Practicing and Introducing Dafa on the Grasslands of Inner Mongolia
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998 along with several fellow practitioners in Inner Mongolia. From the beginning, Master elevated our cultivation state to a very high level. Within a few days, some practitioners had their celestial eyes opened, and some saw a big eye on the forehead. Veteran practitioners from another area came to teach us the exercises, bring copies of Zhuan Falun, and organized us to attend an experience sharing conference in a neighboring region, all of which helped bring in over a hundred new practitioners in less than two months.
A Lifetime of Ordeals
The Chinese Communist Party launched the Cultural Revolution in 1966, which brought unexpected tribulations to my parents and seven siblings. One of my older brothers was accused of being a traitor; my father, in his 70's, was forced to carry out menial work on camel-back, which led him to fall and suffer a severe injury; my sister-in-law's unborn baby died after being denied proper medical care; my younger brother was forced to live in a remote area for “re-education”; an older brother was paralyzed during a violent public shaming session; I was forced to cut my hair short and cut up my high quality fur coat and then patch it up to show loyalty to the revolution.
I had suffered migraines and indigestion since I was a child. As I grew older, more illnesses started to develop. My back and legs developed a chronic ache. After I got married, I suffered a gynecological disease that could not be cured by various well-known doctors of both traditional and modern medicine. I learned Qigong in the 1980's and visited various temples hoping to cure my illnesses, only to have insomnia added to the long list of my ailments. To make things worse, I attempted to use Qigong to treat others' illnesses and almost gave my life in the place of a cancer patient. Just as Master said,
“Isn't that scary? That person's illness is gone; he feels comfortable now, but you are suffering at home. If you heal a couple of cancer patients, you will have to pass away in their place. Isn't this dangerous? That is just the way it is; many people do not know the principle behind it.” (Zhuan Falun)
Witnessing Dafa's Power
On my way home after listening to Master's Jinan Fa lecture audio for the first time, I was short of breath, felt dizzy, my head felt like it was spinning once I closed my eyes, and my limbs were weak and about to give way. However, I was not cold at all, despite the fact that it was more than 30 degrees below freezing outside. On the contrary, I was becoming more alert along the way, my body was getting warmer and my steps lighter. My discomfort disappeared completely upon getting home.
Since that day, many of my stubborn illnesses, such as migraine, sinusitis, hyperopia and astigmatism, were cured. Later, I realized that the spinning sensation in my head was due to a Falun rotating around my head to adjust my body and cure my illnesses. Over the following two months all my illnesses disappeared and I have not had to take any medication for the past 19 years.
A fellow practitioner in my local group used to be paralyzed. After practicing Falun Dafa, he was able to stand up to do the exercises with the help of a cane. He was also able to do the one-hour sitting meditation. He volunteered to bring the audio player every day to the group practice site and got rid of his bad habits. Dafa completely turned his life around.
Another practitioner, in her 70's, had many diseases after a lifetime of hardship, raising four children on her own after her husband's early passing. Her aching legs kept her from walking normally. She started smoking and drinking and playing Mahjong with her neighbors all day long. After practicing Dafa, she immediately got rid of her bad habits.
One day after listening to the Fa lecture audio at my house, just as she was about to go home, she passed out with symptoms of hypertension and heart attack. Others carried her to a bed to recover and she woke up after a long time. However, she made an effort to continue listening to the Fa lecture audios over the following days, after which her symptoms disappeared. After that she started to tell people about her experience and volunteered her home for our local group Fa study. Although she was illiterate, she managed to learn how to read Zhuan Falun for her daily study. Now almost 90 years old, she actively participated in suing Jiang Zemin (former Chinese leader who started the illegal persecution of Falun Gong), among various other activities.
Master Arranges Our Paths
After graduating from a teacher's training school, I spent ten years teaching at an elementary, and then another ten years at a middle school. After that I worked at the local Education Bureau for another ten years. During this time I had the opportunity to get to know many students, teachers, and government officials. Some officials from the 610 Office and the law enforcement departments, including a police chief, used to be either my classmates, students, or relatives. Many of them have heard my truth clarification about Falun Dafa.
Master had arranged for fellow practitioners to provide Dafa materials to my local area. They braved the extreme weather conditions and risked potential arrest and imprisonment. They also selflessly brought computers and printers, along with other necessary consumables, and patiently taught me and other local practitioners how to print materials and establish our own production center. They drove their own vehicles throughout the towns and villages in our area to coordinate among different local groups of practitioners. Along the way, they escaped many seemingly dangerous situations, including car accidents, under Master's care and protection.
I am now retired, and in recent years I have been living in the south during the winter and in the north during the summer. On my trips by car, train or airplane, I have kept up my truth clarification by distributing Dafa materials and amulets to people around me. In a dream, I saw myself standing near an extremely high cliff, handing out amulets to countless people who reached me at the top after an arduous climb. Those who obtained one instantly turned beautiful and were transported magically to a green and scenic environment. After the dream, I knew that I should not skip anyone I encountered in my life, such as those I met while touring the Huangshan Mountain and Taishan Mountain. I always chatted with other tourists and tried to persuade them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I understood that it was my path of cultivation, as arranged by Master.
It goes without saying that good Fa study and sending righteous thoughts are a precondition to successful truth clarification. In another dream Master hinted to me that my sending righteous thoughts had the power to destroy and eliminate the dark clouds in the sky. Many potentially precarious situations, such as dangerous streets and harsh blizzards and storms, were quickly resolved because of my righteous thoughts. Paying attention to my personal safety and keeping up strong righteous thoughts also ensured the confidence and trust of my family and friends.
At the age of 70, I often ride a bicycle or motorcycle to surrounding villages to distribute truth-clarification materials, sometimes with a fellow practitioner riding on the back seat with me. Once, both of my big toenails got caught somehow and were ripped off completely. On another trip in the winter, my fingers were frozen and became completely numb. Another time, on our way to distribute materials in heavy snow, the vehicle that I and three fellow practitioners were riding in skidded off the road and missed hitting a big truck by just a foot. It was with Master's help and care that I overcame all of these hardships and dangers.
I want to thank Master for his benevolent salvation, and I thank fellow practitioners for their selfless sacrifice and help.