“What Kind of Cosmetics Do You Use?”
(Minghui.org) I began having health problems in 1996. I had no appetite and struggled with back pain, migraine headaches, and weight loss. I went for an exam and was diagnosed with gastritis and gastric erosion, pancreatitis, an inflamed gallbladder, arthritis, anemia, vertigo, and others.
Master Renewed My Life
I knew that I had chronic illnesses that were going to be hard to cure. Already I had almost spent all of our savings. Now what? My husband was worried sick.
At the lowest point of my life, one of my relatives gave me Zhuan Falun to read. She told me that many people with terminal illnesses recovered from practicing Falun Gong. She also practiced it herself.
I read the book a little bit at a time. Several days later, I felt that I had more energy. It encouraged me greatly, and I read it more earnestly. I also started learning the exercises.
After a while, I realized that this qigong was different from what I had learned in the past. This one not only requires one to exercise but to focus on cultivating xinxing. Practitioners were required to abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and to be considerate of others.
I also realized where my illnesses came from. I had generated much karma over the years when I fought and competed with others, and when I was selfish and hurt others. I was not aware of that before and thought that I was extraordinary and capable.
I made up my mind to follow the principles and be a good person. My health soon improved.
All the health problems disappeared little by little, and a healthy glow returned to my face. My happiness was beyond words.
Validating Falun Gong Through My Experience
Neighbors who knew about my health problems were all impressed with the enormous change. One after another they also began to practice Falun Gong.
My husband saw my improvement, and he also began exercising. He had suffered back pain for years, and his spine was severely deformed. He recovered and his back is straight again. By 1999, our little town had over a hundred people practicing Falun Gong.
I wanted to validate Falun Gong through my changes. When neighbors were busy and not at home, I would help take care of their children. On snow days, I cleaned the yard and pathway. I let go of the attachment to benefiting myself and was more focused on getting things done at work. My manager told me that he could always count on me.
Others commented that they enjoyed hanging out with me, that I was kind and genuine. I told them that the Fa teachings of Falun Gong changed me completely. When one is able to care little about petty things, one is able to be positive, optimistic and happy and, of course, one's health will improve.
“What kind of cosmetics do you use?”
I went to a former classmate's son's wedding last May. Many classmates that I had not seen for years came. I went to a table where six to seven classmates sat. One exclaimed, “Wow, you look so young and energetic. What kind of cosmetics do you use? How come you do not have wrinkles?”
Another classmate touched my face and asked, “Did you have plastic surgery?”
“You all know that I have been practicing Falun Gong for 20 years,” I said. “I never use any cosmetics. Falun Gong practitioners do tend to look younger than their actual age.”
I told them that Falun Gong cultivates both body and mind. In Zhuan Falun, our Teacher says:
“Those practices that cultivate both mind and body make one look very young in appearance, and one looks quite different from one’s actual age.”
I told them all that if they sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” they would also benefit.
One classmate who was also my neighbor asked me how many times I was detained. I told her that I was detained twice. I told them all that I was tortured and almost lost my life.
Eight years ago I was beaten severely and covered with wounds. Five guards pinned me down, and the team leader shocked my face with an electric baton.
They asked why I refused to give up my belief. I said that Falun Gong saved my life. It not only renewed my life, but also taught me the meaning of life. How could I just benefit myself without letting others know? I had to bring the good news to people who were misled by the propaganda. They all deserved to know the truth and benefit from learning it. They all nodded their heads in agreement.
Thank you, Master, for your saving grace. Thank you, Master, for renewing my life!