[Celebrating May 13] Waiting in Anguish for the Sacred Bond, Looking for Master All over the Country
(Minghui.org) On May 13, World Falun Dafa Day, I want to thank Master for His infinite grace! It is because of Master’s compassionate salvation and care that I was so fortunate to obtain Dafa and come this far.
Looking Forward into the Mist
I’m 64 years old and received a higher education. My family has believed in Buddhas, Taos, and Gods for generations. My grandmother could see pedestrians’ internal organs while sitting inside her house. My father could sleep sitting up. He studied classic Chinese texts and was able to see things that were invisible to others. He also had some supernormal ability of precognition. When I was little, he told me many stories from the Buddha School, the Tao School, and Christianity, as well as the story of when the eternal gate of Heaven will open. All my life I have been looking for this.
I developed pneumonia and tuberculosis when I was five. As the illnesses worsened, my condition became critical and I felt as though I was in an abyss. I asked gods for help. Immediately I felt some power lifting me out of the abyss. I knew gods had saved me. When I was nine, my nose kept bleeding and I almost died. After that I went into shock from being allergic to a drug, nearly drowned, fainted, etc. Every time, I felt it was through gods' help that I survived. My pulmonary problems recurred when I was 24, after which I developed cervical spondylosis, rheumatoid disease, heart disease, and long-term low fever. In order to cure myself, I began to practice Taiji Quan, but it had little effect. I was in poor health until the 1980s when qigong became popular.
An Eminent Monk Suggested I Wait for Dafa
In the 1980s when qigong was popular, a qigong master said that he was only here to pave the road, as the real high-level master had not yet come to the public. Then I encountered a famous qigong master who taught people techniques to treat illnesses. I visited him every year. In his city there was a large temple, where a 90-year-old eminent monk lived. I felt I had predestined relationship with this monk, so I dropped by at the temple every year.
On January 6, 1992 I went to the temple again. I asked the eminent monk, “Although I am practicing qigong, I have always sincerely believed in Buddha. Could you please…” He looked at me for a while but didn’t say a word. When the other visitors had all left, he said, “Soon an immense gong will call you in.” He also made a hand sign. While I was thinking, his young disciple jumped in and yelled at me, “Hurry, you should leave now!” He kicked me out without letting me ask a question. I was very confused and disappointed at that time. I was wondering, “Why, when I asked to practice Buddhahood cultivation, did he ask me to wait for an immense gong?”
Traveling Everywhere to Look for Well-known Masters
As I learned how to treat patients, I decided to look for well-known masters. I went to my employer and had my salary suspended but retained my position. Then I went out to "wander about." This was in 1992. I went to quite a few temples and Taoist monasteries in the following years. I even lived with some professional practitioners. However, I felt I was spending much money and effort for nothing.
At that time, I treated patients to do some good deeds. I treated nearly a thousand people in those years and also taught qigong. Some people appreciated me, but others accused me. I also suffered severe pain after treating patients with cancer or other serious illnesses. I didn’t understand why until I read Zhuan Falun. However, I was not fortunate to obtain Dafa at that time.
I read some well-known qigong books and practiced different forms of qigong from the 1980s to 1996. However, I didn’t find the well-known master I had been looking for. I read the books Dan Jing , Tao Zang , and Xingming Guizhi . I practiced Pure Land and got to know Zen Buddhism and some other cultivation ways in the Buddhist religion. But none of them touched me. I had a lot of questions and doubts that couldn’t be answered.
After reading Nostradamus’ prophecy, the Apocalypse in the Bible, Tui Bei Tu , and some religious books, I understood that gods would come to the human world to save people in the End of Havoc. But had gods come to the earth already? If so, where was the Fa that offered people salvation? I couldn’t find the answer and was very tired and disappointed. I returned home and got very ill.
Master Delivered Dafa to My Doorstep
I resumed my job after I got home. One day during the lunch break, one of my co-workers was reading Zhuan Falun . I asked her, “Are you studying cultivation?” She replied, “I want you to hear this. Let me tell you!” She continued, “Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a high-level practice in the Buddha School that cultivates both mind and body. It was founded by Master Li Hongzhi and made public on May 13, 1992. Now it has become very popular all over the country and has even spread abroad. It is free of charge to learn Falun Gong. You may read the book on your own without worshiping Master. You may get the things that you deserve by truly living according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Falun Gong does not treat illnesses. However, if you truly follow Dafa’s requirements, Master will clean up your body and make your body reach a state free of any illness. The five sets of exercises will be taught to you all at once. Master will push you beyond the qi level so you will practice cultivation at a very high level…”
As I listened, the questions in my heart were answered one by one. “Isn’t this the Buddha Fa I have been looking for?” I felt shocked when I read,
“… there are many people in the community of cultivators who have always attempted to practice toward high levels. They have traveled everywhere and spent a lot of money. They have not found the well-known masters after having been all over the country. Being well-known does not necessarily mean that one really knows things well. In the end, these people have traveled back and forth, spending much money and effort for nothing. Today we have made public to you this great practice. I have already delivered it to your doorstep. It is up to you whether you can practice cultivation and make it. If you can do it, you may continue your cultivation. If you cannot do it or cannot practice cultivation, from now on you can forget about practicing cultivation. Except for demons that will deceive you, nobody else will teach you, and in the future you will not be able to practice cultivation. If I cannot save you, nobody else can. As a matter of fact, finding a true master from an orthodox Fa to teach you is harder than climbing to heaven. There is nobody at all who cares. In the Dharma-ending Period, even very high levels are also in the End of Havoc. Nobody is taking care of everyday people. This is the most convenient school of practice. In addition, it is practiced directly according to the characteristic of the universe. It is the quickest, most direct path, and it precisely targets one’s heart.” (Zhuan Falun)
I suddenly understood, “Isn’t this the immense gong (Fa) mentioned by the eminent monk? Master has delivered Dafa to my doorstep.” That was September 6, 1996, and I have practicing Falun Dafa ever since.
I Hope Good People All Have a Bright Future
Master used the simplest modern language to explain the Fa principles of the universe and revealed the basic tenet of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance. Falun Dafa requires cultivators to be good in any environment, to accord with everyday people as much as possible to practice cultivation, to always think of others first, to look inward unconditionally whenever a conflict occurs, to be kind to others, to continuously improve xinxing, and to assimilate to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
It has been 16 years since I obtained Dafa, during which time I have been free of illness and enjoyed happiness beyond words. I work hard and am praised by my colleagues. I have very good relationships with my family and my neighbors. All these are good rewards from practicing Dafa. There are no words to express my gratitude to Master!
My respected friends: Whether you practice Dafa or not, you will benefit if you calm down and read Zhuan Falun . Whether or not you believe in God, whether you are a scientist or a farmer, a scholar or illiterate, your mind and body will be purified if you read Zhuan Falun without notions. The whole world needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. If you read Zhuan Falun , several times you will be profoundly moved.