Remarkable Stories of Healing as Dafa is Spread in China
Despite the endless propaganda against Falun Gong (Falun Dafa) in China today, people still insist upon coming to know its virtuous teachings. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to suppress this ancient cultivation practice some twelve years ago. Although some people have been unable to recognize the CCP's lies, many have come to admire the practice from the bottom of their hearts. When speaking of Mr. Li Hongzhi, the Teacher of Falun Gong, many enthusiastically proclaim, “Your Teacher is remarkable!”
The miracles created by Mr. Li during the Fa-teaching period have always been a source of encouragement for Falun Gong practitioners and non-practitioners alike. We are very fortunate to be born into this time when Dafa is in the world, to bear witness to this precious period of history.
So That Was Teacher
When Teacher began to teach the Fa in 1992, He was required to hold an on-site qigong seminar before teaching the class. A practitioner from Changchun City recounted:
“My mother, who was 46 at the time, suffered from a protrusion of her lumbar intervertebral discs and was hospitalized. Her legs were in constant pain from cramps, and she could only sleep on her stomach. Since she had to prop herself up with her elbows all the time she formed calluses. Taking medication was the only way to stop the pain. The doctors said that the only way to alleviate the problem was to undergo surgery, and there was a chance that she could be paralyzed if it was not successful. She was in constant pain.”
“On Sunday, August 9, 1992, we decided to check out of the hospital. Early in the morning, my younger brother and the husband of my mother's hospital roommate carried my mother on a stretcher and put her onto a cargo tricycle. We went with two other patients who shared a room with my mother to Teacher's qigong seminar that my neighbor had mentioned. In order to avoid the morning rush-hour traffic, we arrived at the Changkong Club around 6:00 a.m. As soon as the doors opened, we carried my mother into the hall.”
“Everyone found a seat before the class began. My mother lied on the floor while we looked for a place to put her. A tall young man dressed in a white athletic outfit came to my mother and asked her, 'What kind of illness do you have?' She replied, 'I suffer from a protrusion of the lumbar intervertebral discs.' The young man told us to carry my mother to the stage where the podium was located.”
“When the class began, we realized that the young man was Teacher! Teacher asked my mother kindly, 'Can you work with me?' Mother agreed without thinking. Teacher patted my mother's back a few times and said, 'Turn around and sit up,' and my mother sat up. Teacher asked mother to stand up straight and bend down a few times and then to run around the stage twice. Mother was so excited that she ran around the stage many times. This was something we had never dreamt of! My mother was usually not very good with words, but she said loudly and fluently, 'Thank you, Teacher Li!' There was a thunderous applause as she walked down from the stage.”
Star of the Oriental Health Expo
In December 1992, the Oriental Health Expo was held in the World Trade Building in Beijing. It was open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every day for ten days. The lobby of the expo was quite large and filled with many booths arranged in rows. Most of the booths were promoting qigong.
In front of the Falun Gong booth, Teacher, along with some early disciples, adjusted the bodies of the people who came by. There were also others who distributed materials explaining the practice of Falun Gong and who did consultation and registering. The television in front of the booth was playing Teacher's video of the exercise instructions. Hung on three sides of the walls around the booth were Falun banners as well as photos of Teacher doing the exercises and adjusting the bodies of others.
One day, a middle-aged woman came to see Teacher. She needed help and leaned on her husband's arm. The woman had a tumor in her abdomen, and her belly was larger than that of a woman in her ninth month of pregnancy. Hospitals couldn't heal her, so she and her husband came to the expo and wound up finding Teacher.
Teacher immediately adjusted her body, making a movement with His hand as though stretching it into somewhere and taking something out. Her belly deflated right away, returning to its normal size. Afterward, the waistband of her trousers could hold two of her.
The people who witnessed this at the time didn't move and were stunned into silence. When they realized what they had seen, there was a burst of thunderous applause. The applause went on for so long that people from the other booths came over to see what had happened. The couple was so excited and grateful that they immediately knelt down and kowtowed to thank Teacher. Teacher leaned over and encouraged them to stand up.
The couple immediately wrote a letter of gratitude and gave it to the expo's organizing committee. Li Rusong, head manager of the expo, read the letter aloud over the audio system and said, "The first appreciation letter is praising Falun Gong. Falun Gong also has the most appreciation letters." Professor Jiang Xuegui, head advisor of the expo, said, "I have personally seen many miracles created by Teacher Li Hongzhi for the expo, and Falun Gong is worthy of the title 'star qigong.' As the head advisor of the expo, I would recommend Falun Gong to everyone."
At the 1993 Beijing Oriental Health Expo, Mr. Li Hongzhi was given the highest honors, receiving both the "Advancing the Frontiers of Science Award" and the Expo's "Special Gold Award."
A Child Is Cured with a Touch from Teacher's Hand
Upon hearing that Teacher Li would fly out of Dalian on December 31, 1994, some Falun Gong practitioners went to the Dalian Airport with flowers in their hands to send Teacher Li off. One of the practitioners went to wait for Teacher Li in the waiting room with her mentally disabled seven- or eight-year-old son.
The boy's mother had painted a red dot on the boy's forehead to symbolize happiness. When Teacher Li saw the boy, he gently touched the boy's head. The child's blank, foolish grin broke right away, and the expression of his eyes became normal. Ever since that moment he has been a normal child, and the red dot on his forehead miraculously turned white. Many Falun Gong practitioners witnessed how Teacher compassionately corrected the little boy's condition.
Qigong Seminars in China
Falun Gong is guided by the standard of the universe's highest characteristic, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," and by the principles of the universe's evolution. Facts have proved that Falun Dafa not only helps genuine cultivators ascend to high levels, but also plays an immeasurably positive role in improving people's physical health and uplifting people's moral standards. Even though curing illnesses is not the goal of cultivation, Teacher will adjust the bodies of all students to a state that is suitable for cultivation in Falun Gong. Such students will naturally be free of any illness.
Falun Gong was first made public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun City, China on May 13, 1992. In that same year, China Qigong Science Research Society, after a thorough study of Falun Gong, fully acknowledged the exercises, the principles, and the efficacy of Falun Gong. It accepted Falun Gong as one of the Qigong schools directly affiliated with the association, and the association also offered much help and support in promoting Falun Gong.
From May 13, 1992 to December 21, 1994, invited by the local Qigong Scientific Research Associations from all around China, Mr. Li Hongzhi held 56 seminars, lecturing on the principles and teaching the exercises. Each seminar was about ten days in length, and tens of thousands of students attended them. Wherever Mr. Li went, he received a warm welcome and strong support from the seminar attendees.
People Eagerly Obtain the Fa
From December 21 to December 29, 1994, the last Falun Gong seminar in China - the fifth Falun Gong seminar in Guangzhou - was held at Guangzhou Stadium, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. More than 6,000 people attended the seminar. There were people attending not only from Mainland China, but also from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and overseas; there were not enough admission tickets.
One practitioner recounted, “There were many people attending the Fa lectures. One meeting hall was not enough to hold us all. Many people did not have admission tickets. There were even people who bought admission tickets beforehand for 50 yuan and scalped the tickets for 200-500 yuan, despite having been encouraged not to do so.”
The above quoted practitioner was very poor. He bought 30 buns and planned to eat no more than 3 each day, and to drink nothing but tap water. He borrowed money for lodging and traveled to Guangzhou. However, in Guangzhou, he donated his admission ticket to the staff of the local Falun Gong research organization so that they could make arrangements for those who had no tickets. He planned to listen to Teacher's teachings outside of the hall.
Another practitioner recalled, “The six thousand tickets were sold out. There were still several hundred people who wanted to hear the lecture but had no tickets. Veteran practitioners from Guangzhou and other areas gave up their own tickets to nearly 200 previously ticketless individuals. On the first day, 70 to 80 practitioners stood outside the main lecture hall to listen. After Teacher was done teaching the lecture, he went out of the lecture hall to meet the students outside. Teacher himself discussed this issue with the organizer and the stadium management. The next day, they set up a second hall so practitioners there could watch and listen to Teacher on television. The stadium staff could hardly believe it and said, 'We have hosted so many events here. We have never seen people this devoted. Several thousand people listening to the lecture so quietly that you can even hear a pin drop. It’s so moving, so moving!' Everyone remained courteous and well mannered during the 10-day class.”
A poor villager came to attend the Fa lectures. He thought, “I am a practitioner. Teacher told us to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, not to be afraid of hardship, and not to cause troubles for others.” Because he had no money, he drank tap water and slept at the station or on the street. Fellow practitioners located him and passed on Teacher's message that his paralyzed wife was now fine. When he returned home, he found his wife doing housework. His wife told him excitedly that she had been thinking about how Falun Gong teaches people to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She also wished to learn the practice but was unable to move around due to her paralysis. She continued to think about the practice. After her husband left for the Fa lectures, as if in a dream, she saw shining, colorful Falun spinning in their house. At times, some of the Falun would spin around her. At night, she felt so hot that she took off her blanket and got out of bed. She was then able to walk on her own. Just like that, her disease that doctors were unable to cure had disappeared. Now, many people in their neighborhood know that Falun Gong is good! Many people also came to learn Falun Gong from them.
An Opportune Time
After Falun Gong was first introduced in 1992, it quickly spread by word of mouth throughout the entire country and beyond. According to an early 1999 Chinese government report, about 70-100 million people had taken up the practice. Therefore, on July 20, 1999, the CCP launched a brutal persecution to eradicate Falun Gong. They failed to eliminate the practice, however, and twelve years later it has spread widely to more than one hundred countries where it has been very graciously and positively received.
There is a saying: “It is hard to attain a human body. It is hard to be born in China. It is hard to obtain the Orthodox Fa. With all three taking place, one is extremely fortunate.” Some people might have doubts: “Am I going to have such luck in my life? Am I going to encounter the Fa which provides salvation?” Two thousand years ago, when Jesus was spreading his teaching in his own hometown, some people remarked, “That's Jesus? He is the son of a carpenter.” It is difficult to teach the Fa in this secular world. Human beings live in a maze and have been waiting for this day to come.
Sharing My Joy With Everyone - The Story of My Family's Cultivation in Falun Dafa (http://clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2010/9/30/120332.html)
Bearing Witness to History: Miracles During the 1992 Oriental Health Expo (http://clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2010/5/22/117284.html)
Child Is Cured with a Touch from Master's Hand (Photos) (http://clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2004/9/29/52917.html)
Remembering Master's Classes in China (Photo) (http://www.clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2011/6/30/126350.html)
Precious Memories: An Eternal Witness (Part 4) (http://www.clearwisdom.net/html/articles/2011/5/27/125561.html)