(Minghui.org) I’m an 84-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner and I have been cultivating for 23 years. Master has guided me through my journey of cultivation, and I feel very fortunate to be part of the Fa-rectification. I used to be illiterate, but Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, has blessed me with wisdom. I have learned how to read the book Zhuan Falun

Even though my lack of education has been an obstacle for my understanding of Dafa principles, Master has always protected me and enlightened me at critical times. I have relied on my strong faith over the past years. No matter how hard the tribulations were, my faith in Master and Dafa has helped me break through them. 

One day four years ago, I had a bloody vaginal discharge. I initially thought that my cultivation practice had restored my menstrual cycle. But 10 days passed, and it didn’t stop. The color changed and sometimes became black, or even green or pink. Though it wasn’t much, I realized that it was an incorrect state for a practitioner, and I started looking within.

I found many attachments, and sent forth strong righteous thoughts to eliminate them, as well as the old forces who inflicted the tribulation on me. I completely denied their arrangement. The discharge stopped, but happened again after a few days. As I sent forth righteous thoughts, it stopped again. It has been off and on since then, but I refuse to be deceived by the false appearance.

Master told us, 

“What’s important for cultivators is righteous thoughts. When you have strong righteous thoughts, you are able to withstand anything and do anything. That’s because you are a cultivator: someone who is on a divine path and who is not controlled by the factors of ordinary people or low-level principles.” (Teachings at the Conference in Los Angeles)

I hold firmly that practitioners don’t have illnesses, and all these symptoms are false appearances. In the meantime, I treat it as an opportunity for me to improve my cultivation and get my body purified. When I was in a good cultivation state, my discharge was very little. It increased when I didn’t cultivate myself well. Even though it has been off and on for the past four years, I strongly believe that it’s not an illness, and I entrust myself to Master. All I need to do is to follow Master’s teaching to do the three things, and do them well.

Compassionate great Master has saved me from my old diseases and karma, purified my body, and given me the honor of being a Falun Dafa practitioner. Offering salvation to sentient beings is what Master has told us disciples to do. I should follow Master’s teaching.

I study the Fa every morning, and clarify the truth about Dafa in the afternoons. My daughter and I work together sometimes. I send forth righteous thoughts as she clarifies the truth. I have also posted sticky notes on streets, and distributed flyers in the countryside. Each time I go out, I always beg for Master’s reinforcement, and eliminate the evil interference in other dimensions with my righteous thoughts. 

One snowy winter day while I distributed truth-clarification materials, I slipped on a flight of stairs and fell down the stairs from the second floor to the first floor. I made a loud noise as I rolled down, but I hurried to get up because I didn’t want to disturb anyone. I ignored any possible injuries and continued to distribute flyers until I finished. 

After returning home, I checked myself and found that I was fine. No scratches or bruises. It was amazing for an 84-year-old to have no injuries after falling down a flight of stairs! I pressed my hands together in front of my chest and thanked Master for protecting me. I’m determined to cultivate myself diligently in the last stage of my cultivation.

As Master wrote in his poem,

“Oh how many the years, looking for the master,Finally the day has arrived to meet him.Cultivate and return, the Fa now gained,And follow your master to return, consummated.” (“Destined Return for the Holy Fruition,” Hong Yin (English Translation Version A))

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Category: Journeys of Cultivation