(Minghui.org) I became an acquaintance of two sisters, and their cultivation experiences have given me a lot of motivation and encouragement. I would like to share some of their stories with fellow practitioners.
The two sisters first obtained the Fa in 2004. They faced many hardships while trying to start their own businesses and were deluded by fame and profit. Though they’d obtained the Fa, their understanding of cultivation remained at the surface level and they rarely studied Master’s teachings. It was not until eight years later in 2012 that a practitioner’s sincerity and compassion moved them and awakened their consciences. The two sisters were able to let go of their attachments to gain and profit and truly started to cultivate in Dafa.
Saving Predestined Sentient Beings With Compassion and Sincerity
What made these two sisters decide to truly start cultivation? The actions of another elderly practitioner, Aya, who was 70 years old.
After the onset of the persecution of Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999, many Dafa practitioners started using a variety of ways to let people know the facts about Falun Dafa and dispel the lies and propaganda put out by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s state-run media. Aya and her family were among the many practitioners who went to Beijing to validate the Fa. They were persecuted by their local police after they returned from Beijing. The policemen arrested her son and husband, but Aya managed to get away. Despite the persecution, Aya remained steadfast in her cultivation.
Aya lost her job and had to sell small knitwear items to make ends meet. She sold her products at a morning marketplace. Aya often went to the two sisters’ store to buy raw materials and she used the opportunity to clarify the truth.
One of the two sisters’ husbands was a police officer, and the other worked for a government agency. Their husbands were indoctrinated by lies and propaganda and resented Dafa. After hearing that Aya had given their wives copies of Master’s lectures, they began harassing, following and monitoring her. The younger sister’s husband knocked Aya’s teeth out, punched her in the face and broke her ribs one night. Only after Aya shouted, “Master, please save me! Master, please save me” did the man stop hitting her and leave.
Aya was sent to the hospital, and the doctor told her that she should sue the man to get money. Aya said she would not and went home to study the Fa and do the exercises. After her recovery, Aya continued using her compassion to awaken people’s consciences. When the two sisters saw how compassionate Dafa disciples were, they decided to start cultivating.
Falun Emblems Appear on Window Panels
“Those practices that cultivate both mind and body make one look very young in appearance, and one looks quite different from one’s actual age. One day a person asked me: "Teacher, how old do you think I am?" As a matter of fact, she was approaching seventy years old, but she looked only over forty. Her face was without wrinkles, glowing with a fair and rosy complexion. She did not look like a person approaching seventy. This will happen to our Falun Dafa practitioners.” (Lecture Five, Zhuan Falun)
The older sister was like what Master mentioned above in the book Zhuan Falun. She was 70 years old, but appeared to be about 50 years old. She was very cheerful and would often say, “I am fortunate to have obtained Dafa!” She had been unforgiving in the past and had many attachments, but after cultivating Dafa she changed completely.
She eagerly studied the Fa, memorized the Fa and made efforts to save sentient beings, despite her husband’s objections. She then saw numerous Falun emblems of all sizes appearing on her window panels. She knew that great and benevolent Master was encouraging her and that this was the extraordinary nature of Dafa!
In addition to memorizing Zhuan Falun, the older sister studied Master’s other lectures and enlightened to many Dafa principles. She understood that it didn’t matter when one obtains Dafa, as long as one genuinely cultivates, one will become a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple. Master also enlightened her through a dream. She had a dream about being with Master and many negative factors started coming toward her. She took out her Fa implements and disintegrated the evil forces. When she turned around to look at Master, Master smiled and said, “You are my genuine Dafa disciple.” She returned home with Master after Master encouraged her to study the Fa more. After having this dream, the older sister became even more diligent in studying the Fa.
The older sister’s husband persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners and also objected to his wife’s cultivation. He suffered the consequences last year when he was diagnosed with an agonizing and severe illness. The older sister remained unmoved during her husband’s illness and took care of him with a calm heart. She clarified the truth to her husband and made him aware of all the sins he accrued as he had harmed Dafa disciples. Her husband was having a nightmare and when he woke up from it, he said, “I am too scared, please go find a fortune teller for me!” The older sister only smiled and said, “What is there to be afraid of? I am Master’s disciple and the universe’s Fa is at our house!” Her determination and steadfast belief in Dafa changed their family environment. When her husband repented and started to sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good,” his body got better by the day.
The older’s sister story made me feel that Dafa is both merciful and mighty. Dafa disciples are using their righteous thoughts and compassion to save people.
Younger Sister’s Authenticity
The younger sister is straightforward, competent, charming and compassionate. During the many waves of reforms, she endured a lot of hardship pioneering her own business. She had no support from her family, and she also experienced many traumatizing tribulations. She learned to let go of her attachments to her family and her business after cultivating in Falun Dafa. She no longer struggled with fame, fortune and sentimentality after cultivating Dafa. She wanted to do the three things wholeheartedly and she treasured the remaining time. She gave her store to her daughter-in-law and said, “It will suffice for me to live on my pension. I don’t want to live extravagantly and as long as I have enough money to print truth-clarification materials, I am content. Nothing can be as rewarding as studying the Fa every day.”
The younger sister enlightened that the true meaning of life was to return to one’s true origin. Dafa teaches people to become better people and to walk on the path of the divine. Falun Dafa is the universe’s Fa which teaches people to cultivate both mind and body. The ultimate goal of Falun Dafa is to reach consummation.
Shortly after the younger sister obtained the Fa, she established a truth-clarification material production site. She learned how to use and operate the computers and printers and even helped me to make truth-clarification flyers during the pandemic last year. The two sisters walked up the stairs in apartment buildings to distribute the flyers in hopes that more sentient beings will understand the facts about Falun Dafa and be saved.
The younger sister also helped other practitioners print truth-clarification materials and download Minghui Weekly, practitioners’ sharing articles and audio.
“The Falun is spinning, the world is changing; Dafa spreads all over the world while the universe is changing.” These are the lyrics from some Dafa music. Falun Dafa practitioners are maturing during this period of time.
The two sisters are extremely grateful to Master and Dafa!
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