(Minghui.org) I was fortunate to start practicing Falun Dafa in 2012. Prior to that, I had many illnesses, including headaches; I felt like I always had a heavy hat on my head. After I started cultivation, all my ailments were cured. I was healthy and full of joy. I would like to share my cultivation experiences.

When I first started to cultivate, I studied the Fa with two veteran practitioners. I was inspired by their dedication to clarify the truth and save sentient beings. I wanted to do the same. At first, not knowing what to do or how to do it, I just took some Falun Dafa pamphlets and gave them out to people on the street. I also took information and gifts with me when I visited friends and family in the countryside.

I then distributed materials in the villages in the morning and house by house at night. I expanded my reach to include vendors at the open market and went into residential buildings to distribute materials. If there was a guard at the gate, I greeted him like an acquaintance and walked by as if I belonged there. If I saw someone in the building, I also greeted them, hoping they might think I was someone they knew and wouldn't interfere with me distributing pamphlets.

Saving Sentient Beings with Wisdom

I later went out to clarify the truth with other practitioners on the street. Sometimes, I purchased something I did not need from a vendor just to talk with them. I later gave those unneeded things I bought to neighbors and used that opportunity to clarify the truth to them. I often posted truth-clarification banners when I passed utility poles and billboards. A fellow practitioner praised my flexibility and agility, “You are clever, full of righteous thoughts, and have no fear at all while validating the Fa.”

One day I went out with another practitioner, and we met a courteous college student who was selling cellphone call cards. We clarified the truth to him and had a pleasant conversation.

He had completely accepted the truth and bowed to us, “Thank you, Ladies. Thank you, Master Li, for sending these two to save me. I will no longer try to join the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). You helped me to understand so many principles that my parents and teachers never taught me. I will follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be a good person. I will remember 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.'”

To help the student further understand the truth, I gave him a brochure, a Dafa amulet, and software to circumvent the Internet firewall. He gratefully accepted them and bowed to us again. We were very happy for him.

Harmonizing with the One Body

A few years ago, the veteran practitioner who was responsible for producing our truth-clarification materials moved away and gave the computer and printer to me. He hoped I could continue to produce materials. However, I did not know anything about using a computer and had never touched a mouse.

I was very anxious since there were a few older practitioners nearby who desperately needed the Minghui Weekly and other supplies. Fortunately, my sister (also a practitioner) taught me how to navigate the Internet and print materials. A technical practitioner also taught me how to solve basic issues on the computer.

Since then, I have been able to deliver the Minghui Weekly and truth-clarification materials to fellow practitioners on time every week. I also received [from practitioners] the lists of names of people who withdrew from CCP and its affiliated organizations and sent them to the Epoch Times’ Tuidang website.

I worked with a veteran practitioner for the past few years on truth-clarification projects, and we encountered many tests. For example, last year, she and I went to another practitioner’s home to deliver truth-clarification materials. We studied the Fa together with that practitioner.

Suddenly, the police broke in and arrested the three of us. They also searched my home later and illegally detained me for 10 days in a detention center. The practitioner I worked with was sentenced to one year in prison.

This was a very serious lesson. I looked within and found many attachments and shortcomings. I realized I had been sleepy and did not concentrate while studying the Fa, which made me unable to enlighten to new understandings and cultivate myself well. In addition, I sometimes did not hold my palm straight while sending forth righteous thoughts. I still had many human notions and harbored resentments for family members and fellow practitioners.

Before her arrest, I noticed some signs that the old forces had been interfering with her. Master also reminded me about safety many times. However, I still did not realize it because I did not fully understand the implications of “getting rid of fear” and “paying attention to safety.” I was eventually taken advantage of by the old forces and walked down a crooked path.

After studying the Fa with a calm mind, I improved my xinxing. I realized that no matter what interference the evil used, its goal was to keep me from doing the three things well, to shake my confidence in cultivation, and to prevent me from clarifying the truth and awakening sentient beings. I knew I must thoroughly deny the old forces’ arrangements and walk only on the path arranged by Master with righteous thoughts and actions.

Master said,

“Of course, we don't acknowledge any of the things that the old forces arranged--I as your master don't acknowledge them, and Dafa disciples of course don't acknowledge them either. (Applause) But after all, they did do what they wanted to do, so there's all the more reason for Dafa disciples to do even better and cultivate themselves well in the course of saving all beings. When you encounter ordeals during your cultivation, you have got to cultivate yourself and look at yourself--that doesn't mean acknowledging the ordeals arranged by the old forces and trying to do well amidst the ordeals they've arranged, that's not the case. We negate even the very emergence of the old forces and everything that they've arranged; we don't even acknowledge their existence. We're fundamentally negating all of their things, and all of, and only, the things you do while negating and getting rid of them is mighty-virtue.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IV)

I understood that I not only needed to deny the old forces’ arrangements, but I also needed to understand a Dafa disciple’s responsibility and prehistoric vow to help Master rectify the Fa, to keep up with the progress of Fa-Rectification, and to harmonize with what Master wants.

At the current stage, I am responsible for sending truth-clarification materials to older practitioners and cooperating with them to do the three things well. This is the divine responsibility Master has bestowed upon me.

After I rectified myself according to the Fa, I immediately took action to continue producing and delivering materials to fellow practitioners. I haven't stopped since then, not even during the outbreak of the CCP virus.

The imprisoned practitioner was released earlier this year. Other practitioners did not dare to visit her, and some were even afraid to talk to her when they bumped into her. I thought it over for a few days: “How can I get rid of my fear and help this practitioner at a time when she needs it the most?” After I let go of myself and truly thought of her, my fear immediately disappeared. I first sent her a set of Dafa books and then visited her.

She was very happy to see me. We shared our understandings based on the Fa, and we both looked within to find our attachments. She told me she must study the Fa well with a calm mind, truly look within, and rectify herself based on the Fa. She also wrote a solemn declaration to negate a guarantee statement she was forced to sign and asked me to submit it to the Minghui website.

She brought me a stack of papers a few days later: it was a cultivation experience sharing article she wrote with great effort. I continued to send Minghui Weekly and truth-clarifying materials to her. She soon adjusted her mindset, regained her energy, and caught up with the progress of Fa-rectification. She continued to clarify the truth every day, and within two weeks she provided me with a long list of names of people who withdrew from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

Every time I was given a list of names of people who agreed to withdraw from the CCP, I really admired the older practitioners’ great efforts in going out to clarify the truth to people. This encouraged me to cultivate more diligently.

At this last moment of helping Master to rectify the Fa and save sentient beings, I must strive to do the three things well, let go of my self, and harmonize as one body. I will live up to Master’s high expectations for us and sentient beings’ great hope!

“Do well what remains to be done, and head toward the future with a cultivation journey free of regret.” (“To the Canada Fa Conference”)

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