Fighting the Epidemic: The Amazing Power of Believing “Falun Dafa is Good”
(Minghui.org) The coronavirus has claimed more than 2,000 lives and infected over 75,000 people in 30 countries, with China bearing the brunt of the epidemic.
As much of China came to a halt due to lockdown and travel restrictions, Falun Dafa practitioners have been encouraging people to recite “Falun Dafa hao” (translated as “Falun Dafa is good”) to ensure safety in the face of the plague.
Falun Dafa is a mind-body practice based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. It has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since July 1999. Despite the persecution, Falun Dafa practitioners have persevered in their efforts to tell people about the goodness of the practice.
As the coronavirus keeps spreading, practitioners are sharing inspiring stories of how people recover from the virus by reciting “Falun Dafa hao.” The Minghui.org website has received numerous reports of such miraculous recoveries.
In one case, a practitioner's classmate recovered from coronavirus in two days, after reciting “Falun Dafa hao” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” In another story, a 76-year-old woman at one of the locked-down cities in China recovered in less than 24 hours from coronavirus symptoms by reciting the phrases.
One may wonder why reciting such simple phrases would have such amazing healing power. Traditional Chinese culture believes that mind and body are the same and that a person with kind thoughts will be blessed.
Ancient Chinese Medicine's View of Plagues
Plagues such as the coronavirus epidemic are considered vicious qi (or vicious energy) in traditional Chinese medicine. In Huangdi Neijing (The Inner Classic of the Yellow Emperor), one of the most respected books on Chinese medicine, there was a conversation between the the Yellow Emperor and Qi Bo, an ancient physician.
Emperor: I heard when plagues come, people would infect each other regardless of their ages. Their symptoms are similar and it is difficult to treat them. Do you know how to prevent the infection?Qi Bo: When a person has righteous qi residing inside, no viciousness is able to invade.
The qi mentioned in this conversation is a substance that has no shape or appearance, but can be achieved through cultivation practice.
Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, explained this clearly:
“The qi we talk about nowadays was called chee by ancient people. They are essentially the same, as both refer to the qi of the universe—a shapeless, invisible kind of matter that permeates the universe. Qi does not refer to air. The energy of this matter is activated in the human body through cultivation. Its activation changes the body’s physical condition and can have the effect of producing healing and health.” (Falun Gong)
“A person who has reached a higher level through cultivation does not emit qi. Instead, he or she emits a cluster of high energy. It’s a form of high-energy matter that manifests in the form of light, and its particles are fine and its density high. That is what gong is.” Mr. Li further explained, “There’s a saying, ‘Broadly shines a Buddha’s light, setting everything right.’ It means that people who truly cultivate carry immense energy in their bodies. Wherever those persons go, any abnormal condition within the area covered by their energy can be corrected and restored to normal.” (Falun Gong)
That is, a practitioner who genuinely cultivates Falun Dafa would be able to achieve good health, free of illnesses.
Two Research Studies
Most human viruses have sizes of 50-100 nm and they contain genetic material (DNA or RNA) inside a protein coat. Ultraviolet (UV) light with wavelength of 10-400 nm is a common method of virus inactivation which works by damaging the genetic material. In fact, UV radiation from the sun is the primary germicide in nature. It is not visible because the wavelength is outside the range of visible light (400-700 nm).
In one research study conducted in California in 2003, Falun Dafa exercises were shown to enhance the biological activity of cardiac cells, as detected by a conventional muscle research technique. More specifically, “papillary cells isolated from a rat ventricular wall was exposed to the meditation energy field generated by an experienced Falun Dafa practitioner, who positioned and held his hands beside the cell at a physically non-influential distance (~30 cm away from the cell). This meditation energy increased the muscle cell contraction force by 75.4% on average, with repeatable result, providing direct scientific evidence of Falun Dafa's positive, energetic influence over a biological system.”
Another study was conducted by Falun Dafa practitioners in 2005 in Shandong Province, China. It involved an instrument called micro-flow digital imaging (MDI) that is widely used as a pharmaceutical instrument for sub-visible particles (1-50 µm).
When viewed by the imager, a Falun Dafa practitioner's blood cells were distributed uniformly across the glass slide. The cells were very active. There were few fragments between blood cells, and no irregular cells. More miraculously, every cell was encircled by purple, blue, yellow, and white halos. In contrast, blood cells from a non-practitioner appeared irregularly on the slide. They were not very active and there were many cell fragments in the microscopic field.
Mind and Body
It's known that toxic emotions (such as anger, stress, and distrust) may negatively affect a person's physical well being.
Neurology, a widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journal, published an article on June 17, 2014, exploring the relationship between one special emotion (distrust) and mortality. Titled “Late-life cynical distrust, risk of incident dementia, and mortality in a population-based cohort,” this article shows that “those with the highest level of cynical distrust had higher risk of dementia.”
While toxic emotions may wreak havoc with a person's health, kind thoughts on the other hand may improve people's well being.
According to a report titled “Giving and Living,” published in Science on July 25, 2003, “giving,” rather than “receiving,” is an active ingredient to better health and longer life. A group of researchers at the University of Michigan followed 423 elderly married couples over the course of five years and asked each of them how much support they gave to and got from their spouses, friends, and relatives.
The researchers found a 30-42% reduction in mortality risk among the givers but no statistically significant effect of receiving support from others on mortality.
Falun Dafa teaches its students to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be good people who are considerate and tolerant of others. Numerous practitioners have seen their character improved and health restored. Many non-practitioners have also benefited by simply believing in the power of reciting “Falun Dafa is good.”
As people long for a cure to the coronavirus, Falun Dafa practitioners are urging them to take a cue from those who have recovered from the virus by reciting “Falun Dafa is good.” As long as they believe in it, they will see miracles happen.