It Was the Persecution that Brought Me to Falun Dafa
[Minghui Net] I am a Falun Dafa practitioner who obtained Falun Dafa (Great Law and Principles) about a year ago. The following is the experience of how I became a practitioner.
Even when I was a little child, I often wondered about questions such as "What is the purpose of life?" and "Is there everlasting happiness?" As I grew up, I equated money and love with happiness. But when I achieved these, I realized I wasn't happy. On the contrary, desires continually dragged me towards another aim. Fame, material interest, and sentimentality were like an invisible net that trapped me inside. Deep in my heart, I didn't give up my search for a true explanation of life.
With these questions in my mind, I started to learn Qigong. Qigong was very popular at the time and there were so many kinds of Qigong systems that it was a bit confusing. Some claimed they could develop supernormal capabilities and some claimed they could cure illnesses. I found several teachers one after another. Though I practiced many systems for quite a long time, they didn't seem to have any significant benefits. In fact, my head even began to feel swollen. Later on, I knew that something bad had come to me and had stayed there. Those Qigong teachers told me several different ways to get rid of it, but none of them worked. And though they spoke of many supernormal abilities, I experienced none of them. I only knew that some of the Qigong masters had petty tricks such as the ability to see through objects. They went around showing these things off.
With my disappointment in Qigong, I turned to Buddhism. Facing countless volumes of scriptures, however, I didn't know where to begin. At that time, there were some older lay Buddhists who often gave lectures, but it was like listening to ancient stories that had nothing to do with me. Eight years passed, and during that time, I didn't have improvements in mind or body, though I often sat in meditation and read Buddhist scriptures. In addition, the problem with my head still remained. I found that Buddhism was not a pure land either, as the people in it were pursuing fame and material interest. Little by little, I became tired of that path. At the same time, I was very frustrated since I could not find a truly good master or system.
Some time later I went abroad. The place where I lived allowed me to watch CCTV (China Central TV Station). So when I saw the reports and propaganda against Falun Gong on TV, I felt as if it we were still in the Cultural Revolution: everyone was required to show their attitude and support the decisions made by the top officials. It sounded like a joke, but it also made people upset. Out of curiosity, I wanted to know the truth about Falun Gong, so I wrote a letter to a local Falun Dafa practitioner and asked them to send me some of the books.
After receiving the books and reading Zhuan Falun once, I suddenly understood some of the questions that I had had for years. I was deeply convinced by the profound and simple principles of Falun Dafa. I taught myself the exercises and started to learn the Fa (Law and Principles) everyday. Not long after that, during the tranquility in sitting meditation, I saw that the bad things that had accumulated in my body and head were all removed. My body felt lighter and more relaxed than ever before. As I continued to learn the Fa, I experienced rapid progress in every aspect. The changes in my body and mind were so dramatic that I felt as if I were a different person. With a peaceful mind, I began to live a simple and genuine life every day.
One day I had a dream where I saw two different worlds. One world was sunny and splendid and everything was very clear. Inside the world, there lived gods with long robes and there were many good beings such as little angels with golden wings. In addition, there were beautiful, big palaces. The scene was so magnificent that it was much better than anything we could ever see in the human world. In contrast, the other world was dim and obscure and there were many beings who were going around, busy like ants. Apparently, these beings did not know what they were doing. The scene in dream was so vivid that I could remember it clearly after waking up.
Looking back at my experiences and cultivation over the past year, I truly feel that Falun Dafa is real and great. The slander and attacks on Falun Dafa by the evil forces did not mislead me. Instead, it prompted me to understand Falun Dafa and become a practitioner. Though this may not be what the evil forces had expected, it does show the greatness of Dafa and how it is indestructible, like a diamond.
So, to those who still do not know about Falun Dafa, please do not be misled by propaganda from the evil forces. I sincerely hope you can come to know more about Falun Dafa, and that with a good heart, you may make a correct choice for your future.
A Dafa practitioner