I am from Jiangsu, China and I have practised Falun Gong for 13 years. I have told people the facts and encountered persecution by the Chinese Communist Party, been through all kinds of gruelling difficulties, and swallowed a lot of hardship. To this day I am still a determined cultivator of Falun Dafa; I firmly believe that Falun Dafa is good. How is it that in such an oppressive environment I am able to remain so firm? Please read my detailed account.
Falun Gong is a high level cultivation method of the Buddha School. We cultivate Truth-Compassion-Forbearance, cultivate our hearts towards goodness, and are upstanding people of good character. To tell about how I started to practice Falun Gong, I have to begin with my health.
In 1993 I changed jobs. I went from a factory to a real estate company. The new job was ideal and benefited me in all kinds of ways. But right when things were looking up, I contracted Hepatitis B. After spending some time in a hospital I recovered at home for a year. At the same time my six-year-old son came down with tuberculosis, and afterwards my wife became ill with hyperthyroidism. Her condition was very severe. Every day I staggered on my two weak legs to take my wife and son to the hospital. More than a year passed. We took a lot of medicine without improvement and encountered some side effects.
All three of us were living lives of biting anxiety and hardship, which continued until the spring of 1997. As I took my son for a walk in the park every morning, I kept my eye out for a method to exercise and refine my body. One day I saw a group of people in the park standing in a circle doing very slow, relaxed, and beautiful movements, which I later learned was Falun Gong's third exercise. They were practising to very beautiful music. I waited until they finished and asked them about it. I learned that it was Falun Gong. I thought to myself, "This slow-moving exercise method would be just right for me." The next day I went back and practised it.
After three days, the assistant responsible for the practice site lent me a book wrapped carefully in a newspaper. I went home and opened it. It was called Falun Gong, and I started reading it.
As soon as I opened it, I truly regretted not having come across it earlier. All of my questions about life were answered. Because of the hardship that had befallen my family, I had long been pondering existential questions such as: Why do people get sick? Why have I come across so much hardship? What is the true purpose of living in this world? As if awakening from a dream, I deeply understood what I should seek in this life, that what I should pursue was right here in front of me. I read the whole book in one go and was up until past 2 a.m.
I was overjoyed to find that such a book existed. I was excited and wanted to celebrate. I had finally found what I had always dreamed about obtaining, I understood the true purpose of life, and my heart was filled with hope and joy. When I was sleeping I felt as if I was melting into the covers, I was so comfortable. I later understood that Teacher was pouring energy into my head, purifying my body.
At first my enlightenment quality was poor. I practisced for three months and still felt that my illness was present; I couldn't give up this attachment. Afterwards I read Teacher's lecture in America and finally gave it up. In the end my illness disappeared, and from then on my body was light and relaxed. As my belief strengthened, I rose every day at 4 a.m. and went to the park to do the exercises.
From the time I started cultivating the Great Law, I often told my son cultivation stories about dissolving karma and cultivating. I asked him to memorize scriptures such as "True Cultivation" and to listen to music like "Pudu". The seeds of cultivation gradually grew in his little heart. His tubercular lesions had not calcified at that time and he was still taking medicine. One day I said to my son, who had just started school, "Why don't you read Lunyu [the introduction to Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa practice] with me? If you recover, you won't need to take medicine any more." He replied, "OK." In the evening I taught him to recite the first two paragraphs of Lunyu, and we read it regularly for the next few days.
One morning at 7 a.m. when he was getting ready for school, my son started to become hot, and I knew it was Teacher purifying his body. I asked him about it and he said firmly, "This is dissolving karma. Don't worry." I was very happy to hear that and kept him at home that day so I could support him. His temperature soared to 40 degrees Celsius and his chest became tight and sore. His little face got red and flustered. But my heart was at ease, because I knew it was Teacher removing the source of his illness and completely purifying his body. My son was also very calm and balanced.
Things went on this way until about 6 that evening when we were about to eat dinner. My son suddenly jumped out of bed and with soaring spirits he came and had dinner. Seeing my son so innocent and lively, I was very happy and thanked Teacher. The next day when I was preparing to take him to school, he again became hot and his temperature reached 39 degrees, so he had to stay at home again to rest. His temperature subsided around 11 a.m. The next day he got hot again at the same time and his temperature reached about 38.5 degrees, which subsided by 9:30 a.m. After three days of dissolving karma, he completely recovered from the tuberculosis. From then on my son has been healthy, his skin white and rosy, and his temperament lively and endearing.
In August 1997, my ailing wife also picked up the introductory book Falun Gong and started reading it. She had been observing the changes in my son and me after we began to believe in Falun Gong. She immediately experienced miracles: a sweet-smelling fragrance coming out of the book and overwhelming her senses while she saw every character moving and emitting colours. After five days she felt Falun moving in her lower abdomen. When she read the book again, her whole body felt cold, and she knew it was Teacher purifying her body. She felt her whole body was light and healthy without any problems. She happily started working again after a long period cooped up at home.
Falun Gong truly brings fortune to whoever practices it. It is a Great Law that truly teaches people to become good-hearted, kind, and upstanding. From 1999 to today, we have been through more than ten years of hardship and turmoil. But under Teacher's compassion and protection, our household of three are still solidly walking our cultivation paths. We are as solid as stone. Dafa's extraordinary phenomena, and Dafa's shining light, have brought out compassion in our hearts. We have taken it on our own initiative to go out and tell people the truth about Falun Dafa.
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