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NTD Manager: My 20-Year Cultivation Journey

Dec. 29, 2021 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Changhua, Taiwan

(Minghui.org) My wife and I went to Taoyuan for mountain climbing in November 2000. After walking a short distance, I was exhausted. A man in our group said, “Falun Dafa is really good. I do the exercises and I feel very light as I walk.” My mind was so full of complaints about being tired that I didn’t listen. Halfway through the hike I was so exhausted that I began walking back.

That man happened to sit at my table during our lunch break and talked about the positive changes he experienced after he started practicing Falun Dafa. He also gave me an introductory flier. I found the local practice site a few days later and learned the exercises. Nine days later, I attended a Nine-Day Falun Dafa seminar. The lives of my wife and I changed and we embarked on the path of cultivation.

The joy we felt motivated us to participate in the group Fa study and activities to introduce Falun Dafa. When we noticed the other practitioners focusing so well when they meditated, we were in awe. We encouraged each other and said that we must be diligent in our cultivation. Meditating was painful at first since we never crossed our legs in the double lotus position before. We tolerated the pain and told ourselves no matter how hard it was, it was not as painful as suffering from illnesses! After more than 3 months, I was finally able to sit in the full-lotus position when I meditated.

In the past, my weight was less than 50 kg. I often had gastric pain and needed to go to the hospital emergency in the middle of the night. In the summer my nose bled almost every day and I also had skin allergies. My legs itched so badly that I often scratched them until they bled.

After I began practicing Falun Dafa, these symptoms quickly disappeared and I really experienced what is meant to have a light body that is free from illness. A client, who had not seen me for half a year, asked me what elixir I took to cause such a great change in me! My weight increased by more than 10kg. We felt that we were so lucky to be able to practice Falun Dafa. Our hearts were full of joy.

I was born into a very traditional family. After graduating from school and getting a job I gave my salary to my parents and only kept a little money for living expenses. After I got married, I kept giving my parents money. By the end of the month, I sometimes needed to borrow money to pay my bills. This went on for a few years.

I felt that I was filial to my parents, but they still did not acknowledge me. They always criticized me in front of relatives and friends. When mom was hospitalized, I went to visit her but was reprimanded by my cousin. Tears welled up in my eyes and I walked out of the hospital, full of resentment.

After obtaining the Fa, I understood the Fa principle of “eliminating karma.” After letting go of the attachment to the family relationships, my heart of benevolence appeared. Master said we should put others before ourselves. The environment in my entire family changed. Our relatives and friends said that we were very filial and good. Thank you, Dafa, for bestowing us with a blissful and happy family.

One day, when I had just driven onto the highway, I seemed to hear a sound coming outside the car. I thought that I would look at it later. But after about 10 minutes, the car beside us honked at us and gestured to us. As I did not feel that there was anything wrong, I continued to drive on. After a while, another car honked at us too. This time, I thought that I had better stop by the road and look. My front right tire was deflated.

Another time I lent the car to my younger brother and he placed a lighter in the storage compartment. The car was parked by the roadside, which was relatively hot, the storage compartment caught fire and the big hole was burnt through the seat. Only the large amount of Dafa materials that were placed on top of the storage compartment did not catch fire. They were just a little yellow from the smoke. The car repair shop boss found it really amazing. He said that paper is the easiest to catch fire. I knew in my heart that Master was protecting me! Thank you, Master!

In 2008, I moved my factory to Lukang. There were many issues that I needed to settle so it was hard. I was so busy that I had difficulty practicing the exercises or studying the Fa. Instead of doing the exercises I would turn off my alarm and continue sleeping. One day, what I heard was not the alarm but Master’s voice. I heard it clearly, “Much time has passed, but your understanding is so poor.” I panicked and wondered if I imagined it. I asked my wife and she said she also heard Master’s voice.

We did not take it seriously and continued to slack off in doing the exercises. A few days later, we heard Master’s voice again, “You still cannot improve yourself based on the Fa!” This time, I was shocked out of sleep and since then, no matter how tired or busy I am, I participate in the group exercise practices and Fa study.

Saving People Through the Media

Master said,

“People with predestined relationships and those who can be saved can be made to—made to by Master’s Law Bodies, righteous gods, or the immense field that Dafa has formed in the world—appear right before you in any of a range of settings, providing them with a chance to learn the truth. But you have to carry it out, and it doesn’t work if you’re not out there doing things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference at the U.S. Capital,”Collected Teachings Give Around the World Volume VII)

After moving to Changhua, I joined a few societies. I thought that I needed to interact with people in mainstream society. I felt the people who came to the company came to listen to the truth about Dafa and learn about Shen Yun and New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television.

I joined a networking tour that was organized by a club president. I told myself: I am not here to play, I am here to save people. I must find a way to get hold of the microphone. I begged Master to help me and I was able to stand at the front and introduce Shen Yun. After I finished speaking, the director asked me to explain the relationship between Falun Dafa and Shen Yun. This group of people had waited millions of years for this moment to understand the truth! After I finished explaining, the assistant director took over the mic and said how moved he was when he watched the Shen Yun performance. He highly recommended the group to watch the show.

After a few days, a presidents’ networking session was being organized and the assistant director took the initiative to mention Shen Yun, saying that if they do not watch the show, they will regret their whole life and that he was willing to provide 20 tickets to the presidents to bring their family to watch the show. During the whole session, everyone was talking about Shen Yun. Everyone was very enthusiastic and was hoping to quickly enter the hall to watch this world’s best performance. In this way, within just a few hours, we nearly sold 50 tickets. My heart was very touched and full of righteous belief for Dafa. We immediately ran to the nearby supermarket to purchase the tickets and delivered the tickets to them that very night. On the next day, it was discovered that Changhua had an unusual ticket sales. We specially called the person-in-charge to explain that the tickets were bought by us.

Although I had cultivated for many years, apart from promoting Shen Yun, I did not get involved in other projects. I felt that the improvement in my cultivation was slow. In 2019, I was appointed manager for NTD Television’s Changhua office. This has been the most steadfast path I’ve walked since I began practicing.

Master said, “An international media company isn’t considered a major corporation if it doesn’t have a few hundred million dollars in working capital.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference”).

For the media to make a stand in human society, it must embark on a virtuous cycle—only then will it be effective in saving people. Getting sales for the company is a big test for a cultivator and the pressure is great. Only Dafa can help us to turn it around with righteous thoughts. We persisted in organizing events to invite people to come and understand, and show their support by sponsoring NTD Television.

During that time, the first thought I had when I woke up was, “I am here to save people. I came to this world because I had an agreement with Master. How can I not do the three things well?” In the past, I often relied on my practitioner wife to visit the clients with me. I always felt that the success rate is higher this way. Now, I am able to visit them by myself.

I also eliminate my fear and worries when I get rejected. If I managed to contact the other party I go out to meet them and send forth righteous thoughts on the way there to eliminate any interference. In my head, I tell their knowing side, “You have predestined relationship with Dafa.”

I am not good at communicating with people. Because I am straightforward sometimes the other person is not comfortable. I’ve also had conflicts with fellow practitioners. I later asked everyone to study the Fa for an hour and exchange our cultivation experiences before we start the meeting. Everyone’s cultivation improved. Our company’s orders increased. The Changhua office also brought in many business revenues and advertisement clients to NTD Television. I feel this is Master’s encouragement.

Improving My Character Is Fundamental

After I joined the media project there were endless events and gatherings. My network broadened very quickly. Although I felt that joining these societies was meant for saving people, my wife pointed out that my cultivation was lagging. Because of this, conflicts often occurred between us.

My lower backache had not gone away. During holidays, I liked to watch martial arts movies with the excuse that I needed to relax. My practitioner wife kept reminding me: Studying the Fa is very important. Do not become an ordinary person doing a Dafa job. Only by studying the Fa well will we have the ability to save people. Sometimes I was annoyed by what she said.

However, when I examined myself, I realized that I had the attachment of not wanting to be criticized by others and being impatient. When I really looked at myself, I had many attachments! I started to study the Fa, memorize the Fa, and find my own shortcomings and attachments. When my xinxing improved, my family became harmonious and the conflicts reduced too.

I recently had a disagreement with a company manager who did not come to work for more than 20 days. I kept reminding myself that I am a cultivator so I must tolerate, I must be able to attain the state of not hitting back when I am hit and not arguing back when I am scolded. He is here to test me. Calmly I said, “You are very angry now. Let’s talk after you calm down.” Not long after that, I went to talk to him about a work project again and it was as though nothing happened earlier.

It is really like what Master said, “...you can change a tough situation just by compromising a little.” (The Ninth Talk, Zhuan Falun)!

I would like to share Master’s poem to encourage fellow practitioners. Master said,

“Cultivation is not hard,It’s attachments that are hard to part with.When will you sever those many attachments?All know the sea of hardship has no shore.If your will is not firm,The hurdles are like mountains.How will you transcend this mortal life?”(“Severing,” Hong Yin II)

Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!

(Presented at the 2021 Taiwan Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference)