Experiencing the Sacredness of Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in February 1999. By the time I finished reading Zhuan Falun, I was convinced of the profound principles. So many of the things I was confused about in the past were resolved. I found the true purpose of life from this book after so many years of painstakingly searching for it. I found my way home and a return to my true self. My view of life and the world were utterly changed.
For many years, I survived by taking medicine and health supplements. Through studying the teachings of Falun Dafa and upgrading my moral character, I was finally illness-free. I have not taken one pill or had one injection since I learned Falun Dafa. I was happy and improving by the day. I have several stories about my cultivation experiences to share.
1. Friends Survive Tribulations
Qing was a good friend of mine. She was kindhearted and visited me when I was being persecuted. Both she and her husband knew that Falun Dafa was wronged and that practitioners were all good people. Both of their families had been through brutal suppression during the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) political movements. They were too scared to even read the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, let along quit the CCP and its affiliates.
One day Qing was alone at home when her heart suddenly started racing. She felt extreme discomfort and laid down on the bed. She could not utter a sound and the fear of death came to her mind in that instant. She immediately thought of what I told her: “When you are in danger or suffering tribulations, recite these nine words and they will bring you safety and peace.” However, she could not remember the nine words. She did remember the stories I told her about how Teacher Li has saved many people. She said to Teacher in her mind, “Master Li, though I am not your disciple, please still help me.” A miracle happened and she was able to breathe and the pain in her heart ceased. The next day when I visited her, before I could say a word, she said, “Please use the nickname my mother gave me to help me quit the CCP's affiliates.”
Qing's brother-in-law suffered tremendously during the Cultural Revolution, and he felt that he dare not offend the CCP in any way. Because of him, Qing's husband never wanted to listen to anything I had to say about the CCP's illegal persecution of Falun Dafa. I told him it would be smart for him to listen to the truth. He listened carefully as I talked about the facts of the persecution, but was hesitant about quitting the CCP. I told him that he was on a sinking ship and quitting the CCP and its affiliates was the rescue ship. If he did not get on the rescue ship, he would not survive. He understood what I told him and whispered in my ear, “I think about the CCP the same way you do.” Then he picked up a piece of paper and wrote down his pen name, asking me to quit the CCP and its affiliates for him.
The wise decision he made brought him a miracle. In the past two years, he often had dizziness and sometimes passed out. His doctors could not find the cause or cure him. After he quit the CCP, the problem went away by itself. One summer he went on a vacation to Dujiangyan with several of his friends. They rented several houses, and when the earthquake came, only the house he rented remained untouched. He and his wife truly experienced great fortune after quitting the CCP.
2. Change of Fate
My niece and her husband were both laid off from their jobs. They had a daughter in college, so their financial burden was heavy. I clarified the facts about Falun Dafa to them several times, and all three of them quit the CCP and its affiliates.
My grandniece was graduating from college and having a hard time finding a job. She wanted to become a teacher, but she needed to pass a test. The available positions in her area of expertise were limited. She had to study really hard and do very well on the test to have any chance of becoming a teacher. She obtained an internship in a private school before the test. She could not take days off to prepare for the test, which included a wide range of content. A week before the test, when I visited her family on the weekend, I almost never saw her. She hid in her room and was all tensed up. Seeing her all stressed out, I told her, “Before you enter the exam room, keep your thoughts pure and recite sincerely 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.' You will be helped.”
I then forgot about it. One day my grandniece called me and said that she had gotten her teaching certificate. She was so excited and said, “I did what you told me, and good fortune was on my side.” The test happened to cover the parts that she had prepared very hard for, and she was able to do well.
My grandniece's job relieved a lot of the family's financial burden. Soon after, my niece got her pension and a second job that she enjoyed. Their lives became much easier and they appreciated the good things that quitting the CCP had brought them.
3. A Student's Family Benefits from Quitting the CCP and Its Affiliates
Wei and her family often visited me, and they all saw the tremendous changes in me after I practiced Falun Dafa. All of them had quit the CCP and its affiliates some time ago. Recently, Wei's father, a generous and cheerful person, seemed depressed. He told me that a group of his coworkers framed him and accused him of embezzling funds from work. After his supervisor conducted an investigation, the truth came out and he was found to be innocent. However, he was still angry, so angry that he could not fall asleep at night. He did not want to forgive his coworkers and even said, “I would like to break their arms and legs, even if that means I have to go to jail!”
I stayed calm and tried to enlighten him with the Fa principles. I told him that his reputation had gone sour because of his coworkers and the losses he had suffered. I explained that our Teacher told us:
“In this universe, there is a principle which says: 'no loss, no gain.' To gain, one must lose. That person puts you in an awful situation among everyday people, and he is the party that has gained at your expense. The worse the situation he puts you in and the greater its impact, the more you will endure and the more de he will lose. Such de will all be given to you.” (Zhuan Falun)
I then told him, “Life is short and things that happen are like clouds passing by. Let it go. When you can tolerate the people who hurt you, you have paid your debt.” Before he left, he told me that he had thought it through and he agreed with what Teacher said. “I know what to do now,” he told me. Later I heard from his wife that he had truly forgiven his coworkers.
One day Wei contracted a terrible case of chickenpox. Her entire body, including her throat and vagina, was covered with red spots that were extremely itchy. She was hospitalized, but nothing could ease the itch. She could not sleep at all. I told her mother that she should calm down and recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” peacefully. Her mother told her what I said and she did it repeatedly. While trying to rest, Wei saw a bright circle of light surround her. Shortly after, she felt more comfortable and fell asleep. She woke up the next day, and the chickenpox on her body was nearly gone. The affected areas on her throat and vagina had disappeared completely.
Wei's family told me, “Though we are not yet Falun Dafa practitioners, we have already benefited from this wonderful practice!”