(Minghui.org) My husband had a chance to watch the recorded speech, “Chinese Economy and Falun Gong” given on January 5, 2016, by Dr. Ching-hsi Chang of National Taiwan University. He was deeply inspired by the speech, and he began to learn the Falun Gong exercises from the Dafa lecture videos.

In a short of time, I noticed he had benefited, physically and spiritually. He also had more energy and was more considerate of others. When he said that a doctor friend suggested that he attend a free Falun Dafa Nine Day Lectures class, I agreed to go with him.

I slept through the first three days of the class. It was just like Master said:

“A few individuals may fall asleep and wake up as soon as I finish my lecture. Why is that? It is because their brains have illnesses that need to be treated. One will be unable to stand it if one’s brain is worked on. Therefore, the person must be put into a state of anesthesia so he doesn’t know.” (Lecture Two, Zhuan Falun)

I then found a Dafa practice site only a five-minute walk from my home. I became a practitioner, joined the group exercises early every morning, and paid attention to improving my moral character in my daily life.

Enduring the Hardship of Sitting in the Lotus Position

I was 65 when I became a practitioner. It was very difficult for me to do the fifth exercise, which required that I meditate cross-legged. But I gained confidence after reading Master’s Fa: “Even people in their eighties and nineties are eventually able to sit in the full-lotus position.” (Teachings at the Conference in Europe)

After practicing for eight months, I could finally sit in the full-lotus position.

Another challenge was to meditate for one hour. When I had excruciating leg pain and numbness in my foot, I encouraged myself to endure the hardship, and I was able to persevere by remembering Master’s Fa: “When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)

“The pain you experience is evidence of dissolving karma, and your body is undergoing changes as you do the exercise. They go hand in hand.” (Teachings at the Conference in Canada)

Recovering from All My Ailments

When I began to do the exercises, I often hiccuped and coughed up a clear, sticky phlegm. I knew that Master was purifying my body. Within six months, I’d recovered from many ailments, including degenerative arthritis, issues with my feet, eczema, and hepatitis B.

I used to go to the National Taiwan University Hospital for exams twice a year. When the doctor notified me that the hepatitis B virus had disappeared completely, I was extremely grateful to Master. I recalled the painful tingling for 28 days and then an itchy black spot and rash appeared, which seemed to be a process of expelling the hepatitis B virus. My miraculous recoveries validated the greatness of Falun Dafa.

Looking Within to Remove Attachments

Before practicing Falun Dafa, I argued with my husband over trivial things. I realized that these arguments were caused by my attachments to complaining and thinking something was unfair. I began to look within when confronted with conflicts. As I studied the Fa more regularly and cultivated my character, I got along with my husband better.

Master has said,

“I’ll tell you a truth: The entire cultivation process for a cultivator is one of constantly giving up human attachments.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)

“For a cultivator, looking within is a magical tool.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IX)

However, sometimes the conflicts were too much for me to handle. One time, my husband criticized me when my niece did not trust me concerning something. My attachments of grievance, fame, and resentment went out of control. I totally failed to act like a practitioner; I judged right and wrong based on human reasoning. I forgot that everything I encounter in cultivation is not accidental; it is to help me improve my character. I regret that I did not behave according to a practitioner's standard.

I was crying when I read Master’s poem:


I have a dreamThere’ll be a day I will return to heavenThat is life’s true homeThe Creator has already come to the worldSpreading Dafa to save people back to heavenI don’t want to miss this chanceI wish to realize this dreamThis is humankind’s only hope”(Hong Yin IV)


I am very fortunate to obtain Dafa, which has not been taught in thousands of years. I have found a way home. I am grateful for Master’s compassionate salvation. I must continue to study the Fa, practice the exercises, send forth righteous thoughts, and clarify the truth about Dafa to fulfill my responsibilities as a Dafa practitioner.

I am also very thankful to the Minghui website, where I can read articles and hear podcasts about fellow practitioners’ experiences.

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Category: Beginning Cultivation