(Minghui.org) I am 78 years old and live alone in a rural village. I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996. With the protection of Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, I live a care-free, healthy, and happy life.
Master Looks after Me
I live a simple lifestyle. Since I do not have any retirement income or much farm land, I rely on the financial support of my three daughters. I never feel life is difficult, nor do I need my children to be with me because Master takes care of me.
One time I went to the cornfield to bundle the stalks to use as firewood. Not even halfway through, I was exhausted. I asked Master, “Master, I have to at least get half of it done. I have no energy and can hardly move. I want to finish half the work before dark.” Suddenly, I felt energized. I got more than half of the work done before I went home.
Not only does Master watch over and protect me, he sometimes consoles me. After the persecution started, several local practitioners and I were taken to a detention center. While they memorized Master’s poems in Hong Yin, I could not join them because I could not read. I was so upset I cried. In a dream, Master consoled me and said, “Don’t cry. Read along with them and you will gradually memorize the poems.” I stopped feeling anxious. From then on I was able to recite the poems.
When I was held in a forced labor camp, I was forced to sign a statement to renounce Dafa against my will. I felt so ashamed that I couldn’t stop crying. Master said to me in a dream, “Don’t cry—it was just a process.”
Keeping up with Group Fa Study and Clarifying the Truth
“So Fa-study is extremely important. Your righteous thoughts and everything you accomplish come from the Fa, so no matter how busy you are, don’t neglect Fa-study.” (“Fa Teaching Given at the 2002 Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.,” Collected Teachings Given Around the World Volume II)
Master also said,
“You must study the Fa well, for that is the fundamental guarantee that you return to your position.” (“Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa,” Collected Teachings Given Around the World, Volume XI)
Master has told us how important it is to study the Fa. Because I was illiterate and couldn’t read, I valued the opportunities to study with other practitioners. For 10 years I walked every day to a practitioner’s home 3 miles (5 km) away for group study. With Master’s help, I gradually learned to read Zhuan Falun on my own. But I still go to group Fa study because other practitioners correct me when I read a word wrong, and I can share my cultivation experiences with them. Distance cannot stop me from going to the group Fa study every day.
Master taught us,
“For a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, personal liberation is not the goal of cultivation: when you came, saving sentient beings was your great aspiration, and that is the responsibility and mission history has bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification. Thus great numbers of beings are to be saved by you. Dafa disciples, don’t forsake the magnificent responsibility that has been bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification, and even less should you disappoint those beings, as you are now their only hope for entering the future. For this reason, all Dafa disciples, students both new and veteran, should get to work and begin comprehensively clarifying the truth. This is especially so for the Dafa disciples in mainland China: each must come out and clarify the truth, bringing it to every field and valley, mountain and hill, not omitting a single area where there are people.” (“Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World’s People,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress III)
In that article, Master specifically mentioned “Dafa disciples in mainland China,” which included me. For years, I have gone out to clarify the truth and urge people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. Because I do not know how to write, I usually go with another practitioner, who can help me write down people’s names after they agree to quit the CCP. Over time, I have overcome my negative thoughts and fear.
I do the five exercises after sending righteous thoughts at midnight. This way I have more time to do Dafa work during the day. In the morning I walk almost two miles (2.5km) to a practitioner’s home to send righteous thoughts at 6 a.m. before we go out to clarify the truth. I try to talk to as many people as I can without being attached to the number of people I help to quit the CCP.
Among the people I’ve clarified the truth to, some could not thank me enough, some have refused to listen and cursed me, and others have threatened to report me to the police. Sometimes I notice plainclothes officers following me. But with Master’s protection I have stayed safe.
I am almost 80 but I don’t feel tired no matter how far I walk. I just need to rest a little after I get home before I get on doing other things.
Being a Diligent Practitioner
I constantly remind myself that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and that I need to improve myself. A steadfast heart in cultivation is a must to face the evil persecution. One day a group of people broke into my home and asked if I still practiced Falun Dafa. I said, “It is such a good practice, how can I not practice it?” They asked why and said that it was forbidden. I told them how great Dafa is and that no one could stop me from practicing Dafa. They left.
Earlier this year, I planned to grow corn in my yard and asked my son for help. He only did the easy stuff and then left before the physically demanding part. I did not complain but thought, “I am a practitioner and Master will help me. It’s my human notion thinking that I am too old for this job.” I then finished the job all by myself.
I often come across magical moments. One time while I was studying the Fa, I heard Master say, “Your brother will come shortly.” My younger brother lived in a different area and he did, indeed, show up soon. Another time while I was meditating, it felt like I went to a celestial place and saw two Chinese dragons. Yet another time I felt a person leave my body when I meditated. I asked where she was going, and she told me that she wanted to check out whether Master’s Fa boat had arrived. I bought a small alarm clock for a yuan and it stopped ticking after a while. I didn’t want to throw it away and left it in the kitchen. One day when I was cooking in the kitchen, I noticed the clock was working again.
Recently when I did the exercises, I could feel my body rotating. I tried to suppress the feeling but could not. A practitioner told me that it was my energy coming to the surface and that I should not pay attention to it.
Please kindly point out the points that are not based on the Fa.
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