(Minghui.org) I used to be an atheist, but was able to let go of this thinking when I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1998. I have benefited greatly from the practice and those of my friends who believe Falun Dafa is good have also benefited.

Impressed by the Book Zhuan Falun

I used to suffer from several ailments, including dizziness, tightness in the chest and shortness of breath. After I started to practice Dafa I no longer experienced any of these symptoms. However, it took quite some time before I decided to become a practitioner.

My mother had previously told me that Dafa is good, but I didn't believe her because I had been misled by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) lies and propaganda about the practice. Having grown up under the CCPs education system I didn't believe in Buddhas or Gods.

She even opened the Dafa book Zhuan Falun to show me, but I pushed her away. I did however see the photo of Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, on the first page.

Master's photo flashed through my mind three times about a year later. I picked up the book out of curiosity and read it. However, I fell asleep several times while reading it.

There was so much in the book that hit home to me, such as information about the celestial eye and spirit possession. I thought the book was great and that I was lucky to have come across it.

My Perspective of the World Changes

My mother was very happy to see me reading Zhuan Falun and urged me to practice the exercises and do the sitting meditation. However, I wasn't able to sit in the full lotus position.

I remember Master said:

“Think about it, everyone, by the time the period of Last Havoc has arrived, some people are just no good at all; they are not among those who can be saved, but instead among those who’ll be destroyed. Some of these people may have got into the seminars we held; it’s possible they were dragged along. When you ask these people to [force their legs into position], their bones might break. That’s why we don’t make forceful rules...” (“Explaining the Fa for Falun Dafa Assistants in Changchun” in Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa)

I wanted to be among those who could be saved. After this thought flashed through my mind I was able to cross my legs in the full lotus position. It was painful, but I was very happy in my heart to be able to do this.

My perspective of the world has changed since I read Zhuan Falun. I realized that it was a good thing to have tribulations and not to fight for personal gains or interests. I became optimistic and motivated, letting go of bad thoughts and no longer doing bad deeds. I measured everything I did with Dafa's principles.

Two People Recover from Serious Illness

My father-in-law was hospitalized 11 years ago because of a brain hemorrhage. My mother-in-law didn't want him to undergo surgery because of his age. Therefore, I believed that he would be all right as long as he read the Dafa books at home.

I read the Fa to him after he was discharged from the hospital. His health gradually improved and he was able to walk and had an appetite. Now, my family members hold a positive attitude towards Dafa. When a staff member from the community center came to collect the Party membership fee, my in-laws refused to pay it.

A 35-year-old man shared a room with my father-in-law in the hospital, and had a cerebral hemorrhage. He used to practice Dafa, but stopped because of the persecution. I managed to convince him to return to Dafa. He was soon discharged from the hospital and his health improved.

Recovering from Insomnia

Ms. Wang once went to visit my father-in-law. I was shocked when I saw her. She looked terrible, as if she was in great pain. She said that she suffered from insomnia and had to take lots of medication.

I told her about Dafa, sent righteous thoughts for her and asked for help from Master. Her eyes began to sparkle and she couldn't believe that she'd been with us for two hours. Usually she felt restless and left after about 30 minutes.

My mother-in-law was afraid of the authorities and told me not to talk about Dafa. But, I believed that she would not try to hurt me because she knew I was doing this for her benefit.

Master said:

“The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What's key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference II)

I told her to recite “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” in her heart. She asked me to write it down for her.

Ms. Wang slept for three hours that night. More than she had done in a long time.

Recovering from Illness after Watching Shen Yun DVD and Studying Dafa Books

My brother-in-law was in poor health for years. He visited several doctors and spent a fortune in medical expenses. But he didn't get any better, and his wife wanted a divorce.

My daughter and I took a laptop and a DVD of the Shen Yun performance to my brother-in-law's home on New Years Day in 2011. After he watched it his opinion of Dafa changed.

My mother-in-law told me several days later that he now works as a taxi driver and his wife no longer mentions about getting a divorce.

One of my daughter's classmates lives near us. Her mother was very sick and had been bedridden for years. She'd seen many doctors and gave money to temples in the hope of improving her health, but she didn't get any better. The doctors gave her less than two months to live.

I was wondering whether to see her or not, as I worried that she might bring damage to Dafa if she didn't get any better after she started practicing. But, I decided to visit her anyway.

I told her about Dafa and that it teaches people to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I gave her copies of Master's lectures and several other Dafa books. She read them carefully.

Every time I went to see her, I found that she had improved a lot. Five years passed and she is now very healthy.

My Family Recovers from Illness

My sister's husband was diagnosed with leukemia in January 2013. I believed that Master could help him. He listened to Master's lectures while I sent forth righteous thoughts to clear any interference trying to persecute him.

Several days later an examination showed that he was getting better. He was later discharged from the hospital, and has been well since then.

My sister felt great pressure while her husband was in the hospital. She came down with insomnia and had depression.

My daughter stayed with her while she was on her school holiday. They practiced the Dafa exercises together and my daughter read Zhuan Falun to her. She was able to sleep and was getting better.

My mother, a practitioner, suddenly had a cerebral hemorrhage in July 2001 and was taken to hospital. I told her that Master would take care of her.

She listened to Master's lectures and I shared with her from the Fa's perspective. Gradually she began to eat and was soon discharged from the hospital.

She was bedridden at home for four months. As soon as she could stand, she started to practice the exercises. Now she has recovered and goes out to distribute Dafa informational materials.