Mr. Peng is originally from Taiwan, and he is now 63 years old. He has been practicing Falun Gong for seven years. His wife, who used to have myomatosis, was the first in the family to cultivate. She played Teacher Li's lecture audio tapes at home. After seeing and hearing about Falun Gong, Mr. Peng also started to get involved in Falun Gong.

I. The Understanding of Hiking and Falun Gong Exercise

Prior to practicing Falun Gong, Mr. Peng and his wife enjoyed hiking, and made many good friends through that activity. However, after Mrs. Peng started practicing Falun Gong, they rarely went hiking together anymore. Whenever their friends asked about this, Mr. Peng would usually say "My wife is home today practicing qigong." His friends would again ask "What kind of qigong does she practice?" Mr. Peng told them it is "Falun Gong." Surprisingly, one day, his hiking pals asked, "Can you teach us Falun Gong?" Eventually, there were between thirty to forty of them practicing together.

Mr. Peng and his wife had a very harmonious relationship before practicing Falun Gong. Now they get along even better. Mrs. Peng was introduced to Falun Gong through a neighbor who continually and rapidly improved from cultivation. Mrs. Peng had scheduled an operation due to her poor health, but the operation was canceled because she was showing such good improvement. After beginning her cultivation, Mrs. Peng never needed to see a doctor again.

Mr. Peng, who enjoys sports, talked about the difference between cultivation and exercises. His understanding is that intense physical exercises are not desirable, as one can easily get injured. He hurt his knees while jogging, but he never imagined that his knees would improve through practicing Falun Gong. However, the reason why Mr. Peng cultivates seriously now was that he now understands the relationship between one's predestination and karma, and he has completely suppressed his attachment to sports. He put his concentration completely on cultivation.

The fifth exercise is called "Strengthening Divine Powers Exercise." At the beginning, his legs were inflexible. He could barely sit in the half-lotus position. Mr. Peng set his heart on cultivation and overcame the pain in his legs, and after eight months, he finally could sit in the double lotus position.

II. Sharing A Good Thing With Good Friends

Mr. Peng is very friendly. He often tells his friends that Falun Gong is good. He starts at a low level: Cultivation benefits both body and mind, lets you lead a happy life, and there is no trouble for the family members. In addition, Falun Gong is totally voluntary, completely free and there is no worry of being cheated. After learning this, his friends usually want to start cultivating. Mr. Peng has profound memories of the following instances that he wants to share:

His Car Repair Shop Owner Friend Learned Fa

Mr. Peng remembered that one time he went to visit a friend who is a mechanic. This friend used to practice another type of qigong, and he had supernormal capabilities. He was shocked when he saw that Mr. Peng's body was full of white substance in other dimensions. In addition, after not seeing Mr. Peng for a few years, Mr. Peng appeared even younger. This friend and his wife soon started cultivating Falun Gong. They have been cultivating for two years, and often go abroad to participate in Falun Dafa activities.

A Happy Family

Mr. Peng recalls around the end of May 2003, he founded an exercise spot at the Community Center of Toufen Township. About thirty people came to learn the exercises. Among them, there was one couple who brought their two children with them. One had graduated from elementary school. He was short and skinny. The other one had graduated from middle school, and his face was covered with acne.

Mr. Gao's family lives near the public cemetery. Prior to cultivation, their younger son often could not sleep at night, and he always felt bad things coming into his body. Surprisingly, after cultivating for over a month, it stopped. Mr. Gao's younger son slept well, and he grew taller and gained weight, so his teachers could not even recognize him.

Mr. Gao's elder son also had some major changes. His test grades used to be ranked at the lowest end. After doing the exercises and studying the Fa, he knew he had to set a cultivator's standard for himself. He started to read proactively and really concentrate on his school work. His grades improved a lot and he was awarded many scholarships.

Mr. Gao himself underwent changes, as he used to smoke, drink, and gamble before he began cultivation. Originally, Mr. Gao's family relationships were tense. Luckily, after the whole family started practicing Falun Gong, the family became harmonized and can not be any better! To Mrs. Gao, this kind of life can't be bought with a thousand pounds of gold!

80 Year-old Mr. Lu Started Cultivating

In late July 2002, Mr. Lu, who had been practicing another cultivation way for more than fifty years, started to practice Falun Gong. In the beginning, he had difficulty studying the Fa. One reason was that he could not sit still. Secondly, he had to read with reading glasses and a magnifying glass. Even though it was hard for him, Mr. Lu persisted and kept learning. One day, he no longer needed a magnifying glass to read. In addition, his chronic high blood pressure, diabetes and other illness were gone without using any medication.

Mrs. Wei's Life Saver

In 2002, there was a couple from Zaoqiao Elementary School who practiced another qigong, but they were moved by Mr. Pen's enthusiasm, so they started to practice Falun Gong. Mrs. Wei had sinus trouble. She spent large amounts of money and searched many places but still could not find a cure. Indeed her doctor said that she had only three months to live. However, after Mrs. Wei started practicing Falun Gong, not only was this incurable illness cured, but her chronic liver and stomach illness also disappeared.

III. Joining Falun Dafa Activities Abroad

Mr. Peng went abroad to spread the Fa and clarify the truth of the persecution many times. He has been to Japan, America, Canada, Hong Kong and many other places, and he has clarified the truth to other Chinese people, face to face. Mr. Peng said that he had met many strange people. Some of them understand the truth of the persecution, and others do not. However, he did not retreat from clarifying the truth because of that. He simply just wanted other people to know that Falun Dafa is good.

His family supports Mr. Peng's travels for Falun Dafa activities because, firstly, Falun Gong brought Mr. Peng an optimistic and happy life, and secondly, Mr. Peng does not spend his family's money, he uses his own savings.

We asked him whether he gets tired or not. He said that even though sometimes lodging and dining are not as convenient as if he were at home, his heart is still filled with happiness. He is happy because he understands his purpose of going abroad is to spread the Fa, completely opposite from an ordinary tour group. He said that he can never compare his tiredness to the hardship that practitioners in China are suffering. Therefore, unless the CCP stops persecuting Falun Gong, he will continue to speak the truth of the persecution to awaken more good hearted people and gain their support!

June 24, 2006