A Young Practitioner Benefits From Studying the Fa
(Minghui.org) My name is Lele and I am eight years old. My maternal grandmother looked after me until I was three. My grandmother said that I was very kind and innocent when I was young. When I was six months old, I was able to sit in the full lotus position. When I visited my grandmother a few years ago, I was able to meditate in the full lotus position with my grandmother for one hour. I also read one lecture of Zhuan Falun with her when I was six. I would always silently recite, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and “Falun Dafa is good.” Dafa has deeply been rooted in my heart.
When I recently went to visit my grandmother, I was unable to sit in the full lotus position because my father, who was brainwashed by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) lies and propaganda, refused to let me practice Falun Dafa. When I tried sitting in the full lotus position, my legs felt very stiff. Since both of my parents had to work, and with the CCP virus situation, no one tended to my needs. I started to fall behind in my schoolwork and resented studying. In the past, I wrote in my diary every day, but after I lost interest in studying, I stopped writing in my diary.
When my grandmother saw what happened to me, she wanted me to study the Fa. She said that only by studying the Fa could Master help me become a better person. I agreed to study the Fa with my grandmother and was also determined to get rid of my bad habits.
Returning to the Path of Cultivation
Master started to help me when I set my mind to study the Fa. My father was unable to come to my grandmother’s house because of the CCP virus, and my mother had to return to work. I started to cultivate Falun Dafa the day my mother went back to work on August 9, 2020.
We studied the Fa for over an hour the first day and I was very anxious because we took about an hour to read Lunyu and only six pages of Zhuan Falun. I felt like there was a lot of interference and I kept missing words while reading Zhuan Falun. I thought, “If I keep reading at this pace, how would I ever finish reading Zhuan Falun?”
My grandmother started to encourage me when she saw how anxious I was. She told me to focus and read word by word, and to try not to miss any words because behind each character in Zhuan Falun are Buddhas, Taos, and Gods. I kept what my grandmother told me in mind.
In the same amount of time, I was able to read 12 pages of Zhuan Falun. I felt like I was improving and became very happy.
We were very focused when we studied the Fa. I was not able to do the full lotus position, so I either put up one leg (the half-lotus position) or had my legs loosely crossed. I had to re-read each time I missed a word. This was challenging, but I was determined to persist.
On the fifth day, in the same amount of time, we were able to read 15 pages. By the tenth day, we were able to read 18 pages. In two weeks’ time, we were at our optimum pace, reading over 20 pages. My grandmother said that my pronunciation was very accurate and that I was reading very smoothly. At times, I would also correct my grandmother’s pronunciation. I was making progress since my xinxing, tolerance, and compassion were all upgrading.
Master Purified My Body
My body experienced a huge transformation after a week of studying the Fa. Before cultivating Falun Dafa, my eyelids, lips, and skin were swollen when I woke up every morning. My vision was poor and my physical appearance was very unattractive. When I started to study the Fa on the first day, these problems vanished. I knew Master was cleansing my body.
I’ve had sinusitis since a very young age. I had to open my mouth to breathe at night and when I woke up each morning, I had to use a bunch of tissues to clean my nose. Since starting to study the Fa, I have had only two infections. After enlightening to the fact that Master was eliminating my karma, the sinusitis disappeared and never returned.
While rollerblading one time I fell on my knees and started to cry because they started to bleed. It was only my second day of studying the Fa, and I had not learned how to look inward. Through studying the Fa for a couple of days, I came to know that this was a good thing because Master was eliminating my karma. The wound healed after a week. Since then, whenever I feel discomfort, I am always grateful to Master. After realizing that Master is eliminating my karma, my discomfort would vanish.
My xinxing also upgraded. I know to treat others well even if they wrong me, and I understand the importance of preserving virtue. I ask my grandmother questions while studying the Fa and she tries her best to answer them: Where is the Mysterious Pass located? Where is the tanzhong point? Where is the mingmen and yuzhen point? What does the Assistant Spirit or Main Spirit look like? I ask many questions. I never feel drowsy when I study the Fa nor will I miss or add any words when I study the Fa. I have tried my best to respect Master and respect the Fa, like a true young Dafa disciple.
I could do the full lotus position for over 30 minutes on the tenth day. On the twelfth day, I did the full lotus position for 50 minutes while listening to Master’s lectures. On the thirteenth day, I could do the full lotus position for one hour. However, my legs were in pain during the last ten minutes and my grandmother told me I could put my legs down. I refused and said I wanted to do it for the full hour. My grandmother and I read all of Zhuan Falun in 16 days and finished listening to Master’s audio lectures in Guangzhou.
I finished watching Master’s video lecture in Guangzhou in five days, which deepened my understanding of the Fa. My grandmother and I finished reading, listening to, and watching Zhuan Falun three times in 20 days. I have benefitted quite a lot! Master is truly watching over me, and I have improved in many areas.
The night before I returned home my grandmother said, “You won’t be able to study the Fa like this anymore. You should at least recite and memorize Lunyu. This way you will be able to abide by Dafa’s standards at all times. Almost immediately I said, “Yes! I will memorize it.” However it took almost two hours to memorize the first two paragraphs of Lunyu. My grandmother said that was fine, and we could continue memorizing it tomorrow.
During the car ride back home, I focused on memorizing Lunyu and took two hours to completely memorize it. My grandmother told me to recite it again to make sure I truly remembered it. I still made two minor mistakes, but she praised me and told me that as long as I continued memorizing Lunyu, I would remember it.
A Breakthrough in My Academics
My schoolwork also started to improve. When I first started to cultivate, I needed at least 30 minutes to do 120 math questions, and I would get sixteen questions wrong. After studying the Fa, I only needed 20 minutes to do the questions and only three questions were incorrect. I have even received many perfect scores. Seeing my changes, my mother started to support my Dafa cultivation.
I’ve corrected many of my bad habits like knowing to keep clean, going to bed on time, and writing in my diary.
I started to study the second half of my textbook. Usually it takes about 6 months to complete, however, I did it in 20 days. My mother was in disbelief and this was truly a miracle! I started doing well in playing the zither and came in second place at a recital competition. I also started watching English movies to improve my language skills, reading famous novels, and playing Chinese chess.
I am truly lucky to have obtained the Fa at a very young age and will continue to elevate myself in the Fa.
Dafa was deeply embedded in my heart for the twenty days that I was with my grandmother. Master has given me a lot and there is no way I can repay Master.