Recalling the Days When Master Taught the Fa in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province
(Clearwisdom.net) April 1993 is an unforgettable time for me. It is also a turning point in my life.
I was disabled and suffered from various illnesses in the past. When I heard that qigong might cure illnesses, I could not help but go to learn some messy qigong practices. Although they did not work, I did not want to hold back my pursuit of using qigong to treat my illnesses.
When I heard that in April a qigong Master would come to Guiyang City in Guizhou Province to hold a "Falun Gong Class," I decided to attend it. When the time came, a group of us qigong practitioners decided to go to the class together, but I encountered some interference. After that, I was still able to make it to Guiyang with two other persons.
When the three of us who had hurried reached the destination, we were already several days late, and the class would be over in another three days. After putting down my luggage I then went, with resentment and sorrow, to see Master. When I found Master's room and saw the door shut, I could not help but kneel down and cry out with sorrow. While crying I said, "Someone has tried to prevent me from learning the practice..." Then the door was opened. Benevolent Master came out to see me. When I saw Master, I was unable to say anything.
In the afternoon we went to the class. But because we held grudges in our minds, by the time we got there we were over one hour late. Ticket sales for the class had already stopped. We could not get inside. We then begged the staff members to allow us to go inside to listen. The doorkeepers explained, "It is a rule that no tickets are to be sold during the last three days." I almost cried out, "Please let us listen by the door! It was not easy for us to come here from far away. We are willing to pay!" While talking, we all took out our money. The staff members were moved by our sincerity. One of them said, "In this case, please wait a while and I will go inside to talk to Master." In a short while, this person came out and said happily, "Master wants you to go inside. He said that you came because of predestined relationships. He does not need you to pay. Go on inside!" I was incomparably excited. We thanked them and went inside.
Once I sat down I felt my head making a "beeping" sound and my heart beat wildly. I could not hear clearly what Mater was saying. In a moment I heard clapping and the noises from people moving the chairs. The loudspeaker on the podium also pronounced, "Hello. Please stay at your places." All the class attendees stood up. We also stood up, following them. We then realized that teaching the exercises had started. One young man in the front was demonstrating the exercises while saying, "Holding the Wheel in Front of the Head ..."
I had practiced other types of qigong before, so I closed my eyes slightly while following the demonstration. Suddenly I felt two big and warm hands gently raising my wrists. I quickly opened my eyes, and surprised, found that it was Master who was correcting my hand gestures. I felt suddenly warm all over my body and was unable to say anything while looking at Master dumbfounded. I just heard Master say softly, "No need to close your eyes when first starting to learn the exercises." He also pointed at my forehead and said, "You palm should face here." He then used his hands to press my two middle fingers, saying, "Keeping the lotus palm." He then demonstrated the "lotus palm" gesture for me. What a great and benevolent Master! He not only personally demonstrated the exercise for me, but also corrected my mistakes.
We went back to the hotel a little after 10:00 p.m. When we were about to go to sleep, I heard a knock on the door. A practitioner came in, saying to us with a smile, "Go take care of your personal hygiene, and then relax. Master said that he would help you adjust your bodies in a moment. Master is staying on the third floor, right below your room." The practitioner continued, "Although you missed the times when Master planted the Falun and opened the Third Eye for us, Master said that it was fine as you had already come. You came because of predestined relationship. You can go ahead to make your preparations! After Master adjusts your bodies I will bring the book for you to read. The book is China Falun Gong. This book has already sold out."
We immediately cleaned ourselves up, and then came back and sat on the beds with our legs crossed, waiting for Master to arrive. I could only sit with my legs casually crossed. In less than two minutes I felt something rotating in my abdomen; it became big from small, and sometimes turned fast and sometimes slowly. I also felt warm and extremely comfortable. I knew that I had received a Falun. I could not help but shouting, "I got a Falun! I got a Falun!" The other two people also had the same feeling.
It was only then that I realize that I had obtained the most precious thing in the world! Although it was the brief time of a mere three days, that was what I had been yearning for and had waited for for thousands of years. The opportunity was too precious to lose.
In August of the same year, Master again came to Guiyang to teach the Fa. This time, although I could not stay in the same hotel with Master, besides being able to listen to Master's lectures in person, I had two opportunities to make direct contact with Master. Once was when we were on the way to the hotel after the class. As the four or five of us were walking slowly, I inadvertently looked back. "Oh, Master is walking behind us." We all looked back together, seeing that Master was just several meters away from us. Two or three students walked together with Master. We all stopped and looked at Master, smiling speechlessly. Master walked toward us while looking at us. He nodded and smiled at us.
Another time in the morning, three of us who couldn't walk normally came back from the place where all the students had practiced the exercises together. I cannot remember the exact location. We walked very slowly and we talked. Suddenly we heard a kind voice coming from behind us, "Are you OK?" One practitioner immediately answered, "We are OK!" We found that Master had been behind us for a while already, protecting us. So much of Master's care about us was carried in Master's greeting! It not only conveyed Master's concern as to whether we could return by walking, or if we could learn the Fa and do the exercises; it also meant that we could keep cultivating ourselves later on, if we could determinedly continue our cultivation and follow Master to the end, and if we could do so when we encounter different types of trials to pass and future tribulations! The road was still long. How many difficult situations are waiting for us? Master has been taking care of us and protecting us, as well as encouraging us!
I feel excited whenever I recall this memory. Just as Master said in Zhuan Falun,
"I think that those who can listen to my lectures in person, I would say, honestly... you will realize in the future that this period of time is extremely precious."
The time has gone so fast and it is already thirteen years since then. Master' voice, expressions and smile and his compassion provided me with an eternal memory. Dear Master, please don't worry! I will not disappoint you! After all the tribulations and setbacks in the period of over ten years, I have never lay down without getting up. Although I was once given a sentence and sent to prison, I have not wavered in my determination of cultivating in Dafa. I am determined to closely follow Master and return to the wonderful homeland that I have been dreaming to go back to.
"Oh how many the years, looking for the master,
Finally the day has arrived to meet him.
Cultivate and return, the Fa now gained,
And follow your master to return, consummated."
("Destined Return for the Holy Fruition" in Hong Yin)
May 5, 2006