Dafa Is Like Spring Rain to a Withered Tree
(Minghui.org) I am 60 years old. I started practicing Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) in 1998. I not only regained my physical and mental health, I also understood the true meaning of life.
I would like to share my cultivation story with the hope that people are no longer deceived by the Chinese Communist Party and do not miss this unprecedented opportunity.
Becoming a Practitioner
I used to have multiple health problems, including rhinitis, pharyngitis, toothache, stomach bloating, dizziness, and cervical hyperplasia. The cervical hyperplasia pressed on my nerves, making me dizzy and unable to walk when it was severe.
I tried many Western and Chinese medicines, all of which left me bloated. I also had problems with vomiting and diarrhea. I was very weak and had to lie down all day. I was very depressed and desperate.
My family owned a hardware store. In 1998, a cigarette supplier saw me lying on the bench and asked me what was wrong. He said, “You can practice Falun Gong. It’s really good and has amazing healing power. A lot of people have benefited from it, and many practice it.”
He first taught me the fifth exercise, Strengthening Supernatural Powers, which is a meditation. When he wanted to teach me the first four exercises, I was afraid that it would not work because of the dizziness. He encouraged me to give it a try. That was how I started.
He taught me the exercises every time he delivered goods to our store. One day, he told me about an exercise site nearby, where people practiced Falun Gong together in the mornings.
I had tried everything else to be cured but to no avail. I thought that I would not have any hope if I did not seize this opportunity, so I decided to go. The exercise site was less than a mile from my home, but I had to stop and rest many times to get there.
There were a lot of people at the site. On the first day, I chickened out and went home. The next day, I stayed for the entire time but only did a little bit of the exercises. The third day, I learned and did all five exercises. About ten days after that, I suddenly felt hot and was convinced that Falun Gong really worked. That motivated me to go to the site every day.
The more I practiced, the better I felt. My headaches were gone and the dizziness improved. I felt I had more energy and gradually could do some work. I was no longer afraid to wear short sleeved shirts in the summer. I had confidence again.
One day, a practitioner at the exercise site asked me if I had the Dafa books. Only then did I realize that cultivating Dafa is not only practicing the exercises every day but also studying the Fa and cultivating my xinxing. I got a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of the teachings, right away.
I started to read the book as soon as I got home. The more I read, the more I wanted to continue. After I read it, I understood why people got sick and why there are disasters, and hardships. I knew what people live for in this world and how they should live.
After understanding the reasons for sickness karma, I threw out all my medications and got rid of all the impure things in my home. My body was purifed the way Master describes it in Zhuan Falun, and all my ailments disappeared completely. I became very healthy.
The Healing Power of Dafa
I later encountered several major tribulations. But with my firm belief in Dafa, I passed them all.
In 2000, I suddenly had pain in my right foot. The instep swelled and hardened. It hurt so much that I couldn’t walk and had to lie down. At the same time, red bumps with white spots appeared on my tongue and I couldn’t talk. It hurt to eat or drink and I lived on crushed soft watermelon. But I was not afraid. I knew that Master was eliminating karma for me. I recovered completely in a few weeks.
A few years ago, I suddenly got very dizzy at the front desk. I had to lean on the desk to keep from falling down. I walked slowly into the house and then started to vomit and have diarrhea. My family was worried, but I was not afraid of because I believed that Master and Dafa would protect me.
I slowly walked up to my room on the second floor and recited “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” in my heart. I did the meditation and rested in bed for a while. Surprisingly, I then could easily walk downstairs to have lunch with my family.
Last year, I told my story and the facts about Falun Gong to an acquaintance who believed in Buddha and had lived in a temple for three years. She was in poor health and was depressed by her family’s problems. I suggested that she read Zhuan Falun. A few days later, she told me that Falun Gong is a true cultivation way. She read the book every day and later became a practitioner. She asked me to find some of Master Li's lecture CDs and the Falun Gong Exercise video for her.
I knew an unhealthy woman, who had believed in other things for years. She was not happy because of her complicated family relationships. I told her about Zhuan Falun, and she also became a practitioner. She regained her health and her family relationships improved.