San Diego, California: A Prominent Retired Professor in the Local Taiwanese Community Enthusiastically Introduces Falun Gong (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) During the afternoon of December 18, 2004, The Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce of San Diego and the Taiwanese Cultural Association invited retired professor Mr. Li Rumu from San Diego State University (SDSU) to introduce Falun Gong to the local Taiwanese community.
Prof. Li Ruimu began practicing Falun Gong this summer, and he soon obtained both physical and mental health benefits. His wife witnessed his positive changes, and also began practicing Falun Gong. Prof. Li wrote down some of his experiences since beginning the practice and published them in "Message of the Country" (Xiang Xun), a publication sponsored by the Taiwanese Cultural Association. The article aroused many people's interest and many people called to inquire. Thus, Prof. Li and the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce and Taiwanese Cultural Association organized this opportunity to introduce Falun Gong.
Prof. Li Ruimu uses a psychological game to illustrate that first impressions prevent people from recognizing the true nature of things.
Practitioners demonstrate the exercises
Attendees learn to practice the exercises
Prof. Li first talked about his experience of practicing Falun Gong. He used to practice several kinds of qigong and had investigated several religions. His conclusion had been that all types of qigong were pretty much the same. This summer, due to a series of miraculous opportunities, he began practicing Falun Gong. According to Prof. Li, after practicing Falun Gong, he experienced obvious changes both physically and mentally in at least six aspects:
His chronic headaches changed from needing to be alleviated daily, to only being light headaches during sleep, and then disappearing altogether. A CT showed that everything is normal.
His high blood pressure and frequent heartburn are now under complete control without the need for medication or acupuncture.
The surface of his tongue used to be covered with a very thick layer of grey or white tongue fur. After practicing Falun Gong, the color of his tongue returned to normal, showing that his internal organs were functioning well. (The condition of the tongue is an important diagnostic element of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
His stools used to be black and formless. After practicing, they have returned to normal.
Varicose veins and seeing floating black spots were significantly reduced.
Bad habits and attachments that he'd maintained for a long time were given up.
Prof. Li is an expert in psychology, so he conducted a psychological game with attendees. The game illustrated that people are likely to form a first impression due to the influence of their education and environment, which prevents them from seeing something's true nature. He advised the attendees to put aside their prejudices, learn about qigong and cultivation practice, and not miss the opportunity to practice cultivation.
Prof. Li also used six health survey reports, and the example of Australian Falun Gong practitioner David Liang, who rapidly recovered from severe injuries to his feet, to illustrate the miraculous effects of practicing Falun Gong. When someone asked if Falun Gong's truth clarification to the public is being involved in politics, Prof. Li said that truth clarification is done to oppose the persecution, and has nothing to do with politics.
Three more Falun Gong practitioners shared their cultivation experiences. Suzanne from Taiwan's Pingdong County said that because of malnutrition in her childhood, taking medications was commonplace for her, but she has not needed to see a doctor since she began practicing Falun Gong eight years ago. Shawn talked about the miraculous stories of the improved health of his parents, who are in their 80s, after practicing Falun Gong. Dr. Liu introduced his medical research, which showed that the energy field of Falun Gong practitioners can effectively enhance the viability of cardiac muscle cells.
Though sponsored by the Taiwanese community, many people from Mainland China also attended the meeting. After listening to the introductory speeches, all the attendees showed great interest. While practitioners were demonstrating the exercises, they left their seats and began to follow along. More than ten people expressed that they hoped to attend nine-day seminars to watch Master's lecture videos and systematically learn Falun Gong.