(Clearwisdom.net) One cannot succeed in true cultivation without Teacher's protection and guidance. Non-cultivators have misunderstandings about Falun Dafa's teacher, Li Hongzhi, so I hope that, by sharing my personal experience, people will understand what kind of teacher we have.
I was fortunate enough to attend one of Teacher's lectures over a decade ago. The local Qigong Science Research Society and Human Science Research Society invited Teacher to lecture, but even though over two thousand people were present, not many of them lived nearby. Mostly it was people that had attended previous lectures. It was originally planned as a ten-day course, but since most of the students were from out of town, and room and board were very expensive, the course was shortened to eight and a half days. This guaranteed the correctness of the Fa teaching but also saved the students money.
Most of the Fa teaching was at night except for one Sunday afternoon. It usually took Teacher one to two hours: first the Fa lecture, then teaching the exercises. During the Fa lecture Teacher took out a piece of paper from his pocket, but he hardly ever looked at it. Previously I had attended several different qigong classes, and I was accustomed to listening with my eyes closed. Suddenly I heard Teacher say, "Those who listen with their eyes closed, open them right now!" I did not know why at the time, but I thought to myself, "This Teacher is different!" I have come to realize over the years that all the other cultivation practices cultivate the assistant consciousness. Falun Dafa is the very first one that cultivates one's main consciousness: You clearly cultivate yourself and obtain the gong yourself.
Once the seminar was over, all the students wanted to have their picture taken with Teacher, and Teacher agreed. But how to take the picture? To get a picture with everyone in it, the picture would be one meter long and would cost a lot of money, so Teacher was not in favor of that idea. Others suggested forming small groups, then each picture would only cost a few yuan, and Teacher approved. The pictures were taken on a hot afternoon outside a gymnasium. It took several hours, but Teacher was smiling the whole time. Teacher signed his name for several students also, and then we watched as he left in an ordinary car.
Teacher is in my heart. He always thinks of his students. He would rather endure himself in order to save money for his students. He is modest and down to earth. During the seminar, students who miraculously regained their health kneeled down before him, but Teacher would lift them up immediately. Teacher speaks with a clear voice, and he never raises his voice. His words are like a small stream, irrigating the fields of our hearts. Human language is inadequate in trying to praise Teacher. Teacher gave everything he had for cultivators, sentient beings, and the world's people!
I hope everyone in the world will understand the truth of Falun Gong. I hope they can be saved by Falun Dafa.