Greetings, Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I have cultivated Falun Dafa for nearly 24 years. Because I never attended school, I was illiterate. After I started to practice Falun Dafa, however, Master gave me wisdom and taught me how to read and write.
I could not read a single word in the main text, Zhuan Falun, when I first started practicing. I was wondering what I should do when several words from the book appeared in front of my eyes—and I truly knew what they meant!
I followed Master and it took me six months to finish reading Zhuan Falun. From then on, I could read and knew that Master was looking after me. I can't begin to describe how happy I felt.
On May 10, 2018, our Fa-study group organized a birthday celebration in honor of Master. When I sang the song “Shi En Song,” the poems from the Hong Yin books came to mind. I couldn't stop crying as I thought of how much Master has borne for me.
“I will definitely cultivate a heart of compassion!” I told Master silently in my heart.
The tears didn't stop even when I reached home, and I wondered why, even though I could read, I still could not write.
I picked up Zhuan Falun and looked at the words. The characters seemed too difficult to write.
When I was doing the exercises the next morning, the words from Zhuan Falun appeared before me and said, “Do you still think I'm difficult to write? Do you still think I'm difficult to write?”
The words started getting bigger and bigger; I could see the strokes of each character clearly now. As I looked at each stroke, words like poetry appeared in my mind.
“I've also told you that this Fa is so powerful, and that I have melded my immense abilities into this Fa, so this Fa can do anything for you.” (“Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference”)
After finishing the exercises, I quickly picked up a pen and wrote down these words:
Master spread the Fa and I obtained the Fa;Master gives me wisdom,Dafa is mystical, allowing me to read;Reading Dafa makes tears flow,Master and Dafa are magnificent;I will believe whatever Master says,I've enlightened to the mystery of Dafa;Cultivate well and follow Master home.
How was I able to write? I was astonished and moved to tears. My children asked me what had happened. When I told them I could now write, they were moved to tears, too.
I picked up a pen to write down my gratitude and thanks to Master.
Since then, no word looks difficult to me. Thank you, Master! You are so magnificent!
“My spiritual bodies are all-powerful and all-knowing, and know even your thoughts. But they will not look after you if you aren’t someone who practices. For those of you who do practice, however, help will be provided straight through to the finish.” (The Fourth Talk, Zhuan Falun)
Master helped me because I had the heart to want to learn how to write. Master gave me the wisdom to learn how to read and write.
“... the rewards that we look to enjoy are of a completely different nature, and would be something regular people could never experience, even if they wanted to—unless they took up spiritual practice.” (The Fourth Talk, Zhuan Falun)
I stayed with my daughter in 2005 when she was pregnant. After she gave birth, she hired a helper to make sure I did not get tired out from caring for her.
When the helper arrived, I shared her duties, and that made her feel that I was different from others. I then explained to her that I practiced Falun Gong.
She said, “You are so healthy and you are so kind. I want to learn Falun Gong, too.”
I was happy to hear that she still wanted to learn Falun Gong despite the persecution, and I taught her how to do the exercises.
However, I wondered how to get Dafa books for her when she said she wanted to read them. A fellow practitioner gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun just a few days after I mentioned needing one. The helper had to leave soon after I gave her the book due to problems at home.
A few days later, my daughter hired a babysitter.
The babysitter was depressed because she'd divorced her husband, a cadre who was addicted to drinking, smoking, and other bad habits.
I lent her a copy of Zhuan Falun. After she read it, she told me she did not want to return it, because she saw that it was a good book, that it taught people how to be good. She said that it would be nice if more people learned Dafa. If they did, her ex-husband would not be like he was.
She left us not long after, as her daughter was having some problems and took Zhuan Falun home with her.
A mother and daughter next wanted to learn Falun Gong. The mother worked as a babysitter nearby while her daughter was in college. The mother happened to see me practicing the exercises and came over.
“I feel very comfortable when I'm beside you,” she said.
I told her that I was practicing Falun Gong.
“Didn't the government ban it?” she asked.
So I told her about how wonderful Falun Dafa is and how the whole family benefits if just one person practices it.
She then said that her body no longer ached when she was with me and even told her daughter about it when she came over.
The daughter flipped through Zhuan Falun after I took it out.
She said, “This book is very good. Please lend it to me. I'll copy it overnight and return it to you.”
“Don't miss a single word or copy any word wrong,” I cautioned them.
The next morning, the mother told me that her daughter didn't copy the book after missing some words. However, both of them finished reading eight lectures overnight without sleeping.
The daughter even told me that she practiced “Inedia” and had not been eating. Her mom added that she was very worried when her daughter would not eat anything for years.
After reading Zhuan Falun, they understood what happened and are no longer afraid. Then they asked if I could give them the book.
At that time, it was difficult to find Zhuan Falun and I only had one copy. Though I was reluctant, I still gave it to them and told them to cherish it.
My daughter and her mother-in-law hired, in total, about a dozen helpers, and five of them took home copies of Zhuan Falun. Several quite the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its organizations, and some accepted the “Falun Dafa is good” keepsake.
I understand that Master arranged for these people to meet me so that they could understand and obtain Dafa.
Every day, and in different ways, I make it a point to clarify the truth to people. I've gone to many places and even traveled abroad.
I've encountered people from all walks of life and always treat them with respect.
I usually make phone calls or talk to people in person at the homes of acquaintances or in public. Because there is no time constraint when it comes to clarifying the truth to these people, I can go into more detail or bring up the subject repeatedly, which has led to some of them obtaining the Fa after quitting the CCP.
In 2006, I met a lay Buddhist who was receptive when I told her about how important it was to resign from the Party.
“I am so moved that your Master has disciples like you who still dare to speak up for your Master despite such tremendous pressure,” she said with tears in her eyes.
When I was giving her a “Falun Dafa is good” keepsake, several people happened to be passing by and asked for one, too. However, I only had two and the person who got it held it carefully in his hand. I was moved to tears by their awareness.
Once when I told a gentleman about Dafa and quitting the Party, he said, “Four of my relatives work in the judicial department and are CCP members. I already know everything. Please leave quickly!”
He promised to remember that “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” when I told him to.
I often spoke about Falun Dafa to a distant relative at his house and gave him and his family all kinds of informational materials. They started to practice after understanding the truth and even told their neighbors, friends, and colleagues about Dafa. A dozen family members quit the CCP and its organizations.
Another time, I told a clothing store clerk about Dafa and the importance of quitting the Party. She asked me for a copy of Zhuan Falun.
She understood that Dafa is good and teaches people to be good when she read the book the first time. After reading it the second time, she wanted to learn the exercises. Because it was inconvenient to teach her the exercises in the store, I gave her The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection and Zhuan Falun Fajie - The Law of Zhuan Falun Explained so she could learn them by herself.
I clarified the truth to a woman with hyperthyroidism and told her to remember “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” I gave her a currency bill with the message “Please remember Falun Dafa is good to be safe” written on it because I didn't have any other materials with me.
We met again by chance three years later and she told me she always carries the bill with her and that her hyperthyroidism had been cured.
I have many other examples of how people were saved after I clarified the truth to them. I know that it is the power of Dafa that saved them.
In ordinary society, one needs to pay fees to attend school, but Master taught me how to read and write without asking for a single cent. Master cleansed my body without asking for a single cent. On top of this, my family has benefitted from the practice.
My children often send in greetings to express their gratitude to Master while other practitioners had to help me write my greetings. Now I finally know how to write, too.
I am now reading Zhuan Falun and also memorizing parts of Essentials for Further Advancement, Hong Yin, and Hong Yin Vol. II. In addition, I recite “On Dafa” once or twice every day, plus the table of contents in Zhuan Falun.
In the past, I started to memorize Zhuan Falun but stopped after memorizing a few paragraphs because I thought the words were too difficult.
“... each letter of the Buddha’s name appears before his mind’s eye.” (The Ninth Talk, Zhuan Falun)
I realized that, if I remember the Fa, every word of Dafa will appear before my eyes. Since I know how to write now, I can memorize the Fa as I copy each paragraph of it every day.
Master has given me everything and I will repay Master by solidly cultivating myself!
Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!
(From the 15th China Fahui on Minghui)