Memories of Attending Master Li’s Fa Lectures in Harbin
(Minghui.org) Happy New Year, Master!
I was very fortunate to attend Master Li Hongzhi’s Falun Gong class in Harbin on August 5, 1994, during and after which I witnessed and experienced many amazing things.
Experiencing the Compassion of “All Beings Suffering”
I started practicing Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) before I attended the Fa-teaching class in Harbin. I worked in a barbershop. One day in 1994, I did the hair of a woman known to have supernatural powers. While giving her a perm, we chatted. She said she was going to Jinan City (in Shandong Province) to attend a remarkable qigong teaching class and asked if I wanted to go, too. She was talking about the Falun Gong class taught by Master Li. Unfortunately, I was not able to get two weeks of time off from my job.
When she returned from the class, she gave me a copy of the book Falun Gong, the introductory book of Falun Dafa. I was very happy and wanted to learn the exercises, so she taught me the meditation first. I could sit with both legs crossed for half an hour the first time.
I finished reading Falun Gong that night. The following morning, I went to the group exercise practice site, an hour away from my home.
I was young and didn’t understand the meaning of cultivation, but I knew Falun Gong was what I was looking for. Master Li was great, and this was an amazing qigong exercise.
Master Li gave a class in Harbin in August that same year. It was like a dream come true that I could attend a class taught by Master in person.
I sat in row eight, close to the stage. Master was tall and wore a white shirt. When he started lecturing, tears ran down my cheeks.
“One’s compassion emerges quickly in our Falun Gong. Many people find that tears start to fall for no reason while they sit in meditation. Whatever they think of, they feel grief. Whoever they look at, they see suffering. This is actually the heart of great compassion that emerges.” (“Cultivation of Xinxing,” Falun Gong)
I don’t cry easily, but my face was covered with tears from the beginning to the end of the lecture. I understood later that Master had brought me to the level he talked about during the Fa teaching.
I also remember when Master purified our bodies. Master told the audience that it was time to purify their bodies, that everyone should relax and think of one’s illness. If one has no illness, one could think of the illness of a relative and Master would remove the illness for us.
There were about 5,000 people in the auditorium. Master came down off the stage and got near us. He told us to close our eyes and count, “One, two, three!” At three, I stomped my right foot, then my left foot. I saw a block of black substance disappear. Since that day, I've felt my body is light, as if it could float.
After Master ended the day's lecture, several assistants taught the exercises in the middle of the auditorium, and Master walked around and looked on.
After the end of the last day, I was waiting for a fellow practitioner. I saw many people walking toward me so I turned around and saw Master was behind me. He gave us a single upright palm gesture before he got in a car and drove away.
“I think that those who can listen to my lectures in person, I would say, honestly... you will realize in the future that this period of time is extremely precious. Of course, we believe in predestined relationship. Everyone sits here all because of a predestined relationship.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
Every time I read this paragraph of the Fa, I will remember the time of I attended his lectures.
The Power of Dafa
I was doing the second exercise, “Falun Standing Stance,” in the park one day shortly after I'd started practicing Falun Gong. I entered into a trance as I was holding the wheel. It was an amazing and beautiful experience. My entire body was frozen, but my mind was clear. I could hear every noise in the park, but none of them entered my mind. There was no tiredness, only comfort. I exited the trance only when fellow practitioners spoke to me after they had completed the exercises.
There was no public transportation that early in the morning so I had to ride a bike to the group practice site in the park. It took me an hour to get there, but I was not tired. It was like a force was pushing my bike. During those early days, my heart was pure and full of joy. I believed every word Master said.
One day, a practitioner brought several videotapes of Master’s Fa teaching lectures to the park. She said the images were not clear and not viewable. A thought popped into my mind, “Master’s Fa teaching videotapes won’t be blurry.” So, I said to her, “It’s impossible. Let me try.” I took them home and watched them. They were steady and clear. I believed it was due to my belief in the Fa.
“We have said that good or evil comes from a person’s spontaneous thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
Avoiding a Fire
Once I was cooking instant noodles in an electric pot on a coffee table in the living room. When I returned from the kitchen, I noticed that the electric plug of the pot was unplugged from the extension cord. I thought it was strange because the electric cup was new and the plug was tight. I plugged it in again.
When I returned from the kitchen a second time, it was unplugged again. I suddenly enlightened that Master must be helping me. I checked the pot. The plastic bottom of the pot had already melted from the heat. Indeed, Master prevented a fire or an electric shock.
Paying Back a Life
Another time, I took my three-year-old daughter to kindergarten on my bike. On my way home, a taxi hit me, knocking me and my bike down. But a force pushed me and I immediately stood up. Seeing me stand up, the taxi driver turned around and fled.
My mind was blank, but I had no fear. I was not injured and my bike was fine, too. But the front bumper of the taxi had broken into pieces and was laying in the street.
An old onlooker gave me the tag number of the taxi. I didn’t call the police and just returned home.
As soon as I sat down at home, I was so weak I couldn’t stand. My heart started to race. Master said, “All of those who have encountered these situations were not scared, although they might have been afterwards.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
My husband asked me what had happened and I told him briefly about the accident. He asked if I was fine and then went out to see the accident site. When he returned he said, “You are tougher than a car. This Falun Gong is really amazing!”
I knew that Master had protected me and I had paid back a life in the accident.
Windows Closed Before the Rain
I was detained in Beijing for several weeks after I appealed to the central government in July 2001. My husband’s sister stayed in our house for several days during that time. When I was released and returned home, she told me a story.
She left two windows open when she went out one morning. Then it began to pour. She rushed back only to find the windows were already closed and locked. She thought it was amazing.
One winter, I went to a subdivision to distribute truth-clarification materials. It was very cold, so the self-adhesive posters wouldn’t stick. I had to go in the buildings. At one building the gate was locked. I said to the gate in my mind, “I am here to awaken people's consciences. Please open for me.” I heard a click and the door opened.
I've had many more amazing experiences. Master is protecting every disciple all the time. Thank you, Master! I hope I can do better at this time when the Fa-rectification is ending.