(Minghui.org) I have cultivated Falun Dafa for 18 years. I have often had people around me just starting the practice, and they remind me how I was when I began. I met a couple like this in April, 2015.
Enqing and I met at a business meeting. She and her husband, Hui, worked at the same bank that I did business with.
I went to the bank to meet them, and Enqing came out to greet me. The moment I saw her, it seemed like we had known each other for a long time. As we walked back to her office, she kept saying, “You are like my sister.”
We sat in her office waiting for her husband and talked about many things very naturally. Then she said, “You have such a nice manner and are so kind. Even though you are twelve years older than I am, there is a child-like innocence in you. What's your secret?”
I told her about my own experience: I had good grades when I was in school. I also loved singing and dancing, as well as sports. At work I once hurt my back, and couldn't walk without pain. The doctor said I had a herniated disc in my lower back. I tried everything—heat treatments, acupuncture, massage, physical therapy—but nothing worked.
In 1998, I moved to a new city and had a new job. A colleague showed me a book. When I saw the picture of the author, tears fell from my eyes. A voice inside me said, “I have finally found it. I have a Master now! I am blessed...”
Enqing asked me what book it was. I told her it was Zhuan Falun. She said she had never heard of it.
“You must have heard of Falun Gong,” I said.
“Oh, yes, I have,” she replied, “but no one has told me of it like you have. I believe everything you say. Can I read it, too?” she asked, “but you cannot let other people know.”
“Okay.” I smiled.
Just then Hui arrived. We concluded our business and, as I was leaving, said to him, “I have talked to Enqing for quite a long time. I can tell you are a nice person and we have a predestined relationship.”
“How can you tell? You are not the only one to say that,” he replied with a smile.
I shook hands with them and said goodbye. I told them that we could meet again and talk more if they were interested. After I got home, I continued to send forth righteous thoughts eliminating any factors that interfered with saving sentient beings.
A few days later, Enqing called and invited my whole family for lunch. At first, my husband (also a practitioner) hesitated, “Are you sure she wants to learn Dafa? It's not because of a business reason?”
“You need to eliminate your negative thoughts,” I said to him. “Don't forget Master’s words: 'All lives came for the Fa, Awaiting the opening of Heaven's gates'.” (“All Came for the Fa” from Hong Yin III)
Our families met for lunch. My husband also felt a natural connection with them. He talked about everything with them, including how he had benefited from practicing Falun Dafa and how he broke away from atheism. I helped by sending forth righteous thoughts and looking after the children.
After lunch, Enqing asked me for the book and said that Hui also wanted to read it. I said, “Well, why don't you come to our home?”
We took them home and answered their questions about Dafa. I told them to respect and cherish the book Zhuan Falun. I told them about the reasons to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. Both Enqing and Hui decided to withdraw.
After they had the book for five days, I got a call from Enqing. “It is a miracle!” he said. “My chronic nasal infection is better now.”
We invited them to our home again and showed them the exercise video. That's how they learned the five exercises.
One night around this time I sat in meditation for two hours and I saw layers of golden pyramids, small ones inside the big ones. They looked spectacular. I was reminded of Master’s words: “always cultivating as if you were just starting.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference”)