Taiwanese Dentist Awakens to Life and Destiny through Practicing Falun Dafa
1. Studying Medical Science and Studying Buddhism
I am a dentist and have my own business in Taiwan. I am 43 years old. I grew up in small and simple Yilan Township. I went to Taipei to attend Chien Kuo Senior High School, where I was inspired to think about the path and the value of life. In 1979, after I was admitted to Medical School, because of predestined relationship, I attended a Buddhist Study Group. Over the next 20 years, I became obsessed with the Laws of Buddhism. During this time, I experienced many major events in my life such as serving in the military, working in a hospital, opening my own dental office and entering into married life. In other people's eyes, I am a diligent dentist. In the Buddhist field, I was well known to a certain degree. However, deep inside, I understood that even though Buddhism principles are good, that neither my mental nor my physical state had changed. Insomnia and depression had accompanied me for many years.
2. Very Fortunate to Learn Dafa
In 1999, Taiwan had a severe earthquake. At that time, about 3,000 people died. Seeing so many tragedies of separating the living and the dead, I suddenly realized how fragile life was. I could not waste precious time being muddle-headed. Very fortunately, I came across Dafa. As soon as I opened the book Zhuan Falun, I knew that it was the true righteous Buddha Law. The book explicitly explains the mysteries of the universe and of life, and shows the true essence of how "the Great Law solves all riddles." It thoroughly resolved all my confusion, which I couldn't find answers from in the Buddhist books for a long time. Falun Dafa became the destination of my life!
3. Cultivating Mind-Nature while Doing the Exercises
At the very beginning, when I was learning the sitting meditation, I endured a lot of hardship. Even though I could sit in the lotus position on day one, I could only sit for a little bit over half an hour a few months later. Later on, I firmly made up my mind, so I just tied up both of my feet in order not to let them move. During the first three days, the pain penetrated into my heart; afterwards, the situation gradually became much better. After a few months, I took off the straps used to tie up my feet. I was also able to get ride of my mentality of relying on the straps.
Falun Gong emphasizes cultivating xinxing, or mind-nature. It requires improving moral standards, and being a good person by following "truth, compassion, forbearance." I am a short-tempered person, stubborn, upright and out-spoken. It was hard for me to endure in an unfair situation. It was easy to have conflicts with others. After I started practicing Falun Gong, I progressed slowly in this regard. My selfish and narrow mind has been broadened a great deal. I was gradually able to follow what the book says in regards to "think of others first when doing things." Maybe because of this reason, the insomnia and depression that had tormented me for many years disappeared without taking any medicine. For the past five years, I have not seen a doctor or taken any medication. In fact, this is a common phenomenon among our practitioners. An extraordinary phenomenon of Falun Gong is its strengthening of the body, keeping fit, and improving moral values. It has benefited over 100 million people. Falun Gong has been widely affirmed by governments and people of over 60 countries. At present, Falun Gong has received over 1,200 awards and proclamations.
4. Promoting Dafa and Clarifying the Truth
Participating in Truth-Clarification Activities in Australia
Delivering a Speech at Municipal Chung Ching Elementary School and Introducing Falun Gong
There is a famous advertisement in Taiwan: "good things should be shared with good friends." After I personally benefited a lot from practicing Falun Gong, under my influence, my wife and my father also took up cultivation. I was also invited to different schools, government offices and companies to deliver lectures. Normally I would bring in the topic of the efficiency of Falun Gong in its healing, fitness and purifying the mind by talking about life education and medical science, with the hope that many predestined people would start practicing Falun Gong.
I have the habit of browsing the Internet in my spare time. Shortly after I started practicing Falun Gong, from the Internet, I learned that the situation of Jiang's group persecuting Falun Gong has become more serious day by day. When seeing that Chinese practitioners were detained, sentenced and even tortured to death just because they stuck to their belief in "truth, compassion, forbearance," I felt pain in my heart. So I decided to clarify the truth about Falun Gong to the outside world by making use of available resources.
Besides giving speeches or writing articles, I have also participated in overseas truth-clarification activities a few dozen times. I traveled to Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. I exposed the brutal persecution of Falun Gong under the Jiang regime to the governments and people of the world. Many people were wondering: "as a medical practitioner, you often take a week off to go abroad; isn't it a great loss of your time and money?" From the basic principal of a human being, we should give back to others who have benefited us. I think that this is what I am supposed to do. So before and after I attend the activities, I do some overtime after business hours. I make good arrangements for my patients, so that they aren't affected when I am away.
I am glad that I am living in Taiwan where both the government and people from all walks of life support Falun Gong. We can freely practice it. However, I am eagerly looking forward to practitioners in China who are persecuted having a peaceful cultivation environment again at the earliest possible date. After all, freedom of belief is a basic human right.