(Clearwisdom.net) Professor Ming Chu-Cheng says that when he was young, he was in very good health and in better shape than most people his age. He could run faster, jump higher and was stronger than many of his peers. When he was in military service, he was pretty good at playing basketball and was once promoted to be a team member at the corps level in the army. However, as his academic career got busier later on, he became more and more occupied by his daily work. As soon as he completed his Ph. D. in political science from Notre Dame University in the U.S., he returned to the University of Taiwan as a lecturer in the Department of Political Science. Meanwhile he worked on a part-time basis for four other Non-Government Organizations, and every organization required a lot of work. He was assigned an office, assistants, a car and a driver by each of the organizations. Professor Ming later became the Dean of the Department of Political Science of the University of Taiwan, and his added administrative duties made his life even busier.

Professor Ming Chu-Cheng demonstrating the fifth exercise---the sitting meditation

With the gradual increase in his workload and age, Professor Ming began to feel a decline in his health.. From his thirties to his forties, his health went from bad to worse, and more physical problems began to emerge. First, he found it very difficult to sleep and easily got tired. When he went to bed at night, he simply couldn't sleep and his mind was full of things about his work, and he couldn't relax his active mind. Secondly, he developed a pain on the right side of his lower abdomen, and the color of his urine turned very yellow and often had blood in it. His poor physical condition also had an impact on his emotional state. From time to time he found himself arguing with his wife over trivial matters, and he lost his temper easily. Their relationship also became difficult.

Experiencing Enormous Benefit

Professor Ming smiles when he says that he started to practice Falun Gong initially because of his wife's poor health. They were looking for ways to improve her health. In the end, through their friend's recommendation and introduction, he finally decided to practice Falun Gong. From the healthy look and rosy cheeks of his wife who was standing by him, I can tell she must be in very good health now.

Professor Ming continued:" I took up the exercise together with my wife. Within a year or so, my benefit from it was huge. My sleeplessness disappeared, and now it takes less than 10 minutes before I can be in sound sleep. My mental state is naturally better as a result. The pain on my right side of the lower abdomen is gone and so is the occurrence of blood in my urine. What is more, all these wonderful things happened naturally without any mental striving, just like what is stated in the main book of Falun Gong Zhuan Falun: 'Attaining naturally without pursuit.'

"At the same time, I no longer quarrel with my wife, as we are both practitioners now. So whenever we are at odds with each other, we are able to recognize our own faults and therefore able to step back and think of the other person first. Thus, our relationship is stronger and each of us is able to better care for the other person. Furthermore, since becoming a practitioner, I am able to clearly sort out the things I have to do efficiently despite the fact that I still have a heavy workload."

It is Wrong to Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners

Professor Ming stated that what Falun Gong emphasizes is the upgrading of one's xinxing level. It has no organization, no religious rituals and nobody is obliged to join. Anyone can come in at any time and leave it any time. Furthermore, before the persecution in China, Falun Gong practitioners, after any large-scale exercises, would pick up garbage on the ground before leaving quietly. Jiang Zemin, however, thought that Falun Gong must have a very tight organizational structure and that it would be difficult for them to control. Besides, Jiang and others in the CCP wrongly assumed that Falun Gong was challenging the Communist Party for the masses because the CCP, in its 50 year history, had only managed to attract over 60 million members, while Falun Gong within just a few years had attracted more than 100 million people. Therefore, the totalitarian Communist regime couldn't tolerate the fact that so many people chose to follow "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance" and decided to use its entire state machinery to exert its brutal control.

Professor Ming shared two points of his observation: First, Falun Gong is very righteous. Second, Falun Gong is magnificent. Professor Ming quoted from the official Communist statistics before the persecution regarding Falun Gong's high efficacy in curing diseases. The official Chinese statistics reported that out of 34,351 Falun Gong practitioners, 98% had their illnesses improved or completely cured. This is very surprising indeed. From his field of study, the political behavior of the Chinese Communist regime, Professor Ming, also analyzed the reasons why Jiang Zemin launched the persecution against Falun Gong. His conclusion is that this individual's greed for power and desire to maintain his power had made him unstable and that he would regard any organization, religion or belief as a threat to his power.

Last but not least, Professor Ming hopes that everyone will try his recommendation to practice Falun Gong. It is, according to Professor Ming, "the best treatment in life," as it can also help one to become a good person.

September 17, 2005