(Minghui.org) It seems like only yesterday when I read Zhuan Falun for the first time in the spring of 1997. These words by Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, really struck me:
“I think that those who can listen to my lectures in person, I would say, honestly... you will realize in the future that this period of time is extremely precious.” (Lecture One in Zhuan Falun)
I felt as if there had been an explosion throughout my entire being. Within a few days, I finished reading the book and learned the exercises. I quickly experienced dramatic physical changes.
The cervical spondylosis (age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disks in one's neck) that I had suffered from for years was suddenly gone. My neck was not stiff anymore. I could read with my head down without feeling sick, and my lower back no longer felt weak. I felt so full of energy when I walked or biked, as if my body could almost float up into the air. It was such a wonderful feeling.
As I continued to follow the teachings of Falun Dafa, I decided to stop taking company property home and stop accepting gifts from clients. At first my colleagues and clients did not understand why I would do that. Many people where I worked were used to pocketing company-owned items without hesitation. Our clients often gave us gifts in exchange for more benefits.
I explained to them that it was because I was now a practitioner of Falun Dafa. They said my master was so amazing that he could inspire a disciple, who had never met him in person, to be so honest.
My colleagues admired me because of the energy and happiness I brought to work. They wanted to read my Falun Dafa books, wondering what was in the teachings to effect such changes in me. If the persecution hadn't started soon afterwards, many of them would have begun to practice Falun Dafa.
Witnessing my changes, my elder sister and parents also began practicing Falun Dafa. All of them saw positive results within a short period of time.
Since my childhood, I always remember my father wearing a special belt because his lower back was injured after he joined the army in 1947. He also had hypertension and emphysema. After he started practicing Falun Dafa, the belt disappears. Now he rides a bike and goes shopping like a young man.
My mother is now 89. Before she started practicing Falun Dafa, she was not very active, because she had tiny bound feet and she often felt dizzy. She said she felt very light and energetic as a result of the practice. We witnessed her hair gradually turn from gray to black. Even doctors were amazed by her good health.
My elder sister easily quit smoking after she listened to two Falun Dafa lectures. She told me that cigarettes suddenly tasted bitter, and if she tried to smoke, she felt sick and began to cough.
Many of my friends and relatives benefitted from Falun Dafa. I will only share two examples here.
At the end of June 2012, one of my neighbors was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer. Doctors from the city hospital said that the cancer had spread to both of his lungs and his trachea. He had suffocating chest pain. He kept coughing and gasping for breath. He was so weak that he could not even swallow food.
Desperate for help, he sincerely recited “Falun Dafa is good” and asked Master Li Hongzhi to save him. Miraculously, the day after he started reciting this, he was able to eat. His breathing evened out, and he no longer felt suffocated. As time went by, he could eat more and more at each meal. When he returned to the hospital for an X-ray, the doctors found that the cancer was gone.
A colleague of my husband's was diagnosed with late stage leukemia. In the fall of 2013, he was brought home from the prestigious 301 Hospital in Beijing, because there was no cure and he was going to die. Many friends and relatives went to visit him for the last time. I told him, "If you believe in Falun Dafa, there is hope.” His family said, “It's too late. Even the 301 Hospital in Beijing cannot save him.” But he said, “I believe (in Falun Dafa)!”
Another practitioner and I accompanied him every day, listening to two hours of Falun Dafa lectures each day. It took us nine days to finish the whole lecture series. His physical condition improved visibly. Even his family saw hope. Then he continued to listen to the lectures by himself. Two weeks later, he could walk by himself to the bathroom. At the 2014 Chinese New Year in February, he sent a greeting card to Master Li to express his gratitude for saving his life.
I am so proud to be a Falun Dafa disciple. If not for the persecution, many more people would have begun practicing. People would be kind to each other. Families would live in harmony. But the persecution deceived many people. They have been fooled by the lies of the Chinese Communist Party. Some have even participated in the persecution. This is truly sad for them. This is also why Dafa practitioners have dedicated their efforts to clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa to the world.