(Minghui.org) With the arrival of 2022, Falun Dafa practitioners gathered at Hindmarsh Square in Adelaide and wished Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, a Happy New Year. Practitioners expressed their gratitude for Master’s spreading Dafa and bringing the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and resolved to do the three things well and save more sentient beings.
New Practitioner: I Will Cultivate Myself Well and Assist Master in Saving More Sentient Beings
Xiao Ma obtained the Fa while still in China, and he also studied Master’s lectures and Zhuan Falun, since his mother and relatives were Falun Dafa practitioners. Although he was aware that Falun Dafa is good and had even helped his classmates quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations, Xiao Ma did not actually practice Falun Dafa. It was not until 2020 when Xiao Ma had moved to Australia, that he thought about cultivating diligently. “I found a Falun Dafa practitioner’s name card in my closet and contacted him to start cultivation.”
He said, “I obtained a copy of Master’s lectures, and went to our local group Fa study and practice sites. I also participated in many truth-clarification projects. Now, I keep reminding myself to upgrade my xinxing and find many of my own shortcomings.
“I would get very upset or angry when being reprimanded in the past; however, after practicing Falun Dafa, I realized that to endure completely without anger or grievance is the forbearance of a true cultivator. What does that state of mind feel like? One must transcend the mundane world! I always regarded myself as having a heart of great forbearance and self control. However in reality, I was far from it. I felt very ashamed.”
Not long after Xiao Ma began to cultivate in Dafa, he experienced a xinxing tribulation. “I got home very tired one day after work and forgot to clean out the backyard. My wife was furious and started yelling at me at 6 a.m. I realized that this was a xinxing tribulation, and I apologized to her. I got out of bed and started to clean out the backyard, and took out the garbage. My wife started to get even angrier as I was cleaning the yard, and continued yelling at me.”
Xiao Ma said, “Had I not cultivated in Falun Dafa, I would have started an argument with my wife. However, Dafa has taught me to look inward and find my own shortcomings. My heart was not moved when my wife yelled at me, I did not hold any grudges against her. I was very surprised at myself since I never felt so calm during a conflict. I started smiling and my wife asked, ‘Why are you smiling?’ She laughed as well, and the conflict ended. I knew my xinxing was upgraded.
Xiao Ma’s wife told him that she wanted to clean the carpet the day before Christmas. However, Xiao Ma had already agreed to meet with several practitioners to distribute truth-clarification materials. When Xiao Ma asked if the carpet cleaning could be postponed, his wife said no. Xiao Ma knew that he needed to think of others’ needs first, so he started to clean the carpet with his wife. His right palm was swollen the next morning from the intense cleaning.
“While riding my electric bike the next day towards the truth-clarification site, my right palm started to hurt a lot. It was hurting so much that I needed to take a break. At that moment, a man who accepted a truth-clarification newspaper gave me a thumbs up and said, ‘Well done!” I knew Master was encouraging me. No matter how tiring or difficult it may be, it is of utmost importance that sentient beings learn the truth about Falun Dafa. Afterwards, though my palm was still swollen, it no longer hurt!”
Xiao Ma said, “Greetings Master! Thank you, Master for not giving up on me. I will do well with the three things and fulfill my historic vows. Master, Happy New Year! Thank you, Master for your compassion!”
Vietnamese Practitioner: Witnessing Dafa’s Wonders and Beauty
Kong, a Vietnamese practitioner who immigrated to Australia 30 years ago, is a veteran Falun Dafa practitioner. He used to suffer from a number of ailments, including rheumatism, a frozen shoulder, and swelling and pain in his wrists and ankles. He was living with discomfort every day. After beginning to cultivate in Falun Dafa in 2003, all of his ailments were gone and he is now full of energy.
“Many colleagues saw the changes in me,” Kong said. “I experienced the wonders of Dafa.”
“Not only did I obtain better physical health, Master also bestowed wisdom upon me. I can accomplished things very smoothly and feel that Master is always by my side. Master is always enlightening me through tribulations, so I can upgrade my xinxing. Hence, I treasure each opportunity that Master arranges for me, and I persist in looking inward to become a better person.”
Kong participates in many truth-clarification activities. He said, “I wish to study Master’s lectures in Chinese. By studying the Fa in Chinese, I can understand the deeper meaning behind Dafa, and I would also like to clarify the truth to sentient beings in Chinese.”
It is a challenge for a 70-year-old man to learn another language. However, after a year’s worth of effort, Kong was able to study Zhuan Falun and others of Master’s lectures in the Chinese language. He is also able to communicate in Chinese with other practitioners. He said, “This is another miracle I’ve experienced.”
Kong said, “Thank you, Master for spreading the universe’s Dafa. Happy New Year, Master!”
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