(Minghui.org) Jin is a friend of mine and a favorite student of my father. He recently experienced the power of Falun Dafa when learning the Falun Dafa meditation exercises.
When my father first started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997, he tried to introduce the practice to Jin, but perhaps it was not the right time, as Jin did not start practicing until over two decades later. Jin was only able to accept Falun Dafa after he experienced disillusionment in the material world.
Jin graduated from a prestigious university, and was addicted to the material world, but he was an upright person, and troubled by the filthy things he saw in the world. Especially as a student, he had been very disgusted with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He was punished several times by the school for his “anti-CCP speech” and was almost expelled from the school. He therefore didn’t have any good feelings about the CCP. Because he was disillusioned by the material world, he smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol to numb himself, and he often got drunk. Due to frequent drinking, his liver was damaged.
Earlier this year, Jin called me, hoping that I could visit him and teach him to practice Falun Dafa. My mother and I went to visit him. When we arrived at his home, we saw that his huge house didn’t have any furniture and was messy.
He told me that a few years ago, because he was desperately looking for spiritual fulfillment, he gave everything to nearby farmers. At first, he thought of pursuing spiritual practice in a Buddhist temple, but he felt that the current temple was not a place for cultivation. It was instead a place for entertaining people, and for monks to make money. So he chose to practice Taoism in a Taoist temple. But he later found out that the Taoist temple was as filthy as the Buddhist temple. He returned home three months later.
He said, “I have read various books of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. I finally realized that practicing Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in Falun Dafa is the only way, so I decided to practice.”
Over the course of a few days I gave him a detailed introduction to each of the five exercises, but told him that the most important thing in practicing Falun Dafa is to cultivate xinxing based on the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
A few days later, he called and told me that one morning, because he couldn’t sleep, he got up early to do the sitting exercises. However, he forgot the movements I taught him, so he went to read Master’s exercise teachings in the book The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection and saw that Master’s hands in the Fa portrait of the book were moving. At first he thought that his eyes were deceiving him, so he rubbed his eyes, but Master’s hands continued to move. He looked carefully as Master was doing the exercises, and he followed Master’s movements and quickly learned the sitting meditation.
Jin now has strengthened belief in practicing Falun Dafa, and has begun to hand copy Master’s book Zhuan Falun with a writing brush. He has aligned himself with Dafa’s requirements of “...studying the Fa and cultivating your heart and mind” (“What is Cultivation Practice” in Essentials for Further Advancement), and vowed to be a true practitioner.
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