Taiwan: Teachers and Students Alike Benefit from Falun Gong (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) I attended a workshop on life and education by the Education Bureau of Jiayi, Taiwan, in the summer of 2002. Contrary to my expectations, it was an introduction to Falun Gong. I enjoyed watching the video of Teacher's lectures. How come I didn't know there was such a great cultivation practice before? My questions from studying different religions were all answered so well and so thoroughly by the lectures!
I haven't needed to visit any doctor's office since I started practicing Falun Gong. I feel better and better. All my old health problems were gone before I knew it. I used to have bad headaches whenever I wore glasses, watched TV or used a computer. Now I can use the computer all day but still feel well. I used to cough every time I was exposed to wind, even in summer. Now, I don't cough even if I ride my bike in winter.
I gave some Falun Gong books to several children and my colleagues. There is a Physical Education teacher in our school who is very kind and intelligent. I have given him several Dafa books, and he enjoyed reading them a lot.
To share the benefist of Falun Gong with students, I started leading Falun Gong exercises after lunch break. A little boy's headaches went away after doing the first exercise on the very first day. He used to have bad headaches and they would get worse when he couldn't take a nap. His mother was thrilled to find the problem gone. Another child urged her mother to attend the nine-day lecture series. Another child took home a copy of Zhuan Falun. His neighbor went to his home every day to read a section of the book, as he had been looking for it for a long time. We have also established a Falun Gong Club which has more than seventy students.
The following is what other teachers, my students, and their parents have told me about practicing Falun Gong:
Improved School Performance. Many children have improved their school performance since they started practicing Falun Gong. A parent told me that her child used to do poorly but has improved a lot since he started the third grade. I think it wasn't the only thing he has made progress on. He bullied another student in the very first week of the semester. Now he gets along with others. These two kids have now become friends and they help each other.
Improved Health. My students feel very energetic after doing the Falun Gong exercises. They rarely catch colds. They usually say "It is hot!" after doing the first exercise. I tell them that their energy channels have been opened. A student used to have a health problem and had to go to restroom several times in a class period. Her problem went away after doing the Falun Gong exercises.
Improved Behavior. A teacher told me that her students behaved much better after they attended my Falun Gong class. A parent told me that her child loved reading Falun Gong book and didn't fight with his brother any more. The parent wanted her child to continue practicing Falun Gong and asked me if the club would be open to other grades.
The following are my students' experiences:
Yan Shaofeng: I joined the Falun Gong Club when I was in the fourth grade. Even though I couldn't follow "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" all the time and kept thinking of other thing when doing the exercises, I still felt so good after the exercises. I want to work on my shortcomings and make improvements.
Tang Yuxian: I feel like my heart is getting closer and closer to the universal principle of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" since I started practicing Falun Gong. These principles guide me to a new world of kindness, good health and wisdom. I have become smarter. I believe in Falun Gong. I will never regret having joined the Falun Gong Club.
Xu Yousheng: Thank you for teaching me Falun Gong! Though I have a lot to improve on my xinxing, I believe I will do it better if I keep trying. I found out from reading "Zhuan Falun" that we will lose virtue and get karma if we say dirty words or beat others. I will quit doing these things. I will quit my bad habits of lying and losing my temper, and be kind to others.
Gao Jianxiang: I learned Falun Gong because my teacher recommended it and my mother encouraged me to learn it. I wanted to learn it too. I practiced Falun Gong for two semesters and it really worked for me! My feet hurt one time, like they did before. But they quit hurting after I did my Falun Gong exercises. I wish everyone could follow "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance."
Luo Peiwen: My health has benefited a lot from practicing Falun Gong. Our teacher also told us it was great. I often write down my experiences of practicing Falun Gong. Although I make mistakes in the exercise movement sometimes, I feel so comfortable after each exercise! My health has been improving since starting it.
Chen Weiwei: I have been very healthy since I started practicing Falun Gong. I can study better and rarely catch cold. I want to continue practicing Falun Gong.
Lao Yingzhong: I am healthier since I started practicing Falun Gong. I used to feel dizzy when I rode in a car. I don't have this problem anymore.
Hong Yali: It has been almost a year since I started practicing Falun Gong. My health has improved a lot. I hope my dad will be able practice it. (Her father had a stroke.)
Wu Lizheng: I have been very healthy since I started practicing Falun Gong. My schoolwork is better too. I have learned a lot from Falun Gong that I can share with my parents. I can also teach them how to do the exercises. I am so happy to have this chance to practice Falun Gong with my classmates!
Xie Zhongda: I think Falun Gong can improve my health and make me a better student.
Qiu Shanghong: I became more energetic after I started practicing Falun Gong. I help my parents with more housework now.
Zhang Kaiting: I feel very comfortable after I do the Falun Gong exercises. I think better concentration will bring better results.
Huang Yuming: Ever since I joined the Falun Gong Club, I learned not to fight back when other want to fight me.
Wu Yunjing: I have better health since I started practicing Falun Gong. I used to have allergies, but I don't sneeze any more. I feel very comfortable after doing the Falun Gong exercises.
Cai Qizhang: My diseases went away after I learned Falun Gong. I make better grades now. I am so happy to learn Falun Gong!
Shao Yixiang: My schoolwork is getting better and better. My mom says I behave better.
Zheng Han: I feel very cool and comfortable when doing the exercises. Falun Gong is great! I like it!