(Minghui.org) Jin Yongbiao turned 55 this year and works at a government youth correctional center. He was previously addicted to drinking and could not do anything when the urge came up. He even lost consciousness after he got drunk and was sent to the hospital. He had only one breath left in his frail body. If his uncle had not introduced him to Falun Gong, he would still be a man too weak to lift anything nor take public transport today. 

Weak and Frail

Those who knew Jin 15 years ago were worried about his health: he weighed only 108 pounds despite being 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was emaciated and his face had a dark complexion. He could not swallow rice and was only able to take a few sips of soup. He was so weak back then that he could not drive a car nor take the train. He could only go out in a taxi. Doing just a bit of farm work to help his parents would leave him in pain for several days.

One day in the summer of 2007, Jin missed his uncle terribly and decided to visit him on the spur of the moment. It was the first time he went to see his uncle by himself. His uncle spent half a day telling him about the persecution of Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, in China and several extraordinary stories about practitioners recovering from illness through the practice.

Seeing how frail Jin was, his uncle said, “Why don’t you learn Falun Gong?” A few days later, Jin’s uncle gave him the main Falun Gong text, Zhuan Falun. He told Jin, “Treat this book like your teacher. Try practicing cultivation!”

Quitting Alcohol Easily After Reading Zhuan Falun

Jin began to read Zhuan Falun. He would usually get worn out after reading a book for a long time, but he did not feel drowsy at all after reading Zhuan Falun for quite a while. On the contrary, his mind became clearer and the more he read, the more energetic he felt. He could focus on reading the book for four hours. It was the first time Jin, who was never a diligent student, had such an experience!

Jin Yongbiao reading the main book of Falun Dafa, Zhuan Falun. Recalling how he felt reading the book for the first time, Jin said, “The more I read it, the more energetic I became.”

Jin also changed his routine after work; he used to look forward to getting a drink, but now he rushes home to read Zhuan Falun.

He read the 480 pages of Zhuan Falun in Korean within two or three days and wanted to read it again after that. A few days later, to his surprise, he discovered he had not thought of drinking alcohol. In the past, he could not live without alcohol, yet now he felt fine without a drink. After practicing Falun Gong for one month, he quit drinking completely.

Jin’s family thought his transformation was a miracle. They were delighted to learn he had stopped drinking, saying, “We don’t have to worry about you now.”

Jin’s father told him, “You must thank your uncle who introduced you to Falun Gong. If it wasn’t for him, you would have become a useless person!”

Jin’s health improved after he stopped drinking. His complexion became a lot brighter. With his increased strength, he did hard farm work without much effort. After witnessing his 180 degree transformation Jin’s mother kept saying, “Falun Dafa is truly extraordinary!”

Since Jin began to practice Falun Gong, his dark face turned bright and rosy. He also put on much-needed weight. Doing the Falun Gong exercises every morning strengthened his will power and made him full of energy.

Relationship with His Wife Improved

Before he started cultivation, Jin would get angry easily. He would lose his temper over small things and because he was stubborn, he would not listen to whatever others said.

After he became a Falun Gong practitioner, he became gentle, understanding and forgiving. He let small matters go with a smile and when caught in difficult situations, he would not be so upset. With improved tolerance, he no longer becomes angry easily.

Seeing the change in her husband’s temperament, his wife started to open her heart and their relationship improved. Soon after, his three children, who used to keep a distance from their father, also began to approach him and chat with him.

Jin said, “I saw how my whole family benefited from my practice. I naturally stopped drinking alcohol after practicing Dafa; everyone in my family is healthy and things are going well for them. We get along harmoniously.”

His work environment was transformed, too. He no longer competed for personal gain and always gave others good things. He was praised for handling things justly. 

Some of Jin’s friends also became Falun Gong practitioners after witnessing his positive changes.

Jin said, “I tell people around me Falun Gong is truly a cultivation practice of mind and body. One’s physical and mental well-being improves after practicing cultivation and one can find purpose in life. Is there anything more fortunate than this?”