My Cultivation Journey of Saving People While Co-operating With Other Practitioners
(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Dafa in early 2011, and I am now 53 years old. I was dubious about Falun Dafa at first, and I only hoped to have my illnesses cured.
Miserable Life Before Cultivation
I was weak and in very poor health before I began practicing. Because I felt bad I was in a bad mood and easily lost my temper.
My family was poor and in debt during the early days of my marriage, and my husband liked to gamble. He often lied to me and didn’t come home at night. I felt angry and helpless. I didn’t want to vent to anyone because I didn’t want to lose face. I lost a lot of weight and developed many illnesses. I couldn’t sleep at night and had to take sleeping pills. I forgot how to smile and became like a living ghost. I complained about my parents-in-law and felt they didn’t educate their son well. I complained about my fate. I cried a lot and wondered who could help me.
I worked in a dress shop in early 2011. One of my friends came to see me with her sister-in-law. Her sister-in-law looked neat and polite and had a pleasant voice—I really liked her. She looked at me with concern and quietly said, “You look like you’re in pain. Can I come to see you when you have time?”
When she came we chatted and found that we lived on the same street and within a 20-minute walk. She suggested that we walk home after work. I didn’t think I could walk for over an hour, but I didn’t want to disappoint her, so I agreed.
She talked about her family and her experiences. She and her husband were both university teachers. They used to be in poor health and had many illnesses. Falun Dafa helped them. They had practiced for 16 years and no longer took any medication. I was surprised to hear this. I knew that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) suppressed Falun Dafa and many practitioners were being held in forced labor camps and sentenced to prison. I didn’t know what kind of people Falun Dafa practitioners were or why they remained firm in their belief under such severe persecution.
I asked her a few questions: “What will happen to China if there is no CCP?” “Why did the practitioners set themselves on fire?” “Are there really gods and Buddhas in this world?” She smiled and said, “One dynasty goes and the next dynasty is established. Who could possibly stop the unfolding of history? It is the Divine’s intention to eliminate the corrupt and wicked CCP! Falun Dafa’s Master said that killing and committing suicide are big sins. Practitioners do not commit suicide. The CCP staged the Tiananmen Self Immolation incident to frame Falun Dafa and to justify its persecution of practitioners.”
She said, “My husband and I were in poor health. Soon after we started practicing Falun Dafa, we became illness free. Modern science has no explanation. The CCP denies the existence of the Divine. I suggest that you read the book Zhuan Falun and draw your own conclusions.”
We walked for more than one hour without my realizing it. Strangely I didn’t feel tired. Instead I felt happy. Before we parted she said, “If you understand, please withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.” I agreed. She totally convinced me.
Becoming Illness Free After Practicing Falun Dafa
She sent me the book Zhuan Falun several days later. When I received it, I told myself that I must read it seriously because even university teachers were reading it. Every night I read a few pages and then I immediately went to sleep. I used to take sleeping pills, but after I started reading Zhuan Falun, I was able to fall asleep without taking medication. I felt so happy.
My migraine headaches also disappeared, and the frozen shoulder I had for a decade was gone. The back pain and my painful joints also disappeared. I finally knew what it felt like to have no illnesses.
Zhuan Falun is indeed a divine book. I became light-hearted after my health improved. I felt energetic and easily handled work. I finished my lunch in a few minutes and then continued restocking the shelves and ironing clothes.
I was friends with one shop assistant, who said, “You look like a different person! You’re so energetic I hardly recognized you.” She had practiced Buddhism for many years. She wanted to know how I had changed in such a short time, who guided me, and what books I was reading. I told her my experiences while reading Zhuan Falun. I explained that the book answered many questions I had and that it was why I became optimistic. I lent her Zhuan Falun.
After reading Zhuan Falun she decided to give up Buddhism and practice Falun Dafa.
It was a happy and fulfilling time for us. We worked together and encouraged each other. If she did something wrong, I would give her a look and she would immediately rectify it. If I said something that wasn’t right, she would give me a signal to stop me, and I then shut up with a smile. In Zhuan Falun Master taught us how to be good and even better people. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are our guiding principles.
I could not hide my joy and shared my cultivation experience with other colleagues. They recognized the principles and agreed to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
I didn’t have any fear. I only had the wish to share my experience with more people. When I had get-togethers with previous classmates, I told them that Falun Dafa is a righteous cultivation practice, and that the CCP is slandering it. I also demonstrated the beautiful five sets of exercises for them. Some of them started to learn the movements from me.
An Overseas Trip
We three good friends and our families went on a trip to Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand in the autumn of 2011. We saw Falun Dafa practitioners everywhere. They held up banners and gave out truth-clarification materials about the severe persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. The three family members became worried. My husband worried the most. The five of them tried to persuade me to give up practicing Falun Dafa. When they were not successful, they started to badmouth Dafa. Though they knew the benefits I had gained from practicing Falun Dafa, they still gave me much pressure.
My husband allowed me to read Dafa books at home. I became healthy and he and our child benefited from it most. I incurred no medical expenses and I did all the house chores. But he was frightened after what he saw overseas. My friends became irritable. My husband didn’t allow me to talk about Falun Dafa to anyone even though he still agreed that I could read the books and do the exercises at home. I became the target of their abuse.
My husband was poisoned by the CCP and was pitiable. I realized this was not his fault and I should not blame him. I talked to him about Dafa whenever I could. I put truth-clarification materials around the house so he could learn the truth. He was resistant in the beginning but gradually understood.
I still had to conceal my going out to distribute truth-clarification materials. While I was away on business in 2014, several practitioners in our Fa study group were arrested. My husband packed up all my Dafa books except Zhuan Falun and put them in a safe place.
Two years later he brought out my Dafa books. This put my heart at ease and I felt it was very commendable that he protected Dafa books during such severe circumstances. He chose a good future for himself and I felt happy for him.
Enlightening to Fa Principles and Saving More People
As I talked to people about Falun Dafa, I naturally clarified the truth. As long as I had righteous thoughts, Master gave me wisdom. I could easily find good talking points when I clarified the truth to people. I let them know that Falun Dafa saves people but the CCP wants to destroy humanity. I told them that they could have a bright future and avoid being held accountable for the CCP’s crimes if they withdrew from the Party and its affiliated organizations.
When I encountered stubborn people, I would tell them something to think about. I hoped that they could differentiate from the CCP lies and choose a good future for themselves.
I had ample righteous thoughts when distributing the materials. I hung them on car door handles and gave them to people who were shopping and when selling goods to customers so that they were offered the opportunities to learn the truth.
When the practitioners were arrested, I sent forth righteous thoughts with other practitioners near the police station, detention center, and forced labor camps, to strengthen them and dissolve the evil factors. I clarified the truth to local lawyers to awaken their conscience so that they could position themselves better. I once hired a lawyer for a practitioner to help her with the expense. I sent the persecution information about local practitioners to the Minghui website to expose the CCP’s bad deeds.
Saving People in Southern China
One practitioner went to Southern China to avoid the persecution in 2014 and found a teaching job. She didn’t see any Dafa materials, banners, or boards in any public places there, so she invited me to join her, as there was a lot of truth-clarification work to do.
Saving sentient beings is my responsibility. I talked to my husband and he agreed that I could go.
I was accepted by the teaching institute as a receptionist. I was sent to another campus with a colleague to help with a three-day lecture session the next day. My main job was to lead the parents to the designated places.
When I saw small red CCP flags all over the campus I realized why I was sent there. I picked up several flags and threw them into the trash can on my way back.
I took the parents back and forth many times and got rid of the flags on the teachers’ desks, along the corridors, and in the director’s office. Thanks to Master’s strengthening, I had no fear. I was happy all day even though I got several blisters on my feet from walking back and forth.
I was sent to different campuses to work so I got rid of all the red flags there. With the help of the other practitioner, we cleared away the red flags in the main campus.
As the environment changed and I studied the Fa more, I gradually established good relationships with the teachers and parents. This laid a good foundation for me to clarify the truth to them later. As many teachers and students didn’t have time to eat breakfast at home, I organized selling a small breakfast at the campus. The breakfast food was very welcome. I felt happy when I saw those happy faces. As time went on, I established good bonds with some of the young teachers.
This laid a good foundation for me to clarify the truth to them. Some parents and teachers chose to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations after we talked. Before I left that school, I gave truth-clarification pamphlets to the department heads and the colleagues whom I hadn’t clarified the truth to. After I came back to my hometown, I posted the pamphlets to all the remaining colleagues whom I hadn’t done truth-clarification to. It would be my lasting regret if I missed any opportunities.
Looking back at my cultivation path, I realized that I still needed to improve. I sometimes relax and want to be comfortable. I didn’t send forth righteous thoughts to clear it and thus missed opportunities to save sentient beings. I should have done better and cultivated more diligently. What prevented me was my human heart and my attachments. Sometimes I understood it but didn’t break through it.
I now live in another city. I would like to make a breakthrough and open a new truth-clarification environment. I will let go of laziness and not leave regrets. I shall broaden my heart and mind, let go of selfishness, develop compassion, and become a true Dafa disciple in the Fa-rectification period.
It is my utmost honor to assist Master in Fa-rectification. I will walk the final leg of my cultivation path well.
Thank you, Master, for your compassionate salvation and for strengthening me!