Eight-Year-Old Practitioner: Master Is Always by My Side
(Minghui.org) I’m an eight-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner, and I live in the U.S. I started to attend Fa conferences when my mother was pregnant with me.
When I was able, I studied the Fa, practiced the exercises, and also read 5 to 6 pages of Zhuan Falun every day with my mother. Recently, I tried doing the double lotus position while meditating and memorizing the Fa. I would alternate between the standing and sitting exercises for an hour every day. This is my first time writing a sharing experience.
An artist needed to take some photos of me for her painting. In the painting, the policemen are trying to arrest and take away the mother of a young child. The child is crying and trying to hold onto her mother’s legs.
However, when the artist started to take photos of me, I couldn’t cry for the camera. Another practitioner held me in her arms and said, “You are a small Dafa disciple. This is your chance to validate the Fa. You need to cry.” It seemed as if I understood and I started to cry immediately. After the photos were taken, she said, “Okay, you don’t need to cry any more.” I stopped crying instantly and went back to playing.
When I was five years old, I wanted to go with my mother to the airport to do truth-clarification. There was an empty spot in the car so my mother took me with her. I was very happy. We recited Master’s Lunyu and sent righteous thoughts on the way there. When we got there, I stood by my mother’s side while holding a truth-clarification poster, she clarified the truth to people from China. I saw a young girl about my age walking towards me. The young girl started to talk to me and my mother took this chance to clarify the truth to her mother and helped her quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. My mother said that it was predestined for me to meet the little girl. On the way back in the car, I fell asleep and had a beautiful dream. I did not feel tired at all.
One time my mother said she was a bit tired and did not know what to cook. Just then, another practitioner phoned and said she made dumplings for us to eat. I knew this was Master encouraging us.
Another time I put on my roller skates and went outside. No one was on the road and I started to skate really fast. I skated faster and faster and did some techniques and felt really good. As I was skating faster and faster, I did not realize that there was a pothole. It was too late for me to slow down and I lost control and fell down. My knees skidded for almost half a meter. The two layers of pants I was wearing had two big holes around my knees. My knees were completely fine except for three small red spots and my legs did not hurt. I said to Master, “Thank you, Master! Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Recently, I tried to do an experiment by putting a spoon over fire and rinsing it under cold water. I accidentally burned my lips on the spoon and a big blister formed. It was really painful! I did not dare to tell my parents because I knew they told me not to play with fire. When it was dinner time, my mom poured me a glass of warm water. The warm water burned my blister even more. My father blamed my mother for the blister on my lips. Even so, I did not tell them the real reason how I got the blister.
It was so painful the next day that I was restless and unable to stay still. My mother suggested I do the sitting meditation. I didn’t realize that Master gave me a hint through my mother, so I didn’t meditate until evening. I went to bed afterward. The blister dried up the day after I told my mother the real reason.
“For a cultivator, looking within is a magical tool.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX)
By looking inward, I found many attachments like being lazy, too playful, and not telling the truth. I will pay attention to cultivating from within and I am grateful for Master’s benevolent protection!