New Practitioner: I Will Treasure This Cultivation Opportunity
(Minghui.org) My name is Xiao Ming and I am 68 years old. My father, who was once a secretary for the Kuomingtang (KMT), graduated from Whampoa Military Academy, now known as the Republic of China Military Academy. During the Cultural Revolution, we were labeled as one of the “Five Black Categories.”
I became the student representative in school in elementary school because my grades were very good. However, I was transferred to a civilian-run education system in my secondary school. I was transferred to rural areas to work when I was 16. When I returned to the city, I was unable to find a job. I had no choice but to return to the village to become a night-soil collector and move long stone panels. When my mother managed to get her workplace to recruit me back to the city, I was burdened with illnesses. I had really bad stomach pains and to make ends meet, I opened up a small pharmacy.
Blessed by the Fa
I used to sell syringes and needles to drug addicts and during that time, I was even aware of people dying from doing drugs. However, to make living, I really had no choice. To reassure myself, I thought that it was fine as long as I did not sell drugs and that I needed to make money to support myself. If it weren’t for a major illness that happened to me, I wouldn’t have changed my mind.
I was taken to the hospital at the end of 2018 because I was feeling tremendous discomfort. I was diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, stomach ulcer, frozen shoulders and high blood pressure.
My younger sister was a Falun Dafa practitioner, and she visited me at the hospital. She told me that only Dafa's Master is able to help me. She said that my blood pressure might return to normal if I recited “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I was still skeptical, but I still recited it with my sister anyways. After reciting those words, we checked our blood pressure and it had returned to normal. My sister told me that Master is encouraging me, so I started reading the Falun Dafa books and some truth-clarification materials.
I was discharged from the hospital in the beginning of 2019 and started to watch and listen to Master’s lectures. I watched “Fa-Teaching Given to Australian Practitioners” three times. When watching Master’s lectures, I would rewatch some sections until I understood them.
After watching Master’s lectures, I had a thought to quit smoking. The next day, when picking up a cigarette, I felt discomfort. It has been 20 years since I have quit smoking.
Master Is Thoroughly Purifying My Body
I started to experience interference when I set my mind to cultivate diligently. I started to get “sick” and was taken to the hospital. My enlightenment quality was poor and didn’t think Master was protecting me. I started waking up at 5 a.m. to do the exercises and would study the Fa during the day, and my health improved.
Then, I collapsed on the floor again, and it seemed as if I had symptoms of a stroke.
“When you say that you are going to practice cultivation, they will not let you do it, "You want to practice cultivation and leave. When you’ve developed gong, we won’t be able to reach you or touch you." They will not let it happen, and they will try everything to stop you from practicing cultivation. Accordingly, all kinds of methods will be used to interfere with you. They will even come to really kill you.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
The cause of my “sicknesses” was because I had a lot of karmic debt. If Master had not protected me, I would have lost my life. I am very grateful to Master!
I am truly fortunate to have cultivated Falun Dafa. It is like a boundless light shining upon me, and I finally know the true meaning of life.
I will treasure the opportunity of cultivation and will persist no matter how hard it is.