A Remarkable Year After Learning to Cultivate Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I learned Falun Dafa in June 2018. I first heard of it when I was in primary school. The media broadcasted the “Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation” hoax to smear Dafa, however, and subsequent broadcasts were used to deceive a student like me.
I gradually found out all the media reports in China were fake. In a journalism class that I was majoring in, a teacher told us that the news media was the “voice of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).”
Many students joined the Party, not to serve people, but to pursue their own interests. I joined only to find out how horrifying and cruel it was; behind its facade were only lies.
I obtained an Internet censorship circumvention tool from a friend in October 2017. After some research, I felt naive for my prior misunderstanding of Master Li Hongzhi (founder of Falun Dafa) after I watched a video about Falun Dafa made by overseas practitioners. In the following month, I quit the CCP and its affiliated associations.
My girlfriend and I decided to practice Dafa in June 2018. Immediately after learning the first exercise, my cold symptoms suddenly all disappeared. I felt completely different from when I had a cold. This strengthened my belief in Dafa.
Later in the process of my practice, many phenomena that Master had described appeared. Master said:
“Each of you should feel a tightening at your forehead as I explain the inner eye, as if the flesh there were pinching together and burrowing inward.” (The Second Talk, Zhuan Falun)
Also, I had tried for a year to give up smoking before I learned Dafa. I just resumed smoking in April 2018, in fact. Then I read:
“I would urge you to quit smoking today if you are sincere about practicing, and I can guarantee that it’s possible”, (The Seventh Talk, Zhuan Falun)
I not only made up my mind to quit smoking, but I quit playing video games, which I had been playing for 25 years.
Once, my left eye hurt badly. There was a pimple in it, and it severely affected my vision. When I recalled an eye surgery when I was young, I thought of what Master had said:
It meant that Master was helping me cleanse my body. I was excited. I knew that Master was taking care of me.
I also felt energy moving in between my palms, like a ball, when I was reinforcing the cylindrical superpower during meditation. It felt that my upper hand was supported by energy. I experienced other sensations that Master described in doing the exercises:
“A rush of pain might come and be especially hard to take, but after it passes, things settle down again, only for the pain to ensue again afterwards. That’s often how it goes.” (The Fourth Talk, Zhuan Falun)
I tried to endure it as much as I could each time I felt pain. I began by sitting in the single-lotus position for five minutes and improved to 50 minutes; then I switched to sitting in the double-lotus position for 25 minutes in half a year.
I felt that I have not done well regarding the three things, however, particularly in telling people the facts about Dafa. I was even afraid to tell others that I practiced Dafa, until one day when I spoke about the Buddha Law with a client during a casual discussion. I told him some of my understandings. He was quite curious and surprised that I knew so much at such a young age.
I became more confident and told him that I practiced Falun Dafa. I gave him some Dafa books as well as some tools to bypass the Internet blockade. I then felt some substance in my chest clear up, and I was much more comfortable afterward.
Some of my colleagues heard that I practiced. Many soon heard about the facts of Dafa through me. When I enlightened that the purpose of telling people about Dafa was to let them see the truth and be saved, I began to leave the Internet circumvention software in busy pedestrian places.
I underwent some pretty remarkable changes within half a year. I quit my habit of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, and I deleted all the pornography and video games that I had indulged in for over 20 years. I am no longer calculating and tricky, but instead, I’ve become frank and earnest.
The benefit of practicing Dafa is very obvious to me. It helped me both physically and mentally. I hope those people with predestined relationships can learn Dafa quickly, and those who have learned Dafa can truly cherish it more.