(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. Here I would like to share several aspects of my cultivation experience.
Atheism Is a Huge Obstacle
Some people from Mainland China do not want to accept the facts about Falun Gong. Most of them have been brainwashed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) culture and have been closely controlled. They believe what the evil party has told them and they do not have their own thoughts. They have no concept of right and wrong, good and evil. They believe the CCP's lies about Falun Gong. As soon as they hear the words “Falun Gong,” they think of superstition.
Agents from the 610 Office arrested me in 2007 while I told people the facts about Falun Gong. They tried to “reform” me, and each day, three people were dispatched from my workplace to do this. Some people said that I was superstitious and they asked, “Where are these divine beings?” I told them that they really do exist.
A Chinese adage mentions "fish in the air," meaning that refusing to acknowledge the existence of divine beings is the same as climbing a tree to catch fish.
China's five thousand years of civilization is a divine culture. Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism have been passed down for thousands of years. They rely on faith in Gods, teach people to do good deeds, and know that the Gods will punish people if they do bad things. When the CCP came to power, they forbade people to believe in Gods, destroyed temples, burned books, ruined Buddha statues and even killed monks and nuns. The CCP rulers do not believe in Gods, nor do they believe that “Good is rewarded with good, and evil is met with karmic retribution." People without belief in Gods can do all kinds of evil things.
I used to be an atheist, and I laughed at the cultivators who believe in Gods. At that time I thought that this belief was a distant legend. I eventually developed illnesses and sought treatment. Finally I found Falun Dafa. When I first read the book Zhuan Falun I felt this book was so good; every word in the book deeply touched my soul and I was in tears. It felt as if I had found a long-lost family.
After the 1996 New Year, I started practicing the exercises in the morning and studying the Fa in the evening.
One day about three months after I started practice Dafa, before I went to sleep, I felt my hand automatically stretching to the bedside. At that time a hand touched my fingers; a being looked at the palm of my hand and then shook my hand. I realized that Master's fashen found me and encouraged me to cultivate. It was my first encounter with a divine experience. I made up my mind to cultivate well.
After a period of time, one night before going to sleep, I lay on my right side. My body slowly turned to the left and finally supine. At that point a hand reached into my heart, and then I had a burst of pain. I realized that Master had removed karma from my heart and took out the root cause. Master removed the root cause for me twice and later continuously purified and adjusted my body. I have experienced Master's mercy firsthand.
People who have been brainwashed by atheism are less likely to accept the truth. They often have a numb or even horrified look when you talk about the divine. I deeply understand that if I were not practicing Falun Dafa, I would be just like them.
Falun Dafa Is an Extraordinary Science
I had a very difficult experience earlier in my life. I developed neurasthenia when I was in my twenties. With increasing age I developed a variety of other health problems. After I started practicing Falun Gong, Master took away some of the root causes and provided Falun inside and outside of my body. As I was studying the Fa and cultivating xinxing, the Falun rotated the energy mechanisms and systems 24 hours a day. The illnesses were spun out this way.
I had serious problems with my head and right leg, so there was a small Falun at each place, spinning like a small fan, until the maladies were gone. By 1999, I had become an illness-free, healthy person. I felt that I was reborn. I decided to resolutely cultivate with Master to the end, and I resolved that no matter what happened, nobody could make me give up the practice.
Since 1999, I have been very healthy. One day in April 2006, I suddenly felt very weak and felt that there was something hard in my lower abdomen. And then I had painful, bloody urination, just like the acute nephritis that I had when I was younger. I had practiced Dafa for so many years and knew that it was not an illness. But my cultivation state was poor then, so the evil took advantage of my loophole to persecute me. On the fourth day, I was trembling and my husband took my urine to the hospital for testing. The test showed a white blood cell count of more than two thousand. I prayed to Master to help me overcome this tribulation. I understood that I should not lie in bed, and should study the Fa instead. But I could not see the words because when I held the book, my hands were trembling. I insisted on reading. When I read the second lecture, I did not tremble as much. The next afternoon, after I finished reading Zhuan Falun, my symptoms completely disappeared. Master helped me overcome this tribulation, and I experienced the extraordinary nature of Falun Dafa. My family was amazed at what had happened.
Police officers arrested me in November 2007 as I told people the facts about Falun Dafa, and they took me to a detention center. The policeman on duty said that if my body temperature was over 37.5 degrees (Celsius) or higher, they would not accept me. My body temperature was exactly 37.5 degrees, so they did not accept me. They checked again. This time the reading was 37.9 degrees. They did not believe it and checked again. This reading showed 38.5 degrees. So, they had to take me home. I knew that Master had helped me. The five detention center officials were astonished by what they saw.
Falun Dafa is Saving People
Falun Dafa not only has miraculous healing and fitness effects, but also purifies our minds and improves our morality. I have discarded the bad habits of smoking, alcoholism and drug addiction that I had developed over the course of many years. I started a new life.
The conflicts that I had with my husband, mother-in-law, brother and neighbors disappeared. When we encounter a conflict, we are to look within, and that is why Dafa disciples are able to give up fame, personal gain and other attachments arising from human emotion. That is how we are able to deal with the cruel persecution and resist it, and offer sentient beings salvation.
Falun Dafa has so far spread into more than one hundred countries around the world. The evil Party is collapsing even as it carries out the persecution.