Everlasting Memory, Blessed Times
[PureInsight.org] By the early 1990s, Qigong had been popular in China for nearly 20 years and there were over 2,400 schools of Qigong spreading in various regions with more than 100 million people taking part. Within the qigong community a lot of fake Qigong Master’s appeared and created Qigong Schools which deluded and confused people. It became difficult for people to tell the real from the fake. In 1993, when my son was just eight years old, my husband died in an accident when he was sent abroad to work. As we were very close, I was struck by extreme grief and nearly fell to pieces after he died, which resulted in many of my ailments being aggravated. To help me recover, my family members and friends introduced me to quite a few Qigong practices to study. I once attended a nationwide exposition of Qigong held at the Guangzhou Tianhe Sports Center where I saw Qigong masters curing diseases for patients. Most of those Qigong masters looked wretched with dark complexions. I did not receive a good impression from them and felt quite uncomfortable when I saw them rolling over the floor trying to cure patients. As a result, I did not study any school of Qigong.
Attending the Third Lecture Class Held by Master Li in Guangzhou
In April 1993, Falun Gong spread to Guangzhou, the city I lived in. The great, merciful Master Li Hongzhi came to spread the Great Law in the beautiful southland, a place famous for the fairy tale of “five sheep helping the Chu Kingdom harvest.” The sky and earth of the Sheep City glowed. One of my husband’s friends attended one of the early Falun Gong classes held in Guangzhou on October 1993. In January 1994, the time of the third Falun Gong class, the couple who had already gained the Fa came to my home to see me. They introduced Falun Gong and described it as a Qigong with great virtues. They also told me the Master, who was extraordinarily skilled, was holding a class then, and they advised me to attend the class. Strangely, maybe the predestined time had arrived, I agreed quickly. That very night they led me to the ticket office to buy a ticket for the class.
First Meeting with Master
That night I dashed for the Guangzhou General Labor Union Auditorium. It was the second day of Master’s Fa lecture. Before the class began, the staff were selling the book China Falun Gong, Master’s Buddha-pictures, and Falun badges. I bought a copy of China Falun Gong and happened to see many students queuing for Master’s autograph. I walked into the queue with full enthusiasm too. When seeing that the beginning time for class was approaching, I felt worried and jumped to the front of the queue and said “Teacher Li, could you please give me an autograph?” Master was busy giving autographs, and upon hearing me, he raised his head, glanced at me, and said: “There are lots of autographs to be given and the class will begin soon, I can’t do it for you today.” I looked at Master from close range and was surprised to see that Master looked very familiar and friendly. Not only did Master have a friendly facial appearance and felt full of spirit, but he also had very rosy, fine-textured skin without any visible pores; it looked even better than an infant’s skin! It was not until later when attending “Teaching the Fa at the International Experience-Sharing Conference in Beijing” that I realised Master, who came to save us, had a different origin and construction than us. Master said he was 43 years old then but he looked very young, just like in his 20s. During a break in the class my friend asked for help from workers of the general meeting to get an autograph of Master for my book. I was quite pleased. Later after studying the Fa, I understood that as long as a book was written by Master, every character in it had Master’s Law Bodies behind it with the same supernatural powers. In the early stages of spreading the Fa, in order to save as many sentient beings as possible, Master spared no effort in giving autographs or curing diseases to satisfy the desires of students. How vast and mighty was the Buddha’s grace! When thinking of it now I shed tears.
As our seats were located upstairs, we couldn’t see Master clearly, but the voice of Master teaching the Fa was so penetrating with every sentence shaking my spirit just like a thunder clap. A feeling occurred to me then that Master’s talk was not all about curing diseases and acquiring a healthy body like other ordinary Qigong. Rather he was teaching about human body cultivation from its most simplest to the most complex as well as profound Fa principles covering other dimensions, all lives, and the cosmos’s structure.
With His boundless great wisdom, Master spoke fluently and spontaneously without using a prepared speech and kept the teaching at a level that all the students could understand. When teaching, Master paid close attention to the students’ thoughts and would suspend the teaching to explain any unsolved questions in the our minds.
Master Purified My Body
I didn’t know what was wrong with me as I felt sleepy and then fell asleep after listening to the lecture for a while. No matter how my friend beside me tried, I just could not be awakened. For two consecutive days I behaved like that. I could not sleep well at home as I was suffering from neurosis, but I slept quite well there. Later Master explained in Zhuan Falun that “A small number of people might even fall asleep, and then they’ll wake right up when I finish talking. Why does that happen? Because there are diseases in their heads, so they have to be adjusted. There’s no way people could stand having their heads adjusted, so you have to anesthetize them. They don’t know it, though. But for some people the hearing part doesn’t have any problem. They sleep soundly but they don’t miss a word, they hear it all, and then they’re alert, and some of them don’t get sleepy even if they go a couple days without sleep” (Zhuan Falun, “The Second Talk”). Master was adjusting my body.
When the fourth day came, I felt full of energy without the usual headache or soreness. All suffering and diseases were gone. I said to a friend: “Master has said: In cultivation one must bear hardships to reduce karma. Tomorrow I will ride here on my bicycle; you guys don’t need to pick me up.” Suffering from endometriosis and an ovarian tumor, I was pampered and spoiled and hadn’t ridden a bicycle for a long time. Now that I was fully cured I could ride my bicycle even at night without fear. As my home was quite far away from the class venue, I had to ride for 50 minutes, which surprised my family members, saying: “What kind of Qigong is so miraculous? A person immediately becomes so strong!”
Master Opened the Celestial Eye for Students
Later during the lectures Master said he would help us to open our celestial eye when he began talking about it. We were told to stretch out our hands to see whether there were Law Wheels rotating in our palms. Some people said they could see them, others said they couldn’t. I couldn’t see at that time but felt a burning sensation in my palm. However, afterward I saw an enormous, white, transparent pillar of light extending to the ceiling over Master’s head. At first I thought it was a theatre spot light so I went forward to take a look. There was not a lamp above on the ceiling. When I asked other students, they all said my celestial eye was opened and what I saw was Master’s gong pillar. Many other students also saw Master’s gong pillar but it was translucent and golden in color.
The last day after finishing the lecture series, Master said he would help students by cleansing their bodies. Master asked all students to stand up and then stomp their feet. Left foot first, then right, continually alternating stomping their feet. I saw a lot of black and pathogenic qi being cleansed out by Master when we stomped our feet, together with harmful spirits that were attached to each person’s body. I also saw several of Master’s Law Bodies surrounding each student and busy cleansing their bodies, placing all kinds of cultivation mechanisms in them, and installing some other things. It was just like setting up a crucible or furnace and gathering chemicals to make elixir.
Master Gave Too Much for His Students
During the third class, Master made large hand signs on stage after finishing teaching. Everyone felt it was very beautiful, attractive, and wanted to learn. Master made it clear that this was teaching the Fa to layers upon layers of sentient beings in the cosmos and asked everyone not to be attached.
After attending Master’s classes for several days, I felt reborn and thoroughly changed. First of all my body was purified, lightened, and became free of disease. My mind became better, with the depression and melancholy lifted and joy filling my heart. Though a lot of the contents of the classes was not fully understood yet, I felt this Master was so great especially since he could teach a principle with so many profound meanings. Where do human beings come from? Where will they go after death? What’s the real meaning of coming to this world? Why do human beings suffer so much? All the questions I had desperately prayed for but could not get an answer to were made clear by Master in the Fa teaching. The true spirit of human beings came from higher levels of the cosmos; the purpose of coming to this world was not to be human beings but to cultivate and return to our origins. I felt as if I had been blown up by some magic power and I had been enlightened when resuscitated. My whole self had been emptied of the pain of losing my husband and all anxieties in my life disappeared. Light and warmth filled my heart and I felt an unspeakable joy. So I vowed silently that I would cultivate diligently, following Master to break away from the abyss of misery, the mortal wheel, and back to my real home in heaven.
I later heard from some veteran students that before holding a Falun Gong class, Master would send out many forms of gong and big Law Wheels to fill the venue. Master would also send out many smaller Law Wheels to cleanse and adjust students’ bodies. Master’s Law Bodies would also do many things for students. When the gong came back it was contaminated and must be washed. Master said that he felt tired when it came back to his body. Upon hearing this I felt very sorry. In addition, when Master toured around the country to hold classes his life was very hard, having to regularly eat only instant noodles and fast food. In the past, Masters were supported by disciples who must provide the very best of things. But our merciful, great, revered Master never asked for a penny from disciples, he only asked for goodness in people’s hearts. In “Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Switzerland: Master said: “I’ve given my utmost concern not just to you, but to all lives. I have almost depleted everything of mine for all lives”…”I just want to tell you that you should cherish this undertaking that your Master is carrying out! You have to do well in cultivation. Don’t miss this chance.” Recalling this now, no matter what disciples do we cannot repay Master’s grace in saving us!
Attending Master’s Fourth Lecture Series in Guangzhou
From July 19-27, 1994, Master held the fourth Falun Gong class in Guangzhou. The time of this class coincided with my eight year old son’s summer holiday, so I bought a ticket for him to listen to the teachings of Master together with me. Because I went to buy the tickets very early, our seats were located near the front. My son was seated in the first row while I was seated in the second row, and we had a clear view of Master. Later, the organizer, the Provincial Qigong Association, asked us to give our seats to a high-ranking official in the province, so we brought a small bench and seated my son in the aisle to listen to the class.
What Master Taught Was the High Level Great Law
This time there seemed to be some differences in Master’s Fa teaching from the last time. In the third class Master taught the Fa in the form of Qigong and still spoke about a lot of Buddhist stories, but this time it was different. Master began bringing people to higher levels, saving people through systematically teaching the Fa. Master said (paraphrasing): “In the previous few classes, students in Guangzhou had a difficult time understanding what I was talking about, so I worked on their minds and now they can understand what I am saying.” In the beginning, many students did not realize that what Master had taught was the Great Law of Cosmos, the real Buddha Law. Many people came to the class with ideas like curing illness, opening the celestial eye, or listening to theories, etc. Later everyone understood what it was; they knew how to cultivate themselves and how to improve their character.
The classes occurred during summer and the auditorium was crowded and hot. Some students were fanning their fans while listening to the class. Master taught us that we should be full of great aspirations while minding minor details, and asked students not to use their fans and that as long as we kept calm, we wouldn’t feel the heat as much and instead would feel a cool breeze. We were told not to make loud noises when standing up from the benches and not to be late to the class or else others would be affected while listening to class. These compassionate words of Master still linger in my mind to this day.
My Mother’s Heart Disease Was Cured Remotely by Master
Master cleansed everyone’s bodies again during this class, asking everybody to think of a disease they had and then stomping their feet to shake it off when Master gave the command. When Master gave the command, everyone stomped in unison with a loud “bang.” At that moment, Master heard that someone was not ready, so Master asked everyone to do it a second time, with another “bang” after everyone stomped in unison. After that Master said (paraphrasing): “Veteran students, pay attention, today you have been given an advantage. As your bodies have already been cleansed, you can think of one of your relatives. Today I can cure diseases for them.” My mother’s serious heart disease immediately came into my mind. Master asked “Are you ready?” Students answered “Yes.” In a flash, Master said “Done.” Later when I went back home I told my mother about this. My mother said something unusual happened to her heart that night, just like a flash of light followed by strong warmth. During an examination in the hospital later on, it was found her heart disease was really cured. So my mother also made up her mind to practice Dafa with me and later she spread Dafa to local places and became the local Falun Dafa assistance center coordinator.
Master Reinforced My Son’s Abilities
After attending the lectures for three or four days, Master advised students to write down their experiences and comments of the classes. I had strong feelings about the class so I wrote a large essay to describe my experiences. When Master was taking a rest during the break, I brought my eight year old son up to the side of the stage. Seeing Master sitting calmly, I went up and said softly “Master Li, I’ve written an article of experiences, I’d like you to look at it.” My son handed it over quickly. After patting my son’s head a few times Master said: “This young lad is not so bad.” It was not until later that I knew it was Master doing anointment and reinforcing abilities for my son. Previously my son was clumsy in study and got sick often. But after this he became as hard as nails and very clever. He was always a top student in class, and was recommended for admission to a key middle school. In addition, when talking about experiences during regular Fa study, he had quite a deep understanding of Dafa like a little adult; he also guarded his character quite well, being lenient and calm when suffering losses even at such a young age. Later when I was persecuted for practicing Falun Gong and put behind bars, he lived and studied by himself without grudges or regrets and was admitted to a key university; later he became a postgraduate student of Lingnan College of Sun Yat-sen University with the top grade in the admission exam.
Thank You, Master!
When teaching the exercises during the class, Master came down from the stage specifically to correct my movements. I was inexplicably touched inside, and felt like crying; it was like Master finally found me, a predestined disciple, among all sentient beings. That very night I dreamt that Master’s body was like a sacred, tall mountain on which I was a naughty infant who went down to the three realms dragging on Master’s fine hair. At that moment, many Buddhas, Daos, and Gods who came through history to save beings from higher dimensions were gathering every day at the highest layer of the three realms, holding meetings and debating on issues of saving beings. They seemed to be arguing for turf, claiming the different parts of the earth where their ethnic group lives, and saying those human beings were theirs. They also seemed to block Master from going down into the three realms, saying they were capable enough to save beings in the three realms, and a God as high as Master was unnecessary. How could they know that Master would do an even bigger thing, as big as rectifying the Law of the Cosmos? I felt muddled because I was a new student of Dafa and I could not understand the meaning of this dream and didn’t pay it any attention. Later when my understanding deepened through Fa study I could understand just how predestined with Master cultivators are and that is why they can gain and practice Dafa in this special period! All had vowed to Master in heaven to help Master rectify the Law. How much glory it is to become Dafa disciples in the Law-rectifying period, and how important are the responsibilities!
Meeting Master and obtaining the Fa was the happiest time in my life. No matter how hard the tribulations became, I never gave up cultivation and walked through firmly. The cultivation environment in mainland China is challenging right now, and the three things are difficult to do, but with Master in my mind, the distance is no longer far and the years are no longer lonely and cold—instead there is light and wisdom in my heart. No amount of words can describe the infinite gratitude I feel toward Master’s saving grace. I remember there is a song called “Master, thank you!” which describes the genuine feelings of Dafa disciples. The lyrics are as follows: “Falun Dafa shines in my heart, warm and full of promise, teaching me truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, to be a good person. Master, thank you for bringing me home. Master, I will follow you to return to my origin.”
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/112902