(Minghui.org) I was born in the early 1950s. In school I was indoctrinated with the CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) atheist education. I didn’t accept anything having to do with spirituality or religious beliefs. The “Breaking the Four Olds” campaign during the Cultural Revolution reinforced my atheism. When a colleague told me about Falun Dafa in 1996, I told her not to tell me about these things because I didn’t believe them. I said that I was a CCP member and an atheist so how could I possibly believe anything she said? She no longer mentioned Falun Dafa to me.
I became the quality inspector in my workshop in early 1997. The lounge was large. A practitioner from another department asked me if she could use half of our lounge to practice Falun Dafa at noon. I agreed. Four or five practitioners came to do the exercises at noon every day. She invited me to practice with them. She said that it was a pity that I didn’t practice because I was a good person. I just dismissed what she said.
This colleague came to me again in March. She said that there was a video lecture that night and invited me to come. Seeing her sincerity and enthusiasm, I reluctantly accepted the invitation.
But I told her, “I will not practice the exercises or read the teachings because I am a CCP member.” I regarded the CCP’s theory of atheism as the truth and cultivation as superstition. Poisoned by the CCP, I was deluded and had poor enlightenment. I didn’t know the preciousness of Falun Dafa and didn’t treasure this cultivation opportunity. I’m now ashamed of myself when I recall what I said.
I went to watch Master’s video lectures that night. When I saw Master, I felt that I met Master somewhere because he looked so familiar to me. Was he the head of a workshop? Was he the leader of a department? I couldn’t recall. I thought it was just a lecture about qigong. When I finished watching the first lecture, my thoughts were totally changed. I accepted what Master said completely. What he said was different from other people. No wonder my colleague repeatedly tried to introduce Falun Dafa to me!
My perspective of the world and life was fundamentally changed after I finished watching Master’s lectures.
I began going to a local park to do the exercises with other practitioners. The illnesses that plagued me for over 20 years disappeared. When I was in my 20s, I began having a constant fever for no reason and I felt very weak. If I talked too much, my body temperature would rise. I visited both Chinese and Western medicine doctors but they could not find the cause. I had this fever for more than 20 years.
I felt light and energetic and had no illness after I began practicing Falun Dafa. My temperature became normal. People said that I looked much better. My family members were very thankful to Falun Dafa and Master when they witnessed my changes. They supported my practicing Falun Dafa even after the CCP’s persecution started.
I used to be a careless person and couldn’t persevere. Due to my atheist notions, I had poor enlightenment quality. Our compassionate Master gave me hints repeatedly when I just started practicing. He showed me the extraordinary nature and miracles of Falun Dafa and helped break through my atheist worldview.
The morning I decided to attend the group exercises I saw a Falun one meter wide. Master opened my third eye while I practiced the exercises. I often saw scenes in other dimensions. I saw mountains, a pavilion and a big dragonfly. I also saw that human society was covered with black waves of karma.
When I did the second exercise, I felt the top of my head open up and I could feel the universe’s energy. When I didn’t do the exercises properly, a power would rectify my movements automatically. When I did the third exercise, the mechanism led my arms and I felt they were floating. I felt I was surrounded by energy when I practiced the exercises. It was so magnificent.
One day it started to rain hard while we did the exercises. The other people in the park hurriedly left. Only we practitioners remained and we continued doing the exercises despite the downpour. I didn’t leave simply because the other practitioners stayed. Suddenly I saw several swallows coming from far away. They lined up in a row and dropped down one by one forming a Falun that spun clockwise. I knew Master was encouraging me.
On another occasion my sister was hospitalized soon after I started practicing. I was looking after her. When the lights in her ward were turned off I went to the corridor to read “Teachings at Conferences in the United States.” As I read, the words on the page disappeared. The page became a transparent crystal. I saw an ancient garden with steps extending endlessly. When I wanted to read the Fa and didn’t want to see the scene, the vision vanished.
The amazing feeling of doing the exercises and the miraculous scenes I saw with my third eye completely eliminated the CCP’s lies I'd hung onto. I believed that Gods and Buddhas existed. A human being can cultivate and become a god, Buddha or Dao. The Fa principles Master explained to us are real. This is not superstition. It is the truth. I become confident in cultivation.
Falun Dafa was introduced throughout China and other parts of the world from person to person. Because there were more new practitioners, the assistant of the local exercise site organized another Nine Day Lecture session in September. Over 40 people attended the class. The assistant asked me to coordinate the Fa study for the new practitioners. I felt the pressure and was afraid that I might do something that was not in line with the Fa principles. I had only practiced Dafa for less than six months and I didn’t understand the Fa principles deeply. I asked the assistant to find another practitioner to work with me—but I didn’t get a reply from her. I thought of escaping and not coming to the practice site the next day.
That night I had an unforgettable dream. In the dream I was studying the Fa with other practitioners in my group. The environment was noisy. I heard a voice say, “Please be quiet. Turn to page 60.” I woke up and got out of bed. I opened Zhuan Falun and turned to page 60. I read:
“There is another way to change one’s life, and this is the only way: It is that this person takes the path of cultivation practice from now on.” (Lecture Two, Zhuan Falun)
At that moment all the cells in my body were shaken. Master let me know the inner meaning of this Fa. In that instant the most micro and most original part of my life up to the most surface of my body were awakened. I understood that the real meaning and purpose of my coming to this world was to cultivate. My feeling was beyond any words. I was shocked. From that moment on I have never wavered my determination to practice Falun Dafa.
Master Guides Us to Improve Together
I went to study the Fa with other practitioners every day. I always brought five books with me: Zhuan Falun, Zhuan Falun Volume II, Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa, Lecture Given at the Conference in Sydney and Lectures in the United States. The new practitioners asked many questions. What was amazing was that as long as I opened the Dafa book, the answer was on that page. I knew it was the power of Falun Dafa and that Master was strengthening me. Master helped both the new practitioners and veteran practitioners improve together.
A new practitioner in her fifties came to the Fa study group one day in January 1998. She looked pale and seemed to have no strength. Her husband and son carried her upstairs and into the room. My heart sank when I saw her. She was seriously ill. She asked, “Can Dafa cure my illness?” I said, “You can come with the thought of curing your illness. You will gradually know what to do when you understand the Fa principles more.”
She asked many questions. I replied from the perspective of the Fa. Master strengthened me. The answers were there when I opened the book. She believed in Dafa and cultivated diligently. She did the exercises every morning and participated in other activities to introduce Falun Dafa.
In just one week she no longer needed help going up stairs. She looked rosy and healthy. She became cheerful. She changed from inside out.
She studied the Fa attentively and asked questions about how to improve xinxing. She was eager to improve. Her menstrual cycle returned. I witnessed her changes every day. Her story moved me greatly. I felt the boundless power of Dafa and Master. This reinforced my determination to cultivate in Falun Dafa.
Becoming a Genuine Cultivator
As I studied the Fa more, my understanding of the principles gradually became rational. I understood how to be a good person and the real meaning of life.
I didn’t think I was a good person before I practiced Falun Dafa. I was an atheist and didn’t believe that good is rewarded and evil is punished. I was self-centered and always made sure I came out on top. I cared about my personal interests and didn’t consider other peoples’ feeling.
I have five sisters and one brother. My sisters would come to me if they had conflicts at home. I fought with their husbands to help my sisters. I even argued with the person who made my sister-in-law angry. I was competitive and didn’t easily give in.
My xinxing improved after I practiced Falun Dafa, and I took personal interest lightly. I became considerate and thought from other people's perspectives. I became open-minded and didn’t worry about if I lost or gained anything.
When my sisters came to me about their family problems, I guided them with Dafa’s principles. When I came across conflicts, I realized that they happened to improve my xinxing and transform my karma. I gradually became a good person, a better person and a genuine practitioner according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
My family members support me practicing Falun Dafa. They benefit from it as well. My daughter survived several accidents thanks to Master’s protection. My younger sister has changed fundamentally after practicing Falun Dafa. Her story amazed my extended family of 40 plus people. She was a heavy smoker but managed to quit smoking after practicing Dafa. My older sister gained a new life after practicing Falun Dafa. My nephew told me, “Auntie, I am successful in my career due to your help. I behave according to the principles you told me.” I told him that the principles were from Falun Dafa.
I have practiced Falun Dafa for 24 years. Thanks to Master’s protection all the way, I’ve become a determined Falun Dafa practitioner.
Thank you, Master, for your boundless compassion and sacrifice! My gratitude to Master is beyond any words.
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