New Student Helps Master Rectify the Fa in Hong Kong
(Minghui.org) Greetings Master, and fellow practitioners:
I am a 70-year-old Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong, practitioner from Taoyuan. I began practicing Falun Dafa about two years ago. Master has watched over me, and shown me immense compassion, especially when I visited Hong Kong to clarify the truth about Dafa this year. I went there twice for a total of three months. On my return home, I felt as if I was in my 30s.
Obtaining the Fa
There were people practicing the Falun Gong exercises in a park near my home in November 2017. I tried to do the exercises by mimicking their movements. A practitioner approached me, and invited me to attend the nine-day lecture, and took me to a nearby group Fa study. Seeing Master’s photo, I said: “Master! I really want to cultivate; you have to let me stay!”
On the first day of the nine-day lecture, fellow practitioners gave me a chair to sit on, but asked me to sit on the floor the next day, and it was uncomfortable. But, I found my sciatic nerve very relaxed when I woke up on the third day, and it boosted my confidence of cultivating in Dafa. I learned the importance of “no second cultivation way,” and before the nine-day lecture had ended, I got rid of the Buddha statues at home. Since my physical condition improved, I also threw out piles of health supplements, which I felt I no longer needed. Falun Gong is powerful—I automatically stopped taking all my medicines within a week after I started practicing Dafa!
Physical and Mental Transformations
Before obtaining the Fa, I had serious health problems. Given frequent urination, I had go to the restroom every few minutes at night. I immediately felt the urge to go again after going to bed. The expensive health supplements I took were ineffective, and the frustration often made me want to undergo surgery. I didn’t have the strength to do laundry, open cans, and I couldn’t touch cold water. If I put a bare foot on the floor, it would chill me to the bones; but miraculously, after studying the Fa for an hour, my feet would warm up! Soon, I didn’t even need socks.
I wanted to go to the toilet when doing the exercises, but a practitioner told me“Just stop thinking about it.” I suppressed the urge once, twice, and later I didn’t have to go at all. Now, I can pass out newspapers in Hong Kong for about five hours without a single trip to the restroom. After I began to cultivate, I focused on what I must do and think. Now, I am very energetic.
After doing the exercises one day, I accidentally fell flat on my face on leaving the park. Some kind hearted people helped me get up as I thought to myself: “I’m a Falun Gong practitioner, this is nothing, I’m fine.” I was not hurt.
If I got burned while cooking, I would put on ice, apply water, and medication. Now, I would pat the spot, and say: “It is fine.” I would really be okay! I used to apply mosquito repellent before exercising in the morning, but fellow practitioners said that, “Mosquito bites do no harm.” I quit using the repellent, and stopped caring about it, if the mosquitoes want to bite me, then let them bite.
When my lower back ached, I used to go to the hospital, take medications, and have injections. I spent thousands of dollars on expensive mattress and waist-protection belts, but all to no effect. During the April 25 parade in Taipei last year, I didn’t wear the waist-protector, was sore, and in much pain. Later, I thought I should just relax, and immediately was able to walk easily, and felt the Falun turning in my body. I got rid of the waist-protector. My condition further improved after I went to clarify the truth in Hong Kong for two months.
When I did chores at home, I used to divide the task, and take breaks in between. But, I no longer need to take a break. Eight months after obtaining the Fa, I tried to do the full lotus position. Since fellow practitioners said that it hurts in both the half lotus and the full-lotus position, I just did the full lotus position despite the pain.
Clarifying the Truth in Hong Kong
After the April 25 parade last year, I signed up for the July 20 parade in Hong Kong. This was the first time that I went to Hong Kong for a two-day parade since I obtained the Fa. But a week before departure, my sciatic nerve was hurting again, and I was in agony when getting out of bed. But, I knew that I could go to Hong Kong, because on the second day of the nine-day class, Master had already cleansed my body, so this had to be interference.
I was still in pain even after the departure, but I endured it. Fortunately, other practitioners helped me with my luggage. We arrived in Hong Kong and passed out newspapers for about five hours, and walked in the parade for about five hours the next day with no problem. However, once I returned to the hotel, the pain came back. I sent righteous thoughts, and did the fifth exercise to get some relief. On my return to Taiwan, I went to tourist sites while bearing the pain. I recovered after a month.
The first time I went to Hong Kong, I would get angry when someone threw away the newspaper I passed out. The words I spoke to them were filled with anger. When I see members of pro-communist organizations, I would also speak to them in an angry tone. The second time I visited Hong Kong, I met a person who tore up the newspaper I handed him, and he even turned to see if I was infuriated; but I smiled and didn’t get angry with him. As my mind had elevated, I no longer got angry regardless of what they did. If we don’t fight, we don’t get agitated, then the bad guys will have no way to feel good about their bad deed.
In March this year, a practitioner invited me to stay in Hong Kong for a month. When I came home, I felt that my health had further improved, so I later joined the May 13 and the July 1 parade in Hong Kong with a practitioner. The practitioner went back to work in Taiwan, but promised to come again for the July 20 parade and escort me home. But, then the Anti-Extradition Movement started, and no one went to the tourist sites to clarify truth. A voice in my heart told me to stay for another month, and I had a Taiwanese practitioner reschedule my return flight. I didn’t have the thought to have anyone to escort me back to Taiwan. Fortunately, the practitioner arranged for me to return with others from Northern Taiwan.
One time, a person tried to interfere with us at a tourist site in Hong Kong, and practitioners told me to send righteous thoughts. At first, the person stood next to me and made a lot of noise. But, when I started to send righteous thoughts with one palm erect, the man left.
A woman was wearing a ribbon with the words NTDTV, but something about her did not look right when I watched her talk to practitioners. Practitioners said that she was an impostor. Upon hearing this, I yelled three times: “She is an impostor!” She immediately left. In Hong Kong, there are plenty of opportunities to improve in cultivation each day.
One day, a group of young Chinese tourists arrived at the truth-clarification site in Hong Kong. They refused to accept our brochures. I told them: “You can see how old I am, but I became healthy because of practicing Falun Gong.” Hearing this, they accepted the brochures. A young man later tried to return the brochure to me out of fear. I told him that this is a treasure, and it was fortunate of him to get it; he then quickly put the brochure back into his pocket.
After this summer, many practitioners were afraid to go to Hong Kong because of the Anti-Extradition Movement, but I wasn’t. I was planning to stay there for a month, and then extended for another month. My daughter was concerned and worried, but I told her that I was fine. My daughters have seen just how much I have changed. I asked my son-in-law to help me buy a suitcase, he asked, “You are going to go again?” I replied, “Sure! There are people who wanted to go but couldn’t, now that I can, of course I’m going.”
“Yet for cultivators, fear or lack thereof proves [one’s] humanity or divinity, and it is what differentiates cultivators from ordinary people. It is something that a cultivator must face, and the biggest human attachment that a cultivator must remove.” (“Study the Fa Well, and Getting Rid of Attachments is Not Hard,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
I really am fearless. If I can go now, then I am going. Master said: “Once you pass this village, this inn will no longer be available, ...” (“Teaching the Fa and Answering Questions in Guangzhou,” Zhuan Falun Fajie)
Memorizing the Fa
Not long after I obtained the Fa, fellow practitioners asked me to memorize “On Dafa (Lunyu)”, but I didn’t take it to heart. I thought that I had only been to elementary school, how could I possibly memorize something so long as the Lunyu? It would be enough to just read Zhuan Falun. After a while, my hips began to hurt whenever I tried to rest, and it hurt so much that I couldn’t sleep for days. Strangely, it was alright when I took a nap during the day, but hurt when I wanted to sleep at night. This went on for many nights. I realized that I must memorize Lunyu. Since I can’t sleep, then I might as well get up and memorize the Fa. I didn’t know how to do it, so fellow practitioners taught me – word for word. I spent between two to three hours each day to memorize it, and the more I tried, the better I got. One night I found that my hips didn’t hurt anymore, and I fell asleep right away!
Later, other practitioners talked about memorizing Zhuan Falun, but once again I didn’t want to. But then whenever I fell slept, I would dream about reading Zhuan Falun, only that the content was different from that I read in real life.
One time we went to the night markets in Zhongli City to spread the Fa. I didn’t want to sit in the front row when doing the fifth exercise, and fellow practitioners asked why. I said that it was painful when I do the lotus, and I would move around and have a bad expression. They said that it’s because I haven’t studied the Fa well; their words really struck me!
That night I dreamed about Master sitting very still next to me and holding the book Zhuan Falun. Again, the contents were different from the Zhuan Falun that I read. I realized that Master wanted me to memorize the Fa, and I began to memorize along with others at the group Fa study, and since then I no longer have such dreams. We would memorize one or two paragraphs each week. At first, it took an entire week to memorize it, but when I returned from Hong Kong, I could memorize the Fa quickly.
One time practitioners were going to the Cihu tourist site to clarify the truth. I was taking a taxi to the activity, and I didn’t miss the opportunity to clarify the truth to the taxi driver. Sometimes I take a taxi just to clarify the truth the driver and ask them to sign a petition. One stormy day, I bumped into an acquaintance of mine, but it so happened that I didn’t have the signature form with me. I said that I would go home and get it for her, but my friend said that it’s not necessary, as she could sign it some other time. I thought: who knows when I’ll see you again. So I got the signature form, and my friend said: “You are really serious about this!”
Before I went to Hong Kong to clarify the truth, I used to go to night markets to collect signatures with other practitioners. While the practitioner clarifies the truth, I would stand behind him and send righteous thoughts. If the listener refuses to sign, I would step up and say: “A small gesture from you may save a lot of people.” With a little nudge, most people would be willing to sign.
I used to be afraid when I collected signatures at the night markets, but not anymore, because I have improved! After the second trip to Hong Kong, I was no longer afraid, I have made progress. I used to send righteous thoughts while others collected signatures, but now I can also collect signatures on my own. I would say: “Hello mister, hello ma’am! I am collecting signatures to support the Mainland Chinese who are suing Jiang Zemin. Jiang persecutes Falun Gong practitioners and harvests their organs. A kind gesture from you can save many people.” Most of them will sign, and even if they refused, I would still thank them.
My eyesight improved after I returned from Hong Kong, and I no longer need glasses. In late June this year, just a week before I left for Hong Kong, I had several loose teeth, it seemed that they would come off if touched. I paid no attention to it, and when I returned from Hong Kong, they were strong again, it’s a miracle!
Looking back, if I hadn’t practiced Falun Gong, my health would probably have worsened. When my eldest daughter, who works in Mainland China, came home and saw my transformation after practicing Falun Gong, she offered to provide for my monthly living expenses. Now, with her support, and the support from my youngest daughter, my living condition improved, and I can go to Hong Kong to clarify the truth more often. My daughters have been more supportive, I have become healthier, and the quality of life has improved—all of this was given to me by Master!
Thank you Master!Thank you fellow practitioners!
(Presented at the 2019 Taiwan Fa Conference)