(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa), based on the principles of Truthfulness- Compassion-Forbearance, was introduced to society by Master Li Hongzhi in May of 1992. The cultivation system includes five sets of exercises that are simple and easy to learn. When practitioners raise their xinxing levels, many benefits, even miracles, can happen. Nine members of my family became Dafa practitioners, some earlier and some later. They are as old as my mother, who is in her seventies, and as young as my 5-year-old nephew. In mainland China, Falun Gong has been transmitted from person to person in this manner.

In those days I had a job, unlike the retired practitioners who pass out fliers and clarify the truth about Falun Gong almost every day. I regret being unable to do such things more often. However, I had one most memorable and beautiful experience that I would like to share with you.

In May 1999, some practitioners in the capital city of our province organized a truth-clarification activity in a small town quite far from our city. After everyone got in a van around 7:00 p.m., some shared cultivation experiences and some recited Teacher's Fa-teachings. Two local fellow practitioners were waiting for us when we reached our destination at around 5:00 a.m., and they led us to the local hostel. After having breakfast, we were taken to a large conference room, that was full of local practitioners and those who, due to their karmic relationships, were interested in understanding Dafa. Some of those people were from villages scores of miles away, who had walked several hours during the night. In the middle of the conference room, Teacher's picture was hung on the wall, and we sat down in that area.

A practitioner, who lived several miles away, told me a story about his mother. He said, "My mother is an illiterate peasant who was seriously troubled by migraine headaches, which made her life really miserable. Seemingly accidentally, just last month, she was led to a Fa-study room, where she listened to the reading of one lecture from Zhuan Falun. Right after that, the migraines that had bothered her for half of her life disappeared. Thus, she told everyone that Falun Gong cured her headaches. My mother's birthday is in April, so as the date drew near, my four brothers and I asked her what she would like to have. With tears in her eyes she said she would like a copy of the book Zhuan Falun. She said that although she was unable to read, she was confident that Teacher would open up her wisdom and enable her to read the book. On her birthday, we respectfully brought her the book."

This practitioner also said, "There are plenty of senior practitioners like my mother in the village—all illiterate; but now they are able to read after practicing Dafa. The problem now is that there are not enough Dafa books for everyone. Their solution was to gather every evening and the person with the book would read one lecture. After that they do the five sets of Falun Gong exercises. Gradually, scores of villagers became Dafa practitioners. The relationship between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law has changed for the better. Those who used to be known as the lazy men in the village have become hard workers and reap a better harvest than others. When a man from the nearest village inquired about these miracles, our fellow practitioner showed him Zhuan Falun and said, "This Dafa book brought good fortune to our village."

Another practitioner talked about the situation where she lives. The village is on a high mountain that is accessed by a difficult and slippery path. Only about a dozen families live there. There's no electricity in the village, so they use oil lamps at night. There are three young couples practicing Falun Gong. Prior to becoming a Falun Gong practitioner, the wife of one of these couples accidentally put her right hand into a bucket filled with boiled lard. When she quickly pulled her hand away the flesh appeared to be full of bubbles, and she felt agonizing pain. She ran to her next door neighbor for help. The practitioner, seeing what happened said, "Let me read from Zhuan Falun as it may reduce your pain." With only a dim oil lamp for light, the practitioner started reading, and even before he had finished reading Lunyu (On Buddha Law), the pain in the woman's hand was gone. She excitedly said, "It's a miracle. My hand doesn't feel painful any more!" After that, she and her husband began practicing Falun Gong, and within a week her right hand was completely healed and didn't have any scars. News of the miracle quickly traveled through the whole village, enabling lots of people to know about the power of Falun Gong.

The three couples get up at 4:00 a.m. in order to get to a hollow, low-lying area, that is some distance away, to do the Falun Gong practice. They use a music player that runs on batteries. One time, when they were doing the second exercise, the batteries went dead and the music stopped playing. As they were wondering what to do, one of the practitioners suggested asking Teacher to help them finish the whole practice. Just as he finished his request, the recorder started playing again, and everyone there felt tears well-up. The batteries even lasted for another six months. How compassionate Teacher is!

As we were there for three days, we went with local practitioners to the nearby park to practice and to introduce the Fa every day. Many people who were doing morning exercises in the park came over and asked about Falun Gong. We told them what Falun Gong is and how it can make people healthy and improve people's morality. Those with predestined relationships wanted to not only learn Falun Gong right then, but also asked for a copy of Zhuan Falun to take home with them. Before we left, those of us visiting from the capital city gave all our Dafa books to the local practitioners.

Our three days of introducing the Fa passed by quickly. The smiles of those who had been waiting to be saved by Dafa will remain in my memory forever.

(Article selected for the World Falun Dafa Day, 2010 Clearwisdom.net)