(Minghui.org) I started serious Falun Dafa cultivation on December 16, 2020, even though I had already come into contact with the practice in 2015.
Back then, my mother-in-law, who is a practitioner, told me that Falun Dafa was really good and asked me to practice it. I was suffering from an aching lower back at the time, so I gave it a try.
I learned the exercise movements from her, but after practicing for a week, I returned home and did not continue. Gradually, I forgot about it.
More than a year ago, I came down with eczema. My whole body was so itchy that I could not sleep.
Both of my legs were red and swollen and oozed. For more than six months I visited hospitals, hoping to find a cure, or at least ease the symptoms. I was willing to try everything known to treat this. However, after trying all the treatments the doctors suggested, my eczema did not improve.
My mother-in-law noticed my condition and said, “You have taken so many kinds of medication and suffered for such a long time, but you have yet to recover. Why don’t you do the Falun Dafa exercises with me!” I agreed and thought that, since I agreed to, I would not give up this time; I knew I must persist.
From that day on, I embarked on my path of cultivation. When I first started cultivating, I still took medication.
It was only more than half a month later when I realized that taking medication while doing the exercises was not correct. So I stopped and haven't taken medication since.
I have also kept practicing the exercises daily since I first began. For the second exercise, I started by doing it for half an hour. After a month, I did it for one hour. When I was doing the second exercise, my legs and arms were especially itchy.
They itched so much that I thought I might not be able to continue. The itchiness was really bad but I tolerated it. Then my legs started to tremble. I could barely control them and I worried that I might not be able to continue standing. I tried to step hard with my feet but still felt as though I might not be able to continue.
Just then, I recalled what Master said, “Let joy be found in hardship.” (“Tempering the Will,” Hong Yin)
I kept reciting this sentence quietly in my mind as I persisted in finishing the second exercise. My legs were swollen and kept oozing, so they were especially itchy.
When I meditated, I could not bend my legs much and my knees were very high. I’d injured my left knee in the past, and it hurt so much that I could not even sit still.
I really thought of letting my legs go and stopping the practice. Just then, I seemed to hear Master say to me, “Just tolerate it for a while and it will be over.”
I told myself that I had to listen to Master’s teaching: “Each and every barrier must be broken through.” (“Tempering the Will,” Hong Yin)
If I gave up today, I would have to start all over again tomorrow. Because enduring hardship is the way to reduce my karma, I was reducing my karma. I knew that I had to endure this hardship and I had to persist!
Encouraged by Master, I finally persevered. One day, I read an article in Minghui Weekly about how a practitioner managed to do the meditation well.
That practitioner’s situation was quite similar to mine, so that article really inspired me. From December 16, 2020, to the start of April 2021, I had been practicing Falun Dafa for a little over three months, and my body changed a lot.
The eczema totally disappeared, I no longer itched, and the swelling went down. I could use cold water and sleep really soundly. My appetite increased and I even gained five kilograms!
Within just a few months’ time, I learned how to look within when I met with problems and I also managed to let go of my complaints about and hatred for my in-laws.
Not only that, I felt in good spirits and had endless energy. All these things originated from Dafa.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, Master, for giving me a second chance to live and strengthening my determination to cultivate steadfastly in Dafa.
“Get rid of any attachment you have, and don’t think about anything. Just do everything a Dafa disciple should do, and everything will be covered.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. International Fa Conference,” Guiding the Voyage)
I will definitely listen to Master and follow Master’s teachings to cultivate myself.
Now, I have also started going out to clarify the truth. Initially, I did not know what to say and did not dare to open my mouth while I was so anxious about it.
After reading the Minghui Weekly frequently and exchanging experiences with fellow practitioners, I gradually learned how to clarify the truth.
Now, I clarify the truth whenever I have the chance to. Although I have not persuaded very many people to quit the Chinese Communist Party and its youth organizations, I will persevere and be steadfast in my belief in Master and Dafa and cultivate in a steadfast manner.
Thank you, Master, for your benevolent salvation!
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