(Minghui.org) Prior to obtaining Falun Dafa, I suffered from various chronic ailments, including arthritis in both legs, chronic gastritis, and insomnia. On top of that, I came down with the flu frequently throughout the year, with recovery periods ranging from a week to half a month. It was rare to find a day when I was not suffering or in pain. I started practicing several kinds of qigong in 1991 but saw little improvement in my health.
In June 1996, one of my relatives introduced and encouraged me to practice Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa. Although the exercise movements I learned were inaccurate, within a month I no longer came down with the flu.
Several Falun Gong practitioners came to our village in November 1996 and let us watch a video of Master Li’s lectures. They also corrected our exercise movements and provided us with copies of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. I was appointed coordinator, responsible for organizing Fa study and exercise practice sessions for practitioners in the area.
Within a few months I had recovered from all my chronic diseases, and I found myself in complete health. Moreover, I was impressed that Falun Dafa taught people how to be good, how to cultivate to high levels, and even bestowed physical and mental health to practitioners. Overcome with joy at my good fortune, I resolved to cultivate to consummation!
As Falun Gong was truly capable of restoring people’s health and well-being, more and more people learned the exercise. Practitioners at the village practice site increased, from less than 10 people in 1996 to between 50 and 60 people in 1997. Dafa’s powerful energy field bestowed kindness and consideration for others among our members. We never saw fighting and disagreement within our group. In fact, after learning Falun Gong, three fellow practitioners were able to resolve the longstanding conflicts they had with their families, restoring harmony to their households.
Soon after, we undertook activities to spread awareness of Falun Dafa to the surrounding towns and villages. One day, we heard about a retired deputy mayor from another town, who had been diagnosed with a double brain tumor. Doctors recommended he visit a larger hospital in Zhengzhou City for surgery. At our suggestion, his family let him listen to a recording of Master Li’s lectures throughout the car journey to Zhengzhou. At the hospital, doctors scanned his brain and discovered the tumors had vanished. Greatly impressed by this miracle, the retired deputy mayor’s relatives and friends also started practicing Falun Gong.
A 90-year-old elderly woman, who had suffered for decades from a hunched back that left her bent 90 degrees, heard about Falun Gong and started listening to Master Li’s lectures. Upon beginning to read the 7th lecture, she found herself able to straighten her back and stand normally. Those around her were amazed. Some witnesses immediately left to inform the elderly woman’s 70-year-old daughter, who had been busy hoeing the field. Filled with skepticism, she returned home and was overcome with gratitude after seeing the miracle. Soon after, this elderly woman’s daughter also became a Falun Gong practitioner.
During this period, many people experienced or witnessed for themselves the miraculous benefits of practicing Falun Gong. As more and more villagers picked up the practice, Falun Gong’s exercise music could be heard every morning.
We held our inaugural Falun Dafa experience sharing conference in November 1998 with over 4,000 participants. The conference was due to start at 9 a.m., but many practitioners chose to arrive early.
Just after 8 a.m., news began to spread. “Quickly go and see for yourself. Master Li’s Fashen (Law Body) is superimposed on the rising sun.” People saw different scenes. Some reported seeing Master Li’s Fashen performing the mudras – hand movements – while others saw a giant rotating Falun superimposed on the sun. Yet others reported seeing a golden circle rotating around the sun. Just before the start of the conference, a rush of excitement swept through the participants. “Look, so many Falun!” Everyone saw a multitude of rotating Falun, of various sizes, fall around the venue like snowflakes. This scene lasted throughout the entire duration of the conference, visible even to those plainclothes policemen who had entered among the attendees.
Fellow practitioners, to be given a chance at salvation by Master Li during this dharma-ending period is a blessing. I hope everyone will seize this opportunity to cultivate well, save more sentient beings and achieve consummation.