(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners from various cities in Turkey held an experience-sharing conference in Ankara on Sunday, November 27, 2022. Thirteen practitioners talked about how they looked inward by following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance, told people about the persecution in China and improved their moral character.

Practitioners spoke of their cultivation stories at the conference.

Family Members Experience Miracles After Reciting Falun Dafa Is Good

Gezek talked about the miraculous health effects she experienced after she started practicing Falun Dafa. Her ailments such as high blood pressure, allergic rhinitis, and chronic pharyngitis disappeared completely, and she became healthy and fit. She used to wear glasses because she couldn’t see things close up. After she began to practice, she was able to read Zhuan Falun without glasses.

Her mother fell and broke her back. According to doctors, she must have surgery if she did not improve after two months. “I told my mother that she would get well and to keep saying, ‘Falun Dafa is Good, Zhen Shan Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance) Is Good.’ My mother kept saying the words, she had no pain and was able to walk. At the end of two months, I took her to the doctor and he said that her fracture was healed.

“My brother fell while helping move things to our house. We helped him into the house. He could neither sit nor lie down. He said the bone in his lower back was very painful. We helped him walk around the house and kept reciting, ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good.’ The pain soon went away and he felt much better,” she said.

Learning to Look Inward

Atmaca said that when she first read Zhuan Falun she did not understand some of the contents due to her stubborn notions. As she continued reading she was able to understand, and many of her attachments disappeared. Atmaca was filled with admiration and gratitude for Dafa. Over time, she learned to look inward and identify her shortcomings.

She realized the suffering and anger she had experienced in the past were caused by attachments she could not let go of, and her fixed ideas. She described how she overcame these difficulties and developed a sense of true compassion.

Clarifying the Truth to Artists from China

Gökçe is a pianist who is interested in classical music. When she learned that an orchestra from China came to Turkey to hold a concert with a renowned Turkish pianist, she looked for opportunities to tell them about the persecution of Falun Dafa in China. She waited outside several hours for members of the Chinese orchestra to come out. At first, she was not allowed into the bus that took them around. She later managed to get on the buses and left informational fliers about Falun Dafa for them to read. She was also able to personally hand a flier to the famous Turkish pianist.

Practicing Cultivation Wholeheartedly

Örtün said in her sharing she knew everything written in Zhuan Falun was true the first time she read the book. However she was overwhelmed by the greatness of what she was given. At first, she thought it was not possible for her to practice cultivation. She thought she couldn’t let go of her attachments and compulsions. But as she continued practicing, her obsessions and bad habits disappeared. She realized that Dafa encompasses all the wisdom and true science in the universe.