(Minghui.org) I recently met an interesting woman at the park. She felt she came to a dead end and no longer found hope and meaning within the religion she practiced. She was anxious and considered suicide. I explained Falun Dafa’s teachings, which helped her untie a knot in her heart. She is now able to see hope and a future.

During our conversation, we talked about meditation. She asked, “Do you mediate?”

“I do, I mediate one hour each day.”

“Can you reach tranquility?” I told her I could.

“How does that feel?”

I explained, “When I’m in tranquility, I don’t think about anything. I only hear the exercise music. I know that I’m meditating. My whole body is still, it’s a magical feeling.”

“I envy you!” she exclaimed.

It was obvious she was a person with faith. I did not ask her what her belief was. She told me she learned a religious practice from a colleague. After she learned that everything has a spirit, she felt it was a heavy burden and she was even afraid to step on ants when she walked. She was also afraid to cook and stopped eating meat. This was on her mind all day, every day. She was under tremendous mental pressure.

She said, “After I learned there were deities and ghosts, I became frightened. Everything was fine when I did not know this, but now I’m afraid. I always have to look around me to check for ghosts if I go out at night. I’m so scared!”

I said, “Our Master talked about this in his teachings. In cultivation, one needs to focus on the big picture and not get carried away. Human beings need a normal living environment and have the right to support themselves, but we don’t intentionally hurt or kill lives.”

I told her Master Li Hongzhi taught us,

“There also exist unnatural births and deaths in the balancing of lives.” (“Perfect Harmony,” Essentials for Further Advancement).

“… In the world is a great Arhat,Spirits and ghosts fear greatly.” (“Mighty Virtue,” Hong Yin).

“Cultivators in our practice don’t have this fear. A friend I’ve known since elementary school used to be timid and avoided going outside. After she began practicing, she’s no longer timid. She even goes out at night. This was not forcing herself to be brave, it was just a change in her during her cultivation process. It’s because Falun Dafa practitioners have their Master watching over them.”

“Are you a Falun Dafa practitioner?”

“Yes! Only Dafa is so powerful. If you recite: ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ It will help you, and you won’t be afraid anymore.” I repeated the phrases slowly.

“Do you know the truth about Falun Dafa?” I continued. “It’s a cultivation practice in the Buddha School, which teaches people to cultivate themselves according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

“There are five exercises. I began practicing to improve my health, and my stomach problems went away after I did the exercises for two weeks. That was more than 20 years ago, and I haven’t taken another pill!”

She said, “Many people start to have health problems after they turn 40.”

“Some people have a misunderstanding and think that Falun Dafa forbids practitioners from taking medication. My understanding is that ordinary options to treat an illness include medication, shots, herbal soups, acupuncture, and qigong; however, our Master taught us that the Fa is a bigger science.

“During cultivation, we improve our moral character and eliminate karma, and our health improves in the process. I believe Master, and through Fa study, doing the exercises, and cultivating myself according to the Fa, my health returned. I got well without any of the side effects from taking medication. Isn’t this a better way?

“However, if a person only half believes in Master’s teachings, his faith is not strong. So if he becomes ill and wants to go to the hospital, no one will stop him.”

I told her how I came to practice Dafa and that the “self immolation” incident at Tiananmen Square was staged. I then reassured her and suggested she keep reciting, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

“Have no fear, this will help you with your overall health, because Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance has positive power, and such positive energy can destroy anything negative. Some people recovered from COVID after reciting these powerful phrases. Saying these phrases does not mean your are practicing Falun Dafa, but they will bring blessings.”

She took off her hat and showed me her gray hair. She was only 49 years old. She said heavy psychological pressures aged her, and she even considered different methods of committing suicide. I told her that Falun Dafa’s Master said: “... suicide is sinful.” (Lecture Given at the Conference in Sydney).

I explained, “Don’t they often say people’s lives are predestined? Do you believe people are liberated after killing themselves? That is not what will happen. Our soul doesn’t die when our body does; we call it the main soul. If a person commits suicide and dies before its predestined time, the main soul will have nowhere to go. It wanders around in the universe, without food or water, suffering, waiting until its predestined time to die. Life is precious!

“Human beings are the most precious of all beings. Only humans can cultivate; only humans can cultivate and become gods and Buddhas.”

“I envy you; you understand so much,” she said.

“I learned what I know from reading Zhuan Falun. I hope from now on that you don’t think about suicide anymore and live an upright and happy life.”

“Thank you, I’m very happy to meet you. I have never been to this park before, but I just wanted to come here today,” she said.

“We were predestined to meet, this is your predestined relationship with Dafa!”

I learned that she joined an affiliated organization of the Chinese Community Party (CCP). I explained, “The CCP has been brutally persecuting Falun Dafa for 24 years. It persecutes a Buddha school practice and its cultivators; heaven will not allow it!

“The CCP will be judged by heaven one day and anyone affiliated with it will be held accountable for it’s crimes. The only way to save yourself from this is to renounce your membership in it. A made up name will do. Heaven knows your heart.”

She happily agreed to my suggestion and repeatedly thanked me.

I said, “Thank Dafa’s Master. He arranged for us to meet. He told us practitioners to clarify the truth and save sentient beings.”

I wished her happiness and she thanked me again.

Master taught us,

“With broad knowledge of the laws and principles, he is able to unravel uncertainties. Offering salvation to the world and its people, he builds up his merit naturally.” (“Sage”, Essentials for Further Advancement

Falun Dafa is broad and profound. It untied the knot in a woman’s heart, brought her hope, and helped her step out of darkness. I am grateful for Master’s salvation!