How Falun Gong Benefits Society (Part 3)
(Minghui.org) Continued from Part 2.
Every practitioner of Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) has benefited physically and mentally from the self-cultivation practice. Those who practice it enjoy good health and a positive outlook. They are kind and considerate, there is harmony in their families, and society as a whole benefits.
Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of the practice, said,
“From the start, my teaching has been motivated by a sense of responsibility toward the world and to those who want to learn our practice. People have been very receptive to it, and the practice has had a widely positive impact.” (Zhuan Falun)
The profiles below look at people whose lives changed for the better after they started practicing Falun Dafa. We hope they help to demystify the practice and benefit the reader.
Outstanding Teacher Couple Wins Teaching Prizes
Mr. Han Yongqiang and his wife, Ms. Wei Xiujuan, teach at Beihua University in Jilin Province. They were in very poor health when they got married. They both had trouble sleeping. Instead of enjoying their married life, they lived in despair.
Mr. Han suffered with hepatitis B, which often caused severe pain around the liver. He was skinny and could not do heavy work.
Ms. Wei had multiple health problems, including heart disease, irregular uterine bleeding, severe anemia, migraines, bronchitis, cholecystitis, and bone hyperplasia. She also suffered from severe dysmenorrhea.
She often passed out when she was in college, coughed for months every winter, and needed frequent intravenous antibiotics. The bone hyperplasia in her left leg was so serious that she could hardly walk without pain. Yet what tortured her most was the dysmenorrhea. Every month, she had severe cramps and nonstop bleeding, which led to severe anemia. She almost died from the condition when she was 18.
The couple started to practice Falun Gong in 1996, after which amazing things happened.
After doing the exercises for a short time, Ms. Wei realized that the pains in her chest, back, and arms had disappeared completely. She could breathe easily, and she slept well at night. All of her ailments disappeared, and she had normal periods.
One day, Ms. Wei walked two hours to hear Master Li Hongzhi's Fa teachings in Guangzhou. She left for home after the first lecture session, and noticed that she could now walk quickly, as if the wind was pushing her, and she did not feel tired at all. She had previously experienced difficulty walking, but now felt what it was like to be illness-free.
Mr. Han's hepatitis disappeared after he picked up the practice, and he had no side effects. That was truly a medical miracle! He has since been healthy and has had a positive mental outlook.
It has already been more than 20 years, and neither one has needed any medicine since. Their relatives and friends witnessed the benefits of practicing Falun Dafa.
They understood why they came to this world and how to live meaningful lives. They found the answers to questions they could not have otherwise answered.
They followed the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to become kind and considerate, looked inward for their shortcomings when there was a conflict, and got along well with people. They always considered the well-being of every student.
They also let go of fame. In 1997, they represented their school in a teaching competition for young teachers, and each won first prize.
Ms. Wei was assigned to be a classroom teacher for the first time in 1998. She encouraged and guided her students with sincerity, tolerance, and love. That year, her class was rated as the only outstanding comprehensive advanced class in management and instruction. She knew this was because she practiced Falun Dafa.
During those years as a classroom teacher, many of her students' parents tried to give her money and gifts, but she always refused to accept them.
“Gifts or no gifts, I treat every student well,” she said.
Because of Falun Dafa, they not only recovered from hopeless diseases but also became useful members of society.
No One Reported Department Manager to the Police
Mr. Wang Ghao started practicing Falun Gong in 1996 when he was studying at Sichuan University. Many professors, instructors, students, and nearby residents did the exercises together every day at an exercise site on the campus.
Falun Gong practitioners could be seen doing the exercises everywhere—in the parks and public plazas. Most of them were older. If it did not help their health, they would not have continued doing the exercises in the winter cold.
Mr. Wang witnessed the healing power of Falun Dafa. He knew one practitioner whose breast cancer was cured after practicing for just a few months. Mr. Wang was very healthy at that time, but he decided to take up the practice because he was interested in qigong.
Mr. Wang used to be selfish and easily irritated. He also had many bad habits, including fighting.
He started to change. He lived by the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and became kinder and more considerate. He would remove stones and dirt from the street to improve the driving conditions, and he helped people in need. He even donated one month of his wages after the 1998 flood even though he didn't earn much.
Mr. Wang started his career in his company at the bottom and worked his way up to become a department manager in 1999. His English was good and he served as the company translator. He did excellent work, and because his supervisors trusted him, he was assigned to supervise other managers at high levels.
Mr. Wang was always considerate, and his coworkers all knew that he was a good person. No one wanted to report him for practicing Falun Gong after the Chinese Communist Party began the persecution. Instead, they reminded him to be careful.
Bank Loan Officer Found Answers to Health
Mr. Lei Yangfan, 44, has worked at the Hunan Branch of China Bank since 1991. He became a loan officer in 1993 at the age of 19.
He had three wishes: to be healthy, to understand how to be a good person, and to know the basics of life and the universe. He started to read qigong and other religious books in his quest for answers.
He was weak as a child and had many ailments. He started to have chest pain at 5 and coughing all year long at the age of 8.
He was diagnosed with pulmonary lymphatic tuberculosis when he was 11, and the disease was never completely cured. He also had surgery for appendicitis, and the pain from the operation never completely went away.
To improve his health, Mr. Lei tried many things, including qigong, but to no avail. Not until he started practicing Falun Gong did his life change.
He practiced Falun Gong sporadically at first, for about two months. He got serious about it when he noticed an older female practitioner who looked much younger than her age, and saw many changes that other practitioners were experiencing.
He experienced a miracle himself not long afterward. He woke up one morning with no drainage. His cough and chest pain vanished completely. He no longer felt the pain from the appendicitis operation.
His energy increased and yet he slept soundly. He was convinced that Falun Dafa was an excellent spiritual practice that indeed had healing powers.
The real estate market was hot in 1993, and everyone wanted to become rich overnight. Many people applied for loans, and as a loan officer, Mr. Lei had to deal with all types of customers, good and bad, honest and dishonest. It was confusing, and he struggled with having to choose between going along with customary behavior or holding himself to a higher standard by being honest.
Fortunately, Dafa provided him a clear direction, as from the teachings he had learned that good and bad will be repaid accordingly and that he could indeed live up to the standards he respected. He returned a motorcycle he'd borrowed from his department. He worked hard but did not compete with other people. He took things naturally, as they came. He even passed up an opportunity for a promotion, to a colleague.
It was Falun Dafa that made him healthy, considerate, and honest.