Minghui Fahui | No Qigong Practice Held My Interest Until I Found Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I was very healthy although I was already 60 years old and looked as if I had just turned 40. I visited many temples and listened to many qigong lectures. However, nothing held my interest, no matter how many I spiritual practices I studied. I felt that I was waiting for something.
--By the author
I have been a Falun Dafa practitioner for 14 years but didn't think I was a veteran practitioner and still had quite a long way to go before I could compare to diligent practitioners. Therefore, I didn’t write an experience sharing article in the past. Now I’m confident enough to share my cultivation experience.
Before cultivating in Falun Dafa, I was a member of a temple for over 20 years and was taking care of students. Some qigong masters traveled from far away to see me. I told them that I didn’t pursue wealth and had no other interest, so I wouldn’t follow them. I was very healthy although I was 60 years old and looked as if I had just turned 40. I visited many temples and listened to many qigong lectures. However, nothing held my interest, no matter how many spiritual practices I studied. I felt I was waiting for something.
One day, I met a monk who was 150 years old. He told me many secrets. He said that China would experience a disaster and many people would die. However, there would be a person who had the power to save people. He asked me to wait, as I would have a special task to complete.
In 1998, my colleague gave me a book titled Zhuan Falun. I put it aside because I was busy. A few days later, I happened to notice the book and started to read it after looking at Master’s picture. Wow! I was in shock—as if touched by a high voltage electric wire. Tears covered my face. I saw Master smiling in the photo in the book and he looked so familiar. I said aloud, “Isn’t he the Master that I have been waiting for?” I completed reading Zhuan Falun in one go, and some of what I read felt familiar. As I read I marked certain sections and felt guilty after reading what Master said:
“Some people's comprehension just doesn't improve. Some folks just go and start marking up this book of mine. Now, those of us with open Third Eyes can see that this book is full of dazzling colors, and sparkling with golden light, and every word is in my Law Body's image. If I lied I'd be cheating you, so I'll tell you: the marks you make are so dark, and you dare to just mark it up like that?” (Zhuan Falun)
I had finally found my cultivation path! After I began to practice Falun Dafa, I knew I shouldn’t lead the young astray, so I told those who followed me to cultivate in Falun Dafa. They kneeled before me, cried and begged me to remain with them. I told them that this was my decision, but that I welcomed them to also practice Falun Dafa. I also said that there was no pressure to join me. Some of my students stepped into the Falun Dafa practice and we have studied together all these years and cultivated diligently.
Diligent Practice Changes the Environment
Less than two years after I began to practice Falun Dafa, Jiang's regime banned the practice and began to persecute it, slander Master, and torture practitioners. At that time, my environment was not righteous, as my husband and son were in the military. Their minds were poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) slander. At the same time, someone reported me, alleging that I was one of the leading members of Falun Dafa. Military officers, local community officials, and the police interrogated me and my husband separately.
I didn't know about having righteous thoughts, but I wasn’t scared. They wanted names, and I told them that I didn’t know anyone. My husband was pressured more than me, and he denounced Falun Dafa. He also told our children to monitor me, which meant not letting me leave the house, not letting me practice Falun Dafa, and not letting me meet fellow practitioners. It was as if I were in a cage. I could hardly sleep or eat and soon lost all my energy. Within a month, I looked as if I were ill. Then I told myself, “How could an ordinary person stop me from cultivating?” I recalled words from Zhuan Falun:“When it's impossible to do, you can do it.” Thus, I started to cultivate Falun Dafa again secretly.
When my husband found out, he began to monitor me and told our children to not let me practice and said that he would divorce me if I continued. It created a lot of unhappiness in my family. My children shouted that I was destroying our family and that they would terminate their relationship with me and take me to a police station. I became very calm and said, “I accept your decision. I'm choosing Falun Dafa. Please take care of your father.” They were all surprised and speechless. Then, I clarified the facts about Falun Dafa to my husband. I didn't succumb to all the pressure and gave them reasonable responses whenever they attacked me.
The effort to have me renounce Falun Dafa didn't just stop with my immediate family, but included others we knew, such as military officers, soldiers, my son’s colleagues, our relatives, and people from our and neighboring villages. Although they interrupted my schedule in practicing Falun Dafa diligently, I took it as a priority to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa to them. I persuaded them to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliates, and, after some time, my husband also got involved in clarifying the facts. My entire family withdrew from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Treating Families Kindly
“This is something I often say: once you take up Dafa, whatever it is you encounter--good or bad--it is a good thing.” (“Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005”)
My husband lost his parents when he was very young, so he and his sister relied on each other. He helped his sister in many ways, but she didn't appreciate it and was very rude. Although we had had an unpleasant relationship over the past 52 years, I never argued with her. When she found out that I practiced Falun Dafa, she and her daughter tried to have someone report me to the police. My immediate family wanted to fight with them, but I stopped them. I wondered why they hated me. Master gave me a vision that told me that, at one time I followed Master to cultivate in a temple. There were two foxes, one big and one small, that ran into the temple, trying to listen to the Fa. I chased them out. My sister-in-law and her daughter were those two foxes. I convinced my family to treat them kindly.
Forced into Homelessness
In the middle of the night in 2006, I received a call from a fellow practitioner telling me that another practitioner had been arrested and had given out practitioners’ names, including mine. That practitioner took the police to practitioners' homes. I felt I should leave as soon as possible, especially since I still held the attachment to fear. I hid all Falun Dafa materials and called my daughter, asking her to take care of her father. She was agitated, but I was calm and said, “I've decided to take your dad.” I gave her 30,000 yuan and asked her to buy three air or train tickets, as we were taking a young practitioner with us, and that she could keep the change. I explained everything to my husband, who was 75 years old and had had surgery two days before. Despite his being in pain and having to walk with a cane, we took a train down south and then a ship to our destination, where we rented a room. We returned home four months later.
Focusing on Saving People by Clarifying the Truth
Master gave me a healthy body and a pleasant personality. I’m happy to help people and am courteous to everyone. This has helped me to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa, and I have had many positive experiences.
Fellow practitioners and I clarify the facts everywhere and hand out Falun Dafa materials. We cooperate with each other in our efforts to save people. I also went to temples to clarify the truth to monks and nuns. They quit their memberships to the Communist Party organizations. I also helped some people that had stopped practicing Falun Dafa by telling them that Master has been waiting for them to return to the practice.
I met a 40-year-old sickly-looking lady and her 17-year-old son who had just moved into our area. She had a sad story to tell. I helped them quit the Party. After her son left to study at a university I introduced her to Falun Dafa. She has been very diligent, and Master purified her body and she returned to good health. We helped her find a job, and she told me that she must have a predestined relationship with me. She thanked Master from the bottom of her heart.
Nothing that happens is a coincidence. Everything is arranged by Master. We have waited for Falun Dafa for million of years and thus we know that this is a precious opportunity. We will continue to follow Master’s arrangements, be diligent in doing the three things, and complete cultivation so that we can return home with Master.