One Book Has Provided All the Answers that I Sought
(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, and the book Zhuan Falun has answered my questions about the meaning of life. I feel very fortunate to have come across this practice. I want to share my story with the hope that people in similar situations can also benefit.
1. Tormented by Illnesses
I was born in a rural village to a poor peasant family, and had to endure a lot of hardships growing up.
From a young age, I knew that I had to work hard to get a good education if I were to change my future. I excelled among my fellow students and continued my education all the way to graduate school. I became the pride of my parents and relatives.
At the same time, I developed a strong competitive streak. I started to have various health problems starting in middle school, the year 1986. I suffered from chronic bronchitis, chronic gastritis and duodenitis, malnutrition, neurasthenia and migraines.I took all kinds of drugs, both western and traditional Chinese medicines, without much effect.
2. Search for a Cure
Apart from trying various medications, I resorted to physical exercise. In high school I used to have a morning run every day and participated in 5-kilometer competitions. In college, I excelled in many sports and trained in martial arts classes. Unfortunately, rigorous athletic training did not mitigate my illnesses.
I also started to learn Qigong, as it became more and more popular in China. But it was hard to tell true Qigong masters from imposters. I eventually gave up after a few failed tries.
I read about cultivation stories from Buddhism and Taoism. I was deeply moved by these stories and started to look forward to hermetic living in the mountains. Yet there was not a single book that could provide me true guidance.
The field of my master's degree was related to biological electro-magnetics.
In a way, it encouraged me to think beyond our known world. It made me question a lot of things like “what is the link between the tangible living creatures and the intangible electromagnetic waves?”, “what are the true causes of illnesses?”, “what is the purpose of life?” Unable to find answers, I gradually saw the limitations of modern science.
I often asked myself, “Who am I? What am I in this world for?” Deep in my heart, I knew I was looking for and waiting for something. However, in the material world I could not resist the temptation to chase after fame and personal gain. Cultivation to me remained merely a bit of trivia, rather than a concrete, tangible path to follow.
3. Turn for the Better
I had a habit of going to the library and reading all kinds of Qigong magazines. I learned that Zhuan Falun was the bestselling Qigong book at the time and decided to read the book for myself.
I remembered that there was a group practice site in my college, where Falun Dafa practitioners gathered to do the exercises every day. Thus I went to the group practice site for the first time.
It turned out to be the best decision I ever made.
4. Tremendous Benefits
The moment I got to the site, I could feel the positive energy field and the peaceful atmosphere. After chatting with some practitioners, they lent me several Dafa books to read.
I was completely absorbed in reading the Dafa books and finished reading Zhuan Falun within a day. The plain language in the book touched upon and explained very profound topics, such as why Qigong came to be at this time in history, what is the righteous way of cultivation, the many secrets held in the old cultivation schools and religious practices, and so on.
The book also explained how I could eventually return to my true self and reach enlightenment by becoming a good person and improving my moral standards.
I realized that Falun Dafa transcended various schools of cultivation from the past and was on a completely different level from any other ideology in the human world.
After reading the book, I started doing the exercises. Immediately I could feel the flowing energy of the heavenly circulation and a soothing lightness all over my body. In the following few days, I experienced the purification of my body and the elimination of a medley of residue from my previous encounters with fake Qigong practices. My stubborn illnesses disappeared in a matter of days.
I could focus better on my graduate studies. My grades transformed from the last few in my class in the first year of the master's program to among the top 3 students in the third year. I was selected to start my doctoral studies without a qualifying exam.
5. Moral Improvement
The lab of my research group was in an area with a lot of dust. Every day everyone's desk would be covered in a layer of dust. Most people would wipe their own desks with a cloth and then start their day at work.
I noticed that the dust on the floor and elsewhere could be easily stirred up, causing the problem to be worse for everyone. I knew that I should clean up the whole lab to solve the issue. So I started spending over an hour cleaning the lab periodically to keep it sanitary and comfortable for everyone.
A student once posted a letter on the school's electronic bulletin board, thanking me for returning a lost purse with a lot of cash and bank cards in it.
Once I found the lost purse, I looked for the owner's phone number, contacted the owner to return it, and refused any reward. Many people at my school got to know me as a person with integrity and moral fiber, in addition to having outstanding research abilities.
I learned through my own experiences that uplifting my moral standards was of paramount importance in my cultivation. After obtaining my doctoral degree, I started working and, for a long period of time, was busy and did not read the Dafa books. I even forgot that I was a practitioner and did not behave myself like one in my daily life.
One day, I suffered from acute gastric hemorrhage and fainted at work. After this much-needed reminder, I realized that I must keep reading Zhuan Falun and cultivate myself continuously. The next day I was able to recover and return to work. In the past twenty years of my cultivation, I have not had a single pill of medication.
I can proudly say that both my body and soul obtained a new life through practicing Falun Dafa. Master Li has given me everything, without asking for a penny in return.
My experience is the best rebuttal to the propaganda fabricated and spread by the Chinese Communist Party, and has persuaded many friends and relatives to start learning the truth about Falun Dafa.