I Gained a New Life after Attending Master’s Lectures in Chengdu in 1994
(Minghui.org) I was born in 1948 in a small county in Sichuan Province and grew up to be a disciplined and dignified person who followed traditional values. The hardship of life, however, took a toll on my health.
By the age of 40, I found myself plagued with numerous ailments, including Meniere’s disease, sciatica, cervical vertebral hyperostosis, neurasthenia, and a uterine tumor. I had to use crutches to get around, and eventually became totally unable to take care of myself. My weight dropped from 140 to 100 pounds, and because I had chills, my husband had to keep warming up the comforter in the middle of the night.
My heart broke every time I saw my husband take time off in the middle of his busy work day to return home and care for me. I was also greatly pained about the stress my condition placed on my child.
I went to have a uterine tumor removed in late 1993, but had complications during the surgery. The hospital director told me that I could die at any time. I didn’t want my family burdened with huge medical expenses, so I drank two big bowls of poison. Miraculously, I didn't die.
Master Gave Me a New Lease on Life
Just when I was nearing complete despair, Master came to give lectures in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. The local qigong association handed out tickets for anyone who was interested, so I decided to go. Being too weak to make it on my own, I had to have four people help me. Two of them carried me to the car and the other two held my hands to keep me sitting upright.
We attended Master’s seminar on the morning of May 28, 1994. I was in awe of the simple yet profound principles Master taught, and suddenly felt awakened!
Following the introductory session in the morning, Master began the multi-day lecture series. That afternoon Master started the first lecture. He seemed very kind and patient. After Master commented that it was a small class, I felt sad and vowed to find more people to attend.
Three of the four people who had accompanied me the first day returned home. The next morning I went with the remaining person to talk to the local qigong association, which was about seven bus stops away from our hotel.
My friend was not too healthy either, and she sometimes fainted without any warning. She once remained unconscious for eight hours.
Despite our frail health, we kept encouraging each other, and walked all the way to the qigong association office to deliver a copy of the book Falun Gong to the secretary. We urged him to find more people to attend Master’s seminar.
The round trip took us only 35 minutes, and we were both very excited about our accomplishment. We felt that Master had given us some supernatural capabilities, and we now had more confidence in this wonderful practice.
At the conclusion of the lecture series, I had my picture taken with Master. It was an unforgettable moment.
All of my stubborn illnesses disappeared soon afterward. Thanks to Master, I was now able to enjoy renewed health, and no longer needed my family to take care of me. They let out a sigh of relief and were deeply grateful to Master.
I Ran into Master at the Same Intersection Four Times
The daily class went from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., with the first two hours focused on Fa teaching, and the remaining time on exercise demonstration.
I usually went to the class by myself after lunch. One day, as I approached an intersection, I suddenly saw Master right in front of me. He was wearing a white shirt, and had his hands crossed in front of his chest. Master looked at me without saying a word. I thought to myself, “What a coincidence!”
The next day I saw Master at exactly the same spot, so I slowed down and just followed him at a short distance. Every few steps Master stopped and turned around to look at me compassionately without speaking.
This same scene unfolded the following day.
I was upset that the local qigong association did such a poor job of finding people to attend Master’s seminar. When other qigong masters came here, they always received a warm welcome and were accompanied everywhere they went. The qigong association director and secretary blushed when I questioned them about why they were so cold to Falun Gong and Master.
With lingering anger, I sat down for the afternoon session. I figured that regardless of how the qigong association treated Master, I was determined to learn Falun Gong.
I picked up my pen and planned to sign my name on the edge of my copy of Falun Gong. But before I was able to write anything, I heard Master suddenly say, “You never dare to touch your Guanyin statue, yet you have the guts to casually write on my book?” I was startled and my pen fell to the ground. I was sitting all the way in the back. How could Master see me? It seemed too miraculous, so I began listening attentively.
I ran into Master at the same intersection for the fourth and final time the next day. Out of respect, I didn’t dare to walk shoulder to shoulder with him. When I reached the lecture hall, I saw someone practicing their old qigong exercises. A thought to follow along flashed in my mind.
To my surprise, at that moment Master turned around and looked at me sternly. I then followed Master into the auditorium. Master pointed out that that form of qigong was actually derived from animal possession. He next talked about hospital treatments and qigong treatments, addressing the reasons behind all of the illnesses I had.
At another time, Master was talking about cultivation of mind and body, and mentioned that elderly women would have their menstrual periods return. I thought I’d be an exception since my uterus had been removed. Not long afterward however, I indeed regained my period.
Master Cleansed My Body
In 1995, our local practitioners held an experience-sharing conference to commemorate the first anniversary of Master’s Fa-teaching in Chengdu. I couldn’t stop crying while sharing my experiences. Everyone was amazed by the changes in me, and they all cheered.
Once, during a video screening, I took the initiative to give a front-row seat to a new practitioner, and moved to the last row without any complaint. Because of the improvement in my xinxing, Master helped cleanse my body.
On the way home, I had to use the restroom every five minutes. When I returned home one hour later, I accidentally dumped boiling oil on my feet while cooking. However, the insteps of my feet were only a bit red and didn’t hurt at all. The rest of that day, I experienced nausea and diarrhea non-stop, and the things that came out were all black. The episode lasted until 4:00 a.m.
That morning, I did the exercises and arrived at an event to promote Falun Gong on-time and full of energy.
"In ordinary human society, you compete with others for fame and personal gain. You cannot sleep or eat well, and your body is in very bad shape. When your body is seen from another dimension, the bones are all black. With this body, it is impossible for you not to have any reactions when it is purified all at once. Thus, you will have reactions. Some people will throw up and have loose bowels. Many practitioners from different places have raised this issue previously in their experience reports, 'Teacher, after attending your class I was looking for a toilet all the way home.' This is because all your internal organs must be purified." (Zhuan Falun)
Working Hard to Safeguard the Fa and Spread the Blessings
When the Guangming Daily published a report defaming practitioners in 1996, we went to the publisher three days in a row to clarify the truth and ask for corrections.
With Master’s compassionate protection and help from each other, we experienced numerous miracles from Dafa. We devoted almost all of our time to promoting Dafa in our neighboring villages and towns. We even visited other provinces, including Guizhou, Shanxi, Sichuan, and Chongqing.
During these efforts, we always made sure to follow the requirements set forth in Master's Fa teachings. We understood that it was actually Master’s Law Bodies that were arranging everything, and we were just helping find people with predestined relationships.
Everywhere we went, we shared with people the positive changes we had experienced since starting cultivation practice. We spoke of how practitioners' moral values improved; how they returned numerous lost items, including cash and jewelry to rightful owners or relevant authorities; and how their family dynamics became more harmonious after they took up cultivation.
We also shared stories of how some peasants used to fight for water during planting season, but now offered to let other people use the water first. Whenever we saw missing farm animals or domestic fowl, we did our best to return them to their owners. Numerous real-life examples such as these demonstrated that Falun Gong is a good practice that guides people to be kind.
We did everything in consideration of other people, just like what Master taught,
“I’d say that our Falun Dafa is a pure land here—I dare to say this, as our students have really high xinxing requirements and we ask that our students emphasize xinxing cultivation. I’d say that even a hero or a role-model type figure is, after all, only a hero or a role model among everyday people. We require you to be a completely extraordinary person, to completely give up your own interests and to be entirely for others. What do those Great Enlightened Beings live for? They’re entirely for others. So my requirements for students are also high, and students improve very quickly, too.” (“Explaining the Fa for Falun Dafa Assistants in Changchun,” from Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa)
We always packed quick meals with us wherever we went. When we went to visit peasants, we brought candy to give to children. While introducing Dafa to them, we helped with their field work. We spread our enthusiasm and joy of learning the Fa everywhere we visited. When someone offered us a meal, we gave them money as compensation.
When it rained and the roads were slippery, we helped each other, and no one was ever left behind. Those living in mountainous areas often face poor road conditions, yet they rose early and used torches to light their way. They were never late for Dafa-promoting activities. When we missed the bus home, we would walk back while distributing Falun Gong informational brochures door to door along the way.
A Dafa-promoting event in 1998 attracted more than 3,000 attendees. The scene showcased the extraordinariness of the Buddha light illuminating everywhere. It was drizzling outside the courtyard, yet warm sunlight shone on everyone within the courtyard. Passersby holding umbrellas stopped to watch in surprise, and many were eager to find out more about Falun Dafa.
A Tibetan police department chief wanted to give us a Khata to show his respect and gratitude. Being ignorant of the Tibetan culture, I declined to accept it and he was upset. To my surprise, he later knocked on my door. As I let him in, he said, “I just finished reading Zhuan Falun and feel it's really good! I believe if everyone followed what Master says, the whole world would become better.”