Young Dafa Disciples Should Also Have Strict Requirements for Themselves
(Minghui.org) Greetings Master! Greetings fellow practitioners!
I’m turning 11 this year and am in the sixth grade.
I heard my mom say that when I was in her womb I already started listening to the Fa. She would play the mp3 on her belly and had me listen to the complete Lecture in Jinan.
After I was born, my mom and dad, as well as my grandparents, would often read the Fa to me or have me listen to the Fa. They say that when they were doing exercises I would often stare at them intently.
When I learned to speak, I would often tell them where Falun would be turning. When I was two or three years old, I could recite Hong Yin and Hong Yin II completely from memory, but now I can’t remember as smoothly as before.
When I was four, I came with my dad to the U.S.; my mom had already been in the U.S. for some years. At the beginning my parents only taught me the standing exercises, but one day when I saw them crossing their legs, I said, “When can I do full lotus as well?” … So I gave it a try and was able to do it very well and they taught me the sitting meditation.
At the beginning, mother would read Zhuan Falun to me, then I would read along with her. Now, I can basically read it on my own. After I studied the Fa I understood some principles for cultivation practice and would also cultivate myself sometimes.
Most of the time I’m not so diligent, so sometimes Master gives me hints through dreams.
Once, in my dream I was with my mom and many people whom I didn’t know. We were all sitting on a long bench around a table. The table and the bench were connected.
Suddenly, the table and bench started floating upwards. I felt I was very heavy and was about to fall. I grabbed the table hard, otherwise I would have fallen. The table and bench flew upwards for a while, passed some clouds, and stopped at a big group of clouds.
There I said to myself, “At least I’m a heavenly maiden now!” I walked around the clouds happily.
After I walked for a bit, I saw a house. I opened the door and entered. Then I realized I had come back to the human world. I saw some people playing and a friend of mine who doesn't practice Falun Gong was also playing there. I woke up.
I shared the dream with my mom and she helped me realize two attachments. One is that I like to play too much. My play time surpasses by far the time I study the Fa and practice the Falun Gong exercises. Even in dreams I see people playing.
The second is that my requirements for myself are too low. I was even happy to be just a heavenly maiden. Maybe I came from a higher cosmic body and have my own sentient beings. How could I just care about only playing?
Even though I’ve practiced cultivation since I was small and know that I’m a young Dafa disciple, sometimes I can be interfered by things in the material world and I push Fa study and exercise to the back of my head.
Another issue is that I haven’t taken sending forth righteous thoughts seriously enough. Normally I only send them once a day. Sometimes I can’t even finish the 15 minutes.
I tell myself that I’m just a child and this should be enough, but the evil does not care if you are an adult or a child. Any omission will come to interfere.
This is why I also had some interference in my body, but I never thought about taking medicine.
Not long after coming to the U.S. I was eliminating karma. It was hard for Mom to see me like this so she gave me some liquid medicine. I immediately threw it all up.
She enlightened immediately that she shouldn’t give me medicine. Since then, every time I have physical troubles I get rid of it through Fa study, exercise, and sending forth righteous thoughts.
Mom also told me about other ways to eliminate interference. One is to call out for Master, asking Master to strengthen me. The second is to eliminate the demons with the Fa-rectification verses. The third is to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
I also recite other parts of Master’s Fa to eliminate the evil, such as “In the world is a great Arhat, Spirits and ghosts fear greatly.” (from “Mighty Virtue” in Hong Yin).
As for things to validate the Fa, since I was small I went out with Mom to hand out truth-clarification flyers, hang Shen Yun ads on doorknobs, and participate in many Dafa activities, but I haven’t done any truth clarification on my own.
I now study dance at Fei Tian. Sometimes we go out and perform and I hope it can have the effect of saving people.
I won’t use the excuse that I’m still very young and relax my standard. I have to hurry up and study the Fa, practice gong, do more things to validate the Fa, and be a qualified young Dafa disciple.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!
(Presented at the 2016 San Francisco Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference for Young Practitioners)