Practitioners Express Their Appreciation: Stories of How They and Their Families Have Benefitted from Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is well known for its miraculous power. It not only teaches people to be good, it also cures illnesses and helps people stay healthy.
Dafa practitioners have opposed the persecution and informed people of the truth about Falun Gong for the past 20 years, and have always been protected by Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of the practice.
The following are excerpts from the stories of five practitioners who have benefited from Dafa.
Story 1: Predestinated Opportunity
My husband was a contractor. He once hired several laborers to work on a project. The owner of the building disappeared and did not pay my husband, but we still had to come up with the money to pay the workers. The financial hardship took its toll on me, and I developed insomnia, pharyngitis, rhinitis, enteritis, and nephritis. I tried Western medicine and Chinese medicine, but nothing helped. I grew very weak and eventually weighed less than 100 pounds.
My neighbor was going to show Master's Fa teaching video to a group of people in 1996 and came to me to borrow some chairs. She invited me to watch, too. When I first saw Master's photo, his face looked familiar. It seemed as if I had seen him somewhere before.
I really liked the teachings and borrowed a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong, from my neighbor. But before I could read much, she took the book back. Since I did not have the money to buy one for myself, I decided to just start with the exercises.
When I read the entire book later, I understood that Falun Dafa is the real Buddha Law, so I studied it diligently and strictly followed the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance to become a true cultivator.
All of my ailments soon disappeared and I could do any heavy work. I felt light and free of illness. Our finances also improved. We can now afford to live in a high-rise building with elevators. All these good things were given to us by Dafa.
Story 2: Master Always Protects Us
I started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. A man followed me on my way home from the group exercise site one winter night in 1997. At an alley just past the bus station, the man held me up with a knife. I knew at the time that Master was always around to protect us.
“Having the Protection of My Law Bodies, There is No Need to Fear Meddling by Malevolent External Entities…” (Exercises are the Supplementary Means for Reaching Perfection, The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection)
I immediately thought of this Fa teaching and told the man that I was a Dafa practitioner. I shouted, “Master Li! Master Li! Master Li!” He let me go, unharmed.
Story 3: My Family Experienced Miracles
I started practicing Falun Gong in 1998 and my health problems disappeared. I became a good wife and mother.
Two miracles happened to my family, one to my daughter and another to my husband. These were blessings for being kind to Dafa.
My neighbor's son got married, and I was helping her clean up the tables after the wedding party. My 8-year old daughter was playing outside with her friends when a farmer, who’d come to town to sell his vegetables, hit her, knocking her underneath the car between the front and back wheels. When the car was finally stopped, the back wheel was almost touching her head. The farmer pulled my daughter out from under the car and discovered that she wasn’t injured at all!
My husband was very supportive of my practice. He came with me when I went out to clarify the truth and watched out for the police when I distributed informational brochures. Blessed by Dafa, he has been promoted to an important position.
He had a stroke on November 25, 2015. He was drooling and his mouth was skewed to the right. He could not talk but he was alert.
I said, “Sincerely recite 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' and ask Master Li for help. He will take care of you.”
We took a taxi to the hospital, where a CT scan showed that he’d had a cerebral hemorrhage. He also had high blood pressure and aphasia, and the muscles of his extremities were affected.
My husband was already unconscious when he was taken to the intensive care unit, but he responded to having his foot scratched. The doctor said that he would be alright. He woke up and smiled at me on the third day and could get up and walk on the ninth day.
He checked out of the hospital two weeks later, and he recovered very well. He now looks like he used to. He can walk up and down the stairs and do any heavy work.
Story 4: Illnesses Disappear
I am a 52-year-old Falun Gong practitioner who started to practice because I was ill. I had hyperthyroidism in my 20s, resulting in protruding eyes and a swollen neck. I had seen a lot of doctors, both Western and Chinese, and no one dared to operate on me for fear that my nerves might be damaged. I took all kinds of Western and Chinese medicines but to no avail. Because of the side effects of the drugs, I suffered from diabetes and complications of heart disease. I was really in despair.
All of my health problems disappeared after I started to cultivate, and my physical and mental health changed greatly. Dafa truly gave me a new life.
Not long ago, I ran into my nephew's kindergarten teacher and told her how Dafa had returned me to good health. She said, “You used to be chubby. Now you really look younger and prettier.”
I then helped her quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) using her real name.
Story 5: My Nephew Benefited
My younger sister started practicing Falun Gong in 1996 when her son was four months old. My nephew was thus raised in the Fa. He was respectful of Master and listened to the teachings with my sister. He was very kind and never fought back when his classmates at school hit him.
He earned outstanding test scores and was admitted to one of the top ten colleges in his field of interest. He was hired by a big company even before he graduated. He then accepted a better position in a state-owned enterprise and was paid more. He was highly thought of at work.
While one person cultivates, the whole family benefits. He was blessed by Dafa because his mother is a practitioner.