A News Reporter Tells About Practicing Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) I worked at a newspaper for 20 years in China before coming to the U.S. in 2007. I began practicing Falun Gong in October 1998, after which my performance at work improved greatly, and I earned the title of most productive reporter for seven consecutive years. I have experienced many miraculous occurrences in my 15 years of cultivation, and I would like to share a few in this article.
Uterine Tumor Disappears
When I was four months pregnant in 1997, my doctor discovered a 7-cm-diameter tumor in my uterus. Six months after my child was born, the doctor suggested that I have surgery to remove the tumor. Sensing that there might be some other means to treat it, I opted to forgo the surgery. Around that time, my older sister introduced Falun Gong to me.
I visited a group of practitioners doing the exercises in Qingnian Park near my home in Shenyang in October 1998. I then started joining them for group exercises at five every morning, whatever the weather. I also attended their group Fa study sessions every weekend, and helped to promote Falun Gong at Huigong Square and the Liaoning Museum in Shenyang.
Within a few months, my colleagues became aware of my improving health.
My employer arranged for a general health checkup for the staff in July 1999. Before the checkup, a colleague said to me, “You often tell us how miraculous Falun Gong is. If your tumor has disappeared, I will believe, and practice Falun Gong, too!”
On the morning of my checkup, I said to Master in my heart, “My colleagues all know that I am practicing Falun Gong. Please remove the tumor so people around me can witness the miracle.”
I suddenly felt as if numerous needles were piercing my belly. It was not painful, and only lasted several seconds. When I later had the ultrasound exam, the tumor in my uterus was nowhere to be found; it had disappeared. My uterus has been healthy ever since.
Having witnessed the power of Falun Gong for themselves, my supervisors and colleagues never harassed me, even after the persecution started. They understood the truth about Falun Gong, and that the Tiananmen “self-immolation incident” was staged.
They also acknowledged my improved work performance. Several of my colleagues then agreed to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations after I explained the truth about the persecution to them.
Typos Stand Out Automatically
Various staff members were responsible for each section of the newspaper. It was not unusual for typos to be found even after four editors had checked the section carefully. In our weekly staff meetings, the sections with the fewest mistakes were praised, while the staff responsible for sections with many typos were criticized.
Before I started practicing Falun Gong, my sections often had typos. I used to look for excuses, such as “the editors-in-chief are on a business trip and unavailable for editing.” After taking up Falun Gong however, I began looking within for my shortcomings, and stopped relying on others to check for my mistakes.
As my attitude changed, miraculous things occurred. When I was checking my sections before printing, the typos stood out and enlarged right before my eyes. It was easy to spot them, and my sections had a record of zero typos for six months. It was truly amazing!
I broke my right shin when I was four years old. When I tried to cross my legs in the lotus position for the sitting meditation, the bone hurt so bad that I had to put a small pad between my legs. Once, right before I started to meditate, Master's words came to mind:
“When you are overcoming a real hardship or tribulation, you try it. When it is difficult to endure, try to endure it. When it looks impossible and is said to be impossible, give it a try and see if it is possible. If you can actually do it, you will indeed find: ‘After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!’” (Zhuan Falun)
So I said to myself, “I won't use the pad today, no matter how painful it gets.” Just as I had this thought, a warm current flowed through my shin. From then on, I’ve never felt the pain again.
I was a huge Mahjong fan before I started to practice Falun Gong. It was hard for me to turn down invitations to play Mahjong, a traditional gambling game played by four people using tiles.
Soon after I began Falun Gong, however, warts appeared on two of my fingers. I realized it was a reminder from Master, yet I still refused to face my problem, and looked for excuses, such as, “I work really hard, and playing Mahjong is my only entertainment.”
Shortly thereafter, I was talking to a colleague about Falun Gong and showed her my fingers and said, “I know that if I stop playing Mahjong, the warts will disappear. They are a reminder that I should stop gambling!”
To my surprise, I discovered that the two warts were gone the next morning! I then found my colleague and showed her my fingers. From then on, I quit playing Mahjong.
Many miraculous things have happened to me in my 15 years of practicing Falun Gong. As long as I view challenges and conflicts in life from a practitioner's perspective, they resolve themselves. As long as we believe in Master and Falun Gong, miracles will happen!