(Minghui.org) I am a former resident of Aba County, Sichuan Province, and the former marketing director of the Aba County Tourism Bureau. When I lived there, qigong practice was promoted as being quite successful in treating illnesses. This was important to know, because I suffered all kinds of ailments, including heart disease, pancreatitis, sinusitis, prostatitis, tracheitis, polio, and sequelae, and I was actively looking for a qigong practice.

My cousin, who was aware of my search, told me in January 1995, “I heard of a book called Falun Gong. You should check it out.”

I rushed out to get the book. I remember reading,

“Our discipline cultivates Truth, Kindness, and Tolerance simultaneously, and we directly adhere to the fundamental nature of the universe in our cultivation, ultimately assimilating with the universe.” (Falun Gong)

Upon reading that sentence, I was determined to start cultivation. I immediately quit smoking and drinking, although I used to drink half a pint of alcohol a day. As I continued to read the book, I started learning the exercises. Within just a few days, I returned to good health.

Precious Book

I obtained a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of the Falun Gong practice, soon after reading Falun Gong. I used to hold that book in both hands and read it aloud daily prior to 1999. I could see lotus flowers blossoming in between the lines. Sometimes, I would see the characters turning into spinning Falun.

My nephew saw the book when he visited me and folded the corner of the page where he stopped reading. My heart ached to see it. I understood that he was not a practitioner and could not understand how much I cherished the book. So, I straightened out the corner and apologized to Master in my heart. Zhuan Falun has been part of my life ever since.

My True Wealth

After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong in July 1999, the authorities confiscated all the books that they could find in my area. As I saw bags filled with Falun Gong books being dragged away by the police, my heart bled.

The police arrested me on March 23, 2001, and ransacked my home and my office at work, confiscating all my books and Falun Gong materials. My daughter managed to save a copy of Zhuan Falun and sneaked it in when I was detained in the Mao County Detention Center. I successfully concealed it and took good care of it.

I managed to escape from the detention center, hiding the book in my pocket, on April 4, 2001. Seven days later when I was visiting my daughter, I was arrested again and detained in the Wenchuan County Detention Center. A fellow practitioner was able to get me the book on April 20, 2001. I read this book daily during the two months I spent in that detention center.

I was sentenced to 10 years in prison and transferred to Deyang Prison.

My wife visited me on June 15, 2006, to tell me that she was divorcing me. I didn't argue the point and let her have everything we had accumulated during the 25 years of our marriage.

I was released from Deyang Prison on July 25, 2009, and returned to my hometown. I went to my workplace for some of my belongings. I was told that most of my belongings, including 5,000 yuan and over 100 valuable collectible books, had been lost, but the rest was stored in the corner of a utility room.

As I was sorting through the pile, I found a copy of Zhuan Falun. The police had ransacked my office three times when they arrested me in January 2001, confiscating all my Falun Gong books, audio and video tapes, and other materials. After that, the company officials searched through my belongings, stealing anything valuable. Yet, this book survived through it all.

I picked up the book, which was covered in white paper. I could not see a single wrinkle or rip on the cover. All of a sudden, the lotus flower on the back cover emitted a golden ray of light, which really caught me by surprise.

Something Master said came to mind: “I have done something no predecessor ever did, and given people a ladder to Heaven.” (Zhuan Falun Volume II) I realized that the “ladder to Heaven” was not visible to ordinary people. Perhaps that was the reason the police couldn't see the book when they searched through my stuff so many times.

As I opened the book and flipped through the pages, I noticed a faint fold at the corner of one page. Tears flooded my eyes. That was exactly where my nephew had folded the corner. I clearly remembered it was page 126, where it read:

“Human beings often believe that everything they pursue is good. In fact, from a high-level perspective, these are to satisfy those bits of vested interests among everyday people.” (Zhuan Falun)

I stood in the utility room and finished reading the entire page.

That moment I suddenly became enlightened as to what I had lost and what I had obtained. In the eyes of an ordinary person, I had lost everything: a great family, a beautiful wife, an adorable daughter, an admirable career, my life savings from the past 50 years, and even my monthly pension of 280 yuan. But I had gained eternal life.

Reading Zhuan Falun helped me return to good health and is instrumental in my elevating toward Consummation. With the book in my hand, I felt I held the entire cosmos. With Master and the Fa, what is there to fear? I am the wealthiest person in the world.

With nothing but the book Zhuan Falun in my hand, I left the place where I was born, raised, and had lived and worked for the past 50 years.

I left China with the book Zhuan Falun in my hand. I want to tell my story to more people, to tell them: "Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Let my own story be the best proof."