By a Falun Gong practitioner in Turkey
I am a 38 year-old Falun Gong pracititoner from Turkey. I was raised and educated
in New York but I moved to Turkey five years ago. I am an Assistant Professor
at Çag University, where I teach Law and Human Rights. Before I came
to Turkey I was a lawyer and a judge. I became a Falun Dafa practitioner after
meeting another lecturer at Çag University.
I am probably the most suspicious person in the world when it comes to beliefs.
I am a lawyer, I look for evidence. I insist on tangible signs. And yet when
I read the book Zhuan Falun, I felt that everything that I had seen in the world
constituted evidence for what is described in this book about "Truthfulnes,
Compassion, Forbearance." All of a sudden, everything made sense. My intuition
fit perfectly with the information imparted by the book.
Since becoming a Falun Dafa cultivator I have noticed the following changes
in myself: After years of suffering from medical problems in my back, it is
now practically painfree. I am more peaceful. I no longer yell at my children.
I am less anxious. I have become the person I always wanted to be. I am less
emotional, something against which I have fought all my life. I feel protected.
I recently entered a swimming competition in Istanbul, in the Bosphorus. We
had to swim six miles in open water. I have always known that great white sharks
swim in those waters, and in the five years I have participated in this race,
I was petrified that I might be a victim of a shark attack. This summer I entered
the water feeling completely confident that Master was protecting me. I did
my fastest swim ever and took second place in the race.
But to me Falun Dafa is more than protection and emotional peace. Through the
principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" I have learned
that the road to being fulfilled was simpler than I ever thought. Three simple
words, and yet together they symbolize everything I ever wanted to be.
Falun Dafa has centered me. Falun Dafa gave me the knowledge I needed to learn
about life and how to live meaningfully. I truly believe that the purpose of
life is a life of purpose. This is what Falun Dafa gave me.
There is a saying that all that is needed for evil to triumph, is for good
people to do nothing. With this in mind, I now teach human rights to university
students. I teach them about the atrocities commited against Falun Dafa practitioners
in China, and I do the best I can to educate people from the perspective of
my profession, on Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance.
I now feel like I have my direction laid out for me, and I know where I am
heading. I am so grateful, so gratetful that I was introduced to Falun Dafa.
Posting date: 13/Feb/2007
Original article date: 13/Feb/2007