The Buddha Light Illuminates My Entire Family
(Clearwisdom.net) I had been sick since childhood. Being over 50 years old, I feel very blessed to have obtained Dafa in 1996. From that day forward, my life has been full of hope.
My father was also very old and sick. One day, I offered him a copy of Zhuan Falun and played the lecture tapes for him. A few days later a miracle happened. Suddenly, he was able to go shopping by himself. His temper, which had previously been very easily provoked, had also calmed down quite noticeably. Yet when Jiang ordered the evil persecution of Falun Dafa in July 1999, my father became afraid and handed in his Dafa books, deciding not to practice any more. As a result, over the next few days, his health returned to the state it had been prior to his cultivation. He had loose bowels, heavy breathing and he often fainted. No injections or medicine helped his condition. I felt that my father's suffering was pitiful and told him, "You have no other way to go except to practice Dafa! Can the Party take responsibility for your life?" My father felt very regretful, and expressed his determination to practice Dafa again. I acquired another copy of Zhuan Falun and he received it by offering the heshi greeting. (a traditional greeting whereby both hands are pressed together at the chest) Before long, his illnesses completely disappeared. Now he practices the meditation exercise every morning and evening for one hour, and participates in sending righteous thoughts at regular times. I met with him a few days ago and he told me, "My life would have been over if I didn't practice Falun Dafa."
My whole family, including my husband, my son, and my sisters, are all Dafa practitioners. We have all benefited tremendously from Falun Dafa. Due to of our determination to continue practicing Falun Dafa and our refusal to give up our cultivation, we have withstood a lot of pressure under the persecution of Jiang's tyrannical regime. We have faced exorbitant fines, vicious threats, being forced to regularly report our whereabouts, being kidnapped to attend brainwashing class, and illegal detention. Government officials have searched our homes, tapped our phones and arrested us without warrant. We have been deprived of our basic human rights.
My husband refused to sign government guarantees renouncing his practice of Dafa. To avoid his otherwise inevitable arrest, he chose to leave home and resist the evil persecution. I myself was illegally detained for one month after a criminal on the street "reported" me to the police authorities. During my illegal detention, in the heat of summer, I was not allowed to bathe for over 20 days. In the brainwashing class, evil guards divided themselves into two shifts and monitored us 24 hours a day. They used foul language and beat me up regularly. The police chief himself insulted me with the filthiest words. I was detained with a 65 year-old lady. Together we recited Teacher's articles and passages from Zhuan Falun. We broke through tribulations one by one with our determined belief in Dafa. Later, the elderly woman walked out of prison after ten days on hunger strike.
While I was persistent in my cultivation, a breeze blew on me constantly and I didn't feel hot at all, even in the middle of the summer. Later, however, when my children came to visit, my attachment of sentimentality was aroused. Finally I gave in and wrote a pledge to renounce my practice of Falun Dafa, gaining my release and return to my children. I later wrote a solemn statement to declare that my words against Dafa were not the true expression from my heart, but the evil still took advantage of me because I didn't understand the Fa from the perspective of the Fa. I would cry each time I thought about my serious mistake, and a voice kept coming to me, saying, "Your Teacher has expelled you." I became despondent in my cultivation and my health deteriorated to a state worse than ever.
One day I had a traffic accident, and I was suddenly awakened. A man in his thirties drove a motorcycle at high speed right into my bicycle as I was riding downtown. My body was thrown heavily toward the ground, but right before I was about to hit, my entire body was caught in a big hand, softening my fall. I immediately realized, "I am a practitioner." My waist felt very sore, but I still refused when the driver offered to take me to the hospital, and I didn't ask for a single penny as compensation. Instead I called a taxi to take me home. When I arrived home, I lay down on the bed and began to assess my condition. The pain was only enough to make me sweat. If Teacher hadn't saved me, I can't imagine how serious the injury might have been. Meanwhile I was clear that this accident had killed a "me" that was made up of karma. I knew without a doubt that Teacher was still taking care of me, and I felt grateful from the bottom of my heart for His enormous compassion and benevolence. As I lay there I performed "heshi" with my two hands pressed together, to thank Teacher for giving me a new life.
I will cherish this chance sincerely, double my efforts to catch up with the current of Fa-rectification, study the Fa well, send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the truth thoroughly.
On May 25, 2002