(Minghui.org) My older sister introduced Falun Dafa to me toward the end of 1998 and asked me to listen to the lectures given by Master Li, the founder of the practice, in Jinan.
I was truly inspired. I thought the lectures were great and that they explained many principles that I had never heard of before. I felt a strong, warm current running through my whole body, and all of a sudden I felt a gate to my heart open, a gate that had been sealed off for a very long time.
My outlook on life made a complete change after I finished listening to the nine lectures Master gave in Jinan. I came to realize that all the tribulations we encounter in life are a result of the bad things we did in the past and that we need to cultivate to eliminate our karma.
A few days later, I came down with symptoms of a severe cold. I did not run a fever, but I ached all over and I had a very dry, sore throat. I felt even worse at night.
Suddenly, I thought of Master’s teachings. I believed that Master was helping me remove my karma.
I did not take any medication. Amazingly, I was completely back to normal a few days later. I felt that I must have some sacred connection with Dafa because Master was already taking care of me before I even started practicing. I was so grateful to Master for his immense compassion.
Beginning on May 1, 1999, I went to the group practice site every morning to do the exercises and felt very light and healthy. However, I seldom read Zhuan Falun (the main text of Falun Dafa) and had a very shallow understanding of the Fa principles.
After former CCP (Chinese Communist Party) leader Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999, I stopped doing the exercises out of fear. Still, I held a thought in my heart that I would always try to be a good person by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Then I had a dream in which Master, dressed in a suit, was standing with me facing fields with neat furrows. It appeared that the seeds had not sprouted yet. It was a sunny day, and Master picked up a peanut, saying, “It’s already half-grown. What a pity if it doesn’t fulfill its promise!”
In fact, Master was giving me a hint that I should continue to cultivate and elevate in Dafa. However, due to my poor enlightenment quality at the time, I still chose to give it up.
In the autumn of 2001, I noticed a small lump on the left side of my chest. I went to the hospital, where the doctor said that the cure rate for my condition was around 10% and that I had to have an operation. It was scheduled for the next day so I went home.
That night I could not sleep and my mind was filled with all kinds of thoughts and emotions: “Am I going to die at 41? Life is so short and full of uncertainty.” I wept miserably until it was almost dawn.
Suddenly, a thought came to my mind: I should practice Falun Dafa—only Dafa’s Master can help me remove the karmic debts I’d accumulated from all my past lives. I decided then and there not to have the operation but to overcome the tribulation by practicing Dafa.
My family did not agree with me, saying that at least I should have a biopsy to find out what it was. I told them that I had made up my mind to practice Falun Dafa and I would not have the operation.
I stopped viewing myself as a patient and started to read the Dafa books, do the exercises, and pay much attention to improving my xinxing. The lump on my chest gradually disappeared.
I have had some extraordinary experiences practicing Falun Dafa.
The first took place around the 2014 New Year. It is still rather cold in northeast China around this time of the year, and the nights are still long. After I finished sending righteous thoughts at night, I went back to sleep.
Just as I was half-asleep, I heard a loud roar, very powerful, and all of a sudden, my body floated up in the air, all the way to the ceiling.
“How am I going to get out of here?” I thought to myself. Then I saw my body flying out through the concrete ceiling and I could even see the cracks in the concrete. I was flying freely in the sky in an endlessly expansive dimension and shouting, “Wow! Wow!” without any fear.
The second time this happened, I’d gone to bed after sending forth righteous thoughts and immediately I heard a loud roar and started flying again. This time, I flew straight up to the sky. I was clearly aware of what was happening and I knew my body was flying upward. I was very calm.
My third experience was a bit different from the previous ones. On the morning of March 24, 2014, after I finished doing the exercises and sending forth righteous thoughts, I went to bed for a rest.
When I was half-conscious, I heard the loud roar again and I floated up from the bed. This time, I was standing upright and rising straight up through several dimensions. There were several rows of plum trees on the right hand side of each dimension, blooming with light pink flowers.
When I looked at them, they seemed to have noticed me and few pink flowers on top of the trees jumped a few times and turned red, with an amazing golden radiance!
In that dimension, I also saw people who seemed to have heads with a flat top. Then I heard a few more loud roars. I thought, “That’s enough. I can stop flying now!” Since then, I’ve never had another experience like that.
These experiences encouraged me to be more diligent in cultivation.
I have had two episodes of “sickness karma.” Thanks to Master’s strengthening and my firm faith in Dafa and Master, I was able to dissolve it.
In May 2009, my relatives talked about starting a business together. Because the initial investment was pretty substantial, I wasn’t very keen to get involved in such a big business. But I’d always worked in the finance section before I retired, so I was selected to be in charge of the finances and accounting part of the business.
Since it was a family business and I am a Dafa practitioner, I always went out of my way to help with anything I could, such as cleaning, cooking, loading and unloading, and so on. I felt pretty tired by the end of the day.
As time went on, I found it difficult to do the three things practitioners are supposed to do. By and by, I wasn’t living by the Dafa principles like I used to and I harbored all kinds of attachments to fame and gain. Even when I did have some spare time, I could not focus when I studied the Fa. My mind was filled with thoughts of money, accounts, sales, etc. Sometimes I even did things that went against the Fa principles and developed a very strong attachment to competitiveness.
One day, I seemed to have symptoms of a stomach flu and felt very weak from vomiting. I fell into bed, feeling drowsy and tired.
At about ten o’clock in the evening, I put my hands on my stomach and got a real shock because my whole belly was as hard as a rock, and it made a loud noise when I patted it with my hands.
“I’m going to die,” I thought. But I immediately rejected the idea, thinking, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, and all my friends and relatives know this. Won’t I discredit Dafa if something terrible like this happens to me? I have sisters who have been influenced by the CCP’s lies and they still hold a pretty negative attitude toward Dafa. If I accept what appears to be happening to me, they will be pushed further away from the truth. I must not discredit Dafa in any way!”
With this thought, I fell asleep. The next day I acted as normal and forgot everything that had happened to me the night before.
Half a month later when I felt a little tired, I lay down to rest and put my hands on my stomach. Suddenly, I remembered what had happened that evening not long before and pressed my belly. It was soft. Not only that, an egg-sized lump I used to have had disappeared!
I was totally taken by surprise and once again witnessed the healing power of Dafa. I was extremely grateful for Master’s immense compassion.
In December 2017, I developed symptoms of “sickness karma” that appeared to be a “urinary tract infection.” Every time I urinated, I had shooting pains in my fingertips—as if they were being electrically shocked.
I kept sending forth righteous thoughts as I walked home and completely negated the persecution by the old forces: “Nobody can interfere with me. I am taken care of only by my Master. I have complete faith in Master and in Dafa.”
I also recited Master’s teaching:
“Steadfastly cultivate Dafa, the will unflinchingThe raising of levels is what’s fundamentalIn the face of tests one’s true nature is revealedAchieve Consummation, becoming a Buddha, Dao, or God”(“True Nature Revealed,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I still felt heavy-headed when I got home and went to bed.
The next morning when I got up, I was so cold I was shivering all over. I kept telling myself that these were all false symptoms and I wouldn’t acknowledge any of them. I went to a fellow practitioner’s place to study the Fa that morning and then distributed New Year calendars and clarified the truth to people.
I still felt dizzy that evening, so I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the persecution in other dimensions.
The next morning, a fellow practitioner came to my place and we studied the Fa together.
At lunchtime, I went to purchase supplies to make truth-clarification materials. As soon as I got home, I started to shiver again. The other practitioner immediately started sending forth righteous thoughts to support me. I felt like I was making breakthroughs in other dimensions, layer by layer. I held up my palm straight and kept sending righteous thoughts.
Half an hour later, I stopped shivering and the episode was over.
That evening, I don’t know how long I slept, but when I woke up, I was wet all over and realized I was having night sweats. That really worried me when I recalled a folk saying about “zombie sweats,” but I quickly rejected the thought and held a firm belief that Master was purifying my body. I expelled all the negative qi from my body, and all of a sudden I felt light and relaxed.
I rectified my thoughts with the guidance of the Fa and found many attachments I still had, such as sentimentality, jealousy, competitiveness, resentment, selfishness, greed, comfort, showing-off, and ordering others around. I did not pay much attention to the cultivation of speech, either.
After I realized these attachments and tried to let go of them, I began to feel better and better.
The false appearances of “sickness karma” lasted around 20 days, and in the end, I passed the test by firmly believing in Master and Dafa, and by maintaining righteous thoughts and righteous actions with no compromise.
As the Fa-rectification progressed, we were encouraged to set up truth-clarification materials production sites everywhere in China. I also set up one in my home so that I could make materials such as booklets and stickers, both for my own use and also for other practitioners who needed them.
My older sister-in-law and I have always worked as a team in studying the Fa and clarifying the truth. We would do whatever was appropriate, such as handing out leaflets or booklets, putting up stickers, making phone calls or voice calls, posting letters, distributing New Year calendars, and clarifying the truth to people face to face on the street.
Once, we were out distributing calendars in a neighborhood when a man on an electric tricycle collecting recycling waste rushed past me. I thought I’d lost the chance to talk to him, but a little while later, he rode back again and stopped in front of us. He got off his tricycle to pick up some scrap cardboard.
I went over and handed him a calendar, saying, “It’s fate that we’ve met and I want to tell you something precious: Quit the CCP organizations to stay safe.
“The CCP is corrupt. It has killed more than 80 million Chinese in its political movements and purges, more than all the people killed in the two World Wars. It is now persecuting Falun Gong practitioners who try to be good people by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Heaven will not overlook its crimes.
“The ‘self-immolation on Tiananmen Square’ was a hoax. More than 300 million people have already quit the CCP and its organizations for a bright future. Let me help you to quit, too.”
He agreed and I helped him quit the Young Pioneers he’d joined many years before. I also told him to remember “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He took out a small notebook and asked me to write the words down for him. He thanked me and rode away with a smile on his face.
Watching him ride away, an overwhelming feeling welled up in my heart: Master has arranged everything and paved the path for us.
On another occasion, while my sister-in-law and I were distributing calendars, a man brought his mother over. I handed them a calendar and explained the facts to them. They were both pleased to quit the Party.
We saw a young man sitting in a parked car and handed him a calendar, but he refused to take it. As we told him about Falun Gong and the persecution, he kept playing with his cellphone until he asked, “You’re retired, right? Do you get paid?”
I knew what he meant and told him that the CCP has never paid anyone anything, that it does not produce anything, that it just takes the taxpayers’ money, and much of that gets embezzled by the corrupt CCP officials.
The young man seemed to understand what we were saying. He stopped playing with his phone and listened to us. We told him about Falun Gong and how it has been accepted worldwide, about the CCP’s lies and deceptions like the hoax of the “self-immolation on Tiananmen Square,” the forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners, and so on.
He was shocked to learn all of that and agreed to quit the Party
In December 2017, my sister-in-law and I went to a neighborhood with over a dozen calendars. We saw a woman on our way and gave her a calendar. After we clarified the truth to her, she agreed to quit the CCP organizations.
Then, a man and a woman came over, and they each wanted a calendar. They also agreed to quit the Party. Just then, another man came over and called out, “People are giving away calendars here!” All of a sudden, a number of people came over to get a calendar, and very quickly, we had none left!
I clarified the truth to two men who had come over and one of them said, “What you say is really good! You should run a study class for us!”
“No one can explain Falun Dafa except Master Li,” I told them.
Once, after I clarified the truth to a woman, she was so happy she said, “I've met a living Bodhisattva today!”
The persecution of Falun Gong has been going on for over 20 years, and due to the deception and brainwashing by the CCP, many people still do not know the truth. I have come across such people. Some have verbally abused us, some have wanted to beat us, some called the police, and some threatened us.
But with our Master’s protection, we have walked our paths to this day. I am extremely grateful to Master for rescuing me from Hell and giving me the opportunity to save sentient beings. I’m determined to do well the three things, fulfill my historic vow, and return home with Master!