practitioners have greatly benefited from Dafa, and true cultivators can feel Master’s compassionate protection all the time. Master picked us up from hell, cleansed us, and then gave us the most precious Dafa in the universe.
Master also pointed out a path toward consummation for us. Thank you, Master, for your compassionate salvation. I will cherish every opportunity to cultivate.
I still have many attachments to get rid of when I review my course of cultivation. As long as we truly believe in Master and the Fa, we can improve.
As long as we unconditionally look within, assimilate to the Fa, and rectify ourselves, we can pass any test. When we encounter difficulties in validating the Fa, our righteous thoughts are very effective at solving the problem.
The great catastrophe of mankind is approaching and we have to best utilize every second to help the world's people. I am very anxious when I see that the consciences of so many people have not been awakened.
Clarifying the Truth
Although I am 86, before the pandemic began, I often rode a tricycle to open markets to clarify the truth about Dafa and pass out truth-clarifying materials. Sometimes I went out every day.
My health is the best way to show the greatness of Dafa. People my age usually cannot walk, let alone ride a bicycle.
I try to step out to clarify the truth as best as I can so that I can be worthy of Master’s compassionate salvation and honor my historic vows.
Awakening People's Consciences
During the movement to file lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the regime, for persecuting Falun Dafa, many people thought it was dangerous. Some even said it was anti-Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The CCP had indoctrinated us with communist culture and thinking for decades. The wicked notions we formed are hard to get rid of. They are corrupt notions even for ordinary people. If something is wrong, people should oppose it, because it is a citizen's legal right guarantee by a country's laws.
Even criminals have the right to appeal, not to mention us, who are legal and law-abiding citizens who have not committed any crimes. We certainly have the right to appeal. The evil Party may appear to be overwhelmingly powerful, but from the perspective of a practitioner, we safeguard Dafa and uphold justice.
Our righteous thoughts and actions are the most sacred in the universe. Master and the righteous gods protect us and we should be free of danger as long as we follow Dafa's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. No one can stop us as long as we have righteous thoughts and actions. Human society exists because of Fa-rectification.
Therefore, local practitioners and I used our real names to file lawsuits against Jiang Zemin. We all know we are the luckiest lives in the universe to become Dafa practitioners during the Fa-rectification period.
All the beings in the entire universe admire us. However, in everyday cultivation, most of the practitioners do not display such joy. I have been persecuted for many years, and the impact of the persecution on my cultivation has continued due to my lack of understanding of the Fa.
In the eyes of others, a practitioner who has been persecuted by the CCP becomes a person to be pitied, a person who envies others and who has achieved nothing in their career. This status negatively affected my cultivation. Although I still cultivated and did the three things, my cultivation became passive and laborious, and I felt I could not see the end.
When I had this mentality when clarifying the truth in open markets, the results were not good.
“If a Dafa disciple's heart is unsteady, it will cause changes in his or her surroundings. When you have fear, for instance, you will find that the sentient beings around you are not quite right. When you change such that your presence is refreshing and uplifting to people, and your mind becomes broad and full of optimism, you will find the things around you to be correspondingly different.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX)
I realized I had to cultivate every thought well and firmly deny the old forces’ arrangements.
When I recognized any thought arranged by the old forces, I immediately told it, “You are not me. I deny you and send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate you. Master arranges my cultivation, not the old forces.”
To fulfill our historic vows, we clarify the truth and help people. This is what practitioners must do.
As long as we are determined to walk righteously on the path Master has arranged for us, he will protect and strengthen us. We are Dafa practitioners and we follow his requirements to do the three things well.
“When you are overcoming a real hardship or tribulation, you try it. When it is difficult to endure, try to endure it. When it looks impossible and is said to be impossible, give it a try and see if it is possible. If you can actually do it, you will indeed find, “After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!”” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)
The more I feel the greatness and preciousness of Dafa, the more I am grateful for Master's compassionate salvation.