PureInsight | April 18, 2022
Greetings, esteemed Master!
Greetings, fellow practitioners worldwide!
As a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, it’s an honor for me to report to Master and share my thoughts with fellow practitioners. Now I would like to share my 23-year journey of cultivation.
1. Obtaining the Fa
I obtained the Fa in Feb 1998, when I was nearly 30. My health condition was bad then. My entire body was like being filled with lead, and my waist and legs were heavy and sore. I worked as a teacher, and I needed to stand up to give lessons. Every day after I went back home, I threw my bag aside, and I just wanted to lie down and rest, and didn’t want to do anything else. Later, my relatives introduced the grace of Dafa to me, and I had witnessed the changes in their body and mind. I was moved and wanted to go to a practice site to see what Dafa was about.
Just the day before I went to the practice site, I had a clear dream. I dreamed that many small Faluns were turning on my brother's body. When the law wheel was rotating on the black spots on his body, the spots simply disappeared. When I woke up, I found them so beautiful. I've never seen such a beautiful color in my life.
When I met the people at the practice site, I found them warm-hearted and pure. I was wearing thick cotton pants and didn't know how to do the exercise, so I just watched them doing one-hour sitting meditation. But what was unexpected was that on the way home, my whole body was light and airy, like stepping on cotton, and the pain in my waist and legs of more than ten years was gone. This was amazing! I had not seen Master in person and not started the practice, but the miracle happened to me. My elder brother told me that Master began to care for me as I’ve predestined connections with the Fa. As I feel most grateful for Master, I decided to start cultivation seriously.
2. Study the Fa
I’ve taken Fa study seriously since the very beginning. At the first stage, I memorized On Dafa (Lunyu) and scriptures in Essentials for Further Advancement. Every time Master had a scripture published, I would recite it after reading it at least ten times. Master said in Fa Teaching Given in New York City, “Being far away and separated by oceans, it’s not easy to meet with you. But although you can’t see me in person, as long as you practice cultivation, I’m actually right by your side. And as long as you practice cultivation, I can be responsible for you all the way to the end; what’s more, I’m looking after you every single moment.” When I read this part of Fa teaching, my tears flowed down. I realized that I should cultivate diligently. After Hong Yin was published, I recited the book right away. Even on the way to my workplace, I always recited it. I chose the golden hours in every morning and memorized each poem of Hong Yin for fifty times.
After Master had Melt Into the Fa published, I took Fa study even more seriously. Master stated in Melt Into the Fa, Essentials for Further Advancement “As a student, if his mind is filled with nothing but Dafa, this person is definitely a genuine cultivator. So you must have a clear understanding on the matter of studying the Fa. Reading the books more and studying the books more is the key to truly elevating yourself. To put it more simply, as long as you read Dafa, you are changing; as long as you read Dafa, you are elevating. The boundless content of Dafa plus the supplementary means—the exercises—will enable you to reach Consummation.”
I’ve managed group reading and reading by myself properly. When reading by myself, I studied all the teachings, listened to the recordings of Fa teaching and watched Master’s Video Lectures. By doing so, I can understand the Fa from the Fa. When running into tribulations, I could recollect the corresponding Fa and handle the issues. An everyday person’s mind would not be able to sway me.
Since the brutal crackdown on Dafa from July 20, 1999, I went to Beijing to validate Dafa. Then I was sent to my hometown and wrongly held in custody, where I helped fellow practitioners and prisoners recite the Fa. Some prisoners were impressed with Dafa disciples’ compassion, so they cultivated Dafa after they were released. In 2001, I was illegally detained in the Ma San Jia forced labor camp, where I kept studying the Fa at least ten hours daily and I could not slack off even for a minute. Even in my dreams, I kept up on reciting the Fa and eliminating the evil.
“Every form of travail has he weathered,
Countless the fiends trampled under his feet;
His palm erected, the whole Cosmos shakes,
A grand Buddha stands between Heaven and Earth.”
I was a grand Buddha, whilst the group of people were little ants. After my righteous thought emerged, the evil elements were relinquished.
In 2013, more than ten practitioners were taken into custody, along with those earlier ones, over thirty practitioners detained. It was a pity that we did not walk out of the detention center. We felt most painful because we could not read Dafa books. There were eleven cells in the prison, with each cell holding at least two practitioners. As I was able to memorize Hong Yin, Hong Yin Volume II, part of Hong Yin Volume III, and some other scriptures, I helped fellow practitioners recite the Fa.
After all other practitioners were able to memorize some part of Fa teaching, benevolent Master arranged for me to move to next room to help with Fa study. I was kept moving to new rooms. That was to say, we organized group Fa study and we cooperated with each other. More importantly, we clarified the truth to the inmates, with most inmates in the cells quitting CCP. During Chinese New Year, the director of the detention centre requested practitioners and inmates to perform. About twenty people in the cell sang Dafa songs together, which attracted the director of the correctional institution. She felt very happy with the singing.
After I was released from imprisonment in 2018, I listened to sharing articles and saw fellow practitioners memorizing Zhuan Falun, so I got greatly inspired. So far I’ve memorized Lecture Four of Zhuan Falun. Also, I finished reciting Hong Yin Volume V. The effect in memorizing the Fa is huge. In the course of memorizing the Fa, Master removed lots of my warped notions. The process of Fa study is also the process of saving people and it is the fundamental for all that we’re to do.
3. Tell the Facts and Save Sentient Beings
Over the past twenty years, Dafa disciples in mainland China have utilized a range of methods to spread truth, such as: distributing truth leaflets, sticking stickers, writing truth slogans, spraying characters, engraving CDs, sending voice messages, MMS, making voice calls, and clarifying the truth face-to-face. I got enlightened in this process and witnessed lots of miracles.
In 2011, we were divided into several large groups, with each divided into some small groups. I like the MMS project of saving people, with both images and illustrations displayed. I remembered when I first learned to send MMS, I could only send one, and I was already very happy with this. I thought that the sentient being would be really touched and saved. Then, Master kept giving me wisdom, I learned to pack five phone numbers together. Then I clicked the ‘send’ button and all of them would receive my truth message. Later, the circumstance continued to improve, up to 30, 50 people could receive my message and finally more than 100 at a time! I installed this approach in different cell phones, and cooperated with the elderly practitioners. The hundreds of thousands of numbers were sent out in three days. This project exerted very positive impacts on saving people, with a high success rate. In the dream, I was flying in the sky. The sky was clear and the body was clear, while flying forward, I could see a large number of people on the ground following me.
As the pandemic has been rampant, it was urgent to tell the facts. I intended to spread messages of how to stay safe and healthy in the pandemic. Occasionally I worked with fellow practitioners, whilst sometimes I engaged in face-to-face truth clarification.
One day at the end of November, the winter in the north was very cold, with the roads covered with ice. After I posted the truth stickers with other practitioners, I saw an old woman asking me for directions. She was not very alert. It turned out that she and another old lady lived in a nursing home. The two sneaked out at noon. As they went far, they could not find the way back to nursing home. They had been walking outside for more than an hour. My fellow practitioners and I suddenly realized that it was Master who arranged the two predestined people to seek truth from us. I quickly went to help the old woman up. She grabbed me like a child and held me tightly. As I walked down the street, I told her the facts. She felt happy with the facts I told her and wanted to say thanks to me. I said to her, “Please express your thanks to Master of Dafa.” Then she took my advice and kept memorizing: Falun Dafa is good; Zhen-Shan-Ren is good.
My fellow practitioner told the facts to another lady. Upon finishing off clarifying the truth, her phone was ringing. Right away I helped her answer the phone and asked the staff from the nursing home to pick them up. Due to Master’s benevolent compassion, the two old ladies were saved. Actually according to the regulation, they were not allowed to go outside the nursing home.
4. Ending Remarks
I can find many shortcomings when I look within, such as attachment to comfort and self-interests. Also, I was not that willing to endure hardships. However, once I’ve discovered my shortcomings, I’m determined to abolish them.
I would like to recollect the Fa teaching with fellow practitioners. Master said in Fa Teaching Given at the 2014 San Francisco Fa Conference, “Think about it: isn’t it you yourselves who are changing? The trials and hardships that Dafa disciples have journeyed through are, from the human perspective, a heroic tale; and from the divine perspective, the journey is a process of true gold being tempered and forged in a furnace. Great waves sift the sands in cultivation. All of this will be passed down in history, and it might be passed down forever and ever. (Applause) Once this affair is over, however Dafa disciples did during this period of time [will be as it is], and there won’t be a second chance, for the evil will no longer exist. The evil beings have gradually been eliminated to the point that they are powerless, so there won’t be another opportunity for them to test you again or for you to go through that process all over again. However you did will probably be set. Fortunately, this affair hasn’t yet ended. As a Dafa disciple, no matter what setting you are in, you should do well, do even better, and quickly eliminate your shortcomings and the things you shouldn’t have.”
Let’s cultivate as if we were just starting and try to be worth Master’s benevolent compassion.
Chinese version: www.zhengjian.org/node/272682