(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Xing, who came to Toronto to visit his relatives from Mainland China, had learned and benefited from Falun Gong in China. In Toronto, he was lucky enough to attend a nine-day Falun Gong class where he conversed with other practitioners about cultivation, and realized the importance of studying the Fa and elevating one’s xinxing in cultivation.
Mr. Xing retired 17 years ago. His back was injured when he was sent to the countryside during the Cultural Revolution. It was later diagnosed as a lumbar disk herniation. It got worse as he got older, and after a fall in 2007, he was unable to stand straight. The doctor said he needed an operation, which could involve considerable risks.
A retired police station chief suggested that he practice Falun Gong after learning about his situation. The chief himself was practicing it at home. He lent Mr. Xing a copy of Zhuan Falun, and taught him the exercises.
Two months into his practice, Mr. Xing could stand straight, and the pain lessened. Two more months later, he had an examination and the doctor was surprised to find that his herniated disk had healed. Due to the persecution, Mr. Xing did not dare to tell him that it was from practicing Falun Gong.
Mrs. Xing fell in 2005 and broke her leg. She had an operation, but the recovery did not go well. In 2007, she injured her back in another fall. Seeing the change in her husband, she began to practice Falun Gong too and recovered soon after.
Mr. and Mrs. Xing came to Toronto to visit their relatives. They attended a nine-day class in March 2011. Mr. Xing said that Dafa is very profound. He felt that he did not truly understand it when he was in China, and sharing experiences with other practitioners in the class helped him a lot.
He said it is great that people in Canada can attend the group studies and exercises, and share cultivation experiences with fellow practitioners. In China, one can only practice alone in secrecy at home. He was also grateful to have access to Teacher's recent lectures while in Canada, which he could not find in China.
Mr. and Mrs. Xing now often attends the group Fa study. Twice a week, they walk for 35 minutes to the practice site to do the exercises.
In China, he discovered the physical improvements Falun Dafa brings, but after coming to Canada he realized the profound impact of the spiritual teachings. “Falun Gong is not just for good health. It is more important to improve one’s xinxing, elevate one’s level, and return to one's original self.”