Time is passing quickly and it is already the year 2012. On this fast-moving trajectory, we see that everyone has experienced tribulations and will likely meet with yet further rounds of unknown trials for the rest of their lives. Most of us will be able to recall our earliest hopes and dreams, as well as unusual and supernormal experiences, often telling of some inner truth we could not explain but knew in our hearts to be true. We feel a deep sense of tranquility and peace as we recall these early intuitive and serene experiences.
My Earliest Hopes and Dreams
In my memory, my childhood years were my happiest times. In those days I was not only naive and kindhearted, but was also able to maintain an optimistic state of mind. Whenever anyone treated me poorly, I would easily forgive them but felt a bit despondent, asking myself: “Why can’t people maintain a heart of truth and kindness at all times?” All the while, I searched for a way out so that I would be released from the constraints of the secular world. As such, I believed that one day there would be a benevolent Master with ultimate wisdom who would lead me to the sacred path of cultivation. This wish was my first experience of intuitive knowing.
The Most Unforgettable Experience
On my way home from school one day, I was struck by a man riding a bicycle. He had been drinking and rode right over my stomach. The most peculiar thing was that I did not feel any pain at all. I spontaneously reached out to touch my stomach, relieved to find that it was still intact. I lay on the ground watching the man ride away. Then I got up and ran towards home. At the time I was quite embarrassed as many onlookers were watching me.
I had not run very far when I heard someone yelling at the bicyclist, “Stop right there! How can you strike a child, run over him, and then leave?” Since the incident occurred over a decade ago, I cannot remember what else they said at that time. I just have this impression that the bicyclist later came to my home to visit me. After the accident, I had this naive understanding that being run over by a bicycle should not cause any pain. In recalling this experience, I occasionally had this thought that the Master I had been searching for had protected me at this time.
The Most Astounding Encounter
This incident reaffirmed my determination to find my Master. Once someone left a magazine in my house with some pages missing. I casually flipped through it and was quickly absorbed by the picture of a man wearing yellow clothing sitting in a cross-legged position. A long lost feeling rose inside of me. I read on: This master’s name was Li Hongzhi. After that I was determined to find this Master, and then I would follow him as my Teacher. At that time I did not know that the practice taught by Master was called Falun Dafa.
First, I revealed this thought of mine to my mother and asked her to help me look for information. In July 1998, when I went to the salon for a haircut, I saw a group of people listening to some tape recordings. I was curious and asked them, “What are you listening to?” They replied, “We are listening to Master’s lectures.” I smiled, “You also have a Master? I am looking for my Master, but I still cannot find him.” They asked me, “What is the name of your Master?” I said, “The Master that I am looking for is Li Hongzhi.” They looked dumbfounded. One auntie asked me to come see her after I had my hair cut. When I went to see her, I saw a photo of Master in a book called Zhuan Falun. I was so excited. I said to myself, “This is the Master I was searching for!” So I told them, “I want to learn Falun Gong.” So that was the day I officially obtained the Fa. I felt that this was a most extraordinary and astounding encounter.
A Series of “Unthinkable” Supernormal Phenomena
Before I developed faith in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I had a congenital heart disease. I could not engage in strenuous exercise or else I would suffer palpitations and be short of breath. I often went to the hospital for intravenous injections. I still remember that since I had so many injections, the nurses often had a hard time finding my veins. Whenever I experienced such an episode, or when I was receiving treatment, I always felt extremely uncomfortable. However, these chronic medical conditions that could not be cured by modern medical treatments were completely cured after I started to practice Falun Gong.
When I first started cultivation, due to the atheist influence of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), I always had doubts about the supernormal phenomena that were described in Zhuan Falun. However, some occurrences that I personally experienced made me see through the CCP's lies and manipulations. When I was studying Hong Yin one time, I suddenly saw a figure (a Buddha) in the book come alive. The Buddha was not only very vivid but was emitting golden rays. This made me very uneasy. I did not know if it was shock or excitement or I simply dared not to believe it. I just remembered that when I first saw this, my palms were sweating.
Another time my mother and I were struck by a car while turning the corner. Before I had time to think or react, I was already in the air and then fell on the ground, just like a free falling object. Strangely enough, I did not have any major injuries other than some pain in my legs. My mother was also not injured. Although we had no injuries, the front of the car had a big dent from the force of the crash. In a normal situation, how could a human body remain unharmed facing the strength of a moving vehicle? However, because we truly believe in Falun Dafa, this tragedy was avoided.
At the arrival of the year of the Dragon, I wish all Chinese people a happy New Year! I just hope that those of you that I have not had a chance to meet can clear your eyes and your minds and take a sober look at this world. I hope you will also open your heart and learn the truth of Falun Gong.
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