A Very Special Birthday Gift
(Minghui.org) On January 28, 1994, I was given a precious gift – Master's card. He give it to me during his first lecture series in Jinan.
On the first day of the lecture series I heard someone say, “Master is here.” Everyone stood up and turned towards the entrance. I assumed an elderly Qigong master with gray hair would walk in. Instead, I saw a tall and handsome young man who looked benevolent and wise. He looked like he was in his twenties.
As he walked to the stage, my eyes were glued on Master. A wave of deafening applause washed over me. I couldn't believe that this young man was the Qigong Master who would give the lecture!
The first days of the lecture series shook me to my core. Expounding on Dafa's profound principles, Master completely wiped out my Atheistic view of the world. I felt like a new person! On the last day, there was a question and answer session. A student asked Master if he would do the Big Hand Signs of the Buddha School. Master kindly agreed and told us the hand signs (or mudras) are the language of Buddhas, and whatever we could enlighten to from them would be our gain.
I watched attentively as Master did the Big Hand Signs. I didn't know what “enlighten” exactly meant, but for some reason, every time Master moved his hands I felt that he was treating my diseases. Within an half minute, I felt a powerful warm current rush through my body from head to toe.
I had been suffering from various illnesses for years, and before I attended the lecture series I had been running a fever for more than 40 days. Master completely cleansed me! As I watched Master I began to sweat profusely, and was soon covered with sticky sweat. Even my coat was soaked with my sweat. My fever was gone! The illnesses I had, such as cholecystitis, were completely gone. I personally experienced, “lightened body with no disease”, and vividly experienced the mighty power of Anointment that Master describes in Zhuan Falun.
During the nine-day lecture series, I experienced all the manifestations which are talked about in Zhuan Falun except the placement of the mysterious pass. At the end of the series Master stressed that this practice has life-long benefits, and he hoped we would continue to practice and cultivate ourselves. I made up my mind to continue practicing no matter what.
During the break, there was an announcement about the upcoming lectures in other cities. I thought it would be great to invite Master to my city!
My seat was close to the entrance, and Master passed by me every time he walked to the stage. One day as he walked by, I asked, “Master Li, would you come to give lectures in my city?” Master kindly replied, “You can ask your local Qigong Research Association to send an invitation to so-and-so. He is the manager for the lecture schedule.” As soon as he walked in the next day, I asked, “Master Li, how can I contact so-and-so?” Master took a card from his pocket and handed it to me. He reminded me as he walked to the stage, “Your local Qigong Research Association needs to send an invitation, and the Falun Gong Research Association manages the schedule.”
I returned to my seat and took a closer look at the card. It was Master's card! A gold rimmed Falun symbol was in the upper-right-hand corner of the card. The first line was Master's title, which is Founder of China Falun Gong. The second line said Chair of the Falun Gong Branch of China Qigong Scientific Research Association. The rest were Master's positions in different places, followed by the contact person's name and phone number. Master's name in phonetic symbols was on the back of the card. The golden Falun symbol stands out. This was the first time I had seen the Falun symbol, and it was on the card Master gave me! I treasure this card and keep it in a safe place. After the persecution began, the police searched my home twice, but did not find it.
Master has also given me a Falun that I carry with me everywhere. One day in 1996, while I was lying on the sofa in my living room, I noticed that the big Falun on the poster on the wall was rotating. It seemed like I was looking into another dimension! The Falun grew larger and larger as it whirled around. Then it flew towards me and entered my body. The colors of the Falun were beautiful and translucent, like those in the Shen Yun performances!
I knew that Master had given me a Falun and it would be with me forever! Thank you, Master!
Because they wouldn't make any money by having Master come to give lectures in my city, the local Qigong Research Association did not invite Master to come. It's my life-long regret that I failed to make it happen. However, I deeply treasure Master's card. I will always remember January 28, 1994, the day Master gave me his card. It was also my 48th birthday.
On the 24th anniversary of that special day, I recall the ups and downs I've experienced on my cultivation journey and Master's compassionate protection. I feel from the bottom of my heart what Master said,
“As for you, once you Consummate you will know. At that point, words won’t be enough to describe the greatness of your master!” ("Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Switzerland")
“I think that whoever gets to hear me transmit the exercises and teachings in person, I’d say he’s really… later on you’ll know, and you’ll feel really glad about this period of time. Of course, we believe in karmic relationship, and everybody sits here because of their karmic relationships.” (The First Talk from Zhuan Falun) (Translation Edition (Feb. 2003, North America))
Every time I read this paragraph in Zhuan Falun, I deeply feel that Master's boundless grace can't be praised enough even if I were to exhaust all human language.
Compassionate Master saved me, purified me, and started me on a journey to my true origin. How fortunate I am to be a Falun Dafa disciple who is with Master and Dafa during the Fa-rectification period! I'm determined to follow Master's instruction to cultivate myself and fulfill my mission of offering salvation to sentient beings. As Master said,
“The path that Dafa disciples have walked in validating the Fa—where as they cultivate themselves they also save sentient beings, accommodate the needs of the cosmos’s Fa-rectification, and disintegrate and clear away the dark minions and rotten demons that are negatively impacting the Fa-rectification and doing evil against Dafa disciples, as well as all the elements of interference and persecution arranged by the old forces—such is the complete path of cultivation, Consummation, and becoming a magnificent god that Disciples of Dafa walk.” (My Version of a “Stick Wake-up” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)