True Good Fortune: There Is No Language Barrier to Learning the Essence of the Buddha Fa

By Yi Jiayan



“I remember that night clearly. I sat in the soybean field at dusk, tears filling my eyes. I was at my aunt’s farm in North Carolina. I begged God to show me the way. I said that I only wanted to do what was right, even if the truth contradicted what I knew.”

Emil Harrison, a college student (艾米·哈里森)

Like others, Emil Harrison had been looking for the truth in many different ways. He wanted to do what was right, but he did not know how. A few days after his prayer, a miracle happened. He said, “Three days later, I started a new job at a summer camp and had a chat with my coworker, who said he had been doing meditation for over a year and half and showed me a copy of Zhuan Falun the next day. I started to read it every day. After reading the book for three weeks, I told him that I wanted to learn the exercise movements. He used the little time he had in the morning before his wedding to teach me the exercises. Then I went home and he went to the church to be married. Later, I went to an experience sharing conference in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, I was amazed to see such a group of selfless people. By joining the activity, I started to truly understand the meaning of Master Li’s Fa. I had a new set of principles to follow. I not only understood the reason, but also comprehended the meanings deep in my heart.”

An American, Emil Harrison, did not know Chinese at the time. However, by reading translated materials, he was still able to understand the true meaning of Master Li’s Fa. Thus, we can see that the power of the Fa can overcome the language barrier.

John was a shy, 16-year-old high school student in 2008. In April of 2008, he downloaded a translated version of Zhuan Falun. He started reading it two months later. Once he started reading it, many of his questions were answered. John felt that he had to learn more about Falun Gong, the only truth to help people reach salvation.


On September 4, 2010, John went to Manhattan’s Chinatown for the first time. He clarified the truth about Falun Gong to Chinese people with a compassionate heart.

Mr. Thomas Dobson is French. During the first year when he started practicing Falun Dafa, he only knew the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and the exercises. He finally obtained a copy of the French version Zhuan Falun and started reading it.


Thomas Dobson, a French Falun Gong practitioner living in Sydney

Mr. Suyana (苏亚那) is from Indonesia. At 23 he was a construction worker when two serious accidents left him in constant pain. One year after practicing Falun Gong, the pain that had troubled him for 27 years was gone. He quit his old habits of smoking and drinking. He read the Indonesian language version of Zhuan Falun. As he was reading Lunyu and Lecture One, he could not stop crying. His heart was filled with happiness.

Mr. Chen Keren from Korea is the CEO and senior manager of an online game website, After Mr. Chen started to practice Dafa in 2006, his business, which had been doing poorly, soon turned around. Mr. Chen started learning Falun Gong by reading the Korean version of Zhuan Falun, which he downloaded from the Clearwisdom website. After he finished Zhuan Falun, he went on to read other Dafa books. He just kept on reading, one after another.


Mr. Chen Keren sending forth righteous thoughts at the 101 Building in Taipei

Falun Gong is also called Falun Dafa. Master Li Hongzhi started teaching the practice in 1992 in Changchun, China. Since then it has so far been embraced in over 100 countries. There are several hundred million practitioners worldwide. Falun Gong books have been translated into 39 languages, so that people who do not speak Chinese can read the books and follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Their minds and health will improve.

Ms. Jacey Godre (洁欣·高得瑞) is a college professor at the University of Melbourne. In September 2001, she watched a documentary about Falun Gong on ABC-TV. She was intensely drawn to this cultivation path and started to practice Falun Gong. Doing the exercises, she felt a current of warmth pouring down from her head to her toes. This feeling lasted three months. Also to her surprise, she did not feel fatigued anymore when swimming. She was able to swim without getting out of breath. This happened within three weeks of practicing Falun Gong. She kept on swimming, tears streaming down face. Falun Dafa not only cured her illnesses, it also calmed her mind. She used to have a short temper and always spoke her mind. She never thought about her words hurting others’ feelings. Nowadays, she is able to think of others when she speaks and to not blame anyone if things do not go her way.

Ms. Connie Chipkar is a Canadian. She said, “I remember how happy and holy I felt when I joined the nine-day Fa lectures for the first time. My heart felt warm when I shared this experience, I felt the purity of Dafa, and tears ran down my cheeks. I remember I finished reading Zhuan Falun in one day and being completely immersed in it, as if Master was leading me through the pages. Now I get up at five o’clock every day and start my day by reading Zhuan Falun. It seems like Master is rewriting the book for me every day. I also end my day by reading Zhuan Falun. I sleep with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my mind. Slowly, I sleep less and less and read more and more. Truthfulness has harmonized my life.”

Mr. Micheal Hackmayer is a gardener in Germany. In the 1980s, Michael was a lead singer and played the keyboard for the band “Wild Frontier.” He was a popular young man with long hair who danced and sang on stage. He left the band because his throat was bothering him. He became a gardener. In 2002, he read Zhuan Falun and thought the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance were very good, and he wanted to be someone like that. After learning the exercises, his back pain was gone. He had tried many remedies for this problem before, but none had worked.

Micheal Hackmayer

Former rock singer Michael changed his singing style. In January 2005, Michael performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London in a Chinese New Year concert.

As Michael started to sing again, he discovered that his throat was recovering slowly. His style of singing had also changed in a positive way. His long hair and trendy clothing were replaced by a crew cut and suit. A mellow country tone replaced the hard rock style. Immer feiner, Immer klarer is the first song written and sung by Michael since he started cultivation. There is a story to this song.

“Half a year after I began cultivating, I had a desire to use music to express the changes Dafa had on me. Once when I was scraping mud off the potatoes, these words came to mind: “Immer feiner, immer klarer.” A melody also appeared in my head. The melody played again and again in my head, and it became more and more clear. During the next two to three weeks, this melody kept on playing in my head, and the rhyme and lyrics became more and more enriched. Eventually it became a complete song.”

Part of the lyrics go like this:

“My heart is very sober
Therefore, greed, fear, and pain have no place in it
I began to feel tranquil
because the truth is in my mind
It is unshakable
I then knew where I was
Zhen is truthfulness
Shan is compassion
Ren is forbearance
Finer and clearer
Every word is deeply reflected”

A German used a lyric written in German to express his mental state. This is no different from Chinese Dafa practitioners using Chinese to express their state of mind. Falun Dafa has helped practitioners became more and more peaceful and more and more harmonized with the characteristics of the universe, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

In fact, many people from different countries around the world can find true happiness in Falun Dafa. Although the Falun Dafa teachings were originally written in Chinese, the power of the truth can never be limited by language.

Posting date: 2/22/2012
Category: Becoming a Better Person
Chinese version available at真福-超越语种制约,缘归佛法真理-252551.html


One Response to True Good Fortune: There Is No Language Barrier to Learning the Essence of the Buddha Fa

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