(Minghui.org) I am a young Dafa practitioner, and I have been cultivating for almost three years. I would like share my experience.


When I was a child, I read Zhuan Falun and listened to Master’s (Falun Dafa's founder) lectures with my mother. But at the time, I didn’t actually cultivate, even though I knew Dafa's books are precious and Master’s teachings were in my heart.

Before I practiced Dafa, I had many attachments as an ordinary person. When I was in junior high and high school, I acted very aggressively and had a short temper.

I was aggressive towards my parents and even cursed at my mother. When I was in school, I had a strong sense of pride and self-interest.

I watched my grades all the time. I was afraid of receiving a bad grade, and I became very selfish.

Since I was in junior high, I watched pornography. Thus, my precious substances were depleted.

My health got worse and my appearance became ugly. When I talked to other people, I couldn’t make eye contact with them.

When I was in my junior year of college, pornography disturbed me more frequently, and I did not have the power to get away from it by myself. Master awoke me because I wanted to study Dafa. My mother then taught me the exercises.

One day I felt a warm current in my lower abdomen. When I shared this with the practitioners in my family, they told me that Master gave me a Falun.

After a while, I truly experienced the beauty of cultivation. I can now control my temper, and I know how Dafa practitioners should behave.

Master said:

“For starters, a practitioner should be able to hold back from retaliating, and patiently endure. Anyone who succumbs to retaliating could hardly be called a practitioner. Those who have bad tempers might think that this is too hard for them to do.” (The Ninth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

I knew to respect people and honor my parents. I did not worry too much about my grades either.

I followed Master’s Fa and demanded of myself to be righteous. I tried my best to get rid of lust, and I controlled myself.

I looked better and my back became straight. I became energetic and am reborn since I began practicing Falun Dafa.

Passing Tests

When I just started cultivating, the first test was lust. I remember one time around noon, I couldn’t move my body.

Then, I saw a beautiful lady’s picture. I realized that I am a Dafa practitioner and should not be attached to lust.

I had several tests of lust but didn’t pass them all the time. However, Master encouraged me to keep moving forward.

I remember walking down the road under dark clouds in one of my dreams. All of a sudden, the cloud disappeared and there were many Gods.

One of the Gods played a drum and watched me. When I was awake, I remembered Master’s Fa:

“At the mallet’s drumming one knows to be diligentThe Fa drum rouses those lost in confusion”(“Drum Tower,” Hong Yin Vol. II)

Sometimes, Master reminded me to get rid of my attachment to lust. For example, I dreamed that I was cleaning out garbage in an old house, and from this dream I knew I would be tested.

I went through several tests to eliminate lust. Master helped me see how lust disturbed my cultivation. Gradually, my strong righteous thoughts eliminated my attachment to lust.

I also had strong thought karma.

Master said:

“Hold your ground and the karma will be dissolved for you.” (The Sixth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

I firmed my righteous thoughts, and after a while, I could eliminate my thought karma.

I study the Fa every day, and I usually get up to send righteous thoughts in the morning. Then, I practice the exercises. After that, I study the Fa for half an hour. Around noon, I study the Fa for another half an hour.

At night, I read Zhuan Falun or Master's other lectures for one and a half hours. I improved very quickly.

Master said:

“Also, some of you obtained the Fa later, but this group of people who obtained the Fa later is improving quickly; so the requirements for them are also high, and their levels are rising quickly. You feel that it’s harder and that there are more difficulties, that is, there seem to be more tribulations—this is inevitable.” (“Teaching the Fa in San Francisco,” Lectures in the United States)

I sometimes experienced too much pressure, and I felt all kinds of disturbances. But, I understood that I should not treat myself as an ordinary person and feel unfairly treated when facing tribulations.

Master said:

“This means that to practice in a setting as complicated as this, we need to be able to weather the most trying of storms and have outstanding self-control, or ren.” (The Ninth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

I did not consider any conflicts as coincidence, as I knew it was a chance for improvement. I looked inward and gradually found many different attachments.

I found the attachments of jealousy, lust, aggression, complaint, fear, and saving face. I also found attachments to relaxation and comfort, getting carried away, and being opinionated.

I witnessed the wonder and brightness of Dafa, and I learned Dafa’s seriousness. I also understood Master’s compassion for saving us. I must firmly cultivate, follow Master’s arrangements, and complete my mission.

The above is my personal understanding. Please kindly point out if there is anything inappropriate.

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Category: Young Practitioners' Experiences