(Minghui.org) When I was at a crossroads in my life in 1998, a huge compassionate force guided me to a promising, hopeful path. I no longer hesitated and strode forward as I opened up a new chapter.
A business partner and I opened a modeling agency in 1993. Our business developed well and, within several years, we employed 100 elite models from all over the country. The models were hired to promote brand-name products that were known both domestically and internationally. As our company became increasingly renowned, we set up more and more projects.
A mafia boss in Macau contacted me and wanted to make long-term deals. Actually, the gang wanted me to introduce girls to them for prostitution. They would pay a very high fee for each introduction. I knew this was not good, as well as illegal. I would only be able to conduct these transactions in secret and using underground channels. I would be harming others as well as myself. I also knew that once the deal was done, I would either live a life of luxury with fancy cars and homes, or I would drop into the abyss of eternal doom.
While I was hesitating and didn’t know what to do, my fate was decided for me. A huge compassionate force dragged me back onto the right track. I discarded my evil thoughts about doing business with the mafia and, without any hesitation, chose kindness and brightness.
In November 1998, I came across a Falun Dafa practice site in the park where a group of people calmly practiced a set of exercises in the sun. They looked like otherworldly beings! I was very excited and bought a copy of the book Zhuan Falun on the spot.
This happening seemed accidental, yet it did not come easily. Eight months before that day, a young friend from my hometown lent me the book Zhuan Falun. After I had read dozens of pages, my body started to react. First, I had a headache for 15 days, then diarrhea for 15 days, and finally, I had a cold and fever for 15 days.
Altogether, I suffered for 45 days. But strangely enough, I didn’t break down. I was still in good spirits. None of these things affected my work or life. I felt extremely light when the 45 days were over. I returned Zhuan Falun to my friend and asked him where I could find a practice site. He said he didn’t know.
I looked but didn’t find any groups in the area. I returned the book and gradually forgot all about Falun Dafa due to my busy work and life. But a part of me, deep in my heart, knew that Falun Dafa was something I was looking for. My memory of these events was awakened on the day I saw the practitioners in the park. I knew that my predestined relationship with Falun Dafa had finally been renewed. I decided to become a genuine practitioner and regarded that day as my new birthday. A new practitioner joined the practice site that day!
Before practicing Falun Dafa, I used to experience periodic shortness of breath and weakness and felt like I had lost my soul. I spent a lot of time just lying in bed. The doctors were unable to determine the cause of the symptoms. I also suffered from headaches, stomachaches, and back pain. I took a lot of painkillers, but I didn’t get better.
I experienced a fundamental change in my health after I became a practitioner. When I did the first set of exercises, I could feel the energy flowing to my fingertips and head, then circulate around my entire body. I felt so comfortable and relaxed. When I practiced the second set of exercises, I saw scenes of pavilions, pagodas, temples, and beautiful flowers and birds. I also saw two boys and two girls flying past me with smiles on their faces. These visions lasted for several days.
After listening to the audio lectures of Master Li Hongzhi (the founder and teacher of Falun Dafa), I realized that He had let me see scenes in another dimension. He was encouraging me to cultivate diligently! I believe in Master Li because seeing things from another dimension broke through my atheistic thinking. I learned that just because there are things we can’t see or touch, it doesn’t mean they don’t exist. My previous knowledge was shallow and at a low level. Some concepts I held onto were even wrong or biased.
I was enveloped by the powerful energy of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I didn’t have any bad thoughts. I was fortunate that I found this pure land of Falun Dafa in this chaotic world with moral values that are sliding down daily.
I understand that no matter how much money people earn, they cannot take it with them after they die. Only gong (cultivation energy), which is attached to their main consciousness, can be brought along with them after they die. The worldly things are only passing smoke, regardless of how good you think they are. Even if I became a billionaire, it would only last for decades. I refused the business of introducing my models to the mafia in Macau. No one else has come to see me about a similar type of business since then.
I require myself to behave according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance at work and take them as guiding principles. I no longer make up fake accounts or use connections to avoid penalties. I treat my clients sincerely and try to think from their point of view. I work hard, and I now have a solid long-term client base. The success of my company has soared.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners in July 1999. The media slandered and tried to frame Dafa. It poisoned Chinese people and people around the world. As someone who has benefited from practicing Falun Dafa, I have the responsibility of exposing the CCP’s lies and clarifying the truth to people about the persecution.
I have talked about Falun Dafa with people on city streets, with farmers in the fields, and villagers in the countryside. I have been arrested and detained several times. I was also sentenced to and spent many years in prison. But I never regretted what I have done. I know that the world’s people are the victims of the CCP. As long as I am free, I will clarify the truth to people and encourage them to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organisations.
When I see people who have benefited from learning the truth about Dafa, I feel so happy for them. I’d like to share some stories here.
My Sister-In-Law Avoids a Fatal Car Accident
My sister-in-law is a member of an art troupe. The group went to the countryside to perform in December 2005. To get to the site, her male colleague gave her and another woman a ride, while the other performers took the bus. They stopped halfway to the destination and put on a performance. When they were leaving, my sister-in-law didn’t want to get into the car, so she exchanged seats with someone and took the bus with the others.
When the car had driven about one hundred kilometers, it suddenly overturned. Two people died instantly and one was seriously injured. The woman who changed seats with my sister-in-law was killed.
Her colleagues wondered why she was so lucky and if she was protected by the divine. She often read the truth-clarification materials I gave her and believes that Falun Dafa is good. She also carries a Falun Dafa amulet with her at all times and has withdrawn from the CCP and its affiliated organisations. Master protected her from the fatal car accident.
A Dafa Amulet Saves Bus Passengers
Mr. Wang was the driver of a company bus. When he and his wife came to see me at home, they read a Falun Dafa pamphlet that was on the table and was very touched by the cultivation stories it contained. I took this opportunity to talk with them about the persecution and urged them to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organisations. They agreed to do so.
I gave Mr. Wang a Falun Dafa amulet and said to him: “Safety is most important to you as you drive all day long. Please take this amulet, which will keep you safe. Please remember the nine auspicious words that are written on it: ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’” He gladly accepted it and put it in his upper pocket.
Several days later, his wife came to see me again. She exclaimed: “The amulet is amazing! It protected my husband from a fatal accident.” She then explained what happened. Mr. Wang was driving a bus with about 30 passengers. He saw the driver of a truck lose control of the vehicle, and it looked like he was about to hit a bus in front of Mr. Wang’s bus. The bus driver managed to avert a collision with the truck. But the situation was not good for Mr. Wang. He had to turn the bus to the right, but the truck was barreling straight at him. At that critical moment, the truck suddenly turned aside, scraped the back of Mr. Wang’s bus, and hit the truck behind him.
Mr. Wang was terrified and later realized that the Dafa amulet had saved him and his passengers from harm.
Pain Disappears After Reciting the Nine Auspicious Words
I went to see a dentist in 2010. There were many people in the waiting room. The dentist’s son, Xiaoming, was sitting beside a small table with a blank expression on his face. A big bowl of noodle soup was on the table. I sat beside him. His grandmother then came over and said to me: “Xiaoming fell down and sprained his arms and hands. He didn’t sleep last night and didn’t want to eat. I didn’t sleep either. As you can see, he doesn’t want to eat now.” She said she felt helpless and turned around and left.
I said to Xiaoming: “I will teach you two sentences. Please follow me. You will feel comfortable afterward: ‘Falun Dafa is good’.” He repeated the words. Then I said, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Again, he sincerely repeated the words. He was in 2nd grade at school. I asked him if he had joined the Young Pioneers. He said he had. I urged him to withdraw from the organisation and that he would be blessed if he did. He nodded his head and agreed to quit. It was then my turn to see the dentist, so I went into the treatment room.
After a while, Xiaoming’s grandma came back and saw that the soup bowl was empty and Xiaoming was not there. When I came out of the procedure room, she asked me what happened. I realized that Xiaoming was blessed. He no longer had pain in his arms and hands, and he felt hungry. I said to his grandma that perhaps he was sleeping in bed. She went into his room and found him in a deep sleep.
I had given the family truth-clarification pamphlets before. They said they loved to read them. Every time I went there, they asked for new pamphlets and amulets.
A Driver Has Good Business After Learning the Truth
I once rode in a van to a faraway place to talk to people about Falun Dafa. I knew the driver well because I often took his van. Many other passengers were riding the van that day. I gave up my seat to an elderly person.
Seeing so many people, I used the opportunity to clarify the truth to them. As I talked, the driver interrupted me: “I learned the truth from this Falun Dafa practitioner, and now my business is very good. You see there are so many people riding my van!” Everyone was convinced that he indeed had a successful business.
Many of the passengers agreed to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organisations. I will never forget the scene. It was Dafa that brought people into that van. They became excited after they quit the CCP and remarked that they felt like they had known each other for a long time ago.
There are so many amazing stories like these among Dafa practitioners. I am so grateful to our compassionate Master. Master Li rescued this lost soul and let me know why I came into this world. He arranged a cultivation path for me and let me see hope. I have personally experienced the sacred and extraordinary side of Falun Dafa!
Thank you Master.
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