New Practitioner: Falun Dafa's Miraculous Nature Made Me More and More Devoted
(Minghui.org) Lin Lin is from a southern city in Guangxi Province, China. She's 36 but looks like she's in her 20s. Lin Lin said, “I wasn't like this before. My skin was rough, and I had acne all over. My skin only got better when I practiced Falun Dafa.”
Discovering Falun Gong
Lin Lin immigrated to Canada with her husband. For business travel, the two often flew back and forth between China and Canada. It wasn't until 2011 that they decided to stay in Canada. Lin Lin majored in Computer Science, but she also dabbled in Chinese medicine. She found a job in an acupuncture office in Richmond.
Lin Lin said that a girl nine years younger than she worked in the same office. She thought that this girl was different: she was calm and collected, and she worked hard. She always considered others before herself, and she had no arrogance. Lin Lin immediately knew that this girl had high moral standards.
Lin Lin said, “There was a time when we would spend our free time together in the Vancouver Public Library. We would read books together. Once, when we had a break, I crossed my legs and sat down. She exclaimed, 'You can double cross your legs!' I admitted that I liked to sit cross-legged. Then she asked me if I knew about Falun Gong.”
Lin Lin continued, “I was influenced by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), so I only knew the things about Falun Gong shown on TV. I actually believed the CCP and its slander of Falun Dafa. But I knew that the Tiananmen Square incident was a fake, because I'd gotten an analysis of the truth (the film False Fire) in my e-mail.”
Lin Lin said, “Next, that girl introduced me to Falun Dafa. I asked her for the books, and she gave me the web address. I downloaded Zhuan Falun. That was around January 2011.”
A Book That Tells You How to Be a Good Person
After reading Zhuan Falun, Lin Lin said that she knew that this book taught people how to be good. She accepted the teachings of Falun Gong's founder, Master Li Hongzhi, such as “Losing de or gaining de.” She had heard some people say this in the past.
Lin Lin said, “I really began practicing in April of 2011. I wanted that girl to teach me how to do the exercises. She did, but then she left the office for personal reasons.”
Miracles During Practice
After practicing Falun Gong, Lin Lin experienced countless miraculous situations in her life.
When she read about the Celestial Eye in Zhuan Falun, it said,
“When I am talking about the Celestial Eye, each of you will feel that the muscle of the forehead becomes tight as if the muscles had gathered there, drilling inwards. Is that so? Yes. As long as you have come here really to get down to learning Falun Dafa, you will have such a sensation.” (Zhuan Falun)
Lin Lin said that she really felt her forehead tightening, just as the book described.
When she just started to learn the exercises, she felt the Falun (law wheel) spinning in her palm. She also felt warmth spreading from her toes and palms.
After she had practiced for a few months, Lin Lin felt some things she had never felt in her life: “When other people had problems, I already knew before they told me. I can sense where a person is hurting. I can also see things if I think of the thing. If I wanted to know what the time was, I don't need to look at a watch—a big watch is already there in front of my eyes, and it is very accurate. Finally, if I wanted to stop a situation, I just needed to think it.”
Before the Moon Festival this year, Lin Lin went mountain hiking with her family. When it was time to come down, she tripped over a rock. Her head automatically avoided the impact, but her knee hit the rock instead. It was a bit painful but not very much. There wasn't any blood, so she continued to walk down the mountain. But when she got home, her knee was badly injured: there was a large wound, and muscles were visible. Lin Lin didn't worry about it. Over the next 20 days, it fully healed.
Visible Improvement in Health
Before she practiced Falun Gong, Lin Lin's lower back often hurt. After she practiced, she felt very comfortable. She also suffered from hyperthyroidism, which caused her heart rate to soar. Medicine did help, but after a while, the condition would recur. Surgery was her only option. Consequently, she needed to take an iodine pill every day. After she started practicing Falun Gong, she no longer needed the iodine pills.
“The most obvious change is my appearance. My skin was horrible in the past: it was yellow and rough, and I tended to get acne. After I practiced, my skin really improved: it is now fair and smooth, like when I was 20 years old. My friends were all astonished,” Lin Lin said.
Husband and Mother-in-Law Both Join in Cultivation
Lin Lin's husband is a Canadian of Chinese heritage. In 1993, he practiced martial arts, and he was fortunate to meet Falun Gong's founder, Master Li Hongzhi. He also received an autographed copy of Zhuan Falun. However, he never picked up cultivation. After he saw the change in his wife's appearance, he started practicing in September 2012.
Lin Lin's mother-in-law also started to cultivate. In her first month of practice, she was in two car accidents. Once her car was totally wrecked, but she was unharmed. She knew that Master was protecting her.
Believing Strongly in Cultivation
Lin Lin returned to Computer Science and now works at a media department as a graphics designer. She has a new and improved cultivation environment.
Lin Lin said that, even though she had practiced for only a year, because of the things that happened to her, she believes strongly in Falun Gong.
“I feel proud to be a cultivator. I feel like I'm a lost child who just found her family. I'm so close to the practitioners. Although I barely know most of them, I feel like we're all related.
“I was so happy after I obtained the Fa. I wanted to say thank you to everyone, including the people who don't even know me. Even though they don't know me, they will help me to cultivate.”
She said that, although she has some shortcomings practicing Falun Gong, she won't stop and will cultivate until the end: “Nothing can stop me.”