Treasuring the Path
Greetings Revered Master! Greetings fellow practitioners!
I started to practise cultivation with my parents after my graduation from primary school. I can remember that at the time I joined our local community to do Fa study, share experiences and practise the exercises every day after quickly finishing dinner. Fa study and exercising became part of my life. My parents supervised my cultivation and I felt everything was in a clear and ordered pattern, I never thought things would change one day.
I knew Dafa is good. I believed what Master told us, and corrected my speech and behaviour in accordance with Master’s teaching and my understanding of Fa at my level during that time. No more than that. Then I found that in the process of fighting against persecution and clarifying the truth I become mature.
In 2001, I was informed upon by the teacher of another class because of distributing Dafa flyers at school. When I was in handcuffs alone in the police station overnight, waiting for my case to be dealt with, I couldn’t do Fa study and exercise with my parents and other local practitioners anymore. When I had to face the misunderstanding of relatives and friends about continuing to cultivate Dafa myself after my parents were both illegally imprisoned, I began to thoroughly examine myself. For whom do I practise cultivation on Earth? What is the most precious thing in my life?
During that time, because of sentimentality and many human notions, my eyes were often filled with tears, but there was always a voice from my inner heart telling me that Master’s teaching is correct and, whatever happens, I will keep my strong faith in cultivation. From that time I began to realise that I could not rely on my parents anymore. I have grown up, I am a Dafa practitioner, and I have to walk my own path.
在自己修煉的那段日子裡我時而精進時而懈怠，時而正念足時而怕心重。我有時放學後會到小區樓群裡發放真相資料，那時天已朦朦黑。有一次我躡手躡腳的進入樓棟，想要悄悄把資料塞在門縫裡，還沒等做呢屋裡的狗汪汪的狂叫起來，樓道裡的聲控燈一下子亮了，我一個箭步躥出樓棟。走在路上我的心一直怦怦跳個不停，這時一名男子騎著自行車從我身邊經過，嘴裡哼唱著：“妹妹你大膽的往前走呀” 我馬上意識到，著不是師父在鼓勵我嗎？我做的是全宇宙最正的事，我在助師正法，在救人，怕啥。隨即背誦：“大法不離身 心存真善忍 世間大羅漢 神鬼懼十分”（《洪吟》<威德>）。頓感全身熱熱的，彷彿天都亮了。隨著不斷學法，正念越來越強的時候，怕的物質越來越弱，但我發現還是沒有完全修去，即便到了海外。
In the days when I practised personal cultivation I was sometimes diligent, but sometimes gave in to laziness. Sometimes I had strong righteous thoughts, but sometimes I was very fearful. I gave out information materials at times in the residential areas after school when it was dark. One day I entered a building quietly and wanted to put flyers under the doors secretly. Suddenly a dog inside the door snarled and the acoustic control lamp in the corridor was lit, so I made a dart for the exit of the building. My heart was pounding wildly all the way back. At that moment a man riding a bike passed by me and called: “Younger sister, you go forward boldly!” I immediately realised that Master was encouraging me. What I am undertaking is the most righteous task in the universe. I am helping Master rectify the Fa. What’s to fear? So I recited loudly:
“Dafa is what you carry everywhere, Zhen Shan Ren, rooted in the mind; A great Arhat walks the earth, Gods and demons fear with awe.”(“The Grand Verses” (Benevolent Might)).
I felt my whole body was warm, and it seemed the sky became bright. With constant Fa study, the fear became weaker and the righteous thoughts became stronger, but I found that the fear was not totally eliminated from my cultivation, even when I was overseas.
Walking the Path of Fa-Rectification Overseas
the end of 2011, I finally arrived in
first I admired practitioners in big cities, because there are many established
Fa rectification projects to do, sufficient material
for people to read, and many experienced practitioners to guide you on how to
improve as well. Due to the differences between the cities, it is hard to
directly copy the experiences of other cities. Later, two practitioners went to
When trying to work out the best way of doing things, I found that conventional thinking and the CCP ideology of my upbringing is broken down during the process every time. For example, I deliver dozens of English Epoch Times newspapers door to door every week to places with lots of intelligent people such as cafés, hotels and medical centres. The city is tiny, so I can walk around the central business district and finish delivering the newspapers within an hour and a half.
“From what I’ve seen in
At the beginning, my feelings when delivering Epoch Times were even similar to the feelings I had when giving out information material in China; being sightly afraid and worried about the reaction of people when they received the newspaper. In fact, most people welcome Epoch Times very much. Some café owners seem to be waiting for the Epoch Times every week, grasping the newspaper with both hands and putting it in a prominent place for customers to read. Some people working in Chinese shops also appreciate it a lot.
looking within, even in the evil environment in
factor is that I am not quite familiar with people’s way of life and way of
thinking in the world at large. I could always reach many western people in my
work when I was in
Eliminating Human Attachments in My Cultivation through Making Phone Calls
I was introduced by other practitioners to the Global Phone Rescuing Platform and Manual Broadcasting Platform. We local practitioners do Fa study and exercise together just once a week, so we practise cultivation alone most of the time and do not have many chances to share experiences. The phone platform brought me into the global cultivating environment and helped upgrade my whole cultivation state through sending righteous thoughts, participating in Fa study and sharing experiences with other practitioners. Thank you Master, for making such a merciful arrangement. Facing the different responses of police during a phone call throws up challenges. Will I be provoked by their harsh words; can I keep on calling; can I let go of self and sincerely wish to save them? All these are tests for a practitioner. Sometimes I could do a good job, but sometimes I did very badly. The state of self-cultivation will directly influence the reply rate and the effect of the call. I always check myself to see whether the mentality of showing off and attachment of zealotry appeared after making a favourable call; whether the attachment to being successful emerges when in a bad mood after experiencing a difficult call; whether I have the attachment to competitiveness and impatience when facing a storm of abuse; whether I am discouraged if I make several calls with no reply: and if calls are not going well, whether I have looked within to see if it is because of my weak righteous thoughts, insufficient Fa study or slackness in practising the exercises. I heard some practitioners calling the police and speaking with both compassion and majesty. I want to applaud them from my heart, and I could see my own gaps as well.
Besides RTC, Rescue Call and Automatic Broadcasting, Manual Broadcasting is a new powerful team. The audio materials explain the nature of Dafa and the persecution and strongly expose the evil, especially organ harvesting. The content is magnificent with each word like a trumpet to eliminate the evil factors behind the listeners. I listened and learned as well while broadcasting with righteous thoughts. When I wrote letters to my Chinese friends, the content of the audio message flew into my mind and I added it to the letter which rounded it off very nicely. On the telephone platform, practitioners encourage each other, cooperate with each other and focus on how best to study and cultivate. I am encouraged a lot when I see other practitioners diligently making calls for saving people. Calling not only helps upgrade one’s whole state of cultivation, but also lays a good foundation for telling the truth to people face to face.
every time when I join Dafa activities I have very
righteous feelings and, at the same time, appreciate and admire overseas
practitioners’ persistence over 14 years. During my time in
Finally, I would like to use one paragraph of Master’s teaching to conclude today’s sharing:
“You need to treasure
it--you have to treasure the path you've walked. Only when you treasure the
steps you've taken can you do well on the path ahead. Not much of the journey
is left. Do even better on your path and do things even more righteously.”(Teaching the Fa on Easter, 2004, at
Please kindly point out if there is anything improper in my sharing.
Thank you, Master!
Thank you, fellow practitioners!