(Minghui.org) My mother gave me Falun Dafa’s main book Zhuan Falun in 1998 and I read it on New Year’s day. As I turned the pages I realized it was not an ordinary book. I immediately sat up straight and respectfully held the book with both hands.
I was immersed in the book. I did not pay attention when my husband came home, ate dinner, watched TV, turned off the lights and went to bed. When the lights were off, each page glowed with a soft yellow light. Even though it was dark I could clearly see each character. By the time I finished reading it was morning. I held the book and exclaimed: “I am saved! I now have a Master to guide me!”
Holding the book I ran to my mother’s home. Several ladies were there doing the second exercise. I followed them. One woman said, “You did the entire second exercise on your first try! You must have very good inborn quality. You should practice Falun Dafa!”
“Yes, I will practice Falun Dafa all the way to the end!” I felt my commitment was not firm enough, so I added, “I will practice Dafa even if someone puts a knife to my neck!” The old forces indeed held a knife to my neck many times. Without Master’s protection, I would have died multiple times!
That day I learned all five sets of the exercises, and my mother gave me several more Falun Dafa books. When I returned home, I thought I would take a nap before I read since I did not sleep the night before.
When I was half asleep, I noticed a tall gentleman standing next to me. He looked at me and said:
“Buddha Stretching a Thousand Arms” (“Chapter II: Illustrations and Explanations of the Exercise Movements,” The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection)
It was Master’s voice! I immediately held my arms above my head and did the movement of “Buddha Stretching a Thousand Arms” (the first exercise). My hands hit the bedhead. I opened my eyes. I saw Master reach out his hands and pull away the lumps under both of my armpits. I felt the flesh under my arms was being twisted and it hurt slightly. Immediately after, Master waved his hands and I felt something rotating in my lower abdomen. Master installed a Falun for me!
I never felt such joy! Master cleansed all the bad elements which caused my health problems. Master pushed me forward, and I could practice at a high level! No words could express my gratitude to Master. I swore to Master in my heart: I will listen to you and follow your instructions. I will repay Master by making sure I reach the completion of my cultivation!
I Begin to Cultivate
During cultivation, we constantly face tests and choices. The very first time I went to do the morning exercises at a local practice site, it was still dark. When I opened the door the corridor was dark and chilly with a strange windy sound. I looked and it felt eerie. I trembled and returned, thinking maybe I should wait until daytime and go to my mother’s home to do the exercises.
On second thought, I knew I would have no time during the day to visit my mother. I must do the exercises in the morning. I asked myself: what are you afraid of? Darkness? Cold? Eeriness? How can you be afraid of these when you want to practice Dafa?
I ran down from the third floor of my building. I felt many faces were watching me, some supporting me, some trying to stop me. I ignored them. I thought, “I will only listen to my Master.” When I ran out of the building, the street lights were very bright. There was no wind at all.
At the practice site, the assistant was very warm and helped to correct some of my movements. It was peaceful. I achieved a state of tranquility during meditation. I felt my body growing larger and larger. There was a tiny colorful ball beneath me. The ball became smaller and smaller until it was invisible. A thought told me it was the earth. The scene was fascinating.
As I began to practice, all my health problems disappeared. Some were taken off by Master in an instant, and others disappeared gradually. I used to be competitive and selfish. After practicing Dafa, my character improved, my mind is at peace, and even my work skills improved.
My attitude toward my mother-in-law used to be: I can give you money, but I won’t take care of you. After practicing Falun Dafa, I understood I should follow the traditional ways and take care of the elderly. I invited her to live with us. Afterwards she often smiled and said, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
Putting Falun Dafa’s Principles into Practice
My husband’s brother wanted to borrow some money from us. My husband asked my opinion. I immediately agreed and suggested an amount that was almost all of our savings. I was pleased that my husband listened to my opinion. But when he came back from the bank, he told me he'd withdrawn all the money in our account to lend to his brother. He also complained about the fact I did not offer to lend all the money. I got upset. Just when I was about to argue with him, I saw three big characters, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” floating in the distance and then stopping right in front of me. The character “Forbearance” suddenly grew very big, and it was transparent. I felt ashamed. I almost forgot I was a Dafa practitioner and I almost fought with my husband!
Master often reminded me to look inward when facing conflicts. My character improved. Master took away that substance which made me feel irritable and that my life was unfair. I became peaceful and gained a sense of humor.
I also followed Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance at work. A company in Hebei Province was developing a new production line. Seven companies in the country submitted tenders. I went there representing my company. I thought, I practice Falun Dafa and I should be considerate. I wanted to look at the factory, understand their conditions such as water supplies, electricity, raw materials, etc., in order to propose the most suitable technical parameters for them. Regardless of whether they signed the contract with me or not, as a Falun Dafa practitioner I should give them suggestions that benefit them.
I visited their high-temperature workshop. It was so hot inside that my clothes were soaked with sweat. Based on the conditions, I gave them some practical and reasonable suggestions. Their boss invited me to his office and expressed his admiration. “Everyone else only cares about how to get the contract. You are the only one who gave a thought about us and even went into the high-temperature workshop!” The boss wanted to sign the contract with me.
When I checked their proposal, I found a mistake that would cost them an extra 20,000 yuan. I explained it to them and subtracted the extra 20,000 yuan. Their boss was touched. He said from my actions, they felt my company had the highest integrity, and they trusted me. They gave me a very good deal.
When I was writing the contract, the boss’s son was dangling a bundle of money in front of my eyes. He said it was 20,000 yuan for my commission.
I realized I must have a strong attachment to self-interest, and that was why he was showing me money in an almost insulting way. As soon as I had this thought, the boss’s son changed his words. He said it was a reward for me.
I said, “I practice Falun Dafa. I represent my company. I won’t take a personal commission or any rewards. If you think I am truthful and kind, and you would like to thank me, please thank my Master. It is my Master who taught me to be a good person.”
An elderly gentleman in the room said to others, “Did you guys hear? She has a master!”
The boss said, “Falun Dafa Master taught her so well, I admire him!”
In the end, they wrote the 20,000 yuan discount into the contract.
After this, I signed most of the customers from that area. They said, “We trust that Falun Dafa practitioner. She really practices Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance!”
Because I practice Falun Dafa, the communist authorities held me in a forced labor camp for three years. As soon as I was released, some companies called me and wanted to sign contracts with me. Some said directly, “Ignore the authorities! We will pay you and you will soon get back what you lost.”
A lady I did not know visited me when she was on a business trip in my city. “I heard about you,” she said. “I know you can be trusted at both the personal and technical level. I can talk about Falun Dafa with you without worrying about safety.” It turned out her brother was an official in the public security system. His superiors ordered him to persecute Dafa practitioners. She was confused about the persecution and wanted to know more about Falun Dafa. After I talked with her, she understood the truth. She kept saying she would tell her brother that he definitely should not participate in the persecution.
Whenever I meet a visitor to my company, whether it’s an equipment buyer or a salesperson, I tell them about Dafa. Some people were shocked to hear the details of the persecution. I am so grateful Master arranged for these people to come to learn the truth and be saved!
I have been practicing Dafa for over 20 years. Master has always protected and guided me. I kept improving, through one tribulation after another. I truly felt how merciful Master is. I am so lucky. It is so wonderful to have Master!
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