Experiences of a Practitioner Who Resumed Cultivation in Dafa
[PureInsight.org] I'm a veteran
Falun Gong practitioner who started the practice in 1994. As a store
owner, I was kept busy doing business. Because of that and the fact
that my education level was low, I did not study the Fa seriously,
therefore could not understand it at a deeper level. My family was not
very supportive of my cultivation either. When Dafa was persecuted by
the Jiang regime on "7.20" in 1999, I stopped practicing.
However, Master did not want to leave a single practitioner behind.
During the years when I wasn't cultivating, he often arranged for
fellow practitioners to chat with me at my store. I knew Dafa was good
and righteous and that Master was teaching people to value virtue and
kindness and become a good person with high morality who would not
fight back when being fought with nor yell back when being shouted at.
My entire family had benefited from my practicing Dafa. Practitioners
told me everything, including Master's new Jingwen
and how others were clarifying the truth. One practitioner in
particular wanted to sell her jewelry in order to meet the financial
needs during truth clarification. I was very touched to hear that.
Eventually the sharing took effect and I resumed cultivation in Dafa.
When I did not have Dafa books, fellow practitioners managed to find
them for me. When I had no exercise music, they helped look for it.
When I had no stereo player, practitioners bought one for me. When I
forgot the exercises, they taught me patiently.
Before long, I was led to a group Fa study. I could only read slowly in
the beginning and made a lot of mistakes with the Chinese characters.
Practitioners corrected me patiently. After joining group Fa study, my
level of thinking improved and so did my xinxing.
The energy column grew quickly as well. I had to use my reading glasses
when I first studied the Fa, but soon I took them off. I not only read
faster but also made fewer mistakes. Sometimes, when I was really
focused, I did not get a single character wrong. The characters in the
book also appeared bigger than usual. This is truly "Cultivation
depends on oneself and gong depends on the Master." I understood what
Master described about the physical body being a small universe and
however high one's xinxing
level is, so is his gong level. We elevate and descend as a whole. That
is absolutely true. Here I would like to sincerely thank Master and
After joining group Fa study, I noticed that practitioners were doing
something, but they would not tell me about it when I inquired. Because
I had just stepped out, there were certain things they did not want me
to know yet. I kept asking and finally learned that they were
distributing truth-clarifying materials to save people. I expressed
interest in going along, but was turned down. After I repeatedly
requested it, they finally agreed and gave me more than two hundred
copies of materials to hand out.
Later on, there were some changes in the Fa study team. I was then
invited by a female practitioner who was also a veteran cultivator to
study the Fa at her home. We studied together during the day and
distributed materials at night. She gave me the truth-clarifying
materials that she had prepared and asked me to try to hand them out.
When we reached an apartment, she would stand by my side, send forth
righteous thoughts and ask me to insert the material under the door.
Little by little, my attachment to fear went away. I became more daring
and my heart nature matured. It was easy to pass this tribulation. The
result could be expected from studying the Fa and cultivating my heart
and, of course, assistance from fellow practitioners.
When I learned that money was needed to make truth-clarifying
materials, I sold the jewelry my daughter-in-law had bought me before
and gave the money to the material-distributing site. Although my
family owns a store, I was not the money keeper. Since my husband was
not supportive, I could not use any of it. I managed to save the pocket
money my children gave me during Chinese New Year and use it to make
fliers. The majority of my family was against my cultivation and few
were supportive. My older son-in-law is the head of the local Bureau of
Civil Affairs. He repeatedly told my husband: "Those Falun Gong
practitioners like Mother make fliers everyday. Didn't they need money
to do that? Maybe it's from their own pockets." After hearing that, my
husband was even stricter with me. He constantly offered me chances to
improve my xinxing. Sometimes
I could treat it well and other times could not pass the tribulation,
but my desire to cultivate in Dafa did not change.
My son is the Director of the City Tourism Bureau. Every year during
the Chinese New Year, he would arrange for my husband and I to go on a
vacation. We had been doing that for the past several years, visiting
the North and the South, both inside and outside China. It was
especially pleasant to visit foreign countries. The world outside is
more wonderful. I could see practitioners there openly practice Falun
Gong exercises and clarify the truth. Words could not describe my
feelings. We share the same Fa, the same Master and are all among the
one hundred million people who cultivate in Dafa. They could do the
exercises and clarify the truth in public, but we are being persecuted.
These encounters strengthened my belief in Dafa and also helped a great
deal in my daily truth-clarification work.
The course of cultivation is also a path that leads a human being
toward maturity and Godhood. During the past few years, I changed from
not knowing how to do the three things well and being afraid of
clarifying the truth to people face to face to suggesting that they
quit the Chinese Communist Party. I grab every chance to clarify the
truth when I sell products and will not miss a single person who has a
predestined relationship. If they come to my store, I will clarify the
truth and suggest they quit the Chinese Communist Party. I do this
during the day and study the Fa with the group in the evening. On the
way back home from Fa study, I distribute fliers along the way. There
are five of us at the group Fa study. One practitioner is a
taxi-driver, another is previously a staff member at a commerce bank
who was forced to retire early (left the job being persecuted by CCP),
and two ladies who are sisters, both engaged in the educational field.
As a team, we cooperate with each other well. All of us step out to
validate the Fa and save sentient beings. The practitioner who is a
taxi-driver clarifies the truth to his customers in the car. The
sisters save sentient beings by writing letters to them.
I've changed a great deal after stepping out to clarify the truth and
cultivate my heart nature. I'm energetic and have endless strength in
everything I do. When I distribute fliers, I do not feel tired no
matter how long the stairs are. When practitioners give me some
stickers, I post them in public areas whether it's early in the day or
late at night, as long as they can save sentient beings. After a
practitioner gave me a stamp with truth-clarifying words engraved on
it, I do not miss a single piece of paper currency I come across. The
one yuan and twenty yuan paper money are all stamped. I will do
anything that can save sentient beings. My mind is without human
attachments or notions. I simply carry out the tasks. I clarify the
truth to people face to face and do not miss a single person who comes
to me. There are people who leave their names with me every day to quit
the Chinese Communist Party, many of whom use their real names.
Once again, I am sincerely grateful for Master's arduous salvation. As
a practitioner, I will not let Master down and will follow the