Why do people choose Falun Dafa?
I studied for years: languages, Eastern and Western philosophy, religion and other subjects. So armed with two university degrees and all this knowledge, I had more questions than ever. Nothing I had studied ever brought me any closer to the truth. One day I was given the book Zhuan Falun to read. I read day and night for two days as if my life depended on it, and found it hard to put down the book. Finally I was introduced to the exercises. As I moved my arms and legs, I felt them stretching to infinity. All my doubts and pains fell off my body like an old and rusty armour. I felt myself growing large and my head filled with stillness and peace. I knew then that I had finally found my way back.
Kati Turcu, from Melbourne, Australia
I’m a Canadian of English/Scottish ancestry in her mid-fifties, who started practising Falun Dafa January 17, 1999 – a date I shall cherish for the rest of my life. For the last 30 years, I have been interested in spirituality and have read widely and practised various forms of meditation. As soon as I read the first page of Zhuan Falun, its Truth resonated through my whole being. After working my way through the first two or three chapters, I felt as if I was waking up from a very long dream and knew from the depths of my being that my life was finally coming back into focus. In the past ten years, I had major health problems and was spending over two hundred dollars a month on Chinese herbal medicines and other dietary supplements. Within a week and a half of starting to read Zhuan Falun and beginning to learn the Falun Gong exercises, my digestive system and other body functions normalized and I was able to stop taking all of those things. Another important benefit has been an upgrading of my moral and ethical nature. Because of illness, I’ve had to rely on Unemployment Insurance and support from other government agencies, friends and family for much of the last five years. It has taken less than six months of practising Falun Dafa to be able to really “stand on my own two feet” in every way. You can’t imagine the feelings of self-worth and peace this brings. I can highly recommend this practice to everyone who sincerely wants to become the best person they can possibly be.
Susan Mitchel, from Toronto, Canada
Significant Health Improvements
Knowing that the major responsibility is internal for my mind, thought, actions and reactions, I consequently sought to find extensive spiritual, metaphysical ways to contribute to world healing… peace. Along the way I became increasingly ill. Including diagnosis of an incurable genetical brain disease. On receiving Falun Dafa I came to recognize amidst so much, the knowledge that practising multiple metaphysical healing systems in turn creates physical and spiritual turmoil. In immediate and total respect of Master Li and with increasing discipline, my illnesses and disease have rapidly disappeared. I now celebrate pregnancy and a life of ever growing well being.
Leisa Griffiths, from Sydney, Australia
Twenty-two years ago I was involved in a motor-bike accident which left me with a broken collarbone and back injuries including bruising around the vertebrae and a misaligned pelvis. From this, I suffered severe neck and sciatic pain. Over the years, I have managed and to a degree overcome these injuries by practicing Yoga and Meditation and visualization techniques. Though my mobility improved, I still suffered some neck and shoulder and sciatic pain. I also had numbness and pain in my left foot due to a breakage ten years ago, as well as an ongoing intermittent pain in the abdominal region from menstrual and intestinal spasming. When I first started practicing Falun Gong almost a year ago I felt immediate relief from the neck and shoulder tension, as if a great weight had been lifted from me! As I continued I found my overall strength greatly improved, especially through the arms and legs.
Glenda McNiece, from Sunshine Coast, Australia
Morality and Social Well being
My realm of mind has improved greatly since my introduction to Falun Dafa. I often used to worry about things I could not change, while now I feel more at ease in a wider range of situations. When I find myself in trying circumstances, I simply recall Master Li’s words and the principles of Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truth-Compassion-Forbearance). Without fail, they provide me with guidance for how to conduct myself. My mind is considerably calmer, clearer and more upright since practicing Falun Dafa.
Adam Gerard, from Sydney, Australia
I graduated from City University of Hong Kong and continue my studies at Sydney University since 1997. My main interest is human behavior studies. My life is considered easy in terms of study, family and friends. In short I am a happy person. I used to have fun in observing others and using different sorts of therapies to test and examine their psychological behaviors. After learning Falun Dafa, my attitude toward life has been upgraded and my genuine empathy for others has increased. I am now more responsible for my life, my family and friends, and more concerned about their needs and feelings from the bottom of my heart. There is no need for pretending and playing games any more.
Susanna Chan, from Hong Kong
Scientific Principles in Falun Dafa
From my own experience, modern medicine is too superficial. It cannot explain a lot of diseases, let alone cure them. But practising Falun Gong can really cure some ‘incurable’ diseases so claimed by modern medicine. The reasoning is beyond normal. It is only because that the knowledge of modern medicine is too limited that we have so many ‘incurable’ diseases and do not understand the reason why people get some strange diseases.
Yuhua Cheng (Physician), from Beijing, China
Falun Dafa is the ultimate science, and it brings to its cultivators the ultimate wisdom… The theories and philosophies of math, physics, chemistry, biology and so on, cannot even elucidate the relationship between matter and spirit, let alone the fundamental problem of life and death… If the flesh eyes of every humans could see objects as far as distant galaxies and as small as atoms, and could receive any waves from infrared to X-ray, the world we would have perceived would be quite different from what we see today, and science would have been much closer to the truth.
Yuan Li (Ph.D. of Engineering), from Atlanta, USA
Beyond Qi Gong
I had been teaching Tai chi and studying various Qigong practices for more than 40 years when I started looking into Falun Dafa. I now tell all my students to practice Falun Dafa.
Mr. Da Liu, age 95, Tai-chi master in New York City who first introduced Tai-chi to the United States
Author of several books on health and longevity
I practised Qigong for 8 years and Tai Chi for 7 years. I also followed many other teachings. I was giving healings to people and was slowly getting weaker and weaker and I was aging quickly. I felt like I was stuck in that level not really moving up to higher levels of spirituality. A friend introduced me to Falun Dafa. When I started reading the book Zhuan Falun and watching the lectures of Master Li Hongzhi on video, straight away I stopped giving healings and my other practices. I knew that the time was now to start practising Falun Dafa. Now was my chance to practise cultivation towards the higher levels.
imon Vereshaka, from Melbourne, Australia
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