Falun Gong Practitioner in Germany: “I Highly Recommend a Miraculous Book to You”
(Minghui.org) During my second year of graduate school, I purchased an extraordinary book on the recommendation of a friend. This book is called Zhuan Falun.
The first time I opened Zhuan Falun, I knew it was no ordinary book. I skimmed through the book once and also learned about a few of the exercise movements. I quickly experienced the sensation of body purification mentioned in the book. Not long after, the leg pain that had plagued me since I was young disappeared without a trace. I didn’t feel like I put in a lot of effort, yet my health improved greatly.
Even though I unfortunately stopped practicing Dafa after a little while, I still brought Zhuan Falun with me when I later came to Germany. I placed the book together with other books on the bookshelf, yet never seemed to want to read it anymore.
Living in a totally unfamiliar country, I was very unhappy most of the time. One day as I was sitting in a chair and feeling depressed, my gaze randomly swept across the bookshelf. Suddenly I had a desire to read Zhuan Falun again, yet I could not seem to muster the motivation to stand up and fetch it.
Several months later, I came to know a German lady by chance. This Falun Gong practitioner urged me to read Zhuan Falun, so when I returned home, I finally picked up the book and started reading again.
At that time I had great difficulty concentrating due to the relentless stress I felt. Oftentimes my eyes were on the book but my mind was running wild with all kinds of uncontrollable thoughts. Almost every night I suffered from insomnia. One night when I opened Zhuan Falun, however, a miracle happened. I was able to calm down and focus on reading. When random thoughts popped up, I could easily suppress them.
Since then, reading Zhuan Falun has become part of my life. Little by little I was able to concentrate so much better. I felt calmer every time after reading Dafa books. One day I decided to read two chapters of Zhuan Falun in one sitting and I had to overcome a thought to put down the book. I was happy that I continued reading. As soon as I was done, I felt a Fashen in the air emitting Master’s energy. Even though I saw nothing with my eyes, I clearly felt the presence of Master’s Fashen. I was even able to feel that the Fashen was sitting right beside me, compassionate and solemn.
Once, a fellow practitioner told me that Dafa books had more profound meanings than the words themselves. I felt very curious and had to check this out myself. When I opened the book, however, all I saw was just black words on white paper. I couldn’t comprehend how the book could have more profound meanings. At that time I often went to other cities with this practitioner to promote Dafa and let people know about the persecution. One day on the train back home, I opened Zhuan Falun and was shocked to see layers upon layers of profound meanings in between the words. Every character, every word and every sentence had different meanings behind them. I was elated and shared what I saw with that fellow practitioner. Perhaps because I was too eager to show off, the book quickly returned to being just black words on white paper.
For a long time since that experience, I wasn’t able to feel anything, even though I was studying the Fa every day. A fellow practitioner reminded me to read Zhuan Falun with my heart. I adjusted my frame of mind and, once again, began to experience the wonderful feelings and appreciation I had for this book. I felt Fa-study was truly a joyful thing, which purified both my mind and body during the process. That kind of wonder and sacredness of assimilating to the Fa was beyond words.
During my Fa-study I also encountered an unusual thing. While my eyes were looking at a word, another word with a totally opposite meaning would flash through my mind. When I thought about this, I realized the wrong word appearing in my mind was exactly my root problem. The word that was read wrong was indeed the key to solving my problem. How miraculous!
One Friday several years ago, I drove more than a dozen hours to attend a march opposing the persecution of Falun Gong. It was already deep into the night by the time I got there. I was exhausted and really wanted to hit the pillow right away. But I hadn’t studied the Fa that day. After some hesitation, I started reading Zhuan Falun, and gradually my sleepiness disappeared; I was immersed in the Fa, feeling an incredible happiness that was beyond words. Two hours later, I finished reading one chapter and I wasn’t fatigued at all.
During the past ten plus years, I have been reading Zhuan Falun every day. The more I read it, the more I enjoy reading it.
Now, I can see that people from different countries, including Germany, Russia, France, Poland and Japan have benefited tremendously from reading the book.
I share my experience with deep gratitude and highly recommend Zhuan Falun. I hope that you will have the opportunity to read it as well.