1. Teacher cleansed my body

I had the great fortune to begin practicing Falun Dafa in Fall of 2004. In the past three years I have enjoyed Teacher's encouragement and care. The first time it took me three to four days to read through Zhuan Falun, during which I was so hot at night I did not need a blanket (despite the winter cold). I did not know why at the time, and I learned through fellow practitioners that it was because Teacher was cleansing my body.

I had a minor overgrowth of my mammary gland. When I read Zhuan Falun the second time, I felt a lot of pressure and pain in my left breast. Then one morning, I felt cold air shooting out from it, and the pain was gone afterwards. There has been no relapse ever since. Another incident was that I had severe shoulder pain and could not lift my arm one night after I had finished washing many clothes that evening. But the next morning, all the pain was gone and I did not feel a thing.

I suffered severe sinus infections before I learned Dafa. It was worst in spring and fall. When I took medicine, the symptoms would lessen, but once the medicine stopped, the symptoms would return full force. It affected my breathing and I could not sleep well at night. I felt dull during the day, and was losing efficiency. One week after I began cultivation, my sinuses got much worse. Every day there was a thin layer of blood clotting in my nostril. But a week later, my nostril was completely clear. I was able to breathe through my nose and sleep with my mouth shut for the first time in many, many years. I was very happy.

Later I realized that all these reflected the following:

"When you feel very uncomfortable, it indicates that things will turn around after reaching the extreme point. Your whole body will be purified and it must be completely purified. The cause of your illness has been removed, and what remains is only this bit of black qi that will come out on its own to let you suffer some and have some pain. It is forbidden for you not to suffer even a little bit." (Lecture II of Zhuan Falun)

2. Experiencing the wonder of Dafa in doing the exercises

I read some articles in which practitioners shared their cultivation experiences before I began the practice. Many said that they perspired profusely when doing the exercises. After I watched Teacher's exercise-instruction DVD that a fellow practitioner brought to me, I thought that I would not sweat at all since the movements were so gentle. I was a person who did not sweat easily; normally in my morning jog I would only begin to sweat after I have finished eight laps. Unexpectedly, I sweat a great deal right after I finished the first exercise. I deeply appreciated the wonder of Dafa.

Once while meditating, I felt the warmth of two beams of light shining on my shoulders.

When I first began the sitting exercises, I often leaned backward. To prevent me from falling over, l always leaned against something. Later I enlightened to the fact that I should not do this, so I stopped leaning against things. But I still leaned backward heavily. Then I felt that someone was supporting me from the back with his leg and I could straighten my back. I thought it was one of my family members helping me. But when I opened my eyes, I found they were all going about their own business and no one paid any attention to me. I realized right away that it was Teacher who was helping me. As long as we work hard, Teacher is right there for us.

3. Experiencing the power of righteous thoughts

In July 2005, less than one year after I began to practice Falun Dafa, everyone at work was very busy, so it fell to a colleague and me to take up a certain project. I got "sick" the first day after we started, with a bad sore throat and some fever. At first I wanted to take sick leave and ask my partner to find a replacement. But I thought of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance", the highest principles of the cosmos. I changed my mind: "I need always to think of others. Now the company is short-handed, the manager will have a hard time finding a replacement." The next day, my sore throat got worse; drinking water would cause severe pain, as though my whole throat was blocked by something. I was wondering if I should go to see a doctor in the afternoon or if I should wait a while longer. I decided to wait, thinking that it would be over soon. Right after my decision to wait was made, the soreness and the pressure I felt at my throat went away at once. Now I thoroughly understood why in Chinese we always associate the word "divine" with the word "wonder'.

In July 2006 I was listening to a talk in an auditorium and felt severe chest pain like I had never experienced before. This happened just ten minutes before the talk was over. Immediately I was sweating badly and became short of breath. I tried to say some thing but I could not. All I could do was bend over as much as I could to curl my body up. I did not know what else to do. Then I thought of the verses that Teacher taught us for rectifying the Fa. I recited them in my mind and prayed to Teacher for help. Right away, the extreme pain radiated outward and away and became less and less severe, and eventually disappeared completely. The whole process lasted less than five minutes.

Afterwards I described my situation to a doctor friend. He said that I might have had a heart attack, an extremely serious condition. If it were not for Teacher taking the burden away from me, I might have already died.

My cultivation level is limited. Please point out my deficiencies you may see.