(Minghui.org) I am a young girl who was diagnosed with cancer. Being in pain most of the time, I felt that I had lost the meaning of life. I then heard about Falun Dafa, and my outlook on life changed.

Bringing Falun Dafa into My Life

Before I began to practice Falun Dafa, I had read religious books because I wanted to understand the purpose of life and why humans go through birth, old age, sickness and death. Philosophers have discussed these questions, but they did not answer my questions.

After medical treatment for cancer, I was still in pain. I tried all kinds of other treatments that I had heard about, but nothing brought relief.

I was then introduced to Falun Dafa. After I read Zhuan Falun, the primary book of the practice, I had the answers to so many of my questions. My fear of death disappeared, and hope filled my heart.

It was not easy to do the exercises at first, but I persevered. While doing the one-hour sitting meditation, especially the latter half hour, my sweat pores either felt as if they were burning or as if I was sitting on a cushion of needles.

Master said:

“You can’t even clear that hurdle, and later on when you cultivate on your own you are going to have a lot of big tribulations, so if you can’t even clear this one, tell me, how are you going to cultivate? You can’t even overcome that little thing? You can all definitely overcome those things ...” (Zhuan Falun)

While enduring the pain, I remembered Master's words, and I felt that He was encouraging me, so I remained in the full lotus position until one hour had passed. I stood up, my body kept shaking, and my hands were ice cold.

From then on, I began to recite Hong Yin whenever I felt the pain. The pain during the sitting meditation lasted for a while.

I looked healthier and prettier after practicing Dafa for several months. When people asked about the changes, I told them that I benefited from practicing Dafa.

Improving my Appearance

I had ignored my appearance for a long time because of the cancer and the associated pain. I dressed poorly and looked messy. Someone told me that I needed to take care of my appearance. I thought that life or death no longer mattered, so why should I care for my appearance?

Master said:

“In China there are some people who suddenly stopped paying attention to their attire after they started practicing. It goes without saying that a person should dress presentably and groom himself neatly, like the way a human being should. But they became sloppy and unkempt, to the point of almost being shameless. That’s unacceptable. [The way we cultivate] isn’t the way Zhang Sanfeng[6] cultivated the Dao years ago. You are cultivating in the society of ordinary people. At the very least you should look like a decent human being. Gods are higher than human beings and should act even better—they need to act better in every respect.” {Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Switzerland)

After I read Master's words, I combed my hair and bought several decent dresses.

I operated a store, but it had become run down during my illness, so I redecorated it and spent a lot of time there. I lived by Falun Dafa’s universal principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and my business began to run smoothly.

The Facts about Dafa

The first person I helped quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations was a lady in her sixties who shops in my store. I talked to her about Dafa, told her that most government officials were corrupt, and that people’s morals had declined.

I told her more about society's ills and then how the CCP is harvesting organs from living Falun Dafa practitioners: she was shocked and agreed to quit the CCP.

She wore a scarf with pictures of skeletons. I told her it was unlucky for her to wear that scarf. She allowed me to take it off her neck. I gave her a beautiful new scarf with warm colors and threw the old scarf away. She refused to take the new one since I had not charged her for it.

When I opened the store the next morning and sent righteous thoughts, there was a delicious scent of food. The lady from the store had brought cooked fish and dumplings.

She said that she now wanted to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and to be a good person. She thanked me for talking with her about Dafa the day before.

Not Judging Others Superficially

An elderly lady who, given her accent, was from a different city, visited my store not long ago. She dressed well, but did not look very friendly. I thought that she might be a CCP member. I was debating internally whether to talk to her about Dafa. I then realized that this thought was not righteous.

I told her first about the goods she wanted to buy and then about Dafa. She agreed to quit the CCP.

She told me her family name was Zhang. I gave her a pseudonym and explained that the meaning of the alias I had chosen for her was “true nature will be revealed.”

Before I finished explaining, she shouted: “I know, I know. What you said is truly good for me. The family name I told you was false. Bring me your book and let me write down my real family name.” Her family name was Li, the same as Master’s and mine. We both laughed.

Two years have passed since I began to practice Dafa. I have practiced the five sets of exercises every day, and I have memorized Dafa books and I recite them when I am not busy in my store. I also talk to my customers about Falun Dafa and have helped them quit the CCP.