An Extraordinary Life During This Special Period - the Story of An Elderly Practitioner
(Clearwisdom.net) I am an elderly Dafa practitioner. My story is ordinary but also extraordinary. It's ordinary because what I experienced is what millions of practitioners have experienced. It's extraordinary because I have never had such an experience in my life, and the lives before, and those who don't cultivate will never have a chance to experience it.
Miraculously Getting Cured
I attained the Fa in August 1995, I used to have many diseases, such as haemturia [the presence of blood in the urine] for many years, lack of blood supplement in my heart, blood vessel sclerosis in my brain and especially insomnia that made me suffer a lot. For years, I visited many hospitals and took so many medicines. However, not only the old diseases didn't go away but also new diseases came. I was allergic to all the medicines. One time during the injection treatment, my reaction to the medicine was so strong that I almost lost consciousness. All my family members were worried about me since I couldn't handle any treatments at all. They encouraged me to visit my son in Australia for temporary relief. Therefore I forced myself to come to Australia.
On the third day in Australia, I started to decline in health. I couldn't fall asleep for 13 consecutive days. No doctor or medicine could help me. I couldn't bear it and wanted to go back to China as soon as possible. My son suggested that I learn Falun Gong but I didn't want to do so. I urged him to get some pills to help me calm down so that I could at least have some sleep.
At that time, my roommate Xiao Li from Shandong Province was practicing Falun Gong. She introduced the Dafa books to me twice and I politely refused. One night, she suggested that she teach me the exercises. I said, "Ok. It's good to have a little physical exercise." I learned the first three movements of the first exercise, "Buddha showing the thousand hands." A miracle occurred. That night, I slept all the way to the next day. My son wrote in a letter to our family in China, "Mom has gone to see the doctor and taken pills but there were no effects at all. However, Mom just learned a few movements of the Falun Gong exercises. It's unbelievable. The effects were immediately shown on the same day. Although Mom hasn't got all the key points of the exercises, her health has improved dramatically and steadily. Now she can sleep and eat normally..." My whole family felt happy for me. During my cultivation, under the orderly arrangements of Master, I have been cleansed many times. Each time, it was so wonderful. A person like me who was a chronic invalid became a healthy person. During my year in Australia, I became so healthy and strong. All my diseases were gone. I even could take care of my grandson. Teacher's words "One practices, the whole family benefits" are true. The mighty compassion of Master makes my tears run down and the mighty power of Dafa is deeply venerated in me.
Walking along the Path of Fa-rectification
In July 1999, I returned to China. Before I met any other practitioners, the persecution of Falun Gong had started. I had no other option but to stay at home to study the Fa and to practice by myself. At that time, the propaganda to slander Falun Gong came down as if the sky was blotted out and the earth was covered up. My family members were scared and all my relatives and friends came to persuade me not to practice. The family forced me to watch TV. When I saw the deceptive programs and fake lies one after another on the TV, I felt so bad that my body shook. I sat cross-legged in front of the TV and couldn't help crying. Facing the persecution of Dafa and the slander to Master, I felt so useless and grieved. Without keeping up with studying the Fa and practicing the exercises, I would not have been able to cultivate in this life at all under such pressure. While studying the Fa and practicing the exercises, I realized more and more the might of the Fa. On the road of cultivation, I climbed up step by step and pushed through against the pressures coming from family and society.
One year later, I finally found other fellow practitioners and joined the Fa-rectification. One day, about twenty of us were studying the Fa and discussing about going to Beijing to appeal. The local police came and arrested more than a dozen of us. I was detained as well. My home was searched and my Dafa books were taken away. Since then, my home has no more peace. The police would come to harass us once every couple of days.
In November 2000, nine of us decided to go to Beijing to say a just word for Dafa. I left without notifying my family. In order not to be caught, we rented a van that was in poor condition and took a detour through mountain roads. I started to vomit once I got in the van. However, my mind was on the Fa-rectification and it didn't feel hard for me to handle it. Finally we arrived in Beijing after many detours. Nine of us came to Tiananmen Square. We opened a banner that said, "Falun Dafa is good" and called out "Clear our Master's name." Not long after that, policemen rushed in to seize us. The banner in my hand was grabbed away. But they didn't try to arrest me and rushed to catch several other younger practitioners behind me. We were apart. Seven practitioners were arrested. One practitioner and myself got away.
At the end of 2000, I led several elderly practitioners to Beijing again to appeal. We arrived at Tiananmen Square. Many practitioners from around the country called out on Tiananmen Square with different voices, "Falun Dafa is good!" and "Clear my Master's name!" The sounds rang out one after another. The banners displaying "Falun Dafa is good!" or "Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa" appeared one after another although the policemen kept pulling them down. Dafa practitioners were arrested and beaten. A practitioner being held in a police car threw truth-clarifying materials out of the car. The materials flew around above Tiananmen Square. At that time, the policemen rushed toward us. I quickly pulled out a banner and called out, "Falun Dafa is good!" The tourists came around. A policeman grabbed me and handed me to a plainclothes policeman. Not long, the police van came and we were pulled onto the van. The van was already full with people. A policeman was dragging a young man's hair forcefully and the young man suffered so much that his face changed color. All the practitioners in the van called out simultaneously, "No beating!" I was sitting just beside a policeman. I called out as well. Suddenly the policeman turned around to grab my neck. All the people in the van called out "Stop the beating!" Finally he released me.
We were sent to an open field surrounded by high buildings on three sides. There were many practitioners already there. We stood there with the women on one side and the men on the other side. We kept calling out, "Falun Dafa is good!" and "Clear our Master's name!" A huge banner was opened and many practitioners were holding it. Many others held small banners. The policemen tried to grab the banners. As soon as one was taken away, more were brought out. This scene lasted a long time. Finally the policemen gave up and left us alone. There were so many practitioners in the limited space that there was only enough space to stand. Some had to stand against the walls. Practitioners started to post up the truth-clarifying materials. The policemen tried to remove them but somehow couldn't. Suddenly the sounds of beating by the policemen came. Even the practitioners being held in the lower levels of the high buildings saw the beatings through the windows. The practitioners from the outside and inside called out together, "Suffocate the evil, stop the beating!" The sounds were so loud that they shook the sky and shocked the evil people.
In the afternoon, we were sent to different local police stations as groups. During the interrogation, the police couldn't respond to my questioning and had to use an excuse that he was just doing what he was told to do. In the end, he became very angry. He pulled my hair forcefully and tortured me by making me squat down and stand still. Eventually he had to give up the interrogation. At midnight, we were taken to the suburb of Beijing and then to a train station. We were put on a randomly selected train going away from Beijing. The winter nights in Beijing are extremely cold to those of us who grew up in southern China. There was no heating in the train as well. We spent a night in the freezing temperature and in hunger because we hadn't eaten any food for over 40 hours. I finally got home after several detours.
Special Period, Extraordinary Life
Jiang's regime has utilized the most vicious means in history to slander Dafa and spread lies that have poisoned hundreds of millions of Chinese people. It is not easy to clarify the truth to Chinese people under such a White Terror. I often hid the truth-clarifying materials in front of my chest in the morning or evening and distributed them. Sometimes, I walked to the suburb and got lost. I walked so long that I got blisters on my feet.
During this period of time, the families of Dafa practitioners were worried and scared. My husband was also worried about my safety. He often accompanied me to go out. Often, while he walked in front, I followed him behind and put the truth-clarifying materials in the baskets of the bicycles along the roads. One time, I was detained. I called him with someone's phone and asked him to take care of my stuff. He hid all the truth-clarifying materials so well that the police couldn't find them when searching my home. That avoided possible losses. My family has known some principles of the Fa since they often heard about the truth from me.
During these hard times, I often cried in my heart when hearing about the fellow practitioners who were arrested. However, whenever thinking of what Master has undertaken for us and what countless hardships Master has suffered for saving sentient beings, I feel it's such an honor to become a Fa-rectification disciple. No hardships or tribulations can stop us along the road of Fa-rectification. It's so encouraging to see Dafa spread widely in the world. The progress of Fa-rectification has advanced very fast. As Dafa disciples, we are so confident because we cultivate Dafa and follow Master. We welcome the time when the Fa-rectification manifests in the human world.
March 26, 2003