(Minghui.org) I am a well-known entrepreneur from a city in China. I am also a member of the standing committee of the local government. I began practicing Falun Dafa in 2005, and it has since changed me from a sick person into a practitioner with great health. I would like to share my personal experience to tell everyone that Falun Dafa is a high-level cultivation practice of the Buddha School that teaches people kindness, improves physical and mental health, and uplifts hearts and minds.

Before 1999, I had a poor impression of Falun Gong. During the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong, the public was deceived by the CCP's staged "Tiananmen Self-immolation" in January 2001. I criticized Falun Gong on TV to an audience that primarily included the city's private sector and those who were self-employed. In subsequent years, I came into contact with Falun Gong truth-clarification materials. However, due to believing the CCP's slander of Falun Gong I refused to read or listen to the truth about Falun Gong. I felt I was being honorable and reasonable.

Around October, 2002, I suddenly felt extremely unwell and went to the hospital. I found out that I was suffering from an early stage of liver cirrhosis, arrhythmia, lumbar spinal stenosis of the third and fifth vertebrae, and a bulge at the fifth vertebrae. My back and legs hurt after walking only a short distance. I subsequently endured three years of physical and mental suffering. I first went to the 302 Military Hospital in Beijing for treatment for the liver disease. Every three months I went there for a checkup, each trip taking about ten days. The cost totaled close to 100,000 yuan during the three years. My condition continued to deteriorate. I went from weighing 200 pounds to 140 pounds after the prolonged suffering. I spent most of my time lying in bed. My wife and family were under much stress and my business was facing bankruptcy.

At the point when my family and I felt the most discouraged, someone explained to me the healing effects of Falun Gong. Although I didn't oppose it, I didn't think much about it either. One morning in May 2005, I sat in bed wondering what was happening. My body felt very relaxed, very light, and comfortable. A force put my hands in the Heshi position, the tips of my fingers gently touching my forehead. At the same time a voice came from the bottom of my heart stating "I want to cultivate!" Tears streamed down my face.

The next day I went to the Falun Gong practitioner's home. I borrowed a copy of Zhuan Falun and an exercise video. As soon as I opened the book and saw Master's portrait, I unexpectedly felt his kindness. It was as though I had known him before. Maybe that was the predestined relationship people talked about.

It took me half of a day to finish the book. The more I read, the more I wanted to read. I truly understood why we live as humans and how to live as a human, how to practice, how to be a good person following Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and the real reason we come to this world. I then luckily became one of the hundreds of millions of Falun Dafa practitioners, bathed in mighty mercy. I have read Zhuan Falun over and over. It seems plain on the surface, but it contains profound principles. I came to understand the meaning of life, which deeply touches my heart often as I read.

An interesting phenomenon always occurs as a strong airflow circles around my arms while doing the first and second exercises. I often feel as if, "...each of you could feel that your forehead was tight; the muscles felt like they were piling up together and drilling inward," as described in Zhuan Falun. The feeling is very strong. Throughout these seven years of practicing Falun Dafa, many divine experiences have occurred. I have selected a few to share. They showcase Master's mercy and the miracle of Dafa.

Late one night, as a new practitioner, I saw blue sky in a dream. The blue was more transparent than the blue sky in the real world. Several rows of white clouds formed characters in an ancient Zhuan font. Two characters grew very big and moved towards me. I clearly remember that they represented the word "light." I then received a message asking me to walk "from darkness into the light." I was very clear that this referred to the practice of Falun Dafa, which is the light (hope) in the dark moral decay of the human world.

On another night, I was awakened by gentle, beautiful, and wonderful music. The music was filled with mercy and peace. It made me want to cry. I knew our compassionate Master wanted me to hear the music from other dimensions to encourage me to cultivate solidly to reach the level of high-level beings.

I once saw a vast field of green grass in a dream. There were pink flowers, like lotus flowers, with transparent petals. While I was observing them, I levitated without any intention. I knew someone was taking me flying. I circled around and was told to close my eyes. The night was very quiet, and I could hear the sound of air rushing by. I landed on the ground very softly, with no shaking. It was wonderful!

One night, a force put so much pressure on me that I woke up. I felt the pressure in the area of my heart, down to my liver, then up into my throat. I felt like I needed to spit something out and cleared my throat. The noise I made even woke up my wife. She turned on the light, but did not see anything. Since then my health has become better and better. I knew Master had eliminated the bad things in other dimensions when He saw that I really wanted to practice. So many magical things have happened, I couldn't begin to count them all.

Since I started practicing Falun Dafa, my body and mind have continued to change a lot. My weight returned to 200 pounds, I have become energetic, and my businesses have had new developments. The assets are now approaching 10 million yuan. I could not have dreamed of this before the practice. I am a good person in everyday life and work, and I follow Dafa's principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Many friends and family members have started to practice after seeing the miracles and beauty of Falun Dafa. Some don't practice, but they have witnessed the purity and beauty of Falun Dafa. They also have a good understanding of the truth of Falun Dafa.

Over the years I have used many different approaches to tell people that the Chinese Communist regime used contemptible means to stage the "Tiananmen Self-immolation" to deceive people and slander Falun Gong. They tried to make people hate Falun Gong and stop practicing. But Falun Gong practitioners tell people the truth, at the risk of being arrested, beaten, imprisoned, or having their organs harvested while they are still alive. It's to tell people that Falun Dafa is a high-level Buddha Fa. The regime is afraid of any large group. It is afraid of losing its power. But the CCP will be punished for its crimes. People can ensure their safety by quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations. This is not political, it's to save them. It will help them to avoid disaster.

Falun Dafa has been embraced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide and has received over 3000 awards from many countries. Over one hundred million people are practicing Falun Dafa. This proves that Falun Dafa is a high-level cultivation practice of the Buddha School that teaches people kindness, uplifts hearts and minds, and improves moral standards to achieve physical and mental health.