After Falun Dafa Saved My Life, I Started Telling People About It
(Minghui.org) I am a high school teacher, and I follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my daily life. Falun Dafa cultivation practice has completely changed me. I have rid myself of the attachments to showing off and fighting, and have become peaceful and considerate. I am no longer picky about my assignments at work, nor do I fight for personal interest. I've gained the respect of my colleagues, students, and my students' parents. I would like to share my experiences here.
The Miraculous Process of Purifying the Body
I was diagnosed with many health problems when in was in my thirties, including heart disease, a hepatic cyst, prolapse of the gastric mucosa, and cholecystitis. I had taken a lot of medicines, but nothing worked. What tortured me the most was the cervical spondylosis. Although it was not lethal, it was very painful. In cold weather I could not move my neck. If I lay down, I wasn't able to get up by myself. One semester I only worked 13 days because of the pain.
In 1996 one of my friends suggested that I try Falun Dafa. He said, “It has healed many people's diseases.” I joined an exercise site near my house, and in the evenings I went to a group Fa-study with around 50 other fellow practitioners.
During the sitting meditation I once felt as if my head, arms, legs, and entire body were becoming gigantic, and I was growing taller and taller. “Why I am becoming like a giant?” Upon having this thought, my whole body seemed to start shrinking, becoming smaller and smaller. Finally my body disappeared, as if it had melted into air. I could feel only the existence of my mind.
It was just like what Master described:
“There is another state in which as one sits for a while, one finds that the legs are gone, and cannot think where the legs went; the body is also gone; the arms are also gone; the hands are also gone—only the head is left. As one keeps practicing, one finds that the head is gone as well, leaving only one’s own mind, a little thought that one is practicing here. It is sufficient if we can achieve this state.” (Zhuan Falun)
I sensed how amazing Falun Dafa is and became more diligent in cultivation. I found that I now had a lot of energy, and my physical pain had lessened. I could walk faster and I was happier.
Master then purified my body.
It was my last class for the day. I was standing on the stage, and felt like I had a high fever. I could not see well. Although I could hardly stand up, I believed that Master was purifying my body. When I got home I passed out on the couch. I woke up with many people surrounding me, talking about taking me to the hospital. I told them that I was fine.
The next morning, I threw up something smelly. It appeared to be blood clots and clumps of body tissue, but it was hard like a rock.
After that, all my diseases were gone and my entire body felt light.
Many of my coworkers, who were amazed at the changes they witnessed in me, also started practicing Falun Dafa. We set up a Fa-study group at my workplace. The union and the leaders were supportive. They even assigned a room for us to do the exercises every day at lunch time.
Clarifying the Truth and Saving People
After the persecution was launched in July 1999, fellow practitioners at our Fa-study group read all of Master's articles. Master said:
“In order for Dafa disciples to walk their paths well and do the three things well, they must study the Fa well and take Fa-study seriously. The regions that have done well saving sentient beings and validating Dafa, and where great changes have transpired, are always places where people have studied the Fa well. And the Dafa disciples who have improved quickly are always those who have made Fa-study a priority. That is because the Fa is the foundation; it is what’s fundamental for Dafa disciples; it is what ensures everything; and it is the avenue by which a human being journeys toward godhood. Thus I would like to take the opportunity of this Fa conference in Australia to tell all Dafa disciples around the world: Whether you are a new or veteran student, all the same you must not neglect Fa-study on account of being busy. Don’t just go through the motions when you study the Fa. You should study with a concentrated mind, and you must really be studying.” (“To the Australia Fa Conference” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
Through intensive Fa-study, I realized that Master has suffered enormously for us, and I should definitely not miss this precious opportunity. Time is limited and I realized I should take action right away.
I purchased printing equipment and we set up a materials production site. I felt afraid initially when I went to distribute the materials at night; I didn't dare to talk to people. All I was able to do was post materials on the doors of people's homes anonymously.
Master's teaching helped me to improve. Master said,
“Yet for cultivators, fear or lack thereof proves [one’s] humanity or divinity, and it is what differentiates cultivators from ordinary people. It is something that a cultivator must face, and the biggest human attachment that a cultivator must remove.” (“Study the Fa Well, and Getting Rid of Attachments is Not Hard” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
I read the Fa diligently and gradually eliminated my fear.
When I passed out DVDs in a mall I normally didn't say anything to people. Once someone took a DVD from me, I normally just thanked them and left. But one store owner took a DVD and then invited me inside his shop. He asked me if it was a Falun Gong DVD. I said yes. He asked me to tell him about the practice. I told him the basic teachings of Falun Dafa, how Dafa had spread around the world, then told him about the severity of the persecution.
He was very excited. He stood up and told me, “I support you. I trust Falun Gong. Falun Gong people are all good people. I respect you guys.”
We were inside his business and many people were around us, listening. I was touched by the behavior of this store owner, and realized that I hadn't done enough to save people—many kind people are waiting for us. I decided to do better.
I started to talk to people face-to-face. A fellow practitioner and I went to the home of a former student of mine who was in college at the time. We talked to her for a long time and convinced her to quit the Party, to distance herself from their evil actions. She later helped me convince all her classmates, more than 70 of them, to quit the communist organizations. I was really encouraged when she gave me the list of names.
I subsequently gained the courage to talk to strangers about quitting the Party. Each day before I went out to talk to people, I read the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts.
The local 610 Office agents often came to my workplace to check up on me. One day when they came I told myself, “This is a good chance to clarify the truth to them.”
I sent forth righteous thoughts and then said to them, “Why do you come here so often? What I am doing is the most righteous thing. Can you see how the situation has changed? Don't you know that many people who were involved in the persecution have met with retribution? Some died, some got injured, and some are in jail now. You guys should wake up!”
They appeared nervous and some started sweating profusely.
I continued, “Haven't you heard about the great wave of people quitting the Party? So many people have abandoned the Party to secure a bright future for themselves. Why don't you quit too?” One officer said, “Give us some time to think about it,” and they all left. They never came back.
I have made many mistakes during the past few years, and been arrested. But Master has never abandoned me. When I have difficulties, or when I try to improve myself but fail, Master always gives me guidance.
I still have many notions. I will try my best to rectify myself, look inward when running into difficulties, and do the three things well to save more people. Only by doing so am I worthy of Master's salvation.