A New Practitioner: I Am So Fortunate to Become a Dafa Practitioner
(Minghui.org) I grew up in a rural area and didn't receive much education. After I got married, I learned from my husband that traditional Chinese culture is divine culture. I appreciated the traditional culture from the bottom of my heart.
One day I found the book Zhuan Falun on the bookshelf. After reading the book, I felt that this is a book that teaches a person how to be good. I could not understand why the government persecuted such a good practice. At that time, I didn't think of practicing Falun Dafa.
1. Becoming a Practitioner
Before practicing Dafa, I received a copy of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party , truth-clarification brochures, Shen Yun DVDs, and a text message about withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its two affiliates. My husband was using anti-firewall software to break through the CCP's Internet blockade. Therefore, we had a good understanding of Dafa, and we were able to read uncensored websites. In 2012, my husband and I decided that we wanted to practice Falun Dafa.
Under Master's arrangement, my husband got to know a local practitioner. That practitioner gave us Essentials For Further Advancement and Essentials For Further Advancement II . We read the books and learned the exercises from Master's instruction video.
I remember that on December 12, 2012 when I was learning the second exercise, Master installed Falun for me. I could feel a large Falun rotating between my arms. From then on I started my true cultivation. I am grateful for Master's merciful salvation.
2. Dafa's Miraculous Effects on Health and Fitness
After giving birth to my child, I often caught a cold and had poor health. Since I started practicing Falun Dafa, I no longer caught colds. Previously, my left arm and right calf could not be exposed to wind, and they always felt cold. I had to wear long sleeved shirts and thick pants, even in summer. In less than half a month after I started practicing Falun Dafa, my arm and leg were completely normal, and my leg is stronger than before.
Since I started cultivating, having good health has been the norm for me. Because there are so many people who suffer illness like I did and who do not know the beauty of Dafa, I wanted to let them know how wonderful Falun Dafa is.
3. Cultivating Myself through Doing the Three Things
Soon after I started cultivating, fellow practitioners gave me materials about sending forth righteous thoughts to help me understand how to do it. When I send forth righteous thoughts, I can feel that my body emits heat and gives off gong.
One day my son and I saw an elderly man with his granddaughter. I wanted to tell him the facts about Falun Dafa, but my son held my hand and wouldn't let me do it. Right away I sent forth righteous thoughts towards the evil that tried to interfere with me through my son. Afterwards my son was happy for me to clarify the truth.
On another occasion, I clarified the truth to an elderly CCP member. Initially he didn't dare to take the truth-clarification materials. However, after I sent forth righteous thoughts and eliminated the interfering factors behind him, he accepted the materials.
Not long after I started cultivating, I was extremely eager to have a set of Master's books. Under Master's arrangement, I obtained the whole set of 40 books. That was truly a happy moment. I read the books every day whenever I had time, and I experienced changes in myself every day.
Just as Master said:
“As a student, if his mind is filled with nothing but Dafa, this person is definitely a genuine cultivator. So you must have a clear understanding on the matter of studying the Fa. Reading the books more and studying the books more is the key to truly elevating yourself. To put it more simply, as long as you read Dafa, you are changing; as long as you read Dafa, you are elevating. The boundless content of Dafa plus the supplementary means—the exercises—will enable you to reach Consummation.” (“Melt Into the Fa” in Essentials For Further Advancement)
I have been busy with the following things since I started cultivating nine months ago: studying the Fa, doing the exercises, sending forth righteous thoughts, and carrying on with my ordinary life. It has also been the happiest nine months of my life.
I could sit in the full lotus position at the beginning of my cultivation, gradually increasing my meditation time from 20 minutes to 30 minutes to one hour. I joined a Fa study group and got a lot of help from other local practitioners, who provided me with truth-clarification materials. I clarified the truth to friends, classmates, and relatives.
One time I went to clarify the truth to my mother. My mother didn't respond or say anything to me at beginning. Then I stayed at my classmate’s home for a few days. After I returned to my mother's home, she told me that she burned the Dafa book I'd given her. I cried and started to look within myself. I realized that I didn't clarify the truth to her well and should have stored the Dafa book in a secure place.
My mother knelt down in front of me and begged me to give up my cultivation. All the relatives there condemned me. A few days later, my elder sister also came to my mother's home. I had previously clarified the truth to my sister, and she believed the truth. So, with her help, I learned that my mother actually hadn't burned the Dafa book, she just hid it. My sister helped me get the book back. I persisted in clarifying the truth to my mother. Now my mother understands what Dafa is and also carries a Dafa amulet with her.
During the past nine months, I have studied the Fa and watched truth-clarification DVDs. I would do anything I could to make my truth clarification more effective. At the beginning, I didn't dare to clarify the truth to strangers. Soon, I overcame that barrier and collected names of those who wanted to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. In the summer of 2013, I clarified the truth to several migrant workers and gave them some informational materials. Those who were associated with any of the three CCP organizations all quit them. Three of the migrant workers wanted to practice Dafa after reading the Dafa book.
4. Cultivating Xinxing
My husband made a female friend through the Internet. I was extremely jealous of her before I started cultivating. They talked on the phone for a long time every day, which made me angry. After I started cultivating, I told her about how wonderful Dafa is. Both my husband and I clarified the truth to her, and she later became a practitioner. We are all fellow practitioners now.
Thank you, compassionate and great Master. I am proud to be a Dafa practitioner!