Minghui Fahui | Falun Dafa Explains All Mysteries
Greetings esteemed Master and fellow practitioners:
1. Reading Zhuan Falun Explains Mysteries
I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1997. Before that I had always been wondering why I existed. I had read all kinds of books but couldn't get satisfactory answers. One day I dreamed that a book came into my hands. I could not tell the title of the book. The next day my scooter was broken and I took it to a friend's shop to get it fixed. As I was resting in his house, I saw a book on his bed and asked him about it. He said, “My aunt from Shijiazhuang gave it to me. She told me anyone who likes it can have it. I don't understand what it says in the book. You can take it.” It was Zhuan Falun, the main book of the Falun Dafa practice.
The first phrase I saw in Zhuan Falun was “Genuinely Guiding People Towards High Levels.” I started to read the book and really liked it. I took it home and finished reading it within two days. The third day I had diarrhea. I believed it was Teacher purifying my body.
2. Practicing the Exercises
In June 1999, I did the exercises at night. I felt marvelous after doing exercises 1, 3 and 4 for three hours. When I was holding the wheel I suddenly heard, “hurry up, hurry up and practice.” I felt that this could be a bad omen, considering the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) attitude towards Falun Dafa. But, I prolonged the time of doing the exercise. Before July 20, 1999, I spent at least six hours each night doing the exercises.
3. Living Under Teacher's Protection
After the CCP banned Falun Dafa and began the persecution, my family asked me to renounce the practice. They even burned my books and tapes. I remained steadfast and told them about the benefits I experienced after practicing Falun Dafa. In 2000, a plainclothes policeman came to my house to arrest me. I wasn't home at the time, but had a strange feeling and felt that something was wrong. I knew that Teacher was warning me. My family called and told me that someone was looking for me, “He did not look like a nice person.” I quickly told them that he was a policeman, “Don't talk to him, just say that I am busy and can't come home.” For three days the police came to my house to look for me and luckily I wasn't at home. Teacher hinted that it would be best to not be at home each time before they came looking for me. The fourth day, I had the same strange feeling again, except that it was very strong. I suddenly remembered that I left Falun Dafa books and materials in plain sight at home. I quickly called my family and told them to put them in a safe place. As soon as the books were hidden, the police arrived. They said that they were going to search the house and if they didn't find anything, they would not come back. They found nothing and my family witnessed the miracle of Falun Dafa.
4. Coordinating Well
I became quite active in validating the Fa in 2003. After distributing Falun Dafa materials in a ten mile area that night, I dreamed about six of my former reincarnations and knew that Teacher was encouraging me.
Practitioners divided the county into different areas and each Fa study group was in charge of one area. We often shared experiences and coordinated closely. We did very well and one could see fliers, banners, and amulets everywhere: on the streets, in the trees, and on every door. The authorities tore them up during the day and we posted them back at night. In the end, the authorities gave up. We did so well that several former practitioners were inspired to return to the practice.
5. Passing Tests and Seeing Miracles
One time I had the symptoms of a stroke with my facial features distorted and I felt dizzy. I knew it was a test and time for me to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa. I was in the service business and many people saw me. My family and friends asked me to go to a hospital. Instead I sent righteous thoughts when they talked to me.
There were two other people in my village who experienced the same symptoms. My children and wife cried, begging me to go to a hospital. I told them, “I am being responsible by not going to the hospital. I promise that I will pass this test, please be assured.” During those days, I still clarified the facts of the persecution to people I met. I read the Fa out loud and did the exercises six hours daily. I sent righteous thoughts every hour on the hour.
About two weeks later, my face returned to normal. I cried when thanking Teacher. My family and friends were happy for me. The two people with the same symptoms had spent a lot of money for medicines, but I was cured by believing in Falun Dafa. Everyone witnessed the miracle of Falun Dafa.
6. Keeping Righteous Thoughts During Illegal Detention
On August 13, 2010, a dozen local practitioners, including me, were arrested. I was taking my child to school. Four police officers came up behind me, knocked me to the ground and handcuffed me to the police car.
The police put shackles on me. I clarified the facts about Falun Dafa to the police, but they wouldn't listen. My wife and uncle came to see me and asked me to renounce the practice, “Tell the police something nice and admit that you are wrong. Your child was scared and kept crying and would not eat.” My wife cried. My uncle told me that I would ruin my family. I insisted that I was not a criminal and that the CCP was evil.
I refused to tell the police my name and they stopped asking. I kept sending righteous thoughts and recited Teacher's poem:
“Righteous thoughts each step of the way,
Divine beings are present in this world.
When they return with full bounty,
The multitude of gods shall receive them.” (“Stirred by Reflection”)
I remained steadfast. My arms and legs began to swell after 30 hours of being tied up. The next day two practitioners and I were transferred to the Balizhuang Forced Labor Camp in Baoding City. I kept sending righteous thoughts. A policeman asked me if I was tired from putting my hand up all that time. I told him that Teacher was protecting me and I was not tired. He said, “Isn't he in the U.S.?” I said, “Teacher is right next to me.” He laughed at me and said, “We'll sentence you to a year in the camp. Then you will see who makes the call here.” I replied, “My Teacher makes the call.”
When we got to the camp, a prison guard checked my blood pressure. It was very high, 170/110 mmHg. I knew Teacher was protecting me. The guard told me to take medicine and I told him I wasn't sick. He then asked me why my blood pressure was so high. I told him, “It is because the CCP persecutes me. If you release me now, I will be fine.” The guard left me in the camp. That night I continued to recite Hong Yin, Hong Yin II, and “Stirred by Reflection,” and sent righteous thoughts.
The next day I was taken to the First City Hospital. The doctor first checked my heart beat, and it beat really fast. When he was done with me, my heart beat returned to normal. My blood pressure was 150/130 mmHg. The lower number was even higher. The camp refused to accept me. After I returned to the County Public Security Bureau, a young policeman asked what I did. I told him I practiced Falun Dafa. He asked me if I knew “I Smile” and I quickly recited it:
“I smile— sentient beings have awakened
I smile— Dafa now spreads
I smile— the ferryboat has set sail
I smile— for sentient beings there is hope” (Hong Yin)
He quickly told me to stop, “I know, you have recited it all.” When I got home that night, my family was happy. The next day they told me that the day I was arrested, some police from the Baoding Public Security Bureau had a car accident on the highway. I had my blood pressure checked in a clinic and it was normal. I told everyone my story, how Teacher protected me and the beauty of Falun Dafa.
7. Helping People Resign from the CCP
One day, I gave a group of ten people copies of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. One said that Falun Gong talked about calamities and that the CCP would be eliminated, “So, when exactly will all this happen?” I didn't know how to answer his question. I looked within and asked Teacher to help me. Without thinking I said the following, “If you want to know the specific times, you must start being a good person and do only good deeds. You must pay attention to virtue and live by the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Once you are able to do all this, you may find out.” They nodded their heads.
Another one said, “The CCP raised you and gave you everything you have.” I told him, “We all survive. We could not exist without the universe. How long has the universe been around and how long has the CCP in power? The CCP is destructive and Falun Gong is a divine path. Which way do you think will last longer?” They laughed. One of them said, “Everything the CCP does is for its survival.” All of them quit the CCP and its affiliates. Teacher helped me again.
For a while it didn't go smoothly when I clarified the truth. One night I dreamed that Teacher gave me two bottles: one of them had a bottom and the other did not. The one with the bottom asked me to study the Nine Commentaries and the one without asked me to pass out the Nine Commentaries. I watched the Nine Commentaries program on NTD Television and listened to the recordings over and over for a few days. From then on, there was not much trouble when I clarified the truth.
8. Studying the Fa Without Intention
I frequently memorized Hong Yin, Hong Yin II, and Hong Yin III. Especially with Hong Yin and Hong Yin II, I could recite each book within 17 minutes. I could recite it backwards, until the words appeared in my mind like on a fast typewriter. It was just as Teacher said,
“When one chants the Buddha's name, one must do it single-mindedly with nothing else in mind until other portions of the brain become numb and one becomes unaware of anything, with one thought replacing thousands of others, or until each word of 'Buddha Amitabha' shows up before one's eyes.” (Zhuan Falun)
For a while when I studied Zhuan Falun, I finished the book within seven hours. If I felt sleepy, I would focus even more, and the sleepiness would fade away. Sometimes I read until my brain was numb and I could not see things around me clearly, except the characters in the book. Sometimes I could even see small figures of Buddhas, Daos, and Gods, come out of the characters. My body was warm and full of energy and it felt great.
9. Buddha Lights Shines and Rectifies my Heart
After I became a coordinator I came across many issues time and time again. My family nagged me, as did human notions and complaints from practitioners and their families. I could not stand accusations and insults from practitioners.
I tried to hold my righteous thoughts but failed after a while. I looked up at Teacher's picture and said, “Master, what am I doing this for? Do I owe these practitioners? I can't stand it anymore. I will not associate with these practitioners.”
From then on, I practiced alone. I left town to do business. I did not hear from the practitioners, their criticisms and rumors. No matter what business I did, I lost money. In the end, I hid myself at home and became a recluse. I did not progress diligently and could not study the Fa with a calm and clear mind. I was always complaining. As I complained more, I dreamed about falling down to lower levels.
I began to look within and read more of Teacher's new articles. I improved again on my cultivation path and began to cooperate with fellow practitioners.
Thank you Master, thank you practitioners.