(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa, a mind-body practice based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, has been spread far and wide for 30 years. Yet many people in China still lack a good understanding of it or even harbor misunderstandings about it due to being indoctrinated by communist ideology and the influence of modern science. I’d like to share some of my thoughts to help people see that Falun Dafa is extraordinary and beyond modern science.
Beyond Communism and Science
For thousands of years, various belief systems have taught people to believe in the divine and be good so as to return to their heavenly abode. But the communists discarded and attacked all those ideas. “It [religion] is the opium of the people,” wrote Karl Marx. Mao Zedong also said, “religion is poison.”
But the atheistic ideology of communism caused tremendous damage. “Communist regimes produced the greatest ideological carnage in human history, killing more than a hundred million people in the last century,” according to a May 2018 USA Today article titled “Don’t celebrate Karl Marx. His Communism has a death count in the millions.”
Aside from the dire consequences, communism’s viewpoint on religion is flawed, too. There are many things, including the divine, that we cannot see with our naked eyes, but they do exist as religions believe.
Modern empirical science often dismisses the existence of the divine because no instrument has ever detected a god. That in itself, however, cannot disapprove the existence of the divine because science is limited and evolving, too. For example, in the last few centuries, scientists have made many discoveries that were not known in the past. Can we deny the existence of newer discoveries just because they were not known to mankind in the past? Therefore, it is important that we remain open-minded to unknowns that cannot be fully explained by science.
Falun Dafa is one such example that is beyond the reach of modern science. Its practitioners have experienced untold miracles as they follow its principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to improve their health and character.
I’ve been practicing Falun Dafa for decades, and I have witnessed many miracles. Below are a few examples.
Miracles All Around Us
My neighbor Xin had hemiplegia. He sought medical treatment everywhere, but there was no cure. Several days into practicing Falun Dafa, however, he recovered. My friend Yun was diagnosed with cancer. After she started practicing Falun Dafa two decades ago, her cancer disappeared and she became much healthier than before. She has not needed any medical care since then, and she is now in her 60s and in good health. There are many such examples. Some people were also blessed after keeping in mind “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
My niece is only a few years old but she is also a Falun Dafa practitioner. One day we took pictures of her and were surprised by what we saw. In the photos, there were many Falun (Law Wheels) around her, on the ceiling, on the walls, and on the furniture. We also saw Falun in the photos when we took pictures of her outdoors. It is very difficult to explain this with modern science.
An Open Mind
Throughout history, those who were able to make great discoveries were open-minded and did not blindly believe what they were told. They included scientists such as Newton and Einstein. Similarly, to understand Falun Dafa and its miracles such as above, we also need to look beyond modern science.
Currently practiced by about 100 million people in over 100 countries, Falun Dafa has helped countless people improve their health and character. Many who were critically or terminally ill were cured, broken families were healed, and lost souls found renewed hope, all thanks to their practice of Falun Dafa.
Despite modern technologies, there are many things that money cannot buy and science cannot bring about, such as health, inner peace, and true happiness. Without spending a penny, those who practice Falun Dafa do have these things. Isn’t that something worth thinking about?
According to the Buddhist scripture The Lotus Sutra, the udumbara is a sacred flower that blossoms once every 3,000 years, “heralding the advent of the King of the Golden Wheel.” Starting in 1997, this flower was found at many places around the world, including at Yongjusa Temple in South Korea in 2005. Many Falun Dafa practitioners have also found such flowers blossoming in their homes and gardens, and they believe it is a sign that Falun Dafa is offering salvation to sentient beings.
If we are lost children of the divine, there must be a way for us to improve ourselves and return. I hope we will not miss this opportunity.
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