(Minghui.org) I started cultivating Falun Dafa in 1996, which is 26 years ago. I know the purpose of life is to return to one’s original, true self. As Falun Dafa practitioners, our historic mission is to assist Master in saving sentient beings.
I am extremely grateful to Master Li (Dafa’s founder) for spreading the Fa and saving sentient beings during the ending time of the universe’s demise. Although the pandemic appeared to be severe on the surface, I was calm and peaceful knowing that Master and the Fa were by my side. My family members, colleagues, and friends also remained calm amid the pandemic after they learned the truth about Falun Dafa.
Dafa practitioners’ efforts in clarifying the truth have raised awareness of Dafa among sentient beings. They are no longer blinded by the lies published by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and have understood that the Heavens will only protect those who have resigned from the CCP.
Many people have also experienced Dafa’s preciousness by reciting the two auspicious phrases, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” while others are immersed in Buddha’s infinite grace.
I would like to share some of my cultivation stories while also expressing my gratitude to Master.
Cherish the Opportunity of Studying the Fa
Not only did our group Fa study not get affected during the pandemic, but we also became more confident amid uncertainties, and good things kept happening. Sentient beings we met have become more respectful towards Master and Dafa.
My husband is a veteran practitioner and started cultivating in 1996. He has a better understanding of the principles of Dafa, hence he was made our local Falun Dafa volunteer assistant. When Jiang Zemin, former head of the CCP, launched a nationwide persecution of Falun Dafa in 1999, my husband was illegally arrested, taken to forced labor camps, sentenced to prison, and became homeless when he clarified the truth.
Although my understanding of the Fa and the responsibilities of a Fa-rectification Dafa disciple was limited, I tried my best to cultivate it diligently. My colleagues, friends, and family knew that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner and that the principles of Dafa were to teach one to become a better person. In facing pressure from the CCP’s persecution, everyone tried to persuade me to give up my faith.
They said, “You can still be a good person if you don’t cultivate Falun Dafa.” Another practitioner said during an experience sharing, “What is a good person? A good person is when one preserves the principles of the universe. Master has saved us and now that Master is wronged, we cannot just sit there and do nothing. How can we be considered a good person when we don’t speak up for Master? Would you still sit back, enjoy your life, and not be moved if your father was criticized during the Great Cultural Revolution?”
I was remorseful when realizing the cultivation gap I had between that practitioner and me. I studied the Fa and was enlightened to the fact that a genuine, good person would protect Dafa and be responsible towards sentient beings. Without any hesitation, I went to Beijing and appealed for Dafa. I was illegally detained twice and lost my job. Despite this, I was neither afraid nor sad. On the contrary, I felt that Master was by my side. My heart was filled with joy each time I could relinquish the pursuits that ordinary people seek.
I was also grateful for the help I received from my husband and other fellow practitioners. Since my husband was unable to return home due to the persecution, many practitioners and I would encourage each other to cultivate diligently. There were also sentient beings who obtained the Fa and became practitioners during that time.
My husband discussed with me that we should re-establish the group Fa study we once had before the persecution started in 2014. I agreed and we held group Fa study sessions once per week and have persisted until today. At times if policemen or the neighborhood committee would visit us, we’d clarify the truth and help them withdraw from the CCP and its youth organizations.
Practitioners and I cherished every opportunity we had during group Fa study. We shared our cultivation experiences and read Minghui website articles. We also participated in writing cultivation experiences and sent greetings and our gratitude to Master on Minghui. It was truly wonderful and I could feel that practitioners from both overseas and mainland China are one entity.
Every practitioner in our Fa study group does the three things well every day by clarifying the truth on the streets. I did my part by also clarifying the truth whenever I am among my neighbors or attending wedding ceremonies. I would remind myself that I am a cultivator while spreading the beauty and wonders of Dafa to sentient beings.
I treasured and respected practitioners around me knowing that we are all Master’s disciples. In order to cooperate well with other practitioners, I had to let go of my competitive mentality and the attachment of jealousy. I knew this was what Master would have wanted as well. I would also encourage practitioners in different ways when we shared our cultivation experiences. We studied the Fa with much joy and found our own shortcomings in cultivation.
Thank you, Master, for creating this cultivation environment for us – participating in group Fa study and experience sharing. I am also grateful to our Fa study group because they’ve encouraged me on the path of cultivation, and I was able to improve my xinxing. I am also grateful to overseas practitioners for publishing my experience-sharing article on Minghui. I would enlighten to new things and feel the magnificence of other practitioners upon reading about my own cultivation experience sharing on Minghui. Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!
Doing Well In Our Daily Lives Is Saving Sentient Beings
My older brother and sister took my father to the hospital a few days ago because my father felt very dizzy. The hospital diagnosed my father to have a low blood count and stated that a blood transfusion was needed. My brother and sister were afraid something might go wrong during the transfusion since my father is already 85 years old. I, on the other hand, smiled and said, “Everything will turn out well.”
My father has been very kind in his life and had once protected Dafa books from the evil CCP. True enough, my father was discharged from the hospital within a week. The doctors said everything was normal when he went back for a check-up. Master protected my family because I had often reminded them to recite the two auspicious Dafa sentences – Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance is good. Dafa’s magnificence revealed itself once again and my family was very grateful for Master’s compassion. Thank you Master for saving my father’s life!
My husband and I abide by Dafa’s principles and conduct ourselves as cultivators. Having witnessed how well my husband and I get along, our neighbor asked me one day, “You don’t quarrel with your husband?” I replied, “No, we don’t quarrel.” My neighbor then said, “My wife always quarrels with me.” I told him, “Perhaps you should recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ My neighbor went home and started to recite the two Dafa phrases. When I saw his wife in a couple of days, she looked cheerful and greeted me with a smile. It seemed as if she had changed into another person.
Ming, another one of my neighbors, has a bad temper and would often curse at people. His wife often apologized to people on his behalf. When his wife came over and told me about this, I said, “Though Ming hits and curses people, he actually does it out of justice. He has a heart of compassion.” His wife was quite happy upon hearing what I said.
I saw Ming one day and he seemed unhappy. I smiled and greeted him. He said loudly, “You are the only good person in our neighborhood!” I was confused at the sudden praise and replied, “Yes, you are a good person too! Don’t be angry anymore.”
He took out an amulet that said “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” from his pocket and said, “I only believe in this now!” He told me an elderly lady gave him this amulet and after reciting the two Dafa phrases, his back no longer ached. I told him, “You should recite the two phrases every day. Don’t just recite it when your back aches.” He was very happy and as time passed, Ming was no longer as hot-tempered. Our neighborhood became more harmonious, and we helped each other whenever needed. Despite the pandemic, I still managed to save sentient beings. Sentient beings are ever more compassionate and respect Buddhas and Gods.
Displaying the Honesty of Practitioners
By treating predestined people with a heart of compassion, many unexpected good things would occur. I found an expensive cellphone on the ground one day while heading over to my father’s house. The phone started to ring just when I picked up the phone. The owner of the phone had called and I told him where I was. He came over immediately and was very grateful when I returned the cellphone to him.
An elderly lady from our neighborhood witnessed everything and said, “We should be proud that someone from our neighborhood had returned an expensive cellphone.” I was very happy knowing that sentient beings have thoughts of compassion. Every thought and action from a Falun Dafa practitioner affects the community. Dafa disciples are the only hope for mankind. Hope only exists wherever Dafa disciples are!
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