(Minghui.org) China, traditionally known as the Land of the Divine, has a long history of spiritual practices. Under the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) totalitarian, atheistic rule, however, many people in China today are unaware of their heritage and cultural roots.

The surge in popularity of different types of qigong over the past few decades, especially Falun Gong, has brought back the tradition and restored a connection with the divine. Introduced by Mr. Li Hongzhi in 1992, Falun Gong improves one’s health and inspires its practitioners with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. More than 100 million Falun Gong practitioners from all walks of life have found peace of mind and improved their moral standards as they go about their daily lives.

In these three articles, we share the stories of a Ph.D. scientist, a successful business owner, and an accomplished engineer. We hope they will inspire you with some perspectives on life’s important questions: Who are we? Why we are here?

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The Gratitude of a Mining Engineer 

Falun Gong practitioner Li Lian

Li Lian, a Falun Gong practitioner who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the U.S., used to work as an engineer at a mining research institute in northeast China. 

Immense, Heartfelt Gratitude

Before she started practicing Falun Gong, Li Lian was plagued with health issues, such as bronchitis, rheumatic heart disease, arthritis, liver flatulence, stomach problems, and headaches, among other ailments. Her back and hips were so weak that she could not even turn over in bed. After her child was born, she suffered unbearable pain from postpartum convulsions. Miraculously, all her pain and suffering disappeared only seven days after she took up the practice of Falun Gong. 

Ms. Li remembered something that happened 18 days after she began practicing Falun Gong. When she and other practitioners were doing the exercises in the evening along with Master Li Hongzhi’s exercise teaching video, she could see Falun rotating all over her body. Some were on top of her head, some on her knees and shoulders. There were even strings of Falun on each of her fingers. 

When she opened her eyes, she only saw her fingers, but as soon as she closed her eyes, she saw strings of Falun on her fingers. She got very excited and opened her eyes from time to time.

“What are you doing?” the practice site assistant asked Li Lian quietly. “I’m looking at Falun all over me,” Li Lian told her, trying to contain her excitement. “Keep calm and focus on doing the exercises,” the assistant said, “Master is adjusting your body. Don’t be attached to it.” This experience went on for more than a month.

Practicing Falun Gong not only freed Ms. Li from all the sufferings of her past illnesses but also changed her appearance. Her complexion became smooth and rosy, and her body light and flexible. 

“I was so happy every day that I felt like running and jumping with joy when nobody was around,” she said. “I have truly experienced what it is like to have a light and healthy body with no illness—just like Master described in the book (Zhuan Falun). Master gave me a brand new life and for over 20 years now, I have never felt sick and never needed to take any medication.” 

Miraculous Experience at Work

Years ago, Li Lian worked in a mining research institute as an engineer in ore processing technology. “After I started practicing Falun Dafa, Master opened up my wisdom, and miracles occurred in my work,” she recalled. 

At that time, major changes in the nature of the ore meant that a mineral dressing plant had to be reconfigured—the original process was no longer adequate for the ore-dressing of the type of ores they now had to process. Li’s research unit was directed to quickly work out a new process suitable for the new type of ore. They had to first conduct small-scale simulation research experiments in ore-dressing, then do semi-industrial research experiments, and finally they would have to do to large-scale industrial experimental research. 

To do that, Li and her coworkers had to adjust the equipment at hand, crush the iron ore until the particles were separated from the tailings according to the density of the ore, adjust the pulp density to decide on the amount of agents to be added, and, finally, separate the minerals and tailings. 

“The ultimate goal of the project was to upgrade the iron minerals to make steel,” Li Lian said. Normally, it would take a few days to finish a small-scale experiment on processing flow, but Li Lian was able to complete that experiment in a day, and everyone was amazed by what she could do. Leaders at the institute chased her every day to see the experiment result report so that they could work out what to do next accordingly. 

“Everyone was impressed with my incredible efficiency,” Li said. “I told my colleagues that it was all because Falun Dafa had opened my wisdom, and they all said it was truly miraculous!”

In fact, something even more miraculous had happened. Li recalled that when she was conducting an experiment, her mind seemed to be able to enter the ore pulp, and she could clearly feel the shape of the small ore particles and perceive how much of the reagent was needed and the type of reagents required. Consequently, she was able to accurately add the required reagents and work out the precise pH value for the pulp. 

She could also sense the separation of quartz particles and iron ore particles and accurately add inhibitors (to inhibit quartz particles). In the meantime, she could accurately add foaming agent, catalyst, and flotigan to catch what the iron ore needed. This enabled her to quickly complete an experiment and come up with accurate data. “It’s truly miraculous,” Li said. “It was beyond what existing science could explain or achieve.”

She said her experience also helped her to understand that Falun Dafa is a higher science and that it is omnipotent. Just as Mr. Li Hongzhi wrote in Zhuan Falun:

“The true picture of the universe will forever elude humankind. If a human being is to understand the mysteries of the universe, space-time, and the human body, he must take up cultivation of a true Way and achieve true enlightenment, raising his plane of being.” ("On Dafa,” Zhuan Falun)

Reflecting on the journey she has traveled over the past 20-odd years, Li Lian is very thankful. “There aren’t enough words to express my deep gratitude to Master. Our Master is just so great! Thank you, Master, for your compassion, enlightenment and salvation!”

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