“The Happiest Thing Is Studying the Fa and Doing the Exercises”
(Minghui.org) In 2013 when I was 84, I received a copy of Zhuan Falun by chance. After I read it once, I knew that it taught people to cultivate and to be kind, which was different from all the other books I’d ever read. The book really interested me, and I read it over and over.
After I read it for the third time, I thought it was very profound, so I kept on reading. A few days later, one sentence I read in the book really stood out:
“So the point of human existence, as higher beings see it, is not to be human but to recover our original purity and go back to our heavenly home. The average person doesn’t realize this...” (Zhuan Falun, The Third Talk)
I thought about it, realizing it was talking about returning to our origin and going back to our heavenly home. Suddenly, I understood the meaning and the true purpose of life. I was so excited, and I knew that the path of cultivation was to be my path.
I consider practicing Falun Gong to be the greatest honor of my life, a brand new life. I still remember it was morning on July 21 when I opened Zhuan Falun, looked at the photo of Master Li, and said sincerely, “I am willing to cultivate in Falun Dafa. I will work hard, remain steadfast, and be a genuine disciple.” I began listening to Master's lectures and watching the video that teaches the exercises and learned all five of them.
I read Zhuan Falun and did the exercises every day. I also recorded my progress in a diary. I tried to follow Falun Dafa's principles, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, all the time, no matter what I did or what I thought. Whenever I identified a mistake, I would correct it immediately. A few days later, I felt there was a Falun spinning in my abdomen, cleansing my body from head to toe. The energy was very strong.
I had suffered from dizziness for years. I still remember how it felt when it was gone. Master’s fashen (law bodies) helped purify my body many times, which happened at night while I was sleeping. One night, I heard a loud sound in my head, as if my skull had opened, and my whole body was shaking. It lasted for a few seconds. Since then I have had no dizziness at all. Master also helped cleanse my digestive system.
After doing the exercises and studying the Fa every day for four months, I noticed another change. One day I noticed that my nail fungus had disappeared and I had beautiful new fingernails. This encouraged me to continue practicing Falun Dafa. Within a few years, quite a few of my chronic health problems were also gone. I was very thankful to have benefited so much from Falun Dafa.
Although I have read Zhuan Falun many times, I always enlighten to something new whenever I read it. For me, doing the exercises and reading the Fa are the happiest things. My character improved and many bad thoughts were gone.
When my heart was pure, I saw images of Buddhas and gods on every page of Zhuan Falun. In Master's other lectures, I also saw images of Buddhas and gods.
When I do the exercises, I feel strong energy circulating in my body. My arms simply follow the energy. I feel very comfortable.
Now I am over 90. My mind and body have changed a lot. I am no longer attached to fame or material gain. My skin has improved, and my face looks younger. My mind is clear and I speak clearly. No matter what happens, I always look within to examine myself first. I am patient and compassionate with everyone.
My daughter-in-law said that I have totally changed. When one of my classmates saw me, he said, “Wow, you look so good and so young!”