Founder of Falun Dafa

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Book: Our Teacher

In the early 1990’s, Mr. Li Hongzhi (respectfully referred to as “Master” or “Teacher” by His students) embarked on the auspicious goal of imparting the great teachings of Falun Dafa to the world. Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a practice of what the Chinese call “self-cultivation.” Falun Dafa students perform slow-moving, graceful exercises and, more importantly, apply the principles of Truth, Compassion, and Forbearance to their daily lives.

Starting in 1992, Master Li traveled all over China for more than two years, giving over fifty series of lectures on the practice in cities throughout the country. The classes were the most inexpensive of their type in the country, but what students received was priceless–they gained a true cultivation practice that went far beyond the realm of just keeping healthy and fit. Master Li participated in the 1992 and 1993 Oriental Health Expos in Beijing, earning several awards. Students quickly found that during the course of the lecture series, their bodies were being purified, reaching a state of optimum health. This initial benefit led many to seriously look into the practice, accounting for its extremely rapid growth. By 1998, over 100 million people had embraced the practice in China alone. Currently, Falun Dafa is practiced in over 60 countries around the world.

In the course of Master Li’s selfless effort to spread the practice, many could see that He was no ordinary qigong master–He genuinely exemplified the greatness of the practice. Master Li was truly guiding people to higher realms of awareness. Because of this, millions completely regained their health and attained deeper understandings of what it means to be human and how to upgrade themselves to live virtuous and dignified lives, filled with compassion for all. Practitioners nobly facing the unprecedented brutality of persecution in China over the past five years have demonstrated these improvements in character. The greatness of Falun Dafa and its practitioners has been recognized around the world: Master Li Hongzhi and Falun Dafa have received over 1,400 recognitions and awards, and Master Li has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

This book is a compilation of recollections of the early years when Falun Dafa was first taught in China. In these essays, students of the practice recall the lectures, their interactions in various situations with Master Li, and some of their personal experiences with Falun Dafa. All of the narratives in this book are true, personal accounts, and they will serve as a record of that precious period of history–history that is increasingly being recognized for the great impact it is having on the world.



Miracles Left for the Future People

Miracles Left for the Future People (Part 1)
Miracles Left for the Future People (Part 2)

An Account from a Non-Practitioner about Master

By a Falun Dafa practitioner in China


I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. Every time I hear or read stories regarding Master’s great compassion in spreading the Fa and saving sentient beings, I am deeply moved.

Once, I heard a story about Master. It happened in the Autumn of 2004. I went to deliver truth-clarification materials to the owner of a stationary store. Unfortunately, the owner had moved. The new resident was a massage therapist. His wife and baby were also at home. He greeted me and warmly invited me to come in and sit on the sofa.

I began clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa, talking about how Falun Gong was being persecuted. The therapist interrupted me before I finished, “I did not believe what was said on TV because I met your Master in person.”

Then, the therapist began to tell me about how he met Master, “It happened when your Master had just begun spreading Falun Dafa. I went to see a friend at Tieling in Jilin Province. As it happened, my friend had invited your Master to have dinner with him at a restaurant. So I joined them. Your Master is very tall and very polite. He was very modest and amiable when he spoke. He sat there straight and upright, with his hands always in one position. While we ate, my friend mentioned his neighbor, an elderly woman, whose four sons were disrespectful to her. They were very wild and swore incessantly. After the meal, your Master asked my friend to bring the four sons to the restaurant. When the four sons came, your Master gently talked with them at length. The four sons sat there quietly with their heads bowed, listening. Ever since then, the four sons have been respectful to their mother and have become better people.”

I said to the therapist, “Wow, what an incredible predestined relationship you have to have been able to meet our Master in person.” His wife added, “When my husband saw what was broadcast on TV, he immediately said that it was lies. How could such a good person do things like that?”

Although I have never seen Master in person, I feel fortunate to have heard this account about Master. I realize that it was an encouragement to me as well.

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Witnessing Teacher Purify a Practitioner’s Body

By a practitioner from Dalian City


On March 27, 1994, Teacher came to Dalian to give lectures on the Fa (1) for the first time. We saw a woman in her fifties in front of the lecture hall. She had difficulty walking by herself, so her husband carried her on his back into the hall. She sat on a sling chair that they brought to the front row, which drew the attention of many practitioners.

From talking with her, we found that she was a scientific technician. She had had a major operation on her cervical vertebra in 1991, and wasn’t able to return to work until two years later. Soon after she returned to work she caught a cold on a business trip and became seriously ill. She tried various methods but could not cure her illnesses. Later a practitioner who had attended Teacher’s lectures introduced Falun Gong to her and recommended that she read the book Falun Gong. That practitioner also told her that Teacher would come to Dalian to give Fa lectures soon. She read the book and came to understand Falun Gong, so she bought tickets and went to the lecture seminar.

Before the lecture began, Teacher saw her. Teacher asked some practitioners who were helping with the seminar and some staff from the Dalian Qigong Association to persuade her to return the tickets and leave. Her husband went to talk to Teacher. Teacher told her husband that he would not treat anyone’s illnesses. Her husband said, “We are not here to have illnesses healed. We read your book and listened to audiotapes of your lectures two weeks ago. We are here to cultivate.” Teacher said, “This practitioner has good enlightenment quality.” Then Teacher went to meet the woman.

She stood up when Teacher came to her. Teacher asked her to sit down and patted her neck twice and her head twice. Then Teacher purified her shoulder. After that, Teacher asked her to walk. When she walked to the center of the hall, Teacher asked her to stop. Then Teacher purified her legs. After that, Teacher said, “Okay. Try walking again.”

She walked back and forth. Many practitioners stood up and clapped for her.

After the lecture, she felt her legs were very light. She walked out of the hall by herself and went home on the bus. Later, not only could she walk by herself, but she could also go up and down stairs by herself. She no longer needed others to carry her. It was a miracle. Teacher purified this genuine cultivator’s body.

From attending the lectures and through her own experience, she came to realize that Dafa is truly magnificent and supernormal. She decided to diligently and firmly cultivate in Falun Dafa. To thank Teacher for saving her, they made a beautiful banner that read “Falun Gong is a Gem of Science” They presented the banner to Teacher when the lectures concluded.


(1) Fa – Law and principles of Falun Dafa

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My Personal Experience Seeing Teacher in Wuhan in 1993

By a Dafa practitioner in Wuhan, China

( In the spring of 1993, Teacher went to Wuhan City to give lectures in the assembly hall of a central level scientific research department. Because it was his first time teaching Falun Gong in Wuhan, to let more people know about Falun Gong, Teacher brought three disciples from Beijing and spent three days treating diseases for patients. During the three days, more and more patients came day after day. Especially on the third day, they came in an endless stream. Many people were not willing to leave until nightfall. People with various illnesses, especially those with difficult and incurable diseases came from everywhere. After Teacher’s treatment, they all miraculously became well. A lot of people came to realize the mystery of Falun Dafa and Teacher’s great mercy through these events.

This true story is very impressive to me:

An elderly lady was brought to the assembly hall by her spouse and daughter-in-law. She had been paralyzed for five to six years and could not take care of herself. They held her up to Teacher. She leaned against a chair because she could not stand steadily. Teacher just looked at her without moving his hands. A while later, Teacher asked her to stand straight. At first she was afraid, but then teacher encouraged her not to fear, so she quickly straightened her body. Then he asked her to step forward, she was a bit hesitant, but finally took a step with everyone’s encouragement. After that she walked forward with confidence. Afterwards, she was asked to walk up the stairs, but did not dare to take a step. Teacher told her “Go up, no problem.” Then she really walked up the stairs. After the lecture she even walked home on her own. After a while, I walked out the hall and saw her walking around by herself, so I asked her why she did not rest at home. She replied: “I don’t know why, I just want to walk. After I went home, I still felt like I wanted to have a walk. So I walked back and forth at the home, and then ended up walking here. I have not walked like this for several years, I am extremely happy!”

There is another incident that I will never forget:

This particular lecture series was ten days long. Teacher spent more than an hour and a half to explain the Fa every day, then taught us the exercises.

One day after the class started, a man in his 40’s wanted to come in without an attendance card but the staff held him back and explained that he had to have the card to enter the hall. He would not listen to us but instead started to make a scene saying, “I came here to challenge him (Teacher). My master is over 100 years old, but he is so young.” He also said many unpleasant words. Later that day Teacher found out and allowed him to come in. After listening to Teacher’s lecture, he walked away very quietly. He found the staff and said, “I won’t make trouble again. He is the genuine master.” Every time I recall the happy days when I was fortunate to listen to Teacher’s lecture, I always feel deep respect and appreciation towards Teacher. From every single miracle that I personally experienced, I realized Teacher’s great and compassionate salvation, and through them my faith in Teacher and Dafa became more firm.

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“Isn’t He An Immortal?”


It was in 1993, and Master was teaching the Fa in Qiqihar. He was with several students when He saw an elderly lady carrying a little boy about twelve years old.

Master went up to them and asked, “What’s wrong with this child?” The elderly woman answered, “He is paralysed.” Master said, “Put him down.” The woman replied, “He is paralysed.” Master kindly said again, “Put him down, please.” The woman put down the boy.

Master touched him and he stood up. People nearby surrounded them and cheered, “He can stand up! He can stand up!” The elderly lady said excitedly, “Isn’t He an immortal? I’d better thank Him.” When she turned around, Master was already gone.

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Bearing Witness to History:
Teacher Cured a French Child from Thousands of Miles Away

By Falun Gong practitioner Zheng Lai

( On July 5th, 1994, our Teacher, Mr. Li Hongzhi, was in midst of giving a second round of Falun Gong lectures in Dalian City, Liaoning province, when two Frenchmen, looking anxious, requested that they meet with him. They introduced themselves as a father and son from France and said their god specifically asked them to go to China and ask Teacher to cure the younger man’s son. The child was seven or eight years old and had been treated in many hospitals without any success. The child could not speak or move and had to lay down all the time.

Teacher asked about the child’s condition. Since the child was not present, Teacher asked the two Frenchmen to picture child in their minds. Then, Teacher used his hand to simulate the shape of the child and started to treat the child, removing the illness as if he was drawing silk out of a cocoon. After a while, Teacher said the child was cured and asked the Frenchmen to call home to inquire about his condition.

The hotel where Teacher stayed was not a luxury hotel and did not have international long distance telephone service, so the two Frenchmen returned to their own hotel and called home immediately. The younger man’s wife told him that she wished he had called earlier because a miracle happened in their home. She told him that a cloud of golden light appeared in their home, and the child suddenly could move and speak. The child asked, “What happened, mom?” The child was cured — what a miracle!

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An Amazing Story About Our Teacher in Tianjin City

( When our Teacher was teaching Falun Dafa in Tianjin City, one practitioner’s mother, who was over 70 years old, had been suffering from a slipped disc in her back for many years. She couldn’t keep her back straight, had difficulty walking, and was nearly paralyzed. This practitioner called Teacher and told him about her mother’s illness. Over the phone, Teacher told her to hold her mother up, let her mother stand on the floor, and then slightly bend her body forward. Her mother looked perplexed, thinking about how she had not been able to bend forward for many years, so how could she do it now? Teacher kindly encouraged her to bend forward slowly and told her that she could bend her back. The old lady finally plucked up the courage and miraculously bent forward. After bending and straightening several times, her back didn’t hurt anymore. She could bend her back at will. Teacher had healed a serious health condition that had begun dozens of years before in a few minutes.

The old lady and I lived in the same complex. Then, when I obtained the Fa, the lady told me, “See! My back is completely healed. Falun Gong is indeed miraculous!”

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Child Is Cured with a Touch from Master’s Hand (Photos)

By a Falun Dafa Practitioner in China

( Upon hearing that Master Li would leave Dalian on December 31, 1994, some Falun Dafa practitioners went to the Dalian Airport with flowers in their hands to send Master Li off. One of the practitioners went to wait for Master Li with her seven or eight year old, mentally disabled son in the waiting room.

The boy’s mother had painted a red dot on the boy’s forehead to show happiness. When Master Li saw the boy, he gently touched the boy’s head. The child’s foolish grin stopped right away, and the expression of his eyes returned to normal. Ever since that moment, he has been a normal child. The red dot on his forehead miraculously turned white. Many Falun Dafa practitioners witnessed how Master compassionately corrected the little boy’s condition. A practitioner took these two precious pictures below.

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Miraculous Things I Have Seen When I Was With Master


1. Prolonging a life for two years

In November 1992, Master came to Guan County to lecture. At that time, my husband was very weak. One day I invited Master to have dinner at our home. After dinner, Master sat on the sofa of the inner room. I walked up and asked Master, “How long will my husband live?” Master said, “I cannot say.” Master whispered a few words to a disciple who was accompanying him at the time, and then the disciple told me, “His remaining days will not be long, and will be over very soon.” At that moment, I poured out my difficulties and requested Master to prolong his lifetime. Master said, “I can leave him on earth; however, if when he should go he doesn’t go, he will make a mistake.”

On November 23, Master left for Beijing and I saw Him off. When we went to Liaocheng District, we six took pictures. At that time, Master called my husband’s name, and the disciple told me, “This time your husband has been saved. Master has prolonged his lifetime for two years.”

My husband died of illness on December 29, 1994. Master prolonged his life span by almost exactly two years. At 2:00 a.m. on December 28, my husband spoke to me suddenly, “This is all because of you. Why am I all tied up?” It appears that in some other dimension, he was tied up and being punished for a crime he committed.

2. Cleaning up the environment and placing a shield over my house

In 1992, Master came to my house. The first thing He did was circle the perimeter of the courtyard. Then He waved his hand and said to me, “From now on you should do the exercises diligently. There will be no more interference. I have cleaned everything up in other dimensions and there is a dragon above and a divine land underneath. I have also placed a shield above the entire courtyard so bad things cannot enter.

In 1993, a man who had practiced another qigong met me and said, “It is so difficult to enter your door. I tried three times but failed. Finally, I had the idea to lower my head and raise my two hands and then I was able to come in.” From this case I could understand Master’s enormous power and Falun Gong’s supernatural effects.

When Master came to my home for the second time, he cleaned up my house once more. I appreciate Master very much.

3. Memorable Teachings

On April 26, 1994, Master held the seventh Fa-lecture series. Twenty-six people in Guan County attended. A practitioner in Jinan City helped us buy the train tickets. When he bought the tickets, he showed the ticket agent an advanced study certificate and was able to buy twenty-six tickets at half price.

When we got the tickets, we found the tickets were purchased at half price. Before getting on the train I wanted to go to the ticket office to pay the rest of the money. Some practitioners did not agree with me, and said, “When they come to check we will pay.” So I did not pay the rest of the money, which was a result of my human notions. We had our tickets checked over at the Jinan Railway Station, and three of us paid sixty yuan.

We met with a special situation in Tianjin City and needed to transfer to another train. Each of us paid sixty yuan. When I got off the train in Changchun City, my ticket was checked again. They asked me how many other people were together with us. The practitioners, who had already come out of the station, asked me not to speak out. Under these circumstances, I felt very impatient. We nine people should pay four hundred and fifty yuan. I asked the personnel of the station, “It cost only fifty yuan from Jinan City to Changchun City, why should we pay another fifty yuan?” He replied, “This is the stipulation, including the penalty.”

When we arrived at the auditorium Master had already started the lecture. Master said, “Isn’t it dishonest behavior to accept special treatment when you should not? Was this how I have taught you to behave?” At that time we felt very ashamed. After finishing the lecture, we returned to the hotel. I said, “Whoever got checked on the train lost money. I got checked three times and got rebuked on top of it.” All of us thought that we were in it together and should pay the balance of the owed money. After calculating the cost, we were surprised to find out that the fines that some of us paid plus our original payment added up to what the original price should have been. This time we all understood that Master was watching over us at all times on our cultivation paths. If we go awry Master would give us a lesson in time.

During the lecture, I really felt that I could not face Master. In addition, I felt ashamed after hearing Master’s teachings, and it will remain in my heart forever.

4. Master helped rescue my daughter’s preexisting teacher

In November 1992, Master finished his lectures in Guan County. On November 23, Master was going to Beijing. At night on November 22, my daughter and I went to where Master was staying to say goodbye. At that time, a lot of practitioners went. Master asked my daughter to wash apples for everyone. My daughter did what she was asked to do and kept silent. After returning home I complained that she was so ignorant. My daughter cried and said suddenly, “He is not my teacher. My teacher was pushed down to the bottom of an iceberg. He made mistakes in heaven. He has been pushed down for eighteen years, since I am eighteen years old.” When I heard her words, which didn’t seem to make any sense, I thought something was wrong with her mind.

The next day when I saw Master off from Liaocheng District, Master asked me why I did not bring my daughter with me. I told Master what happened yesterday. Master said, “You did not talk about this earlier. If you told me I would have solved the problem for her earlier.” When our car arrived at Pingyin Bridge, the traffic was blocking us. Master got out of the car and did a gesture towards the east, and then returned and said, “Your daughter is a Tao, and her teacher is not under the iceberg, but in limbo. I have saved him. You can ask her when you return home, and she should know it.” It was just noon.

When I got in the car I closed my eyes and entered meditation. At this time, I saw a person with his hair pulled up, dressed in a bronze-colored Taoist gown, and with a body filled with repeated black and white yin yang symbols. He sat in the lotus position facing towards the west, and there was a horsetail whisk on his arm. After finishing the meditation, I said to Master, “A high-level person from the Lingyan Temple is coming to meet us. I saw a man sitting in his car who is the same as the person I have seen in meditation.” Master said, “That person is not from the Lingyan Temple. He is your daughter’s teacher. He was dressed in a Taoist gown.”

After I returned home, I asked my daughter, “What did you feel at noon when I left for Jinan City?” She said, “At noon, after I finished cooking, I went to the yard and saw the clothing you washed was drying. I was so glad. I have a good mother and I am so lucky.” I know the reason that brought her happiness. It was because Master rescued her previous teacher from limbo that she was so happy.

The above is what I have experienced and seen in person. Because so many miraculous things happened around me, I believed in Master and Dafa more, and my will for cultivation has never wavered. I have written down these incidents in hopes that those practitioners who have not caught up with Fa-rectification can hurry up and do the three things well, so that finally we can follow our Master to return home and reach Consummation.

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A Miraculous Occurrence While Master was Lecturing in Beijing

By a practitioner from Beijing


From 1992 to 1994, when Master was giving lectures and spreading Falun Gong in Beijing, I was one of the staff in Beijing working for the lectures. Since I was a driver before, I was fortunate to become the driver for Master. At that time, since Master was already well-known in Beijing after holding lectures there in person and also after the two health expositions, almost everyone knew that in Beijing there was a Master Li. I felt so happy and blessed to be able to drive for Master.

Master is very tall and strong, and he is very affable and amiable. When Master was giving the lectures in Beijing, since there were many things that he needed to deal with, in order to save time he usually ate a simple meal of noodles, instant noodles, and rice noodles, and he stayed in ordinary apartments. When he went out, he usually walked. It was only when he was giving lectures and needed to be quick or when he traveled far out of town that he would use the car. Master healed people’s illnesses. It did not matter if there were many people or few people, their illnesses departed at a touch of Master’s hand. Sometimes there were thousands of people in the same place, and when Master gave the word, everyone would stamp their feet on the floor and most of their illnesses would disappear right away. When they stepped out of the door of the lecture hall, they felt very light. Over a few years, Master performed numerous miracles in the big city of Beijing, highly praised by the people and with a story on everybody’s lips.

Here I only want to share one of the many miracles that I experienced myself.

Once I drove Master to a place for a lecture. Since it was pretty far, in order to get there on time, Master and I left early. Unexpectedly on our way, we were caught in a traffic jam in the downtown area, and it was really troublesome. There were many different kinds of cars in Beijing and whenever there was a traffic jam, within several minutes there would always be a long line of cars jammed up. It was almost time for Master’s lecture, so I was burning with impatience.

Looking at me being so impatient, Master told me peacefully: “Please step out of the car and have a look.” I immediately left the car and went over to the roadside: Wow, there was a one-to-two mile line-up of all kinds of cars. We didn’t know how long we would have to wait until the jam would be cleared. It seemed impossible to reach the lecture place on time, so I ran quickly to report to Master: “Master, we can hardly move, because there is a long line of traffic.” At this moment, I heard Master whispering to me: “Get in the car. Get in the car.” I looked to where Master’s voice came from, and within a very short time I discovered that I, together with the car, had been brought to the outside gate of the lecture place. Master was smiling at me and gesturing to me to go upstairs to listen to the lectures.

Suddenly I enlightened to the principle that Master mentioned in “Martial Arts Qigong” in Zhuan Falun, “…and then there’s the levitation abilities, where people can move about high up in the air, and some people can even vanish into other dimensions.” Master had moved me together with the car. At that moment, I felt a very warm current coming over my body, and I felt from the depth of my heart that our Master is so great and our Falun Dafa is so great. This story sounds unbelievable, but I experienced it in person.

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2 Responses to Founder of Falun Dafa

  1. Abiy Desta says:

    I’m a practitioner from Addis Ababa ,Ethiopia. Me and my friend have one book ( Zhuan Falun ) on hard copy we share. Pls let me know if anyone could send us Zhuan Falun ( the small one). Pls confirm at the following email address then I will give you, of my friend.

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