(Clearwisdom.net) I had become acquainted with Falun Dafa in 1993. My sister brought me Master's book, China Falun Gong [in Chinese] and also shared her wonderful experiences when reading this book. At that time I was in great pain, but doctors could not arrive at a diagnosis. I was suffering so much that I even thought of suicide. This thought was getting stronger. I had a great desire to cure my illnesses. Reading Master's book, I paid attention to the examples of those who practice Falun Gong, how they recovered from or were cured of illness. At the same time I harbored some doubts, resulting in a momentary slip that made me miss an opportunity to begin Falun Gong practice.

I received a letter from a relative in April 1994. This relative was aware of my suffering and told me that Master would be giving lectures in Zhengzhou on June 20, 1994. I knew my relative very well. I was totally amazed by her story of complete recovery from many illnesses. I wrote her back and told her to sign me up for the lectures.

On the morning of June 12, 1994, I attended Master's lecture at an abandoned basketball field at Zhengzhou Stadium. It was very hot and there was no air conditioning or fans at the stadium, but Master was calm and patiently taught us the Fa. His way of presenting the material differed from other well-known qigong masters. After attending only one lecture, I was certain that he was the Master I had been seeking for a long time. At the conclusion of the lecture, the crowd formed a path and let Master exit first. When Master passed by me I said in silence from the bottom of my heart, "Master, How are you?" If I had this opportunity again today, I would have not even thought about saving face and would have said loudly, "Master! How are you?" because now I have realized for certain that Falun Dafa contains extensive knowledge and profound wisdom.

On June 18, 1994, there was a question and answer session. When the session was completed, Master had a group of Dafa practitioners display the fifth Falun Dafa exercise on stage -- Strengthening Divine Powers. Master came down to correct our movements. He paused a meter from me and stood there for a while. I was at that time hot and sweating and in pain, and only sitting in the half-lotus posture, with one leg crossed rather than in the full lotus position. I was also still suffering from my illness. Master looked at me for quite a while. I knew then that Master was purifying my body and knew that he had carried many of my burdens to save me.

In December 1994 I attended Master's fifth lecture in Guangzhou, which was the last lecture he taught in China. I missed the registration and did not get an admission ticket. At the first day of the lecture, other practitioners and I waited outside the stadium where the lecture was being held and hoped to have a chance to get in. A short time later we were told that Master asked us to wait in a line to get into the stadium. We eventually heard that the conference organizers disagreed with Master's suggestion from the standpoint of profit; so Master decided to come out and see us. He soon appeared at the gate, and we were very excited. Although we missed the opportunity to listen to the lecture, Master nevertheless did care for us and did not want to disappoint us.

We were eventually directed to a different auditorium and shown a live TV broadcast of Master's lecture. One Sunday afternoon we had two classes. Master unexpectedly arrived at our auditorium during a class break. We were so excited we were speechless. After two practitioners asked two questions, the crowd was silent. I was standing outside of the crowd and felt this was not polite, yet I had some not-so-good thoughts so I decided to not stand with the crowd. Master looked at me when he left the room. All of a sudden my not-so-good thoughts were gone. I felt ashamed and could not face Master.

Walking along the difficult road with Master by my side, I have gradually understood some of the meanings of the Fa. As long as we diligently study the Fa and do the three things well, we will meet Master's expectations and become good practitioners.