My Fond Memories of Master Teaching the Fa in Guizhou
(Minghui.org) I am a retired doctor and very blessed to have been a Falun Dafa practitioner since 1993. I have actually met Master in person five times by attending four of his large-scale Fa teaching seminars and one Fa-teaching session specifically for Dafa coordinators. It is an immense honor to have been able to listen to Master expounding on the Fa in person and to be immersed in His infinite grace.
Reveled in Master’s Presence
In May 1993, it was the first time Guizhou Province hosted Master’s nine-day seminar. I attended, starting on the third day of the seminar after an old school teacher recommended it to me.
Looking up at the podium, I was struck by how familiar Master was; I was sure I had met Him before. I found an empty spot in the back and sat down quietly. The first thing I remember hearing was Master saying something like, “For anyone here who has been practicing other types of qigong, I will look after you as my students if you are committed to practicing Falun Gong. I will purify and adjust your bodies by keeping the good and discarding the bad.” That was amazing! Master knew I practiced other types of qigong before. This was the Master I had been looking for.
I was deeply touched by Master’s words. He addressed and provided answers to the many questions I had about our existence. For example, the reason we humans suffer from disease and why we’re treated unfairly is because we all have our own karma which has been accumulated over many lifetimes.
“In order to cure their illnesses or eliminate tribulations and karma, these people must cultivate and return to their original, true selves. This is how all the different cultivation schools view it.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
The more I listened to Master, the more I wanted to hear. Therefore, I made sure I attended all three of Master’s seminars in Guiyang.
In December 1994, to catch Master’s last seminar in the city of Guangzhou, I took leave from work and traveled all the way there. In addition, on September 23, 1997, I was fortunate enough to meet Master again at Guiyang at a Fa-teaching session for Guizhou coordinators.
I am incredibly fortunate to have been able to see Master in person five times.
“I think that those who can listen to my lectures in person, I would say, honestly... you will realize in the future that this period of time is extremely precious.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
I cannot agree more. I greatly treasure the memories of those happy times.
Master Cleared All Interference
All three Fa-teaching seminars in Guizhou met with disruptions in one way or another. Either power outages occurred in the middle of the seminar or there were sudden changes in venue. It happened a lot during the first two seminars. The power would go out suddenly while Master was speaking, but there was no issue with the electricity. When that happened, Master caught something in the air with his right hand then waved his hand and the power would come back on and Master would carry on with minimal fuss. Master would deal with the same interruption in the same way, over and over again. Sometimes, Master would pause for a few seconds and the power would just come back.
I remember Master told us something along the lines of: “I know Guizhou has many cultivators who are hidden in deep mountains. They sealed their caves with their supernormal power. Their cultivation way is very grueling. Ordinary people cannot see them. Because they have not been guided by the righteous Fa, they have been cultivating for a long time with no success. There are many good cultivators among them who have also come to listen to my teachings this time. But there are also some evil ones. There is one such cultivator about 17 kilometers southwest from Guiyang. It has been cultivating for a long time... I don’t like to antagonize other people. I just want to teach my Fa and no one can or is allowed to, interfere with me. This person wanted to challenge me and I warned him against it.”
The first two Fa teaching seminars in Guiyang were held back-to-back in May and June. The first one was held in the provincial geology department and the second one at a hall at Guiyang Medical School. The third Fa teaching seminar in August attracted a huge number of attendees and had to be held at the great hall of the provincial government headquarters. But the use of the venue was denied after the first day. However, a new venue at the provincial youth activity center was soon found, keeping the disruption to the lectures to a minimum.
We later found out that all the disruptions were caused by a snake from the Ming Dynasty who lived at Huaxi Cave. It also caused trouble at the 1993 Beijing Oriental Health Expo. Master had been merciful and had given it many opportunities to back off, but it failed to heed Master’s warnings and was eventually eliminated by Master. This is the snake Master talks about in Lecture Five of Zhuan Falun.
Mysteries Captured in Photographs
At the conclusion of the first seminar in Guiyang, a few of us students were fortunate to take a photo with Master in front of the Baixiang Spring at the Qianling Park (at the time, the large empty space was a Falun Gong exercise site). When we were shown the photo later, to our amazement we saw not only Master standing with us, but another version of Him in front of us - sitting in the double lotus position, wearing a brooch with the emblem of Falun Dafa. Also clearly visible on the right corner of the photo was a Taoist behind us who pointed his whisk at the camera.
At the end of the second seminar, Master tapped me on my shoulders and said to me in a kind and caring manner: “Keep your xinxing in check and cultivate studiously.” With that ringing in my ear, I could not sit still after I got home. I had a strong urge to see Master off at the railway station. I went out in the light rain with an umbrella. As I rushed towards the station, I suddenly felt this sensation in my body as described by Master: “...a warm current may suddenly come down from the top of the head and go through the entire body.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun) Since that time, the chronic poor circulation in my limbs disappeared for good.
The train slowly moved away. Master stood at the door and waved to us. That scene was captured in a photograph. In it, you could see extended from Master’s waving hand a patch of pure white light casting over the few students standing on the platform. Their outlines and faces were obscured by this dazzling white glow. Master was strengthening us with His energy! That was another demonstration of Master’s selfless giving to His students, for which we can hardly repay.
I can always feel Master’s great compassion and protection every time I look at that photograph. It warms my heart and gives me unbelievable joy. But it also makes me feel very guilty on occasions when I fail a xinxing test and let Master down. I am sorry, Master!
Master Purified My Body
Master said, “We are purifying your body, and the term is not “healing illness,” either. We just call it “purifying the body,” and we clean out the bodies of true cultivators.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
I had a long list of ailments before I practiced Falun Dafa. I had a post-traumatic brain injury, cervical osteoarthritis, atrophic rhinitis, tuberculosis, costochondritis (an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage), rheumatoid arthritis, swelling of the left kidney, fluid retention, poor circulation in the limbs, constant colds, etc., and was on long-term medications. I was scrawny with a dull facial complexion, aged beyond my years.
Not long after I started practicing Falun Dafa, all my ailments disappeared one after another. My face glowed with health and my energy level strongly increased. I no longer needed any medication and was reborn as a healthy and happy person. Having witnessed my extraordinary transformation, my family, friends and workmates congratulated me and have over time become Falun Dafa practitioners themselves.
Something happened to me the day after the conclusion of the second seminar. I was cleaning at home, happily humming a song as I was mopping the floor. Without any warning, I felt an acute pain in my stomach. It sent me rolling on the sofa and in no time at all, my clothes were drenched in sweat. My husband and son were running around frantically looking for someone to take me to the hospital. I told them I did not want to go to the hospital because I was not sick. The pain was a sign of Master cleansing my body and getting rid of the root cause of my disease for me. When the pain became unbearable, I cried out for Master, “Master, please help me!” As soon as that was said, my pain stopped abruptly. Everything went back to normal as if nothing had happened. I picked up my mop and continued with my chores. Looking at me wide-eyed, my husband and son admitted they would not have believed what had happened had they not witnessed it with their own eyes.
In another incident, I was fine going to work in the morning but soon had diarrhea which had me running back and forth to the toilet. People at work advised me to take some pills, but I told them I would be alright because I was merely eradicating the bad stuff from my body. Master has said,
“...some people will vomit and have diarrhea. In any case, your internal organs need to be purified before you can truly engage in cultivation.” (Teaching the Fa and Answering Questions in Guangzhou, Zhuan Falun Fajie)
Despite not having any lunch that day and going to the toilet a few dozen times, I was otherwise fine and continued my work of seeing patients as normal. My two doctor colleagues were intrigued, “That is very strange. You should have been exhausted and run down by the vicious diarrhea and lack of food intake. But on the contrary, you appear lively and well. Falun Gong is amazing!” Later, both of them took up the practice alongside me for some time and benefited from it in their own ways.
As a Falun Dafa practitioner, I can’t begin to count the number of miraculous escapes I have had. I have fallen down the stairs twice and have been hit or run over by a vehicle three times. First, I was hit by a taxi in front of my work building. Then I was hit and my legs were run over by a heavy motorbike outside a market. The third time, a car ran over my right foot but I was unharmed, though everyone around me was alarmed. I was embarrassed and ran away as quickly as I could. So did the driver who hit me. I know through these close calls that Master has helped to eliminate a lot of my karma. Memories of these incidents often bring tears of gratitude to my eyes. Thank you, Revered Master!
Meeting Master in Guiyang
An event on September 23, 1997, is forever etched in my memory. In the morning, after we finished our exercises at the practice site, a coordinator told me there was a meeting for coordinators at the hall of the Renaissance Guiyang Hotel at 2 p.m.
This coordinator called me later to ask me to get to the venue earlier to help with setting up. She said she was so excited that she could hardly sleep the night before. I thought to myself: Why would she be so excited? Could it be that Master was coming? Without delay, I headed straight to the venue after eating some food and taking a quick shower.
After all the preparations were done, I was asked to wait for the other coordinators outside the hotel in case they could not find us. As I was coming out of the hall, I caught sight of Master, accompanied by a site coordinator, walking on the garden path a few meters from me. Master saw me and smiled at me as He walked towards me. Glued to the spot, I stood there with tears in my eyes and I would have kneeled down before Master had it not been for all the ordinary people around us. “What are you still standing there for?” The site coordinator woke me from my daze before we all filed in after Master.
Disappointingly, that was to be the last time Master visited Guiyang. I was blissfully happy to be in Master’s presence again, but all I could say to Master was, “Thank you, Master!” by the time He left.