How Dafa Resolved the Questions in My Heart
(Minghui.org) Last year, I accidentally spilled a container filled with boiling water on my leg. My family members ran over and exclaimed, "Hurry, apply some medicine or it will blister." I hesitated for a second, and as I stared at my rapidly swelling foot, this thought went through my head, “That is wrong. I am a Dafa practitioner, so how can I hold myself to the standard of an ordinary person?” With this strong righteous thought, the swelling disappeared and my foot quickly returned to normal, as if nothing had happened. This was witnessed by my family and relatives, who exclaimed, “How miraculous!”
I obtained the Fa in November 1997. When I first began cultivating, I experienced the miraculous effects of Dafa, which strengthened my belief that Falun Dafa was a righteous cultivation way.
The Miracle of Three Golden Words
I have had an interest in qigong since I was young. I revered Buddha, Taoist gods, and other deities, and when the adults in my life told stories about deities, I listened with keen interest. Growing up, I had many dangerous encounters, although at critical moments I always managed to escape unharmed. From this, I believed that somewhere a Master was protecting me.
One summer afternoon while I was lying on a sandy slope gazing at the blue sky, three bright golden characters suddenly appeared in midair. At the same time, a man’s deep and resounding voice read out three words twice before everything vanished. At that time I hadn't started going to school and I thus didn't recognize any of the three characters, although I remembered that the third word sounded like the Chinese word for "person."
From then on, I had a strong desire to attend school. From primary school to attending a university, I kept searching for those three words, reading a multitude of books with little success. Distracted by assignments that kept me busy after I started working, I gradually forgot about my search. My health took a turn for the worse soon after I began working, and the left side of my body, from head to toe, was inflicted with pain and numbness. I occasionally suffered from whole body spasms, frequently fell ill, and suffered from insomnia some nights. I suffered the most whenever I tried to read, as reading in any form triggered bouts of nausea and dizziness. I visited many hospitals and consulted numerous medical specialists, but to no avail. All were unable to diagnose or treat my illness. I eventually sank into a state of depression. Even sleep offered no escape, because I would suddenly stop breathing and awaken covered in sweat and gasping for air.
Before obtaining the Fa, I suffered from a few episodes of nervous collapse due to the the severity of my illness. I even entertained the thought of suicide. However, I felt an indescribable force encouraging me and spurring me on, and I vaguely felt that there was still an unfinished task to complete; I had yet to find my Master. The bookstore I frequented stocked a variety of Buddhist, Taoist, and other qigong books from different schools, however a search failed to turn up what I was truly seeking, and I felt lost and helpless.
One day I approached a colleague, seeking her recommendation for a good qigong practice. She replied, “You should try Falun Gong. Right now many people throughout China are practicing this. Unfortunately another person has borrowed my book, but you can search for it at the bookstore.” I did find Dafa books that day in the bookstore – Zhuan Falun (Volume II) and Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa. I flipped through a few pages and felt that the teachings were deep and profound. However the human notions I had formed about this material world hampered me from obtaining the Fa. The next day when I was talking about my search with my colleague, she said, “Those two books are of a high level. You should read Falun Gong first,” and promised to loan me tapes containing Master’s lectures.
I obtained the tape recordings of Master’s lectures and was pleasantly surprised by the familiarity of Master’s voice. This was the Master I had searched for in vain all this time! I was overcome with elation and excitement, and later, when I heard the words Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I suddenly recalled my puzzling childhood encounter with those elusive three words. Those three words were Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance! I had finally found the answer to the mystery I had spent so many years trying to solve, and my happiness was indescribable.
A surge of energy permeated my body from head to toe as I listened to the lectures. I felt it cleanse away much of the dirty essences, and my body immediately felt much lighter. Falun Gong is truly miraculous to be able to cure in an instant the illness that had ravaged me for decades. I was simply elated. Master was taking care of me and had purified my body. I knew then that this cultivation practice was genuine and I resolved to cultivate well.
I continued listening to Master’s lectures the next day, when I felt something rotating in front of my forehead. Moments later, the eight trigrams symbol appeared clearly before my eyes. In the blink of an eye, the eight trigrams symbol unfurled outward from the center, becoming a large blur before vanishing. The scene was replaced by the view of a tunnel containing a distant spinning object that gradually got nearer. A large srivatsa rotated rapidly in the center. However, the scene vanished when I attempted to examine it more closely. I understood that what I saw was a Falun repairing my damaged third eye, and this increased by belief in Master’s teachings.
Master is able to explain profound concepts in simple terms, unveiling and solving many of life’s mysteries in an instant and enlightening us on proper moral behavior. By following Master’s teachings, I found that my attachments to competition, fame, fortune, and jealousy had diminished. The environment around me also changed for the better, and I became able to get along better with others.
Dafa Can Bring About Miracles through Solid and Diligent Cultivation
I was able to borrow Zhuan Falun and a video of Master teaching the five exercises. I studied the Fa and exercised whenever I had time to spare, and felt my health improve gradually as the days passed. Eventually, my illness disappeared, and my outlook on life improved. Moreover my body felt light and full of energy. I suffered from frequent bouts of headaches, colds, and fever when I was a child, and the symptoms only got worse with age. I had never experienced the feeling of being truly healthy and fit. After cultivating Falun Gong, I felt energetic and healthy though I slept only a few hours each day. Everyone around me commented that I looked younger.
My supervisor once told me, “I really admire your constant consideration of others, no matter what the circumstances.” After the persecution began in 1999, my supervisor told the police officers conducting the investigation into my workplace, “He is a good person, you should stop investigating him.” My colleagues also said, “You claim Falun Gong is evil, but I have witnessed the benefits of practicing Falun Gong through him. He is my next door neighbor, and I have observed his miraculous recovery from his many illnesses."
One day I opened Zhuan Falun and saw beautiful, multicolored lights emitting forth from the pages. The colors changed as my levels of understanding elevated. Sometimes it was a single color or several colors together. Moreover the colors gradually appeared to become more delicate and beautiful. Zhuan Falun was not the only book I witnessed with this bright light; all the other Dafa books also had this same colorful light. Master taught in "The Ninth Talk" in Zhuan Falun,
“Now, those of us with open Third Eyes can see that this book is full of dazzling colors, and sparkling with golden light, and every word is in my Law Body’s image.”
Having seen Master’s description of the scene so accurately greatly increased my confidence in cultivation.
Another time I suddenly experienced the feeling that something was rotating upward from all parts of my body. I felt the rotation directed upward at a very fast speed before forming an invisible foot-long pillar, which grew upward from the top of my head. I realized that my gong was increasing, and I had obtained a gong pillar. Master said in Zhuan Falun,
“So then what does your master give you? He gives you the gong that increases gong. Virtue is outside the human body, and a person’s true gong is developed from virtue, so the height of a person’s level, and how much potency a person has, these both come from virtue. He evolves your virtue into gong, which grows upward like a spiral (the gong that really determines a person’s level grows outside the body), it grows in a spiral shape until at some point it forms a gong pillar after reaching the top of your head. Want to know how high somebody’s gong is? It just takes one glance at how high his gong pillar is, and that’s his level, or what they call 'Fruition' in Buddhism.” ("The First Talk")
Whenever my mind was exceptionally clear and clean during Fa study, Master’s voice resounded within my head. I obtained the best results while studying the Fa in this state. I was able to memorize and understand better, with visible improvement in my character and level.
I felt a strong energy field being generated around me while I did the exercises, making me feel warm and very comfortable. This energy field became particularly powerful when I corrected other practitioners' movements. Once while I was practicing the second set of exercises, I noticed a dense white light surrounding my body. This color was transparent and beautiful, and definitely not a color from our dimension.
One time while following Master’s instructions during the exercises, I felt a strong energy field surrounding my body while a strong force guided my hands in doing the exercise. This was especially so during the third exercise, “Penetrating the Two Cosmic Extremes.” As my arms were doing the up and down movements, I felt countless Falun rotating on my palms. The feeling of touching countless Falun in my hands while performing the exercise movements was extraordinarily wonderful. My firsthand experience showed me the boundless magic and greatness of Falun Dafa, and strengthened my determination to cultivate.
I borrowed “Lecture in Sydney” and read the paragraph:
“Therefore, I said that I have done something nobody did in the past, and I have opened a big door. I have done something even greater. That is, I have made public all the principles of cultivation practice as well as the elements for completing cultivation. In addition, I have talked about it very systematically. This is why the gods at very high levels have said, 'You have left man a ladder to heaven-- Zhuan Falun.'"
There truly is a ladder to heaven in this world, and Zhuan Falun is that ladder left by Master for sentient beings.
I have experienced all these miracles because I cultivate Falun Dafa. Falun Dafa is a high-level Buddha School cultivation practice and a righteous cultivation way.