(Minghui.org) I’m 62 years old and I began practicing Falun Dafa in 2004. I’m immensely grateful for Master Li’s (Falun Dafa's founder) compassion, saving grace, and protection throughout the years. I’d like to tell you about some of my experiences.
September 26—two days before the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2004 is the most memorable day of my life. Mr. Li (alias) came to deliver goods to my store. I always felt that he was kind, friendly and trustworthy. When he clarified the truth to me I realized that he was such a good person because he practiced Falun Dafa.
He said, “Why don’t you try practicing? Falun Dafa is wonderful. You may later regret missing this great opportunity.” When I agreed to try he gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun – the main teachings of Falun Dafa. The Fa-principles mentioned in the book answered many questions I had. The words “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” deeply resonated with me. That day I embarked on the journey of cultivation and I had many wonderful experiences.
As I read Master Li’s teachings I understood that all the illnesses and the tribulations I had were caused by karma. Master said,
“In order to cure their illnesses or eliminate tribulations and karma, these people must cultivate and return to their original, true selves. This is how all the different cultivation schools view it.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
This part of the Fa more strengthened my resolve to practice Falun Dafa and walk on the path of returning to my original, true self.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is very good at carrying out brainwashing propaganda through its state-controlled media. In order to persecute Dafa, it fabricated numerous lies, such as, “Practitioners set themselves on fire, commit suicide, do not care about their families, etc.” These lies deeply poisoned regular people, so when I started practicing I concealed it from my family.
I later realized that Falun Dafa is so wonderful I should practice it openly. When I had to watch my store I read the Fa. When my husband saw me holding Zhuan Falun and reading it he looked at me strangely. In order to stop me he purposefully turned up the TV volume to interfere with me. Seeing that I wasn’t moved, he went out and played Mahjong.
When I noticed that he no longer looked after our store or took care of chores, I was upset. I reminded myself that I was a practitioner, I should behave according to the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and not argue with him. I quietly finished all the work before studying the Fa. The more I studied, the stronger my faith in Falun Dafa became. I also felt Master was extremely compassionate and wonderful. I told myself not to lose this great opportunity. No matter how people opposed it or how the CCP persecuted it, I would follow Master and cultivate.
One day, Mr. Li gave me a truth-clarification DVD, which analyzed the staged Self-Immolation at Tiananmen Square. After my husband finished watching it his attitude towards Dafa changed. My husband is a kind person. He understood that Dafa taught people to be good, which was different from what the CCP claimed. He also realized that I became illness-free after practicing, I was in high spirits every day, and I stopped arguing with him. He not only no longer opposed me, but he also reminded me to send forth righteous thoughts when it was time. He also helped me by passing on informational materials to his friends. When I clarified the facts to people, he always added a few words.
Our son was away attending university. When he came home during school break and saw me practicing the exercises he said, “Mom, Falun Dafa doesn’t allow people to take medications.” I explained, “That’s not true. Practitioners no longer take medicine because their illnesses are resolved. Look how healthy I am. Do I need to take medication?” What I said cheered him up.
Truth-clarification and saving sentient beings is one of the three things that Master asks us to do. I enlightened that we shouldn’t slack off in doing any of the three things Master asks us to do. Only by studying the Fa well, can one have ample righteous thoughts. The wisdom we receive from the Fa helps us overcome any interference we encounter in truth-clarification, so that we can save people.
One day, another practitioner and I went together to a market. When the market was about to close, three middle-aged women from the countryside were preparing to go home. We began clarifying the truth to them and offered to help them renounce their memberships in the CCP and its affiliated organizations. One woman refused to accept what we said. She said, “Why bother keeping safe? What’s the point of living?” When I saw that she didn’t care whether she lived or died, I felt great compassion for her. I wanted to know why she did not care about her life.
While the other practitioner quietly sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate anything that prevented her from being awakened, I said to her, “Sister, please don’t say that. Every life is precious! We all have families. One person’s misfortune is the entire family’s misfortune.” When I said that she smiled. She said that she joined the Young Pioneers as a child and gladly agreed to withdraw her membership from it. We felt truly happy for her. We gave her some truth-clarification materials to take home and read. We also told her that many people feel that they have been blessed when they remember to say, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She was very happy. During this experience, I came to deeply feel the in-depth meaning and great power of what Master said,
“Compassion is an enormous energy, the energy of righteous gods. The more compassion that is present, the greater this energy becomes, and it can disintegrate anything that is bad.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX)
On my way home one day, I passed by a bus station and noticed a young man with a large suitcase. I stopped and said, “Young man, are you going home?” He smiled and said, “Auntie, I attend high school here. I’m from another township. I have a school break today and I’m waiting for the bus to go home.”
I said, “I’d like to tell you something important.” When he asked what it was, I began clarifying the truth and telling him about Falun Dafa. I said, “The CCP made up many lies to persecute such a wonderful practice. The Party lies to people and misleads them to go along with the persecution. In doing this it has committed great sins.”
I said, “In order to not be implicated for its crimes, whoever joined the Party, Youth League or Young Pioneers needs to withdraw from these organizations.”
He said, “Auntie, please help me quit. I joined the Youth League and the Young Pioneers.” Before we saw each other off, I gave him a truth-clarification DVD, a brochure on quitting the CCP and an amulet. He thanked me repeatedly.
This truth-clarification experience made me realize that all people are waiting to be saved. In this critical historical moment I feel it’s a great honor to assist Master in rectifying the Fa and saving sentient beings. This has motivated me to be more diligent and never slack off on the path of saving sentient beings.
Another time when I began talking to a man he shouted, “Long live the CCP!” I wasn’t moved and continued talking to him. He said he used to serve in the army in Beijing. When I mentioned the June 4th Tiananmen Square Massacre he said he knew about it. I said, “If you know about it, why do you shout like that? The CCP has done many evil things. Our ancestors believed that good deeds are rewarded and evil deeds are punished. The CCP has committed tremendous sins for persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. I can tell that you are a kind person. Please withdraw from the Party so you won’t be held accountable for its crimes.”
He happily agreed. I asked if he knew that the staged self-immolation incident was a hoax. He said “Yes.” I also asked him to remember that Falun Dafa is good. This experience made me realize that we shouldn’t be moved by what people say. If we truly want to save them the outcome will be positive.
I know people who received good fortune after renouncing their memberships in the CCP. One year a pregnant lady came to my store. I clarified the facts to her and suggested she quit the Party. She gladly renounced her memberships in the Youth League and Young Pioneers. Four days later when she rode the bus to a market it was involved in a very serious accident. Several passengers were badly injured and rushed to the hospital but she only had a little scratch on her hand.
I also talked to a young man who came from out of town to work. He decided to quit his membership in the Young Pioneers. A few days later he told me about his astonishing experience. He said, “Auntie! I’m so glad I listened to you and quit the Young Pioneers the other day. I also began saying, ‘Falun Dafa is wonderful!’ Just before it began raining two days ago, it began thundering. Lightning struck right in front of me, but I was fine.” I told him, “Because of your good thoughts about Dafa and the good fortune you received after quitting the CCP, you escaped danger.”
One of my neighbors went to work in the field. A bit of iron filing accidentally stuck into a vein in her wrist. She didn’t realize it until she saw it bleeding. When she showed it to me I told her by sincerely reciting the phrase, one would stay safe in times of trouble. I also comforted her and told her not to be scared. When her child took her to the hospital for an x-ray, it showed that there was a small iron filing in her vein. The doctor was very surprised and told her, “This is truly miraculous. Your situation is potentially very dangerous. If the filings flowed down with the blood to your heart, your life would be in danger.”
Throughout the years I’ve had many amazing experiences and witnessed astonishing things. I sometimes wonder if I didn’t practice Dafa, what would my life be like? Years ago a man who predicted people’s fates told me that I would be divorced. After I began practicing Falun Dafa Master removed a lot of my karma and re-arranged my life path. Benevolent Master not only removed this family tribulation, but has also given me a peaceful and harmonious family.
It truly is as Master said, “...with one person practicing, the whole family benefits.” (Teachings at the Conference in Australia)
My family is safe and happy. I never kept count of how many people I clarified the truth to, but I know many of them have experienced miracles.
I truly appreciate benevolent Master. I’d also like to thank Master on behalf of sentient beings who have benefited from Dafa. I will for sure be more diligent in my future cultivation path, not to let down Master’s saving grace, and seize the time to help more people know the truth.