(Minghui.org) Master Li Hongzhi said: “Your righteous thoughts and everything you accomplish come from the Fa, so no matter how busy you are, don't neglect Fa-study.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.”)
To deepen my understanding of the Fa, I memorized Zhuan Falun three times and transcribed it three times. That was over 10 years ago. In January of this year, I started transcribing Zhuan Falun again, and now I am doing it a second time.
I now study two lectures of Zhuan Falun every morning. If there is a special circumstance that keeps me from studying the Fa, I make it up the next day. I started practicing Falun Dafa 24 years ago. Roughly speaking, I have studied Zhuan Falun more than a thousand times. I often felt like it was the first time I read the book. The more I studied the Fa, the more I wanted to study. The more I studied, the brighter and happier I felt. I felt the gap between me and the standards of the Fa lessened, and my sense of responsibility grew stronger. Dafa disciples came for the Fa; they are lives created by Dafa, and they shoulder the great mission of saving sentient beings.
I also studied Master's other Fa-teachings, Essentials For Further Advancement, and Hong Yin. Every time a new scripture of Master's was published, I read it more than 10 times, and memorized it the same day if it was not too long. I sat with my legs double-crossed or single-crossed (in lotus position) when I studied the Fa.
From constant Fa study, I strengthened my belief in Master and the Fa, as well as my determination to cultivate. During the time I was illegally detained, I kept studying two to three lectures of Zhuan Falun every day, sometimes four to five lectures a day. A lot of Fa-study helped me keep a clear head, and I was not deceived by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) fallacies and defamations. I walked out of the brainwashing class with righteous thoughts.
Increasing my Fa-study for a long time made my cultivation path become smoother. Although there were disturbances and tests, there were no particularly big twists and turns or stumbles.
Through studying the Fa, I deeply understand that looking inward is the fundamental difference between cultivators and ordinary people. Therefore, cultivators must look inward when encountering problems, and if they do, unexpected results will occur.
In 2014, the old forces took the lives of two elderly practitioners in the form of illness karma. They were about the same age as me. We were in the same Fa-study group and got along well with each other. We often pointed out each other's shortcomings, which were accepted easily by the other. This had been the case for more than 20 years.
The deaths of those practitioners shocked me very much. I was trapped for a long time in having sentimentality for them, and I couldn't extricate myself from it. My faith in Master and Dafa wavered, and my health was in a bad state.
In September 2015, I suddenly felt weak and didn't want to eat or drink. The symptoms worsened the next day, and my stomach hurt. The left side of my stomach felt hard, and I could feel a lump larger than an egg. My family insisted that I go to a hospital for treatment, but I refused.
I thought: “I am a cultivator. As long as I persist in studying the Fa and practicing the exercises, I will definitely be able to pass this test.” My son-in-law is a medical doctor, and he said: “You have an intestinal obstruction. Most people have a large intestine obstruction, but you have a small one. You have to go to a hospital for surgery, otherwise your life will be in danger!”
Although I didn't go to a hospital at that time, I still used ordinary means and took medicine at home. But it didn't work. Seven days later, my stomach hurt more. I felt very uncomfortable and was sweating all over. I wavered in my heart, and had the thought that I can't bear it anymore. I could neither sit nor lie down. Sometimes I even had bad thoughts, but then I quickly rejected them.
I insisted on studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. I thought: “I have Master in charge of me. Why would the evil dare to persecute me like this? What did I do wrong? Is it because I can’t let go of my sentimentality about the deaths of the two elderly practitioners; so I was taken advantage of and persecuted by the old forces. At that moment, my stomach suddenly moved once, and I felt a little better than before.
At this time, Master's Fa came to mind: “If you cannot relinquish the attachment or concern for illness, we cannot do anything and will be unable to help you.” (Lecture One in Zhuan Falun)
The two practitioners who passed away were also Master's disciples, and He was in charge of them. I missed them. I worried that I would have similar problems, and I was often trapped in that thought and could not get out. That was a very strong attachment, and it was not what Master wanted, nor was it what the two deceased practitioners wanted to see.
I was ashamed of myself. I have been cultivating for so many years, and I did not look inward upon encountering problems, nor did I cultivate based on the Fa. I did not think of Master and Dafa first, but regarded myself as an ordinary person.
When I looked inward and realized what my problem was, Master instantly eliminated the evil that persecuted me.
When I went to the bathroom, I heard a “plop,” and a stone-like object hit the toilet. Instantly, my stomach no longer hurt, and my lower back straightened up as if nothing had happened. All the pain was gone; my whole body was warm and very comfortable. Tears of gratitude rolled down my cheeks. Thank you Master for your compassionate salvation!
Sending forth righteous thoughts to eradicate evil is one of the three things Master asked Dafa disciples to do. I cultivate with my abilities locked. So I do not see the magnificent scenes of the battle between good and evil in other dimensions, or feel anything when sending forth righteous thoughts. As a result, I was uncertain whether they worked. My mind often wandered and was not focused. Sending forth righteous thoughts at the four prescribed times every day just became a mere formality.
One incident changed my attitude towards sending forth righteous thoughts. In the winter of 2015, the main consciousness of a junior high school student, who was the daughter of a practitioner in my community, often left her body. After the main consciousness left, her body would lie motionless in bed for four to five hours, day or night, with barely a breath, and she couldn't be awakened.
At around 7 o'clock one evening, four or five practitioners and I went to the practitioner's home to send forth righteous thoughts for her daughter and called the girl's main consciousness to come back. We cleaned out the old evil forces, rotten demons, and communist factors that persecuted the girl in other dimensions. We did that for about 30 minutes, and the girl suddenly woke up. After getting up, she went to the living room to chat with everyone. From then on, she was normal.
I didn't feel anything when I sent forth righteous thoughts that time, but it exerted a tremendous power that I never would have imagined. It was just as Master said:
“...when Dafa disciples around the world send righteous thoughts together at the same time, the power is boundless. So, if each person had been able to handle this matter with very strong righteous thoughts and been doing it very well from the beginning, then perhaps there would be no evil remaining now.” ("Teaching The Fa At The 2007 New York Fa Conference")
Since then, I pay special attention to sending righteous thoughts and try not to miss the four times when practitioners around the world send forth righteous thoughts together. If I missed one, I made it up later. I also send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil in our area more frequently.
Dafa disciples are beings created by Dafa. They are cultivators who walk on a divine path and shoulder great responsibilities and a historic mission. I clarified the truth to sentient beings as much as possible and persuaded them to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. I talked to relatives and strangers. Among my family and immediate relatives, 45 of them made the three withdrawals. One of them, my nephew's wife, is an elementary school teacher. I clarified the truth to her for 12 years before she agreed to withdraw.
I also took the initiative to locate former colleagues and friends, visited their homes, invited them to dinner, and found opportunities to tell them the truth about Dafa. I also gave them copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and persuaded them to make the three withdrawals. Many of them worked for the government and were retired officials who had been deeply poisoned by the CCP. It was not easy to clarify the truth to them. However, with Master's blessing, many people understood the truth, quit the CCP, and chose a bright future.