Promoting Dafa in Tieling
(Minghui.org) I was very excited when I recently saw photos from Falun Dafa Day celebrations. They took me back to the happy times before July 20, 1999.
At that time, Dafa was being widely spread across China, by word of mouth, from one person to another. Practitioners had organized themselves into Fa-study groups, and whenever we had time, we went out to promote Dafa. On Saturdays and Sundays, we had group exercises at several practice sites in Tieling. Practitioners in the countryside would come from dozens of kilometers away by bike to join the group exercises. Before we started, we always played the Dafa music “Pudu” and “Jishi.” The peaceful and compassionate music often moved us to tears. One day, a lady who had just come to the site said to me with tears flowing down her face, “As soon as I heard this music, I started to cry, but I didn't intend to cry. Why is it like this?” I knew that the music had touched her deeply buried memory from a distant time.
As soon as the exercise music started to play, practitioners would neatly line up and begin doing the exercises. It was such a peaceful and magnificent scene. Every one of us has many stories to tell that verified the wonders of Dafa. The following are a few cases I saw with my own eyes.
She Turned Into a New Person Overnight
One lady in her forties from a village had been suffering all kinds of illnesses, including headaches, rhinitis, pharyngitis, cervical vertebra hyperosteogeny, heart disease, stomach problems, cholecystitis, nephritis, arthritis, and pain in the legs and back. The condition that was most troubling was her rheumatoid arthritis. She did not dare to touch any cold water and had to take a lot of medicine every day. Her family had borrowed a lot money for her treatment. She could not wait until her husband's next payday so that she could have money to buy medicine. She tried all kinds of treatments, but nothing really helped her.
One day, as we were promoting Dafa at a market, she came over and asked us what we were doing. We told her about Dafa and the benefits the practice brought to people, such as improving health and moral standards, guiding people to become good and better people with the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, so that people could cultivate to higher levels, and so on. She said, “I'm sick from top to bottom. Can I get better?” We told her, “As long as you genuinely cultivate in Dafa, Master will purify your body.” We gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun and told her that we would teach her the exercises the next time she came. She took the book home. A week later, we went to the market again. She saw us and said with emotion, “It's truly amazing. Last week, after you left I went home and started to read the book. I felt very comfortable. The next day, as I started to wipe the table I found that the pain in my hands was gone. In the past, as soon as I touched any cold water my hands would feel sore. Then when I started to wash clothes, I noticed that there was no pain. I had dared not wash clothes in cold water for many years. I told my husband what happened and he was so happy that he didn't know what to say. I experienced such a big change the first day I read Zhuan Falun. It's truly amazing.”
This lady turned into a new person overnight. She kept telling us the miraculous changes she was experiencing, and said that no words could express her deep gratitude to Dafa and Master. Within two to three months after she started practicing, all her illnesses, over ten in total, disappeared.
An Incident That Still Remains Fresh in My Memory
The Tieling Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference was held in 1998, and was attended by Dafa practitioners from various counties. Because so many people came to the conference, even the corridor was filled with people. I was helping to keep order in the back. I noticed that one man was behaving a bit differently. He was standing near the entrance at the back and looked a bit astonished. He listened carefully to practitioners sharing their cultivation experiences. They were talking about how they regained good health, how they improved their xinxing, how ill luck turned into good, as well as miracles they had experienced. I did not disturb him during the conference.
When the conference was about to finish, he asked me, “Are you also a Falun Gong practitioner?” I said, “Yes” and asked him, “Since you don't practice Falun Gong, why did you come?” He smiled and said, “I came with my wife. She practices Falun Gong. She gets up early every day and goes out with a tape player to do the exercises. In the evening she goes out again, and even on Saturdays and Sundays she also goes out to do activities. I don't know what they are doing. Today, she said she would come to Tieling, so I followed her here to find out what exactly she is doing. Having listened to your sharing I understand it all now. You are striving to be good people. The social morality is really bad and there aren't many people like you now. Your Master is so great, as he has taught such good disciples. Today was really an eye-opener for me.” I said, “Now that you've understood all this, your trip here was really worthwhile. Falun Dafa is a cultivation practice with great virtue; whoever practices Dafa will benefit from it. You must not just brush shoulders with such a rare opportunity that comes only once in thousands of years. When you go back, practice Dafa together with your wife.” He said, “Yes, I will!”
He waved farewell to me after the conference. Looking at his back I understood that Master may have arranged this so that he could obtain the Fa. More than ten years have passed, but this incident still remains fresh in my memory. I wonder how this friend is doing these days? I truly hope he walks his path well and is worthy of Master's compassionate salvation!