How I Started Falun Dafa Cultivation Practice
(Minghui.org) I first heard about Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) in 1997 when my wife told me that her sister’s severe illness had been cured through the practice. My wife also began practicing Falun Dafa the following year.
Prior to cultivating, my wife had an extremely acrimonious relationship with my parents. The atmosphere at home was constantly tense and angry. My wife rebuffed my many attempts to persuade her to be kind to my parents and even began nursing a grudge against me.
My wife’s character underwent an astonishing change after she began practicing Falun Dafa. She became a kinder, more patient person and her relationship with my parents improved by leaps and bounds. Her sudden transformation left me in awe of the power of Falun Dafa.
My wife suggested that I read the book Zhuan Falun. I did so, and was highly impressed by the content. However, what struck me were the strict requirements imposed on Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners had to learn and adhere to Dafa’s teachings of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. As a businessman, I could not see a way to earn a living without lying to potential customers. Moreover, I was in my twenties and was more interested in pursuing material interests.
Although I did not start practicing then, I held Falun Dafa in high regard, and was very supportive of my wife’s cultivation.
One day, I was struck by a sudden severe pain in my legs and feet. The doctor made a diagnosis of gout, and accordingly prescribed some medication. However, the medication only worked for a few days before the pain returned. At this point, my wife advised me to practice Falun Gong and recite the words, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” in order to cure my condition.
As I had nothing to lose, I followed her advice. Unexpectedly, my legs were cured after practicing the first set of exercises. However, my enthusiasm gradually waned as time went on, and I set aside the practice.
I had a sudden bout of dizziness in 2015. Even my high blood pressure medication was ineffective, and I spent the day in bed, unable to move an inch. My condition worsened the following morning. I was barely able to stand, and the left side of my body felt numb and weak. My friend and cousin took me to the hospital where I underwent a CT scan. The doctor who reviewed my case told me, “You must be prepared to accept the fact that your condition will continue to worsen.” When I pressed for details, he explained that this was the nature of my illness and I would have to remain in the hospital for treatment.
While my friend and cousin helped me into a hospital bed, I saw a nurse hang a tag which had the words “cerebral infarction” on my bed. Soon after, my wife called and advised me to recite the words “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
This time I took her advice to heart and silently recited the phrase over and over.
The following morning, the doctor and hospital director came to visit my ward and asked if I was willing to make an attempt to walk. To everyone’s surprise, I was able to get out of bed and walk on my own, before both doctors hastily made me lie back down.
Encouraged, I continued to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” On the third morning, the doctor asked me to try walking around the ward. I got up and walked around, feeling as healthy as before. All the symptoms of my illness had vanished. Upon seeing my progress, the doctor exclaimed, “This is miraculous!” He then advised me not to wander downstairs, and left with a smile.
As I was feeling well, I ignored his advice and spent some time walking around the floors below my ward. I was subsequently subjected to a battery of scans and blood tests. Two days later, the doctor returned and told me that my medical reports had been sent to a panel of experts, who gave me a clean bill of health. The doctor told me in amazement, “Your case is considered a medical miracle!”
However, I knew that Master had saved my life.
Upon my return home, I hastily asked my wife to take me to a fellow practitioner’s home to study the Fa. In this way, I started seriously practicing Falun Dafa.
I have since not looked back. Falun Dafa has made me happier and more relaxed. By staying honest, I won over more customers than before. A person cultivating in Falun Dafa is truly most blessed!