(Clearwisdom.net) The Udumbara flowers are said to come from paradise, bringing blessings, happiness and good luck. Buddhist scriptures tell us that the Udumbara flowers blossom only once every three thousand years and predict the coming of the Holy Law Wheel (Falun) King to the world. He will spread the Fa (law) and save sentient beings.
I invited my friends to come over to see and appreciate the Udumbara flowers on the steel rings of my security door in March 2008. A friend told me that Udumbara flowers were found on the lakeside oleanders at the East Gate of North Lake Park in Changzhou City of Hunan province on May 15, 1995.
We found about 30 white Udumbara flowers swaying gracefully in the park. We found clusters and rows of Udumbara flowers among the leaves, flowers and branches of the oleanders. They were also found on the support of the stone bridge. They are so elegant, and it looks as if someone sprinkled spring rain there. The flowers are of two colors. Those in early blossom are yellowish light green; those in full blossom are white, crystal clear.
Why are the divine flowers here? I know that they are manifestations of the benevolence of the Holy King, the tears of the Buddha.
I was 25 and frail from a variety of diseases. I saw eight or nine elderly people quietly doing the standing stance exercise in the woods near the lakeside oleanders, in May 1995. The first morning rays of the sun shone upon their faces. It was really beautiful! Even now, I still remember their expressions, full of peace and harmony. My older sister said, "These old people all look really healthy, while us young 20 to 30-years-olds look sickly yellow."
We asked, "What were you practicing just now?"
"Falun Gong." An elderly lady responded enthusiastically. "This gong is very good! Come and join us, free instruction." I asked, "Do you have books?" An elderly man with white hair said, "I have a Zhuan Falun book. There are only two books in Changzhou. You are really predestined." I took the book of Zhuan Falun. I shook as I read the three words: "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." At that very moment, layers of spiritual doors opened. Words failed to convey my feelings. I wondered, "Is this the highest spiritual pursuit?"
Thereafter, I participated in the morning exercises even if it was rainy or windy. More and more people joined us. I was no longer confused about the purpose of life and I felt so happy. I had found a way to return to my true self. I did not know when it happened, but my prior illnesses never bothered me again. Hepatitis B, my lower back pain, abdominal pains and symptoms of anemia were all gone. The vitality of life returned to me.
All of the peace and happiness were destroyed by the bloody suppression perpetrated by the CCP in July of 1999. Falun Dafa is a genuinely righteous Fa. I quit my addiction to playing Mahjong through repeated hints from Teacher. If the pure Dafa cannot remain peacefully in the world, then what else should human beings leave behind? I went to Beijing repeatedly to tell the government that Falun Dafa is good and asked them to stop the persecution. I repeatedly told people that Falun Dafa is good and asked them not to believe the lies of the CCP. Countless Dafa disciples just like me have validated the compassion and greatness of our benevolent Master with our words and behavior.
However, the CCP and Jiang Zemin's group disregarded public opinion and continued the persecution. I was first arrested during a raid and was jailed repeatedly. I hovered between life and death many times due to the abuse they subjected me to. Once, the police in Tiananmen Square arrested me from the Beijing Appeals Office. I was handcuffed behind my back. Prisoners beat me, handcuffed me and shocked me with electric batons at will in the labor camp. They were trying to force us to give up practicing Falun Gong. They deprived us of sleep and tortured us around the clock, day after day. Three of my teeth were knocked out as they tried to force my mouth open. Two more teeth barely remained rooted in my mouth. I witnessed fellow practitioners crippled, driven to mental collapse, and even die from severe torture. I was fired from my job and forced to agree to a divorce.
All these brutal forms of persecution did not intimidate me. On the contrary, I could better understand how difficult the task of saving sentient beings during the Age of Law's End is for Master. The CCP has tried to eradicate Falun Gong by means of brutal persecution. However, these enormous difficulties have not deterred hundreds of thousands of steadfast practitioners. We are fulfilling historical oaths to defend the Fa and clarify the truth to save sentient beings.
Falun Dafa has reached more than 80 countries and Master Li has been given more than 3,000 commendations since it was first introduced to the public over 15 years ago. The Chinese New Year Spectacular by Divine Performing Arts has toured all over the world. More than 700,000 people have attended the show and praised it highly. Almost 40 million people have awakened and quit the CCP in China. This is a result of the compassionate and benevolent might of the Holy Falun King. He is spreading the Fa and saving sentient beings.
The CCP will collapse due to its brutal and bloody persecution of Falun Gong. It is an irreversible reality. The powerful ancient Roman Empire withered away because of its persecution of Christians. How do you enter a new era for human beings? If you still do not understand my friends, then take a look at the Udumbara flowers. What does the blossoming of the Udumbara flowers mean?