New Practitioner: “Obtaining Dafa Is the Happiest Thing That's Ever Happened to Me”
(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Dafa in March 2012. I'd heard about Dafa before 1999. Some co-workers in my factory were practitioners. They told me that this practice was very good and that I should learn it. But I didn't take their advice seriously at the time.
After July 20, 1999, when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to brutally persecute Falun Dafa practitioners, I could not find any Dafa books. Maybe my predestined opportunity had not yet arrived.
I was extremely lucky to obtain this most treasured Fa later on.
In February 2011, I underwent surgery for breast cancer. While I was in the hospital, an unusual idea suddenly popped into my head: “After I check out of the hospital, I should learn Falun Dafa. I won’t undergo chemotherapy.”
The doctor told me: “Not taking chemotherapy is like gambling with your life. I have been a doctor for a dozen years, and I haven’t seen any person healed without chemotherapy.” I thought, “Everyone who practices Falun Dafa will be healed.” At the time, I had not yet read Zhuan Falun. However, this one thought gave me confidence that practicing Falun Dafa could heal my disease.
When a lady told me that the CCP didn't allow people to practice Falun Dafa, I told her that I was not afraid. I was determined to learn Falun Dafa.
About 10 days after leaving the hospital, I asked my son to contact a practitioner he knew and ask him for Dafa books and to teach me the exercises. I bought a recorder and recorded the exercise instruction music and began to practice.
In the beginning, when I practiced the “Falun Standing Stance” exercise, my arm that had been operated on could not be raised to the appropriate wheel-holding position. I used only one arm in the posture. Later, I used my good hand to lift the injured arm to the proper position.
I did not treat myself as a patient and never even thought of myself as a patient. I did household chores every day, and others said that I did not look like a person who just had a serious surgery.
I felt very calm whenever I practiced the sitting meditation or the standing exercises. When I did the sitting meditation, after about half an hour, the pain caused me to uncross my legs.
After practicing for only three months, my menstrual period started again. I was very surprised because I was 63 years old at the time.
Master said in Zhuan Falun:
“In addition, elderly women will regain their menstrual period since a cultivation practice of mind and body requires menses to cultivate the body.”
This experience proved that the Fa was true, and I gained great confidence to continue to practice.
As of this writing, I have practiced Falun Dafa for exactly one year. I've never stopped studying the Fa or practicing the exercises. In the process, I have also stopped watching TV. When my granddaughter wants to watch TV, I use the computer to read her Master’s lectures instead.
Without my realizing it, all of my illnesses have been healed. For example, constipation that had tortured me for 36 years has completely disappeared. Previously, in order to relieve constipation, I had tried Western medicine, Chinese medicine, a special tea, and even had colon hydrotherapy. Sometimes the medicine would work temporarily, but later constipation returned.
Now, without spending a single penny, this issue has disappeared completely. My other problems, including a bloated stomach, waist and leg aches, dizziness and insomnia have also been healed. I feel healthy and energized.
I do not need to take any medicine, have injections, or undergo chemotherapy. Dafa is indeed miraculous.
Obtaining Dafa is the happiest thing that's ever happened to me. I was an undocumented employee, so I didn't make much money. My family looked down on me, which made me feel ashamed. I was never confident and could not raise my head in the presence of others.
Since beginning to practice Falun Dafa, I have felt very happy, confident and clearminded.
Master said in Zhuan Falun:
“What everyday people want is personal gain and how to live well and comfortably. Our practitioners are not this way, but exactly the opposite. We do not seek what everyday people want. Instead, what we get is something everyday people cannot obtain—even though they want to—except through cultivation practice.”
I've also learned to be broadminded and more tolerant. Before, I felt too much pain and was not very tolerant. Now, I am happy and can endure problems without complaint. I don't care about how much money or property I have, or how much other people have; I don't care about those things at all.
Since obtaining Dafa, I feel that I have everything I need. Through merely one year of cultivation in Dafa, I have witnessed Dafa’s greatness and mighty power.
I truly feel that Dafa practitioners are the happiest people. I also feel pity for those people who refuse to listen to the truth. Many people have witnessed the big changes in my health and realized that Dafa is good. However, many of them just don't want to learn the practice.
I feel regretful for learning Falun Dafa so late in life. I don't understand why some people are not willing to listen to the truth spoken by Dafa disciples. Dafa not only purifies the human body, but also purifies the human mind.
Dafa can enable people to become broadminded and improve their moral values. Dafa teaches people to care about others, be compassionate, and do more good deeds. Dafa allows people to understand that they shouldn't be greedy or take advantage of others.
Dafa also brings out the best in people. I realized all that from Master’s Fa, and I have since made many positive changes in my life. I strongly believe in Master and Dafa. I will study the Fa and practice Falun Dafa for the rest of my life.
I've also clarified the truth about Dafa to people in my life, such as my relatives, friends and the people who sell vegetables in the market. On one occasion, I bought vegetables and found that the seller had given me too much change. So, I gave back the extra money. People who witnessed it made comments like, “Wow! Do such honest people still exist?” I said, “I am a Falun Dafa cultivator with high moral standards. My Master teaches us not to cheat others.”
Through studying the Fa, I came to understand the real purpose of being human.
Master said in Zhuan Falun:
“One should return to one’s original, true self; this is the real purpose of being human.”
Although I began to cultivate very late in life, I still feel that I am one of the luckiest and happiest people alive. I have learned the principles of the cosmos. The Fa can uplift my morals and has taught me to respect heaven and gods. Because of Dafa, I have become a virtuous, considerate and kind person.
In this morally corrupted world, Master has spread Dafa to save the world's people. I know how precious the Fa is. I will follow the principles of the Fa wholeheartedly. I think it's very important to listen to Master and study the Fa diligently. Furthermore, we should study with a heart full of appreciation.
I would like to thank Master for spreading the most precious thing in the world and enabling me to obtain the Fa. I will appreciate Dafa forever. I will put my words into action. I will cultivate diligently and do well the things that Dafa disciples ought to do each and every day. I will work hard with other cultivators to spread Dafa widely.
Above are my true experiences and feelings. Please point out anything inappropriate.