(Minghui.org) I was drawn by a red shining light when I first came to learn Falun Dafa.
In May 1996, when I went for a walk in the park, I saw different groups of people practicing qigong. I also wanted to practice qigong, but could not decide which practice I should do. After wandering around for a few days in the park, I was attracted by a red shining light. I thought that the practice must be extraordinary.
In a small grove of ginkgo trees in the northeast section of the park, I noticed a red shining light emanating from a banner. I went there and found that the people were practicing Falun Gong. The music was so peaceful and the exercises seemed simple to learn. Moreover, I was told that it was free to learn and there was no membership. I thought the practice was wonderful and decided to learn. When I heard the principles are Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I thought, “How beautiful!” On the morning of May 13, after doing the first four sets of exercises, I started to learn how to do the sitting meditation. Right after I sat down, I felt something rotating in my abdominal area. I felt very warm and comfortable.
Later on, reading Zhuan Falun, Master said,
“Our exercise sites are better than any other qigong exercise sites. As long as you go to our exercise sites for practice, it is much better than your treating your own illness. My fashen sit in a circle, and above the exercise site is a shield on which there is a big Falun. A large fashen guards the site above the shield. This site is not an ordinary site, and neither is it a site for an ordinary qigong practice: It is a site for cultivation practice. Many of our practitioners with supernormal abilities have seen that this Falun Dafa site is shielded with red light, and it is red all over.” (Zhuan Falun)
It was Master that guided me to come to practice in Dafa by showing me the red shining light in another dimension.
From that day on, I kept going to the park to do the exercises. My body experienced significant changes. I used to have insomnia, cervical spondylitis and rhinitis. However, all these diseases disappeared after I practiced Dafa. Moreover, I quit smoking and drinking. My temper improved as well and my face became rosy with health. I became a different person.
Remaining diligent during the persecution
During the following three years of cultivation, I experienced consistent progress. I often felt a warm current running through my whole body. I joined the Fa-study group every day and I also studied the Fa when I was alone. I felt Zhuan Falun was so profound and experienced many things that Master mentioned in Zhuan Falun, such as body purification, karma elimination during the meditation practice, being dazzled when the third eye was first open, floating in the air when doing the exercises and the rotation of the gong column. As soon as I closed my eyes, I could see the red light and I would enter into another wonderful realm.
In July 1999, Jiang Zemin and the Communist Party started the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners were beaten, illegally arrested, held in forced labor camps and illegally sentenced. On the morning of July 20, our exercise site was surrounded by policemen as well as government officials. They were pointing at us and talking. However, we were doing the exercises in the red energy field and were not afraid of them. We finished the five sets of exercises as usual. All the practitioners were very peaceful.
After the CCP launched the persecution I frequently asked myself if I should give up Dafa. After thinking about it for a long time, I decided to continue cultivating. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is so wonderful. How could I give up such a good practice? How could I just quit because of the CCP's lies?
The red light appears again after I read Minghui.org
After the persecution started, we lost the environment where we could study the Fa and do the exercises together. Without our group cultivation environment, I was not very diligent until I got on Minghui.org.
To my surprise, as soon as I opened Minghui.org, I saw the red light again. It was such a strong energy field that I told myself, “This is the exercise site for all practitioners around the world and it encourages you to be diligent. Through Minghui.org we are able to become a whole body.” We were very encouraged, especially when we saw the picture of Master quietly watching the world from amidst the mountains after leaving New York following July 20, 1999. I knew that Master was also watching us practicing cultivation in the Fa-rectification period.
To know about Falun Gong, read Zhuan Falun!
I have encountered many miraculous things during my cultivation practice, and the most impressive one was the feeling of sitting in an eggshell while I did the meditation exercise. Moreover, during the sixteen years I've practiced, I have experienced levitation twice, just as Master described in Zhuan Falun.
In the past few years of clarifying the truth, I've often told people, “If you want to know about Falun Gong, read Zhuan Falun first. All the questions that you have can be answered by Zhuan Falun.” After Falun Gong was publicly introduced by Mr. Li Hongzhi in China in 1992, there was a huge demand for Zhuan Falun. In 1996, Zhuan Falun was placed on the top ten bestseller list by the Beijing Youth newspaper.
Some of my friends said, “We know Falun Gong is good. Just practice at home, why do you have to tell others about the persecution?” I smiled and replied, “We are not just practicing ourselves, but saving others as well.” I often reminded myself that I have a historic responsibility to help Master rectify the Fa and save sentient beings. “Buddhists believe in saving oneself and saving others, saving all sentient beings, so you don’t just need to cultivate yourself, but you also have to save other beings.” (Zhuan Falun) Chinese people are being deceived by the CCP's lies and are in great danger. How can we just sit there and ignore what's going on?
In these past thirteen years of persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, the CCP's slander has prevented Chinese people from touching Falun Gong, and deprived thousands of people of the opportunity to be saved. Moreover, deluded by the lies, some people have committed sins by helping the CCP persecute practitioners. Dafa practitioners pursue nothing, but simply want people to know that Falun Gong is good.
“When Falun rotates clockwise, it can automatically absorb energy from the universe. Rotating counter-clockwise, it can give off energy. Inward (clockwise) rotation offers self-salvation while outward (counter-clockwise) rotation offers salvation to others—this is a feature of our practice.” (Zhuan Falun)
Protected by Master
In the process of sending people messages to tell them the facts about Falun Gong and talking to others face to face, I have also encountered many dangerous situations. With Master's protection I was safe. One afternoon last October, I went to the suburbs to send messages when my cell phone was located by the police. Two policemen were coming towards me on their motorcycles. Then they parked on the side of the road and walked towards me holding the small device in their hands.
I was about to take the battery out, but it was too late. I put the cell phone into my pocket when a miracle happened. The battery came out by itself. The two policemen passed right by me and walked into a grocery store.
Afterward, I calmed down and as I walked away, I saw the red light above my head. It was Master who protected me. Master said,
“But although you can’t see me in person, as long as you practice cultivation, I’m actually right by your side. And as long as you practice cultivation, I can be responsible for you all the way to the end; what’s more, I’m looking after you every single moment.” (“Teaching the Fa in New York City” 1997)
I'm a happy practitioner
As we are celebrating World Falun Dafa Day, I would like to thank Master again for compassionately saving us. I can feel that Master is always with me and taking care of me. Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa, and the red light I see is actually the Buddha light. “The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities.” (Zhuan Falun) In addition, I have been promoted several times and my income has increased. My family is very peaceful and my near-sighted eyes have become normal. Master has given us so much!
As I became older, the most frequent question that my friends ask when we meet is about my great health. They ask, “Why do you look so young?” I tell them, “If you want the answer, I would say that if you really want to be healthy both physically and mentally, practice Falun Gong. Falun Gong improves peoples' moral standards by teaching practitioners to behave according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” At the 1993 Oriental Health Expo, Master was awarded the gold prize, "Alternative Science Progress Award" and "Most Popular Qigong Master." If the persecution had not happened, many more people would be practicing Dafa.