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A Prodigal Son on His Way to Return to His True Home

Nov. 10, 2022 |   By Yuanfang, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Hebei Province, China

(Minghui.org) I used to be a troublemaker at home, a bad student at school, and an unwanted person in society. My parents and teachers thought I was hopeless and gave up on me. Every day, I looked for people to fight. On one occasion, I slashed a man with a knife a dozen times. Strangely, the cuts from the knife were clearly seen on his body, but there was no blood. It was not until I learned Falun Dafa that I understood that Master was already looking after me at that time. Master prevented me from seriously injuring the person, so I would have a chance to practice Falun Dafa one day.

During the qigong boom in the late 1980s, I learned some qigong and got some petty supernormal abilities. I opened a qigong clinic to heal illnesses and earned some money for awhile. Eventually, people lost interest in my practice, and no one consulted me anymore.

Obtaining Dafa

It was in 1997 when I heard that Falun Dafa explained animal possession. I was very interested, and immediately got the Dafa books. Upon reading the books, I could not put them down.

Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, showed me many amazing scenes and experiences. For example, during the time I was reading Zhuan Falun Volume II, as I opened the door to my house and entered, I suddenly became incomparably tall. Everything around me looked tiny. I saw my parents there eating, and they were very small. It was as if I was watching a movie. I found it fascinating. Later, I understood that it was Master who took me to another dimension.

I also felt it when Master did guanding for me. A warm current entered my head, went through my body, and gathered at the bottom of my feet. It felt so comfortable.

Master let me see a giant golden Wan symbol, with many small Wan symbols behind it. The golden lights were shining bright, but not as strong as sunlight. It was a soft light. I could see it clearly with my eyes opened or closed.

Master said: “... a person can levitate once the great heavenly circuit is opened—it is just that simple.” (Lecture Eight, Zhuan Falun)

Master let me experience levitation. One day when I was lying in bed, I started to levitate and float. Eventually, I fell back onto the bed.

Before I practiced Falun Dafa, no one liked me. My wife divorced me. Many people avoided me. After I practiced Dafa, I changed. I became a kind person. My relatives and friends have begun to like me, and my parents are also very pleased.

It was the great Falun Dafa, and the great Master who changed me into a good person. Nowadays, when I walk down the street, some people stare at me intently, especially small children. People say children’s celestial eyes are open. I think they might be able to see the Falun, beams of light, or other good things that Master has given me.

Dafa completely eliminated my atheism. From the bottom of my heart I know that Falun Dafa is wonderful. I’ve been on the path of practicing and spreading Dafa ever since.

Not Fighting Back When Beaten

I knew that I had accumulated a lot of karma, as I used to fight with others all the time. I was so stupid. Not long after I obtained the Fa, I was beaten violently.

That day, I was I was rear-ended by a car. I stepped out of the car, and wanted to talk to the driver of the car that hit me. Several people, apparently quite drunk, stepped out of that car. They swore at me and immediately began to beat me. They hit my head several times with their fists. Someone wearing heavy shoes kicked me hard in my chest. I heard a loud “bang!” At that moment I thought it was the sound of fireworks. I felt my ears buzzing.

I did not hit them back, nor was I angry. Later, when my friends asked if I was injured, I said, “Oh, it’s nothing. I’ve beaten people before, and this was to pay back a debt.”

Under Master’s protection, I wasn’t injured. Moreover, I did not even feel any pain. If I did not practice Falun Dafa, I would not have allowed anyone to beat me. I knew I was a practitioner and should not hit back. After I got home that day and was doing the meditation exercise, I felt that my gong (cultivation energy) had grown.

In another incident, I was riding a motorbike. The road was bumpy, and I was going pretty fast. I was thrown off my bike and knocked consciousness. When I woke up about 10 minutes later, I felt as if I’d taken a brief nap. I told the people who surrounded me that I was all right. I stood up and did a few jumps. I really was all right. I am so grateful for Master’s protection!

Taking Fame and Self-Interest Lightly

After I took over my parents’ small franchise store some years ago, I followed the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in doing business. I was always considerate of customers and gave them a fair price for the installation and maintenance I provided. No matter how picky some customers were, I never had any conflicts with them and always satisfied their requirements. 

Following Compassion and Forbearance has benefited me a lot. Customers like me. Even though my store is in a remote location, a lot of people come to my store or place orders. Thus, I have made good profits. In fact, I don’t care about money very much. Money is something beyond me. It is a gift from God, and it is exchanged for virtue.

My first priority is cultivating Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. For example, two customers owed me more than 3,000 yuan each. I asked them to pay, but 10 years have passed and they have not paid. I was not upset. I stopped asking for it. For customers who are really tight financially, I often provide them things for free. When fellow practitioners buy things from my store, I don’t earn money from them. I sell to them at my purchase price. I take managing the shop as a form of cultivation among ordinary people. After I let go of my attachment to money, my income actually increased.

It Is My Honor to Practice Dafa

During the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) “Zero Out” campaign, three policemen came to my shop. As soon as they entered my store, they started to film me. Then they took out a paper and asked me to sign it. They said once I signed the document, all my records with the police would be wiped out.

I held up my cell phone and started to film them. I said, “It is such an honor to practice Falun Dafa. Yet you want to wipe out my honor? Absolutely not! Whatever you do will be recorded!”

The policemen immediately turned to leave, saying, “Please do not post the video on the Internet!”

I am so honored to be a Dafa practitioner during the Fa-rectification. Over the past more than 20 years of cultivation, Master has given me so much. My gratitude to Master is beyond any words. I want to be with Master until the Fa rectifies the human world!