(Minghui.org) My son, Yangyang, was born in 2000, and started cultivating Falun Dafa with me at a young age. Since then it has been 21 years. From not knowing anything to being playful, Yangyang has grown to become a diligent cultivator. Yangyang has been following me in cultivation in the past, but now he takes the initiative in cultivation and would often inspire me to do better. 

In certain aspects, Yangyang would do better than me, and I would feel ashamed. Although he still has shortcomings, I encouraged him to write his experiences in an article on the Minghui website. Compared to other practitioners, he told me that he was still lacking, and is far from being diligent. He did not know what to write, hence I selected a few of our cultivation experiences to share with everyone.

Studying the Fa and Practicing the Exercises

After giving birth to Yangyang, I’d always read Lunyu or Hong Yin. It was not intentional when I was reading it to Yangyang since I thought he was too young to comprehend anything.

I was reciting Lunyu while holding Yangyang in my arms, when he began reciting to where I left off. He recited for quite a while, and I was very surprised and shocked. It was then when I realized that all my human notions were wrong and that I should take studying the Fa seriously with Yangyang.

At times when I study the Fa with Yangyang, he would be unable to focus and disobedient. I would get very upset and thought of giving up. I would find an excuse and tell myself that I’ve already tried my best and at times, I even wanted to push the responsibility on Master. 

I tried playing Master’s audio lectures but Yangyang was still too focused in playing. I thought this was disrespectful to Master, so I stopped studying the Fa with him. 

After a while, I began to control my temper and studied the book Zhuan Falun with Yangyang. He started recognizing Chinese characters from Zhuan Falun and I would no longer force him to study the Fa. Gradually, Yangyang was able to read Zhuan Falun by himself. During this process, I’ve encountered many tribulations and eliminated many attachments, in return, I’ve gained wisdom and become more patient and tolerant. 

For the past couple of years, I’ve handwritten 42 copies of Dafa books. I asked Yangyang to double check it for me while I read from Master’s books. From being unwilling to read, to reading 1 page, 2 pages, 4 pages, 5 pages, 10 pages to 20 pages, Yangyang began reading earnestly, and I’ve seen a huge progress and improvement.

From having a playful nature to gradually become a rational, righteous and brave young Falun Dafa practitioner, Dafa is deeply rooted in Yagyang’s heart. It was Dafa that had brought this change in him. 

I no longer need to supervise Yangyang to study the Fa and do the exercises. We would study the Fa and do the first four standing exercises together during the day and at night, Yangyang would practice the fifth meditation exercise by himself in his room. 

When we came back from my mother-in-law’s place after celebrating Chinese New Year this year, it was already very late at night. I was quite tired and went to bed. The next morning, Yangyang told me: “I did the fifth meditation exercise for an hour last night.” I was very surprised and admired his perseverance. He said: “I can spend an hour on doing anything else, why can’t I spend an hour on the most important thing, like the exercises? I need to persist and never give up.”

In addition to studying the Fa and doing the exercises, Yangyang started to take sending righteous thoughts more seriously. In the past I would also have to remind him. He also understood the truth about Falun Dafa in other countries by watching programs from the New Tang Dynasty television (NTD television). 

Saving Family Members and Friends

My husband is not a practitioner and he works in a government office. I am very worried for him because I have been wanting him to obtain the Fa. However, he’d always rejected hearing anything. Yangyang would always remind me: “You need to clarify the truth with rationality, if not, you will push Dad away.”

I played Hong Kong’s July 1 grand parade and content about how Falun Dafa spread around the world on our television one morning during breakfast. Upon seeing how Falun Dafa spread around the world, my husband put down his chopsticks, and ran out of the house to go to work. 

Yangyang said: “Look, now you’ve scared Dad away. You need to have a gradual process when selecting content. You cannot just play things bluntly, you need to choose the content wisely. I’ve already reminded you many times. You cannot do things abruptly. You just don’t listen...” 

I thought that Master was enlightening me, and I needed to do things with more wisdom. From then on, I was no longer attached and took things lightly. I would play news from NTD television on my iPad during meal times and my husband would listen to many honest media from abroad. When I played the video of how Falun Dafa spread around the world once again, he did not run away. From never voicing his opinion to expressing his views, my husband became more righteous and is changing for the better.

I was at work one time when my father-in-law visited us. He told Yangyang: “Did you know that when you were only a couple of months old, your mother abandoned you and went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa?” My son said: “My mother has mentioned it to me before. She did not abandon me, she only left me with my grandpa. I was too young back then, if I had been able to walk by myself, I would have gone to Beijing with my mother, too!” My father-in-law was shocked at what he said and became speechless.

Yangyang continued: “Grandpa, think about it. When a person benefits from cultivating Dafa and has a healthy body, shouldn’t that person speak out for Dafa? If no one speaks out for Dafa, who would know that Dafa is good? Isn’t this basic morals for us as humans? If we don’t do so, where’s our conscience? My mother did the right thing and I support her!” 

My father-in-law said: “However, by doing so, you mother is jeopardizing the family. She might also go through a brutal persecution. She should have just practiced Falun Dafa quietly at home, and not go against the country.”

Yangyang stated: “My mother is not jeopardizing the family. Everyone knows that quietly practicing at home is safe but Jiang Zemin had to instigate this persecution. From ancient times to present, there have been many righteous people emerging for the rise and fall of the country. Justice should be served even if it is just one sentence said. You cannot live like a coward just for the sake of your safety. If one loses one’s life while speaking the truth, that person will forever be remembered in history. This is why I admire my mother in having the courage to do so.” 

My son works online and is acquainted with many people in and outside of China. He would strategically introduce Shen Yun, The Epoch Times and New Tang Dynasty Television. He also introduced the book Zhuan Falun to his friends from abroad. In addition, after being made aware of the truth about Falun Dafa, Yangyang helped many people from China quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. 

I am very fortunate to have a young practitioner to push me forward in the path of cultivation. At times when I am slacking, I’d often tell my son to do things for me and he would accomplish it with diligence. This made me reflect upon myself and realize my shortcomings. 

My son said: “Mother, thank you.” I asked why he thanked me. He said: “You never gave up on me and always thought of ways for me to obtain the Fa. I am very fortunate indeed! Many friends of mine either gave up cultivation or never even got the opportunity to obtain the Fa, it is truly sad. If I hadn’t obtained the Fa, it would have been your responsibility. Master is very compassionate by saving us!”

I am very grateful to Master to have arranged for Yangyang to be by my side. I am able to be more diligent and do well in the three things. Only by being diligent can I be worthy of Master’s compassion, and be worthy of all the sentient beings waiting to be saved. 

I wrote this experience sharing at noon time, right after sending righteous thoughts. I wrote it in one sitting, fulfilling a wish of mine. I hope my experience sharing is helpful to other practitioners. Let us all improve and cultivate diligently. 

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Category: Young Practitioners' Experiences