(Minghui.org) Thinking back over my 23 years of Falun Dafa cultivation, I have come to truly appreciate everything that Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Dafa, has done for me. I became more rational in my understanding of Dafa, going from not knowing how to cultivate to gradually learning how to cultivate.
Before I began practicing Falun Dafa I had many ailments, including stomachache, anemia, uterine fibroids, breast hyperplasia, hypotension, rheumatism, and cervical spondylosis. I always felt weak and was short of breath when going up or down stairs. I had to take sick leave very often, which affected my work performance. I had tried all kinds of healing methods and various exercises, but nothing worked. My family was very worried. After I began cultivating in Dafa, I recovered from all my illnesses.
I have been persistent in doing Fa-study and the exercises every day, and have followed the requirements of Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to cultivate my xinxing. Through this, my view of life and the world has gone through fundamental changes.
I was a bank teller who handled a lot of cash on a daily basis. Before I began cultivating, I possessed a very strong competitive mentality. I was a selfish person and had a strong tendency to pursue self-interest. I would be in pain over any loss of self-interest.
After I began cultivating, I understood the principle of “no loss, no gain,” and held myself strictly to a practitioner’s standard. I was able to resist the temptations and stopped taking things that didn’t belong to me. Before that, when I made purchases on behalf of my company, I often asked the merchants to issue fake invoices that overstated the amounts, or issue more invoices so I could claim more for myself. Through these underhanded means, I gained more materially but incurred a lot of karma.
After I began to practice Falun Dafa, I stopped this bad behavior. One time, I went to the bank to withdraw some cash. The teller didn’t pay close attention and ended up giving me 1,000 yuan more. After I realized what happened, I returned the extra to them right away. If this had happened before, I would have kept it.
At work, I treated people nicely. I didn’t compete with them and did my job diligently. My boss and colleagues all knew that because of practicing Dafa, I became healthy and improved my xinxing. They respected me. Two colleagues decided to learn the exercises from me. Most banks' accounting departments generally recruit only young people. However, when I hit retirement age, management didn’t want me to retire and asked me to stay.
Since July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has slandered Dafa, and Master has been wronged. Two practitioners and I went to Beijing to validate Dafa. Under Master’s protection, we experienced many amazing things.
In September 2001, the three of us were about to set out to Beijing to appeal to the government. Before we headed out, I was very scared. Then I made up my mind to leave myself in the hands of Master. I knelt down in front of Master’s portrait and said to Master, “Master, your disciples will go to Beijing to validate the Fa. I will not be subjected to the persecution. Please empower us so that we’ll return safe and sound.” After that, I kowtowed to Master, then headed out.
We got to Tiananmen Square. At a place where there were a lot of people, we unfolded our banners and began to call out, “Falun Dafa is wonderful!” “Restore the reputation of my Master and Dafa!” We felt we were like grand, divine beings. Even when the police walked towards us, I thought, “Go away! Let us do our thing.” They indeed went somewhere else. Under Master’s protection, we returned home safe and sound.
Clarifying the facts and awakening the conscience of sentient beings is the mission of practitioners, as well as a manifestation of practitioners’ compassion. In so many years of truth-clarification, fellow practitioners and I have been working together. We have met all kinds of people. Some didn’t accept the truth and swore at us, some threatened us and said they were going to report us to the police. However, many kind people accepted the truth and chose a bright future for themselves.
During the process, I enlightened that one must be diligent in awakening the conscience of sentient beings. One also needs to study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts, and ask for Master’s empowerment and protection to ensure a good result. At the same time, it is helpful to read experience sharing articles by fellow practitioners on the Minghui website frequently.
One time, I met a man sitting at a bus stop. After I handed him a copy of the truth-clarification material, I smiled and said to him, “Please have a look! If you know and accept the truth, you’ll have good fortune.” He then asked me, “How do you practice Falun Gong? Can you show me?” Then I showed him all five sets of exercises one by one. After I finished doing the exercises, I talked to him some more about Falun Dafa, what the practice is all about, why the evil CCP persecutes Dafa. I then told him why, through quitting the CCP, one could ensure one’s safety.
After he learned the truth, he decided to renounce his membership in the CCP. During the process, I felt Master empowering me. Though many people beside me were waiting for the bus, I wasn’t scared at all. I just did the exercises and talked to him calmly. After I returned home, I felt that Master’s image was smiling. I knew it was Master encouraging me.
On another occasion, I saw an elegantly dressed couple resting at the entrance of a shopping mall. But, when a practitioner handed them some informational materials, they didn’t take them. I approached them and said, “From the way you are dressed it shows that you are well-educated and have a certain social status.” I noticed that the woman was in a wheelchair, so I asked, “Did you hurt your leg? Please have a look at these materials. Because, when you know the truth, you'll receive good fortune. Please sincerely recite ‘Falun Dafa is wonderful! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful!’ If you do this, I’m sure you’ll get well soon.”
Since the couple still remained quiet, I began to talk about how I benefited from practicing Dafa. I told them how Dafa has helped improve people’s moral standards and has benefited society. How doctors and teachers refused to accept bribes after practicing Dafa, and how judges became upright. How merchants stopped selling fake products, and began to treat customers honestly. They were moved, especially the lady, who was in tears. In the end, both of them decided to quit the CCP.
Another time at the park, I saw a woman who kept shaking her head. I said, “Hello, madam, how are you? Are you not feeling well?” She replied, “I have a toothache, I was in pain during the night. I couldn’t sleep, that’s why I went outside to get some fresh air.” I said, “Let me tell you, by sincerely reciting “Falun Dafa is wonderful, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful,’ you’ll be fine.” After she recited the sentences 10 times, she said, “I am fine now. My pain is gone!” She was as delighted as a child. She said, “This is truly amazing! Thank you, Master Li Hongzhi!”
There were other times when I talked to people about Dafa, and someone slandered us, or someone else said we were playing with politics. But when many of these people truly understood what I was saying, they changed their attitude.
One time, the pipes burst in my upstairs neighbor's apartment. My neighbor didn't get home until midnight, and then came knocking on my door asking if I'd noticed the problem. I checked and saw that my pipes were fine. He came in to take a look as well and thought it a bit strange. I later learned that the leak only occurred in his apartment. It was truly incredible. This was because the bookcase where I stored my Dafa books was directly below the broken pipes upstairs.
During these many years of cultivation, my family has also benefited from Dafa. For instance, my husband enjoys good health. Last year, he had a bulge in his throat, which was diagnosed as a thyroid tumor. When he decided not to go see his doctor, I asked him to sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He said he would.
During the pandemic, he called my daughter to ask her to sincerely recite the phrases as well, and he told her how wonderful Dafa was and gave her a few examples of how our relatives and friends have benefited from Dafa. The next day, I realized that the bulge in his throat had disappeared, and I knew that it was Master who removed the tumor for him.
I know a teacher who was close to 80 years old and had liver cirrhosis. The cirrhosis caused bleeding in his stomach, which required surgery. When I went to the hospital to visit him, I talked to him about Dafa, helped him renounce his memberships in the CCP, and told him that by reciting the Dafa phrases, his surgery would go well. He listened to me, and recited the phrases before and after the operation. The surgery was very successful. He didn’t feel any pain, despite the large incision that required 14 stitches. He realized that Master protected him.
One of my managers had neck surgery that didn't go well. As a result, he had been bedridden for three months and had difficulty having a bowel movement. I told him, “Only Falun Dafa can help you. As long as you believe that Dafa is good and recite the Dafa phrases, you’ll be strengthened by righteous energy and experience miracles.” One week later, when I went to see him, he was sitting in a wheelchair and had smile on his face. He also decided to quit the CCP and began to listen to Master’s lecture recordings.
One of my relatives was diagnosed with thyroid tumors. She needed to do another checkup at the provincial hospital in order to find out whether the tumors were benign or malignant. The doctor suspected that one of the tumors was malignant and she was scheduled for a biopsy. When she had the surgery, she kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and didn’t feel any pain – and both tumors were benign.
There have been many cases like this, I have experienced quite a few myself, as well. In passing illness karma trials and xinxing tests, there have been quite some amazing things. Benevolent Master has saved me and helped me walk the path of returning to my original, true self.