PureInsight | May 30, 2016
[PureInsight.org] I obtained the Fa in 1998. In less than six months, the bone hyperplasia that had bothered me for more than 20 years had disappeared, and the dizziness and headaches caused by arteriosclerosis were all gone. Even more fortunate was that I had become a Falun Dafa practitioner. I have become a genuine particle of Dafa and a Dafa disciple during the Fa-rectification period.
Thank you Master for your compassion!
Here, I would like to exchange with fellow practitioners my 17 years of experience in practicing Dafa. If you find anything inappropriate, please point it out compassionately.
1. Passing the Tribulation of Sentimentality
At the beginning of my cultivation, I suspected that my husband was having an affair, which I could not accept. I could not fall asleep for days, and I became delirious and very weak. I then complained to a fellow practitioner about my grievances. The fellow practitioner asked, “Why do you cry? Are you living for love? Have you not studied the Fa? What did Master say in the Fa?” I replied, “I do not know.”
Since my cultivation had just started, I had not even finished reading Zhuan Falun. The fellow practitioner said, “Go and study the Fa, and you will understand everything.” I then calmed down and started reading Zhuan Falun.
Every word from the Fa entered my heart.
Master said in Lecture Four of Zhuan Falun, “Why can human beings be human? It is because human beings have sentimentality. They live just for this sentimentality. ” Master also said, “If this sentimentality is not relinquished, you will be unable to practice cultivation. If you are free from this sentimentality, nobody can affect you.”
I woke up and realized that it was not worth living for sentimentality. I had made such a big mistake because I had studied the Fa too late. I truly appreciated Master saving me!
I also thanked my fellow practitioner on the phone, “I completely understand after studying the Fa. Now I have no worries and no complaints or grievances. Master helped me remove those bad things. Now I know how lucky I am to be a practitioner! Thank you for reminding me!” She replied, “You should thank Master.” Now I cannot live without Fa study.
One day I received a phone invitation from my previous lover. At first, I wanted to turn it down. Then I realized that I was playing the leading role as a practitioner, and he was an ordinary person. Saving sentient beings is the most important thing, so I went to see him.
When we met, he said, “Oh, you are prettier than before!” I replied, “That is because I now practice Falun Gong. Practitioners look significantly younger.”
I clarified the truth about Falun Gong to him, the “4.25” incident, the "Tiananmen self-immolation" and told him about the three withdrawals from CCP (Chinese Communist Party). I advised him to quit the CCP. He said that he needed time to think about it. I knew that he had been deeply influenced by the evil CCP.
Before leaving, he asked for a photo of me. I felt sorry for him because he was inescapably caught in sentimentality. I refused and asked, “Do you know how your wife would feel if you hang up my picture? It will destroy your relationship.” He agreed.
Then I said, “Our teacher told us, ‘You should always be benevolent and kind to others and consider others when doing anything.’ I cannot hurt your family. You should put your heart with your family. Isn’t that right?” He totally agreed with me and left happily. A few days later, he called me and agreed to quit the CCP. A sentient being was saved.
Later I realized that Master was testing me through the meeting.
2. Do Whatever Dafa Disciples Should Do
We all have our own path. We should do whatever Dafa disciples should do.
As for my own situation, besides distributing truth clarification materials, I also make all kinds of truth clarification banners and stickers. This not only reduces the burden on the materials production site, but it is also good for us. I can download materials as needed without waiting for anyone. The flow never stops.
I do everything from purchasing materials to the production itself because most practitioners from my area are elderly. Without Dafa, I definitely could not do this.
I gave half of my materials to other practitioners and used the rest myself. Over the years, we saw the message “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness, Compassion and forbearance are good!” everywhere in my area—on the streets, in communities and in public places. People would remember it after reading it several times.
It is hard to post stickers with gloves on in the winter, so I do not wear any, yet my hands have never felt cold no matter how freezing it was or how long I stayed outside. In the beginning, I was confused. Then I realized that I am a practitioner rather than an ordinary person, so I should not be influenced by extreme temperatures.
Later, I found that small stickers were hard to see if I posted them at night, so I posted them during the day even though it was not safe to do so. As long as I did everything rationally without attachments, I was okay. Most of the time, people came and saw the message right after I had posted it.
Over time I developed the attachment of self-righteousness and thought, “Some practitioners are against me posting stickers during the daytime. It is amazing that I do everything well.”
My attachment almost brought me trouble. Once, a man suddenly came out when I had just finished the posting and said, “I saw what you did.” I hurried along and said, “I do not understand what you are talking about.” He made a phone call and followed me. I sped up and sent forth righteous thoughts.
There was a market where I hid while he was on the phone. Half an hour later, I left. I knew the trouble had come because of my self-righteousness. I had to get rid of it.
On the morning of July 20, 2015, I prepared to hang three truth clarification banners at an overpass. A team of policemen came over. I thought, “I will do whatever I should do, and you should not bother me.” I then completed it successfully. The three banners looked spectacular in the wind as I awaited a bus under the overpass. This was what Dafa disciples should do.
3. We Should Strengthen Righteous Thoughts
Elder fellow practitioners have their own characteristics and statuses. Many of them obtained the Fa before 1999. It is hard for them not to be disturbed by ordinary society, and it is easy to accidentally fall, so we should strengthen our righteous thoughts.
Recently I stayed a long way away from home. Ordinary life took up most of my time, and I could not study the Fa, practice the exercises, and do the three things as before. I developed the attachment to comfort. One day trouble came to alert me.
I was so surprised when I look back at things. The old forces had already spotted me and wanted to make me fall. I looked inward and found lots of many attachments, including looking down on my husband because he was lazy and enjoyed food. I felt that I had not been acting like a disciple.
Fortunately, there were still opportunities, and I still had confidence. The troubles would not discourage me. I would keep my righteous thoughts and nothing could stop me!
To me, cultivation is very serious and strict. I will cherish the rest of the time to catch up with the Fa-rectification process by cultivating myself well and saving more sentient beings.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/152043