How Falun Gong Benefits Society (Part 4)
(Minghui.org) Continued from Part 3.
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.
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 to practice Falun Dafa. We hope they help to demystify the practice and benefit the reader.
Petroleum Expert Who Accepts No Kickbacks
Ms. Li is a former senior engineer who was employed by the China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau. Given her technical expertise, she was in charge of several projects and recognized with numerous awards for her performance.
Before practicing Falun Gong, Ms. Li suffered from various illnesses including severe rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, kidney problems, stomachache, and nerve issues. She visited many doctors, costing her a fortune, but could not find a cure. Her physical and mental suffering was beyond description.
Shortly after beginning to practice Falun Gong in December 1997, she recovered from her illnesses. She no longer had to resort to medicines to alleviate her illness symptoms during the past 21 years.
In addition to her health recovery, she improved her character by following the Falun Gong principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
At that time, the project she was responsible for had a budget of several hundred thousand yuan. Many people would view this a lucrative opportunity for personal gain, given the opportunity for kickbacks.
As a Falun Gong practitioner, however, Ms. Li was averse to anything that was not earned through honest work. Impressed by her integrity, her business partner reported this to Ms. Li's supervisor after completion of the construction. The supervisor was also touched since such behavior is rarely seen in modern China. With positive feedback from peers and management, Ms. Li was given the exemplary employee award at the end of 1998.
Senior Political Commissar Couple Experienced the Power of Falun Gong
Ms. Li Yan is a retired senior political commissar from Baoding City, Hebei Province. She had suffered from a number of illnesses before she turned 40. Among them, the most painful ones were vocal cord lesions and a urinary tract infection. The former often led to cancer according to doctors, so she was put on conservative treatments in a hospital every day. The latter required her to carry medicine everywhere she went, to be immediately taken at the onset of any symptoms.
Such pain was a part of her life for over 10 years until she started to practice Falun Gong in late 1997. Through doing the exercises and living by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, these illnesses disappeared within a period of six months. She truly experienced the happiness of an illness-free life.
Her husband, Mr. Chen Jiquan, worked at a design institute. He suffered from high blood pressure, diabetes, lumbar disc herniation, and Alzheimer's disease for many years. He was hospitalized two or three times each year, which was well-known at his workplace.
Seeing the dramatic changes in his wife, Mr. Chen decided to try Falun Gong. Shortly after he started, he noticed pus and blood in his stool. However, not only was there no pain, he felt more energetic. This convinced him that these symptoms were the purification of the physical body as described in the Falun Gong teachings.
Follow-up examinations confirmed Mr. Chen's blood pressure and blood sugar to be nearly normal. Surprised by this change, his doctor became interested in learning Falun Gong. Witnessing the positives changes in Ms. Li and Mr. Chen, their friends and relatives were impressed, and their children were very supportive.
A Selfless Hydro System Deputy Director
Mr. Wang Zhengli is a former deputy director from the Songming County Water Authority in Yunnan Province. Because of his technical expertise, he received various awards from provincial and national level hydro system agencies.
Given the many illnesses he suffered, especially high blood pressure, Mr. Wang often fainted and lost consciousness. Upon recommendations from many colleagues, he joined them in the practice of Falun Gong. Within one week, he returned to good health. Although he had difficulty climbing stairs in the past, he now could easily walk upstairs while carrying a heavy bucket of water.
Mr. Wang learned that Falun Gong teaches one to be a better person, which helped him gain a new perspective on life. The Falun Gong principles greatly improved his morals. People at his position often received bribes or took advantage of other opportunities that benefited them. Conducting himself a Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Wang refused to accept any bribes. His work ethics were recognized by peers and management, which earned him awards almost every year.
Disabled for 23 Years, Railroad Worker Stood up Again
Ms. Song Chunyuan is a retired railroad worker in Heilongjiang Province. She became disabled in a major accident 43 years ago. On July 16, 1975, when 19-year-old Ms. Song was riding with other workers on a motor vehicle, it was raining and the visibility was low. The vehicle ran into a moving train, leaving 12 people dead. Ms. Song was severely injured and went into a coma. She was diagnosed with a concussion, spine injury, joint dysfunction, and problems in both kidneys.
Since then, Ms. Song has gone to many hospitals for treatment, including moving to Shanghai for six years for medical treatment. She underwent several major surgeries and spent over 100,000 yuan on medical expenses. Her kidney problems persisted despite the heavy financial burden to her family and her workplace.
After her workplace stopped paying medical bills in 1992, she was forced to leave the hospital and returned home. She became disabled, bedridden, and her family had to take care of her. She needed a thick metal brace around her lower back even during hot summer days. She had difficulty sitting up and given the chances for kidney failure, she could not take medication. The pain and despair was hard to take for her family.
Her friends told Ms. Song about Falun Gong in 1992 and she decided to practice it. One month later, she no longer needed the brace. The prior illnesses, including those caused by the traffic accidents, had disappeared.
Considering herself a practitioner, Ms. Song follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance every day, making her life productive. Her temper changed for the better significantly. Not only that, she often volunteered to clean the building hallway or stairs. People who knew her were surprised to see her function again after 23 years of being disabled.
Business Owner: Recovery from Colon Cancer
Ms. Wang Yufang, 55, is a resident of Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province. When visiting Harbin City to purchase goods for her clothing business in 1998, she suddenly experienced a sharp pain in her abdomen. Doctors diagnosed her with colon cancer.
She was in a dire situation. Her husband had passed away and she had a four year old to take care of. Ms. Wang visited many doctors and tried Chinese medicine, western medicine, along with some qigong practices. But none of them worked, leaving her and her young child in tears.
Her aunt told her about Falun Gong in December 1998. She began to read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong. After she finished reading the book, tests showed that she had recovered from her colon cancer. She was very grateful because she no longer needed to worry about her young child's future.
After the suppression against Falun Gong started in 1999, Ms. Wang was detained numerous times and sentenced to forced labor and imprisonment. Forced injection of unknown drugs at the Jiamusi Detention Center in 2003 led to paralysis and memory loss.
After returning home upon her release, Ms. Wang resumed practicing Falun Gong and she quickly recovered her health. Her relatives witnessed her return to good health and were very thankful towards Falun Gong.
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Falun Gong was introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in 1992. With the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and five sets of easy-to-learn exercises, it helps improve one's physical health and morals. About 100 million people practiced Falun Gong before the Chinese Communist Party suppressed this cultivation practice in 1999.
Over 19 years into the persecution, rather than being eliminated by the Party, Falun Gong flourishes in more than 100 countries. The teachings of Falun Gong has been translated into 39 languages. Group exercises of Falun Gong are seen in almost all major countries throughout the world.
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