The Story of “Taiping” Village
(Minghui.org) In Duolun County of Inner Mongolia, there is a village with approximately twenty families living there. A year ago, a girl from another nearby village married into the village. After living there for some time, she noted to her neighbor that the village was extremely tranquil without many illnesses or disasters, and remarked, “It’s a real Taiping village!” (Taiping means peace and security). Her neighbor happened to be a Falun Dafa practitioner, and as such, clarified the truth to the girl. Suddenly, the girl had a revelation. The village benefited from Falun Gong, as there were Falun Gong practitioners in almost every family. She then started practicing Falun Gong and began her cultivation practice.
I would like to share some examples of Falun Gong’s benefits to this village and to society as a whole.
There is an old saying, “In nature, there are unexpected storms, and in life, there are unpredictable changes.” In 1996, a 50-year-old woman injured her back at work. As a result, she could not stand up for the next three years. In the winter of 1998, she was introduced to Falun Gong and she began living by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. After three days, she miraculously could get up and walk around and was utterly flabbergasted.
A year later in July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) initiated the persecution of Falun Gong. The woman noticed that police were searching for any Falun Dafa materials and going through people’s homes. She became frightened, and as a result she burned her Falun Dafa books and materials. Later, with no practice materials and being afraid of arrest by the government, she gave up on Falun Dafa cultivation.
A few years later in 2002, this woman was diagnosed with stomach cancer and became depressed. She later remembered Falun Gong and the positive effects of cultivation on her prior back problem. She was unsure however if she could be accepted as a student again as she had relinquished Falun Dafa as well as gotten rid of the books. One day, she borrowed a copy of Zhuan Falun and spoke to Teacher’s portrait, “Teacher, will you still accept me as your student?” At that very moment, she saw Teacher’s Fashen (law body) leaving the picture and standing in front of her. She was extremely moved that Teacher would still take care of her, and promised to continue practicing Falun Gong diligently.
During her first few attempts at practicing the exercises, she experienced extreme pain in her stomach region, akin to a needle stitching up a wound. She realized that Teacher was purifying her body and she persevered through the pain and maintained the “Holding the wheel” position. On the second day, she felt the same pain but once again made it through the exercise. On the third day, there was absolutely no pain and her stomach cancer had vanished. As a result of this miracle, several of her relatives began to practice Falun Gong. Her husband also remarked, “When you practice Falun Gong, I feel very comfortable.” He noted that when his wife practiced Falun Gong, common illnesses such as a colds or headaches would disappear overnight. This is a manifestation that when one person in the family practices Falun Gong, the whole family receives great benefits.
One woman in the village suffered from uremia, a serious kidney disease. She was very depressed, as it was nearly impossible to get treatment. A Falun Gong practitioner in the village was concerned about her and wanted to clarify the truth to her. However, the woman's husband was a police officer in the village and had been ordered by the CCP to monitor Falun Gong practitioners. As such, the practitioner was unable to clarify the truth to her. However, she told the woman to visit another practitioner in another town. The woman later went to see that practitioner and was introduced to Falun Dafa. She then began her cultivation practice.
When she returned to the village, the woman exclaimed to the first practitioner, “The person you told me to visit was a Falun Gong practitioner and she introduced me to the practice. You should have told me earlier that you practiced Falun Gong!” She had been practicing for just nine days and her illnesses had all vanished. Furthermore, she told her husband about Falun Gong and he started practicing as well, and their whole family now benefits from the practice.
In 2009, there was a Falun Gong practitioner with a sick daughter whose condition was deteriorating over time. The local doctor was unable to diagnose her illness and she was later transferred to Beijing’s Yanjiao Hospital. She was diagnosed with chronic, advanced renal failure. There were about ten patients in the hospital with the same illness, and nine of them had died within one month. One day, a doctor came in to examine her and exclaimed, “I don't know why you are still alive.” The daughter was angry and felt helpless, realizing that the doctor couldn't help her. She then remembered some information about Falun Gong that her mother had given her, and decided to look to Falun Gong for help. She contacted her mother and requested that they practice Dafa together and she check herself out of the hospital. When the young woman arrived home, her condition was perilous but she still cultivated diligently. Not too long later, she recovered from the illness. After a year, she called her mother from her own home and said, “I’ve become a healthy person. You don’t know how great I’m feeling right now.”