Young Man from Changchun Praises Master Li – My Experience with Falun Gong
Falun Gong Saved My Life
I used to have leukemia, stomach cancer, and other diseases. No medical treatment could save me. I lost hope of survival and decided to commit suicide in the summer of 2006. I had been working in southern China, and my family lived in northern China. I hadn't told them about my terminal illnesses. I decided to visit my mother one more time before I took my own life.
I discovered my mother was practicing Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa), and she insisted I practice it, too. I refused because I had been deeply influenced by the Chinese Communist Party's lies and propaganda. But one day, out of curiosity, I picked up my mother's book, Zhuan Falun, and started reading it. I realized Falun Gong was great and that it teaches Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. I thought Falun Gong practitioners were marvelous because they had persisted in following these great principles even though they had been terribly wronged.
A thought came to my mind that I should say a fair word for Falun Gong. Just because of this thought, all my illness symptoms were gone the next morning. This was even before I said anything or did any exercises! I thought it was a miracle. I decided to practice Falun Gong and cultivate myself.
The Mission of a Falun Gong Practitioner
I returned to work in southern China a short time later, and continued to study the Fa and follow the principles of Falun Dafa. I became more considerate, compassionate, and altruistic. I wanted to fulfill the mission of a Falun Gong practitioner and tell people about the practice and how it was persecuted. I wanted to help the deceived people see the evil nature of the persecution and choose to stand with the innocent to avoid becoming complicit with the crimes committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Talking to strangers intimidated me. But, how could I clarify the truth to people without talking? I felt very anxious. Compassionate Master helped me break through my fear and gave me wisdom. I started by telling my friends and colleagues how my terminal diseases had disappeared after I started practicing Falun Gong, and I explained how people all over the world now practice Falun Gong. I spoke pretty well. Many people recognized the goodness of Falun Gong and decided to quit the communist organizations. One of them told me, “We were wondering how you became so good at talking. Now we know it's because you practice Falun Gong!”
A young colleague of mine is a kind and simple girl. When she heard my story, she realized Falun Gong was good and quit the Communist Youth League and Young Pioneers. She then invited me to dinner at her home so I could clarify the facts to her parents. Her parents asked me to continue to be a good influence on their daughter. They said, “We won't have to worry about her going astray as long as she is with good people like you.” The girl and I later worked in different places, but she visited me a year later and told me she had a tumor on her neck. Her doctor had told her to have surgery, but her parents were worried about the consequences. They suggested she seek the opinion of her Falun Gong practitioner friend. I told her to repeat in her mind, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is good.” A couple of days later, she came back to visit me and happily told me her tumor was gone.
My work gives me many opportunities to talk to people. One time, I told a group of people about the self-immolation hoax and the true story of Falun Gong. They asked me many questions. I answered them all. The same group came back the next day. One of them told me, “My index finger used to be numb. I couldn't straighten it for the past dozen years. After hearing your story about Falun Gong yesterday, I repeated 'Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is good' in my mind. I can straighten my index finger now. It's so powerful!” He wanted to buy me lunch. I told him, “You don't have to. You should thank my Teacher. He is the one who helped you!”
I also got a chance to clarify the truth to a colleague whose husband and daughter were both members of the police. She was shocked after hearing my experience because she had believed the CCP's lies about Falun Gong. I advised her and her family to quit the communist organizations to be safe. She agreed and said, “Yes, yes, safety is priceless.”
A Lucky Policeman
I talked to a policeman about the self-immolation hoax and other propaganda spread by the Party. I also told him about a police chief named Ren Changxia who had proactively thrown Falun Gong practitioners into prisons and labor camps; she later died in a car accident. Even though she was in the safest seat in the car, she was the only one who died. Her husband passed away later. Her sister said she had not believed that persecutors of Falun Gong would receive karmic retribution, but she had to believe after seeing how her sister ended up.
The policeman told me, “Oh, I know why I survived my car accident!” He told me that his former boss in the military was a Falun Gong practitioner. The policeman had been given an assignment to talk to his boss and try to persuade him to give up practicing Falun Gong. He told his boss, “I'm here as a formality. I know you are a great man. I won't persuade you to change. Continue to practice if you feel like it.”
He became a policeman after retiring from the military. Once, he and ten other policemen went to Shanxi Province in pursuit of some criminals. The vehicle they were traveling in overturned in the mountains. Nine of them died on the spot, and the other one was in a vegetative state. However, this policeman only had a minor injury and recovered quickly. I said, “You must have been protected from danger because you chose not to pressure a Falun Gong practitioner. Remember, never participate in the persecution.” He agreed and chose to quit all the Communist Party organizations he had joined.
'Master Li Hongzhi Is a Very Good Person!'
A new colleague of mine is a young man from Changchun, the hometown of Master Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Dafa). I have never met Master Li in person. I feel admiration for Changchun because it is his hometown. When I chatted with the young man, I felt his accent sounded very familiar. I said, “Changchun is such a great place, because a great man was from Changchun. Do you know who I'm talking about?” He replied, “You must be talking about Falun Gong!” I said, “You bet!” He told me excitedly, “Of course I know it. Falun Gong is great! Many people in our city practice it. What they say on TV is nonsense! They spread rumors to smear Falun Gong. My aunt used to be Master Li Hongzhi's classmate. She told me Master Li was a very good person and that the TV programs lied about him. We shouldn't believe the TV programs!”
I was very touched to hear the young man and his aunt's kind words about Master Li. I asked him if he had heard about quitting the communist organizations and told him the significance of quitting. He agreed to quit the Communist Youth League and Young Pioneers.
There are so many stories about my experiences practicing Falun Gong! I could go on and on for days. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Master for his compassionate salvation!