Becoming a Better Person
(Minghui.org) My parents became paralyzed during the Cultural Revolution, so I chose to study Chinese medicine, hoping that I could cure their and my husband's illnesses. I practiced and studied many forms of qigong with different qigong masters.
I thought I was doing a good deed by curing patients' illnesses through qigong. However I did not understand why I came down with all sorts of illnesses. I had severe rheumatism that caused pain in all of my joints. The doctor said that my whole spine had bone hyperplasia and, over time, my health worsened.
I continued to give qigong lectures to senior citizens in the universities and held seminars on how to keep healthy and fit. I treated the attendees' diseases using qigong.
After teaching a class, I went to see doctors of Chinese medicine and had acupuncture and massage treatments to treat my own problems. Still, my health continued to worsen. I asked myself why I wasn't being rewarded for being a good person.
Awakening to the Truth
I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1997. After I read the first lecture of Zhuan Falun, my body had a strong reaction. I felt dizzy, vomited, had diarrhea, and felt terrible pain in every joint. I realized that Master Li Hongzhi was cleansing my body. I was exactly the kind of phony qigong master that he mentioned in Zhuan Falun. I had exchanged my precious virtue with others for karma!
“If you heal a couple of cancer patients, you will have to take their places. Isn’t this dangerous?” (Zhuan Falun)
I didn't seek profit but did want fame. I had a strong show-off mentality. I was shocked when I saw my behavior for what it was.
All my illnesses were gone after the first reading of Zhuan Falun, even before I started doing the exercises. My body became light and I could easily do things I couldn't do before. My cheeks became rosy.
Rectifying Every Thought and Action
After reading Zhuan Falun, I thought I would assimilate my every thought to the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I wanted to become a better person. From that day on, I refused any gifts or gift cards handed out at conferences or from companies we did business with. I donated items I had received previously or gave them to the community center.
I talked to my colleagues about Falun Dafa and the persecution. Some of them read Zhuan Falun and practiced the exercises with me during our lunch break. They came to know the principles of “no loss no gain” and that if you gain anything, you exchange it for your virtue. Thus, they no longer accepted any bribes.
From then on, I helped those in need. I helped a friend move and heard that she and her neighbors argued with government agents about the amount of compensation they would receive for their house being demolished so the government could use their land. They couldn't agree on an acceptable settlement.
The wife was so upset that she fell down some stairs and damaged her spine. They had no money for treatment. I visited the family several times, brought gifts, and gave them 1,000 yuan to help them out.
I talked to them about Falun Dafa and told them some of my cultivation experiences. I asked them to recite “Falun Dafa is good” and explained the principle of “no loss no gain” in the hope that they would be less angry about the inadequate demolition fee they would receive.
A lot of factories went bankrupt or moved to the suburbs, so many people lost their jobs. They became petitioners who defended their rights by visiting the petition offices many times. I bought them boxed lunches, gave money to the employees in difficulty, and told them the facts about Falun Dafa.
After the persecution of Falun Dafa began in 1999, the leaders in my factory demanded that I either withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), be fired or stop practicing Falun Dafa and keep my job. The general manager talked to me privately and acknowledged that practitioners are good people. He said that he would not fire me and instead he would retire me so that I would receive a pension.
Family Begins to Practice Dafa
My husband had problems with his heart, lungs, stomach, and gall bladder. He was frequently admitted to the ICU. Everyone in his work unit knew that he was in bad health. He also suffered from neurasthenia and insomnia. However, as long as I practiced the exercises and studied Falun Dafa at night, he would sleep soundly. He felt this was amazing and urged me to practice the exercises and study every night.
He became illness-free after reading Zhuan Falun several times, watching me do the exercises, and listening to me read Zhuan Falun. He no longer claimed medical expenses from his factory.
He then started to practice Falun Dafa. When his health improved, his colleagues, senior management, doctors, friends, and neighbors witnessed how amazing Falun Dafa is. Some of them started to practice Falun Dafa as well.
My daughter started to practice after she saw positive changes in me. After she read Zhuan Falun, she woke me up one night and told me she felt really hot. I touched her forehead and it was very warm. I measured her temperature and it was about 39 degrees (C). I asked her to stay home from class.
She said: “I saw Master in my dream. He flew into my window. After I hugged Master my body felt hot.”
When she came back from school that night, she told me that Master opened up her wisdom. She understood instantly what her teachers lectured about. Her mind was never clearer, and her memory improved.
She was a secretary and translator at work. Chinese and Western engineers often had different opinions on projects and argued a lot. She didn't understand the technical part of their work but she could identify the causes of the arguments or why problems occurred. She often gave those involved her opinion and subsequently, both parties no longer argued. She did very well at work.
She was the personal assistant to the general manager. He said to her: “You approve my expense claims and I will approve your expense claims for meals and shopping.” She refused, and stated the company policies. The manager did not get angry, instead he trusted her more.
She put the three Chinese characters for “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” on her desk after the persecution started on July 20, 1999. She followed these principles and has walked her cultivation path well.
An officer from a municipal department called her HR department to inform them that she practiced Falun Dafa. She sent an email to the HR manager and explained why she practiced Falun Dafa. The HR manager called her two days later on his private cell phone and told her that he understood why she practiced Falun Dafa, asked her to remember his number, and told her to ring him if she needed help.
Master said, “One righteous mind can subdue one hundred evils.” (Zhuan Falun)