My Cultivation Path
(Minghui.org) There is an old saying: if one survives a huge calamity, one will be blessed in the future. If that is the case, then I am truly blessed.
I am blessed
My father told me when I was two years old that I had a serious illness and nothing was helping—I was on the brink of death. An elderly woman was among a crowd of people that came to our home. She was curious and checked me out. She borrowed a sewing needle, poked me in various places, and I woke up.
When I was 10, I had a distended abdomen due to a severe parasitic infection. My spleen was infected. We had no money for treatment but this time I also survived. When I was in middle school, an epidemic broke out. Some of my classmates died, but I survived again.
I am in my 70s now and fortunately obtained Falun Dafa. I am healthy and energetic, and I know that I am blessed.
I was born in 1942 and absorbed Party doctrine throughout my 12 years of schooling. I did not believe in Buddhas, Taos or Gods, but I remembered what my parents told me over the years: Be a kind person and do only good deeds.
I was a teacher for over 35 years. I worked very hard to maintain a good reputation; my schedule was very irregular, and I often sacrificed my sleep. My health was awful; I developed a heart problem, had stomach problems, migraine headaches, laryngitis, and arthritis. I had a huge collection of medicine on my desk.
A colleague gave me an important notice on March 2, 1994. A Qigong Master was in town to teach a supreme qigong. I immediately put down everything, went to register for the lecture and got in. The lecture began the next day.
Master told us that he would not only give us a lecture, but also cleanse our bodies during the lecture.
Master asked us to stretch our arms and stamp our feet. He was adjusting our bodies. My body was warmer, comfortable and relaxed. My headache was gone.
I felt drowsy during the first two lectures and wondered why. This was such a good lecture, so how could I have fallen asleep? Master taught us:
“It is because their brains have illnesses that need to be treated. One will be unable to stand it if one’s brain is worked on. Therefore, one must be put into a state of anesthesia or become unconscious.
“Though they may sleep soundly, they hear everything without missing a single word.” (Zhuan Falun)
Just as Master said, my migraine headache was gone completely, and I have not taken any medicine for the last 24 years. What amazing healing power!
I had stomach problems for many years. I could not have breakfast and had severe heartburn. I was treated by Eastern as well as Western medicine. Nothing worked, but after just two lectures, my stomach discomfort was also gone.
The morning of the fourth day of the lecture series, I dreamed that Master took a mass from my stomach—it was bloody and tumor-like. I told my wife, who also attended the lecture. She was very happy for me. What a miracle! I felt hungry for the first time in a long time. I had a steamed bun, a bowl of cereal, a piece of cake and an egg. My stomach has been fine ever since.
In the winter of 1996, I copied Zhuan Falun by hand, which took me three months. When I reached the last two pages, I suddenly could not see through my glasses. I thought I was tired and went to wash my face. When I returned, I noticed that I could see the book very well without glasses. My high degree of myopia was gone.
Much of my health improvement cannot be explained by science or medicine. My gratitude toward Master is beyond words.
Improvement of Moral Character
I rented an apartment from our school after I started practicing Falun Dafa. Our school gave out apartments for those badly in need. Even though I was considered in great need, I was able to give up my chance for those in greater need. I was able to take others into consideration. My colleagues were deeply moved and thanked me. I told them that if I had not practiced Falun Dafa, I would not behave the way I did. I validated Fa through my words and deeds and also elevated my moral level.
I managed the school's finances. As a cultivator, I measured myself with the Fa's requirements, and I received good feedback from the students and their parents.
The persecution against Falun Dafa was launched by Jiang Zemin on July 20, 1999. Over 20 practitioners were arrested. Many went to the provincial government to appeal, and they were warned that if they came to appeal again, they would face severe persecution.
Under the brutal suppression, Falun Dafa practitioners use every way to reach the world’s people, to bring the awareness of the persecution and Dafa's teachings to them. I wrote letters to various levels of government, the judiciary system, detention centers, and prisons.
I clarified the truth to my colleagues and students and persuaded them to withdraw from the CCP and related organizations. I used every opportunity to talk to people and help them learn the truth. I once talked to a bus driver, and he agreed to withdraw. He added that his sister told him many times to do it and he did not respond, but he did that day.
I realized that persuading people to withdraw from the CCP was not a mere formality. The key is saving people. Nothing is in vain—Whether you distribute materials or clarify the truth face-to-face, all these activities will pave the way for them to be saved.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!