(Minghui.org) I am in my 60s. I began to practice ten years ago when the persecution of Falun Dafa was severe. I saw that practitioners around me were all good people, and persisted in their belief despite the cruel suppression and persecution. I became curious and respectful of Falun Dafa, and decided to practice. I now know it was our benevolent Master who connected me with Dafa.
In the first few years, I did not know how to cultivate myself and eliminate attachments, let alone advance diligently; I merely read the Fa and occasionally did the exercises. I did not know anything about enlightenment, or what the three things were. Nevertheless, Master compassionately enlightened me, protected me, and even showed me miracles.
It wasn’t until recently that I gradually became diligent. I would like to share a few cultivation stories with you.
Experiencing the Wonders of Fa Study and Exercises
Although I slacked off at the beginning, Master was still watching over me, and showed me all kinds of miracles. When I opened Zhuan Falun and began reading, every character became golden. Even my left thumb, which was holding the book, became golden.
One day, I heard the other practitioners say that they got up at 3:30 a.m. to do the exercises. I thought, “I’ll get up at 3:30 too and give it a try.” I have since been waking up at 3:30 every morning without an alarm clock. I knew this was Master enlightening me, strengthening me, and helping me.
Words cannot describe the wonderful feeling I experience every time I do the exercises. As soon as I finish the standing exercises, my body immediately enters the state of meditation. It’s so wonderful that I do not let anything get in the way of doing the exercises.
One morning, seeing my husband sleeping soundly, I thought, “Even though you are sleeping so soundly, it is not comparable to meditating!” As soon as I sat down to meditate that day, my body shook so much as if I was about to levitate, I felt like I was about to fly away!
Overcoming Sickness Karma
During the first few years, due to my laziness and attachment to ease and comfort, I did not treat myself as a genuine practitioner. I was on and off in Fa study and doing the exercises. In April 2013, I developed a serious state of sickness karma—I had nasal fibroid surgery two years prior and recovered, but it returned—my nose and face swelled up, and it became very painful.
My husband took me to the provincial hospital to have an X-ray. The doctors said they needed to operate on me again, and prescribed some medicine. I didn’t fill the prescription because I realized that because I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, Master is caring for me and my body, and I cannot let the old forces take advantage of me.
The next day, April 10, 2013, I got up at 3:30 a.m. to practice the exercises and continued doing this every day. In less than two weeks, the swelling and pain in my face disappeared and I completely recovered. From then on I advanced diligently like a genuine Falun Dafa practitioner is supposed to.
One afternoon while reading the Fa at another practitioner’s home, I suddenly began to experience pain in my hips. When I got home, I developed a fever and every bone in my body ached. I managed to make dinner for my husband and grandson, and went to bed without eating.
My husband wanted to take me to the hospital, but I refused. He began to curse me, but I did not mind. I felt awful all night, but by the next morning, I was fine and I was able to take my grandson to school.
Many other miraculous things have occurred. Eight years have passed, and I have not taken a single pill. I have never been healthier! Thank you, Master, for your merciful protection!
My husband has a short temper and tends to get upset with me easily. He scolds me for small things. As I studied the Fa more, I gradually learned to look inward and remove attachments.
One morning, after I finished doing the exercises, I said, “Now that you’ve eaten breakfast, you should go to work!” But he cursed me. I thought of Master’s Fa and didn’t argue with him. I endured it calmly because I believed the incident was to remove my attachment to competitiveness, allowing me to improve my xinxing and transform my karma.
Last year my husband developed a serious illness and was hospitalized for months. I took care of him, but he still often scolded me in front of others, which made me feel humiliated.
I thought, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and I should hold myself to the high standards of Dafa.” So I didn’t take it personally and continued taking good care of him. I realized he was helping me remove my attachment to saving face and resentment, so that I could cultivate great forbearance!
Clarifying the Facts and Saving Sentient Beings
After listening to other practitioners talk about their experiences, I wanted to clarify the facts and save people too. They told me that making truth-clarification phone calls was a good way, but it would cost several hundred yuan (around USD$100) per month.
My pension is very limited, so I had to give up the idea. But I know as a Falun Dafa practitioner, it is my responsibility and mission to clarify the facts and save sentient beings, so I decided to go out and clarify the facts face to face.
When I go out I do not choose who I talk to. Whether it’s a man, woman, old person or student, I clarify the facts to them because I feel that everyone I meet is predestined. When they agree to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations, I do not develop zealotry. I believe the person was meant to be saved.
When someone refuses to accept the truth, I do not get upset—instead I look inward to see where I fell short. I ask Master to strengthen me, and I go out again the next day. I have gradually become better and better at clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings.
I still have a lot of room for improvement of course, and I have yet to remove many attachments, but I am strict with myself now and determined to advance diligently. I will be a genuine Dafa practitioner and follow Master home!
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