(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Gong in 2007. I seldom saw my uncle, but one time when I visited him he shared with me the facts about Falun Gong and his cultivation experiences. A few days later, I picked up the book Zhuan Falun at his office, and he advised me to treasure it.
That evening after dinner, I followed my uncle's instruction and washed my hands before picking up the book. Then, I began to read Zhuan Falun. I first saw a photo of Teacher in a kasaya, and then a Falun emblem, which was followed by Lunyu, an index, and then Lecture One, “Genuinely Guiding People Toward High Levels.” I felt more and more energetic after four hours of reading, and could have stayed up two days in a row with no sleep.
The next day at work I was still thinking about the content of Zhuan Falun. I couldn't wait to finish work and continue reading the book. I ran home as soon as I got off work. After dinner, I washed my hands and continued reading Zhuan Falun. I read it several times during the next few days, until the Fa was deeply rooted in my heart. I had begun my path of Falun Dafa cultivation practice.
No words can describe the joy I felt. I couldn't believe that such a cultivation practice existed! I felt I was the luckiest person in the world by encountering this great Fa! I was truly grateful for Teacher's salvation!
Prior to practicing Falun Gong, I was an alcoholic. I felt tired if I didn't drink for three days. And if I drank, I drank until I was intoxicated. I was often out drinking until three in the morning. Consequently, my life was a mess, my home was a wreck, and my financial situation had deteriorated. Because of my drinking problem, I had a lot of debt, and didn't tell my wife about it. I felt worse as my addiction and debt situation worsened. I loathed my life and myself, but I didn't know how to get out of it.
During these moments of despair, I was fortunate to encounter Falun Dafa. After reading Zhuan Falun, I quit drinking alcohol. It was truly amazing that I went from being addicted to alcohol to not even thinking about drinking. Later when I attended company functions, I didn't touch alcoholic beverages. I was able to eliminate my addiction and become a Falun Dafa practitioner.
My body became healthier and my thinking changed as I immersed myself in the Fa. My dark skin turned fair, and I no longer looked emaciated. Because of my transformation, people around me had a positive impression of Falun Dafa. My family life became harmonious, I paid back my debts, and my financial situation improved. I participated in Falun Dafa truth clarification projects to validate the Fa and save sentient beings, and stepped into the current of Fa-rectification period cultivation.
I have experienced many wonderful things during my five years of cultivation As I celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction, I would like to thank Teacher and Dafa! I wrote this sharing article hoping it will help those who suffer from alcohol addiction.