Newlyweds: Falun Gong Brought Us Safety in the Pandemic
(Minghui.org) Jemma, an immigrant from Hong Kong, is now a manager at an international trade firm in Montreal, Canada. Her newlywed husband, Juc, is a biology professor.
Juc has a great interest in traditional Chinese culture. He likes it so much that he thinks that he was probably Chinese in a previous life.
Juc and his wife both tested positive for coronavirus on January 13, 2021. By January 25, they had fully recovered. How did they do it? They say it was all thanks to Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, a mind-body practice based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Infection and Lifesaver
It was January 12 when both Jemma and her then-boyfriend Juc felt fatigued. They went for a test. “We got the results the next day – both of us were positive,” Jemma recalled. “We ended up self-quarantining at home, and we were very worried.”
Somehow she remembered her cousin Yu, a Falun Gong practitioner in Toronto.
“Hey, both Juc and I got Covid-19! What should we do? I remember you once told me miracles of Falun Gong. Can you help us?” she asked on the phone anxiously.
“Sure. Just stay calm and take it easy. You know, we Chinese people believe that, when we truly want to be good people, the divine will bless us. Just keep reciting ‘Falun Dafa is good (Falun Dafa hao)’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good (Zhen Shan Ren hao),’ and your condition will improve.”
Jemma trusted that her cousin had her best interest in mind and heeded his advice. After she sincerely recited these phrases for a few days, her health gradually improved.
But Juc got worse. On the fifth day, his bones ached all over, he had a fever, he was coughing and struggling to breathe, especially at night, and he lost his sense of taste and smell.
Jemma called her cousin again, “The doctor said all these are typical symptoms of Covid-19.”
Yu suggested Juc recite the two auspicious phrases as well.
“I tried,” Jemma explained, “But he speaks French and can only pronounce Zhen Shan Ren hao. He can’t say Falun Dafa hao in Chinese. Will that work?”
Yu said it would. He then explained why.
Harmony of Mind and Body
Some people think that body and mind are isolated, but many scientists have found otherwise. For example, “Mounting evidence for the role of the mind in disease and healing is leading to a greater acceptance of mind–body medicine,” said an April 2006 European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Reports article titled “Mind–body research moves towards the mainstream.”
Such a connection between mind and body was also well understood in traditional Chinese culture. Since ancient times, people have believed in the harmony of heaven, earth, and mankind. According to Chinese medicine, people's falling ill could be an indication that they have somehow deviated from this harmony. That is why various techniques such as acupuncture could adjust one’s energy channels and bring everything back into balance.
Falun Gong has a deep connection with traditional Chinese culture, and it teaches that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the characteristic of this universe. Since its introduction to the public in 1992, over 100 million people have become its learners and benefited from living by its principles and doing its five sets of gentle exercises. Many have experienced great improvement both physically and spiritually.
When one sincerely recites “Falun Dafa is good (Falun Dafa hao)” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good (Zhen Shan Ren hao),” one is aligned with the universe on a fundamental level. From the most microscopic particles to every cell and the entire body, the body would resonate with righteous energy. This would bring one blessings and fend off disease.
Convinced by this idea, Jemma and Juc continued reciting the auspicious phrases. Juc’s condition also improved.
Yu also told the couple that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance was also documented in the ancient prophecy Taibai Mountain Monument Inscription by Liu Bowen, a renowned sage in the Ming Dynasty.
For example, the beginning of the prophecy wrote,
Heaven has eyes, Earth has eyes,And all possess a pair of eyes;Heaven shall shift, Earth shall sway,Yet carefree is a happy life.
This means we are watched over by the divine and, by valuing virtue, we would have a happy and worry-free life.
When people’s morality deteriorates, however, tragedies can happen and plagues can break out as described in the prophecy. But that does not necessarily mean we are hopeless.
Through a word puzzle (refer to “Ancient Prophecy from Liu Bowen and Its Connection to Our Modern Day” for details), the prophecy explains the importance of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance (Zhen Shan Ren) and added,
Answer this riddle, and find human joy;Life shall extend into halcyon days.All who have eyes can see the solution,All who are present can transmit its praise....This future belongs to those gentle, good folk...
After reciting the phrases for two days, Juc found himself with more energy. As he was able to stand, Jemma asked her cousin to show them how to do the Falun Gong exercises through a video chat.
Yu demonstrated the exercises and explained how they work by citing a passage from Falun Gong teachings:
“A great way is extremely simple and easy. Viewed broadly, Falun Dafa has a small number of exercise movements, yet the things to be developed are numerous and comprehensive. The movements govern every aspect of the body and the many things that will be developed. All five exercises in their entirety are taught to cultivators. Right from the outset, the areas in the cultivator’s body where energy is blocked will be opened, and a great amount of energy will be absorbed from the universe. In a very short period of time the exercises will expel useless substances from the person’s body and purify it. The exercises also help cultivators to raise their level, strengthen their supernatural powers, and arrive at the Pure-White Body state. The five exercises are far beyond the usual exercises that open the meridians or the Great and Small Cosmic Orbits. Falun Dafa provides cultivators with the most convenient and efficient cultivation way, and what is also the best and the most precious way.” (“Chapter I The Features of Falun Dafa,” The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection)
The first day, Juc only learned the first set of exercises, but he already felt better and regained his appetite. As they did more exercises, the improvement was even more significant.
Two days later, when Jemma explained to their doctor in their daily update, the doctor was very pleased. “Both of you have completely recovered,” he said, “You can stop the self-quarantine now.”
Glad to hear the news, Jemma and Juc left their apartment and went to their vacation home. Now as soon as they get up, they would do the exercises together.
Grateful for the Miracle
Although about 100 million people have benefited from Falun Gong like Jemma and Juc, the practice has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since July 1999. To make things worse, the Party produced many lies and hate propaganda, turning a large portion of the Chinese population against the practice and faith in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Yu's explanation helped Jemma understood why her cousin and other practitioners have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the persecution and expose the CCP’s brutality. Although she worked on international trade with many business partners in mainland China and Hong Kong, she nonetheless decided to renounce her membership in CCP youth organizations she joined when she was young.
Juc agreed. “I’ve always had a bad impression of the Communist Party and dislike it from the bottom of my heart,” he said.
What happened next surprised Jemma–Juc proposed to her. In the past, marriage was never on Juc’s mind, but their coronavirus experience made him cherish their relationship even more and rethink their future. They soon got married and Juc sent over a video in which he was dressed in a traditional Chinese costume wishing a happy new year to Yu’s family.
For Jemma, the gratitude goes further. She said, “I really want to thank Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, for bringing all of us hope and safety.”