Real Benefits that Falun Gong Has Brought to People
(Clearwisdom.net) I have many relatives, and quite a few of them practice Falun Gong. These practitioners span four generations, ranging from childhood to 90 years old. Having witnessed the benefits it has brought to our family, our non-practitioner relatives are very supportive of the practice. Below are some stories about these practitioners and their relatives.
The Miraculous Effect of Improving Health
Two Oriental Health Expos were held in Beijing, one in 1992 and one in 1993. Although Falun Gong had only recently been introduced, many people were impressed by the outstanding effects of Falun Gong on improving health. After witnessing these cases of improved health, many people were convinced and began to practice Falun Gong. Below are several examples that occurred around me.
1) Upon waking up one day in 1994, I found that one side of my face, including my eye and mouth, could not move. Diagnosis showed it was wind-induced facial nerve palsy. I tried Chinese medicine, western medicine, qigong, acupuncture, and electro-therapy. but none of them worked. Then, I was fortunate enough to attend the classes held by our Master, Mr. Li Hongzhi. During the class, I was very interested in the lecture and forgot about the facial nerve palsy. On the third day, my mouth was able to move, which previously had not moved even with electric shocks during electro-therapy. When the 10-day class was over, my face had basically recovered. Two months later, everything was back to normal.
2) My mother had poor health prior to practicing Falun Gong. She also had coronary heart disease and had to take Chinese medicine all year long. When attending Master's class, she needed help from other people to walk. During the first class, Master asked everyone to stand up and stamp their feet on the floor to adjust the physical body. As Master was waving his hand, my mother felt some subtle change in her heart, making her feel very comfortable. After the first lecture was over, she was able to walk by herself. When the 10-day class was over, all her illnesses were gone.
3) There was a 60-year-old lady in Jilin Province who had rheumatoid arthritis. The illness was so severe that she could not get out of bed for six months, and she was unable to take care of herself. Due to side effects of the medicines, she had severe hair loss. Within one year after she practiced Falun Gong, she was able to walk to the practice site herself to do the exercises. New hair also grew in the area of hair loss.
4) A farmer surnamed Zhao in Yitong County of Jilin Province fractured his leg during a car accident. Because of mistakes during surgery, the bones were improperly set. As a result, his legs were different lengths. His condition deteriorated, and it led to femoral head necrosis and then spinal disease. He sought treatment everywhere and spent tens of thousands of yuan on medical bills. But even when he had spent all his money, the illness did not improve. Both his family and doctors thought that he would not live long. As he was living in despair, a doctor recommended Falun Gong to him. Within one year after his practicing Falun Gong, all his illnesses were gone. Even the improperly set bones grew to the same length as those in the healthy leg. As a result, he was able to walk without crutches, and could even climb up on the roof to do repair work.
There are many cases like this, in which practitioners improved their health after practicing. Many people also began to practice after hearing these stories. How can Falun Gong have such a miraculous effect? Master said,
“I do not talk about healing illness here, and neither will we heal illness. As a genuine practitioner, however, you cannot practice cultivation with an ill body. I will purify your body. The body purification will be done only for those who come to truly learn the practice and the Fa. We emphasize one point: If you cannot relinquish the attachment or concern for illness, we cannot do anything and will be unable to help you.” (Zhuan Falun)
Master Protects Practitioners from Disaster
Master said in Zhuan Falun,
“What is owed must be paid for. Therefore, some dangerous things may occur in the course of cultivation practice. When these things take place, however, you will not be scared, and neither will real danger be allowed to happen to you.” (“Lecture Three”)
Among Falun Gong practitioners, there are many stories of this kind, where practitioners have been protected from disasters. Here are some:
1) I have a relative whose entire family practices Falun Gong. There was a well in their yard, several meters deep, with dirty water in it. One day in 1995 this relative missed his step and fell into the well. The water was deep, so his feet did not touch the bottom. He felt something soft under his feet, and a force pushed him up to the top of the well for him to step out of the well.
2) When another relative was working on a haystack one day in May 1999, as soon as he climbed up to the top using a branched tree trunk, he fell off with his head downward. His head was heading towards a metal trough on the ground for pig food. At that moment, a branch of the tree trunk hooked into his pocket. His body turned and slowly hit the ground. Although his pants were damaged, he was not hurt. This incident made him and others further believe that Master protects practitioners.
3) Another incident occurred in 1996 to a farmer who lived in Jilin Province. On the heatable brick bed, there was a mat and comforter. Due to the fire and high temperature, the items on the bed started to burn, which then spread to the window curtain. By the time people noticed it, the fire had already become big. At that critical moment, someone took a basin that had a little water in it and poured the water on the fire. Surprisingly, this small amount of water put out the fire. According to a witness, it was very dangerous since the ceiling was almost on fire too. After hearing this story, many people have gone to his home to take a look. Because of this occurrence, some people have come to know that Falun Gong practitioners are protected by their Master.
4) In June 2008, a large area of cornfield in suburban Changchun City had insects. Most farmers bought insecticides and applied them to the field. There was one female practitioner whose husband went to another city to work. One day, this female practitioner went to the cornfield and talked to the insects, “If I use insecticide, I will be killing against my will, and you will be dead as well. However, if I do not apply it, you might eat my crops. How about you leave here yourself?” Then she went back home. When she went back to the field several days later, she found all the insects were gone. Other families had some losses despite their use of insecticides. In contrast, this female practitioner had no loss at all.
5) A severe drought took place in Qian’an County of Jilin Province in 1998. It was very severe, and many of the corn leaves withered and turned yellow. However, farmers in Qian’an County were not affected. A rain came and watered their lands. In fact, it was as if the rain specifically targeted their land, but not other areas. People were saying that because practitioners in Qian’an City were able to discipline themselves strictly according to Master’s words to become better people, everyone in that area benefited.
6) There was heavy flooding in Liaoning Province in 1998, and all the houses in one village in Liaoning Province were destroyed, except for one. When the water went to this house, it bypassed it, leaving a fine sandy path in front of the house. A journalist even visited there to report on this story and videotaped this. It was said that this happened because the house's owner was a practitioner.
There have been many cases like this. After practicing Falun Gong, practitioners have encountered cases where they have witnessed numerous miracles.
Uplifting Minds and Benefiting Society
Below are several stories I have witnessed or heard about.
1) There was a major flood in China in the summer of 1998. On the list of people who made donations, many of them were simply signed, “Falun Gong practitioner”. When a journalist interviewed some volunteers on the river bank, they said they came to help because they had practiced Falun Gong, and that Falun Gong had improved their minds.
2) Changchun City Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Jiang Yong used to raise several cows. Before practicing Falun Gong, he used to add water to the milk to increase his profits, just like many other farmers did. After practicing Falun Gong, he realized that adding water to milk was against the principle of Truthfulness, thus it was wrong to make extra profit out of it. He therefore stopped doing that, so the milk he sold was pure. Mr. Jiang, who always disciplined himself to be a better person, died during the persecution. Many years have passed, and the murderers have still not yet been punished.
3) There was a female practitioner in Jilin Province, who had been married for five years and had a bad relationship with her mother-in-law. Although they lived in different rooms within the same apartment, they did not talk to each other. One year after she began to practice Falun Gong, she attended an Falun Dafa experience sharing conference organized by practitioners in that county. Many practitioners shared their experiences of xinxing improvement since practicing, and this practitioner was very touched. After returning home, she began to discipline herself according to the principles of Dafa and constantly improved her xinxing. One day in summer of 1998, for the first time, she called her mother-in-law “mother”. From then on, their relationship improved. Her mother-in-law told other people, “Only Falun Gong could change her.”
4) One county government senior officer in Jilin Province began to practice Falun Gong in 1994 to improve his physical health. After practicing, he came to understand the Fa-principle of “no loss, no gain.” He was strict with himself at work and did not accept bribes. During the wedding of his son in 1998, many people attended, and some of the gifts were large amounts of cash. Thinking that a practitioner should not accept these kinds of bribery gifts, he returned the money one by one, each with a handwritten letter. This way, tens of thousands of yuan was returned. After the persecution started in 1999, this practitioner's wife was sent to a detention center for her belief in Falun Gong. When county officials introduced this practitioner to the newly appointed police department head, they said, “This practitioner is not corrupt at all. He even returned the gifts he received during his son's wedding.”
5) A female practitioner in Jilin Province used to be obsessed with cleanliness. When someone came to eat at her home, she often discarded the bowl afterwards, thinking it was dirty. When living with her mother-in-law, they did not eat together due to her hygiene habits. After practicing Falun Gong, she realized she should become a better person and understood how to achieve it. Once when her mother-in-law had surgery, she cleaned her underwear for her and took care of her attentively. Her husband's sisters, who lived in other cities, were very touched and often thanked her. This practitioner's mother gave her jewelry to one of her sons before her death and said with sadness, “The jewelry should actually go to my daughter-in-law. But now I have to do it this way to avoid conflicts between my sons.” This practitioner had no complaint about it. Later, she said, “If I had not practiced Falun Gong and my mind had not improved, I would have bickered and fought over the inheritance, but knowing the Fa principles, my heart is unconcerned about such material things.”
People Are Waking Up and Thankful to Falun Gong
Below are what some practitioners have experienced during truth-clarification:
1) There is an elderly man living in the countryside in Jilin Province who is nearly 80 years old. After learning the truth and quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, he agreed with Falun Gong's principles very much. Every year, he took a bus, traveling more than 15 kilometers to the county seat, to ask a practitioner for truth-clarification materials. He told the practitioner, “If you have some materials, please do not keep them in your home—it can be unsafe for you. Give them to me; I can help distribute them.” After the Shen Yun DVD was available in China, the practitioner gave him one copy. This elderly man was excited, “Can you give me more copies? Everyone likes to watch it!”
2) When a practitioner clarified the truth to a lady in 2008 and asked her to quit the CCP as well as its affiliated organizations, she agreed. In addition, she asked the practitioner to help her two children to quit the CCP. When saying goodbye, this lady reminded the practitioner several times to help her children with that.
3) After a lady watched the Shen Yun DVD in early 2008, she was very touched and asked her entire family to watch. She also asked her son, who worked in another city, to come back and watch the DVD. As the lady had a better understanding of the CCP's evil nature, she realized that the CCP will disintegrate soon. She then went to the practitioner who gave her the DVD, and asked the practitioner to help all of her family (three generations) quit the CCP.
4) After a practitioner clarified the truth to a pedestrian in April 2010, the pedestrian understood and agreed to quit the CCP. The practitioners reminded her to tell her family and friends about the truth and to often recite, “Falun Dafa is good.” She was happy and eager to hear more from the practitioner. Holding the practitioner's hand tightly, the pedestrian was very thankful and said, “I am so glad to have met you today!”
5) When a practitioner went shopping in January 2010, she clarified the truth to the store owner. The owner said she already quit the CCP and had benefited from it. It turned out that another practitioner had given her a Shen Yun DVD several days earlier, and she watched it.
6) When a practitioner was riding a 3-wheeled motorcycle in early 2009, he clarified the truth to the driver. He also asked the driver to quit the CCP, as well as to recite, “Falun Dafa is good.” The driver agreed and thanked him many times. The practitioner told him to thank Master, instead.
7) After a practitioner clarified the truth to a melon seeds peddler, the peddler agreed to quit the CCP. She was very excited and said, “I have not felt well for several days. After hearing you tell me these things, I feel much better now.”
8) When a practitioner went to the farmers market one day in the autumn of 2009, she clarified the truth to an elderly lady. The elderly lady listened and agreed to quit the CCP. Furthermore, she was so thankful that she treated this practitioner as if they had been friends for a long time. When the practitioner asked her for directions back to the market, although this elderly lady already finished her shopping, she insisted on accompanying the practitioner back to the farmer’s market, and then she left.
9) There was a village head in Jilin Province whose relatives practiced Falun Gong and often clarified the truth to him. Once when the village head had a headache in 2001, he asked for Zhuan Falun from his relatives and started to read it. After that, he began to protect practitioners as much as he could. The truth-clarification banners hung up there remained up for a long time.
From our experiences, we can see that the benefits from Falun Gong are real and what Master said is indeed true.