By a Chinese practitioner
I visited several countries and everywhere saw a similar scene: all kinds of foreigners practicing Falun Gong, telling people how Jiang's regime deceives people by spreading lies to incite hatred against Falun Gong. Those overseas Falun Gong practitioner often show truth clarification VCDs about the staged-immolation on Tiananmen Square, orchestated by Jiang's regime. They also displayed the awards bestowed upon Falun Dafa and Mr. Li Hongzhi by many high-ranking government officials of over 60 countries where Falun Dafa practitioners live. At the same time, they share their personal experiences and the new understandings they have since they began practicing Falun Gong.
When I read the materials Falun Gong practitioners gave me I was deeply shocked that such unimaginable things were happening in China. Jiang's regime spreads lies and deceives common people, causing minunderstandings, repulsion and resentment toward Dafa in the hearts of many people. I realized that I was also one of the victims.
On one visit, after I went back to my room, I read several cultivation stories and materials describing how the police treated Falun Gong practitioners in Chinese prisons. It was really too brutal! I was very indignant. When I read Dafa practitioners' cultivation stories, I shed tears. I wanted to tell every person around me what I saw and heard abroad. The next day, we traveled to another country. After we got into the vehicle, the driver played a recording of Master Li Hongzhi's lectures. Some of the passengers asked the driver to change it. At that time, I said: "Don't change it! I want to listen." They honored my request. The driver told us that his boss was a Falun Gong practitioner and that their travel agency was very busy because their prices were reasonable and they provided good service, especially with regards to passenger safety. People were very satisfied with their travel agency. After I heard what he had to say, I further realized the goodness of Falun Dafa, which can change human hearts and improve their morality.
When I went back to my own country and passed through the airport security check-in point, the security personnel pulled my friend's luggage aside. Because our luggage was placed together, I could not leave either. In my luggage were truth clarification materials given to me by overseas Dafa practitioners. I was very nervous. I was worried that the truth clarification materials might be found. But, I also had the thought that there was nothing I should be afraid of since I did nothing wrong. In the end, we passed through the check-in point without any problems.
Before I began practicing Falun Gong, I suffered from various illnesses. As a teenager I began getting severe and frequent headaches; one time I even had to suspend my schooling because of it. I saw many doctors, but none of them were able to help me. When I would get one of these headaches, I would find myself hitting my head, while writhing in pain and throwing up. I would throw up bile and be unable to eat for several days. I had no choice but to take injections of painkillers for many years. On top of it I developed severe gastritis by taking those painkillers for so long. I was racked by this illness for over 20 years. In addition, due to an accident, my neck was damaged, causing pain in my neck and numbness in my hands. Sometimes, I even thought of committing suicide.
I had a bad temper. Whenever there was a problem I always criticized others and I never allowed others to say I was wrong. Since I began practicing Falun Gong, I have become more broad-minded. When I confront problems, I ask myself if it is my fault first. I am able to forgive others much more easily.
Shortly after I attained the Fa, my husband tried to persuade me not to practice Falun Gong. One time, my husband asked me whether I wanted my home life or Falun Dafa. I immediately answered, "I practice Dafa, and I also want my home life -- they are two different things. Master has told us to be good people, to be good to others in every situation, let alone with family members." At that time, my husband was very angry. In the past I would have probably fought with him. But I reminded myself that I was a practitioner, so I spoke with him later when he was not as angry.
My family members all say that I have really improved. It is Master Li who has released me from suffering and given me a second life. It is Falun Dafa that has changed my life. I have fully recovered from all my illnesses. My husband has seen the changes in me and has become supportive.
I do not know what I can say to express my gratitude. I will study the Fa well, clarify the truth, strictly demand that I follow Dafa's requirement, and catch up with the Fa-rectification process.
Posting date: 28/Nov/2003
Original article date: 26/Nov/2003
Category: Cultivation Story