A Cherished Guest
(Minghui.org) I have a very good friend who is a college professor, nearly 80 years old. He knew me before I began practicing Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong), and then saw amazing changes in my health and character after I began practicing. Intrigued by my experience with Falun Dafa and eager to learn more about the practice, he has visited me at each Chinese New Year holiday since 2012.
On some occasions, he might bring a friend, so they too can learn about Falun Dafa – which is difficult to do in the current environment of persecution in China today. I wrote about my friend's visits previously in the article “A College Professor's Journey”. His visits to my home have provided wonderful opportunities to introduce the benefits of Falun Dafa to the professor and his friends. Here I'd like to share his three latest visits, since 2016.
On Chinese New Year 2016, the professor brought a new friend to visit. His friend was in her 40s. The professor said, “You know that I know that Falun Dafa is good. I have brought a new friend. Please tell her the benefits of practicing Falun Gong. She wishes to learn it too.”
As it was the New Year holiday, my daughter and son-in-law were also visiting. We are all Falun Gong practitioners. We shared our experiences of practicing Falun Gong and played videos of Master Li's lectures as well as the exercise-teaching videos.
This new friend had learned other qigong practices before. She picked up Falun Gong quickly. She said, "I'm really amazed when I studied this practice today. I want to take you as my teacher."
I quickly told her, “There is only one Master in Dafa. He is Master Li Hongzhi. All practitioners are Master's disciples, no matter whether they took up the practice earlier or later. We can call each other fellow practitioners, but we cannot refer to other practitioners as our teachers.”
She understood and said, “That's great.” After practicing the exercises together, the professor and his friend also read Master's latest lecture given in 2016.
Early in 2017, the professor brought another friend to my house. This person is middle-aged and is a teacher. When they arrived, we were having a group Fa study at my home. They were very happy to see so many people studying the Fa together and sat down to join us in reading Zhuan Falun.
After we finished reading the professor's friend said, "This method of studying the Fa is so good. The more you read, the higher spirited you get. I have read many books, but what I learned today are things that I never knew. I understood many principles that I did not know before."
We then shared our experiences of practicing Falun Gong. A woman in her 60s said, “I used to be illiterate and I was ill. After practicing Falun Gong, I become healthy. So I read Zhuan Falun every day, at least one lecture a day. In the evening, I also hand copy Zhuan Falun. I conduct myself in daily life by following Master's teachings. I have practiced Falun Gong for more than 20 years. My illnesses have never relapsed.”
As the professor and his friend were both teachers. I shared with them the story of the young practitioner sitting beside us.
This young woman started practicing Falun Gong with her grandmother when she was in the second grade. Her parent had high hopes for her and wanted her to learn piano, art and dance after school. She was extremely busy every day. Yet she participated in group Fa study no matter busy she was. Master opened her wisdom. She won national awards for her piano playing and artwork.
In the fifth grade, her parents decided that she should go to the top high school in the province as she had such an excellent academic performance. The entrance exam for this school included Olympic math, which she had never learned. Students usually study for years to be admitted to this high school, but she only had a month to prepare for the exam.
When she took the exam, she noted that she did not know how to answer several questions. She quietly recited in her mind, "Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good," and asked Master to give her wisdom.
First, she completed the test questions that she did know how to answer. When she finished the questions she knew, she realized that she knew how to answer the rest. She silently thanked Master for expanding her wisdom. More than 2,600 students took the test and only 600 were admitted to the school. She was one of those admitted.
After entering this high school, her academic performance was still in the top. The head teacher asked her to think about applying for membership in the Communist Youth League. After a while, the head teacher mentioned it again. The young practitioner said, "I know you only want the best for me. I came from a small town to the provincial capital to study, so that I can study abroad in the future. I heard that some countries do not allow entry to those who are members of the Chinese Communist Party or the Youth League. If I were to enroll in the Communist Youth League, I might not be able to go to certain countries. I'd really appreciate your support for my eventual travel abroad!” The teacher was very pleased to hear this and said, “You are really ambitious. I support you!” Afterwards, the teacher never mentioned joining the Youth League again.
A few year ago, there were questions slandering Falun Dafa on the political science exam at school. The young practitioner was frustrated as she would never answer them directly, but if she didn't answer them, her exam score would be low. The young practitioner returned home on break and shared this issue with fellow practitioners. The practitioners proposed that they write letters to the political science teacher, to introduce Falun Gong and expose the persecution. The student and her fellow practitioners sent a lot of information to the teacher. Since then, the political science teacher has never again put those slanderous questions on the exams.
After sharing about Falun Dafa with the professor and his friend, we all did the exercises together. They learned all five sets of exercises. We were truly happy for them.
My friend came to visit me earlier this year. He told me that 2017 was his most productive year yet. He received five patents for his research projects.
He told me about another marvelous thing, that he'd recovered from a tumor in his neck. He'd had a tumor the size of a walnut and was told that he required immediate surgery. While waiting for the results of a follow-up examination, the professor thought, “I am a Dafa practitioner. I will be all right.” As a result of his righteous belief, his tumor became smaller and there was no need for surgery.
I said, “You are so fortunate. Master gave you wisdom. So your invention was miraculous. Also, Master purified your body. So your tumor is gone.” He agreed.
The professor asked to read Master's latest lecture from 2017, and read until midnight before finally going to bed.
This elderly professor has predestined relations with Master and me. He has visited me every year for seven consecutive years, eager to study Zhuan Falun and Master's new articles. He also enjoys seeing how Dafa is reflected in me, as I am also in my 80s. My friend's own health improvement and his recent great success in his research also attest to Dafa's extraordinariness. I cherish our tradition of getting together every year and look forward to my fellow practitioner's next visit.