Teacher's Benevolence Is Boundless, Our Cultivation Path Is Incredibly Wonderful (Part 1)
(Minghui.org) In 2012, in order to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction, the Minghui website called for article submissions from Dafa practitioners around the world. We received articles from around the world and in many languages. A large number of submissions came from practitioners and non-practitioners in Mainland China. The works ranged from experience sharing articles, memoirs, interviews, to calligraphy, traditional crafts, paintings, photography, music, and poetry. From May 15, to June 9, 2012, Minghui website selected and published more than 280 submissions.
These works, from various perspectives, recorded Dafa practitioners' state of mind and experiences on their cultivation paths. The stories are about practitioners' physical and mental state before and after the practice, how they are blessed by the practice, how they conduct themselves, how they arrange their cultivation, how they handle the persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and people's changes after learning the truth about Falun Dafa. With very simple and earnest words, these works reveal a magical and a miraculous world of the cultivators, filled with Buddha's almighty grace, allowing sentient beings to understand practitioners' paths in life toward a world of boundless blessings.
1. Miraculous Stories Reveal the Power of Dafa
All incorrect states will be corrected by the power of Dafa, including illnesses. Overwhelming numbers of people had severe or incurable illnesses healed without any medical treatment.
An old man remained unconscious for more than 40 days due to a stroke and brain hemorrhage. His wife, who practices Falun Dafa, kept reading Zhuan Falun to him. The husband gradually regained consciousness. He started practicing Falun Gong and walked briskly out of the hospital in the end. Everybody including the doctors, nurses, and patients were moved and amazed by this miracle. - “My Husband Walked Home from the Hospital Just Three Months After Being Admitted in a Vegetative State” (http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/5/27/133645.html)
A woman was on the verge of death in early 1990's because of lesions in both lungs, with one lung being non-functional. Since practicing Falun Gong, she returned to good health and lives to this day despite her past lung problems. She now even rides a bicycle dozens of miles without tiring herself out. - “Thank You Falun Gong for Curing My Tuberculosis” (http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/6/15/133968.html)
A woman in her 30's had breast cancer and suffered from systemic carcinoma spreading. Her mother who is a Falun Gong practitioner encouraged her to try Falun Gong. Soon, instead of dying from cancer, she became a healthy person. - “Cultivation Stories” (http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/6/9/133865.html)
Many people experienced the wonder of being safe and sound in life threatening dangers. Such stories are abundant in these articles. Many have expressed gratitude to Master Li for protecting them.
A junior high student who practices Falun Gong was hit by a car and tossed into the air. He turned a few times in the air and landed on the ground safely. - “Great Blessings Have Descended to Earth from Heaven” (http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/6/22/134079.html).
A explosion happened in a factory because a natural gas line had leaked and a smoker ignited the fumes. The explosion shattered the glass. However, the two Falun Gong practitioners and the factory manager who had read the Dafa book are not injured at all. - “The Amazing Benefits of Falun Dafa Practice” (http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/6/8/133855.html).
2. More than One Hundred Million Practitioners Obtained the Fa in Different Ways and Experienced the Wonders of Dafa
Since Dafa's introduction 20 years ago, more than one hundred million people are practicing it all over the world. In mainland China, practitioners come from every region and every walk of life. They started practicing at various times. They obtained the Fa in different ways. Many practitioners began practicing Falun Gong before the persecution started in 1999. Some began practicing after 1999. Some read the Dafa books by chance and found the meaning of life; some saw the miraculous healing power; some got hints from high-level beings; some admired practitioners' noble behavior; some were recommended by their family and relatives; etc. They came into Dafa practice and raised their levels. There are many examples:
“A Major Turnaround from the 'Wicked Party's Mouthpiece' to a Dafa Disciple” (http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/6/8/133853.html) is written by a veteran media worker. He had read a lot of scriptures in Buddhism and Taoism, the Bible, and scriptures of other religions. He had been searching for a path to ascend. After reading Falun Gong books he had tremendous insights and everything became clear. He learned the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and the standard of weighing things and himself. He was changing day by day, and his mind became more and more empty of clutter. His life is full of gratitude and the good of others. He became a steadfast Falun Gong practitioner.
“Thirteen Years Ago, I Found Falun Gong While In Detention” (http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/6/9/133870.html) is a business owner's story. A person told her in 1997, “You are not an ordinary person, you came from heaven. Let me give you a couplet.” On the couplet was written, “The Buddha light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities.” She was later arrested and taken to a detention center because of a debt dispute. She met a Falun Gong practitioner in the detention center. She cried when she read Zhuan Falun for the first time. She understood that person's words and became a genuine Falun Gong practitioner.
“Police Officer: I Went from Persecuting Falun Dafa Practitioners to Practicing Dafa” (http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/6/17/134011.html) is written by a police officer. After July 1999, when the Chinese Communist regime launched the persecution against Dafa, one of the major work efforts of the police stations was to monitor Dafa practitioners. During that period, he found the practitioners to be very kind, sincere, patient, humble, virtuous, and steadfast in their belief in Dafa. He started to read Dafa books carefully and repeatedly for two years. He gradually understood that Falun Dafa was indeed a higher-level science than the current science. He developed a strong determination to learn Dafa. He then found some practitioners whom he previously persecuted and stepped onto the path of Dafa cultivation.
(to be continued)