When I First Learned Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) Prior to learning Falun Gong I had many illnesses, such as a strained lower back, rheumatoid arthritis, and uterine fibroids. I would have stomachaches from taking too much medication, and felt miserable and irritable. Consequently, I often took my anger out on my daughter and husband. The atmosphere around the house was tense and unpleasant.
In March of 1995, I heard Master's lecture series on tape at my coworker's house. I looked everywhere for a practice site and found one in Qintai Park. On May 1, my husband accompanied me to the park. We saw many people looking at the introduction display. The practice site was full of people, some were teaching the exercises, and many others were meditating. We were warmly greeted by a practitioner as soon as we reached the practice site. He introduced the practice and gave me directions to the practice site closest to our home.
The next day, I went to the practice site in Qiaokou Cultural Center. As soon as I stepped into the center, I heard the melodious Falun Gong exercise music, and a practitioner showed me the exercise movements. I found the true meaning of life in Zhuan Falun, and it completely transformed my mind. I was very happy and excited.
Back then, I practiced the exercises and studied the Fa with the group every morning and evening. Many people came to learn the practice and we expanded the practice site and added two more locations.
One time there were so many people at the practice site that we had people on both sides of the streets, from Gutian Road to Huangpu Road. Falun Dafa had spread to every corner of Wuhan City.
I lived at a military academy. Because there were so many new practitioners, we established a practice site at the academy. Many practitioners were teachers, doctors, and professors. We practiced the exercises on the lawn during the day. And in the evenings, we watched Master's lectures on video in the auditorium or shared our cultivation experiences in the meeting room.
One of the elderly professors had rectal cancer, and had tried many types of qigong practice without any improvement. Shortly after he learned Falun Gong, the cancer was gone. Later his work unit offered physical examinations to all of the elderly cadres. The doctor said he was healthier than the younger men. He claimed that Falun Gong had saved his life.
On a rainy day, we moved the exercise site to the indoor auditorium. The elderly professor didn't attend. We thought he had stayed home because of the rain. After we finished doing the exercises, we saw the professor on his bicycle. We asked him why he hadn't joined us. He said he had just finished doing the exercises outdoors. We asked him how he was able to do the exercises in the rain. He replied, “There was no rain. Look at my clothes and tape recorder, they are dry!” We all thought it was quite amazing.
A professor from Tongji Medical School was ill and suffered from dizziness. He would sleep late in the morning and was not able to teach. He could only write papers from home. After he learned Falun Gong, he was able to ride his bicycle to school.
Another practitioner was a singer and actress. After she had surgery on her vocal cords her voice was hoarse. At first she could only listen to others study the Fa. Another practitioner encouraged her to read. She read the Fa with the hoarse voice. Three days later, her voice was bright and clear. Practitioners were very happy for her. She was so excited that she ran to the hospital. She told her doctor, “Falun Dafa helped me regain my voice! I can sing again!”