Young Practitioner: Fulfilling My Mission
(Minghui.org) My mother benefited greatly from practicing Falun Dafa (aka Falun Gong) after she started on her cultivation path in 1997. My mother was arrested after the Chinese communist regime began to persecute Dafa practitioners in 1999, and our home was ransacked multiple times. However, once she was released from detention, she continued to practice Dafa diligently.
I was born after the persecution started. I remember that when I was little, whenever I saw my mother doing the exercises, I opened the book Falun Gong and looked at the exercise movement illustrations. I soon began to join my mother in doing the exercises. I loved it.
When I started elementary school, I was not interested. The teachers did not teach students how to be good people. They usually concentrated on discipline, winning competitions, and cleaning classrooms.
Clarifying the Truth of Dafa
In my third grade morality class, the teacher was teaching students to slander Falun Dafa. I told my classmates afterward that Falun Dafa teaches people to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and that what the teacher had said was false. I later brought some beautiful Dafa amulets and gave them to my classmates. I also told them that reciting “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” would bring them blessings and helps them pass danger. My classmates were very happy, and all of them thanked me.
I began to live in school dorms in middle school. There, the school had total control over the students’ schedules. Each day, we had eight classes during the day and four during the evening. There were fixed hours for eating and sleeping. I could not read the Falun Dafa books under such restrictions, nor do the exercises. During the second semester, I listened to Dafa practitioners' songs every night. I loved them so much! I sometimes fell asleep with the songs still playing.
In order for me to have a better cultivation environment, my mother talked to the school in 2017, and I was allowed to return to my home. I was then able to read Dafa books, and do the exercises daily.
After reading Master's lectures, I understood that a practitioner should awaken the conscience of people while cultivating oneself. Since then, I always carried truth clarifying materials in my school bag, and gave them to my classmates. Many classmates read them, and began to understand that Falun Dafa was not an “evil cult,” and that the persecution was unlawful.
I did not want to attend high school after graduating from middle school. I wanted to be able to freely do the three things Master asked practitioners to do, with my mother. I sent Minghui calendars to all of my past teachers whom I was in contact with. All of them happily accepted them.
One day, my mother and I ran into two of my past teachers. My mother gave them copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. One teacher said he had already read it, so my mother then gave him The Ultimate Goal of Communism booklet. He was very excited. Another teacher took both.
Many fellow Dafa practitioners have been doing their best to awaken the consciousness of people. Some time ago, a practitioner told me that the morality class teacher who had slandered Dafa in my elementary school class now understood the facts, and had withdrawn from the communist organizations using his real name.
Quitting the Communist Party
I have distributed many truth clarifying materials over the course of the past few years, to strangers and my old schoolmates.
My mother and I have recently been working in a fast food shop. The shop owner knows that we practice Dafa. One day, we brought a banner to the shop with “Falun Dafa is Good” inscribed on it, and the shop owner agreed to post it on the wall. All of his customers can see it. We also often play Minghui broadcasts in the shop. The shop owner and his father like to listen.
During the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, I played a sequence of truth-clarifying videos for the shop owner and his family. Both his father and wife agreed to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after watching the videos. The owner, however, has not agreed to withdraw, despite watching the videos for over an hour and understanding some of the truth. I hope that he will agree soon to quit the CCP soon!
Before the persecution, my father supported my mother practicing Dafa, but after her arrest and the ongoing persecution, he became scared, so he stopped supporting her.
We then installed a receiver at home so that we could watch NTD television broadcasts. Through watching the NTD programs, my father came to understand the truth and quit the CCP youth organization, the Young Pioneers. Every holiday from then on, my father bought the best fruits he could get, and put them in front of Master's portrait. Whenever he fell ill, he recited, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” and always recovered very soon, without using any medical treatment.
Experiencing the Power of Dafa
I was injured in a car accident when I was nine. At the time doctors thought I might not survive, and that even if I did, my body would not be able to grow properly. My mother asked Master for help, and we experienced the power of Dafa. Not only did I survive, but I also grew completely normally. In fact, I am on the taller side for a man, standing at a height of 175 cm (5 ft, 9 in.).
My mother, I, and fellow practitioners, now clarify the truth about Dafa in the city. My father takes care of our farmland at home, and also runs a snack shop. We are living very happily.
On a recent holiday, my father was too busy to come to visit us, but he called and asked us to buy fruits for Master from him.
I am in this world for Dafa. Master has given me everything, and the only repayment I can give is to do my best to awaken the consciousness of more people!