(Minghui.org) I have experienced many extraordinary things during my 19 years of cultivating Falun Dafa, a spiritual discipline based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Below are a few examples.
I obtained a copy of the book Zhuan Falun, the main teachings of Falun Dafa, from a college classmate in 1997. I wanted to give it to my mother to help her cure her illnesses. But I was unable to put it down myself and stayed up all night reading it. Dafa's principles answered all my questions about life. I was so happy - “having heard the Dao in the morning, one can die in the evening.” I decided that I would never give up Dafa.
Before I finished the book, Dafa had cleansed my body. My insomnia and headaches disappeared. My troubled stomach felt better. I joined the morning group practice the following week. My stomach turned upside down that morning, but my ulcer was cured! After that, I no longer needed dietary restrictions.
After the persecution of Falun Dafa began in July 1999, I went to Beijing a couple of times to appeal for justice and the right to practice. On my third visit that November, I was arrested and held in a detention center in the Beijing area.
A district Party secretary was designated to “educate” us practitioners, which meant forcing us to renounce Falun Dafa. He met with each practitioner individually, and ended up yelling and cursing a blue streak each time. I realized that I should help save him. To do that, I knew I had to actively engage with him.
When I was called in, I talked with him sincerely and from my heart. He eventually agreed to talk to me with sincerity that day. He spoke at length on materialism and negating the mind and the spirit. But I countered with modern physics, the law of the conservation of energy, philosophy, and Einstein's visual and auditory theories. He eventually ran out of ways to try to rebut me.
Normally I'm not an eloquent speaker. I knew that Dafa had opened up my mind and given me wisdom and confidence.
During the first few years after the persecution began, several practitioners in my area rented a house to produce printed materials about Falun Dafa and the illegal persecution. One practitioner's printer often broke down. My husband had to work on repairing it for about two hours every morning. We were all in a bad mood every day.
Suddenly I remembered Master's words:
“Particularly for a practitioner, in the course of cultivation you are given some tribulations at each different level. They all come from your own karma and are your own tribulations, which are placed at different levels for you to improve yourself. As long as you improve your xinxing, you will be able to overcome them.” (Zhuan Falun)
I knew that we should not feel discouraged, and neither should the practitioner blame herself. Instead, we should improve ourselves according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I quickly told her what I had enlightened to. My husband heard me, too, and responded, “None of us should be discouraged.”
After he said that, it felt as if the field around us was cleansed. Then we heard a familiar sound – the printer had resumed working again. It was like magic.
Since then, I always look within and improve myself when encountering any equipment problems.