June 20, 2015 | By a new practitioner from China
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2012, which makes me a relatively new practitioner. Under Master’s compassionate guidance and fellow practitioners’ encouragement, I have been making steady progress in my cultivation and gradually becoming a true cultivator.
Obtaining the Fa
It all started in July 2012, when my late husband was diagnosed with late-stage stomach cancer. While he was being hospitalized, I found out through his sister that he had been having an affair with his sister-in-law.
I felt betrayed—not just by my husband, but also his entire family. They all knew about his cheating but me, and kept me in the dark about it this whole time.
But by then, he was on his last legs and didn’t have much longer to live. I couldn’t be upset with him, so I swallowed my pride and continued to take good care of him. I pretended to not know anything in front of his family.
While my husband was hospitalized, my stepdaughter came to our house and wiped out all of the programs installed on our computer—she even changed the wallpaper on the desktop—without mentioning anything to me. I was furious; she had no respect for me.
Though it was already late when I found out, I went straight to her house to confront her. Her in-laws, who lived with her and her husband, welcomed me inside and listened as I vented. When I was done, they turned the TV on and showed me videos of Master’s lectures in Guangzhou. I slowly calmed down.
The elderly couple, who were both practitioners, asked me, “Do you understand it?”
I answered yes. My mind was clear and my heart peaceful. Around 3 A.M., I learned the movements and did the five exercises with them.
As I was leaving the next day, the old couple told me, “You look much better now than when you got here yesterday. You were so upset.”
I smiled and said, “I feel much better. My burden is gone.”
I went home with a copy of Zhuan Falun, videos of Master’s Guangzhou lectures and music files of the exercises.
I quickly reviewed the exercises by watching the demonstration videos. Beside working during the day, I spent my time reading the book and watching the Guangzhou lectures. I had truly obtained the Fa and started my cultivation.
By the end of that winter, I was surprised that I had not gotten any frostbite the entire season—a condition I had suffered every winter for years. My blurred vision became clear, and my eyes were not as dry as they used to be. Even a small scar on my right foot disappeared.
Thank you Master for compassionately saving me.
Newfound Compassion toward Family Members
Knowing that I had a late start in my cultivation, I spent extra time studying the Fa, and studied both Zhuan Falun and Master’s other teachings. I joined a Fa study group and got up at 3 A.M. every morning to do the exercises.
I gradually realized the importance of righteous thoughts, enlightened to more profound principles of the Fa, and began to live strictly by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
The same sister-in-law that my husband had cheated with borrowed 10,000 yuan from us back in 2007. When I mentioned this to her after he passed away, she said she had returned the money to my husband. My husband’s mother, however, knew for a fact that the money was never returned.
I thought to myself, “I am a Dafa practitioner now. I will not be bothered by this.” Just as Master has said,
“Don’t be bothered when people have a certain attitude or misunderstandings. When you act just to save the person, to save sentient beings, then I think the impact of that can change everything.” (“Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan”)
I just think it’s such a pity that she had been lost completely in the ordinary world. I have visited her twice to talk about Falun Gong, hoping that she would separate herself from the Chinese Communist Party. I sincerely want the best for her. Master has told us,
“So, regardless of the setting or circumstances in which you run into problems, you must maintain a compassionate and merciful heart in handling everything. If you cannot love your enemy, then you cannot reach Consummation.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia”)
My husband’s children and his sister also tried to give me money after his death, but I kindly turned down the offer.
Cultivating the Self and Saving Sentient Beings
I began to talk to strangers about Dafa in October 2013, and helped them quit the party. I started by telling taxi drivers while taking cab rides. Later, I began to go out and talk to strangers on the street.
So far, I have helped more than 2,600 people quit the party. In the process, I have gotten rid of my attachments to fear and fame. I’ve also relinquished my competitive mentality and have gradually become more calm and peaceful.
In the summer of 2014, I learned how to leave voice mails with Falun Gong information. I understood that as a Dafa disciple of the Fa-rectification period, I not only have to cultivate myself well, but also help Master save sentient beings.
I am a new practitioner. I will steadily walk down the cultivation path that Master has arranged for me. It is my daily job and duty to study the Fa, do the exercises, send righteous thoughts, and help people quit the party.
Category: Beginning Cultivation