(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Liu Yingchuan is a professor in the Department of Economics in Taiwan University, and she is the second native woman Ph. D. to graduate from the Economics Research Institute of Taiwan University. She has also published much of her work in the past five years. The book Theory and Practice of the Economics written by her and three other well-known scholars, including Zhang Qingxi, is the first economics textbook written by Taiwan scholars for colleges in Taiwan.

After more than twenty years of teaching, Professor Liu is well respected among her colleagues and students. How did such an outstanding scholar start her path of cultivation?

Before practicing Falun Gong, professor Liu kept piles of medicine and expensive supplements. Many of her friends who were doctors also recommended various ways of keeping fit and staying healthy. Professor Liu had been searching all over for a cure of her stomach disease, which had bothered her for over ten years.

However, no matter how hard she had tried, her stomach pains still bothered her. Whenever they recurred, she could only bend her over helplessly. "The pain took over everything. It did not matter how much I had achieved. I absolutely had no control when it came." Liu was very depressed and desperate.

At that time, one of her colleagues gave her the book Zhuan Falun and told her that it was about cultivation of mind nature, and suggested that she read it through before practicing the exercises.

Professor Liu started reading the book that day. After finishing the book, she became very clear about questions such as why her pain was not cured before, why her temper was bad, what the purpose of life was, and so on. She had been searching for answers for many years and now she finally had found it.

Since then, she has tried to improve herself and get rid of the attachments in her daily life. Gradually, fame and gain became unimportant during her cultivation. After one and a half months, she suddenly realized that her stomach pain had completely disappeared!

The pain indeed went away, and she was moved to tears. "When my mind nature improved, my health condition improved along with it. I have been practicing Falun Gong for over seven years now and the pain has never returned since I started. Now I truly realize what unity of mind and spirit means," she said with happiness.

Facing problematic students, professor Liu is no longer agitated after becoming more patient. The classes that she teaches have eight tests in one semester. She always grades over one thousand test answers in order to determine the problems of each student and help them improve. She became known as the "kind mother" among students. She also received the Outstanding Teaching Award in Taiwan University.

Nowadays, people have gotten used to seeking after fame and profit. In such an environment, professor Liu still enjoys peace of mind and physical health as a result of cultivation in Falun Dafa.

Nov 18th 2004