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  • A Fourteen-Year-Old Falun Dafa Practitioner Tells Her Story

    In 1996, at the age of five, I began to cultivate in Falun Dafa. Since then my parents and I have continued with our cultivation, which in turn greatly benefited my mind and body. Before I began practising, I suffered from pneumonia and bronchopneumonia and was often hospitalised. My right arm still shows the needle marks from many injections. Since I started practising Falun Dafa, my health has improved and I no longer need to be hospitalised or take medicine. My mother endured severe rheumatism and was bedridden at that time. After she started practising Falun Dafa, she regained her health within one month.
  • A Westerner's Experience of Practising Falun Dafa

    I began to wonder how the founder of the practice knew so much about so many things and gradually the realisation came to me of the greatness of this Master and the principles taught in Falun Dafa. I experienced no sudden conversion. Rather the truth came to me like a beautiful dawn on a spring morning. I will not give you any specific account of my attachments eliminated or my improvement in health but what I will say is that I only realised the changes in me by reflecting retrospectively on my progress after some time.
  • My Understanding of the Perceptual and the Rational

    During this process, when the practitioner kept righteous thoughts, and with the help of fellow practitioners who also sent forth righteous thoughts to help him, his physical well-being returned very quickly. When his feelings of gratitude emerged, his physical health situation grew even worse than previously. When he later came to understand what was happening, he saw that he needed to get rid of his deeply rooted feeling of gratitude to progress in his cultivation. In the following, I will share with you my understanding of what is perceptual and what is rational.
  • Safeguarding the Dignity of Falun Dafa When Associating with "Outstanding Figures" in Society

    My use of the phrase "outstanding figures" does not carry any complimentary or derogatory meanings. I use the phrase to refer to those who have a relatively strong influence in the society, including those who have a strong sense of justice. During Falun Dafa practitioners' efforts to let more people learn about the practise and the persecution, we are bound to make contact with these people. When we associate with them, we should base our views on the Fa1, and always use these principles to guide our words and actions. Only by doing so can we achieve the effect of letting people learn the truth about the practice and the persecution.
  • A Practitioner in India: "Some Insights Gained During Cultivation"

    A practitioner recently mentioned to me that he is pressed for time and feels drained at the end of the day, and has regrets for not being able to do any Fa1 study. I realised something from this. Aren't we all slaves of time, programmed by the physical clock that tells us the time of day or night and what to do--it is time for lunch or dinner, or time to go to bed?
  • Fun with Tang Dynasty Poetry: “The Bitter Coldness in the Households of the Farming Villages”

    By making a comparison between the farmers’ miserable life with that of the wealthy people, Bai Juyi also criticised those wealthy but depraved people. A lot of people with kindness and the spirit of justice are capable of writing commentaries, but there are few people who will reflect on their own life style or blame themselves for not being able to improve the farmers’ life like Bai Juyi did. His lofty morality is precisely what makes Bai Juyi a great poet in the Chinese history.
  • How I Came to Know Falun Dafa

    I came to know Falun Dafa in May of 2001 in Orlando Florida. I'm originally from New York City. When I arrived in Florida it was with goals and dreams of a better life and much anxiety for change. I experienced a lot growing up in New York, both good and bad, but until I moved to Florida I never thought I'd find some real goals to achieve that would make my life take on a new meaning. It is Falun Dafa that gave my life new meaning.
  • Recovering from Leukaemia Thanks to Falun Dafa

    After hearing this, my husband went to the side and cried by himself. During the third round of chemotherapy, I went to the Second Hospital to visit my son, accompanied by my three sisters. On the way I told myself that regardless what condition my son was in, I would not cry in front of him. After I saw my son in this painful condition lying on the hospital bed, I pretended that I was happy to see him, while my heart bled. I could not let my son see my heartbroken face. My three sisters could not stand to watch and so they left the room to cry outside.
  • A Young Practitioner's Cultivation Experience: Through Wind and Rain, Assisting Master in Fa-rectification

    Immediately following the start of the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20th my parents were placed under surveillance after appealing to the provincial government. Our phones were tapped, the local police frequently came to our house and harassed us, and my father was sometimes followed and tracked. Those elderly men and women whom we knew very well were afraid to greet us on the street. Terror was everywhere.
  • A Discussion on "Marriage" - Part 2

    Ancient Chinese people believed that "marriage" was a combination of morality and obligation including "grace, obligation, affection and love." Marriage is a lifelong contract in which the husband and wife put their trust in each other. Ancient Chinese people claimed that the husband was obligated to show "grace, affection, and morality," while the wife should demonstrate virtues such as "propriety in behaviour, speech, demeanour and employment."
  • Minor Details Are Also Important

    We were bestowed with such a heavy responsibility. Then won't our actions and demeanour be imitated by people in the future? Although we may view this as a minor detail, it is in fact closely related to the future of mankind. This is not something minor. Master said in the article "Sage" that "he is full of great aspirations while minding minor details". I understand that he is actually telling us the characteristics a cultivator should possess. Therefore cultivators should be strict with themselves in their demeanour and actions, including details that are considered to be minor by others.
  • A Discussion on Marriage - Part 1

    Ancient people believed that marriage was predestined. There is a Chinese saying, "It takes a hundred reincarnations to bring two persons to ride in the same boat; it takes a thousand years to bring two persons to share the same pillow." It demonstrates how precious the predestined relationship between husband and wife is. In a vast human world, two persons who do not know each other originally are able to join together through their predestined relationship.
  • My Experience Participating in a Fine Art Exhibit in Philadelphia

    Being a docent was a new challenge for me, because I knew nothing about traditional Chinese painting and I was going to have to talk about the ideas, the spirit, and the painting skills of these traditional Chinese paintings to Americans. But in order to allow more people to learn about Falun Dafa and the persecution, this challenge was no reason to feel intimidated or to walk away. Moreover, I believed that the wisdom gained from Falun Dafa would allow me to fulfil this responsibility.
  • Ancient Cultivation Stories: Transferring Illness--Cultivation Story of Buddha Milarepa

    Master Milarepa said, "Since you insist on it, I will transfer half of the illness to you. If I transfer all of it to you, you definitely cannot withstand it!" Then he transferred half of the illness to Caopu. Caopu immediately suffered from great pain and he nearly fainted. He could not even tremble or breathe. When he nearly died, Master Milarepa took back most of the illness and asked him, "How do you feel after I transferred less than half of the illness to you? Can you withstand it?"
  • How I Started to Practise Falun Dafa

    The basic teaching of Falun Dafa is simple: Keep upgrading myself by living in accordance of the universal characteristics of Zhen Shan Ren, Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance which Falun Dafa teaches are the true characteristics of the entire universe and of every human being. Don't fight with others. View others through the eyes of kindness and compassion. Diminish your attachments. Work hard but don't compete and stress for personal interest. Accept and understand others for who they are and look within to cultivate myself and live a peaceful life.