Only Righteous Thoughts and Actions Can Make One Able to Subdue the Evil Interference
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In April 1999, I was lucky to read the book Zhuan Falun for the first time. This book answered my lifelong, unanswerable question, "Why does one live in this world?" Teacher had been spreading such a good practice for quite a few years, but I had been unaware of it. Why? I didn't believe in qigong practice, largely due to all the false qigong practices being spread in society.
After reading Zhuan Falun, I came to realize that qigong was cultivation. It was great, and I wanted to cultivate myself. I read the book seriously and carefully, so that every word in the book melted deep into my heart, making me experience and feel the profound principles. I decided to follow what Teacher taught in the book to correct my bad behaviors and let go of my attachments, which I had developed unknowingly in my everyday life.
Before beginning to practice Falun Dafa, I had been infamous for being sick at my workplace. I was assigned to a job at a textile mill when I was 19 years old and within a couple of years I had developed rheumatoid arthritis. My legs felt like they weighed a thousand pounds each, and every muscle ached. In addition, I kept having fever every couple of days. The doctor said that it was rheumatic fever. I tried Western medicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and intravenous drip. I was labeled a chronic invalid from that time on. Once I took a Chinese medicine according to a secret prescription handed down in a family from generation to generation and started trembling after I took it. In addition to rheumatism I developed an infection in my lymph nodes and had to have surgery. High blood pressure and trouble with my cervical vertebra made me feel dizzy, and sometimes I stayed in bed for three days at a time. When my hemorrhoids came on, my chamber pot would be half-filled with blood. The chronic rheumatism also influenced my heart, and I developed heart problems.
Even with such a sick body, I made a commitment to practice Falun Dafa. From then on I never had another fever, and my illnesses disappeared without a trace. I really experienced what it was like to be without any disease, and my body felt very light. By the time I had finished reading the first half of Zhuan Falun, I had already experienced comfort and light-heartedness. I knew that Teacher was cleaning up my body. My family members saw the changes in my body and realized that Falun Gong was really good. Therefore, no matter how rampantly the evil regime slanders Falun Gong, it will never interfere with my studying the Fa and practicing the exercises.
Since handing out my first truth-clarifying flyer, I had let go of my attachments to fear and life-and-death. I tell people righteous and beautiful things. No matter where I am going, I go by bike. Even after going thirty or fifty kilometers, I am not tired at all. People around me cannot believe that I am already over fifty years old but still stronger than some youngsters. The miracles Falun Dafa has brought about in my body surprise them. They say, "It is better to practice Falun Dafa. We are so much younger than you are, but we are not as healthy and strong as you are." I tell them by sharing my personal experience that it was Falun Dafa that gave me my second life. It is wrong for those in power to persecute Falun Gong. I tell them not to believe what the television programs say about Falun Gong. I explain that the so-called self-immolation was staged and point out the holes in the case. Once I took a taxi and clarified the truth to the taxi driver. He replied, "I stopped believing in governmental television a long time ago. I never watch their news. They say one thing and do something else. Who would believe them?"
Just after 4:00 a.m. early one morning, I was posting flyers with "Falun Dafa is Good" and similar statements onto electricity poles on both sides of National Highway 107. Working there for more than an hour, I never saw a single automobile or person! In the human world, it seems that we are doing something. As a matter of fact, Teacher is doing it. This was a national highway. How could it be that no cars would pass for more than an hour? I realized that only righteous thoughts and belief, plus firm and righteous action, can make one able to subdue the evil interference.