Cultivating Myself and Saving People
(Minghui.org) I began Falun Dafa cultivation practice four years ago and feel very fortunate to have found Dafa. After reading articles from the 13th China Fahui on the Minghui website, I realized that I needed to do the three things that Dafa practitioners are required to do. Below are some of my experiences.
Looking Within and Improving Myself
I had just gotten married when I started to practice Falun Dafa. My husband is also a practitioner. However, we have had different understandings on many issues, such as doing household chores and responsibilities regarding our families. I have been very frustrated at times, but because I'm a practitioner, I'm able to look inward to see how I can do better. As time passed, many of these problems disappeared.
Through studying the Fa, I gradually came to understand why we are here. The Fa principles also taught me to look at myself first whenever conflicts arose, instead of looking outward and blaming others. When I remembered to look at myself first, to identify how I might have caused the problems, issues were easily resolved. I have since become more open-minded and live a happy life.
I primarily read Zhuan Falun when I first started practicing Falun Dafa, but later began to read Master's other lectures as well as articles by practitioners about their cultivation experiences. As my understanding of the Fa deepened, I realized the importance of helping people become clear about Falun Dafa and the persecution, and for them not to believe the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) defamatory propaganda about the practice.
My husband and I often make posters with information about Dafa and go out after dinner to put them up in public places for people to read. I was very nervous about doing this at first, and some of the posters got wrinkled. I did not want to damage the posters in any way and began to recite Master's poem:
“A Great Enlightened One fears no hardshipHaving forged an adamantine willFree of attachment to living or dyingHe walks the path of Fa-rectification confident and poised”(“Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions” from Hong Yin Vol. II)
My fear soon faded, as I realized that this was something that I was supposed to do. I then noticed that some of the posters stayed up for a very long time and many people read them. I was very grateful for Master's help.
The posters detailed many complaints that have been filed with the Supreme People's Court and Procuratorate against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the CCP, for initiating the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Abandoning Fear to Talk to People about Falun Dafa
I'm a shy person and didn't know how to talk to people about Falun Dafa at first. I knew that this was very important, so I decided to overcome my fear.
I was eating at a small restaurant one time and there weren't enough seats, so I had to share a table. The man I sat with had almost finished eating, but my order hadn't yet arrived. I wanted to talk to him, but he seemed busy and kept checking his phone.
He put away his phone as my order came and asked what I had ordered. We began to talk and discussed many things, from the job market to science, which was his profession. We later talked about atheism and the topic shifted to Falun Dafa.
Although there was a security camera in the restaurant, I was not afraid. The waitress listened in on our conversation and seemed to agree with what I was saying. My husband joined us after he finished putting up posters, and we both explained Falun Dafa to the man and told him about how it's being persecuted.
The man had joined the CCP Young Pioneers when he was young and decided to quit the organization after he understood how the Party is mistreating innocent practitioners.