Happy Times - Dafa Spreads Far and Wide
(Clearwisdom.net) I worked in a small town in Heilongjiang Province. I felt that my colleagues were jealous of me because I was a university graduate. Although I always helped them, they looked down on me and talked about me behind my back, saying that I was stupid and dumb, which made me lack self-confidence and I didn't know how to handle this problem. Gradually, I didn't trust anyone, feeling that everybody was trying to hurt me. I was so tired of life.
Then, one of my colleagues named Shanshan, whose husband worked in Beijing, stayed in Beijing for a year on her maternal leave. A year later I met her on the shuttle that we traveled together. I had just had some conflicts, so I angrily told her all about them. She smiled at me and said in my ear, "Nevermind! They were giving you 'de.'" Confused I asked her, "Does this come from a faith you have?" She asked me to come to her office, where she introduced me to Falun Gong and told me that the characteristic of the universe is Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and that people need to follow these three principles. What she said opened my mind instantly. I replied, "That's right. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great!"
In the previous year, great changes had taken place in her family. Her brother, who worked in Changchun City, started to practice Falun Gong. Later, Master Li Hongzhi went to Harbin to teach the Fa, and her brother bought tickets for her parents to attend Master Li's seminar. Thereafter, her parents also began to practice Falun Gong. Initially, her mother was busy with her hotel and restaurant business and told her brother that she was busy and couldn't make it. He said to her, "If you miss it, you will regret it for the rest of your life." She was shocked and wondered if her son had gone astray, so she went to the seminar to make sure that her son was OK. Their father, on the other hand, didn't trust what his son had said and decided not to attend the seminar at all. When the mother went to the seminar, she saw that there were many well-educated people there, including professors, so she called her husband, asking him to come to the seminar as soon as possible.
My friend's mother was unwell and had many illnesses, including a frozen shoulder, and sinusitis. She couldn't raise her right hand and couldn't even pull up her own pants. Her parents were both doctors and knew pretty well that these diseases were incurable. On the first day of the seminar, the mother's celestial eye opened and she saw many miraculous scenes. On the third day of the seminar, she felt like the right side of her body had disappeared and she was very scared and thought it was a dream. She pinched herself and realized that it was all true. When Teacher taught the second exercise, the Falun Standing Stance, "Holding the Wheel Above the Head," miraculously she could raise her right arm. She was so excited. After the nine-day seminar, the mother understood that Teacher had come to save people.
After a few days of the seminar, Shanshan was able to again move her toe, which was stiff due to a previous fracture. Thereafter, Shanshan's entire family began to practice Falun Gong.
I also started to practice Falun Gong after I listened to Shanshan's story. I took my one-year-old daughter to Shanshan's home to listen to Master's Fa and slept over at her house. On the second day, when I was half sleep, I felt a warm current going down my body from the top of my head all the way down to my heels. Later, I learned that it was Master purifying my body. I also saw a Falun at my abdomen turning with a strong force. My daughter also began to practice Falun Gong. As a young practitioner, she was well enlightened. She didn't take her legs down from the full lotus position in the sitting meditation even when her legs hurt so much that she cried. She has been healthy and hasn't needed to take any medication since she started practicing Falun Gong.
I also experienced great changes. I had been a Hepatitis B carrier when I was at university. After working for a while, I was diagnosed with Hepatitis B Large. Two classmates of mine who had also been diagnosed with the same disease passed away 10 years earlier, while I have become healthier and healthier.
After I started to practice Falun Gong and guided my life by Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I changed my attitude toward life. My colleagues are now willing to approach me. They all say I have changed for the better and that I am easy to get along with. I always have a happy smile on my face.
Before I practiced Falun Gong, I didn't get along with my mother-in-law. I fought with her and intentionally wanted to hurt her. Now we are best friends. My filial piety toward my mother-in-law is evident. Therefore, about 100 people from my mother-in-law's family all know that Falun Dafa is good.
At the time when we had a practice site in our area, a dozen people practiced in the park in the morning. Later, those who were predestined came to join us. Sister Feng, who was in her 40s, lived opposite our house. She had different diseases and had tried all different kinds of qigong, but they didn't helped. After she started to practice Falun Gong, her mouth became askew and she had oblique eye symptoms. But she was very firm in the Fa and knew that Teacher was eliminating her karma. Only a few days later, she recovered. What was miraculous was that all her illnesses and diseases disappeared. She has been perfectly healthy ever since. Sister Feng organized group study at her home. Her parents and many relatives all came to study the Fa. Especially her mother, in her 80s, was still very sick, even after she had believed in Buddhism for over 60 years. However, after she practiced Falun Gong, her complexion developed a healthy glow. She is much healthier than before. Her mother said, "Finally I found the true Fa." One night, Sister Feng's father passed a large amount of lime-like urine. Since then he has recovered from prostatitis, which had tortured him for many years.
As a deputy manager and accountant in the native products company in our city, Sister Feng didn't take advantage of her position and didn't accept bribes after she started to practice Falun Gong. At that time, the manager of the company didn't understand her and thought that she would report him, so he gave Sister Feng a hard time and even didn't pay her salary. Sister Feng tried to explain to him why it was wrong to take bribes, but he simply couldn't understand; he could hardly believe that Falun Dafa could change people to such an extent.
Later, my aunt also started to practice Falun Gong. When she was young, she had suffered a lot because it was believed that she had spirit possession. The spirit and animal possession made her unable to straighten her hands, and, consequently, she couldn't do any work. She felt like she was tightly tied up with a rope. She couldn't sleep well, either. I invited her to my home and let her listen to Master Li's lectures. Her illnesses disappeared and she could straighten her hands again while listening to the Fa. Once she got back home, she saw in a dream that she took back home a bunch of Faluns. In her dream, she also saw the possessing spirits, which said, "We dare not go to your home again." Since then, she has been as strong as a horse. Seeing her change, several people from her village also started to practice Falun Gong. After the persecution of Falun Gong started in 1999, she was scared and dared not to practice any more. So the physical ailments came back to her. One day in her dream, as she was facing an intersection, a voice told her: "You have taken a wrong way." She suddenly understood. Since then, she has been practicing Falun Gong diligently despite the persecution.
Ms. Sun had serious heart disease before practicing Falun Gong. She played Mahjong all day long without doing anything productive. Now she has changed and is healthy and nice. Her home was close to mine, so every day we studied the Fa and did the exercises together. What a happy life it used to be. Soon after she started practicing Falun Gong, Ms. Sun found out that her husband was having an affair with another woman. One day she even found them at her home. If she hadn't started to practice Falun Gong, she would have divorced her husband. But she was a practitioner, so she behaved accordingly and forgave him. Her husband was so touched by this that he also started practicing Falun Gong.
Xiaomei, a friend of mine, didn't get along with her mother-in-law and had sworn that she would not contact her. Her husband was very afraid of her. Later, my friend also started to practice Falun Gong and became more sensible, although she was not yet that diligent. One sentence in particular from Zhuan Falun spoke loudly to her and opened her mind: "...when you take a step back in a conflict, you will find the seas and the skies boundless, and it will certainly be another situation." She was determined to eliminate all the conflicts with her mother-in-law, so she visited her, happy and smiling for the first time since they had been at odds. This is the power of Dafa.
Mr. Li, or Grandpa Li, who was in his 70s, suffered from bone cancer. In great pain he also came every day to the Children's Palace when we were watching Master's lectures there. It took others half an hour to get to the Children's Palace, but it took him the entire afternoon to get there. After he listened to the nine lectures, miraculous things happened. Not only was his bone cancer cured, but he also once levitated down from the stairs, which was something discussed in Zhuan Falun, a phenomenon of the great heavenly circuit.
I am aware of many stories like these. It is just like what Teacher says: "...come one after another, entering the Dao and obtaining the Fa." ("Enlightenment" from Essentials for Further Advancement). In a few years, the one practice site in the park in our city developed into dozens of sites, covering the city, towns and villages. The number of practitioners grew from almost 20 to several thousand, among whom were peasants, leaders, housewives, professors and students--representatives from all walks of life. Almost all of them have interesting stories. All of these stories can be condensed to one sentence: "Falun Dafa is good!"
After the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, some of these practitioners were sentenced to imprisonment, some of them were detained, some even lost their lives. All of them gave their lives to tell the people of the world that "Falun Dafa is good!"