(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Gong practitioner outside of China, a teacher at a Minghui School, and a parent. Schools were closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Young practitioners cannot go to school and have to take online classes. This is a good opportunity for the young practitioners to study the Fa as a group, so other parents and I have held online group Fa-study and exercises for the young practitioners for the past year.

Living by Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the young practitioners have gone through big changes, both physically and mentally. They’re growing up healthy and happy. We are grateful to Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa.

Reading in English and Chinese

We study the Fa in English twice a week and in Chinese four times a week. We also hold a music lesson once a week to learn and sing songs composed by Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) practitioners. Even after the school reopened and the children returned for classes, we still study the Fa and practice the exercises every day. So far, the children have read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, four times.

Children outside of China are not well-versed in Chinese. Most of them can’t recognize Chinese characters, and some can’t pronounce them correctly. Children in lower grades can speak in English but can’t read. Both Chinese and English must be taught word by word. It took one year for the children to recognize words, and now some of them can study the Fa with adults.

We started to recite the Fa when we read Zhuan Falun in Chinese for the fifth time. We are reading the book in English for the third time. The children’s reading and spelling in English have improved quickly from studying the Fa.

We held two sessions of nine-day Falun Dafa instructional workshops during the spring and winter breaks. We also listen to audio versions of the books How The Specter of Communism is Ruling Our World in English and the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party in Chinese.

Children Find Better Health

After the spring instructional workshop ended, several children had a physical reaction from eliminating karma. After listening to the first of nine lectures, a 6-year-old child named Yixiu experienced leg pain and dizziness. His leg hurt so badly that he didn't sleep well all night, and then he was dizzy again the next morning. Yixiu knew that this was because Master was cleansing his body. After doing the group exercises, his symptoms quickly disappeared. Fifteen-year-old Mingming (pseudonym) felt cold and had bad acne a few days before listening to the Fa.

Many children said that after listening to the Fa, they felt comfortable and relaxed. Some felt warm. One or two days earlier, the children had difficulty concentrating and moved around, and some were still sleepy. After a few days, they calmed down.

After the nine-day class, Yixiu was able to meditate with both legs crossed for an hour, up from 40 minutes earlier. The five-year-old Vina could meditate for an hour, twice as long as before.

The eight-year-old Xiaopang had difficulty learning the Fa and doing the exercises. He wanted to learn the Fa in his heart, but he couldn't persevere every time, and his mother was too busy to accompany him to learn the Fa and do the exercises.

During this nine-day class, he stayed in my home. Although he still had difficulty listening to the Fa, moved around, and was very sleepy, he persevered. Xiaopang often annoyed his parents and made his younger brother cry.

During the session, he was quiet and behaved well. After listening to the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts every night, he went to bed, listened to the Dafa music of Pudu or Jishi, and fell asleep quickly.

In the morning, Xiaopang took part in the group exercises. His daily schedule became regular. When playing with other children during the day, Xiaopang’s personality became gentle, cheerful, and happy, which would have been impossible in the past.

Dafa Opens Up Wisdom

My daughter Wenwen is 11 years old. In this nine-day class, she played the videos of Master’s lectures to everyone through a web conference. Every day she prepared for the broadcast and sat cross-legged to listen to the Fa.

She is now more self-disciplined, less stubborn, more tolerant and more open-minded.

By studying the Fa, Wenwen has become wiser. It is easy for her to learn in school and do homework. She can learn any skill. Her father is a piano teacher, but Wenwen can teach herself. She studies most of the time. She also serves as an assistant for her father's piano students.

During the pandemic, Wenwen took online dance and painting classes and improved rapidly. Within a few months, her skills reached the level of other children.

Her most prominent change after practicing Dafa is that she can calm down. Whatever she does, she can concentrate for a long time and does not need parental supervision.

She follows Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in her daily life. In school, there are books and music with negative elements, which she doesn't read or listen to. One day, she borrowed a book from a classmate and found that it was about a little girl with two mothers. She immediately stopped reading it.

Eliminating an Addiction to Video Games

Logan started studying Dafa at the end of July last year. At the time, he was addicted to video games and couldn't control himself. He played for most of the day, and his eyes, neck, and hands were always moving.

The young practitioners studied the Fa together and recited Master Li’s teachings on the issue of playing video games. At the same time, other young practitioners sent righteous thoughts for him.

Within a week, he became disinterested in playing games and insisted on participating in group Fa study and exercises every day. Fa study has become a part of his life.

Logan uses the Fa to judge what he should and should not do. He can also endure hardships. When he did the second Dafa exercise, his arms were sore but he didn't stop. He silently recited the two phrases “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good."

After studying the Fa, Logan became better in distinguishing right from wrong, rejecting warped things, helping with house chores, washing dishes, vacuuming the floor, and tidying up his room.

He learns easily, and the teacher of his painting class also admires him. Seeing the improvement of Logan and his mother, his father's temper has become better. He has become more supportive of his wife and son practicing Dafa.

A Stubborn Child Changes

Twelve-year-old Ruirui has changed the most among the young practitioners. Ruirui had a strong personality and was stubborn. His mother had a hard time educating him because of his rebellious character. He has become peaceful and kind, and it shows on his face.

In 2021, a teacher gave him feedback that he had become more tolerant. A child with ADHD in his class often bullied Ruirui. In the past, Ruirui fought back. Now, he is tolerant when dealing with the child. No matter how he is bullied, he doesn't take it to heart and often helps the child.

Ruirui has played the piano since he was very young. He likes to play songs composed by Dafa practitioners since the young practitioners learned to sing the songs in music class. As some songs’ music can’t be found, he listened to them repeatedly, wrote down the scores, and composed the music.

When Dafa celebrations are held in the local area, he is invited to play music for other programs. He has his own YouTube channel and posts his works online. When there is an art performance at school, he plays music composed by Dafa practitioners.

Getting a High Score After Letting Go of the Attachment to Fame

Fifteen-year-old Niannian is now in high school. Last year, his school invited a member of the NDP (New Social Democratic Party) from a university in the United States to give a lecture and instill some socialist ideas. Because the young Dafa practitioner had read the book How The Specter of Communism is Ruling Our World, he knew the lecture was not good.

The school had an in-depth debate on this topic. Niannian performed well in the debate and was selected as a representative for the second round. A fellow practitioner suggested that he be more tactical and not too direct, because the teachers and students in the school supported leftists, and speaking directly would affect their acceptance of Dafa.

Niannian’s thinking was clear and his method was also good. He took North Korea as an example to explain the influence of communism in the world. Unexpectedly, his work was praised by his teacher. In the end, his teacher gave him a high score of 98. He was surprised because his teacher was left-leaning. Niannian thought the teacher would definitely give him a low score, but the result was just the opposite.

Gifted Kid Learns Dafa

Fourteen-year-old Mingming (pseudonym) was accepted into his school’s gifted and talented program. Although he was smart, he was not diligent in his studies, and he rarely got an A except in mathematics.

However, when he studied the Fa a lot, he got an A in all his subjects in the first semester and excellent (the highest evaluation) in the second semester.

During last year’s Christmas party, he played music for teachers and students in the school hall. In addition to Christmas songs, he also selected the song Coming for You composed by Dafa practitioners. The teachers and students at the school praised his performance.

The school held a speech contest every year. He discussed with his mother and used the opportunity to tell people about the persecution of Falun Dafa in China. Finally, he decided to speak about the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s state-sanctioned organ harvesting from Falun Dafa practitioners.

His mother advised him to write the essay in a gentle yet evidence-based way. The speech was limited to four minutes, but he prepared his talk for four-and-a-half minutes. To better clarify the facts and raise awareness, he could not shorten it further.

Mingming performed the speech well in his class. In the end, his speech was disqualified in the competition because he exceeded the time limit. Nevertheless, more than 100 students and teachers learned about the CCP’s persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners.

Over the past year, the young practitioners in the Minghui School and their parents have improved greatly in their cultivation. The above are just a few examples. In fact, every young practitioner has changed a lot. Due to limited space and time, I cannot introduce them all.

Thank you, Master! It is the responsibility of parents and Minghui School teachers to take good care of young practitioners. We have to do well.

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Category: Young Practitioners' Experiences