Clarifying the Truth After Illnesses Were Cured Through Cultivation
(Clearwisdom.net) I started practicing Falun Dafa in April 1995 and have followed Master on the path of cultivation for more than fifteen years.
Regaining Health After Cultivating Dafa
Prior to practicing Falun Gong, I suffered from multiple health problems such as hypertension, chronic pharyngitis, tonsillitis, hemorrhoids, athlete's foot, hyperthyroidism and ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a genetic bone disease, which medical treatment can only reduce and not cure the pain in the spine. The extreme pain made me shiver and feel chilly to the point where I wore a heavy jacket even in the hot days of summer. I looked pale from the constant fatigue, stress and pain. Several specialists had diagnosed that I would eventually fall into a coma and become bedridden for the rest of my life.
I was stunned by the devastating news. I was only 32 years old and was not ready to give up hope. I searched for different treatment methods from Chinese and Western medicine, including acupuncture, massage, cupping, electro-therapy, and hot springs. I even tried various qigong practices, but none of them worked. I thought I might die, but did not want to leave my young daughter and elderly parents behind.
Falun Dafa was introduced to my hometown when I was on the verge of death. I immediately started practicing Falun Gong. I changed my view of the world and eliminated many bad habits. Two weeks after I began practicing cultivation, I became energetic and could walk again. All my diseases disappeared two months later and I no longer felt cold. I have really relished being a disease-free person since then. I have not taken any medicine or sick leave in the past 15 years. I have saved a lot of medical expenses for myself and the government. My personal story shows the extraordinary and miraculous power of Dafa.
Validating the Fa and Discussing Falun Dafa at Every Opportunity
Cultivation has restored my health and greatly uplifted my moral standard. I have become more open-minded and affable. My experiences, illustrating the scientific wonder and the extraordinarily magnificent power of Dafa, convinced many of my relatives, friends, colleagues and classmates. More than ten relatives began practicing Falun Dafa.
Many colleagues at my work place often caught colds and coughed for a long time. They took different kinds of cold medicine and traded the medicine among them. Some even needed intravenous injections at times. Some of them were curious as to why I never seemed to catch a cold. I took the chance to clarify the truth to everyone who asked. There was one woman who understood and believed the facts about Falun Dafa. After seeing that I was not afraid to be around her, even when she had a very bad cold, she said, “I truly admire you Falun Gong practitioners.” She and some other colleagues read Dafa books. They understood the truth and quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
I used to play badminton with some coworkers a few years ago when I was in my fifties. They had to take turns playing against me because I was always energetic and they felt exhausted even though they were younger. When they asked why I never felt tired, I took this opportunity to explain about the persecution of Dafa and the extraordinary and miraculous power of Dafa in terms of physical and mental improvement. I also explained to them that my good health was not attributed to playing badminton, but to my cultivation of Dafa.
The government offered health insurance to all the teachers and employees years ago. I declined the offer because I didn't need any medicine. I firmly believe that, being a Dafa practitioner, I have been repeatedly purified by Master and will never get sick again. My action demonstrated the extraordinary power of Dafa to people in my county.
Distributing The Nine Commentaries to Save Sentient Beings
I distributed truth clarification materials and put up posters with a fellow practitioner. We first started at nighttime due to our attachment of fear. We sent forth righteous thoughts and asked Master for help before we started the work. My heartbeat was very fast in the beginning, but with Master's protection, my fear gradually diminished as the frequency of the work increased. It was a wonderful feeling that the more of the materials we distributed, the less fear we felt.
We then discussed Dafa and distributed informational materials face to face with people during the daytime. We still had the attachment of fear and pride in the beginning. We were concerned about being embarrassed if the Dafa materials were declined. We were also afraid that we might be reported to the police. However, our worries gradually diminished as we later understood through diligent Fa-study that we were doing the most righteous, greatest, and sacred thing to save sentient beings. The evil would not dare to interrupt us as long as we had an absolutely righteous mindset and did things on the basis of the Fa principles. With a clear understanding of the Fa principles and strong righteous thoughts, we could always distribute dozens of CDs and copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and help many people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Gradually, clarifying the truth became a major event in my life. Whenever and wherever I had an opportunity, I would clarify the truth and distribute copies and CDs of the Nine Commentaries to people. I would also advise them to quit the CCP. I spoke to vendors while I was shopping and to taxi drivers and passengers while they were waiting. I spoke to students after school hours, and relatives, friends and other predestined people at parties. I also went to rural areas during school breaks. I talk about Falun Dafa with rationality, wisdom and compassion. I have visited many villages and advised thousands of people to quit the CCP.
I would like to share with fellow practitioners some experiences that happened while discussing the facts about Falun Dafa.
One time, I went to a village with an elderly fellow practitioner to help people learn more about Falun Dafa. We saw three people on the road, and their motorcycle would not start. I told the fellow practitioner, “Auntie (1), those three people are waiting for our salvation.” I then realized that two of them went to high school with me. I clarified the truth to them while she was sending forth righteous thoughts. After they understood the truth and quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, the engine started cranking again and their motorcycle started. After they left, we looked at each other beaming, “Those three people were indeed waiting to be saved.”
On our way to a village another day, I saw a middle-aged man pushing his motorcycle toward us while the fellow practitioner with me was discussing Falun Dafa with a cab driver. I gave the man a Dafa amulet and told him about the persecution against Dafa. I also advised him to quit the CCP. While asking Master for help silently, I said to him, “Now, you should be able to start your motorcycle.” The man started the engine right away! He drove away with a smile on his face. I smiled and knew that Master was also happy that another life had been saved.
We sometimes came across people who didn't want to hear the truth and bad-mouthed Falun Gong. In this situation, we always kept calm. One of us would keep talking while the other one sent forth righteous thoughts. Some people changed their attitude and listened to us. They also accepted our informational materials and CDs, and some of them even agreed to quit the CCP. Some people criticized us, saying that we were getting involved in politics. We compassionately told them that we only wanted to save them from being exterminated together with the wicked CCP. Some of them finally understood, and resigned from the CCP.
When people threatened to report us for discussing Falun Dafa, we calmly said to them with a smile, “We know that a kind person like you will not do those bad things.” We then briefly discussed the principle that good is rewarded with good and evil is met with karmic retribution. We also exposed the lies about the staged Tiananmen Square self-immolation, told them about the CCP's history of killing, and the bloody brutality of forcibly harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. Once they understood the truth, they not only quit the CCP, but also repeatedly told us to be careful ourselves since the CCP's persecution was still on-going. We are willing to do it over and over again, even though the work is hard.
In addition to the face-to-face approach, I also called my classmates and school teachers in other cities by phone, sent them texts by cellphone and chatted with them on the Internet. The results have been good.
Although it has been smooth on the path of saving sentient beings, we all know that this good result is attributed to Master's protection. I have enlightened from my experiences of talking to people about Falun Dafa and years of Dafa cultivation that we must:
1. Steadfastly believe in Master and the Fa.
2. Study the Fa well, use the Fa to guide us.
3. Send forth righteous thoughts and use our divine nature to save sentient beings.
I understand that I still have many attachments and many predestined beings are waiting to be saved. I have not fulfilled my prehistoric vows yet. I have to work harder to do the three things well and live up to Master's merciful salvation.
(1) Note: In Asian culture, “Auntie” is a respectful title when addressing an elderly woman equivalent to the age of a parent.