New Practitioner in America: My Experience Quitting Smoking

I came to America from Mainland China. In November of 2004, I was fortunate enough to meet a Falun Gong practitioner called Mr. Wang, and I learnt about Falun Gong through him. At that time my health was not very good. I practised Falun Gong with the idea of curing my illness. Mr. Wang loaned me his copy of the Falun Gong book Zhuan Falun and asked me to finish it as soon as possible. I finished reading it in one week. Then I discovered that my tracheitis was getting better.

I had no contact with Falun Gong practitioners before this. Poisoned by the Chinese media, I always thought that they had some political agenda. After knowing them for a while, I found that they were very nice and considerate of others, without any pursuit of fame and personal gain.

From then on, I believed in Falun Dafa more and more. After listening to recorded tapes of Teacher's nine-day lectures in Guangzhou, I really came to see Falun Dafa for what it truly is. I participated in the Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference in New York this April and had the opportunity to listen to Teacher's lecture. I understood much more from it and gained a lot.

I had smoked for more than 10 years and could not give it up. But the day after I came back from the Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference, I found that cigarettes no longer smelled good to me. I decided then to quit smoking. Smoking is not good for anyone, let alone for a Falun Dafa practitioner. It took me more than 10 days to quit entirely. During the process, I only had the desire of smoking on the third and fourth days. Quitting was not a big deal for me. I felt certain that Teacher was helping me. Through this event, I realised deeply the importance of studying the Falun Gong teachings.

I will study the Falun Gong teachings diligently from now on and be a qualified cultivator.

Lucky 87-Year-Old Man in Shandong Province Comes to Practise Falun Dafa

I am a Falun Dafa practitioner in the rural area of Shandong Province. I am 87 years old and started to practise Falun Dafa in 2002. Before practising Falun Gong, I suffered many illnesses. A serious problem related to my gallbladder almost took my life. The doctor said: "The surgery is too dangerous for your age. You may as well go home to make the funeral arrangement."

My daughter used to have high blood pressure, protrusion of the vertebrate and a heart condition, but all of her ailments disappeared after practising Falun Dafa. After July of 1999, when Jiang and the Chinese Communist Party started to persecute Falun Dafa brutally, I was afraid to study it. Even though I knew deep down in my heart that Falun Dafa was great, I was scared and even tried to prevent my daughter from studying it. When I was critically ill, my daughter clarified the truth about Falun Dafa in front of my hospital bed and read Zhuan Falun to me. I realised that this was the true Law with high virtue. It was something that I had been seeking for years.

Each day after I washed my hands, I studied the Falun Gong teachings attentively. After more than ten days of study, I realised that to be a human being was not our goal. It was to return to our original, true selves following the guidance of Falun Dafa. Thus, I studied the Falun Gong teachings day after day. Our compassionate Teacher purified my body and mind, and rescued me from death.

My gratitude to Teacher is beyond words. I must firmly cultivate in Falun Gong and do well the three things as asked by Teacher.

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