New Practitioner: I Want To Validate the Fa
(Minghui.org) In this extraordinary historic period, I have been fortunate to obtain this universal Fa and feel deeply honored. Although I am a new practitioner and do not have a deep understanding of Fa principles, I will not miss this rare opportunity. In the limited time left in Fa-rectification, I will study the Fa more, follow Dafa's requirements, help Master to rectify the Fa, save sentient beings, and be a qualified Dafa disciple.
I would like to share what I have learned about Dafa and how I became a Dafa disciple.
Saving People As a Non-Practitioner
I drive a truck. Before I cultivated, I had a stubborn streak and did whatever I wanted. I often fought with others. People were careful not to provoke me because of my fiery temper. The CCP had brainwashed me, and I did not believe in gods or karmic retribution.
I had heard about Falun Dafa in 2006 and had read Zhuan Falun. I was afraid that I could not follow Dafa's requirements and would tarnish Dafa's image, so I did not take up cultivation. Many of my friends and relatives were practitioners, and they often told me how wonderful Dafa was.
As time passed and under their persuasion, I began to understand that Dafa cleanses the soul and enlightens people to cultivate their hearts and be kind. The Fa’s profound principles woke me up.
I was deeply moved by Dafa disciples who were not afraid of the persecution. Though I did not cultivate at that time, I used Dafa's requirements to rectify my actions and got rid of my bad habits. I also helped to save people. For many years, I helped practitioners deliver truth-clarification materials to people in the nearby counties at night.
Not Surrendering to the Evil
In April 2012, the police thought that I was a practitioner and arrested me as I drove home. During the interrogation, they tied me to an electric chair. My hands and feet were bound to the chair.
The police asked me whether Falun Gong is good or bad. I said that Falun Gong teaches people to be good. I told them my understanding of “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” and that if everyone followed this principle, there would be no need for police.
They flew into a rage, swore at me, and and hit my back with a mace. I tried to resist. Suddenly, the chains on my legs broke. The police were scared out of their wits and quickly threw down their weapons. I quickly understood that this was a miracle by Dafa and Master to encourage me.
One officer showed me a list of practitioners' names. They wanted me to betray the practitioners. At that moment, I was not afraid of death and would rather die than to betray the practitioners.
Finally, they gave me a thumbs-up and said, “We really admire you! You may leave now.” I walked out of the evil den under Master's protection.
Doing a Good Deed
In the spring of 2015, I was loading goods on my truck when I saw two women in their fifties running with a bag in their hands and three policemen in hot pursuit. At that moment, a thought crossed my mind: “They must be Dafa practitioners.”
Without hesitating, I went up and asked what had happened. One of them said that they were Dafa practitioners and were distributing materials when police discovered them. I saw that the police were closing in and quickly took the bag of materials into the warehouse and pushed the two women inside. I told them not to step out without my word. The people in the warehouse were stunned and wondered what was going on.
I stepped out of the warehouse as the three policemen arrived. “Have you seen two women?” they asked. “They were carrying a bag.”
I immediately replied yes and pointed in a direction. “They went that way,” I told them. The officers ran in the direction that I pointed.
I was afraid they would return, so I quickly sent the two practitioners off in a taxi. When I returned to the warehouse, my colleagues asked me what had happened. I smiled but did not reply.
Passing Another Test
I was inspecting my car in June 2015 when a policeman came over and saw Dafa materials on one of the seats. He gave me a stern look and asked, “Are you a Falun Gong practitioner?”
I was surprised by his question. I remembered when I was persecuted and wondered if he would arrest me or if Master had arranged another test for me to pass.
I enlightened that nothing is coincidental—this was a test that I should not miss. I answered calmly, “I practice Falun Gong, but I am not very diligent.”
His stern expression turned into a smile, “Since you practice, you should be diligent.”
Although I had yet to cultivate at that time, I could feel that Master had been looking after me so that I could pass this test.
Cultivating After a Tribulation
In May 2016, I suddenly fell unconscious and was sent to the hospital. The doctor told my family that there was no hope and that they should prepare for my funeral.
Two days later, I miraculously woke up. While unconscious, I saw two female gods who asked me to recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I started to shout at the top of my lungs, and many people came over and stood around my hospital bed. The doctors and nurses came over, too. People said that this was incredible. I was discharged five days later.
After passing this tribulation, I seemed to have become another person and was no longer interested in the materials things of the human world. Had it not been Master who saved me and removed a big karmic debt, I would not have passed this test. I decided to cultivate and be a true Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple.
Validating the Fa As a New Practitioner
I must not miss this opportunity and will put in my best efforts to validate the Fa. Master said,
“For a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple, personal liberation is not the goal of cultivation: when you came, saving sentient beings was your great aspiration, and that is the responsibility and mission history has bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification. Thus great numbers of beings are to be saved by you. Dafa disciples, don’t forsake the magnificent responsibility that has been bestowed upon you in Fa-rectification, and even less should you disappoint those beings, as you are now their only hope for entering the future. For this reason, all Dafa disciples, students both new and veteran, should get to work and begin comprehensively clarifying the truth. This is especially so for the Dafa disciples in mainland China: each must come out and clarify the truth, bringing it to every field and valley, mountain and hill, not omitting a single area where there are people.” (“Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World’s People” in The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
I study the Fa every day and clarify the truth face-to-face with people. In order for sentient beings to be saved, I have read many materials such as Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party to increase my knowledge. When I clarify the truth, people truly understand that Dafa is good and will quit the CCP.
Some people become agitated after listening to me and scold the CCP for being so evil. Most of the people who quit use their real name.
I am now more experienced in clarifying the truth and am able to persuade more people to quit the CCP. I place saving people as a priority and greet everyone I meet. This way. people feel embarrassed if they want to walk away while I talk to them. Most people who listen to me quit the CCP.
Once, I met a person at a shop and struck up a conversation with him. “Have you heard that Falun Gong saves people?”
“I don't believe in that,” he said hastily.
I was not moved by his reply and told him about the Nine Commentaries and other content that I have read. I also told him about the prophecies. I talked for almost half an hour and saw that he listened attentively. Finally, I said that Falun Gong is a Buddha Fa and that if anyone slanders the Fa, the consequences would be terrible. I mentioned how the CCP slanders Dafa and persecutes Dafa disciples–an unforgivable sin. Lastly, I asked if he wanted to quit the CCP.
“I'm a government official. I truly believe what you said. How do you know so much? Quick, help me quit the CCP with my real name. Thank you!” he said.
He told me his name and left quickly. I was happy that another being was saved.
I regret that I obtained the Fa so late. As the Fa-rectification has not ended, I still have the chance to be diligent and seize the time to do the three things well, save more people, and return to Master's saving grace.
Lastly, I would like to use Master's Fa to encourage myself and other practitioners,
“Right now every minute and every second is crucial. If you miss out during this period of time, you miss out on everything. History won't recur. The history of the cosmos and the Three Realms have gone through so many, long, long years--what have all the beings been waiting for? What are they all here for? For exactly these few years! Yet there are [Dafa] students who are squandering their lives during these few years, not seizing the time. And yet you are shouldering such huge responsibilities for all beings and for history!” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Atlanta Fa Conference” in Teaching the Fa at the Conference IV)
If there is anything inappropriate, please kindly point it out. I thank Master for his saving grace.