Falun Dafa in Yunnan (Part 2)
(Minghui.org) (Continued from Part 1)
Falun Dafa Is Wonderful
Falun Dafa Conference Attended by Tens of Thousands
On April 17, 1999, the Falun Dafa assistance center of Kunming City, Yunnan Province, held an experience-sharing conference (Fahui) and group practice in the Haigeng Area near the Dian Lake region and tens of thousands attended. It turned out to be the most well-attended Fahui and the last one before the persecution began. The eldest practitioner at the Fahui was 83 and the youngest a few months old. Twenty-three practitioners spoke about their cultivation experiences.
The conference was held on a soccer field at a sports training school. The field was enveloped in an atmosphere of harmony and benevolence, and colorful glows and numerous Falun (Law Wheels) appeared to be spinning among practitioners in pictures taken by some practitioners.
It was a sunny day without a cloud in sight. The scorning sun beat down, but nobody sought shade during the entire hours-long conference, yet none had heatstroke. On the contrary, many felt a cool breeze.
After the conference, there was not a single scrap of paper left on the ground. The practitioners were very considerate. The onlooking non-practitioner crowd, including the plainclothes police, were impressed.
Uneducated Elderly Able to Read Zhuan Falun
A lady in her 70s had never gone to school and was unable to read. She studied the teachings with a group every day after the group exercises and followed along as others read Zhuan Falun. Little by little she was able to read the book on her own. Yet she cannot read anything other than that book.
One night while she was reading the book, the power went out. She was delighted and amazed to find that each character in the book glowed with a golden light and she could see each one clearly.
Hunchback Stood Up Straight
A practitioner in her 70s from the practice site near Kunming City's Cultural Center shared her experience at a Fahui. Prior to her practice of Dafa, she was a 90-degree hunchback due to a spinal condition and stood barely over a meter tall.
Soon after she started practicing, Master reconditioned her body and she could hear her spine cracking for three nights in a row. From then on, she was able to stand up completely straight and was no longer a hunchback.
Hailstorm Spares a Practitioner’s Vineyard
Practitioner Ms. Zhang from Binchuan County in the Dali region leased several acres of vineyards. The local grape was renowned for its quality and exported to Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand. One year, just as the grapes were about to ripen, an unprecedented nighttime hailstorm hit the area. Although other grape growers were sleepless and worried, Ms. Zhang slept soundly. The next morning as everyone found their grapes severely damaged by the storm, Ms. Zhang's were perfectly fine. Seeing the stark contrast, everyone was amazed and could not help envying her practice of Dafa.
Practitioners' Pigs Did Not Contract Foot-and-Mouth Disease
One year, foot-and-mouth disease was rampant in Binchuan County, Dali City, where practitioner Ms. Li resided. Every family in her village who raised pigs was affected except those families with practitioners. Ms. Li's next-door neighbor's pigs contracted the disease while hers were healthy and disease-free. The same was true for other villages in the county. Her fellow villagers witnessed the power of Dafa.
Steel Plate and Screws Disappeared
Little Lotus (alias) is a Falun Gong practitioner. In 2010 her brother-in-law was driving a truck on a gravel road and had a freak accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. His x-ray showed broken vertebrae and the doctor had to repair them with bone from his femur. After the surgery, the doctor told his family that he would have to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
When Little Lotus heard the bad news, she told her younger sister, “Only Falun Gong can save your husband.” Then she went to the hospital and read the book Zhuan Falun to her brother-in-law. After the first chapter, her brother-in-law said, “I want to turn over so I can see the book.” Then he said, “Let me read it myself.” So she gave him the book and he finished reading the second chapter. Then he said to his wife, “I’m hungry” and ate a full meal.
After reading the book non-stop, he asked to check out of the hospital on the third day, which surprised all the doctors and nurses who knew his condition. After his family insisted and signed a document assuming full responsibility, he returned home.
Although four strong men had to carry him on a board to get him home, the next day he was able to get up and take small steps into the yard and back to bed by leaning against a wall. From then on, he could walk on his own.
When his wife told his attending surgeon, the doctor said in disbelief, “Please bring him in tomorrow for a follow-up exam.” To everyone's amazement, the new x-ray showed that the steel plate and screws used to fix his vertebrae had disappeared.
After hearing that it was a direct result of practicing Falun Gong, the doctor obtained a copy of Zhuan Falun to read.
Aftereffects of Polio Cured after a Fall
A teenage boy from the Chuandong District of Kunming City who practiced Falun Gong limped from having had polio. One day he was limping home after a group Fa study, a pig ran up behind him, sneaked under his legs, and lifted him up. The pig ran with him on its back for a distance before the boy fell off. When he got up, he could walk normally and didn’t limp any more. This incident shocked the whole village, and almost everyone in the village started practicing Falun Gong.
Spared from Catastrophes
Not Hurt after Being Hit by a Bus
In 1999, a Kunming City practitioner in her 80s was on a bus to the terminal station. When she got off the bus, another bus pulling into the station hit her, knocked her down, and ran over her from her right foot to the right side of her face. To make it worse, the bus driver panicked and ran her over back and forth three times.
As bystanders pulled her out from under the bus, she said to everyone's surprise, “I’m alright. You don't need to take care of me.” The bus company's executives and traffic police arrived and urged her to go to the hospital. She told them, “I am a Falun Gong practitioner. I am okay and there is no need to go to the hospital. Look at my hands and feet. They all work. Don't worry. The Master of Dafa is looking over me and I will be fine.”
Driver Unscathed after a Train Hits His Truck
A Kunming City practitioner worked for a local steel factory as a truck driver. Late one night in 2018, he was driving his truck and had two friends with them. Just as they were crossing a train track, the truck engine died. Just then, a train came along, knocked the truck over, and pushed it about a hundred meters.
When the train finally came to a stop, the cab of the truck was a total wreck. When the track police and insurance company representatives arrived on the scene, they all thought whoever was in the truck must be long dead. But then they heard voices shouting for help. They cut open the cab to find all three alive. All the bystanders were amazed.
Walking Away from a Serious Car Accident Without a Scratch
Qing Lian (alias) was a practitioner who came to work in Yunan Province from another province. Her husband, mother, and older sister were also practitioners. One night in 2018, Qing Lian and her husband were driving an electric car on their way home from out of town.
They were not familiar with the roads and got lost on a rural road in the dark. They were driving very slowly when a Ford SUV rear-ended them. With a loud crash, their car flew 30 meters and landed against a small house on the side of the road. Their trunk and back seats were completely gone and the hood was crumpled.
The SUV driver helped them out of their wrecked car. There was a big hole in the windshield where Qing Lian's head had hit it, but her head and face weren’t even scratched. Her husband's chest hit the steering wheel, but he was fine. All the Falun Gong materials were intact, including a computer and a USB drive with Master's Fa teaching lectures on it.
The SUV driver turned out to be drunk and offered to pay for a new car as long as they would not call for the police. Because their car was totaled, they needed to buy a replacement, but they only asked the SUV driver for the depreciated value.
Practitioners Uninjured in Spite of Four Hours of Gas Leak
One winter morning, a Kunming City practitioner got up to do the Falun Gong exercises and noticed a gas smell. She went to make sure the gas was turned off properly and heard a big bang coming from the living room.
She saw her younger brother lying on the floor unconscious and pieces of furniture lying on their sides. She helped her brother up while repeating “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, Falun Dafa is good” in his ear. Ten minutes later her brother came to and wanted to sleep. She realized he was suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.
She opened all the windows and doors to get fresh air in. When someone from the gas company came, they found a broken gas line and said that gas had been leaking for over four hours. However, she and her daughter and cousin, all practitioners, were unaffected, while her brother, a non-practitioner, was spared serious injury and made a full recovery in time to go to work in just a few hours.
Doctor: Only a Deity Can Save Him
Practitioner Xiao Hui’s nephew (her older sister's son) had a horrible accident on his motorcycle in 2012. He hit a tree and was thrown to the ground, where he hit his head on a rock and was knocked out. He suffered a comminuted fracture of his skull, a broken right leg, contamination of his lungs with food from his stomach, and 90% blood loss. The doctor said “only a deity” could save him.
That awakened Xiao Hui. She thought, “I had Master Li.” She said to her older sister and other relatives, “Let's ask Master for help.” The doctor agreed to operate on his head, while Xiao Hui and the others kept reciting “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Falun Dafa is good.”
After the surgery, they used their 20-minute ICU family visits to whisper in his ear that he should appeal to Master to help him and give him another chance, since he had practiced Falun Gong with his parents as a child. They also recited “On Dafa” (Lunyu).
Initially, the young man’s head was swollen badly. He had to be on a ventilator and was in a vegetative state. After being in a coma for seven days, he woke up alert, the swelling subsided, and he could move all his limbs. He was soon able to communicate and was moved out of intensive care. He was released from the hospital in three months and walked out on his own. His doctor was amazed: “It is such a miracle!”
Dafa Saves Predestined People
Elderly Taoist Monk's Last Words Led to Practicing Falun Gong
A boy lived in an impoverished rural village of Yunnan Province in the 1950s. The boy used to spend time with an elderly Taoist monk who lived in a cave and often told him stories.
One day, the monk said, “In the future, a Master with the surname Li will come to spread teachings of the universe. If you have the opportunity to run into him, you must not let it pass.” The monk passed away after uttering these final words. The boy memorized what the monk told him and became a carpenter, going around the region making furniture for people and hoping to find Master Li.
By 1996, the boy was now was in his 50s. One day he was working in someone’s home in a village when he heard beautiful music coming from a nearby elementary school. When he asked what it was, he learned that it was some of the villagers doing the Falun Gong exercises. He was stunned and asked, “Is there a master? What is his last name?”
He was told that the master was Li Hongzhi. He immediately pressed his hands together in front of his chest and said, “Master, I have found you at last.” He then ran to the elementary school to join the practice. He soon learned the five exercises, obtained a copy of Zhuan Falun and The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection. After returning home, he brought Falun Gong to his fellow villagers, and now about 70% of the people in his village are practitioners.
Coming Across Falun Gong with Grandson's Help
An elderly couple went to Kunming City in 1996 to help their son and his wife by babysitting their grandson. One day they were in a bookstore when the baby grabbed a book and wouldn't let it go. His grandpa looked at the book and saw it was full of text with just one picture, so it seemed strange that a baby would want it. But since his grandson cried whenever he took it away, he bought a copy.
Two years later, when the elderly couple took their grandson to a zoo and saw a banner with a Falun emblem on it, they recalled the emblem from the book their grandson had made them buy. They asked around and were told that it was a Falun Gong practice site. From then on, the couple started practicing Falun Gong at the practice site, rain or shine.
Falun Emblem Pin Attracts Predestined People
One day a practitioner wore the Falun Emblem pin to a clothing store. The store manager followed her around and kept looking at her. So she asked why. The manager said, “I cannot help but notice your beautiful pin is spinning. Where did you buy it?” The practitioner understood that the manager had her celestial eye open so she talked to her about Falun Gong and led her to become a practitioner from then on.
Inmate Learns Falun Gong from a Detained Practitioner
A detained inmate found out about Falun Gong from a practitioner in the same detention center, who happened to sleep in the same cell. The inmate did not believe the propaganda when she saw it on TV. On the contrary, she had the desire to know more about Falun Gong the moment she first heard the name mentioned.
The practitioner was optimistic and fearless, while other inmates were despondent and complained all the time. This dramatic contrast led the inmate to notice the practitioner and ask her why she was detained. The practitioner told her about Falun Gong and started teaching her to recite poems from the book Hong Yin. The inmate learned that the purpose of life was to return to one’s original true self and became a practitioner herself.
After her five-year prison term was up, the inmate was released and continued to do the three things well outside of the prison.
From a Buddhist Scholar to a Dafa Practitioner
Ms. She Renshu, a professor of minority cultures and religious studies in Yunan Province, had been searching for the meaning of life and a way in Buddhism to transcend the pain and suffering in the human world. She learned Falun Dafa in 1996, and, as she reported in her speech at a practitioners’ experience-sharing conference, “I am no longer a lost child.”
Soon after the persecution of Falun Gong started, Ms. She went to the Yunan Provincial government on April 4, 2000, to speak out for Falun Gong. She was arrested and sentenced to two years of forced labor, where her previous illnesses relapsed due to the abuse. She was eventually released on bail for medical treatment. After continued harassment by the local 610 Office, domestic security team, and neighborhood committee, she passed away in 2015.