My Most Precious Memories
(Minghui.org) I was fortunate enough to attend two of Master's Fa lecture series in China. Those experiences were so wonderful that I can never forget them.
I had many ailments before, including headaches, anemia, asthma, a neck problem, neurasthenia, intractable insomnia, and other diseases. I learned several types of qigong with the hope of being cured, but none of them worked.
One day I read a magazine article about Falun Dafa. I was curious about how Master could give a Falun to each student. A few days later a lady who practiced another qigong with me invited me to go to Changchun, Jilin Province, to attend Master's Fa lecture. But my job kept me home.
When she came back, she brought me a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. The book opened my eyes and I felt that Falun Dafa was what I had been looking for.
Jinan Fa Lectures
She also told me that Master’s Fa lectures in Jinan would start on June 20, 1994.
We went to Jinan, Shandong Province. The registration staff was surprised to hear that we came from the Northeast and had never attended any of Master's lectures before, since Master started his Fa lectures in the Northeast first.
Some people attending this lecture had attended Master's lectures nine times. We also saw people from Taiwan and Japan.
On the first day, when Master came, I was so excited. He was tall, handsome, and kind. When he started lecturing, I was even more excited: “His voice sounds so familiar!”
I tried hard to recall where I had heard this voice before. Later, other practitioners told me, “You don't need to try to figure it out. Many practitioners have the same feeling their first time. Master has established predestined relationships with us several lives before.”
Many people came with their whole family or with friends or colleagues, just as Master said,
“Those who really have a predestined relationship and can enlighten will come one after another, entering the Dao and obtaining the Fa.” (“Enlightenment,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
There was thunderous applause every day when Master entered the auditorium. Then it got so quiet that you could hear everyone breathing. However, I fell asleep a few times and was very sorry about it. After Master explained that some people fall asleep when the illnesses in their heads are being healed, I relaxed.
I have never had a headache since then.
I also had diarrhea after the lecture, just as Master mentioned when talking about what happened when students’ bodies were purified.
After each day's lecture, students got together to share their experiences and stories of miraculous things that happened at Master's other Fa lectures.
It was such a memorable time!
When the lectures were over, we had group pictures taken with Master by region. Master said, “People from this province get ready!” Students from that province quickly stood together. Master joined them for the photo and then went to the group from the next province. It was very impressive to see several thousand people quickly arrange themselves into a few dozen groups in a very short time.
Many students wanted to follow Master to Dalian, Liaoning Province, where Master would hold his next series of lectures. Master told them not to keep following him but, rather, to return home to start real cultivation. Many of us then went home.
Lectures in Yanji
Master lectured on the Fa in Yanji, Jilin Province, on August 20, 1994. I went along with some practitioners in our area.
Master explained that sometimes when teaching the righteous Fa, there would be demonic interference. It happened this time. There was a loudspeaker near the auditorium and heavy rain.
A practitioner who didn't have much money brought homemade bread to eat during the whole time. The bread got moldy due to the humidity, but she still ate it. We wanted to treat her to a good meal. She refused our offer, because she didn't want to take anything that wasn’t hers.
Water filled the streets due to the rain, including the street in front of our hotel. But that didn't bother us. Once we ran 40 minutes to the lecture.
My sister-in-law was with me. She was suffering from animal possession and could not walk far. She had to quit her job to stay at home even though she was only in her 30's.
“Sister-in-law,” she said to me excitedly, “I am totally fine now! I can run for 40 minutes! What should I do with the fake gods I worshiped at home?”
“Throw them in the trash. Master has cleansed your body and your environment.”
She did it. And she regained her health.
At the end of the lectures, people of different ethnic groups presented Master with flowers. The Korean practitioners wore their formal customs. It was quite an event.
A few thousand students went to the train station to go home. We bought expensive tickets that guaranteed our seats in advance.
The practitioner with the homemade bread bought a regular ticket (with no guarantee of a seat). She said, “I am the most fortunate person since I could listen to Master's Fa lectures. I don’t need a seat.”
At the train station, a stranger came right up to her and gave her a ticket with an assigned seat. We were all amazed. After all, there were several thousand people at the train station, but the stranger picked her! We realized that she had been rewarded for not caring about her personal comfort.
Since there were so many people at the station, we just went with the flow, and many times we were just pushed forward. Suddenly, my watch fell off. But it was so packed that I could not bend down to pick it up.
I said to myself, “That's OK. I have heard Master lecture again. That's the biggest gain for me. Losing a watch is a small thing.”
But later, to my surprise, I found my watch in my bag! It was just incredible!
A Beijing lady told us that she used to have a problem with her neck. At the Yanji Fa lecture, her neck turned on its own and made a noise. Then it was fine! She shared her seat with us.
Because Master was cleansing my body, I worried about going to the bathroom on the fully-loaded train.
A senior engineer practitioner said, “You must be a new student. Master is watching over us all the time. You don't need to worry.”
He told me that he had attended Master's lectures six times. Once he had a fever of 104, but he still went to work, and his temperature quickly returned to normal. He told us that, as long as we stay calm and not worry, we can pass any tribulation easily.
Amazingly, I didn't feel the need to use the bathroom for the first six hours. After almost everyone had gotten off the train, I went to the bathroom.
After returning home, we started a Fa-study group and went to towns nearby to tell people about Falun Dafa. Many people joined us, including government officials, police officers, teachers, students, doctors, laborers, and peasants.
Now I am in my 70s, but I feel as full of energy as a young person.
Whenever I recall the days that I attended Master's Fa lectures, my overwhelming gratitude to Master brings tears to my eyes.