A Precious Memory
January 1, 2003
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner from Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province. I started practicing Dafa in 1996. Teacher did not give lectures in Nanjing, so practitioners in Nanjing had always wanted to meet Teacher in person. Shortly after I obtained the Fa, I attended an experience sharing conference. In the conference, an engineer I'll call "T" from Jiangsu Province talked about his experience of meeting Teacher on an airplane when he went overseas for a visit. I am writing his experience down from my memory to share with everyone.
I went to visit America and met Teacher Li on the airplane during my return trip. In fact, Teacher Li was on the same flight as I was on when I went to the U.S. But I didn't see Teacher then. When I was on the flight back to China, I saw a tall middle-aged man walk in shortly after I got into the flight. My eyes lit up and I thought, 'Isn't this Teacher Li?'"
I had never met Teacher Li before and had not begun to practice Dafa, but my wife and daughter were cultivating in Dafa. I had seen Teacher Li on television when they watched the video of Teacher's lectures, and I had been left with a deep impression.
I knew that Dafa was good and also respected Teacher Li very much. I thought to myself, "I should not miss this good opportunity." Therefore, I went up and asked, "Excuse me, may I ask if you are Teacher Li?" Teacher Li said with a smile, "Yes." After Teacher Li sat down, I wanted to sit next to him but the practitioner who accompanied Teacher did not agree and said, "Teacher is very tired, and needs to rest." Teacher understood my feelings and told that practitioner, "You two switch seats for a while; let him sit by me." Thus, I was fortunate to sit next to Teacher. I wanted to talk to Teacher but didn't know what to say. Teacher didn't talk either. He picked up a newspaper, started reading, handed me another newspaper. I sat quietly, but I couldn't concentrate on reading the newspaper; I wholeheartedly wanted to ask Teacher Li some things. After remaining in such a conflicting mood for about half an hour, I decided to talk. I said, "Teacher Li, I understand the Falun Gong you have taught; I also respect you very much." Teacher smiled, but didn't say a word. I also said, "I also want to learn Falun Gong but I have never attended Teacher's lectures. I wish Teacher would give me a Falun."
Teacher Li looked at me and laughed, like an adult looking at a young innocent child. Then he said, "Read the book, read the book more." My face turned red. I knew that my question had been very na ve.
After a little while, I had to return to my own seat at the repeated requests of the fellow practitioner. But after I sat in my seat for a while, I wanted to ask Teacher more questions, and so I went and sat next to Teacher one more time to ask some more questions. Then I was again asked to leave by the practitioner.
The third time, Teacher Li asked the practitioner to call me over and sit next to him. Teacher asked me to look out the window. I suddenly saw a very big, colorful light ring underneath the wing of the aircraft, and it was very beautiful and spectacular.
Before I said goodbye to Teacher Li in Beijing, I said to Teacher, "Nanjing Dafa practitioners wish that Teacher will come to Nanjing to give a lecture." Teacher Li said, "We will need to wait for the right opportunity, this year's schedule is already full." I also said, "Teacher, could you give a few suggestions to Nanjing Dafa practitioners?" Teacher Li said, "You should read the books more, read the books more, and read the books more."
Since then, Nanjing practitioners began to read the books and study the Fa more.