Remembering the Days When Teacher Taught the Fa in Harbin City
(Clearwisdom.net) My heart is filled with unstoppable gratitude and indescribable happiness whenever I recall the Fa lectures given by Teacher in Harbin. I cannot keep the tears from rolling down my cheeks. It was August 5, 1994. My wife and two kids were so lucky to be able to attend the Falun Dafa lecture series held in the Feichi Hockey Stadium of Harbin City. Teacher taught in person and I listened with my own ears. I saw Teacher's compassionate, kind and peaceful countenance and his tall, strong body with my own eyes. Those were the luckiest, most beautiful, joyous and unforgettable days of my life. I bow to the great Teacher and say, "Thank you Teacher!"
Before I had even heard of Falun Gong, I remember walking near the stadium early one morning in May of 1994. I saw several groups of people practicing various kinds of qigong. One group doing a sitting meditation practice aroused my curiosity. Someone told me that it was Falun Gong, which is a Buddha school cultivation. My heart was touched upon hearing that it was a Buddha school practice. I did not understand why, but I had the urge to practice this Falun Gong. I started practicing Falun Gong with this group of people.
Later, some fellow practitioners attended the 7th Fa lecture series held in Changchun City taught by Teacher. They came back and held Dafa promotion activities locally. I heard that Teacher was coming to Harbin in July to teach the Fa. I was very happy and excited. I ordered 4 tickets for my entire family. I had never practiced any qigong before, I came directly into Falun Gong. Now that I think about it, it was really due to thousands of years of predestined relationship!
Almost 300 people from our city of Shuangsheng attended the Fa lectures in Harbin. We filled four big buses and several small vehicles. We set off at 3:30 p.m. and arrived in Harbin at 5:00 p.m. to attend Teacher's lecture and class from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Fa lecture series lasted for eight days. On the first day of class, Teacher stepped onto the stage at exactly 6:00 p.m. The audience in the stadium greeted him with thunderous applause. Teacher gestured to everyone to sit down and the class started. The atmosphere in the stadium was very warm and serene. Teacher eliminated the bad things from the students' bodies. He asked students from one side to stand up first. Teacher counted one, two, three and asked the students to stomp their feet together on the count of three. He then asked the rest of the students to stand up and stomp their feet so that their bodies were adjusted too. Some students saw a huge ball of light coming down from above and it rested on the students.
One day, I was on the way home from that day's class. The bus I was riding in had a traffic accident. The glass windshield was broken and the broken glass sprayed everywhere. Some glass landed on a fellow practitioners' body and hair. I was sitting on the engine cover in front, but I was not afraid. No one was hurt. Every one on board was alright, only the driver got some scrapes on his hand. It was our great Teacher protecting his disciples!
I sat on the east side of the auditorium. The seats were high and I was not able to see Teacher clearly. One day, I was lucky to see Teacher up close for just a few minutes before the class. Class was about to start when I heard some students saying, "Teacher is coming, Teacher is coming." So, I hurried over to see Teacher. The students stood on the two sides of the path and welcomed Teacher with enthusiastic applause. Teacher said as he walked by, "Please don't applaud, please don't applaud." I finally saw Teacher clearly. Teacher was tall, strongly-built, and his face was compassionate, kind and calm. He was dressed in clean, neat clothing. Today, I can still see Teacher's calm and compassionate face before my eyes. I can still hear his kind and patient words in my ears.
I remember Teacher handed a "Falun Flag" to the volunteer assistant of Harbin and the assistant of our city on the last day of class. I remember that Teacher walked around the stadium slowly and students stood up as he passed. They applauded for a long time. The scene was really magnificent and beautiful.
Every time I remember those lucky, beautiful days, I feel deeply that my cultivation is not up to standard. I did not follow closely the cultivation path that Teacher arranged for me. I had loopholes that were utilized by the old forces and bad elements. I strayed from the righteous path for some time. I have disappointed our Teacher and I am not worthy of the rare opportunity provided by thousands of years of predestined relationship. Today, I gather all my courage and share this with my fellow practitioners. By doing this, I also encourage myself to be diligent on this path of cultivation and to be determined to catch up on lost time and opportunities. I will diligently do the three things and become a true Dafa disciple in the Fa-ractification period!