Remembering Our Practice Site
(Clearwisdom.net) Our practice site was in the countryside. There were 12 to 13 of us. Since we did not have an office, we did the exercises and studied the Fa at a fellow practitioner's home. When we studied the Fa, the female practitioners sat on the bed and the male practitioners sat on footstools or mats beside the bed. When we did the exercises, we spread ourselves throughout the house and outside without any fixed positions. Even in this simple environment, there was great cohesion and camaraderie among us. It didn't matter what we did during the day, we would come to study the Fa, practice the exercises, and share ideas in the evening. This is the profound Falun Gong; it teaches people to cultivate their minds and be kind to others.
Able to read Dafa books although illiterate
During those days, we did the exercises together. Fellow practitioners would correct each others' exercise movements if they deviated from the standard. But studying the Fa wasn't as simple. Some elderly practitioners had never attended school and were illiterate. What should we do? Teacher helped these practitioners and opened up their wisdom, and they were thus able to read Dafa books in a short period of time. They couldn't read other books, yet they were able to read Zhuan Falun. Was this not a miracle?
Tremendous changes in mind and body
A young man in our group made a living in trading grain. After studying Zhuan Falun, he followed Teacher's teaching: "You should trade fairly and maintain a righteous mind." He never gave less and would return the extra when the customers overpaid by mistake. When he received counterfeit money, he just destroyed it without hesitation in order not to deceive others. Owing to his honesty, others trusted him and eagerly did business with him, and he prospered.
There was an elderly couple in their 70s. They lived more than three miles from our practice site, but they came to study the Fa and do the exercises every day. Through doing the exercises, their illnesses disappeared and they became very healthy.
One day, when the elderly man was fixing his fuse box, he got shocked and fell. He got up and saw a Law Wheel circling on the top of his head with a buzzing sound. He knew it was the Law Wheel protecting him.
Another practitioner saw layers and layers of images of Buddhas, Daos, and gods behind each word of Zhuan Falun. When he rode his bicycle, he felt there was a force pushing him. He knew Falun Dafa was not an ordinary exercise. He looked to Dafa to guide him in his daily life and to improve his mind. When he was rebuilding his home, the neighbor behind his house created all kinds of difficulties for him. They didn't let him put the materials there or allow his vehicle to pass by. They cursed him day and night, but the practitioner kept his temper without retaliating and just went around his neighbor. Even the builder admired him, saying, "Falun Gong is good. If they weren't practitioners, they would have already fought over it."
Through studying the Fa and doing the exercises, we gained good health and improved our minds. The relationships between in-laws and neighbors became harmonious. We did not pursue fame or personal gain and were always considerate of others. It is truly, "The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities." (Zhuan Falun)