Take a Step Back, and the Sky and Ocean Are Boundless
(Minghui.org) My life has improved since the day I began practicing Falun Gong – it has not only healed me physically, but also mentally. My outlook on many aspects of life improved, along with my character, and many others commented that Falun Gong was amazing after they witnessed my change. My family members are also blessed from my practice.
The healing power of Falun Gong
I had many illnesses before I began practicing Falun Gong at the beginning of 1997. What tormented me the most was my herniated discs, which gave me back pain. After I practicing Falun Gong, in less than one month, my gastritis, frozen shoulder, and back pain were all gone! I felt great and full of energy, and happiness returned to my life. It was Falun Gong and Master that gave me a new life.
Take a step back, and the sky and ocean are boundless
I used to have a strong will and was very stubborn. I had conflicts with three families in our village that were so bad that I vowed never to deal with them ever in my life. You could imagine how twisted I was back then. After studying the Fa teachings and doing the exercises, I realized that I did not do well back then; I needed to change.
Master taught us:
“Our practice aims squarely at your attachments. What’s key is to try to worry little about your own self-interest and the disputes that might arise with other people.”(Zhuan Falun)
Master also said:
“In the Buddhist tradition, meanwhile, practice focuses on the shan of zhen, shan, ren. By cultivating shan, compassion develops in one’s heart, and one becomes sensitive to the suffering of others. And this gives rise in Buddhism to a wish to deliver all lives from suffering.” (Zhuan Falun)
From the Fa teachings, I knew that I needed to change. But it has been many years since I had talked to these families – in the worst case, it had been 14 years! How should I do it? Luckily, I had a chance: it was approaching New Year, so I would use the holiday to greet each family and apologize for my foolish behavior.
The families were very moved by my sincerity and with tears in their eyes, they also apologized to me. We have been on good terms ever since. I was very happy – thank you, Master! Falun Gong changed my outlook on life and the world.
Last spring, I booked a tractor to plow my field. It could not get near my field because the path to the field was blocked by the families on both sides of the road – the road was not like this before. But I did not get upset and told the tractor to go back; I decided to plow the field some other day.
A neighbor came out and realized what went on. He got upset: “You should not let the tractor go! If I were you, I would get even with the other two families!”
I told him that I practice Falun Gong now, so I could not fight like usual when I faced conflict. I could find a smaller tractor and get the job done without fighting. Later, I learned that this neighbor also used a different route to get to his field as well to avoid a conflict with those two families.
I learned that if we cultivators are able to do what is right, we can influence others around us to do the same.
Master protected me and my family
Several years ago, I worked in a furniture factory. One day, a co-worker and I were assembling the board of a bed, when I slammed a hammer down too hard. It bounced back and hit my left eye. Immediately, it felt as if fireworks had gone off inside of my left eye.
Two of my co-workers were terrified, but I did not get scared. My vision was a bit blurry; a minute later, I recovered completely. My supervisor was very concerned and asked me to go to the hospital right away. I smiled and told him: “I practice Falun Gong. I have a Master who protects me. Please don't worry, I am fine.” He looked into my eyes carefully and felt relieved. He said, “Falun Gong is amazing!” My gratitude toward Master was beyond words. Otherwise, I could not imagine the consequences.
My son is a construction worker, and he often works in high places. Two years ago, he fell from a high place to the ground. Several of his co-workers were dumbfounded as my son climbed up from the floor and said he was alright. I told him often to sincerely say “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”, and he quit the CCP and related organizations a long time ago. As a result, Master protected him when he was in danger.
My daughter was also blessed. She quit the CCP and its related organizations. Last winter, on her way to work, she was hit by a car head-on. She flew a dozen meters out and hit the ground hard, and in that moment, she thought she was done for.
When she got up, she was not even bleeding! The driver came out, scared to death, and called an ambulance. However, the paramedics only found minor bruises. She was fine! Her electric bike was also intact! The traffic police could not believe it – such a serious accident without any damage!
I reminded my daughter that it was Master who protected her. She realized and began sincerely saying “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” more regularly now.
We as a family are all deeply grateful for Master's saving grace!