Believe in Dafa, Believe in Master: Sharing from a New Practitioner
James Chow - Kuala Lumpur
First of all, greeting to our reverent Master Li and fellow Falun Dafa practitioners!
I started practicing Falun Dafa in early July, 2004. Before that, I was very interested in Buddha’s Law in the Buddhist religion, but I realized that the requirements in the Buddhist’s teaching are not easy to follow and to apply. Therefore I stopped learning while I was at a very low level and my understanding of Buddha Law is also very shallow. When I encountered problems or having depression in my life, I will try to study a few Buddha’s Law related books, and hope that it will temporary relief my depression.
About six months ago, before I started practicing Falun Gong, I experienced a series of sicknesses: High blood pressure, serious heartburn and a very stubborn eye sore. It early 2004, my right eye suffered a minor cut on its surface (retina) due to unknown reason. I woke up one morning when I opened my eyes, due to its’ dryness, the cut got deeper. Although it healed back after few days, the sore came back again and again. The right eye felt extremely painful and tears would roll down non-stop. I’ve seen the eye specialists several times but still could not eradicate the problem. I have to take more medical leave and it raised the attention from my boss. In the mean time, I was on high blood pressure pills and occasionally gastric pills. I really felt that life was miserable and not within my control anymore…
My younger brother, who studied in Singapore University, he came back to KL for few days. He gave the family a “Zhuan Falun” and some Falun Gong clarification materials. Two weeks later, I decided to pick up the book and started reading. After reading it, I realized that I have discovered a “Book from the Heaven”. I completed reading the book in 10 days. After that, I downloaded Master’s 9days lectures in Guangzhao in 1994. I watched a lecture on the videos every night and completed in 9 days. I started to practice some movement of Falun Gong myself. When I practiced the second exercise “Falun Standing Stance”, I felt the rotation of Falun inside my arms very clearly and very strongly. I also felt a pushing sensation right at my “Third Eye” position. I got more excited and confident about Falun Dafa, and I decided to contact my neighborhood practice site in order to improver my movements that I have learned myself. Now, I know Falun Dafa is very precious. I will learn the Fa and I will also practice Falun Gong exercises daily. As the days passed by, without realizing it, my sicknesses have gone. I started to feel great and stop all my medication. I even threw away the eye ointment that the specialist prescribed 6 months ago. I feel the lightness in my body and also not feeling tired after a long shopping trip in the malls. More importantly, I have become a much better person by improving my morality and characters.
With deeper understanding of Falun Dafa, I started to introduce to the people around me and clarify the truth of Falun Dafa. I have met many fellow practitioners with righteous thought and righteous action when they talked or performed their jobs. That also inspires me to put down my “human heart”, and start to talk about truth clarification to people. The more I do it, the more natural it becomes. I discovered that most of my friends like to hear about it. Of course, there are some stubborn ones, but I feel that at least I have done my best. I like to clarify the truth on Falun Dafa more. So I start with my experience sharing on curing my sickness. I always talk to them in a normal human’s tone and informal way. The purpose is to avoid any unnecessary misunderstanding about Falun Dafa. I will introduce the Falun Dafa org. website and pass them the truth clarification material. Most people who listened to me understand why Falun Gong is persecuted in China. They also understand why “Falun Dafa is Good” really means. Some of them even expressed that they will study more about Falun Dafa, I feel happy for them too.
I am lucky that I had no obstacle to accept Falun Dafa as my cultivation practice. I understand that cultivation means that I need to be able to endure suffering and must be truly determined. I will belief in Dafa and in Master and continue to improve my character or xinxing, to do the three things that Dafa practitioners should do. I would like to use Master’s encouragement words to end my sharing today: “When it is difficult to endure, try to endure it. When it looks impossible and is said to be impossible, give it a try and see if it is possible”. I hope we can use “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance” to strictly discipline ourselves, and we shall improve together. Thank you.