(Minghui.org) Some of my relatives and good friends advised me many times: “Stop practicing Falun Gong since it has been banned by the government.” Why, then, do I insist upon practicing? It has nothing to do with ignorance and even less to do with opposition toward anyone. On the contrary, it is because I have benefited from practicing Falun Gong. Falun Gong has given me a second life, and I appreciate Teacher's salvation. To verify that “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and that the propaganda of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) against Falun Gong is not trustworthy, I am documenting the miracles I have experienced.
20 Years of Smoking and Drinking Addictions Disappear After Reading Zhuan Falun
Influenced by my father, I started smoking and drinking in the fifth grade, and my indulgences became worse as I grew older. Even knowing that they were bad habits, I just could not quit the addictions. I not only wasted a lot of money, but I also damaged my health and hurt my family. Thus, I felt pained and often blamed myself.
One day in the winter of 1997, I happened to see the book Falun Gong on my friend's sofa. I felt that this was a good book after browsing through a few pages, so I thus borrowed it and finished it outright. From the book, I learned the truths of life that I had not known. I found the answers to many puzzles that I was unable to solve. I also realized the most fundamental characteristic of this universe is “Zhen-Shan-Ren” (Truthful-Compassion-Forbearance), which “is the Sole Criterion to Discern Good and Bad People” (Zhuan Falun, Lecture One). Since then, I have followed the book in order to rectify myself and look inward when I encounter hardship. I am no longer muddleheaded. I have become a new person, doing things more steadfastly at home and in the work place.
It is not easy to quit smoking and drinking. However, as I concentrated when studying the Fa and practicing the exercises, I completely forgot those bad habits. One day, I suddenly remembered that I had neither smoked nor drunk for a while. Zhuan Falun helped me kick those addictions, and I was no longer vexed by them. I felt relaxed and wonderful. I indeed experienced the miraculous power of Dafa. My wife was also very happy for me.
Health Improves After Practicing Falun Gong
I am 48 years old. Before practicing Falun Gong, my health was bad. I had skin disease, insomnia, and lower back pains that sometimes hurt me all day long. I felt weak, especially during summer, and I would become dizzy if I stood for more than 15 minutes.
After becoming a practitioner, my health is much better when compared with my conditions 20 years ago. The diseases have disappeared, the painful insomnia is gone, I eat and sleep well, and I feel energetic and can walk easily.
Falun Gong has indeed cured my diseases and given me a healthy body. It enriches my life, energizes me to work more efficiently, and encourages me to be of better service to society.
Falun Gong Changes My Fiery Temper
I had a fiery temper and was troubled by it. I would lose my temper easily and regret it afterward. After practicing Falun Gong, I began following the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in requiring myself to become a good person and to think of others first. My difficult temper gradually vanished. I realized that Falun Gong can improve one's xinxing.
It is truth, and not superstition, that cultivation can change human notions and uplift morality. Anyone can do it as long as he or she practices cultivation diligently. I used to be narrow-minded and eager to seek revenge. After studying the Fa, I began to understand that the reasons people do not treat me well “all have underlying causes” (Zhuan Falun, Lecture One). I have gradually become more tolerant and considerate toward others. In the office, I have not used the telephone for personal business for the past five years. I not only fulfill my duties well, but I also actively help others and do the tedious tasks.
Falun Gong teaches me to be more considerate and to change my attitude. One time, I was reported after I clarified the truth to my colleagues at school. In the past, I would have become angry and hated them for the rest of my life. Instead, I firmly remembered that Teacher said we should require ourselves to follow the standards of Truthful-Compassion-Forbearance. I still socialize with them because I understand that they were deceived by the derogatory propaganda of the CCP.
Teacher Saves Our Lives in a Traffic Accident
In January of 2001, we were forced by the Secretary of the local Law Administration Committee to register for a “brainwashing class.” We were forcibly instilled with untrue and derogatory propaganda against Falun Gong, which led me astray. I gave up reading the books and practicing cultivation after I returned home. I no longer conducted myself well and indulged in riding my motorcycle recklessly.
On one occasion, I collided head-on with another speeding motorcycle. The impact was very forceful, and the windshield on the other motorcycle was shattered. Surprisingly, all three of my family members on the motorcycle were uninjured. I felt someone holding me lightly the moment before the crash. I realized that, as what is said in Zhuan Falun, Teacher had protected us. He saved my whole family. Immense gratitude to Teacher!
Some people say: “If you feel it is good, you should just practice it at home and there is no need to talk about it everywhere.” Seeing that Falun Gong has been discredited and that Teacher has been misunderstood, I would be ungrateful if I did not dare to speak up about the truth. It is shameful that people believe the lies of the CCP and hate the unprecedented Buddha Law. For this reason, all Falun Gong practitioners must patiently clarify the truth and encourage people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. The act of discouraging people from committing sins against the Buddha Law is the same as saving sentient beings.
The CCP has committed sinful crimes. They are against the Buddha Law and have persecuted many practitioners, in addition to massacring over 80 million people throughout various movements. Heaven will destroy the CCP, as it is a universal rule that committing sinful crimes will be punished. When the wicked party is destroyed, its members will go with it. To ensure a good future for yourself and your family, withdrawal from the wicked party is the best choice!
Finally, I would like to say a few words from my heart: You will be protected as long as you sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” during hardship. You will have an auspicious future as long as you treat Dafa and its disciples as kindly as you treat yourself.