Fulfilling My Vows Is the Reason I Came to This World
(Minghui.org) Greetings, revered Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
It’s due to Master Li’s compassion that I'm able to stand here today. I was semi-paralyzed. I couldn’t even turn over without help. I needed help getting dressed.
I began practicing Falun Dafa in May 2014. Since childhood, it seemed like I was always waiting for something. I was so excited when I opened Zhuan Falun and saw Master’s photo. I kept saying, “Master, I know you.” It was a kind of familiarity.
All my questions were answered when I began to practice. Master also helped eliminate the karma that caused my condition. One day I thought, I'll go to bed early and get up at 4:00 a.m. to practice the exercises. When the alarm rang, I turned over and sat up. My husband was shocked and asked how I did it. I told him it just happened. At that time, I didn’t know that cultivation can eliminate sickness. I just wanted to cultivate, so Master helped me! I thought I should get dressed to practice the exercises. My husband tried to help me, but I said I'd like to try doing it myself. It was hard for me to bend over, but I managed to dress myself.
There were even more challenges when I got to the practice site. I couldn’t bend over. I could not sit down. I had to kneel down and then sit sideways slowly. I noticed everyone meditating with their legs double-crossed. Without thinking much about it I forced myself to do it. Although I was surprised that I could do it, it was so painful that I couldn’t stop shaking. However, I didn’t give up. After a year the pain lessened. My only thought was that I was determined to be a cultivator. Two years later my lumbar spine problem had disappeared.
Studying the Fa was another challenge. When my father learned that my mother was expecting twin girls but not a son, he kicked her belly. After I was born, he dropped me on the ground three times. I was lucky to survive. In addition, my head was injured in a car accident when I was a child. I had difficulty focusing in school. I just learned a few Chinese characters and I could barely read. So, when I began to study “On Dafa” (Lunyu) in Zhuan Falun, I panicked. How could I cultivate if I understood nothing? When I looked at the book again, Master showed me how the cosmic body was made of layers upon layers of countless particles following ranging in size from small to great, in a 3D vision right in my book. The next day when I did the second exercise, I saw the layers of my body. They were transparent and connected to each other, becoming bigger and bigger. As a result, I understood the meaning of “ranging in size from small to great”.
Fulfill My Vows to Save Sentient Beings
“Clarifying the facts and saving sentient beings are what you need to accomplish. There is nothing else for you to accomplish. There is nothing else in this world that you need to accomplish.” (“Fa Teaching at 2015 New York Fa Conference”)
Master's words were like a thunderbolt! When I was a child, I'd look at the sky and say, “I'm not from this world.” Something inside me kept saying, “Save people. Repay your debt. Save people!” Suddenly, I knew it was real! I understood we came here to save people. My questions were all answered. I came here for Dafa. I came here to save sentient beings.
I was eager to learn how to clarify the truth and save people. However, I couldn’t even read the simplified Chinese characters on the display boards at tourist sites. I couldn’t stop crying when I looked at the pictures of fellow practitioners who were organ-harvested alive without being given anesthetics. I knew how painful it could be. When I had my lumbar decompression surgery, the wound was seriously infected and almost turned into sepsis. I was in bad shape and almost died. My doctor believed anesthetics were too dangerous for me, so he decided to debride necrotic tissues without giving me anesthetics.
I vowed to go to the tourist site every day, no matter how bad the weather was. With this thought, I persuaded a busload of Chinese tourists to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. On the way home, my heart was filled with joy. I was so happy!
One night, after clarifying the truth at the tourist site, Master showed me a large pink lotus flower in my dream. The people I saved walked in a line toward the lotus in the sky. They looked back and smiled at me. Above the lotus, were five big colorful Law Wheels shining and rotating. It seemed the Law Wheels were happy too.
Delivering the Epoch Times
Another practitioner told me that help was needed at the Epoch Times. I thought, “I'll go wherever I'm needed.” I was paired with a younger practitioner who showed me how to promote the Epoch Times. I didn't think it was too difficult. The manager told me that I wouldn’t be paid. I told him that I came to save sentient beings, not for money. Actually, I did face financial constraints, but I didn't worry about it. I told the manager that I would take the job.
One day, when I was practicing the second exercise, I saw thousands of soldiers on horseback galloping towards me. They were waiting for my orders. Later that day an old friend phoned and asked if we could meet. I jokingly said that she'd have to subscribe to the Epoch Times. She immediately agreed. When her brother joined us, he also subscribed to the paper. On my way home I recalled what I saw when I did the exercises that morning. I enlightened that those soldiers had come to help me save people!
With our subscriptions increasing distribution became a problem. The non-practitioner distributor sometimes failed to deliver the newspaper to our subscribers. So, I volunteered to deliver the newspaper. I have been on the path of validating Dafa by delivering the Epoch Times.
I go to bed after sending forth righteous thoughts at midnight. I get up around 2 a.m. in order to collect the newspapers at the office. At first, I kept getting lost. It’s a big challenge for me. In order to deliver the Epoch Times to our subscribers ASAP, I overcame all kinds of difficulties, including heavy rain, flooding, difficult road conditions, etc. Sometimes it rained every day for a month or two. I wrapped the newspapers well and delivered them to our subscribers. When it rained hard I was completely drenched.
I've delivered the Epoch Times for over 2 years. Seeing how happy people are to get the newspaper, I feel all the hardships are worthwhile. I tell people that they should be considerate of each other and that everyone can contribute something positive. Some store owners take the newspapers with both hands. Some approached my bike to get a copy. Others offer me breakfast. One building administrator asked me to leave the newspapers in his office, and he in turn would deliver them to the mailboxes of subscribers, so that I didn’t have to walk so far. Recalling the ups and downs in the process of delivering the Epoch Times, my heart is filled with warmth, happiness, and gratitude!
I know we are at the final stage of Fa-rectification. I shall keep on the path of saving sentient beings. Delivering the Epoch Times newspapers is the source of my joy and happiness! Thanks to Master for giving me opportunities to cultivate! Physical fatigue is nothing to me. I know that I need to improve when I have conflicts with other practitioners. As long as we follow the Fa, look inward, and keep finding our attachments, we can eliminate all obstacles.
“The outside pressures that Dafa disciples face are tests as well as opportunities to be more diligent, while the internal conflicts and pressures among Dafa disciples are, likewise, tests and opportunities to be more diligent.” (“A congratulatory to the Fa Conference of Europe”)
I also would like to take this opportunity to thank all the practitioners who have worked with me. We followed our compassionate Master to descend here. Reincarnating throughout many lifetimes, we came to this world when Dafa is widely spread. Master has found us, and put us together to study the Fa, learn from each other and save sentient beings together! What a sacred karmic relationship it is! Let’s all be diligent and fulfill our holy missions at the final stage of Fa-rectification.
Please kindly point out where I need to improve!
At the end, I’d like to share with you the following poem for mutual encouragement "A Chance in The Twinkling of An Eye," HongYin III.
“Each and every lifetime was for this wish,We’ve suffered for thousands of years. The chance can’t be treated lightly, Seized or missed—in the twinkling of an eye.”
Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!
(Presented at the 2019 Taiwan Fa Conference)