Grateful to Teacher for Not Giving Up on Me
(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1996, but it was only after I joined a group practice site in 1998 that I truly felt the magnificence of Dafa.
I was dismissed by my workplace after the persecution began in 1999. Repeated torture and mistreatment left me exhausted physically and mentally. When the system of forced-labor camps was dissolved in 2013, I was released and went home, but did not immediately resume my cultivation.
Teacher Did Not Give Up On Me
For my belief in Dafa, I was persecuted for many years and subjected to forced labor and sentenced to prison three times. I was denied basic human freedoms for over six years. The last time I was released from the labor camp, I had gone astray in my understanding and was unable to help myself out of this state of being lost in ordinary society.
My wife (a fellow practitioner) was always trying to help me, hoping that I could resume my cultivation practice. My younger brother also hoped I would come back, but could not persuade me.
Later, in a seemingly coincidental situation, a colleague at my former workplace who had serious health problems, suddenly contacted me. In the past, I had told her how effective Falun Dafa was in curing illnesses and maintaining health.
Heeding my advice, my colleague began to study Falun Dafa. The practice healed her many illnesses, such as cancer, chronic headaches which had plagued her for more than 20 years, allergies, and several other problems. Her headaches went away within a month of reading the Dafa book and never reoccurred. Previously she had a sallow complexion and was so tired after walking just a few steps. Since starting to practice Dafa, she hasn’t returned to the hospital at all, as all her illnesses are gone.
It had been over a year since my colleague had begun the practice. She was now energetic and able to do everything - even climb mountains.
Her story encouraged me greatly. With Master’s benevolent compassion, this encounter was arranged to help me resume my cultivation. Also, with the help of my wife and other fellow practitioners, I have become a Falun Dafa practitioner once again.
Resuming My Cultivation
After returning from the labor camp, I had stomach pain, abdominal swelling, digestion problems and lumps behind my neck. I even went to see doctors of Chinese medicine for help with these problems. With great stress and fatigue from my job, I felt that I was aging quickly. From a photo, I could see that I looked much older than before.
After enduring years of financial persecution, I was pondering every day how to make more money and how to earn tens of millions of yuan. With this in mind, though I knew very well that my wife didn’t agree with me, I secretly borrowed money from my younger brother and became involved in several investment schemes.
Resuming my cultivation in Dafa lifted me out of my poor physical and mental state. With the help of my fellow practitioners, I have constantly made improvement according to the standard of Dafa. First, I started to study the Fa and did the exercises. Then, I began sending forth righteous thoughts and participated in various truth-clarification activities.
Through practitioners’ experience sharing, I discovered my own gaps. During this period, I also participated in suing Jiang Zemin, the former head of the CCP, for initiating the persecution of Falun Dafa in 1999.
The more I studied the Fa, the more I realized that the purpose of my learning Falun Dafa is to return to my original, true self. My mission is to save people lost in delusion so that I can go home with Master by fulfilling my own vow!
Master told us:
“Once you improve your xinxing, your body will undergo a great change. Upon xinxing improvement, the matter in your body is guaranteed to transform.” (Lecture 1 in Zhuan Falun)
“After a period of cultivation practice, our Falun Dafa students look quite different in appearance. Their skin becomes delicate and fair with rosy cheeks.” (Lecture 1 in Zhuan Falun)
We know that Falun Dafa is a practice of mind and body and the changes that have taken place in my body are visible. My skin is delicate and reddish-white. I look very energetic and the state of aging in my fifties is gone. From my appearance, many people think that I am about 40 years old. I can also feel these great changes, and this is Master that encourages me.
At work, I also feel rather relaxed, as I am no longer affected by personal interests. There is no dispute between my customers and me as I treat them with all sincerity without telling lies. When problems arise, I resolve them in accordance with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. My good work earned me a pay raise. My main challenge now is to clarify the truth to people face to face.
Our family relationships have become more and more harmonious. During the Chinese New Year when we have a holiday, the whole family studies the Fa together. Although my father does not practice, he also supports Dafa. We feel so blessed. Thank you, Master!
Surviving a Car Accident
Before I resumed cultivation, I was involved in an accident. While riding my electric scooter to work I didn’t notice a car backing up in front of me. I was suddenly hit by the car and sent flying. After falling on the ground, I sat there feeling great pain in my back and internally, and I was sweating all over with the pain.
Later, I went to a hospital to have an x-ray and was told that I had a slight fracture. The doctor suggested that I should be examined with a nuclear magnetic resonance again, but I didn’t do it. The doctor also suggested that I should stay in bed for over four weeks to recover. Yet I only rested for two weeks and then returned to work. Now, when I recall this accident, I am certain that Master protected me. Thank you, Master!
Those who are genuine Falun Dafa practitioners have all felt the wonder and boundlessness of Dafa. There is a saying: “It is difficult to obtain a human body; it is difficult to be born in China; and it is rare to hear the Buddha Fa.” How fortunate we are to obtain a human body, be born in China and have this opportunity of hearing this universal law! We should cherish it!
Master said: “The truth is, I treasure you more than you treasure yourselves!” (“Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Master’s boundless compassion has allowed me to return to Dafa. Master is not willing to give up on any practitioners who once practiced Falun Dafa. I also hope that my fellow practitioners will try to help those who have gone astray to return to Dafa.