How Falun Gong Benefits Society (Part 9)
(Minghui.org) (Continued from Part 8)
Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of the Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong), said,
“From the start, my teaching has been motivated by a sense of responsibility toward the world and to those who want to learn our practice. People have been very receptive to it, and the practice has had a widely positive impact.” (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun)
In addition to the slow-moving exercises, Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance help one purify the heart and mind. Many believe this to be the key to the dramatic health recoveries and improvements practitioners in China and around the world have experienced.
The profiles below look at people whose lives changed for the better after they took up the practice of Falun Dafa. We hope that these stories benefit the reader and help people better understand the practice.
Ms. Wang Haiping: Walking Out of Despair
Ms. Wang Haiping, 54, is a resident of Dalian City, Liaoning Province. After she turned 25 years old, she worried about a future fraught with illness.
Ms. Wang was diagnosed with a heart problem when she turned 25. Soon, she gave birth to her child, but developed several illnesses as a result of the C-section, including intestinal adhesion, hemorrhoids, pelvic inflammation, and irregular menstruation. Since then, she could not live without a dose of daily medication, and her condition worsened year after year.
She later developed hepatitis B, allergic rhinitis, and asthma. She tried Western medicines, Chinese medicines and whatever was available in the market, but nothing brought her relief. Instead of getting better, she developed neuralgia, a painful disorder that caused burning and throbbing of part of the face. In addition, her entire body ached. Strong painkillers and other medicines gave her no relief and her condition only worsened.
The pain made her wish she could end it all, but she had no choice but to keep going as she had to take care of her father who had suffered a stroke, had a young child, who needed a mother, and a husband who was handicapped.
When she heard about the health improvements of people who practiced Falun Dafa in October 1996, she decided to give it a try. It took only one month for her to recover from her ailments once she began this cultivation practice.
She was so excited that she shouted, “Thank you, revered Master, for helping me and my family! I will follow the Dafa principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and cultivate diligently!”
She became a better person, kinder, and more tolerant. The life of her family improved and they lived a harmonious life.
She took personal gain lightly and clarified the truth about Dafa to her husband. After having witnessed her recovery, he decided to also become a good person. They decided to move out of the temporary workplace apartment, and no longer took things from work for personal use.
They bought her parents-in-laws' apartment, as her husband's brother and sister were not interested. However, after her parents-in-law passed away, her brother-in-law wanted the apartment. They did not fight him and let him have the apartment.
Ms. Xu Hongli: Life Renewed
Ms. Xu Hongli, 50, was a resident in Xinxiang City, Henan Province.
Since her childhood, she suffered poor health and could not remember an illness-free life. She had trouble sleeping and any noise would wake her up. She also suffered severe constipation and could only get some relief when taking medication.
She experienced severe menstrual pain since she was 12 years old, and the pain was so bad for two days every month, that she hit her head against the wall. She vomited everything during those two days and thus did not eat or drink anything during the two days. Her family could not find anything to help her.
The pain gave her migraines, which made her temples ache and she had ringing in the ears. In her senior year in high school, she suddenly lost her mind. She had to temporarily drop out of school. After several months of treatment, she returned to school and could graduate the following year.
She had no intention to take the national college examination. However, her mother encouraged her. She decided to take it and to her surprise was admitted by a community college. After graduating from the college, she got a job in the Women and Children's Hospital of her hometown, Xinxiang. She was happy to work alongside gynecology doctors and hoped to find a cure.
But the expert doctors around her failed to treat her and they suggested that she consult doctors at the nation's best hospital – Peking Union Medical College Hospital. But, she only found more bad news – there was no cure.
Her mother was also of bad health. She had stomach problems and was unable to eat normally. She became extremely thin and always looked sad. When she turned 40 years old, her hair turned gray, and she looked as if she was in her 60's. She had difficulty carrying out her tasks at her workplace, and was forced into retirement in 1988, at the age of 44.
Then, Ms. Xu's mother began to practice Falun Gong in 1996. She recovered from all her illnesses within one week of learning the practice. She no longer had a bad temper, and smiled again.
Witnessing her mother's recovery, Ms. Xu was shocked. But she still hesitated to take up the practice. But, two years later, in March 1988, at the age of 30, she became a Dafa practitioner.
Shortly afterwards, she returned to good health, after 18 years of suffering. She no longer was depressed, and experienced what it was like to be healthy.
By following Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, she let go of her bad habits, learned to look inside during times of conflict, and took lightly personal interests. Her family became harmonious.
Ms. Liu Hui: Regaining Eyesight
Ms. Liu Hui, 46, is an excellent elementary school teacher in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province.
She was born near-sighted. When she was little, the doctor prohibited her from engaging in strenuous exercises since it might cause a retinal detachment. She had to have an eye operation in 1991, at the age of 19. However, the operation failed and she developed eye lesions. From then on, she had to cover her eyes with a bandage every night so she would have clear eyesight the next day. The doctor was unable to find the root cause.
However, her eyes would swell if the bandage was too tight, yet her eyesight would be blurry the next day if the bandage was not tight enough. The bandage also caused her insomnia. There was also a possibility of her losing eyesight suddenly. She lived in fear and despair and could not see hope for the future. She developed a bad temper.
She read the book Zhuan Falun in November 1997 at a classmate's home and found it unique. She was very tired that night and forgot to bandage her eyes. Yet, she had no problem with her eyesight the next day.
As she continued to practice Falun Dafa, she recovered from her other illnesses, such as anemia, acne, gynecological diseases, and gastritis. She was full of energy and she displayed less and less of her bad temper.
She also learned to respect and protect others and looked within when facing conflicts. By following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, she lived a harmonious life.
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Falun Gong was introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in 1992. Living by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and practicing the five easy-to-learn exercises helps to improve one's physical health and moral values. About 100 million people were practicing Falun Gong in China before the communist regime suppressed this cultivation practice in 1999.
After more than 19 years of brutal persecution, rather than being eliminated by the communist regime, Falun Gong is flourishing in more than 100 countries. The teachings of Falun Gong have been translated into 39 languages. Groups of people doing the Falun Gong exercises can be seen in almost all major countries throughout the world.