China Fahui | Maturing Through 20 Years of Cultivation
(Minghui.org) I am in my 70s and began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996. I would like to share some of my cultivation experiences over the years.
Dafa Renewed My Life
I was a very obedient child. I tried to be a good student and a good employee. I was also introverted and timid. I felt I was pushed from pillar to post both out in the world and at home. That took a toll on my health. I had migraines, gall bladder problems, depression, and, eventually, cancer.
After the surgery, I fortunately came across Falun Dafa in 1996. Shortly after I started practicing, all my ailments were gone! I enjoyed what it felt like to be illness-free. I have been healthy ever since.
Back then, I was able to offer a large room for fellow practitioners to study the Fa teachings and do the exercise together. We all cherished those times.
Setting Up a Material Production Center at Home
After the persecution began in 1999, the lies knew no bounds. I was overwhelmed and did not know what to do. The pressure at work and from the residential committee was enormous. They threatened and harassed me, attempting to force me to give up my belief.
I told them, “Falun Dafa renewed my life, and my cancer is gone! You should be happy for me now that I am healthy and able to contribute to society. I will never give up Falun Dafa. Please do not bother me anymore.” They never bothered me again.
A fellow practitioner was able to get on the Minghui website and download informational materials. I wanted to do that, too, so I purchased a copy machine. Initially, I was scared to death, fearful that someone might hear the noise of my printer or that my family would find out about it. I felt eyes everywhere and even wanted to back out.
But I was a Falun Dafa practitioner. Master renewed my life so that I could fulfill my mission. It was my duty and responsibility, not only to do it but to do it well. Because of my firm resolve, Master helped me.
I purchased a computer and printer and learned everything from scratch. I could feel Master's guidance every step of the way, including getting online, downloading, editing, printing, burning discs, and so on. Master helped me turn the impossible into the possible.
I once made banners several meters long. They read “Falun Dafa Is Good,” “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Is Good,” and “Bring Jiang Zemin to Justice” and were very powerful
When I first started to make these materials, the machine often broke down. That slowed production down and wasted the time of practitioners who repaired it.
Later on, before I sent the machines to practitioners for repair, I would first look within, rectify whatever was not right, and then communicate with the machine. Most times, the results were amazing.
I also learned to make some repairs myself.
Firmly Believe Master and Fa in the Most Trying Time
I was arrested and my home was ransacked on July 22, 2014. The police ordered me to sign the interrogation record. I refused. I felt they’d already unknowingly committed a crime. I told them how Falun Dafa saved me and that I wouldn't be here if not for Dafa.
Three police officers were assigned to watch me in the station. I told them the facts about the persecution and why it was important to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. They all quit and even asked me to demonstrate the Falun Dafa exercises.
When I was in the detention center, I memorized the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts whenever I had time. I calmed down and looked within. I found that I had a lot of attachments that the old forces had seized upon: to achievement, to showing off, to elation, to looking down on others, and to jealousy.
When fellow practitioners pointed out my problems and reminded me to pay attention to safety, I didn’t take their cautions to heart.
I admitted my mistake to Master and made up my mind to cultivate away my human attachments. I asked Master for his support, knowing that the detention center was not where I should be. I needed to go out and continue saving people.
But since I was there, I clarified the facts about Dafa to the inmates and shared my cultivation story with them. I also helped them whenever I could. My kindness and sincerity won them over. I also persuaded some of the guards to quit the CCP.
After a couple of weeks, I had the feeling that I had finished the things I needed to do there. One day, I suddenly passed out. My blood pressure was sky-high. From that point on, I could not keep down any food.
After getting up one morning, I fell and became incontinent. The left side of my body was black and purple. Two people—one practitioner and an inmate—were ordered to take care of me. The inmate would get me food and drink whenever I asked. Some inmates even shared their own food with me and I was very grateful for their kindness.
One inmate said she would not have ended up in detention if she had met me earlier. I knew they were all influenced by Dafa’s magnificent kindness and compassion.
On the 37th day, I passed out when the police announced that my arrest was approved.
I was then taken to the hospital. The staff had a hard time drawing my blood. The day after the results were in, I was released. Even my family, whom the police told I would be sentenced to prison, didn’t expect that I would be released so soon.
I ate a small cup of rice soup when I got home and was able to keep it down. I studied the Fa, did the exercises, and recovered quickly.
Doing What a Practitioner Should Do Wherever I Was
After I was released from the detention center for health reasons, the authorities attempted to press charges against me. Six months later, the police called my family and told them to take me to the courthouse. I decided to live away from home to avoid being persecuted.
In February of 2015, I continued to make informational materials about Dafa. Sometimes I took the bus to my hometown to distribute them. The round trip usually took an entire day.
Nine months later, I returned to my hometown and stayed with a relative. It was very convenient for me to save people, but it was also closer to the police station that was responsible for arresting me. My son was worried about my safety. I told him not to worry, that I would pay attention to my safety and that Master would protect me.
Over the years, I spent most of the time distributing materials in large malls, shopping centers, and supermarkets.
I ran into danger several times and was followed by plainclothes officers. Master resolved the danger for me. One day, a policeman followed me onto a bus and stared at me from about a meter away. I began sending forth righteous thoughts and asked Master for help. Before the bus left, I jumped off, leaving the officer behind, looking at me dumbfounded.
In 2015, I filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the CCP who ordered the persecution of Falun Gong, and it was accepted by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate and Supreme People’s Court.
Cultivating Myself Well According to Dafa
A fellow practitioner pointed out my shortcomings and said it was wrong that I hadn’t supported a certain project in the past. That upset me and I argued with him. But I remembered Master's Fa teaching fairly quickly and felt bad about my behavior.
“As gods see it, for a cultivator to be right or wrong in the human world is not important in the least, whereas eliminating the attachments that come from human thinking is important, and it is precisely your managing to eliminate those attachments rooted in your human thinking as you cultivate that counts as important.” (“Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. X)
I realized that I pushed aside the opportunity for me to elevate. I still had the mentality of competitiveness. I admitted my mistake and promised to Master that I would pay close attention to it and cultivate my attachment away.
Visiting Minghui Is My Daily Routine
Visiting Minghui.org and reading fellow practitioners’ sharing articles is something I do every day.
If fellow practitioners could not visit Minghui.org, I would give them Master's new lectures, send them important information from the website, download cultivation stories and audio files, and print sharing articles for them.
Those articles inspired us greatly. We love to read how fellow practitioners cultivate on the basis of the Fa, change their notions, enlighten on the right path, and look within.
From reading fellow practitioners’ articles, I realized that I didn’t have a clear understanding about the old forces and I always passively neglected their interference amidst tribulation, without taking a more proactive approach.
No matter where I went, the first thing was to make sure I could get online. No matter how evil tried to block the internet, with Master's support, I was always able to get online. My cultivation and my elevation have everything to do with Minghui. Minghui is an important part of my daily life.
Over the last 20 years, Master has compassionately protected me at every moment. As long as we firmly believe in Master and the Fa, our path will be wider and smoother. Master saved me from the brink of death, purified my body and mind, and turned me into a brand new person—a particle of Dafa.
“It's gratifying that you have made it through. No matter what hardships or ups and downs Dafa disciples have gone through along the way, in retrospect, those were but a means of tempering you. It has made you more mature and helped you to remove your human attachments in the process, culminating in your progression towards Consummation. That is the path you have traveled. When you look back, you will find that to be the case.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2008 New York Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VIII)
Thank you, Master, for guiding me home! No matter how far it is, I will follow you closely to consummation.