(Clearwisdom.net) I am a Falun Gong practitioner in China. I was fortunate to get the chance to begin practicing Falun Gong about a year ago. Although I have practiced only for a short period of time, I feel that I have benefited tremendously.

My health had never been good since birth. I was anemic and calcium deficient. I didn't start walking until the age of six. Later I suffered from lower back pain, spine problems, numbness in my arms, dizziness, and pains in my left shoulder, knee and heel. I could not do heavy work at all. My heart was not in a good condition either. I frequently felt my heart beat very quickly. I was unable to sleep soundly at night as my whole body was full of illnesses.

Both my husband and I had been demoted and we went into financial difficulties. At that time I was really worried. I felt that life was meaningless. Whenever I met with conflicts, I would become angry. It was as though the whole world had let me down and I could not tolerate anyone.

At this point I was full of despair towards life. My relatives clarified the truth of Falun Gong to me numerous times during the Lunar Chinese New Year in 2004. They said that Falun Gong teaches people to become better people and aspire towards goodness. The principles of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" guide them in their cultivation. They also said that Falun Gong is being framed and explained to me, "Why do so many people persist in practicing Falun Gong despite the Jiang regime's vicious persecution? Because Falun Gong is good!"

My relative taught me some of the movements of the exercises and also gave me the book Zhuan Falun.

Upon returning home, I started to read the book eagerly. After reading it once, I continued to read it for the second time, then the third time.

I have now read the book sixty times already. I did not find any of those things that were shown on television about Falun Gong such the self-immolation, beating up or scolding people. I found no such thing. In contrast, Falun Gong practitioners cannot kill. Killing doesn't just generate a serious amount of karma, it also has to do with the question of compassion. All of us have jobs, and we should do our jobs well; and we must be good people wherever we are.

I felt that this book was really very good. At that moment I wanted to learn the Falun Gong exercises. My relative thus came to teach me. Very quickly I learned the five sets of exercises. Every day, I persist in studying the Fa and doing the Falun Gong exercises. Whenever I meet with conflicts, I look into myself for the reason. In this way, I gradually recovered from my illnesses. My complexion and skin color also look better.

Currently I help my husband deliver newspapers. After running up and down 7 to 8 stories, I don't feel tiredness in my legs at all. I also have better memory. I am more spirited and I face life full of confidence. It is the compassionate and merciful Master who has saved me and helped me understand the meaning of life. I regret not having the chance to cultivate Falun Gong earlier. In April 1999, my husband brought two of the Falun Gong books from his relative's house. One of them was Zhuan Falun. At that time, even before I could have the chance to fully understand this book, the framing and slandering of Falun Gong had begun. At that time, I was confused. On the second year, when I was packing things, I tucked these two precious books amongst other books and asked my child to sell them. That was the biggest mistake of my life. Whenever I think of it, I feel great remorse. If it was not so, I would have started cultivating Falun Gong in 1999. The persecution by Jiang's regime delayed my cultivation of Falun Gong for many years.

Now, whenever I see the Falun Gong truth clarifying materials on the floor, I pick them up. After reading them myself, I give them to relatives, friends and neighbors. I also clarify the truth about Falun Gong to them. My husband also picks up the truth clarifying materials and puts them into mailboxes for people to read.

I have great enthusiasm for reading Falun Gong books and have read them many times. While walking I recite Lunyu and "Hongyin." Falun Gong has taken root in my heart. I want to continually upgrade my heart nature and do well the three things Master has asked us to and be diligent until Consummation.

April 20, 2005