(Minghui.org) I was born in 2000 and was fortunate enough to begin practicing Falun Dafa in the end of 2018. Before that, I was deeply brainwashed by the CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) lies and I developed negative thoughts about Dafa. However, I was fortunate enough learn the truth about Dafa and I began practicing.

I wrote this article to share my experiences with other young practitioners. When we feel absolutely certain about something we might not necessarily be correct.

Before I Began Practicing Falun Dafa

Many people idolize personal freedom, find strange things beautiful, pursue a life of decadence and have no moral baseline. They regard traditional values as old-fashioned and conservative. These degenerated and fragmented moral values hindered my ability to differentiate what is truly good or bad. For example, I frequently changed partners and never thought about the impact on my health or morals. Although the values of modern society were awkward for me in the beginning, I slowly got used to them and was no longer bound by traditional values. In the big dye vat of society and its fragmented notions, I became unhealthy in both mind and body. I was deluded and thought everything was “normal.” 

I’d often vomit and experienced extreme menstrual pains. I also had intense anxiety and depression. My heart rate increased whenever I got ready for bed and I also felt like bees were buzzing and vibrating inside my chest. As a result, I developed insomnia and my grades were affected. I went for check-ups at the hospital but the doctors were unable to identify my problems. My family members started to doubt my illnesses and thought I was lying because the hospital was unable to find anything wrong. I was miserable because no one believed me.

Waiting for the Moment

When I was six years old my mother practiced Falun Dafa and we had Dafa books. Due to much interference my mother was unable to get me to read them. I enjoyed staying with my maternal grandmother when I was in middle school as her home always felt peaceful and calm. I later realized that she was a Falun Dafa practitioner. My grandmother was illiterate and often asked me to read several paragraphs in the books to her. I never got the chance to finish reading a lecture in Zhuan Falun so I never truly understood what Falun Dafa was. 

I enjoyed watching a certain television program every afternoon when I was in middle school. The television program was about extraordinary things that were inexplicable by modern science. One time, an episode started to slander Falun Dafa. I was poisoned by the CCP’s lies and it made me indifferent towards practitioners being persecuted in China. Those were also the darkest years of my life and it was filled with many twist and turns. Though my health was deteriorating every day, I always felt surrounded by a warm energy field that encouraged me to keep going. Deep down within, I felt like I was waiting for something.

I Begin Practicing

There was a turning point in my life in 2017. I encountered a Falun Dafa practitioner practicing the Falun Dafa sitting meditation exercise in Box Hill, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Across from the practitioner was a group of people cheering and performing break dancing. I admired the practitioner for her concentration and peaceful realm amid the noise and chaos. I thought that Falun Dafa must be extraordinary. From then on, I was curious about Falun Dafa. 

I started to read Falun Dafa books when I returned to China in 2018. I often wondered, “Is this practice right for me?” I finished reading Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa, in two days and felt like I suddenly awakened from a long sleep. Zhuan Falun addressed and answered many of my questions. I bowed to the book after I finished reading.

I am grateful to Master Li, Falun Dafa’s founder, for not giving up on me and saving me at a critical point. I am grateful to Falun Dafa practitioners for their persistence in withstanding all kinds of pressure and for clarifying the truth to people. 

Through reading the Fa and practicing the exercises, I was able to purify my thoughts. I no longer sought excitement in life and I also quit playing video games. I no longer felt lonely nor did I engage in irresponsible relationships with different men. I understood the need to maintain a healthy relationship between a male and female and that marriage is sacred. I understood a human being’s true moral values and that one should respect life, treat others compassionately and that good is rewarded and bad is punished. Dafa helped me understand many principles in life.

I felt like a child who just began to learn and conduct himself as an upright person. My life was renewed and I became a true Dafa cultivator. My insomnia and other illnesses miraculously disappeared. I started to spread the beauty and wonders of Dafa to my friends and family in China. I told them that Falun Dafa was slandered by the CCP’s lies. Upon seeing my positive changes, all of my friends believed me. Dafa has given me a new life and shown me the purpose of a being a human being.

After reading Zhuan Falun and Master’s other lectures, I enlightened that wealth cannot be taken away to the afterlife. One is most fortunate if they obtain Dafa. 

I often think to myself: If I hadn’t believed the CCP’s lies about Falun Dafa, then perhaps I might have established a set of righteous moral values and learned about the true purpose of life earlier. Or perhaps I might not have done those bad things. The true nature of the CCP has never changed. It spreads lies to deceive people and make them think that they are living in a “golden age.” In China, one can never speak the truth because it interferes with one’s personal fame and profit. Countless innocent Chinese citizens were persecuted and killed in political movements such as the Cultural Revolution and the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. The “Tiananmen Self-Immolation” was also staged by the CCP. The regime persecutes kind and innocent Chinese people. 

Falun Dafa Might Just Change Your Life

What will the CCP become of if it continues to brutally persecute Falun Dafa practitioners? Good will always be rewarded and bad is eventually punished. In ancient China, those accused of crimes could be subjected to the “nine familial exterminations,” where not only was the condemned executed, but his entire family as well. Withdrawing from the CCP is crucial as one should steer away from the evil deeds and have a bright future. 

The universe is vast and our knowledge of it is very minute. Many intangible things such as wifi, bluetooth and radio signals do exist in the world. We may not necessarily perceive them but that does not mean they do not exist. We should respect all life and view things rationally. Practicing cultivation is the most righteous way to understand the truth of the universe and all that it encompasses. 

I’ve had so many moving experiences. I would like to express my utmost gratitude to Master! I hope that young practitioners who still have doubts about Dafa can try to learn the truth. It might just change your life.