(Clearwisdom.net) More than a decade ago, a friend told me about a popular book titled Zhuan Falun. Although I was fortunate enough to read through it once quickly, I didn't think that what it discussed was any different from other Buddha schools. They just talked about how to be better and kinder people. I did not read it again. My friend, a practitioner, repeatedly invited me to practice with him. I didn't take advantage of the opportunity because I didn't realize that for a long time, this was what I had been searching for.

A decade quickly passed. Now I am retired and have witnessed the Chinese Communist Party's mad persecution against Falun Gong since 1999. I have many feelings on the subject. It pains me to know that my friend has been repeatedly imprisoned and tortured for his belief in the practice. His story began my understanding of Falun Gong and I have gained enormous respect for those who steadfastly held faith in Falun Gong. In the past two years, I have been blessed with many miracles that eventually helped me to start practicing Falun Gong.

I have always had cerebrovascular problems. In 2010, I underwent two surgeries. In January 2011, I suddenly felt dizzy and felt my head was swollen. I checked into the hospital right away. Just when I was feeling better and was ready to check out of the hospital, my blood pressure surged again to 197. My head felt swollen and painful, and my heart ached as well. Fortunately my family and the doctors took good care of me and saved me from death. However, I felt sleepy and tired all day long after I was released from the hospital. I felt very depressed and was in pain. It was then that my friend paid me a visit and asked if I had read Zhuan Falun and other Falun Gong books. I was embarrassed to say no. He commented, "You turned a blind eye on the treasure right in front of you and searched for something else."

His words awakened me. I anxiously started studying Zhuan Falun and paid attention to its profound content and truth. I felt as though I had heard Teacher's voice as he compassionately gave his talks.

Since then, I have experienced one miracle after another. My sleepiness and depression disappeared. As I continued to study the Fa, my body and soul felt increasingly cleansed. On some nights when I had agonizing chest pains, I would repeatedly chant "Falun Gong is good", "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" and ask Teacher to save me. Before long, the pain began to subside and eventually disappeared altogether. Subsequent chest pain would end sooner and sooner. In the past I had to take medication for several days before the chest pain would subside. Everything has changed now. I know Teacher has been eliminating sickness karma from me and cleansing my body. I truly and wholeheartedly thank Teacher for his infinite grace in saving me.

When I shared my experiences with fellow practitioners, they said that I had been predestined to practice Falun Gong. Although I did not practice Falun Gong when Teacher was imparting the Fa in person, I had enormous respect for Falun Gong practitioners and their truth-clarification work. I feel enormously blessed and proud to be a Falun Gong practitioner. I have witnessed the miracles of Falun Gong, as well as Teacher's infinite grace.

I would like to thank Teacher once again for his infinite grace, for guiding me to assimilate to the Fa and to return to my true self. I have a new lease on life and have learned the mysteries of the human body, life, and the universe.