Blessed to Become a Dafa Disciple, Gratitude Beyond Words
(Minghui.org) I am a new practitioner who began to cultivate in October 2016. I was at a low point in my life at that time, without a job and addicted to my cell phone. Probably guided by predestined relationship, I encountered Falun Dafa practitioners distributing flyers while waiting in line one day. They were also clarifying the truth and encouraging people to withdraw from the three organizations associated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
I knew a bit about traditional culture and Taoist philosophy; in fact, I was very interested in it. I did not know anything about Falun Dafa, but I was not against it, either. I was not affected by the lies the evil CCP told about it. I thought I was just fond of personal cultivation rooted in divinely-inspired culture.
I thought about what other Dafa practitioners had said and how it related to my life experience. I also read a lot of ancient prophecies. I started to realize that the Communist Party is against heaven as well as human nature. However, I had some concerns over quitting the Party even though I wanted to in my mind. When some practitioners offered to help me quit, I did not take them up on it.
One morning in late September, the moment I woke up and opened my eyes I felt dizzy—it seemed everything was moving. I thought it was due to my overuse of cell phones. My eyes started to tear and my sight was blurry. A while later I recovered, but I couldn't move my head. I got dizzy whenever I nodded.
I remembered Falun Dafa practitioners told me that if a person says, “Falun Dafa is Good, Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance) is good,” miracles will happen. I started to say the phrases slowly and repeatedly. I recovered in a few days. I thought Dafa was extraordinary and Master Li was great, so I made up my mind to withdraw my membership in the CCP. I did it by myself on The Epoch Times' website before the Party's national day, but I did not use my real name.
I learned more about Dafa after that and was totally convinced that the CCP was evil to its core. Most of what I could read online were articles that defamed and slandered Dafa. One day I was chatting online about cultivation culture when a veteran practitioner posted Lunyu. I read it, and all of a sudden my mind seemed to open up. I felt that the space around me start to expand infinitely. Now I realize it produced a shock wave deep in my heart, beyond words for me to describe. All the Taoist knowledge I read before could not begin to compare with Dafa.
Guided by fellow practitioners, I found the online electronic versions of Dafa books. After reading Zhuan Falun, I had a deeper understanding of cultivation. I felt so excited and happy, like I had found a long sought after treasure.
In the third section of the First Talk, Master Li said:
“In the Buddhist tradition, meanwhile, practice focuses on the shan of zhen, shan, ren. By cultivating shan, compassion develops in one’s heart, and one becomes sensitive to the suffering of others. And this gives rise in Buddhism to a wish to deliver all lives from suffering. Zhen and ren also appear in their practice, but the focus is upon shan. What makes Falun Dafa so powerful is that we integrate together all three of the universe’s highest qualities—zhen, shan, and ren—and work on them all together.” (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun)
I realized the profoundness of Dafa cultivation.
With fellow practitioners' reminders, I read through Zhuan Falun.
Thus I gradually stepped into Dafa and formally started my cultivation. I witnessed the miracle of Dafa and Master’s compassion. I feel so lucky.