(Minghui.org) I started my cultivation in Falun Dafa in 1996. Before cultivation, my hair was withered and yellow and my face was always dark and gloomy. When I was attending school, I would often feel tightness in my chest and become short of breath. My stomach would often feel bloated and I also suffered from habitual constipation. In terms of my character, I was quite sentimental, selfish, narrow-minded, hot-tempered, and temperamental. However, after cultivating in Dafa, my physical and mental health changed dramatically within a short time. I felt as though I had been given a new lease on life. The illness symptoms that I used to suffer disappeared and now I am always happy.
Throughout these 20-plus years of cultivation, I have had many ups and downs and I did not really cultivate diligently. I always hated myself for being such a disappointment. However, whenever I fell and could not get up, benevolent Master Li (Dafa’s founder) always gave me unlimited courage and confidence, encouraging me to progress and not give up.
Because I filed a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), officers from the local domestic security division arrested and illegally detained me. After that, I was often harassed as well. For a period of time, I was quite fearful and could not open my mouth to clarify the truth to people. I would often feel a tightness in my chest that even made breathing difficult. I thought that I was not as diligent in cultivation as other practitioners and knew that I must be a disappointment. Thus, I would sometimes feel depressed and lethargic.
One day, as I was crossing a bridge over a public road on my way to work, I came upon an elderly lady who was walking with considerable difficulty. The elderly lady walked in my direction slowly with a hunched back and a walking stick. Looking at her physical state and appearance, I thought she was most probably near a hundred years old. When we got close, I saw her weather-beaten face that was full of wrinkles like a walnut and I thought to myself, “Why is there no one walking alongside her? What if she slipped and fell?”After I quickly passed by the elderly lady I became disappointed in myself. I had once again missed the opportunity to share information about Falun Dafa with another predestined person.
However, I considered that Master Li had sent a predestined person to me so that I could tell her the goodness of Dafa. I may be the only Dafa practitioner that she will meet in her lifetime and I can still turn back to make up for it.”
Therefore, I turned back and ran over to support her, chatting with her as we walked. But, I realized that she had a hearing problem and it was quite difficult to communicate with her. Therefore, I decided to just let her remember “Falun Dafa is Good” in her heart.
Thus, with a brimming smile, I recited “Falun Dafa is Good” to her. She said that she could not hear it clearly so I went close to her ear and slowly recited every word to her even more loudly while she followed after me. However, after reciting the phrase, she said that she forgot and could not remember it again. Therefore, I repeated the phrase over and over again as I taught her to recite it. The elderly lady was very happy. Then I instructed her to recite the phrase respectfully often after she returned home. I told her that this would bring her good returns and her physical condition would also improve.
Miraculously, just as I was reciting “Falun Dafa is Good” repeatedly to the elderly lady, I felt a layer of the substance that had been pressing on my chest disappear. My brain also became clearer. Finally, I suddenly felt enlightened and I was also able to breathe with ease. My brain became very clear and my whole body felt so light, I felt like I was floating when I walked. There was no tinge of tiredness. I cried in excitement thinking, “How long has it been since I last recited Falun Dafa is Good?” Why had I not recited this wonderful phrase in so long? Isn’t this not believing in Master and the Fa?”
Recalling that moment just now, I suddenly felt that it was not me who was teaching the elderly lady to recite the phrase. It was benevolent great Master who was teaching me how to recite! This was also Master giving me confidence and courage to clarify the truth and save more people in the future!
Tears once again fell from my cheeks. At that moment, I felt like a child who had lost his way. But benevolent Master once again led me out of a lost state and back onto the bright path of assisting in the Fa-rectification.
On the path of cultivation, whenever I fall, as long as I still have the thought of getting up, Master will always give me unlimited courage and confidence. Now that not much time is left, I must follow Master onward until we reach the designated shores we seek.
I sincerely hope that more people can learn about Falun Dafa and understand the truth so that they will be able to have a blissful and wonderful future.