Cultivation Stories from Dongchuan
(Minghui.org) My hometown is Dongchuan, China, which is famous for its copper. People have cultivated in the mountains here since ancient times, seeking enlightenment. The people here are simple, honest, and kind. I would like to share some amazing cultivation stories with you.
Daoist Priest Prophesied about Master Li to a Young Boy
In a small remote mountain village in Dongchuan during the 1950s, an 8-year-old boy named Wu used to enjoy visiting a Daoist priest in a cave when he was herding cattle. The Daoist really liked the boy and often told him cultivation stories. The boy brought corn, potatoes, and other vegetables for the priest to eat.
One day the Daoist said, “Many years from now a Master, Mr. Li, will come to teach the Buddhist Law. Unfortunately, it will be too late for me, but you are young. If you have the opportunity to meet him, don't pass it by.” He died soon after.
Wu never forgot what the Daoist priest told him. He later became a carpenter and went everywhere to make furniture for people, in hopes of finding Master Li. Falun Dafa spread to Dongchuan in 1996. He was then in his 50s.
One day Wu was making furniture for a villager in Dabei Village, located in Dongchuan. He suddenly heard exquisite music coming from a small school. He asked the villager about the music. The villager said, “The villagers are practicing Falun Dafa.”
Wu was really shaken . He asked, “Does Falun Dafa have a master? What is his name?” The villager said, “Yes, there is a master. I heard his name is Mr. Li Hongzhi.” Wu immediately pressed his palms together in a gesture of respect and said, “Master, I have found you.” He quickly ran to the school, learned the five exercises, and obtained copies of Zhuan Falun and Falun Gong to bring back to his small mountain village. He shared what he had learned with the folks there. Seventy percent of the villagers now practice Falun Dafa.
Young Man Walks Normally Again
A young man from Shiyang Village in Dongchuan contracted osteomyelitis, a bone infection, in the early 1990s. He went to Kunming for treatment but couldn't afford the 10,000 yuan required for surgery. This rural area was very poor, and there was no way for him to get the money, so he returned home to die.
This young man thought he would try Falun Dafa when the practice spread to Donchuan in 1996.
It was very difficult for him to walk, and he could only work in a kneeling position. His legs were rigid when he did the five exercises. However, he gradually could bend them and stand in a more natural position. He was then able to cross his legs and eventually could sit in the half lotus position with one leg up. He was then able to walk normally again. After the villagers witnessed his miraculous improvement, they too wanted to practice Falun Dafa.
Many people in Shiyang practice Falun Dafa. Some entire families practice, and in one family over a dozen people participate. No one was willing to give up the practice after Jiang Zemin started the persecution of Falun Dafa in 1999. They withstood the pressure, told people the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution, and saved sentient beings. They were diligent and courageous.
Lame Boy Able to Walk Normally after Attack by a Pig
A boy, who was about 12 years old and lived in Dongchuan, had polio and was lame. He had trouble walking. After he began practicing Falun Dafa he was walking in the village one day, when a pig ran into him from behind, went through his legs, picked him up, and carried him for a short distance. He fell off the pig and was then able to walk normally. He was no longer lame. This caused a sensation in the village, and the major part of the population started practicing Falun Dafa.