Celebrating May 13: Falun Dafa Arrives to the Border of China and Russia
(Clearwisdom.net) In honor of May 13, the birthday of Master Li, the founder of Falun Gong, I would like to share how Falun Gong was introduced to a remote area of China. Qindeli Farm is located in the northeast corner of Heilongjiang Province. It is very close to the border between China and Russia. The people there are simple, honest, and unspoiled. Because of its amazing health benefits, Falun Dafa spread quickly at Qindeli Farm, beginning in February 1997. Several stories are detailed below:
At the end of December 1996, my husband and I traveled together from Tongjiang City to Jiamusi City. I bought two tickets for the trip. After we got on the bus, my husband found that there was no backrest for the seat and he started to blame me. I followed the teaching of Master and didn't talk back to him. My husband kept berating me for more than an hour until even the bus driver could not stand it. He said to my husband, “Are you a man or not? You have blamed your wife for more than an hour and she has not said a word back to you. When will you finish?” My husband heard the bus driver and got off the bus at the next stop.
When the bus moved again, I took out my copy of Zhuan Falun and started to read. A young man from Qindeli Farm asked me, “How can you have such a nice temper? What is the book that you are reading?” I told him that I was reading a Falun Gong book. He asked me, “What is Falun Gong?” I introduced Falun Gong to him, and shared my experiences about how Falun Gong made me healthly and how I benefited both mentally and physically from it. At this moment, another passenger, Ms. Liu, heard of our conversation. She wanted to read about Falun Gong. Therefore, I gave them all the Falun Gong books and Master's lectures that I had with me, along with my phone number. I told them that if they want to learn Falun Gong, I could come to Qindeli Farm to teach them the exercises.2. Invited to Qindeli to teach Falun Gong
On February 13, 1997, Ms. Liu called me and said that she wanted to learn Falun Gong. With two other local practitioners, we took a nine-hour bus trip to Qindeli Farm on February 15 . We brought many Falun Gong books, including Zhuan Falun, Falun Gong, Essentials for Further Advancement, and Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa, as well as audio and video tapes of Master's lectures, and a video player with us.
During our trip we encountered several obstacles. Since Qindeli Farm was located close to the border, an ID check was required. No audio or video materials were allowed to be brought there. Therefore, we asked Master to help us, “All the materials that we brought are for introducing Falun Dafa. They shouldn't be confiscated.” As a result, all the other people were searched except us. They did not even ask for our IDs.
At around 9 a.m. on February 16, we stared to play the video of Master's lectures, and then we offered exercise instructions. There were more than 20 people who came to learn Falun Gong on the first day. Gradually, more and more people came. Eventually, 40 people came to learn Falun Gong in a day, including the director of an epidemic prevention station, the director and a doctor from a hospital, a middle school teacher, and employees from a TV station. These people were well-known locally, and through them, more people in the area learned about Falun Gong.
There was a university student at Qindeli Farm. His third eye was open since he was born. He came to watch Master's lecture video every day. He told us that Buddhas, Taos, and Gods at different levels were over the room. He could also see lotuses and Faluns on the hands of the practitioners when they demonstrated the fifth exercise.
The mother of the young man whom I met on the bus had just had surgery for stomach cancer. She also came to watch Master's lecture video. At the beginning, she had to lie down to listen. After a while, she felt that the content was interesting and she began to feel much better. So, she sat up to listen. On the second day, she could practice the 5th exercise for one hour. On the fourth day, she could stand up and finish all four standing exercises.
One woman suffered from dizziness from unknown causes for a long time. Her brother was a medical doctor, but was not able to cure her disease. She could not turn, raise her head, or walk without other people's help. She felt dizzy all the time. After watching Master's video, the problem completely disappeared.
Another woman, in her forties, had a uterine myoma. After watching Master's lectures, a large lump came out of her body and she was no longer ill. A person who had smoked for more than thirty years suddenly felt that the smoke tasted bad and quit smoking right away. Another person who used a crutch to come watch Master's video stopped using the crutch after a few days. Many people have benefited from practicing Falun Gong. Some of them could not help but cry for happiness.
The practitioners who went to Qindeli Farm to teach Falun Gong also benefited from the righteous field. The third eye of a practitioner was opened during the instruction. She saw many Faluns flying in front of her. Another practitioner, who stood up to demonstrate the standing exercises many times a day wearing uncomfortable shoes, never felt any pain or exhaustion.4. Falun Dafa spreads to the border between China and Russia
An older man with the last name Yang said, “Falun Gong is great! When the Tang Monk Xuan Zang went to the West to get the sutras, he had to overcome 81 tribulations and walked such a long distance. Now, such a good method is sent to the door of our homes. How can we miss the opportunity?”
People from the subsidiary organizations of Qindeli Farm wanted to invite Falun Gong practitioners to their local areas to teach the Falun Gong exercises. It was very moving to see how much people wanted to obtain the Fa. After our nine days was over, many people came to say goodbye to us.
The next year, several local practitioners attended the experience sharing conference held at Qindeli Farm. By that time, the number of Falun Gong practitioners at Qindeli Farm had reached more than two hundred. Dafa spontaneously spread just by word of mouth and from heart to heart, and many families obtained the Fa together. At the conference, practitioners shared their cultivation experiences and told people about the benefits they obtained from Falun Gong. Their stories were touching and unforgettable.