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How I Became a Dafa Practitioner - A Clearwisdom Special Collection
On August 12, 2005, the Clearwisdom team published a notice to western practitioners Calling for Articles: How Did You Become a Dafa Practitioner?
Since then, we have received numerous submissions from practitioners. They were from different countries and from different walks of life, from accomplished pianists, famed musicians, to prisoners; from youngsters to an 86 year-old gentleman. They all shared how Falun Dafa has profoundly changed their lives, both physically and mentally.
We compiled some of the articles from the published articles on Clearwisdom.net. We also included a few articles from Taiwan.
A practitioner remembered the first night he read Zhuan Falun when he was 15-years-old
I can still vividly remember the first night I started reading Zhuan Falun. I was in a very bitter mood, and was also feeling quite angry and jealous. Since I had nothing else to do, I picked up Zhuan Falun and read the first lecture. The principles contained within it struck a deep chord with me. Even though much of the vocabulary was over my head, there was something familiar and comforting about the book. By the time I was done, I had a remarkable sensation that I had never experienced before. It was a sense of true calm, of contentment from the bottom of my heart. The jealousy and bitterness that only hours before had seemed to consume me disappeared. That night, I went to sleep smiling, and got the best sleep of my life.
A Taiwanese practitioner who obtained Fa in jail described his experience:
It was like the darkness fading away as the morning arrives, after listening to Teacher Li's lecture tapes for just 8 days.
A young lady was struck with multiple sclerosis when she was only 25 years old. She shared her experience:
I continued doing the exercises, sometimes sitting in a chair and sometimes standing. I slowly read Zhuan Falun. I became stronger and stronger and my vision became clearer. Within a few short months all of my symptoms disappeared and now I have been symptom free for over 4 years. My eyesight has improved and I have the least amount of correction in my glasses that I have ever had since I started wearing glasses. I have been able to go back to work, and I am leading a full and busy life once again. In the Memorial Day Parade I was even able to perform the exercises on a moving float without falling off. Before, I had a hard time standing on the ground without falling.
There are many touching stories like these.
We also welcome practitioners to continue to share your stories so people around the world can benefit from your experience.