PureInsight | December 5, 2005
Here I'd like to talk about the current situations of some of the people whom I have mentioned in my previous articles so that readers wouldn't say that my articles are fictional. I also would like to take this opportunity to summarize what happened to me after the reign of Emperor Qianlong in Qing Dynasty.
Shortly after 1840, I was an official in charge of the guards at the Yuan Ming Garden, a splendid royal garden known as "garden of gardens," in Beijing. At that time, China was being threatened by various imperial powers in the west, and the foreigners did a lot of bad things in China, the worst of which was to loot and burn down the Yuan Ming Garden. When I think of the blazing fire that took over the beautiful garden, my heart still feels sorrow and pain deeply. I joined the fight to protect China from the foreign invaders, and died for my country. In my next life, I participated in the Xinhai Revolution led by Sun Zhongshan, which overthrew the Qing Dynasty and established the Republic of China. I was shot and died in one of the ensuing battles among warlords. In the next life, I joined the revolution of the Chinese Communist Party by becoming a member of its guerilla force. I became the leader of a small platoon and waged guerilla wars in the mainland of China. I grew to be disillusioned by the policy of the Chinese Communist Party, which was to only attack the ruling Nationalist Party and pacify the Japanese invaders. Once we encountered a band of Japanese soldiers. I went against the policy of my superiors and fired shots against the Japanese. Later on, I was executed by the Communist Party. It took place in the summer of 1944. Before I died, I made a wish never again to participate in the so-called revolution of the Communist Party. People in the Party were really too horrible. They were only interested in becoming the rulers of China even though the Chinese race was in grave danger with most of the country being occupied by the Japanese invaders. So I stayed in a certain level of heaven within the Three Realms for several dozen years. Later on, because this major historical play was about to raise its curtain, I came to the human world at the end of 1970s and was born on the stage where this major play was going to take place – China.
In my current life, I was born in the evening of a winter day at the end of the 1970s. That winter was very cold. I was a big baby and weighed 4.25 kg (about 9.4 lbs.). In order to make sure she could give birth to me successfully, my mother opted for a Caesarean birth. (My mother was originally from the city, bot she had suffered from polio since she was a child, and also had hepatitis. In addition, in the 1960s, people in the city didn't have enough food to eat. So she moved to the countryside. Through the introduction of an acquaintance, she married the poorest and the most down-to-earth man in the entire village. Years later she told me that she had wanted to marry such a person to ensure she wouldn't be mistreated. In reality, even though my father has never hit my mother even once during all these years, he is quite stubborn and could make my mother very angry. Of course, all those things took place before I became a practitioner). I grew up in an impoverished family. The good thing is that my mother was well educated (She had finished high school.) and often taught me the principles of how to be a good person. When I was young, I could often see red lights in front of my eyes, even in evenings with no light outside. In addition, when my mind was blank, I could see there were numerous tiny round objects rotating continuously in the air.
At that time, our family had very little land. A part of our land was in front of the house of the husband of an aunt. He was the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party branch in the village. He was a very bad person. He was the same person who had usurped my throne and stolen my fiancée in one of my previous lives (see http://www.pureinsight.org/pi/articles/2005/10/31/3447.html for the story). Since my family was very poor already, as a relative he should have helped us out. He not only didn't help us, he did everything he could to make the life of my family even more difficult. The surface reason for his bad behavior is that my mother had been quite beautiful when she was young and he had wanted to be with her. But she wouldn't have anything to do with him. He hated her because of it and tried everything he could to hurt my family.
Later on, my mother started to grow vegetables in our land and sell them. Gradually my family's financial situation got a little better. Every year my maternal grandmother or members of her family came to help us plant seeds in the springtime and collect the harvest in the fall. I had always been an excellent student, and I was especially good at geography and chemistry. My family moved to the city at the end of 1993. In 1996, I was a high school student. One day I went to a local park by chance and encountered Dafa there. After I obtained the Fa, once while I was half awake and half asleep, I saw a goddess who was extremely tall and incomparably majestic and magnificent. In my eyes, she appeared as tall as a skyscraper. That goddess told me, "You must follow your Master and cultivate well. You must not miss out on the opportunity." That is how I joined the ranks of cultivators.
When I first obtained the Fa, I was quite excited. In addition, I developed some supernormal abilities. I casually told things to my classmates and teachers. As a result, I often had blisters in my mouth. My classmates often surrounded me and verbally attacked me. They couldn't understand me. But my classmates and teachers all thought that I was a good person and very kind. Before the persecution against Falun Gong started in Mainland China, the practice site that I was in had close to 100 practitioners. My mother also obtained the Fa at the end of 1996. As we continued to cultivate ourselves, after witnessing changes in our bodies, many of our relatives obtained the Fa one after another.
In addition, in this life, my family has always been quite poor. I don't think it is because I don't have enough virtue. I think it is a test to see what I put first in such an environment at the key moment, and whether I put more attention on making ends meet or clarifying the truth. I believe it is to leave one of many references for people in the future.
After the cruel persecution of Dafa started in 1999, which continues to this day, we entered the Fa-rectification Cultivation Period. Other practitioners and I went to the provincial government and then to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. Like all other practitioners in Mainland China, I have been arrested, harassed, fined, and endured a lot of tribulations. I don't want to talk about them in detail here. But because we have studied the Fa relatively solidly and we had also cultivated many times historically, gradually we came to understand we should take on the duty of Fa-rectification Period Dafa Disciples. Therefore, along with other practitioners, I started to clarify the truth about Falun Gong to the people in the world. I keep a journal to record things that I think about in my daily life. After I read articles on Clearwisdom net and was inspired by them, I decided to write my own articles and ask other practitioners to submit them to Clearwisdom. That is how I met her (who was the girl in "A True Story of Reincarnation: A Pair of Divine Jade Pieces", see http://www.pureinsight.org/pi/articles/2005/8/29/3277.html) and him (who was the sister of the hermit in "Tall Mountains and Rivers", see http://www.pureinsight.org/pi/articles/2005/10/3/3372.html). The three of us worked together for more than a year to validate the Fa. Later "he" found a job in the city, and we went our separate ways. These two practitioners have influenced me a lot. They have given me a lot of encouragement and support as I wrote my articles. Even today, "he" still often encourages and helps me.
Later on, because I have continuously become more and more mature in my cultivation, fellow practitioners asked me to participate in many Dafa projects. Many practitioners also like to come to see me if they have things that they need to resolve. Because of the predestined relationships among us, I have met many fellow practitioners. This summer a fellow practitioner was on her way to visit her husband who was being illegally detained at a prison nearby for practicing Falun Gong. Other practitioners introduced her to me, and she spent a night in our home. When I first met her, I felt very close to her. That night, I had a long dream. Later on, I wrote the first article in my series "A Pair of Divine Jade Pieces" based on the dream. As my own level continues to rise, my mind has become broader and broader. I have come to realize bit by bit where my attachments in this life came from as well as the reasons behind all the things that have happened to me. I wrote my stories down, hoping to encourage more practitioners to write about their own stories.
The evil hasn't been completely eliminated. The answers to the puzzles in this historical major play haven't been revealed completely. There are so many sentient beings who are still waiting for us to save them. So we still need to become even more diligent. As I have received inspiration and encouragements from the articles of fellow practitioners on Dafa websites, I am gong to write even more and better articles to share with everyone. At the same time, I hope fellow practitioners will give me their criticisms and corrections.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2005/11/11/34545.html