(Clearwisdom.net) I am a retired government employee. I began practicing Falun Gong in 1996. At that time I was in poor health and suffered from many ailments, including heart disease, cerebral vascular disease, hypertension, and bone spurs in my shoulders. To make it worse, towards the end of 1985 I suffered from acute vein thrombosis in my left leg. It was so serious that I could have died from it at any moment. I sought medical treatment in a hospital in Beijing but to no avail. Being unable to take care of myself, I had to take sick leave from my work for one year. In the following six years from 1987 to 1992, I kept working despite all the suffering. My legs were terribly swollen and I could hardly walk. The doctors even suggested that I amputate my legs. In desperation I had to retire from my post in 1993, before the usual retirement age.

Dafa Revived Me

In the Spring of 1996 I heard that Falun Gong was very effective in curing diseases. With the intention to cure myself I started to practice it. One week after practicing I found that all my diseases had disappeared. It was the first time I had been free from illness for a very long time, and I was very excited. Falun Dafa is really miraculous! I thus decided to become more resolute in my practice. I continued doing the exercises and diligently read the teachings.

As I studied the Fa more I came to understand what Falun Gong actually is. As a cultivation practice belonging to the Buddha school, it bases its philosophy on the universal principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Starting from being a good person in their everyday life, practitioners can return to their true original self by improving their xinxing level. It also has five sets of exercises with elegant movements. Besides its healing and fitness effects, Falun Gong teaches people to be good and honest, and brings peacefulness to their hearts. It helps practitioners unlock their wisdom, even to such a level where they can obtain full enlightenment in their present lives.

Having benefited so much from Falun Gong, I aspired to tell everyone I met about its magnificence. After introducing people to Falun Gong, many people began practicing. We later set up a practice site and I was chosen to be an instructor. Practitioners at the practice site were from all walks of life including workers, governmental officials, retirees, students, and teenagers. With great enthusiasm I organized a Fa study group and exercises and invited practitioners to watch the videos of the lectures. Teacher says, "Study the Fa and gain the Fa, Focus on how you study and cultivate, Let each and every thing be measured against the Fa. Only then, with that, is it actually cultivation." ("Solid Cultivation" from Hong Yin) We followed the teachings of Teacher in our everyday life and improved quickly in our Fa study and cultivation. Practitioners who used to be sick were healed, while those who were healthy became even more energetic. People who were used to doing bad things changed their course and became good people as their morality improved. Everyone underwent great changes. Inspired by the changes in me, my husband asked me to teach him Falun Gong in the spring of 1998 and he also became a Dafa practitioner. Many miraculous things happened to practitioners from our practice site. Here I will mention some of them.

Two Stories About the Healing Effects of Falun Gong

On January 13, 1999 of the Chinese lunar calendar, when we were watching the video of the Fa lectures, a young man carrying his mother came to us. I had a look at her and found that she was very ill and hardly breathing. What should I do? I asked the young man to take his mother back, but he refused. I learned that his mother's name was Wang Guilan and she was a 50-year-old retired worker. She suffered from serious heart disease and could not lie down to sleep. At night she could sleep for only two hours sitting in a chair. She sought medical treatment in Beijing and was told that she needed an operation. The doctors said the operation would cost 250,000 yuan and they could not guarantee that she would survive the operation. They then bought some medicine and went home. One of her relatives, who was a Falun Gong practitioner, suggested that she practice Falun Gong and told her to come to me to learn it. I then thought of Teacher's Fa and how everyone in this world had come to obtain it. If she was supposed to obtain the Fa, then she would, so I decided to teach her. I taught her the exercises every morning. Since she could not stand up, she had to sit on a bench to learn the movements. At night she would come to watch the videos of the Fa lectures or study the Fa with us. After the morning exercises, I asked her to stay with me and told her the importance of improving xinxing. I told her that as a Falun Gong practitioner, we keep practicing with no pursuit for high-level energy or healing diseases. She would gain nothing with pursuit but would gain everything without pursuing. I was really worried that she might be in trouble if she failed to understand the Fa. She believed in Dafa firmly. Her home was 5 km from the practice site. On the 10th day after she began practicing, she walked to the practice site by herself. She told me that she had recovered and was becoming energetic day by day. She said that with Falun Gong, Teacher had saved her. Many fellow practitioners who witnessed her story were impressed by the power of Dafa. Her miraculous story soon circulated to other people, and many of them came to learn the practice. The number of practitioners at the practice site kept increasing .

Another story is about Ms. Yu Shuxia, a 32-year-old farmer. She suffered from nephritis, and after a long search for a cure for her disease, her efforts failed, and her condition worsened into uremia. It was so bad that doctors discontinued treatment on her and told her to go home for her last days. One of her family members learned that Falun Gong could heal diseases, so he asked me to cure her. I told them that I could not cure anyone, but that people could heal themselves through practicing Falun Gong. They then asked me to teach her Falun Gong and I agreed. When I came to her home, I saw that she was in very bad shape. She was terribly swollen all over her body, as if her skin was shimmering, and she could not even open her eyes. She was in such bad physical condition that she could not take care of herself at all. She also appeared to be experiencing severe problems spiritually. I was shocked by what I saw and thought that I should not have come. If she accepted Dafa but her condition deteriorated, it would have a bad effect on Dafa's reputation, and could even be undermining Dafa. I was not sure what I should do, but I thought I should at least try since I was already there, and maybe she did have a predestined relationship with Dafa. I then read the teachings to her, and two hours later I saw that she was in much higher spirits than before. In the evening I taught her the exercises. Since she could not stand up, she had to learn the standing exercises sitting on a bench, but she learned the meditation very well. As short as my time there was, miracles still happened, as the swelling that was all over her body was gone by the next morning. I stayed at her home for three days teaching her to study the Fa and do the exercises. We also listened to the audiotapes of Teacher's Fa lectures in Changchun. At the end of the three days, she had recovered completely, she became energetic, and her eyesight came back. Finding all of this hard to believe, her family sent her to the hospital for a physical exam again. The data showed that she was completely healthy. Her family members were very grateful to Teacher and said, "Falun Gong is really miraculous! Falun Dafa is good!"

Falun Dafa Improves Practitioners' Morals

There was a young man called Yu Hai at our practice site. Before he practiced Falun Gong, he had done many bad things. He often cheated his customers by lowering the weight of his goods that he sold them. He was often drunk and fought with other young men in groups. After he practiced Falun Gong, he renewed himself entirely. Some of his neighbors said, "Yu has undergone really big changes since he started practicing Falun Gong. He's become a nice guy." Yu himself said, "Falun Dafa is really good. It even changed me, someone who was in a hopeless situation, into a good person. Thank you Teacher for saving me."

I have witnessed so many cases of healing effects and moral improvement of Falun Gong practitioners, but can only share these few here.

Since the Chinese Communist Party started to persecute Falun Gong, more than 1,000 Falun Gong practitioners in our city have been brutally persecuted by the local authorities. In the ten years of persecution I have been arrested two times, imprisoned, monitored, followed, and fined. The authorities would often ransack my home and harass me. The total amount they extorted from me exceeds 10,000 yuan.

The brutal persecution never caused me to waver in my faith in Dafa and my profound respect for Teacher. I believe Falun Dafa is the ultimate law of the cosmos and it is out of His great compassion that Teacher brought the mighty Dafa to us. I am so lucky to meet with Dafa in this life. I will cherish the great opportunity to be with Teacher and be a part of Fa-rectification.