(Minghui.org) Six months ago, I started to make calls to China to clarify the truth on the RTC platform (a phone calling group).

I had thought about joining this project before, but I didn’t dare to because I had only been practicing Falun Dafa for three years and knew there was a gap between me and other practitioners. I was also aware of my attachment to comfort.

Finally, I went ahead and arranged a full schedule to make calls on the RTC platform, except for the two mornings when I distribute the Epoch Times newspaper. I thought this would help me improve in cultivation.

I’d like to share some of my cultivation experiences since then.

One time I made phone calls to people in Beijing involved in the judicial system and the police department. I was very impressed by one of them. After a young man answered and I explained the importance of quitting the CCP (Chinese Community Party), he hung up. I called again and he said, “I won’t quit the CCP. I just hope the Party will feed me! I am not a good person—I was just released from prison.” Then he hung up again.

I called him back once again and told him, “I know you are not a bad person and I believe you are kind. Over 9,500 doctors in over 865 hospitals in China are now involved in a sinister business. You are certainly much better than they are! You deserve to be saved. I just want you to be safe.” As I spoke, I felt as if I was using all my strength. My sight was blurred. By the end, his attitude changed and he listened to the truth about Dafa and gladly agreed to quit the CCP.

I have learned how to clarify the truth through my experiences on the RTC platform. Master then arranged an opportunity for me to clarify the truth face to face. Before Christmas, my son’s classmates were invited to a birthday party in my home. I knew these kids would have a chance to hear the truth.

The day before the party, I was very nervous, because this was the first time I would be telling people about Falun Dafa in person. A fellow practitioner helped me send righteous thoughts. I helped four kids quit the CCP without any difficulty!

The RTC phone platform provides me with a genuine cultivation environment. I know that Master has been eliminating various bad things for me, and I can feel that I am elevating and am more clear-minded. I remember that, for a few days, I was in a state without any human attachment and felt nothing could keep me from following my cultivation path. It was a really wonderful feeling. It is like Master said:

“Because our practice is one in which the Fa refines practitioners, this means that some situations will arise from gong and the Fa.” (Lecture Seven, Zhuan Falun)

Maybe I had built up a foundation for cultivation, and even bigger tests were waiting for me. One day, a fellow practitioner called and criticized me for a long time over the phone. She totally ignored the fact that I had cultivated for the past three years and said that, as a new student of Falun Dafa, I should not mind if other practitioners criticized me. I had always been very respectful of this practitioner and willing to cooperate with her. But after I hung up, I felt I was wronged. I knew a test was coming. I also knew that the best time to eliminate attachments is when they are exposed. Looking within, I realized that I’d become very dependent on this practitioner and really cared about what she thought of me. This seemed to be the reason for our phone conversation. As I looked inward, Master showed me the ugly image of zealotry and let me realize that this was the biggest reason my cultivation was not solid. She was helping me to eliminate that karma.

Master said,

“That’s because whoever the karma falls on, that’s who feels the pain. It’s definitely that way.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)

I then understood that each Falun Dafa practitioner has a unique cultivation path to follow. I now felt clear and calm.

However, a test can’t be considered truly passed unless we understand and improve rationally. It wasn’t until something happened a few days later that I more completely understood Master’s compassionate arrangement for me.

One day while organizing my son’s bathroom cabinet, I found something with a very strong odor, possibly something that could be smoked. I searched online to try to find out what it was. At that time, my mind buzzed and I couldn’t believe that my son might be using drugs. I was very worried about what my husband would do if this turned out to be true. I couldn’t begin to imagine the consequences.

When I didn’t know what to do, my fellow practitioner suggested I send righteous thoughts to deny the old forces’ arrangement. This woke me up, and I realized that Master would not arrange this kind of test for me and my family. I only believe in Master and leave everything to Master.

After I sent righteous thoughts, I calmly talked to my son and a misunderstanding was cleared up. At that time, I really felt the power of Dafa. Just like Master said,

“Zhen Shan Ren --- three sacred words have boundless Fa powersFalun Dafa is good --- true thoughts alter all disasters”(“The Source Of All Fa,” Hong Yin IV)

Looking back, I am still a little scared, because I can’t imagine what would have occurred if I didn’t have enough righteous thoughts. In just one month, there had been one test after another, each bigger and harder than the last. I thought it was so hard to pass these tests. I could not have passed the later tests without the xinxing tests those fellow practitioners helped me to pass previously.

I also discovered that certain practitioners appear in my life at different times in my cultivation. I know that nothing is accidental. There must be something for me to cultivate.

After joining the RTC platform phone team, a practitioner with strong righteous thoughts always spent time with me as we worked on our project. I knew this was Master’s arrangement. I just didn’t know why. In this practitioner, I saw the “righteousness” cultivated in Dafa. This “righteousness” comes from our belief in Master and the Fa. I was helped so much after understanding this and I passed tests more easily. During this time, I felt Master lift me up in many different ways and I strode forward in cultivation.

When I improved my xinxing, my son also seemed to be changing a lot. Since I started cultivating, he has become a different person. When I tried to persuade him to quit the CCP, he became very irritated. Just a few days ago, when I was totally unprepared, my son suddenly told me he would quit the CCP. I was really surprised. Later he helped me to persuade his classmates to quit the CCP, too. I didn’t even dare to think about something as wonderful as this before.

I came to understand that Master will give us the best as long as we follow the cultivation path he has arranged. The day before Chinese New Year’s eve, I saw in my yard many udumbara flowers. [Buddhist scripture says that the udumbara flower blossoms once every three thousand years. When it blossoms, the Holy King Who Turns the Wheel will appear in the world.]. I know Master was encouraging me to be more diligent.

Looking back on my three years of cultivation, I am really grateful to Master. In cultivation, I didn't feel much pain, but I often sense the supernormal experience of cultivating my xinxing and eliminating karma. It’s wonderful and beautiful to cultivate Falun Dafa.

Master’s Fa came to my mind recently:

“There is sacrifice in forbearance, and a complete sacrifice is a higher principle of non-omission.” (“Perfect Harmony,” Essentials for Further Advancement)

I understand that Master expects me to be diligent. I will work hard to cultivate myself.

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Category: Improving Oneself