The Cultivation Story of a Taiwanese Housewife

Ms. Shi Xiuying

PureInsight | February 6, 2006

[] Obtaining the Fa at the Age of 60 After Searching for Teacher for Decades
My name is Shi Xiuying. I am a housewife in Longjing Township, Taichong County, Taiwan. I start doing the Falun Gong exercises at Longhai Elementary School near my home at 4:50 AM every day.

I have wanted to pursue cultivation practice since my 20's. I searched for a teacher of lofty character everywhere for a long time, but I couldn't find the righteous Fa. At first, I stayed in a religious group, but I left after about ten years when I realized there was something wrong. Afterwards, a friend of mine introduced me to another cultivation school, but I left later when I found there was something wrong with them, as well. I repeatedly changed cultivation schools. I joined about eight cultivation schools and I stayed for an average of two to three years. In hindsight, it was a very painful ordeal. I started searching in my 20's, all the way through to my 60's, and finally I found Falun Dafa. Right now I am 64 years old.

Enduring Pain to Practice Falun Gong and to Cultivate My Morality
A few years ago, my husband and I bought a piece of land in Hualian in eastern Taiwan. In 2001 we took a trip to Hualian in order to arrange lawn mowing and pesticide spraying for the land. A friend of ours in Hualian told us that Falun Gong is wonderful and asked us to learn to practice Falun Gong with them. On the first day of the class, the practitioners gave us a brief introduction, taught us the exercises and played Teacher's Fa lecture videotapes. The next morning, my husband and I went to the group practice site to do the five sets of exercises, including the one-hour sitting meditation. Although my legs were numb and sore, I endured the pain and didn't put my legs down. After I returned to Taichong, I joined the daily exercise group at Longshan Elementary School near my home. It has been over 4 years since I joined the group practice. Nowadays I send righteous thoughts after I finish practice the sitting meditation. In other words, I am able to sit in the full lotus position for 75 minutes, including 60 minutes for the meditation and 15 minutes for sending righteous thoughts.

About six months after I obtained the Fa, I became jealous when my husband was talking to a female fellow Falun Gong practitioner. I accused my husband of falling in love with her. My husband didn't lose his temper and forgave my irrational behavior. Afterwards, I admitted that I failed to cultivate my speech and I should not have insulted the fellow practitioner. Once I was in a great mood when I went promote Falun Gong. During the activity, a fellow practitioner asked me to move aside. On the ride home, I was so angry that I didn't say a word to my husband. It was not until we arrived at home that I told my husband what had happened. But my husband didn't take my side. Instead, he told me, "You shouldn't be upset with her. You must follow what Teacher has taught us about forbearance. You must eliminate all of your attachments in order to reach Consummation."

After I finished studying Zhuan Falun for the first time, I woke up recalling an important passage of the Fa in the book: One has to assimilate to the characteristics of the universe in order to return to one's true self. That is exactly what I was looking for. About 30 days after I obtained the Fa, I realized that during the Dharma-Ending Period, it is the Falun Gong disciples' responsibility to follow Teacher in his Fa-rectification.

Spreading the Fa and Clarifying the Truth about Falun Gong
Since July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Jiang Zemin have been madly slandering Falun Gong. After I learned that our fellow practitioners in China have been suffering such terrible persecution, I began to promote Falun Gong and clarify the truth about Falun Gong in many ways, whether these activities take place in Taiwan or overseas. I help distribute Falun Gong truth-clarification flyers and newspapers. I also write letters to China. Every day I am very busy, but I live each day with a purpose. I am glad to have the opportunity to do things for the Fa and I try to do everything wholeheartedly.

To help more people know about the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China, I went to New York City in 2004 to clarify the truth about Falun Gong, although I can't speak English. I got lost in Manhattan twice. Once I got lost on my way from the anti-torture site to our temporary residence. I asked for directions in Chinese, but of course no one understood me. I had no choice but to find my way home. Over an hour later, I still couldn't find my way home or find anyone who spoke Chinese. Finally a young lady showed up behind me and asked me what I was looking for. She was very kind and took me back to the anti-torture site. It was just like what Teacher has said in the book: It's Teacher looking for his disciples, not disciples looking for their Teacher. I sincerely thanked Teacher for finding me.

With Teacher Watching Over Me, I Will Not Be Lost
The other time I got lost, I was preparing to join a parade in Manhattan. When we were waiting for the subway train to come, I was really worried about not being able to catch the train because the door closed very quickly. As soon as the next train arrived, I jumped in the train immediately, but it was not until I saw that my fellow practitioners didn't get on that I realized I was on the wrong train. I got off at the next stop and took the train back to the previous station. But I spent a long time riding on the different trains, unable to reach my destination. Finally I managed to arrive at the anti-torture site, but it was already noon. At this moment, three tall American young men came from my left. One of them approached me and saluted me. I knew very well that he was saluting Falun Gong. Otherwise, why would he salute an ordinary-looking old lady?

Like me, my husband started to look for the righteous Fa when he was just 19 years old. Before he started practicing Falun Gong, he suffered from severe liver problems, high blood pressure and diabetes. In the two years after he started practicing Falun Gong, he was very healthy and no longer needed the help of medicine. It was Falun Gong that extended his life for two years. My husband and I are both very grateful to Falun Gong for saving our lives. Before my husband passed away, he summoned the entire family and told them that he would never change his steadfast belief in the Fa. After he passed away, I have continued to cultivate in Falun Gong diligently. I have never felt lonesome because I have found the great Fa of lofty virtue.

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