At the end of 1993, my father gave me a copy of the book Zhuan Falun and told me, "Don't treat this book casually. Before reading the book, you must wash your hands. When reading, you must sit up straight." After I finished reading the book, I had a strong sense that it was a book that teaches people to be good and that I should practice Falun Gong.
In January 1994, my father gave me a few tickets and said with excitement, "Teacher is coming here to teach the Fa. It is truly our good fortune." The first time I saw Teacher, my first thought was that he was the one that I must follow. I felt like a child who wandered around and finally came back to his family, so happy, warm, joyful, and safe.
I listened to Teacher's lectures with fascination, hoping that Teacher would tell me more. Dafa opened up a brand new world for me and it was exactly what I was looking for. Now, when I look back, that period of time was indeed extraordinarily precious. I withdrew from the rat race of seeking fame and self-interest. My wounds were healed and my diseases were gone, and I started a new journey. It was Teacher who pulled me out of the mud, cleaned me up and led me to a clean and bright road, and guided me in the right direction.
I could not get enough of Teacher's Fa. I wanted to record a set of the lectures but was not able to. When I obtained my own copy of Zhuan Falun, I felt very grateful towards Teacher.
I had the fortune to attend Teacher's lecture series twice, for a total of 20 lectures. At the beginning of the first lecture of each series, there were always people struggling to get a better seat. However, once they listened to Teacher's lectures, those situations disappeared quickly. No matter how many people there were and how narrow the hallway was, the practitioners were always in good order.
When it was time for a lecture, Teacher just said, "Everybody sit down." Then the auditorium, which was filled with thousands of people, would immediately become very quiet. There was only Teacher's voice, loud and clear. There was nobody else talking or smoking or walking, until the end of the lecture. Even the little kids were also very quiet.
From elementary school to college, I have attended numerous meetings and conferences, but I never attended a meeting with absolute, solemn silence such as this one. During Teacher's lecture, I felt extremely serene and wonderful.
Teacher always came earlier and started the sessions on time. He never delayed for a single minute.
At the first series, those people who organized the sessions arranged practitioners to take pictures with Teacher. My family had a chance to take a picture with Teacher. Afterwards, Teacher immediately went back to his seat. Teacher never wasted anybody's time under any circumstances and he never let others wait for him. Being a professional schoolteacher, I felt I had been far from meeting that kind of standard.
The leaders in the hosting organization asked an official to examine Teacher's credentials. So this official came to Teacher. Before he even said a word, Teacher put the certificates on the table, including Popular Qigong Master, Frontier Science Achievement Award and Special Golden Award issued by the state. The official was very surprised. He believed that Teacher did have supernormal capabilities. He went back home and told his wife and daughter about it, and his whole family became Falun Gong practitioners.
The company vehicle department head had back pain and asked Teacher to help. Teacher just kept talking to him. He felt Teacher was very humorous and forgot about his back pain. Then he felt a big warm hand cover his back, which felt very comforting. His back pain then went away. Afterwards, he told everyone he met, "Teacher Li Hongzhi is really extraordinary."
There were two older women from a rural area that did not have enough money to buy tickets. Upon hearing that, Teacher told the working staff to let them in.
There were so many episodes like these but I will stop here for now.