How Falun Gong Benefits Society (Part 8)
(Minghui.org) (Continued from Part 7)
Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of the Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong), 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.” (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun)
In addition to the slow-moving exercises, Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance help one purify the heart and mind. Many believe this to be the key to the dramatic health recoveries and improvements practitioners in China and around the world have experienced.
The profiles below look at people whose lives changed for the better after they took up the practice of Falun Dafa. We hope that these stories benefit the reader and help people better understand the practice.
Big Family Finds Peace and Happiness Again
The Wang family lives in Nong'an County, Jilin Province, with three sons and three daughters. In the 80's, the three sons had a fight while dividing the family land and became foes. Their respective families cut ties with each other and their children did not dare to play together even though they all live next to each other.
The middle son, Wang Qibo, had an accident in 1996, with a heavy cement slab falling on one of his feet. He suffered a comminuted fracture and remained bedridden for more than a month. A relative visited him and shared how her health improved by practicing Falun Dafa. He was amazed by her story and began to practice Falun Dafa shortly afterward.
His foot injury was quickly healed, and Falun Dafa also enabled him to understand the meaning of life. Dafa's principles, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, became rooted in his heart. His bad temper was gone and he became a better person. He no longer resented his brothers and made up with them. The three brothers bonded again.
Wang Qibo's wife, Sun Shiying, witnessed her husband's change and began to learn Falun Dafa too. Her long-term illnesses, including duodenal ulcer, gastritis, and allergies, all disappeared. She became happier. Their daughter and son also began to practice Falun Dafa with their parents.
Wang Qibo's sister-in-law, Yang Shumei (wife of his younger brother Wang Qixue), was curious about what changed Wang Qibo and his wife. Her curiosity led her to learn Falun Dafa in December 1998. Her stomach disease, severe gynecological disease, pelvic inflammatory disease, and cervical erosion were all gone. She used to take Chinese medicine every day and had sought a cure for her illnesses for many years.
Her husband, Wang Qixue, was addicted to playing Mahjong and could not control himself. He did not care about his family and often stayed out all night. He even got fined and detained. But he was unable to quit.
Seeing the changes in his brother and his wife, Wang Qixue also began to practice Dafa in February 1999. His osteoporosis of the knee, which had bothered him for years, was cured within a few days. After reading Zhuan Falun, he wanted to become a better person and made up his mind to quit Mahjong. Miraculously, with that one thought, he totally lost interest in Mahjong and has never played again.
One of his sisters, Wang Qiwen, also joined the practice. Her hysteria was completely cured after she began to practice Dafa.
Their mother, Ms. Xia Deyun, always felt sad when her three sons were still at odds with each other. She wondered why her big family could not live in harmony. Due to long-term housework and farm work, she suffered severe bone hyperplasia, vasculitis, and headaches and had to take painkillers every day. However, after her sons and daughters-in-law began to practice Falun Dafa, happiness returned to her family.
In March 1999, when she was about to have an operation, her daughter-in-law Yang Shumei persuaded her to try Falun Dafa. Surprisingly, her condition changed right away after she learned the practice and she no longer needed the operation. All of her ailments disappeared shortly afterward. She has never taken any medicine since then. Now she is almost 90 years old and in very good health.
The whole family thanks Falun Dafa for giving their family such happiness. Sadly, they were unable to escape the persecution that began in July 1999. Several family members were subjected to multiple detentions and torture for their faith. Mr. Wang Qibo was tortured to death in prison on March 28, 2007, at the age of 47.
Walking Out of Despair
Ms. Han Zhongcui, 58, is a clerk of her local residential committee in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province.
Her first child, a girl, was born in 1986 with intestinal obstruction. With their limited income, Ms. Han and her husband managed to let her have an operation shortly after she was born. However, she died in 1988 when Ms. Han was pregnant with a baby boy.
When her baby boy was eight months old, her husband had an affair. To keep his job in the military, he begged for Ms. Han's forgiveness. Considering their little boy, she decided to stay in the marriage.
When her second son was born, her husband not only refused to take care of her but also stopped supporting her financially. She struggled to care for the newborn and to work; her health quickly declined. She developed cervical spondylosis, rheumatic heart disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Her younger son was premature and ended up developmentally delayed. He still could not talk or feed himself and had trouble walking by the age of eight. As he grew older, he required even more attention, as he would play with his own feces or run away. Ms. Han got no help from her husband and had to ask her mother to watch her son while she went to work.
Ms. Han dreamed of regaining a healthy body and her younger son becoming better. She prayed to God and also tried different kinds of qigong. But nothing worked.
When she obtained the book Zhuan Falun, she thought of it as another thing to try. However, after a few months of practicing Falun Dafa, all of her illnesses were gone. Her younger son's condition improved as well. He began to have short conversations with her and knew to flush the toilet after using it. He started to walk carefully to avoid cars and was able to cross the road safely. As a mother, Ms. Han was overjoyed at his improvements.
She made up her mind to firmly cultivate in Dafa and began to live a happy life. However, Ms. Han was sentenced to three years in prison in 2012 for refusing to renounce her belief.
Former Alcoholic Finally Becomes Sober
Mr. Bao Jiamin, 61, is a farmer in a rural area of Rushan City, Shandong Province. He had colitis when he was young. He had to take medicine every day and weighed only about 130 pounds even though he is 5'11'' tall.
A Chinese-medicine doctor suggested he drink a little bit of baijiu (Chinese clear liquor) at every meal to help with his digestion. However, he drank more and more. His colitis was not cured but he became addicted to baijiu and would drink a whole 8 ounces during a meal. Sometimes after drinking, he went gambling. He also smoked two cartons of cigarettes a day.
His drunkenness caused him several accidents. Once his bike crashed into a motorcycle. He was unconsciousness and covered with blood. He had a concussion. Before he was fully recovered, he got drunk again. He fell in his yard and broke a rib. At another time, his wrist was fractured when he was drunk.
He made up his mind to quit drinking, but it was easier said than done. His wife begged him to quit. Even though he really wanted to quit, he was unable to control himself.
In 1998, his wife began to practice Falun Dafa. She went to group practice every morning even during winter time. He did not believe the efficacy of Falun Dafa and tried to stop her from going during winter. However, he noticed that his wife's illnesses were all gone after a few months of practice. She told him that Dafa could help him quit smoking and drinking. He was desperate at that time and decided to try it.
Mr. Bao started to practice Dafa in May 1999. He followed Falun Dafa's principles and became diligent in his practice and responsibilities. He quit smoking and drinking and his colitis was cured.
He now devotes his time to work and takes good care of his family. Dafa saved him and brought happiness back to his family.
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Falun Gong was introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in 1992. Living by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and practicing the five easy-to-learn exercises helps to improve one's physical health and moral values. About 100 million people were practicing Falun Gong in China before the communist regime suppressed this cultivation practice in 1999.
After more than 19 years of brutal persecution, rather than being eliminated by the communist regime, Falun Gong is flourishing in more than 100 countries. The teachings of Falun Gong have been translated into 39 languages. Groups of people doing the Falun Gong exercises can be seen in almost all major countries throughout the world.