Following Master’s guidance and cultivating well
昆士兰（QLD）: Wendy Chen
Greetings revered Master!
Greetings fellow practitioners!
I am a new practitioner and have been practicing for three and a half years. Today, I want to report to Master and share my experiences of how I obtained the Fa and my cultivation journey so far.
Part1. How I had the Good Fortune to Obtain Dafa
I come from a remote mountain village in China. Due to my large family and limited resources, my childhood was marked by poverty and hard work. I had to take on various responsibilities at 14 years old, including earning money to ease our financial burdens. I faced many challenges and even experienced homelessness and so many hardships. I couldn’t understand the purpose of life during those difficult times.
I came to Australia more than a decade ago. In April 2020, I was fortunate to come across Falun Dafa through news reports. I learned about the power of the nine special words to stay safe during the pandemic, and I started searching for related books, like Zhuan Falun. I knew nothing about Falun Gong or the nine-words, even though I had seen the words “Falun Gong” on truth-clarification material in China. I was curious, so I started paying attention to Falun Gong.
During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian government implemented lockdowns and urged people to stay at home. This gave me an opportunity to read Zhuan Falun. Although I initially struggled to understand the many profound concepts, I was gradually able to grasp the teachings, which left me amazed.
I came to understand that human life comes from the universe, the fundamental reasons for being human, and the importance of following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. I also learned that human notions are often reversed, and that we should do good rather than harm. At that moment, I felt incredibly moved. I thought to myself, “This is what I’ve been searching for!” Zhuan Falun resolved my long-standing doubts and gave me a profound understanding of the purpose of life in this world. I wanted to cultivate.
Through diligent study and practice, I continued to gain deeper insights. I realized that Master came to save us, to purify our bodies, eliminate our karma, and bestow upon us many precious gifts. Master constantly protects us. I felt extremely fortunate to have found such a remarkable practice. At this point, I was overwhelmed with gratitude and could hardly express my appreciation. I could only thank Master and vow to cultivate diligently, cherish the present, and never forget Master’s salvation.
A week after starting my practice, I began learning the five Falun Dafa exercises. My daily life was filled with happiness and fulfillment. I felt surrounded by happiness. I had found my Master, and I was overjoyed.
I remembered what Master had said in Zhuan Falun: “In a foreign country, if a child gets a perfect score at school, they’ll happily run around shouting, ‘I got a perfect score today!'”
That was how I felt at the time. I was genuinely happy and confident. I excitedly told my family and friends that I had started practicing Falun Gong. I explained that Falun Gong was not what they might have heard, but a practice that teaches people to be good. I told them that “Zhuan Falun” is an excellent book and a guide for cultivation.
Part2. Master Always Watches Over Disciples
For me, Falun Dafa answered all the mysteries I had encountered in society. It became the key to my heart.
I wanted to become a genuine cultivator following the principles outlined by Master in his teachings. Soon, my body underwent significant changes. I felt light, as if my legs had lost all weight. I experienced a comfortable sensation, and I didn’t feel tired, no matter what I did. Even my skin started to change color. I was happy all the time, as if I had become a different person, even when eliminating karma and feeling unwell, I was still happy inside.
One day, I noticed that a hard lump on my body, which had been there for over a decade, had disappeared. It was the size of three peanuts and hadn’t bothered me much, so I hadn’t paid much attention to it. I had never gone to the hospital to get it checked. However, one day while showering, I suddenly realized that the lump was gone. I thought this was truly miraculous.
After a period of cultivation, I corrected many of my bad habits, including my hunched back. I’d injured my right arm in 2016 while practicing massage with a classmate. It was so painful that I couldn’t lift it for a long time, even after massage and acupuncture. However, through Falun Dafa practice, it completely healed.
I also experienced many other miracles. One morning, my daughter was driving me home from a friend’s house. I fell asleep as soon as I got in the car. I felt unwell, cold and had a high fever. When we got home, I asked my daughter to park the car in the sun so I could stay warm sleeping in the car until the sun went down in the afternoon before I moved back to my room. I slept for 3 consecutive days without eating or drinking, but I felt clear-headed. I knew it was a good thing. In the afternoon of the third day, I got up to eat half a bowl of porridge and by the morning of the fourth day, I had completely recovered.
I have encountered many other positive experiences while eliminating karma, but I don’t want to mention them all since they are quite common to every Dafa disciple. I have learned to trust Master and the Fa. Regardless of what happens, it’s all for the best.
When I first started practicing, I had a strange experience. A friend asked me to stay in her shop and take care of her pet. After finishing our arrangements that night, I offered to drive her home so she didn’t need to ride the bus. However, on my way home after dropping her off, as I took an exit off the freeway, my brakes suddenly failed. I couldn’t stop the car no matter how hard I pressed the brakes. The car kept going forward until it stopped on a gravel road near a roundabout. My first thought was: it’s lucky there were no cars on the road otherwise I would have crashed. I wasn’t afraid because I knew what had happened. It was just as Master taught us in Zhuan Falun, perhaps I owed a debt to someone and had to repay it.
I understood that Master was always watching over me. Whenever there was an unexpected incident I always got through it safely with Master’s protection. Whenever I hear the word “Master” my heart is full of gratitude. Thank you Master!
Part3. Integrating into the Body and Assisting Master in Fa-Rectification
I used to live on the Sunshine Coast, where there were no other practitioners. In May 2022, I watched Shen Yun on the Gold Coast and met local practitioners. I’m deeply grateful for all the help they gave me in studying the Fa. In September last year, I moved to Brisbane and began joining projects with other practitioners to help Master save people. This has filled my heart with immense joy and a feeling of honor.
When I study the Fa, I often find myself crying uncontrollably, as I deeply sense the tremendous efforts Master has made for us. In the process of studying the Fa, my understanding of Fa principles and the importance of Fa study has become clearer, strengthening the righteous thoughts in my heart. Dafa is extremely precious to me. Cultivation is a serious matter, and I must not deviate from my path. Time is pressing, so I must make the best use of my time to study the Fa and save people.
The first time I distributed the Chinese Epoch Times newspapers, Master’s article “Why Does Mankind Exist?” was published in the paper. When I received the newspapers from local practitioners, I felt greatly honored. I had always wanted to take part in Dafa projects. When I was distributing the newspapers, I felt both happy and anxious. I was anxious because I had never done it before. However, I reminded myself that I am a Dafa disciple, and I had always hoped to be able to save people as soon as possible. What a precious opportunity this was! With Master’s guiding me, what should I fear?
Then I got rid of my fear, smiled happily and distributed newspapers in crowded places. Whenever I saw a Chinese face, I would ask, “Do you speak Chinese?” I visited Chinese-owned shops, Chinese restaurants, and small grocery stores, saying, “Hello, we’re giving out copies of The Epoch Times.”
I also started giving out “Ganjing World” cards. The “Ganjing World” videos are available in various languages, and people can see Master’s article “Why Does Mankind Exist?” I hope sentient beings can read Master’s new article and understand the truth.
I also helped with mailbox deliveries. Every time I posted materials in a mailbox, I would silently say, “Falun Dafa is great, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great, and I wish you good fortune.” When I met people on the street, I would go up to them and give them a “Ganjing World” card. On one occasion, it was very hot and a family saw that I was sweating on my face, and my cheeks were hot and red. They kindly brought me some iced water to help me cool down and even filled my water bottle for me. I knew this was Master encouraging me, and I was deeply moved. Thank you, Master.
Every time I went out to collect signatures for disintegrating the CCP, I could get between 110 and 190 signatures. Some people proactively signed the petition, and others passed it on to someone else after signing. Some people understood the significance of what we were doing and added the names of their family members. Even though I was a stranger, they were all friendly. Some offered me fruit, and others gave me cake. Some even wanted to take photos with me and asked me to take care and wished me good luck. Their warmth touched me deeply, and I realized that everything was due to Master’s protection.
One Saturday I went to the beach to collect signatures. The weather was cold, and it was windy and there were only a few people on the beach. My initial thought was, “Did I come here for nothing?”
But then I remembered what Master had said in Fa Teaching Given at the Metropolitan New York Fa Conference:
“I tell you, even if I’ve saved just one person, my effort was not in vain.”
So I thought that as long as one person signed the petition, it wouldn’t be in vain. In the end, 20 people signed.
Two weeks ago, on a Sunday morning, I had planned to go to a weekend market to collect signatures. I invited another practitioner to join me, but when she declined, I turned my car around thinking it would be more convenient to go home and study the Fa and then collect signatures on the way to Fa study in the evening. However, as I was thinking this, I realized I had already reached my doorstep. I had an indescribable feeling, as it was such a beautiful day, but I was thinking about studying the Fa at home instead of saving people. That would be such a pity. So I changed my thinking. Instead of getting out of the car, I immediately drove off to the weekend market to collect signatures.
I collected signatures there by myself until the market ended at 2:00 p.m. Not far from the market was a swimming pool. It was a hot day and the pool area was crowded. So I continued collecting signatures near the pool. I came across five people who initially were resistant when I mentioned the CCP and didn’t want to take the material. I had to leave them. The second time I met them, they were still unwilling to accept it. When I met them again for the third time, they all accepted the materials and signed the petition. I also met some Chinese tourists who understood our message. I believe these people are waiting to be saved. That day, 188 people signed the petition.
One particular Saturday, three of us decided to go to the beach to do the exercises after sending righteous thoughts. The weather started off being fine, but, as we were doing the second exercise, the weather began to change. Dark clouds started to appear, and a strong wind began to blow. After we finished the exercises, we began to study the Fa, but the strong wind was cold, and there was no sheltered area. So, we decided to go to my car to study. We continued to study the Fa for a while, and then I thought, “We are going to spend more than two hours studying the Fa here, and parking is limited, so tourists may have trouble finding a parking spot. This is not what a cultivator should do.” So, we drove to a quiet spot to park the car and continued our Fa study there.
After studying the Fa, we carried on collecting signatures. That day was full of amazing stories. I realized that as long as we keep righteous thoughts for saving people and have the wish to save people, we will be walking the divine path arranged by Master.
I deeply feel that taking part in Dafa projects to assist Master in saving people is the most sacred and greatest honor for me. Sometimes, when I go out to clarify the truth and save people, I usually don’t feel thirsty, hungry, or tired. In my heart, what’s most joyous is to be able to study the Fa well and save people. I’m deeply grateful for Master’s arrangements.
In my future cultivation, I hope to do the three things well. I want to truly have faith in Master and the Fa, cultivate to attain selflessness and enlightenment , and become a genuine disciple who doesn’t let Master down.
Thank you Master for your hard work in saving me!
The above is my limited understanding at my current level. If there are any shortcomings, please kindly point them out.
Thank you, Master!
Thank you, fellow practitioners!