(Minghui.org) I would like to share how I picked up Falun Dafa and how it changed my life. One night in 1997 I tossed and turned and couldn’t fall asleep. I felt terrible and knew that I was about to get very sick. My wife, who had just started practicing Falun Dafa, took me to watch Master Li’s lecture videos, saying that it would help me feel better.

As we were waiting for the practitioner to play the video, he asked if I drank alcohol or smoked and I told him I did.

“We shall see,” he said, “if Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, will accept you as a disciple as soon as we turn on the television.”

I stared at the television nervously and the video wouldn’t play. The practitioner then asked that I listen to the audio tape of the lectures – I could not hear anything. I wondered if Master did not want me as a cultivator, as I was a drinker and a smoker. I promised not to drink or smoke the next day before I came.

The next morning I drank some wine and went to watch the lecture videos in the afternoon. The practitioner asked if I drank and I lied. He said, “We will know if you did as soon as we play the video.” Again the video would not play. The practitioner said, “You lied. Please be sincere and don’t drink or smoke before you come here tomorrow.” At the moment I felt that Master was not just any ordinary qigong master.

The third day I didn’t drink and saw Master on the television as soon as it was turned on. I was shocked and realized that the first two times Master was testing me. I was determined to listen to him and cultivate steadfastly.

I quit smoking and drinking in three days and woke up early every morning to do the exercises. I felt more calm and peaceful and physically well than ever before – it was as if I was reborn.

Master said,

“By this day, eighty to ninety percent of our practitioners have reached the state where their bodies are very light and free of illness. At the same time, we have said that in this class you are not only pushed to this state where your body is completely purified, but also many things have been installed in your body so that in this class you can develop gong. It is the same as my raising you up and then sending you further ahead.” (Zhuan Falun)

Believing in Master and Falun Dafa

After I began to practice Falun Dafa, I experienced the power of Dafa every now and then.

Master said:

“We emphasize one point: If you cannot relinquish the attachment or concern for illness, we cannot do anything and will be unable to help you. Why is this? It is because there is such a principle in the universe: Ordinary human affairs, according to the Buddha School, all have predestined relationships. Birth, old age, illness, and death exist as such for ordinary people.” (Zhuan Falun)

One afternoon in 2014 I rode my bike very fast to go pick up my grandson from school in time. As I was making a turn, a car hit me so hard that my head slammed the concrete pavement. I blacked out for a moment. After I sat up, I noticed a pool of blood on the ground and my head hurt terribly.

I heard a woman’s voice say that I should go see a doctor. However, when I saw this dark skinny woman in front of me, I felt great sympathy for her. I knew that I had a debt to pay that day. I told her that I was fine and not to worry. I didn’t want to incur any medical expenses that she might have to pay. She insisted that I go to a hospital to be looked at and make sure that I was fine. I thought that I could use something to soak up the blood on my head before I went to pick up my grandson, so I went with her to a clinic.

Because of the severity of the injury, the doctor wanted to shave my head, stitch the wound, and give me a tetanus injection. I only wanted some tissue paper and nothing else. They were both worried sick but couldn’t force me to accept anything else. I told them that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner and that it might be my debt to pay. I couldn’t let the woman incur any expenses on my behalf and said that I would be sending money for the tissue paper the next day.

When my grandson saw me, blood was still coming out of my head. I consoled him and told him that I’d be fine because I was a practitioner. He helped push the bike home. I had to sit up most of that night to wait for the bleeding to stop. As soon as it did, I got up and did the exercises. Three days later the injury had healed.

My wife also had a miraculous experience. She fell and the right side of her body was paralyzed. She knew that she was a Dafa practitioner and that the paralysis was only the old forces’ interference. She would not acknowledge the paralysis and asked Master to help her.

Despite our son's insistence, she refused to go to a hospital. She constantly recited “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” in her heart. I read Zhuan Falun aloud to her every day. She slowly gave up her attachment to the injury and could stand up. Now we go out together to clarify the truth and give out Falun Dafa literature.