(Minghui.org) One day in 2014, a classmate called and said she wanted to talk with me. I met her in a coffee shop, and she started telling me about Falun Dafa. She gave me some printed materials about the persecution of Falun Dafa and the story of the Udumbara flower.

She told me that she’d been looking for a cultivation method on the internet and had learned about the persecution of Falun Dafa. She said that she did not understand why Falun Dafa was persecuted, so she’d been seeking more information about it for nine months. Then she told me and her other friends about Falun Dafa, although she did not start practicing at that time.

Later, she gave me the book Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa. I read it over the course of several weeks and thought it was good. It helped me to find out the meaning of life, and I’d had an interest in the universe when I was young—I thought it was beautiful and mysterious. When I read Zhuan Falun for the first time, I was drawn to the parts about the universe.

After reading Zhuan Falun, I was out walking one night when I suddenly felt my mind broadened and connected with the vast universe above. At that moment, I felt sacred, and my body became so light.

Several weeks later, my classmate came to my house and taught me the five exercises. After I did the second exercise for 15 minutes, I had a buzzing in my ears and felt dizzy. The sensation was strong the first time, and I had to take a break for half an hour after that.

Another time, when I was doing the meditation exercise, the following Fa suddenly appeared in my mind and moved me to tears:

“it means that the person wants to become pure again and return to his true, heavenly abode, and be freed of this world.” (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun)

In one day, my heart was deeply touched, and tears started to fall when I read the following Fa:

“… lighten their bodies, enhance their wisdom, enrich their hearts” (“Enlightenment,” Essentials for Further Advancement)

Both times, I was surrounded by a field of compassion and the divine power of Master and Dafa.

Master Taught Me How to Send Forth Righteous Thoughts

A month later, my classmate gave me a print-out of the Minghui editorial: “The Essentials to Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts and the Schedule for Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts at Set Times Around the World (Update 2).” She asked me to send forth righteous thoughts. At that time, I did not understand what sending righteous thoughts meant. I asked her if there was any difference between sending righteous thoughts and the meditation exercise, but she could not give me an answer.

I took a nap that afternoon and had a dream that I still remember quite clearly. In the dream, I was in my room with my phone and laptop on the desk, their screens turned on. I saw the upright palm on both screens and tried to turn the screens off, but I could not. Then I saw the upright palm placed in front of my chest. There was a ring of silver-light surrounding the upright palm. At that moment, I heard Master’s Fa-rectification verses, and a ring of silver-light shot out as fast as a speeding arrow. I clearly felt the divine power of sending righteous thoughts.

After I woke up, I knew the inner strength of sending forth righteous thoughts.

Master Protected Me in Motorbike Accidents

One day, on my way to the park to do the exercises at around 4:30 a.m., I turned right to cross the street and did not notice the concrete barrier in the center. My motorbike collided with the barrier. At that moment, I could not put on the brakes, and could feel my thigh touching part of the barrier. I also heard people behind me shouting.

Just then, I clearly saw my bike go through the barrier, just like it wasn't there. My bike kept going at the same speed, as if nothing had happened. Afterward, I was surprised and thought it was miraculous. I knew Master had protected me. Whenever I think about this, I wonder if perhaps my bike and I were moved to a different dimension at that time.

Another time I was returning home from work around 10:00 p.m. It had rained heavily that day, and my bike started to slide on the manhole at a corner. It happened suddenly so I could not hit the brakes. I tried to stop my bike with my right leg, and my right shoe came off. I could feel my right foot dragging on the street, but it did not hurt and my skin was not even scratched. In the blink of an eye, I felt, out of nowhere, a power stopping my bike from sliding. I knew that Master had protected me.

One night I was on my way home after doing the exercises. When I crossed the street heading to a gas station, another motorbike came speeding right towards me. It happened so quickly, I could not do anything. All I know is that the other motorbike was bearing down on me and a crash was inevitable. But instead of colliding right into me, it barely touched my bike and just left a small scratch. When I stopped at the gas station, I turned around to make sure that the bike which crashed into me was fine, but that bike had already left. It seemed like nothing had happen at all. Master had protected me again.

Miraculous Experience Reading Zhuan Falun and Cultivation Sharing Articles in Traditional Chinese

At the end of 2017, I thought I would like to read Zhuan Falun in Chinese. Another practitioner helped me buy Zhuan Falun in traditional Chinese with Zhuyin phonetic notation. The first time I held the Chinese version of Zhuan Falun in my hands, I asked myself, “How can I ever finish reading it?”

I then put that thought aside and decided to begin by learning Zhuyin phonetic notation. I found the Zhuyin phonetic table on the web and learned it in a few days. Because I’d learned Japanese at university, I was familiar with several hundred Chinese characters. I read the Chinese version of Zhuan Falun day after day and finished all nine lectures in one month. Eventually, I could read more cultivation experience-sharing articles on Chinese Minghui.

Looking back, I was surprised that I’d learned to read Chinese so fast. I knew Master and Dafa had given me the wisdom to do it.

I had an opportunity to attend the International Falun Dafa Experience-sharing Conference in New York in 2019. After that, I enlightened to the Fa of “selflessness and altruism” (“Non-Omission in Buddha-Nature,” Essentials for Further Advancement), and I had a precious opportunity to use my Chinese to fulfill my responsibility to assist Master in the Fa-rectification and in saving sentient beings.

Master always protects me every step of the way. Recently, I opened Hong Yin II and came upon the two following verses:

“Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions

A Great Enlightened One fears no hardshipHaving forged an adamantine willFree of attachment to living or dyingHe walks the path of Fa-rectificationconfident and poised”

“The Difficult Path to Godhood

Predestined ties of countless lifetimesEach has Dafa as its guiding thread‘Tis in hardship the golden body is temperedWhy such slow and leisurely steps?”

Looking back over my six years of cultivation, whenever I feel it is hard to endure or go forward, I keep studying the Fa, searching in my heart, and getting rid of human attachments. When I change my notions, a totally different realm appears.

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Category: Journeys of Cultivation