(Minghui.org) When I was in graduate school, I accidentally came across a Shen Yun DVD on my supervisor's desk. I took it home and watched it. When I saw the dance number where the police officers beat up Falun Dafa practitioners, tears ran down my cheeks. I didn't know why this particular piece touched me so much. Looking back, I might have been saved then.
I started to practice Falun Dafa before the lunar new year in 2015. Prior to this, I’d read many books on Buddhism. What had appealed to me were the principles that were expounded on. I almost felt that I would one day give up secular life and live in a temple. One day in my school dormitory, I said to myself, “The Buddha law is the ultimate wisdom and understanding of life and the universe. I will pursue the Buddha law.” I might have been wanting to use the Buddha law to pursue the meaning of life, but it may also have been my Buddha nature emerging.
Two weeks after I had this thought, I was able to access online Master's Lectures in Guangzhou with VPN (a software that can circumvent the internet firewall in China). I was so excited. I felt that Master was lecturing to me! One after another, the lectures expounded on all of my questions about life. I also sometimes felt literally electrified as I watched the video. I finished all the lectures in a few days and felt that my questions about life had been answered. I was very clear that I was stepping onto a true cultivation path.
When I had my first sickness karma test, I had symptoms of a serious cold. The next day, I was so dizzy and weak that I could not go to the hospital. I didn't have righteous thoughts, so I resorted to ordinary means to find some relief. I drank some herbal tea, but it didn't help at all.
Then I realized that I was eliminating karma and did not need to seek treatment. So I said repeatedly, “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I fell asleep. An hour later, I woke up, and the symptoms were gone, as if nothing had happened.
I recently had another test. It seemed as if I had a sinus issue, as I was constantly sneezing, tearing up, and feeling very miserable. It also affected my work. This time I treated it with righteous thoughts. I tried not to accept it as an illness. As a result, my xinxing improved a lot.
I realized that a strong main consciousness can transcend the pains of the physical body. Although I could feel the physical pain when I was eliminating sickness karma, if my main consciousness was clear, and my righteous thoughts were strong, the discomfort would not affect me as much.
When I clarified the truth to people about Falun Dafa, I found that they became very attentive, as if they were listening to something very important. I said to myself, “This is really something they have been waiting for.”
For example, I recently watched an episode of Extraordinary Life Stories. It featured someone who had vertigo, which my mother suffered from as well. So I showed my mother the video and used that opportunity to clarify the truth to her. I told her the real reason for the persecution was that Jiang Zemin was jealous of the spread of Falun Dafa. I talked to her about the staged self-immolation on Tiananmen Square and how I benefited from the practice. She listened to me while sitting up straight with her eyes wide open. I had never seen her so attentive.
My mother expressed interest in learning the exercises. Something miraculous happened when I showed them to her. When she did the first movement of “Buddha Maitreya Stretching His Back,” she told me that she could not lift her right arm. She said she would have to go see the doctor about it, that it was a longstanding problem. So I said, “Don’t force it. Just take it slowly.” When she did the movement the second time, she was able to lift her arm without any problem.
When she realized it a few seconds later, she exclaimed, “Oh, I can lift my arm now. How did that happen?” I was not surprised. I said, “Falun Dafa is miraculous. Just don't worry about it. Let's continue.” After we finished the exercises the first day, her arm was fine. She was amazed. She kept saying, “This is so amazing! This is so amazing!” She then decided to listen every day to Master's Lectures in Guangzhou.
I previously did not have a good relationship with my mother. We had many issues with each other. But after I clarified the truth to her and helped her withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations, our issues were resolved overnight.
I realized that there was a reason we came to this world to live as a family. It was for us to wait for the day when Dafa spreads throughout the world.