Moving Forward Diligently Together with Young Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) My child started to listen to Masters Fa lectures when he was still a fetus during my pregnancy. Now he is four years old, and every night before he goes to sleep, he listens to the Fa. So he can be considered "a veteran disciple." My husband was persecuted and cant come home. I've always taken care of my child by myself. Even though our daily life is simple and difficult, we are bathed in the Buddhas light and are extremely happy. I know deep in my heart that my child came to obtain Dafa. Nothing is better than giving him Dafa. Master has said,
"A person is like a container, and he is whatever he contains." ("Melt Into the Fa" in Essentials for Further Advancement)
As he grows, besides listening to the Fa every night before bedtime, I am also teaching him to memorize Masters poems from Hong Yin, sing songs composed by Dafa practitioners, tell him cultivation stories, and watch cartoons produced by Dafa disciples. Sometimes when I recite the Fa aloud while he seems to be playing, he suddenly says, "You have already gone through this paragraph, why are you still reciting it?" If he sees me stop memorizing he says, "Mom, please continue." He sometimes says a sentence or gives an example from Masters Fa lectures.
Now I am also teaching my child to read Zhuan Falun. He has a very good memory and is making quick progress. He also likes to learn. I have heard that there is a three-year-old who can read through all of Zhuan Falun. Isnt it beneficial for children if they can study the Fa every day? For children to study the Fa, adults need to supervise, encourage, and motivate them by telling them how other young disciples are doing things. Gradually they will become active and ask to do Fa study when it is time. Sometimes my son can calm down for a while when he and I send out righteous thoughts. He looks so pure when he sits there quietly. He was very happy when I told him that we had saved many people by eliminating the evils.
One time when he saw me folding some truth clarification materials, he helped me put them into bags. He asked me, "What are these for?" I told him that they were for saving peoples lives. Later on he again helped me put the materials into bags. He told me with a serious looking face, "Mom, these are for saving people." Once when he was walking upstairs to go home, he said to me, "Mom, there is a little girl whose mom was arrested by bad policemen. And her mom is a Falun Gong practitioner." He was probably talking about the performance that he saw in the NTDTV New Years Gala. My child is also worried about saving beings. Of course he knows about cultivation of speech. When I tell him what he should not say to everyday people, he does not say it.
In our daily life, whenever we encounter something, I share my opinions based on Fa principles with my child and tell him what we should do as Dafa disciples. I also tell him about the loss of De (virtue) when one does something bad and the relationship between good fortune for good deeds and retribution for doing evil things. Sometimes he points out my shortcomings: "Mom, you dont have enough patience" or "Mom, please dont lose your temper all the time." When my son fell down and bumped his leg or had a cut on his hand, I told him that he should remember that he is a Dafa disciple, that Master will protect him, and he will be fine. As a result, those little bruises got better quickly. If he feels uncomfortable somewhere, I tell him that he should not think about it, since thinking too much itself is a kind of attachment. He remembers all of this. Sometimes, when other people dont feel well, he even tells them not to think about it and that it will get better. My son has never had any injections nor taken any medicine since he was born. Sometimes he had a runny nose or fever, most likely due to my low xinxing level, my tendency to lose my temper easily, or my harboring an attachment to comfort during that period of time. Whenever I had an ordinary persons mindset and worried, I would expect him to catch a cold. Then his symptoms would continue for two to three days or longer. But through cultivation, the symptoms would disappear. If I calmed myself at the moment it started, immediately looked inward, sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the interference, and did more Fa study with him, his symptoms would go away in half a day or a day. Sometimes, he even got well right after my thoughts went through. This effect cant be compared with regular medical treatments. These cases have shown the miraculous power of Dafa to everyday people. Because of this, some people want to learn Dafa. The older people in our home became understanding and relaxed their previous doubts and worries.
But one night in the spring of this year, my child started to cry and claimed that he had pain in his ear after I bathed him. I had my ordinary mindset at that time and thought that maybe the bath water had gotten into his ear. Earlier that day I had heard someone say that he/she had hearing problems because of a middle ear infection caused by water going into the ears during childhood. After I recalled that, my son cried and screamed even more. The cries were heartbreaking. I felt terrible as this had never happened before. I realized that it wasnt right. It must be my wrong thinking that had led to the evil exploiting a gap in me. Master said,
"Why have there been some rather serious episodes, then? As I've told you, all kinds of evil factors take advantage of the gaps that Dafa disciples have when there are still attachments or are human thoughts that the disciples haven't detected yet. Currently the largest, most obvious type of interference is the work of the evil specter of the malevolent Party. Especially now, when other evil things have been eliminated to the point that few remain, what stands out is the work of the evil factors of the malevolent Party. The varieties of interference and persecution that take place today stem from this. So you need to recognize and address them seriously and eliminate them." ("Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference" on Feb. 26, 2005)
I immediately rectified my thoughts and sent forth righteous thoughts firmly to eliminate the Chinese Communist evil spirit. The evil constantly threw the word "middle ear infection" into my mind. I got rid of it with strong righteous thoughts. I thought of Masters words,
"A small number of people might even fall asleep, and then theyll wake right up when I finish talking. Why does that happen? Because there are diseases in their heads, so they have to be adjusted. Theres no way people could stand having their heads adjusted, so you have to anesthetize them. They dont know it, though." ("The Second Talk" in Zhuan Falun)
I tried to rock my child to sleep. He could quiet down while he was asleep but cried again without stopping when he woke up. I kept sending out righteous thoughts. He finally fell into a sound sleep the second half of the night.
The next morning, everything was back to normal. It seemed as if nothing had happened. My son simply didnt remember that he had had ear pain the previous night. It was as if the person who had the terrible pain the night before wasnt him. I witnessed the supernormal power of Dafa and also realized the principle of "a good or bad outcome comes from one thought."
One day my son told me that he had had a dream. In his dream, he saw Mom and Dad and himself, along with many other Dafa disciples, all wearing clothes with "Zhen, Shan, Ren" (Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance) written in front on the chest. We all sat on lotus flowers and flew into the sky. There was "Zhen, Shan, Ren" on lotus flowers, and clouds all over the place. Many people on the ground who didnt have "Zhen, Shan, Ren" all watched the beautiful scene.
It is our responsibility to take good care of our little disciples around us. They all have predestined relationships with us. Some little disciples became orphans due to the persecution. We should take good care of them if we have the opportunity. We should not let the old evil forces delay their cultivation. This is denying the arrangements made by the evil old forces.
Due to my limited cultivation level, fellow practitioners, please kindly point out any shortcomings in this article.