(Minghui.org) May 13, 2017, is the day when Falun Dafa practitioners, their families, and their friends celebrate Master's birthday. What’s more, it’s the 25th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the public and the 18th World Falun Dafa Day.

This day also is of great importance to me because I started to practice Dafa on this day 20 years ago.

Dafa Guides My Thoughts and Actions

One of my colleagues read a book in the spring of 1996. After she finished it, she told us that the book was called Zhuan Falun. We took turns reading it, were amazed, and wanted to become practitioners. Then my three sisters read the book and also picked up this cultivation practice.

Although there was much I could not understand at first, some of my questions were answered, such as where we came from and where we go after we pass away. I also learned about the principles of no loss, no gain; the transformation of karma; reincarnation; and causal relationships.

It was so different from what I used to read. I had not read any book about Buddhas and Taoists and did not know anything about cultivation. Zhuan Falun captured my heart and mind, and I have been reading it for 21 years.

In my daily life I follow the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and benefit from them. Dafa guides me in everything I do, from looking after my elderly parents to educating my children.

Experiencing the Power of Dafa

My third eye opened the day I first began to read Zhuan Falun. I saw a big purple eye with long eyelashes blinking between my eyebrows. I saw the Falun emblem as well as the srivatsa and Taiji symbols rotating.

When I was doing the second exercise, I felt a Falun rotating within and outside my body as well under my feet. Having grown up in an atheistic society, I was shocked, and it changed my perspective of this world.

One day I had terrible pain in my right arm and could not move my hand. I asked Master for help in my heart. When I was half asleep, it felt as if someone was pinching my right arm. I then felt a current going through my arm, and I could move my hand again.

Soon after I started to practice Dafa, I no longer came down with headaches, tonsillitis, or inflammation of my small intestines like I did before. I essentially recovered from every health issue that had bothered me for a long time.

My family also benefited. For example, my father had high blood pressure and blockage in his arteries going to the brain. He was frequently hospitalized. The doctor suggested surgery but could not guarantee that it would be successful, so we decided to take Father home.

He read Zhuan Falun and recited the two sentences “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” every day. His health improved and he lived to 87.

Recovery after Practicing Dafa

My husband was diagnosed with fatty liver, high blood pressure, diabetes, and serious heart issues in 2012. He was only in his 50s. He worried because his mother had passed away at the age of 56 from the same things. The doctor suggested some procedure, but my husband decided against it and checked out of the hospital. His health worsened and he became depressed.

“You have good xinxing,” I said. “You’ve acknowledged that Falun Dafa is good and helped me with a lot of Dafa work. Yet you refuse to practice, claiming you are busy with work. Maybe this is a hint from Master to cultivate. You’ve witnessed how I changed physically and mentally, so you might as well start.”

He watched the nine-day lectures and exercise videos, and I did the exercises with him. He had heart attack symptoms three times in that first week, but he didn’t let them stop him. By the following week, he was no longer bothered by those symptoms.

One of our friends urged my husband to have a check up in the hospital because she was still worried about him. She did not think he should rely only on practicing Falun Dafa. Her husband had had a heart attack in 2012, racked up heavy medical expenses, and passed away three years later. My husband did not spend a penny and recovered just by practicing Falun Dafa.

Master said:

“I’ve often said that I have incorporated into this Fa everything that can allow you to cultivate and advance, and everything that you can attain through cultivation. Although you are in different realms, none of you can truly understand the weight of my words. You will obtain everything so long asyou cultivate.” (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Switzerland)

Dafa Is Rooted Firmly in Our Hearts

My husband is the only son in his family, and he was set to inherit his father’s house. However, his younger sister sold it and kept the money. His older sister then wanted to file a lawsuit.

My husband and I told his older sister that we would not get involved. We believe in Falun Dafa, we said, and measure everything by the Fa principles. She was surprised and admired our ability to stay calm at such a rough time.

Master said:

“Humans have great difficulty letting go of attachments. When you can truly discard an attachment you will find that you haven’t lost anything. Learning the Fa is itself a blessing—why would you lose anything?” (Lecture at the First Conference in North America)