(Minghui.org) Mr. Liu has been going to a park every morning for seven years in Hong Kong’s New Territories to practice the five sets of Falun Dafa exercises, and attend group Fa study. He is in good health and has a clear and crisp voice. People who don’t know him would never think he was 92 years old. As more Hong Kong citizens are gradually walking on the path of cultivation, many are learning the truth about Falun Dafa. Even with the ongoing pandemic, Falun Dafa practitioners are still seen at major practice sites every day.

Mr. Liu practices the exercises every morning at a park in New Territories, Hong Kong.

Mr. Liu suffered from several illnesses, along with the associated pain and discomfort, and was on the brink of despair. He had two surgeries due to tonsillitis and was also hospitalized for respiratory problems. His discomfort worsened in his old age, and his family often called him “Mr. Catch-a-Cold.” Mr. Liu searched for remedies, and practiced six different types of qigong and Taiji for over a dozen years, without seeing improvement in his health.

Obtaining the Fa After Reading a Truth-Clarification Newspaper

Just when he felt totally hopeless and depressed, he encountered Falun Dafa. Mr. Liu liked reading The Epoch Times, a free newspaper, and Minghui Weekly. There was an article that mentioned Falun Dafa, a practice that abides by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to help one become a better person. He was filled with hope and happiness, assuming that Falun Dafa might be able to help him.

Mr. Liu asked the volunteer who distributed the newspaper for a copy of the book Zhuan Falun. He realized that this was a very good book and decided to purchase a full set of Master Li Hongzhi's lectures. Mr. Liu said, “This is what I have been searching for. I am determined to cultivate.”

Mr. Liu wanted only to be healed and get physically fit before he began cultivation, but he now understands the true meaning of becoming a better person. Why do humans have illnesses? What is behind the meaning of getting sick, and why do we need to cultivate? His questions were all resolved by studying the Fa. He remembered what Master said, “One should gain things naturally without pursuing them.” (“Learning the Fa,” Essentials for Further Advancement)

Pains And Discomfort Disappear

The power of Dafa showed itself after he let go of his wish to be healed and fit. He was persistent in studying the Fa and practicing the exercises with no intention of gaining anything when one day all of his discomforts almost disappeared. “I used to have high blood pressure, but after I started to practice the Falun Dafa exercises, I recovered from all of my illnesses.”

“Not only did I experience a drastic change in my physical body,” he said, “my value of life changed as well. I would get agitated and hot-tempered in the past, but after cultivating, I was able to be more tolerant of others.”

Mr. Liu is now able to take care of his 85-year-old wife, do grocery shopping, and cook meals. He does not feel tired. At times, he also reminds his wife to recite the nine Dafa words, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Falun Dafa is good,” to bring her blessings.

Mr. Liu is often the first to arrive at the park every morning at five a.m. to practice the exercises, and has persistently clarified the truth about Dafa to tourists. When he visited his relatives in China a few years ago, he made a call to his wife. Not long after that call ended, he received a call from police officers in China telling him to watch what he was saying. Mr. Liu said, “The Chinese people are under strict surveillance by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members. These people have no freedom under the dictatorship of the CCP regime, and could be arrested at any time.”

Participating in the Dafa Parade

Mr. Liu never missed any public activities held by Falun Dafa practitioners in Hong Kong. He recollected that it once started raining not long after a parade started. No one brought an umbrella, and they kept walking for four hours. This was a big test for the elderly Mr. Liu who was 90 years old then. He told himself to persist, no matter what happened. Though he felt a bit chilly and cold, Mr. Liu finished walking the entire four hours.

Mr. Liu is grateful for Master’s guidance and protection. Words cannot express his gratitude to Master. Only by being more diligent can he repay the great Buddha’s compassion. Lastly, he said, “I am determined to cultivate, and abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”

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Category: Journeys of Cultivation