Looking at Falun Gong through the Eyes of a Scientist
(Clearwisdom.net) Dr. Hu Hui is a kind person. She graduated from the prestigious Stanford University. At present, she is a professor at a U.S. university. She has practiced Falun Dafa for eleven years. Despite being a highly educated intellectual with a background in modern science, she has a deep interest in traditional culture.
Ms. Hu Hui came to U.S. twenty years ago. There was a lot of pressure at work and competition was intense. When she was in her early forties, she suffered insomnia, anemia, uterine tumors, and so on. From 1989 to 1999, she regularly had to visit medical clinics for treatment. She said, "I remember that I was exhausted daily and felt very weak. I had to sit on a high chair to cook."
In early 1999 Hu Hui decided to search for some exercises to improve her health. Relatives back in China recommended Falun Gong. While waiting for the Falun Gong book and exercise audio tapes, the historical appeal by 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners occurred on April 25, 1999 in Beijing. She was impressed by the peaceful appeal which increased her interest to read the book. She said, "I was determined that I had to read the book to see what all this was all about."
In May of 1999 her husband returned from China and brought the book, Zhuan Falun. Upon reading the preface she knew this was what she was looking for and quickly finished the entire book. She said, "Many things that puzzled me in the past about life had become finally clear to me."
They found the place where they could learn Falun Gong in a newspaper, and they started practicing on June 9, 1999.
Although she has been a believer in God, her training in modern science created some conflicts in her mind. For example, when she read about levitation in the Falun Gong book, she said to herself, "This cannot be explained scientifically." However, this did not stop her from reading the book. One day she woke up in the morning and found that her body, along with the blanket had levitated upward. "It is the same as stated in the book." Her own experience proved that what was stated in the book was correct. At the time she was only one month into the practice.
By reading Zhuan Falun daily and performing the exercises, Ms. Hu experienced more miracles, just as it was stated in the book. She said, "Although some things stated in the book appeared strange at the beginning, I know now that they are true and it is the real science, a higher level science. After more than a month of study, I have a different view of the world and have given up many of my attachments. One day I noticed that I did not need my high chair while cooking anymore and all my illnesses were gone."
Now after eleven years of practicing Falun Dafa, Ms. Hu still remembers very clearly her experience from those early days into the practice. What she wants to tell people is, "To understand Falun Gong, one must read the book Zhuan Falun and watch the exercise videos. It is highly likely that each person may understand the message in the book differently, because we all come from a different background. It is of great importance that each of us think for ourselves and make our own decisions on spiritual matters. This practice may be what you are looking for. Don't miss the opportunity."