Miracles through Cultivating Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I have practiced Falun Dafa since 1998. Since then I have witnessed a number of miraculous incidents on my cultivation path. Below are some of them.
Handling Dirty Jokes with Dignity
Not long after I began to practice, I went out for dinner with some coworkers and supervisors. One of them told a dirty joke. I was unhappy but did not know what to do. After a while, I remembered the following from “Cultivators’ Avoidances” in Essentials for Further Advancement and began to recite it:
“Those who are attached to lust are no different from wicked people. While reciting the scriptures, they even cast furtive glances; they are far from the Dao and are wicked, everyday people. ”
Surprisingly, my slack body in the chair was suddenly supported by a gentle and powerful force. With that, I sat up straight and comfortably, with dignity.
Reciting the Fa
During a certain period of time I worked at a place in a newly developed area with very limited public transport. On one occasion after finishing work at about 8 p.m., I had to walk home, because there were no buses or taxis. It took me over an hour.
After a full day's work, I was already very tired. As I walked, I recited some of the Falun Dafa exercise preparation from The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection :
“Stand naturally with the feet shoulder-width apart. Bend both knees slightly. Keep the knees and hips relaxed. Relax the whole body, but don’t become too loose. Tuck the lower jaw in slightly. Touch the tip of the tongue to the hard palate, leave a space between the upper and lower teeth, and close the lips.”
Then I recited Teacher's articles as I walked. It seemed that the more I walked, the faster I walked. I felt so light, it was as if my feet were not even touching the ground.
When I was close to home, I suddenly felt the channels around my hip open. With all the energy channels opened, I no longer felt tired and felt very comfortable.
Tortured with Cold Water
I went to Beijing again in March 2000 to appeal for the right to practice Falun Dafa. I was arrested and put in a local detention center for a month. The first thing the inmates did was pour cold water on me, a torture called “the cold shower.”
It was still very cold in March in Northern China. When they poured the freezing water over me, one bucket after another, I began to recite Teacher's articles. I knew things would be all right since I was a Dafa practitioner. I started to feel a warm, gentle energy generate within my body, which kept expanding outward until it reached the surface. As the inmates continued to pour cold water on me, it was only my skin that felt slightly cold, but inside I felt as warm as normal.
This continued for half an hour before the inmates stopped. Looking at me respectfully, the head inmate of the cell said, “You are very loyal to Falun Dafa. Can you show us how to do the exercises?”
Beaten in the Forced Labor Camp
Both my wife and I were arrested in October 2000 for talking to people about the persecution of Falun Dafa. We were sent to a forced labor camp for a term of three years.
The first week after we arrived, several inmates slandered Falun Dafa in front of us. When several of us stood up to clarify the facts, guards and inmates rushed us and beat us brutally. Some practitioners immediately lost consciousness.
I was very calm and wasn't at all afraid. In my mind I only had one thought: a Falun Dafa practitioner needs to safeguard the Fa. Although the guards and inmates constantly beat me, I did not feel any pain, as if my body was composed of a very dense substance that was not affected by the beating at all.
As more and more practitioners stepped forward to support us, the beatings soon stopped. Instead of punishing us further, officials gave us a nice lunch that day.
From this I had a better understanding of Teacher’s words in “Also in a Few Words:”
“The article ‘Good People’ doesn’t use a lot of words, but it illustrates an underlying principle. Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos’s Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples’ rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings’ thoughts disintegrate. However strong the righteous thoughts are, that’s how great the power is. Dafa disciples are truly stepping forward out of ordinary humanness.”
When I was detained at a forced labor camp in early 2001 we heard about the staged self-immolation incident at Tiananmen Square that defamed Falun Dafa. Although we had no access to outside information, we knew that suicide was against the teachings of Falun Dafa and suspected this incident was fabricated. In response, we held a hunger strike for five days.
After being beaten and force-fed, some practitioners died. Other practitioners including me were transferred to another forced labor camp.
Because of the poor conditions there, I had scabies on many places of my body. The day after I arrived at the new forced labor camp, the head inmate asked if I would continue to practice Falun Dafa. When I said I would, he told several inmates to torture me. They removed my clothes, held me down on a bed, and hit me with plastic shoes, especially in the areas where I had scabies.
It was very painful. Then I remembered Teacher’s words in Zhuan Falun , “When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” As the inmates continued to beat me, I kept reciting these words.
Surprisingly, the pain was gone. I only felt a little numb when the inmates beat me. The head inmate who started this assault, on the other hand, could not raise his arm for three days.