PureInsight | May 10, 2016
[PureInsight.org] I am an elderly practitioner who obtained the Fa in the early winter of 1998. At first, I’d remained indifferent at the time, even though four people had asked me if I wanted to practice Falun Gong. But Master did not give up on me and repeatedly gave me hints. I had then decided to practice Falun Gong forever.
At a physical examination in 1999, the doctor told me that I had a huge number of cancer cells. I wanted to die, because my family was not very fortunate or happy. However, Master’s Dafa saved me. I then bade farewell to the medicine I had been using for 20 years and have lived healthily to this day.
I seize every day to do the three things well. I go out to clarify the truth in person and have convinced nearly 20,000 people to quit the CCP. I have witnessed Dafa’s miracles, and Master has saved and protected me, time and time again. I cannot find the words to describe Master’s compassion and greatness. I can only live up to Master’s salvation by doing the three things well. I am fortunate to be Master’s disciple. It is truly a supreme glory.
I would like to share my experience of passing a tribulation with fellow practitioners. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.
Last winter, I experienced a growing pain in my pancreas. I also frequently had muscle tension in my hands and feet. It hurt so much that I did not dare to move. I experienced constipation and had to use my hands to pull out the stool. I often had a runny nose with a nose bleed. It was also very difficult for me to sit down or stand up. My legs trembled when I stood, and I had no energy. My legs felt heavy and tired when I walked. Whenever I walked into a car or up the stairs, I had to tightly grip the handlebars to drag my legs up. In one month, I lost 15 pounds. Three close friends told me, “You have become thinner, older, and shorter.”
One time, I was late to group Fa study because of traffic and because my body hurt. Fellow practitioners all cared for me. Since I lived by myself, and as three good fellow practitioners had passed away in the last two years, they were concerned that something had happened. After I sat down and steadied myself, I said to everyone, “Thank you fellow practitioners for your care. Nothing bad will happen to me, and I will not put shame on Dafa. This is a large tribulation for me to improve and increase my gong. This is something wonderful, so please rest assured.”
Master says, “Everything you, a cultivator, encounter is related to your cultivation and Consummation, or else those things absolutely would not exist” (Essentials for Further Advancement II: “Dafa is All-Encompassing”). I looked inwards and found three major problems. The first was that although I studied the Fa, I did not gain the Fa, because while studying I became tired or distracted. I frequently misread things and did not understand the surface meaning. The second problem was that I had too many ordinary thoughts and my xinxing was not up to par. I had attachments to showing off, jealousy, fame, fortune and sentimentality. The third was that my exercises were not good. I sometimes made mistakes, and my mind wandered.
I burned incense, kneeled down, and pleaded for Master to reinforce me. I told Master, “For my sentient beings, I cannot fall. I do not know how many sentient beings I represent, but I cannot destroy them. My responsibility is enormous. I must do the three things well and return with Master.”
Firstly, I started by studying the Fa well. Every day I studied one to two lectures of Zhuan Falun and made sure that I understood the meaning. I made an effort to cultivate well in the Fa, upgrade my xinxing, eliminate ordinary attachments and thoughts, and expand my capacity.
Master said in Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa- Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference, “…if it does not have the power of the Fa, and if you haven’t cultivated well, you will not do those things well. Although you might have done whatever it is, it has not achieved any effect and simply cannot save people, for you are ineffective in dissolving evil factors. That is why Fa-study is still the most, most important thing—it is the fundamental guarantee for all that you are to do. If you cannot keep up in Fa-study, then there is no hope.”
The second thing I did was to do the exercises well. I watched Master’s videos to correct my movements. I did the five exercises every day and suppressed my bad thoughts.
The third thing I did was to send forth righteous thoughts well. Other than the four daily times, I added an additional three times in the morning, afternoon, and night and increased the time. I also asked fellow practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts for me. A month later, the situation had noticeably improved.
The fourth thing I did was to seize the time to save people. I am a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, and I must feel the urgency that Master feels. Regardless of how bad my body felt, it cannot interfere with my clarifying the truth and saving people. I did not waste a day, even over the New Year.
Now I have no bad symptoms anymore and my whole body feels light. My tread is light when I walk. I do not use much effort and I feel a force pushing my legs forward. Everything is completely fine and has even become better than before.
When passing these tribulations, Master was often watching over me and strengthened my willpower. My physical body was in pain, but my heart felt sweet, because I was with Master.
Master has let me see and feel the turning of the Falun. Since March 11—when I finished writing my first draft—until now, every time I lay down at night, I feel Falun turning on my arms, chest, abdomen, and legs.
I had some rice from my family that had many red shells on it, which was difficult to wash. I was worried that preparing it would waste my time, so I set it aside in a large jar. A while later, when I went to check on it, it had all become clean. We only had to wash them once. Master had helped me.
I had also lost my watch for a long time. One day, it appeared in my bag. Master had helped me retrieve it.
One time, I went out to clarify the truth and returned home very tired. As I stood at my doorstep reaching for my keys, the door opened by itself. Master had helped me open it.
Master has given me so much, that I cannot share it all here. I will condense tens of thousands of words into one sentence: I am fortunate to be Master’s disciple; truly fortunate.
I would like to end with Master’s poem from Hong Yin Volume II: “Journeying Via The Way”, for mutual encouragement:
“The Great Way travels through the world
Bringing salvation to lives once lost
Thoughts of fame, feeling, and profit gone—
Could any difficulty stop the holy one?”
I would like to thank Master again for His salvation and thank fellow practitioners for their help!
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/152046