Thank You, Master, for Bringing Me Back to Dafa
(Minghui.org) My mother and I were introduced to Falun Dafa in 1997. I was very young then and only understood Dafa’s teachings superficially. But I loved going to the practice site with my mother to do the exercises and studying the Fa. I was eager to live according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, with a burning desire to return to my true home.
I graduated from high school in 2006 and got accepted to a good university despite my average grades. I was the only student to go to university out of the six students in my dormitory. I had no doubt that Master made that happen. I chose to study animation, hoping that I could use animated films to clarify the truth like overseas practitioners did. But I let Master down. The free and laid back university environment unfortunately eroded my diligence in studying the Fa and encouraged my pursuit of worldly goals. Gradually, I stopped studying the Fa, forgot about clarifying the truth to other students and behaved like an ordinary person.
The coronavirus pandemic was a wake-up call for me. On Chinese New Year day, to allay my mother and father-in-law’s fears about the spread of the coronavirus, I plucked up my courage to let them know that they would be safe if they sincerely recited, “Falun Dafa is great! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great!” My mother-in-law, in particular, was very receptive and agreed right away.
Perhaps Master was pleased that I still had Dafa in my heart, so he arranged to give me hints through my two children. On February 27th this year, I told my five-year-old daughter and three-year-old son the story of Chang’e (the lady in the moon in Chinese mythology). When the story got to the part where Chang’e swallows a pill and flies up to heaven, the children got extremely excited. They wanted to fly up to heaven as well and asked me how they could do it. The question stirred a deeply hidden part of me; I told them it’s possible only if they follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
The next day, my usually stubborn daughter was like a different person. She was surprisingly obedient and well-behaved. She told me she wanted to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and that I should remind her if she forgot to; she went as far as to say that we should remind one another. I was very touched and felt ashamed because I forgot that my two children are in this world to obtain the Fa. I realized that merciful Master has been working hard to bring me back to Dafa.
I was so inspired by the children’s yearning for Dafa at such an innocent, young age, that I made a promise to myself that all three of us will take up the practice again and return to our heavenly home together.
That weekend, my mother brought us the book Zhuan Falun and the movie Coming For You. After watching the movie with my husband that night, memories of the past came flooding back and brought tears to my eyes.
Early the next morning, I picked up Zhuan Falun again after 14 long years. I read with a mental clarity I had not known before. I cried and did not want to stop reading it. How could I have let this profound Buddha Fa slip away from me when I should have counted myself to be extremely fortunate to have become a Dafa disciple? Why has it taken me this long to realize that? Master has made cultivating Buddhahood easier than ever. In the past, cultivation was much more difficult because one would have had to enlighten on one’s own and was more likely to make mistakes and suffer more as a result. Master has made it easy for us to learn the Fa and has explained it to us in such a simple and clear manner that we should have no excuse for not following it.
In a few short days my mind had taken a huge mental leap forward. I vowed to cultivate to the end.
This time around, I was very careful when I read Zhuan Falun. I did not want to miss even a single mark of punctuation and tried to read deeply into Master’s every word, which seemed to awaken my memories of long ago. I shed many tears as I read, regretting all the time I wasted and letting Master down.
My understanding of Zhuan Falun was much deeper this time compared to when I was very young. One afternoon after I finished reading the first lecture of the book, I noticed my neck, shoulders and back were not aching as much. I thought I might have just imagined it, so I deliberately looked down by bending my neck more frequently. To my amazement, I no longer felt the aching pain in my neck and back after a long day. I used to be scared to bend my neck forward, but I have done it this time while reading the book for over an hour. I was overjoyed! My chronic neck pain and frozen shoulder condition were gone. Thank you, Master! Thank you for taking on so much of my karma.
I believe the end of Fa-rectification is near and the pandemic is a reminder to us that the large-scale elimination has started. But as long as there’s still time, there’s hope. I must spend more time studying the Fa and follow Master’s guidance on doing the three things well.
The awakening this time resonated so strongly in me. If I hadn’t awoken, it would have been a monumental tragedy when the Fa rectifies the human world. I thought about the practitioners around me who have lost their way and wanted to share what I have experienced with them. Together with another practitioner, we managed to find a few former practitioners. After talking to them, we found they still hold Dafa dear to their hearts; however, since they lacked support from fellow practitioners and the persecution forced them to practice in secret, they slowly gave up over time. We helped to resurrect their cultivation by providing them with recordings of Master’s original lectures and printed copies of Master’s lectures overseas.
I also started clarifying the truth to friends and family around me. For a few nights, I had the same dream wherein I clarified the truth to a few of my very close friends. I enlightened that we made a pact in our past lives and we are all on this earth together for a purpose. Master has hinted to me in dreams that I should save them. Out of the four friends, two of them live in my old hometown, one in a town in a nearby county, and the last one in far away Beijing. Not long after my dreams, I found out that my friend from Beijing was going back to visit our old hometown. I normally go back there to visit my parents and in-laws once a week. That weekend, I went to visit her with a Dafa amulet and clarified the truth to her. She readily agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations, and asked me to do it for her whole family. I have no doubt she has been waiting to be saved. The other friend who lives in a town at a nearby county and is a sales representative suddenly called me to tell me she did not have enough shoes to sell. What a great opportunity arranged by Master! I delivered the shoes to her, clarified the truth to her and helped her quit the CCP.
After some experiences with friends, I slowly broadened my reach by clarifying the truth to strangers and helping them quit the CCP. In the process, I found my human notions were sometimes hampering me, so I consciously eliminated these thoughts one by one when they occurred. It’s important for me to study the Fa every day because that’s the only guarantee I have in order to save more people.
The Fa-rectification is nearing completion and Master does not want any disciples to be left behind. I think we should be responsible to our fellow practitioners, including the ones who have undermined Dafa and our young practitioner children at home. Whatever unfortunate things happened before were arranged by the old forces to destroy them. We should help to bring people back to the path of Dafa. It’s our responsibility to our fellow practitioners, but also a role we must play in assisting Master in Fa-rectification. Let’s all seize this last opportunity, so that we can return to our heavenly home together.