Over the past 12 years of my cultivation, I felt Teacher constantly beside me, protecting me and my family members, who are also practitioners. This is why we have been able to journey this far. I also felt that Teacher has not only created a wonderful future for practitioners of the Fa-rectification period, but also for sentient beings and the lives that shall remain after the Fa-rectification. I would like to share the following personal story.
In July 2008, a good childhood friend of mine, who I will refer to as Xiao Feng to protect his true identity, called me. As soon as we faced each other, I felt he had changed into a completely different person. It turned out he had been faced with many tribulations. He had been persecuted for taking part in the student protests that led to a bloody crescendo when CCP (chinese communist party) authorities sent in the troops for the Tiananmen Square Massacre, on June 4, 1989. The CCP tracked him down through a video-recording of the protests, and he was imprisoned for five years. He suffered all sorts of tortures. After he was released, he became a bully. He hung out with society's outcasts. One day he had a brawl and accidentally killed a man. For that he was sentenced to a four-year prison term. After he was released, he thought that he would have no future because of his criminal background and would have to remain an outcast.
In the past few years, Xiao Feng tried to contact me, but I politely rejected his invitation because I was overly cautious. I was surprised when he suddenly called on me. He told me that his family repeatedly cautioned him not to repeat his mistakes and to become a real man. At the beginning of 2008, Xiao Feng stayed in seclusion for two months to reminisce about his past. He decided to let go of all bad habits, cut himself off from the outcasts of society completely and start a new life as an upright and righteous man. He told my family and me that he had spent all the dirty money he had earned in the past in a few days because he didn't feel comfortable keeping it in his pocket. He said he is doing well now and he has a decent job. He is comfortable spending the money he earns through honest means. My family and I were very happy for him when he told us.
We felt it was not a coincidence that he came to visit us today. It was such a rare opportunity, so my family and I started to talk to him about Falun Gong. But he seemed absent minded. He even tried to talk us into giving up Falun Gong. After a while, Xiao Feng suddenly changed the topic. He said he had a question that no one could help him resolve. He repeatedly said he wanted to tell me things he dared not tell his own family.
A year ago, two opposite forces started to battle inside his body. One was a positive force that repeatedly advised him to be a good person and told him this would be his last opportunity to turn back to the right path. Sometimes a voice would tell him that he had waited for millions of years or that he must look for Dafa. He searched and searched, but he couldn't find the answer. When he wasted his time at Internet cafe's, a voice would tell him, "You are applying yourself to petty amusement. Your will is disintegrating." He has heard many voices from the positive force. One day he went to a Buddhist temple trying to find an answer, but he saw the Chinese characters, Buddha and Buddha statue, flying at him. He was astonished. He didn't know how to respond. While he was improving himself, a negative force was trying to drag him towards Hell and obstruct him from being good. A voice would tell him to destroy the earth. Yet Xiao Feng had a clear consciousness. He told the evil voice, "The Chinese people must live on. I mustn't do that." The bad elements from other dimensions tried all sorts of tricks to interfere with him. On his way to my home an evil voice told him, "You mustn't go, or I will sentence you to death." He said repeatedly at heart, "I will go. I must." Thus he reached my home.
Next he told me some of what he experienced over the past year. He eventually chose the right path because his good side prevailed. He said he had experienced many supernormal phenomena, many of which resemble what Teacher has described. But he has never lost his head. He told me that he had never told anyone or showed off, not even to his family. Sometimes he felt his body levitating while he was sleeping in bed. He saw his own body levitating up very high looking down at the earth. From his perspective, the earth was a tiny speck. Sometimes he would travel to a dimension he couldn't describe. He has experienced many supernormal phenomena and experienced different capabilities that might impress or shock an average person. But they were fairly common to me since Teacher has explained to his students about supernormal capabilities. Yet Xiao Feng was very much puzzled about these strange phenomena.
That day his memory flooded in and he spoke about everything of his past.. Meanwhile, bad elements were interfering with him, trying to remove him from my home. While Xiao Feng was resisting these bad elements, he asked us if my family and I could see the presence of these evil beings. In response to these unexpected interferences, my family and I told him to quit the CCP and its student leagues right away. Once Xiao Feng accepted the truth about the CCP, he wrote an announcement to quit the Young Pioneers using the pseudonym "Hui Yu," which means penitence in Chinese. Next my mother produced a truth-clarification card with the messages of "Falun Gong is good" and "Truth-Compassion-Tolerance is good" on it. He accepted the card with both hands. Looking intently at the card, Xiao Feng repeatedly chanted these words at heart. My mother and I started sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil elements obstructing Xiao Feng from knowing the truth about Falun Gong and obtaining the Fa. Next my wife opened up her eyes and sent forth righteous thoughts towards the right side of Xiao Feng's body to stop the evil from creating interference. She also begged Teacher to reinforce her righteous thoughts. Suddenly Xiao Feng's body tilted to the right side. My wife pulled him back intuitively. He told us that many evil beings were trying all their might to pull him over, but he tried to pull himself back. He added that he knew there were many bad elements on the right side of his body when he first entered the door, but now he was doing better. There were only few bad elements left on his shoulder.
We spent ten minutes sending forth righteous thoughts. We felt we had experienced a giant battle between the righteous and the evil. We felt only Falun Dafa would truly end the battle. My wife produced two copies of Zhuan Falun. She passed one copy to Xiao Feng and they started to study Zhuan Falun together. My wife asked him to read everything when he studies Zhuan Falun. She added that this is the only way to solve the puzzle in his heart. Xiao Feng studied over 20 pages seriously and felt good about it. But he had to leave after that. We repeatedly told him to return in the evening.
That evening Xiao Feng came as promised. He told us was that he felt very comfortable when he left our home in the afternoon. He repeatedly chanted "Falun Gong is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is good." Every time he chanted these words, he saw the wan symbol (卍) being written onto his forehead and chest with gold powder. He told me excitedly, "In the past year a voice repeatedly told me to find someone to solve the puzzle." We instantly felt Teacher's compassion. Teacher has been watching over and guiding all the predestined people in the world. I told him, "You must cherish this predestined opportunity. This is what you have been waiting for millions of years. Never miss this opportunity. I shall give you a copy of Zhuan Falun written by our Teacher. This is a heavenly book. You must cherish it." He wiped his hands clean on his shirts. Next he heshied and took the book with both hands. He promised to cherish this book.
Tears welled up in my eyes as I watched him taking the book. I thought Teacher is immensely compassionate. A former outcast of society has now returned to the right path because of Teacher's compassion and guidance. Xiao Feng's story has also reinforced our faith in cultivation. I felt my xinxing has elevated to a new level during the process.
I would like to remind fellow practitioners and myself not to be attached to time or any external changes. Everything has been arranged in order. Every step we make is because of Teacher's infinite compassion. How many predestined people on earth have not obtained the Fa? How many people with great virtue have not learned the truth about Falun Gong or have not been saved? Teacher thinks of every sentient being! We cannot begin to imagine what it means. When we are slightly not on the Fa, we are letting Teacher down. Fellow practitioners, let's cherish everything Teacher has created for us. Let's complete the final stage of the journey with solid steps. Let's return home with Teacher.
This concludes my humble understanding on the subject. Please feel free to point out anything erroneous.
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