(Clearwisdom.net) On the occasion of World Falun Dafa Day I would like to share how I experienced the power of Dafa and express my hopes for more people to learn about the practice.

When I was young, I always looked up at the sky, as if looking for something, and I also enjoyed listening to my elders tell fairy tales.

While growing up, my health declined. I was plagued by illness, including hemoptysis, pneumonia, gastritis and arthritis. Even with such poor health, I still competed at work. I took medication constantly.

I was unaware how far and wide Falun Dafa spread in its early days. I heard about it, but did not pay attention and thought of it as "just another type of Qigong" until a friend told me, "You might want to try Falun Gong. It not only heals illnesses, but is also a kind of cultivation." For some reason, the word cultivation touched me. I decided to accompany her to a group practice at a park.

I entered the park and followed the beautiful music. I saw many people practicing Falun Gong. They were so calm and peaceful. I felt great. After, chatting with the coordinator and expressing my desire to practice, she lent me a copy of the book Zhuan Falun and asked me to read it. I completed the book in two days and understood that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the Universal Law. Suddenly I realized that I had found what I had been looking for - for a long time.

But suddenly I developed illness-like symptoms - so severe I was unable to get out of bed. I didn't have the energy to talk, and suffered pain throughout my body. I did not know what to do.

I had only read Zhuan Falun once and did not know whether Master was purifying my body. I only understood a few things from the book and wondered if Master could help, and if this was called purifying. I could not figure it out, but I had one thought in mind: "I want to practice Falun Gong." Master said in Zhuan Falun, "When it's difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it's impossible to do, you can do it." So I should endure. It was not easy and tears from suffering the pain covered my bedding.

I recall Master said in Zhuan Falun, "Due to karma resulting from past wrongdoing, one has illnesses or tribulations; suffering is repaying a karmic debt, and thus nobody can casually change this." I realized that I might have much karma.

The suffering continued for 24 hours. All of a sudden the pain lessened. I tried and was able to get up. I moved around the room and felt no pain at all, and lighter in body. It seemed that I had never been sick before. I shouted from the bottom of my heart, "I am good now! Master is there to help me, and thank you Master!"

After that all my illnesses disappeared without treatment. I no longer took any medication. I am now in my 70s, but people comment that my walking is like running, and my eyes are bright as a baby's. I would not have believed in the power of Dafa if I had not experienced it myself.

I received these benefits from cultivating Dafa. Others began to practice once they saw the changes in me, and they, too, received such benefits themselves.