Countless Benefits of Practicing Falun Gong
(Clearwisdom.net) My son, my wife, and I started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. All three of us have experienced many benefits from the practice over the past 12 years, and our lives are full of joy.
Becoming Healthy and Fit
I am a government official and am 50 years old. Before I started practicing Falun Gong, my work occupied most of my time, and I often ate in restaurants and played Mahjong at night. As a result of this lifestyle, my body was in very bad shape and I had many ailments, including stomach problems, dental problems, and hemorrhoids. After I started practicing Falun Gong, not only did I rid myself of my bad habits, but all my diseases disappeared and never returned. Over the past 12 years, I have not needed to see any doctors or take any medicine. People often say to me, "You don't look like a 50-year-old, you look younger than 40."
Protected by Master
In 2001, I went on a sightseeing tour in a mountainous area with my colleagues. As I was driving our van, the road became more and more steep and the car didn't have enough power to climb up the hill, so I wanted to down-shift the gear to obtain more power. Just when I stepped on the clutch, however, the car began to slide backward. No matter how hard I stepped on the brake, the car wouldn't stop. I pulled the emergency brake, but that didn't work either. Within several seconds, the car slid to the edge of the cliff. Right when it was about to reach the edge, I suddenly thought of Master and shouted loudly, "Master please save me!" Then a miracle happened: The car immediately turned off and came to a halt. When we got out of the car, we found that we were mere inches away from the edge of the cliff.
A Successful Career
Before I started cultivation practice, I often worried about my career. I couldn't sleep or eat well because I had many difficulties at work. I was very disappointed because I didn't receive a promotion for a very long time.
After I began practicing Falun Gong, I eliminated many attachments and changed my attitude toward my job. I only concerned myself with the process and not the results, believing that I should do my best and not be concerned about whether my leader considers my work to be good or bad.
Three months later, I was promoted to be a deputy director, and since then I have been able to spend more time studying the Fa. As I overcame attachments to my career and disciplined myself according to the standard of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I have experienced more and more success. Because of my excellent performance, I received another promotion several years later.
My Life is Full of Joy
In the past, I had a strong attachment for personal interest, money, and fame, and my life was very hard and exhausting. Through 12 years of cultivation practice, I have learned to take personal gain and fame lightly. However, this doesn't mean that I had to lose them. My family and I have a wonderful life. My son is a very good student at school, and we have a big house in a nice neighborhood.