I Started to Practice Falun Dafa Even Though the Communist Party Was Defaming It
(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner in China. I have cultivated for nearly 20 years and would like to share how I came to learn this wonderful practice, which is also known as Falun Gong.
After I married, in addition to high blood pressure, I was diagnosed with gynecological disease and arthritis. My husband often quarreled with me, saying that he regretted having found such a sick wife and that he didn't earn enough to pay for all the medicine I took. My life was miserable. As I looked at my young child, tears would fill my eyes. When I heard that certain qigong practices could cure illness, I learned and followed them, but my health didn't improve.
When my child was older, I started to babysit for a family in the city. In August 2000, I stood at the door of the residence where I worked and looked out in amazement. I asked a neighbor, “What's going on here? I see Falun Dafa posters on that pole and the door of this building, but the TV and radio both say that Falun Dafa is bad.” The neighbor, Ms. Wong, told me, “Please don't listen to those reports or believe them. They are rumors the government has created about Falun Dafa. They are framing Dafa, good people, and the founder of Falun Dafa, who is my master.”
This practitioner told me how she had benefitted both physically and mentally from practicing Falun Dafa and that her husband was also a practitioner. They both had experienced great changes in their bodies, and all their ailments had disappeared. She said, “The communist party is very good at spreading rumors and telling big lies to deceive people. Our master is here to offer salvation by teaching us the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which can awaken people's conscience and inspire their kindness.”
I told Ms. Wong that I would learn it, too. In mid-August 2000, despite the evil Party’s deception and persecution, I began to practice Falun Dafa and follow the teachings of Master Li Hongzhi.
Ms. Wong gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun, a book I took home and treasured. Because I was born in the countryside and only got to go to school for two or three years, I couldn’t read many words in the book. I went to Ms. Wong and asked her, “What shall I do? There are so many words in the book I cannot read.”
She told me that Master said:
“You know, in China there are elderly people who never went to school, but they read Zhuan Falun, and after reading it over and over they were able to read the whole book. There are quite a few people like that among Dafa disciples.” (Teaching the Fa at the Eastern U.S. Fa Conference)
I answered, “Then I shall work hard to read this Fa!”
Later that same day, I dreamed that Master stood at the door of the residence where I worked. He pointed at me and said to everyone, “She lives in this area.” Then I woke up. The next day, I told Ms. Wong about my dream and she responded, “You have a predestined relationship with Master! Although I have been practicing for several years, I haven’t seen Master in my dreams. I really envy you.”
Every day, I hold this wonderful book in my hands as I read, study, and recite the words wholeheartedly. I did not want to waste any time in learning Dafa. Later, Ms. Wong taught me to send forth righteous thoughts. I did not yet understand the full meaning of this, but I just followed along with her.
While trying to send forth righteous thoughts at home one day, I wondered what it meant. That night, I had another dream. I was sending forth righteous thoughts when I saw two big snakes. I pointed at the snakes and read from one of the Falun Dafa books, “The Fa rectifies the Cosmos; the Evil is completely eliminated.” (The Two Hand Positions for Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts in Essentials for Further Advancement II). The snakes were instantly incinerated and disappeared. When I woke up, I said to myself, “Doesn’t this mean that Master has told us to use divine power to eliminate demons?” Now I understood that sending forth righteous thoughts eliminates demons and that the power of righteous thoughts is just amazing!
Ever since then I have paid special attention to sending forth righteous thoughts.
I have now been practicing Falun Dafa for 18 years. In all the ups and downs of cultivation, every step I have taken is inseparable from Master’s compassionate protection. Thank you, Master!