(Minghui.org) I am 75 years old and am retired from a Chinese state-owned company. It is over 20 years ago that I began cultivating in Falun Dafa. Before that I suffered from many illnesses and almost lost the courage to live. Since cultivating Dafa, I am a completely different person. I do not have any illnesses nor suffer mentally anymore. Instead, I have a very positive attitude toward life and always think of others first. Master saved me from the edge of death and gave me a great new life.
Many extraordinary and seemingly miraculous things occurred during my cultivation that cannot be explained easily by modern science. I would like to share a few experiences that occurred when I first started cultivating Dafa.
Good Fortune to Practice Dafa
My older sister called me in early spring of 1995, saying that she started practicing Falun Dafa. She said the practice is very good and invited me to learn it with her. It was the first time I heard about Falun Dafa, and I did not want to practice it. I refused with the excuse that my child was busy preparing for the college admission exam.
She called again after my child was admitted to college, “Your child is in college and you don't have many things to do at home. Please take a few days off and come to my place to learn Falun Dafa.”
I decided to go to see what Falun Dafa is about.
I arrived at my sister’s place in another city by train in the afternoon on September 18, 1995. That is a day I will never forget. I couldn’t wait to talk to my sister about cultivation, Taoism, Buddhism, etc. I told her she should choose one of those schools to cultivate instead of using qigong methods.
My sister smiled, “You really know a lot about cultivation. By the way, why didn’t you get motion sickness on the train today?” If my sister had not mentioned it, I may have forgotten about it. I often had motion sickness when I took the bus or train, and would feel dizzy and vomit for more than 20 minutes. Each year I took motion sickness pills and put rheumatism ointment on my wrist and belly before taking the over-4-hour train ride to my sister’s place. Even so, my face usually became swollen and I felt very weak when I arrived at my sister’s place. Then I would have to rest for a day. Surprisingly, I was perfectly fine this time. Though I didn't have a clue why.
I attended the Nine-Day Falun Dafa Video Lecture series with my sister after dinner. On the eighth day of the class, the students briefly shared their experiences before watching Master’s Fa lecture video. A student shared an incident he had just experienced. That afternoon he was hit by a fast-moving car when he was riding his bicycle around a corner. The driver of the car was terrified, but this student told the driver, “I am totally fine. You can go.” He truly did not have any injury, pain or bleeding. He knew Master protected him and put his hands together in Heishi excitedly, “Thank you, Master for saving my life!”
As soon as Master Li’s Fa lecture video began, I was immediately struck by the atmosphere in the class. No one talked, smoked or walked around. Everyone listened to Master’s teaching very attentively. I had never seen such an atmosphere at any other venue. I was greatly enlightened by Master’s Fa. I kept thinking to myself that Master’s Fa is so wonderful. In my heart, I knew it is what I had been looking for.
We watched Lecture Nine the next day. There were no words to express my excitement. I just kept saying the same sentence in my heart, “This is great. I must cultivate Falun Dafa!”
An amazing thing happened on the third day after the lecture series. The rheumatic pain, serious somatic symptoms and constipation that tormented me for over 10 years all disappeared.
The rheumatic pain used to make it very difficult for me to squat and get up, and I also had headaches and felt dizzy every day. Suddenly, I could squat and stand up freely, and had no headaches at all.
I could not believe this happened to me! My chronic diseases that could not be cured for many years were suddenly gone, and I truly experienced the great feeling of being illness-free. I also understood the mystery of why I did not have motion sickness on the train ride to my sister’s house this time. Master started helping me when I merely had the thought of learning Dafa. I was so joyful I cried. I shouted in my heart that Falun Dafa is good. I truly wanted to shout in the streets to tell everyone Falun Dafa is good and to start practicing Falun Dafa.
I learned the five sets of exercises the next day, and bought a copy of Falun Gong to take home.
Eliminate Interference and Cultivate Dafa With Determination
Initially, I did not know of any Falun Dafa practice sites near my home, so I decided to practice the exercises at home first. During that time, three things happened to me that made me realize how difficult it is to obtain the Fa and to continue in cultivation.
The day after I started practicing the exercises at home, I suddenly saw a big fox head appear on the white wall with shining eyes staring at me while I was sleeping. I was so frightened I jumped out of bed. I turned on the light and did not go back to sleep that night.
Another experience was the appearance in front of me of images of monsters and ghosts when I closed my eyes to practice the second exercise. I was too frightened to close my eyes. However this phenomenon disappeared after a few days and never occurred again.
The third thing that happened was when I read Zhuan Falun for the first time. I saw a sentence appear at the bottom of the first page that said I could not practice this qigong if I hadn’t practiced other types of qigong. I closed the book and started crying. I wondered why I was not qualified to learn such a great cultivation practice. The next day I still wanted to read Zhuan Falun, and to my surprise, when I opened the book the sentence I saw the day before was not there. I felt it was strange and could not figure out why it occurred.
After I overcame these obstacles and was determined to cultivate Falun Dafa, I was truly on the path of Dafa cultivation. I often told my family and colleagues about the great physical and mental changes I experienced. They all said Falun Dafa is good.
When Practicing the Exercises
I found a Falun Dafa practice site one month later with my sister’s help and started going there every day for morning exercises. I was practicing the fourth exercise one day when an invisible force pushed me from the front. I stumbled but did not fall, and carefully finished the fourth exercise. This happened repeatedly for the next three days. On the fourth day, when I did the second exercise, I saw a miraculous scene of a radiant golden Buddha sitting on a lotus seat making a hand sign, and coming toward us from the southwest. He stopped in front of me. I could feel a warmth flowing from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet, and then down through the earth, and my feet were firmly rooted on the ground.
I saw the same scene again the next day. I was completely immersed in happiness and kept thanking Master.
Assimilating to the Fa: Thinking of Others First
On my way home early one winter morning after practicing the exercises, I saw a truck parked on the sidewalk over 100 yards in front of me. The truck drove away. I saw something on the ground when I drove by the spot where the truck was parked and realized it was money. There were hundred-yuan bills totaling 900 yuan. I am a Dafa practitioner and should think of others first. The person who lost the money must be very anxious, so I need to find the person as soon as possible to return the money.
I returned to that spot later and saw a traffic police officer there. I told him what happened and gave the money to him, hoping they would help to find the owner. The officer said, “No one will help you find the owner, and the money will be confiscated after some time. You should take it and deal with it yourself.”
The place where I found the money was near a warehouse area that was rented by some businesses. I guessed it must have been the person in the truck who lost the money, and he may have unloaded things at a warehouse nearby. I started my search at the warehouses and talked to the owner of the warehouse and some people who rented at the warehouse. I even went to their shopping booth in the mall to ask them.
After many setbacks, I finally determined that the owner of the money is most likely a driver at a particular transportation company in another city. I wrote them a letter to have him contact me if he lost something. Soon the owner found me, and I returned the money to him after verifying it was his. He was very grateful and wanted to give me 200 yuan. I kindly refused and told him every Falun Dafa practitioner would do the same.
Looking back on my cultivation of more than 20 years, I experienced hardships, suffering, and gut-wrenching pain while getting rid of attachments to fame, personal interests, and excitability. But most importantly, I have the joyful heart of a being who has obtained the precious Fa, and have gratitude beyond words for Master’s compassionate salvation and protection!
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