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  • Striving Unceasingly to Be a Qualified Disciple

    In telling the facts face-to-face, I bumped into all kinds of persons. Some were easy to persuade, and some were not. Some said "thank you" while others said dirty words. I encountered many different situations. During this process, I got rid of many human thoughts, such as thoughts of competition, delight, vanity, fear, and more. Each time I returned home, I summarized my experience to see where I needed improvement and how many hearts were saved.
  • Doing the Three Things Well

    After studying the Fa, I identified many long-term problems that had magnified. I had not studied the Fa with my full heart--I had studied with attachments. Second, I was primarily after personal gain and held the Fa in a secondary position. Third, I neglected to send righteous thoughts on time, to eliminate all evil elements. This incident taught me a huge lesson.
  • The Statue of Liberty

    Some people from China asked, "If there is money to be made and a reputation to enjoy, why don't you go for that? Instead you endure so many hardships all day like this, and for what, after all?" Though overseas practitioners live in a free world, we have the same Teacher, Dafa and historic mission as Falun Gong practitioners in China. Then what we are doing this for? The answer is to cultivate to become selfless, altruistic and righteous enlightened beings as Teacher requested. In other words, we do things not for ourselves but for others; we do things not for the surface meaning of life but for the true life.
  • Only When We Truly Cultivate Can We Know How to Cultivate

    When we cannot find our attachment but all of sudden get a hint when studying the Fa with a calm mind, the attachment being hinted is the one; when we are keen to point out and fix others' attachments or argue with others, the thing that stirred our heart is our attachment; when we see two people arguing, the obvious attachment they exhibit is a reminder of our attachment; when a practitioner points out an attachment of ours and we feel uncomfortable, annoyed, or even feel a need to explain, then that is our attachment.
  • Following Master's Words and Saving More People

    My goal was to save the guards and officials. The common question they had for me was "You are old and should be wise. The government told you to stop practicing Falun Gong. Why didn't you?" Calmly I explained to them how many benefits I had obtained from practicing Falun Gong. Later I told them, "There is nothing wrong with the practice. I have to defend the practice and merely want a legal environment for it." They were speechless and silently agreed with me.
  • A New Life

    With more Fa-study, the Fa theories became more and more clear to me and gradually I stopped worrying about being persecuted for making truth-clarification materials. Then the images on the DVDs then became very clear. When I saw that the DVDs I made were delivered to many households by practitioners, I had mixed feelings. I felt that without Teacher's care, there was no way we could make such delicate DVDs.
  • A Story of Buying Shoes

    As I look back, when I said to the lady beside me, “What else can you do with 20 yuan?,” it showed my attachment of showing-off and implying that I was well off. When I said, “You can easily lose this amount of money playing mahjong,” That was something I said casually because actually, I had not played mahjong since I began cultivation. From this sentence, one could see my bad thoughts. Had I been able to recognize and let go of my attachment, the things that happened afterwards would have been different.
  • Taiwan Is Not Fooled by the CCP's Propaganda

    From the annual cultivation experience sharing conferences in Taiwan, we can see that similar to mainland China, Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan come from all walks of life and diverse professions. There are government officials, university professors, doctors, workers, farmers, students, military personnel, retirees and children. Indeed, Falun Gong has become a popular cultivation practice in Taiwan society.
  • Returning to My Real Self by Exposing My False Self

    In "Explaining the Fa During the 2003 Lantern Festival 
at the U.S. West Fa Conference," Master said, "If you've fallen don't just lie there, get up right away!" This teaching allows me to recognize that being regretful about a mistake is not part of my real self. If we fail to do something, just do it now. Don't spend our time on regrets. Of course, it is important to look inward to find out what attachment caused the mistake, and then let that attachment go.
  • Salary Tribulation

    My husband saw me and whispered to ask if I was moved. I told him, “Yes, indeed, your father is so greedy.” My husband then said, “We are cultivators and Master has told us that anything that happens is a good thing because it happens during our cultivation. Do you still remember Master’s Fa?” I said resentfully, “Yes, I remember.” However, I still felt resentful because of my attachment to pursuing gain.
  • Letting Go of Attachments and Persuading People to Withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party

    Guided by Teacher's Fa I had the thought that being a Falun Dafa practitioner was most fortunate. Under all circumstances and to everyone who asked, I have answered with a smile, "Yes, I'm a practitioner!" Only on one occasion did I not answer "yes" to this question because of my human attachments, and I consequently failed to persuade the person to withdraw from the CCP.
  • Two Brothers with Different Fates

    After I spoke about the fabricated self-immolation incident and the history of the CCP political movements, before I even finished, this brother totally changed and had great disdain for the CCP. His entire family chose nicknames and declared their withdrawals from the CCP. My fourth brother also withdrew from the Communist Youth League. Even their six-year-old, whom I neglected at first, shouted for me to help him withdraw from the league.
  • Cultivating and Getting Rid of Attachments While Working in a Nightclub

    My attachment to lust was completely exposed. Due to the nature of my job, I am very attractive to young women, and am always chased by them. Actually this was also my expectation. Since I knew I still had an attachment that needed to be removed, I was quite righteous and refused all the invitations. However, there were also moments when some unexpected dirty thoughts occurred to me. I enlightened that they were derived from bad things that I had seen before I cultivated.
  • Plums in Winter Snow

    When the guard questioned a prisoner they thought was responsible, the prisoner denied it and was unwilling to own up to it. When a prison guard with the surname He, member of the training team and one of the guards responsible for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, heard that the other guard did not believe the prisoner, he was quick to say to the other guard, "If you don't believe her story, just ask Falun Gong; they won't lie."
  • Cultivating Falun Dafa: The Most Splendid Time in My Life

    I did the three things (study the Fa [the teachings of Falun Dafa], send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the truth about Falun Dafa and about the persecution to the world's people)as usual and increased the time I spent sending forth righteous thoughts. It didn't matter how badly my father treated me. When I clarified the truth to him, he would bitterly attack me if I talked about something that was not in line with his thinking. I just kept looking inward and let go of my mentality of complacency, showing off and accomplishing a task.