(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in June 1999, a month before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute it.

Without a safe cultivation environment and not knowing any other practitioner, I practiced alone for the next eight years.

Master protected and guided me. I wondered if anyone else was still practicing Dafa and what I should do. That was when my third eye opened, and words from the main book of Dafa Zhuan Falun were magnified several times. I was so happy, tears ran down my cheeks. Master was showing me that Dafa was real. I thanked him and made up my mind that I would cultivate until I reached consummation.

Prior to practicing Falun Dafa, besides heart problems, insomnia, and a herniated disk, I was diagnosed with liver cancer. Master suffered on my behalf. My body was purified and I was healthy and happy.

I only went to school for two years, so I used a dictionary to look up all the words I did not know in Zhuan Falun. I brought home all the Dafa literature and Master’s lecture recordings I could get my hands on. In those eight years, I would study the Fa teachings and do the exercise whenever I had time.

A practitioner who used to go to the same exercise site I did recognized me in 2010. She asked me if I still cultivated and if I knew about Fa-rectification. I wanted to know if anyone else was still practicing.

She took me to her Fa-study group. I met so many practitioners that my heart was bursting with excitement! I learned that Jiang and the CCP were behind the persecution and about the awful things that many practitioners had endured. I became more confident in my cultivation and started to do the three things

I moved to another city in 2011 and met practitioners there. We studied the Fa and clarified the truth as one body. My xinxing elevated quickly. Two years after that, I moved again. I got in contact with practitioners in the new city. We do the three things as one body.

Hanging Banners

Another practitioner gave me a dozen “Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good” banners. The problem was their size. They were over one meter long and half a meter wide. Where could I hang them? I asked other practitioners, but nobody had any ideas.

I tried many things. I tied weights on the corners of the banners and threw them onto trees and walls. That didn’t work. I even used a slingshot to shoot a banner up into a tree. They ended up either too high or too low. When I finally made a good shot, the banners were not straight.

What should I do? I asked Master for help: “...I don’t know what else to try...” Suddenly, an idea came to me: it would be nice if I could get a pole...a fishing pole! I thanked Master for enlightening me.

A brand new fishing pole is quite expensive, so I went to a flea market. As soon as I walked in, I saw a fishing pole for 25 yuan that could be extended to five meters. Then all I needed was to figure out how and where to put the banners.

Master said:

“When it looks impossible and is said to be impossible, give it a try and see if it is possible.” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)


The paths of cultivation are varied
But none is outside the Great LawWhen one is attached to nothingThe path underfoot is naturally smooth”(“Unimpeded,” Hong Yin II)

I was afraid the first time— if I hung the banner high, it would be difficult to maneuver the pole, but if I hung it too low, neighborhood watch members might remove them. The more frightened I was, the harder it was for me to control the pole and the more anxious I became.

I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate interference. I am walking on the divine path to awaken the conscience of sentient beings. I sensed Master’s presence, tried again, and hung the banner in less than five minutes.

Finding My Way after I Got Lost

One time I got lost on my way to a tourist site in the mountain. I was familiar with the area but somehow walked into a patch of thorny bushes. The thorns scratched me and caught my clothes until I couldn’t move. I realized it was interference trying to prevent me from saving people.

I recited Master’s poem: “Neither heaven nor earth can block my road of Fa-rectification” (“Troubles,” Hong Yin III)

I was being interfered with in this dimension, so I thought I’d walk in another dimension. With this thought, I managed to walk out of the area. I turned around to take a closer look at the bushes, but there were not there. I knew Master helped me again.

Physical Tribulation

To do the morning exercises I got up at 3:30 a.m. on January 1, 2020. Suddenly, I ached all over, vomited, and had a fever. I knew that it was related to my cultivation.

I went on a two-week vacation with work colleagues in November 2019. During that time, I did not try to talk to people about Dafa. Instead, I went sightseeing and shopping. There was no place where I could study the Fa and do the exercises. I could only send forth righteous thought and recite Lunyu.

I had a good time and was interested in the novelties in the foreign country. I saw practitioners displaying posters and using radio recordings to tell passersby the truth behind the persecution in China. I wanted to talk to them but could not speak or understand their language. Our tour guide also stopped me from approaching the practitioners.

I let up in my cultivation because of my attachment to having fun. Once I found what the interference was, I eliminated it with strong righteous thoughts.

After resting at home for eight days and losing over 20 pounds, I begged Master for strength. I still needed to save so many sentient beings.

After this thought, I slowly got dressed and walked outside. I had not eaten for a few days, so I decided to buy some food first. I ran into the practitioner who had been taking care of me over the past several days. She brought me food, checked on me, and sent righteous thoughts for me.,

I had to walk down a flight of stairs and a small downhill slope before reaching the street. The stairs were difficult. But on our way back, the uphill slope felt like flat land. I had a floating sensation when I went up the stairs. Master flattened out the path for me because I looked within and had righteous thoughts.

Master has been watching over me for over 20 years as I’ve weathered many tribulations, tests of life and death, isolation, lust, and love for my children. Without Master’s protection, I might have already left this world.

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Category: Journeys of Cultivation