Some Experiences During My Cultivation

Hui Jia, a practitioner in Shandong Province

PureInsight | November 17, 2011

[] In the past several years of my cultivation, Master has been caring for me and enlightening me to things. Now I would like to share some of my experiences.

1. The Mentality of Reciting the Fa

Different mentalities of Fa-study will lead to different results. One day when walking upstairs and feeling tired, I thought to myself that Master had mentioned in Zhuan Falun that, “You feel as if being pushed while riding a bike, and you are not tired when going upstairs—no matter how many floors there are.” Then why did I still feel tired? However, when thinking this way, I became more exhausted. Another time when walking upstairs, I did not think about other things except for reciting the above sentences from the Fa. My feet were swift and I did not feel tired at all. When walking upstairs again soon after that, I thought, “I have to remember to recite the Fa, otherwise I’ll be tired again.” However, although I kept reciting the Fa, I became very exhausted. By then, I was wondering why it was so different these three times. The first time, I had some complaints and it was not right. The second time, I had faith in the Fa with no pursuit, so I was able to benefit from it. The third time, I was trying to take advantage of the Fa so that I would not feel tired. Master said, “The intention to take advantage of Dafa itself is an unforgivable sin” (Essentials for Further Advancement). I regretted it very much.

Once my mindset was righteous, my situation improved rapidly. One day, when visiting a fellow practitioner and walking uphill, I was a little tired and naturally began to recite the Fa. Then it became very easy as if I was walking on a flat road. From this I realized that cultivation is indeed serious and we cannot be off even a little bit.

2. Master Gave Me a Hint

Once in a dream I was writing the number 136. I didn’t quite understand what it meant and Master gave me a hint, showing me a piece of paper with many words that I didn’t recognize. I still didn’t understand it. Then I had dream in which a big mouth was following me on a cold and windy day, as if it could swallow me at any time. I thought it over again and realized that I recently gave a copy of Hong Yin to a friend. On that book, I wrote several new poems from Master, along with some other words. This was indeed a sin that undermined the Fa. I immediately called that friend and the phone number began with 136. I realized that Master was helping me.

One day in another dream, I saw the number 44. Seeing that I didn’t understand, Master showed me a notebook that I used to transcribe Master’s Fa. I took out the notebook after waking up and checked the notebook page after page. Then I saw that I missed the title of one article that I had transcribed and the page number was 44. I was very grateful for Master’s caring. In Essentials for Further Advancement II, Master said, “It’s not that Master is not merciful: in the several years of your cultivation, I have not only borne an incredibly great deal for you, but also, along with this, constantly given you hints for your improvement, looked after you for your safety, and settled the debts that you owed at different levels so that you can reach Consummation—these aren’t things that just anyone can do, and neither can they be done for everyday people.”

3. My Arm Pain Went Away After My Attachment Was Eliminated

Once when learning to ride a motorcycle, I fell and had pain in my chest and arms. Soon after that, I watched a Shen Yun performance on DVD and the pain was gone. I didn’t think too much about it. Then when walking on the street, I fell down again. It was very painful such that it affected me doing the exercises. I looked inward and found many attachments, but it was still painful. I tried again and again, but nothing changed. Seeing that I didn’t understand, Master helped me. One day, I thought to myself, “What’s the purpose for me to learn to ride a motorcycle? It’s because I wanted to pick up my child from school. With everyday stuff on my mind all the time, I didn’t think of saving sentient beings. Isn’t it still a selfish mentality?” I thus sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the selfishness and sentimentality from my most microscopic level, and the pain was gone immediately. From this, I had a better understanding of Master’s words, “You will be made to abandon all those attachments that cannot be given up among everyday people. As long as you have them, all of those attachments must be removed in different environments. You will be made to stumble, whereby you will become enlightened to the Tao. This is how one goes through cultivation practice.” (Zhuan Falun)

4. Reciting “Falun Dafa is Good” Sincerely

When my grandchild suffered from fever or stomachache, I often read with him “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” with no pursuit. His illness always disappeared very soon. One day, he had tics with his limbs and face. It was very severe and his face was deformed. The entire family was worried but the condition continued. I told the child, “Only Master is able to help you.” He nodded and we began to recite, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” without stopping. We thus began to recite the words sincerely and this continued for half an hour. The symptoms disappeared after half an hour and have never recurred since then.

Some people told me that they were not sure if reciting those words could help. I told them that one had to recite the words with sincerity.

Once an everyday person said to me that one of her relatives was infertile. After listening me to recite “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” that person was able to have a baby and her entire family was very grateful.

In Essentials for Further Advancement, Master said, “If every one of you can understand the Fa from the depths of your mind, that will truly be the manifestation of the Fa whose power knows no boundary—the reappearance of the mighty Buddha Fa in the human world!”

5. Miracles After Watching a Shen Yun Performance

One of my relatives visited me recently. She was over 80 years old and could not read. I invited her to watch a Shen Yun performance on DVD and explained to her the song lyrics. She liked it very much and asked to watch the Shen Yun performance from the year before. Later she said, “I’m so happy now because I never felt so comfortable in my life. The lower back pain that bothered me for years is now gone.” I told her it was because she watched the Shen Yun performances. I told her to recite “Falun Dafa is good” sincerely every day. She has followed my words.

I know that when some practitioners recommend Shen Yun performances to others, they often tell them the health benefits of watching the show. In my understanding, doing so can easily lead people to have a pursuit of curing illnesses when watching the show. This is not appropriate.

6. Interference Rooted in Attachment

In Zhuan Falun, Master said, “Whenever there is interference of one kind or another in qigong practice, you should look for reasons within yourself and determine what you still have not let go.” I often had thought interference and was unable to eliminate it even after looking inward. In “Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa,” Master said, “But with the lowly, impotent human body, whatever one’s thoughts align with will dominate the person. In other words, when beings of different planes notice that you want something, or are attached to something, and that it precisely aligns with them, they take effect and even direct you.” Now I realized that all the interference could happen because of my own attachments. Once I fundamentally eliminated those attachments, the interference would be gone immediately.

The above are my personal understandings. Thank you.


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