I am 52 years old and obtained the Fa eight years ago.
Why was I born into this world? This question has been in my mind since I was young.
Before I obtained the Fa, I was a Buddhist and had been searching for some religion or some forms of cultivation that could help me abandon the secular world. Subsequently, I became a Falun Dafa cultivator.
I consider myself very lucky to have been able to obtain Falun Dafa at this moment, allowing me to understand unsolved questions and find the righteous path.
By practicing Falun Dafa, I came to understand the meaning of
"...one's life is not meant for being human--it is meant for you to return to your origin." (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun, 2000)
I told myself, "I had reincarnated many lifetimes and I must follow Master to return home for this life time, and not be here again." I was even more fortunate to be with Master during the Fa rectification period and to assist Master. Master has borne for us all so that we could consummate. I am very touched by Master's magnificence and benevolence.
Falun Dafa is good. Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa. There is no doubt about it in my heart. Having cultivated in the Fa for eight years, there is a great difference in my state. In the beginning, it was only personal cultivation, and understanding that "...cultivation depends on one's own efforts while the transformation of gong is done by one's master." (Zhuan Falun) With more Fa study and the daily practice of the exercises, everything is taken care of by Master. This is really very good, very convenient! I told a friend of mine, "Master Li indeed is a remarkable enlightened being."
However, since Falun Gong has been persecuted, many incidents happened regarding Falun Gong. From the Minghui/Clearwisdom website, we are able to access experience sharing, cultivation stories and Master's recent articles. These made me realize that cultivation of Falun Gong is not just a personal matter but concern the sentient beings of the whole human world and cosmos. I was enlightened to the meaning of "assisting Master in the human world" and realized the historic mission and the purpose of being in the physical world.
During the brutal persecution of Falun Gong by the CCP, I was steadfast with righteous thoughts in stepping forward with fellow practitioners.
I was able to coordinate with the rest of fellow practitioners, however at times many human notions surfaced. Yet I could still overcome and complete the work.
Last year, I was recommended by a practitioner to help out with "Sound of Hope" to be a news presenter. The news broadcasting requires the use of software and computer recording, downloading and uploading to the website and broadcasting by the station.
I had no experience in broadcasting at all, was a computer illiterate and dared not touch the computer for fear of damaging it. Fortunately, a fellow practitioner spent about three months on Sunday afternoons teaching me the use of the computer, and finally I was able to operate it.
In the beginning, I tended to forget things and missed a procedure, keyed the wrong button and did not know how to undo it. At that moment, I felt helpless, just to describe my situation, and I was confused and panicky, and the feeling was not pleasant.
I remembered my first time doing news broadcasting, which was just 5 minutes, but it took 4 hours to do the recording. During the recording, I was faced with many problems and had to consult a fellow practitioner. I was very thankful to this practitioner who patiently explained to me over the phone, enabling me to complete the work.
I have been doing the program for a year now. After much practice, I am now able to operate the computer well and it is much easier now. Because of my cultivation of Falun Gong, I have been many places and learned many things. I am able to understand many principles with Master's guidance. I was very fortunate to be involved with the broadcasting. This is also one avenue for truth clarification and saving sentient beings.
I felt a bit sad writing this experience sharing because I was not very diligent in truth-clarification and exposing the evil. I still harbor human notions in my thinking. I read the articles from Minghui/Clearwisdom by overseas practitioners on how they were subjected to intense persecution and yet still remained steadfast.
This made me admire them and I was ashamed of myself.
During one sharing with a practitioner, her words awakened me. She said, "There is magnificence in the midst of the ordinary. Do not be attached to doing big or small tasks. We should make good use of our environment to do things flexibly. It would still be remarkable even if we could only do a bit every day, given that we persist in what we do."
Her words gave me motivation, and it felt like it was from Master using her mouth.
No words in the world can express Master's compassion and magnificence and my respect for Master. I am grateful for everything Master has done and this is really from my heart.
Thank you, Master & everyone!