(Minghui.org) Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, said,

“Falun is a miniature of the universe that possesses all of the universe’s capabilities.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)

Master has also told us, “Heaven and Earth will be yours to travel.” (“Assisting the Fa,” Hong Yin)

When I read this, I enlightened to something further. Master has given everything to Falun Dafa cultivators, but it’s up to us whether we use it or not. We will not be able to use all of the capabilities we have been given if we look at situations with human notions. Miracles will only happen if we do things without attachments.

Unclogging the Drain

Last August, one day my co-workers and I went to unclog a drain pipe in a two-floor building. There was a drain on the rooftop and it was clogged in the pipe on a turn going downward, causing lots of standing water on the rooftop. When I stuck a hand in there, I could feel there was a piece of rock blocking it. I used a piece of smaller pipe to try to push it but it didn’t move.

My co-worker Nian is a very proper young man. He is not a Falun Dafa practitioner, but we often talk about Dafa and he frequently recites “Falun Dafa is good.” He pushed the rock with a pipe just like I had done. The rock moved and the water rushed through immediately!

On our way home, he told me he was reciting “Falun Dafa is good” as he was pushing the rock, so Master Li helped us.

Even ordinary people are validating the Fa. As Dafa practitioners we must do even better.

Electric Batons Had No Power

I was detained in a forced labor camp in late 2000. One day, a guard called us to go to the second floor for “training.” When he called me to stand up, I yelled out, “Lunyu,” which is the beginning section in Zhuan Falun, and everyone began to recite it together. The guard was completely shocked and at a loss. So he just listened quietly as we finished reciting.

I then yelled “Lunyu” again. The guard finally realized what was happening. He came up to me and slapped me in the face. I didn’t say anything, but many fellow practitioners loudly spoke up, “Why are you beating him?” Then, five or six more guards came and took me to a room. I was very calm and was not scared at all. The guards were going to shock me with electric batons. Then I heard one guard say, “This is weird. I just charged it yesterday. How come it has no power?” Then they got another one, but still no power.

I really didn’t have any fear at that moment. Later on I realized that Master protected me because I had strong righteous thoughts.

Hunger Strike for 11 Days

Around Chinese New Year in 2001, seven or eight Dafa practitioners in the forced labor camp went on a hunger strike to resist the police brutality. I didn’t eat or drink for 11 days and didn’t even brush my teeth. I was force-fed twice during this time. I felt pretty bad on the third day, and on the fifth and sixth days, I felt extremely thirsty. But I made it through after ridding myself of the attachment to thirst. I also realized that food could make one’s body produce strong desires, and sometimes one’s mind would become more clear and rational when not eating.

On the ninth day, a doctor came and told me that men can only last seven days without food or drink and women can last eight days. I was getting very skinny. They tried to force-feed me, but the food would not go into the tube. It just all squirted out. On the 11th day, the jail instructor, Zhang, told me to come to his office and asked if I was going to continue the hunger strike. I responded, “No, I just wanted to show you that Dafa is supernormal.” He was shocked to see that I was still normal after 11 days without food or drink. He gave me an apple, which I took and ate right away.

When I went back to the cell, the head of the cell said to me, “You haven’t been eating for so long. You should first only drink some thin porridge.” I didn’t pay attention to that at all and never had any issues.

From these things I realized that as Dafa practitioners, human notions are constantly hindering us. Master said,

“You can achieve any spiritual heights if you have the guts!” (“Fa Teaching at the 2019 New York Fa Conference,” Team Yellow Translation)

Dafa is boundless. As long as we have the guts to achieve something, we will have the capability and wisdom to do so. We must change our notions. We can’t constantly limit ourselves because we doubt our own abilities. We have everything of divine beings and we really can achieve anything. For example, when we want to write articles, we will have more and more wisdom as we write them. When we want to clarify the facts, we will get better and better at talking to people. Our true selves have all we need, but we are just limited and hindered by the human notions that formed later in our lives. Once we get rid of these notions, everything we need will naturally emerge.

This is just my personal understanding. If anything is inappropriate, please kindly point it out.

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