The Cultivation Path of a Country Doctor
(Clearwisdom.net) I am 65 years old and started practicing Falun Gong at the beginning of 1997. Even though I am a doctor, I had very little formal education because I was born into a family of whose social status the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) did not approve. I only had five years schooling. Nevertheless, I became a doctor through self-study.
Attaining the Fa, Cultivating Diligently
In 1997, my eldest son brought me the book Zhuan Falun and placed it on the counter while I was out seeing my patients. After I returned home, my wife said, "Our son really wants you to read that book." I didn't take it seriously until that night. As I lay down to sleep, I saw something on the counter shining. I felt weird and turned on the light, only to see a new book. The Falun emblem on the cover was so beautiful that I opened the book and saw compassionate Teacher. Noticing Teacher's smile, I felt he looked like a long-lost relative. I was attracted by the book. I felt fresh and energetic, and I read six chapters straight away. I believed that I had found the Dafa that I had been seeking for thousands of years.
From then on, I continued to read Zhuan Falun at home except when I had to see my patients. Each time I finished reading it, I got a better understanding of the book. I kept improving myself, and I began to learn the sitting meditation while reading. In two weeks, Teacher provided me with a Falun, all kinds of mechanisms, and guanding once. After I began to do the exercises, my colitis was cured. Actually, I am an expert in anorectal diseases. However, in 1996, when I got colitis myself, I couldn't cure it. I turned to other experts for help--but in vain. After I began practicing Falun Gong, my complexion turned rosy, and I walked with energetic quickness. What's more, all my bad habits disappeared.
I persevered through all kinds of interference with my strong faith in Teacher and the Fa. Soon after I began to practice Falun Gong, I was doing the sitting meditation late at night. On my left, an ancient beauty tried to lure me; on my right, a terrifying devil with a huge head appeared. I said to them, "I am a Dafa practitioner. Interference from devils and evils is not allowed." As soon as my righteous thought was sent, the two devils disappeared. Sometimes when I slept at night, my primordial soul would go to other dimensions and encounter all kinds of Buddhas and Taos. They asked me to kneel down to worship them as my Teachers. When I formed the thought that I was a practitioner of Dafa--Master's disciple--they instantly resumed their original forms.
In 1998, my wife also began to practice Falun Gong. The practitioners from other regions came and corrected my incorrect exercise movements. They also gave me books of Teacher's other lectures on the Fa from different places. I was bathed in the Fa, and I improved mentally and physically. My home became a practice site. As I spread the word about Falun Gong, many others also began to practice. A patient suffering from a serious stomachache for three years came to see me one summer. He was wearing cotton-padded clothes. When he first visited me, I was studying the Fa at a practice site. The patient asked me what gong was I practicing. I told him, "Falun Gong," and asked him if he wanted to learn. He said that he would like to sincerely. So he took home a copy of Zhuan Falun to read. Three days later, his illness was cured, and he took off his cotton-padded clothes.
Firm in Spite of the Persecution and Determined to Save More People
After the April 25 mass appeal in Beijing, I realized that something bad was about to happen when I recalled the oracle message we got just after I was born. When my mother took me as a child to a temple to burn incense and to worship Buddha, we were told that devils and evil beings would come to this world.
In the morning on July 20, 1999, an elderly practitioner, my wife, and I were doing the sitting meditation together at our house. Suddenly the elderly practitioner exclaimed, "Look, look, a colorful ladder comes down from the heaven to our sides." At the same time, my grandson ran into the house with his hands scooped because he saw colorful Falun turning all over the room. Later on, my daughter came home from school and told us that Dafa was being slandered and brought down. The loudspeaker in the village kept spreading rumors about Falun Gong. I felt that the sky was falling, but my wife and I were not afraid. Our only thoughts were: "If someone hears the Dao in the morning, he can die at dusk. I cultivate Dafa and try to be a good person. Why should good people fear bad people?"
After the persecution of Falun Gong began, I was the main persecution target in the eyes of the local police, officers from the 610 Office and the secretary of the District Government. In a conference, the secretary said, "Everyone needs to monitor the doctor. He must report to the village government before he leaves the village to see his patients. If he sees patients in the village where he lives, he must report to the police station." I never took these words seriously. Every day I recited Hong Yin. No matter who talked with me about renouncing Falun Gong, I only told them how my xinxing had improved and how my health continued to improve after I began to cultivate. I also told them how Teacher instructed us to never fight back when being beaten, never talk back when being insulted and how Teacher told us to look inside ourselves for the reason whenever there are conflicts. During the persecution, I have never revealed the names of any other practitioners.
Whenever I went out to see my patients, I always took some chalk with me to write on the lamp poles and on clean rocks: "Falun Dafa is good. Falun Dafa is righteous!" I kept telling people about the greatness of Falun Dafa and the true story of the "Tiananmen Self-Immolation Incident." Most people understood.
Later I made contact with some practitioners in the county. Thus, I got access to all kinds of truth-clarification materials. My wife distributes the materials while I prefer to tell people the facts about Falun Gong face to face. I told people the truth about Falun Gong when I went out to see my patients. Sometimes I also sent truth-clarification letters and put up posters. If my righteous thoughts were strong enough, the poster would stay up for two weeks. If my righteous thoughts were not strong enough, the poster would be torn down by the second day. With Teacher's help and protection, my wife and I are still working together to clarify the truth.
After theNine Commentary on the Chinese Communist Party was publicized, I told people about the evil nature of the CCP and got people to quit the CCP so they could have a bright future. Most of them understood and quit the CCP. Among those quitting were mostly peasants, but there were also regimental commanders; school principals; teachers; college students; doctors; agents from the 610 Office; officers from the police department, procuratorate and courts; township secretaries of the CCP, heads of villages, Christians, etc.
Miracles of Dafa
Many miracles happened after I clarified the truth about Dafa to people and they renounced the CCP:
- A director had suffered from a stomachache for three years and could not do hard work. He had been to several different hospitals, but he wasn't cured. I told him the facts about Falun Dafa, but he dared not learn Falun Gong. I told him that he would be rewarded if he could recite silently, "Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" He came to have deep faith in these words. After three days, his stomachache was cured. Later he quit the CCP.
- A peasant, over 80, hurt all over due to tiring work year after year. He went to a lot of hospitals and consulted many doctors for treatment, but all in vain. I told him, "I have nine words for you to recite. If you recite them sincerely, it will be effective." I also let him take a Falun Gong momento. The peasant was illiterate and had a very poor memory. I told him many times, but each time, he soon forgot. Every time that I would go to his house, I had him follow me in saying the words ten times. Finally, after he remembered the words, his illness was cured.
"... Cultivation depends on one's own efforts, while transformation of gong is done by one's master. " I couldn't have achieved anything without compassionate Teacher's guidance and protection. I'll live up to Teacher's compassionate salvation only by doing the three things well, by cultivating diligently, and by fulfilling my pre-historic vow.