(Minghui.org) I often listen to the audio recording “Recalling Master’s Grace” published on Minghui.org. Every time I listen to it, I feel as if I were right there. It is so wonderful I even burst into tears.
I didn’t attend the lectures given by Master Li Hongzhi (Falun Dafa’s founder) in person, but the amazing things that happened to me when I first started practicing Falun Dafa were no less than to those who did. I wanted to write down some of my extraordinary experiences and those of fellow practitioners in our practice group that occurred before the persecution of Falun Dafa began to show our gratitude to Master and to validate Master’s compassion and greatness.
I started to practice Falun Dafa on November 22, 1998, of the Chinese lunar calendar. A Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference was being held in my hometown. My sister and other practitioners were telling people in town about Falun Dafa.
I recall it was a Sunday around 9:00 a.m. when a woman came to my door and mentioned Falun Dafa to me. I told her I wanted to try it. She said, “Let’s go find a book.” We went to the home of one of my former high school classmates, who lent me a copy of Zhuan Falun.
I started to read the book at home that afternoon. I really liked it and thought the book was great. I went to work the next day and continued to read the book in the evening. I had diarrhea after reading the book the next day, but I did not feel any discomfort. I went to work as usual.
I saw a big Buddha sitting with his crossed legs in another dimension when I laid down on the third night. I later understood that it was Master’s law body. I had never seen anything like it before, and I did not know what was going on.
By the evening of the fourth day, I had read the part in Lecture Four titled “Guanding” (Pouring energy into the top of one’s head). Just as I was drifting off to sleep that night, I heard a voice say, “Give her guanding!” It felt like a big hand poured energy into the top of my head. It was really like the description in the book. A burst of heat flowed from my head to my toes. But at that time, I had not finished reading the book for the first time, so I really didn’t know what was going on.
I spent seven days reading Zhuan Falun. When I finished, my diarrhea stopped and an amazing thing occurred: more than a dozen serious health problems I had disappeared. I couldn’t express my excitement in words. I thought it was incredible. The atheistic notions I’d ascribed to for decades also disappeared. I said from the bottom of my heart, “I want to learn Falun Dafa. I have found Master. I am the happiest person in the world.”
Why was I so excited? During the first few days of reading the book, I took different medications each day. I suffered from headaches and could not withstand cold breezes, so I had to wear a big cotton hat beginning in the fall. My eyelids drooped all year round. I had pharyngitis, compressed nerves in my spine, and severe gastritis since high school. I had a congenital torn ligament in my lumbar vertebrae, so I was never able to do heavy work—I couldn’t even mop the floor. I also had arthritis in my knees, heel pain, and incurable wrist cysts. I could not stand for very long, so the school authorities gave their permission for me to sit while I lectured to my students. I had more than a dozen serious ailments that could not be cured. My whole body ached.
I often went to the hospital. I didn’t make enough to pay for all the medications I needed to take. I had no sense of happiness in my life. I sometimes felt desperate because I was in pain all day.
But I fully recovered after I read Zhuan Falun. If I hadn’t experienced it myself, I would not have believed it. The wonder of Dafa and Master’s compassion can only be experienced by those of us who have personally benefited. That’s why I have been able to follow Master for more than 20 years, and I’ve never given up practicing it. I have given my life to Master. I will follow Master to cultivate to the end.
Even more miraculous things happened as I continued to cultivate. For the last nearly 23 years, I have not taken a pill or had an injection. Just over three months after I started practicing Falun Dafa, I had symptoms of illness karma. It happened on a Sunday. I had a fever and my husband noticed it. He took my temperature and saw it was over 40°C (104°F). He was panic-stricken and urged me to go to the hospital.
“Give me half an hour,” I said. “I will go to the hospital if my temperature does not come down by then.” My husband agreed.
I immediately begged Master, “Master. Please let my temperature come down. You are eliminating karma for me, I know. Thank you.”
As soon as I finished speaking, I felt that I had cooled down. I called my husband to take my temperature—and it really was back to normal! My husband has not asked me to go to the hospital for more than 20 years.
Another time, also on a Sunday afternoon, I had the symptoms of illness karma. My husband said he would take me to visit a scenic area. He didn’t know that I did not feel well. I took some truth-clarification stickers.
When I got out of the car, I was still holding my aching belly with one hand. But when I finished posting the stickers, my stomach felt much better. We went home that night, I ate dinner and went to work the next day.
On another occasion, my legs and feet hurt. The pain was acute when my feet touched the ground. I thought, “What should I do if I cannot do the sitting meditation at night? Skip the exercises? No, no matter how much pain I am in, I have to do them.”
I grit my teeth and pulled one of my legs over the other one to do the sitting meditation. After an hour of doing the meditation, my clothes were soaked with sweat, but I thought it was a good thing. Master had eliminated my karma. I was fine and went to work as usual the following day. For more than 20 years, Master has arranged for me to dissolve karma on the weekends. I never missed work.
I remember that a fellow practitioner got a strange illness when she was young. Every spring when she fell ill, she would suffer until she nearly died. Less than six months after she started practicing Dafa, that serious illness that had plagued her for most of her life disappeared. She has practiced Dafa diligently ever since.
A young male practitioner had a magenta birthmark that covered most of his face and made him look very forbidding. He was over 30 and unmarried. After he started practicing Dafa, his birthmark disappeared within a short time. Later, people who knew him asked where he’d gotten it treated. He told them that it was because he practiced Dafa. Many people learned Falun Dafa after hearing his story.
A fellow practitioner in his 80s who was deaf and illiterate used a cassette recorder to try to listen to Master’s lectures. He just thought it would be nice if he could hear it! As soon as he had that thought, he really heard the voice. His deafness was gone. He became well known in our local area. Many people who witnessed this believed that Dafa had healed him and they, in turn, learned Dafa.
Another practitioner in her 30s had suffered from congenital bronchial asthma. She couldn’t work in the fields at any time of the year. The villagers said she was like the living dead, taking medications and getting injections every day just to stay alive. After she started to practice Dafa, she recovered within a short time and showed up at our group practice site every morning.
Another practitioner who was almost 80 had never gone to school, not even for a day, and did not recognize a word before practicing Falun Dafa. I asked her how she was able to read the Dafa books by herself.
She said, “Master taught me how to read. I was anxious when I saw fellow practitioners learning Dafa. I thought that it would be great if I could read. Later, Master really began to teach me how to read. Sometimes in the mornings I saw notes in the crack of my door. I looked at the words on the notes, and I could recognize them. This happened almost every day.”
Also, fellow practitioners studied the Fa at her home every evening, and she would follow carefully as they read. One winter, she was able to read Zhuan Falun by herself. Because of this, many people visited her and asked her to read Zhuan Falun to see if the rumors they had heard were true. That convinced many of them to practice Falun Dafa.
Another practitioner was in her 80s. When we did the exercises together, I noticed that her hair was all white. Everyone told her, “You have such beautiful hair.” But after doing the exercises for about 10 days, we noticed that the roots of her hair were black. About half of her hair changed color and grew longer day by day.
By the time she had practiced for a month, she no longer had any white hair and looked younger. She was able to meditate for more than an hour. When she was in her 90s, she was still healthy and able to live independently.
More than 50 people came regularly to our group practice site before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) initiated the persecution. Every one of them could relate extraordinary experiences from that time. I have shared only a few of them.
Twenty-three years have passed. I feel happy and fortunate whenever I recall the days when I initially learned Dafa. I will keep these precious memories in my heart and encourage myself. No matter how long the path remaining is, I will continue my journey, do the three things well, fulfill my vow, and follow Master to return to my true home.
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings—which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance—and learned the five exercises have experienced improved health and well-being.