A Lone Brochure Helps Me Return to Cultivation
(Minghui.org) My sister-in-law once told me she practiced Falun Dafa and said it was wonderful. She gave me the first and second editions of the book Falun Gong, as well as a set of DVDs.
I read the books first and felt they were very well-written; I could find the answers to phenomena that couldn’t be explained by science. I then began to watch the DVDs. I distinctly remembered the phrase Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance!
At the time, I couldn’t truly understand Falun Dafa's inner meanings and only regarded it as a typical qigong practice.
On July 20, 1999, former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Dafa. When the self-immolation incident was shown on TV, I knew it was a hoax.
I told my family, “I have been to Tiananmen Square; how is it possible for police officers to be escorting people while carrying fire extinguishers and blankets? There are shots taken from a distance and close up. It’s like someone was shooting a movie. How is it possible for them to find the time to do all that? It must have been faked!”
My family thought what I said made sense. They just couldn’t understand why the CCP would use such base means to deceive its own people.
I became busy with my own family life. Only occasionally when I came across phrases written on a wall such as “Falun Dafa is good” would my excitement and admiration come forth. I thought, “Those practitioners are truly magnificent!”
I Finally Connected with Dafa
At the end of 2011, I discovered a Falun Dafa brochure at my door and was very excited. It talked about how people the world over practiced Dafa. I thought, “This is truly amazing!”
I knew the seed for cultivating Dafa had been planted in me. Deep down, I had been yearning to rediscover Dafa, so I made up my mind to become a practitioner.
When Master Li saw my wish to practice cultivation, he sent a practitioner to my home to explain things further and help me withdraw from the CCP's Youth League.
Witnessing the Miraculous Nature of Dafa
March 28, 2012, is a day that I will never forget. It was the first time I attended a group Fa-study, where practitioners study the teachings of Falun Dafa together.
When we were sending forth righteous thoughts, I mimicked what the more experienced practitioners were doing, and I also tried to sit in the lotus position. I managed to do it straight away.
When I closed my eyes and conjoined my hands, a scene appeared in front of me: Master was using a big golden shield to cover me and protect me from harm. I was ecstatic!
In the following days, I dove deeply into studying the Fa, doing the exercises, and reading Master’s lectures. All my illnesses disappeared, including rheumatism, insomnia, dizziness, low blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat, and headaches. My feeling of comfort was beyond description!
Once, when I was doing the sitting meditation, my main spirit left my body and traveled to a very high heavenly realm. I felt a bit scared, wondering how high I would go. With the thought that I’d better go back, I came back down right away.
As I was finishing the sitting meditation on another occasion, I witnessed the organizational structure of a cell. The scene was just like what was mentioned in biology class about the structure of a chromosome, but every cell was as big as a corn kernel. They were moving along a chromosome, and the entire chromosome was also rotating.
The scene disappeared when I opened my eyes and reappeared when I closed them. Master Li mentioned in Zhuan Falun about how one could see a magnified view when one’s third eye was open. It was truly magical!
I also saw a vision of a female Daoist cultivating in a temple by reading scriptures and sitting in meditation. I felt this was connected to one of my previous lives.
With more Fa-study, I came to understand that as a Fa-rectification period Dafa practitioner, one has to not only cultivate oneself but also help save sentient beings. I was therefore determined to become diligent in cultivation, even though I started late.
That’s how I began to let more people know about the persecution of Dafa practitioners. One night, I went out to put up posters. There was a bit of traffic, so I sent righteous thoughts and asked Master to strengthen me and not to let anyone see me.
As soon as I had this thought, the road became empty. I was able to put the posters up on the wall by the road. When I was ready to leave, the traffic started again. I felt truly grateful to Master!
When I went out another time to put up posters, there was one spot where many retirees would gather during the daytime. I had to climb up a wall to put them up and was all by myself.
My hands were full, and there was no way for me to get to the top. I asked for Master’s help in my heart, and then I managed to climb up the wall. When I finished and looked down, I realized I was far from the ground. So I asked for Master’s help again and thought to myself that I wanted to get down. I was able to get down easily.
My Cultivation Benefits My Entire Family
Master told us:
“I’ll tell you a truth: The entire cultivation process for a cultivator is one of constantly giving up human attachments.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
“For a cultivator, looking within is a magical tool.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference”, Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX)
Through consistent Fa-study, I have gotten rid of many attachments such as competitiveness, ego, taking things for granted, and being ill-tempered. I am now more broad-minded and look inward for shortcomings whenever there is a conflict.
When my husband saw the changes in me, he became very supportive of my cultivation and said to other practitioners, “Dafa has made her a better person.”
He often rode an electric bicycle to take me to the countryside to hand out brochures informing people about the persecution. He has read Dafa books as well. As a result, he quit his longstanding habits of drinking and smoking.
My mother is 88 years old. After she read Zhuan Falun only once, Master helped her eliminate her recurring diarrhea.
My mother-in-law is 87. She also came to understand Dafa and has supported my cultivation. Sometimes, she sits in meditation with me, and her vision and hearing have improved.
Realizing My Vow to Return Home with Master
I have been so fortunate to become a practitioner in the final leg of the Fa-rectification. I should treasure this precious time to cultivate myself well, keep up with the Fa-rectification process, and return home with Master.
With the help of another practitioner, I managed to set up a home-based material printing center. My daily routine was to study the Fa in the morning, print materials in the afternoon, and go hand them out in the evening. Every day I felt lighthearted and fulfilled
We went through a large-scale relocation in our area recently. Everybody was busy renovating homes and moving. I thought, “This is a new test for me. I should not waste my time doing these things.”
“It has been said, “When I come to this ordinary human society, it’s just like checking into a hotel for a few days. Then I leave in a hurry.” Some people are just obsessed with this place and have forgotten their own homes.” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)
I thought what Master gave us was the very best. I decided to have a home renovation company take care of everything so my Dafa work would not be affected.
Practitioners left the area one by one, which left very little chance for people from the nearby countryside to receive brochures from us.
Before I moved, I went to distribute materials to the rural households. There were more than five hundred residences in my area that we had never reached out to before. I thought, “Since they live in my area, they must be people who have predestined relationships with me.” The materials I distributed were very well received!
I will continue to cultivate myself diligently, seize the time to do the three things well, and follow Master to return home. I truly appreciate Master’s benevolent protection and the kind help from fellow practitioners.