A Miracle--An Illiterate 73-Year-Old Practitioner Reads Zhuan Falun
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a 73-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner in China. I frequented hospitals due to various diseases before I practiced Falun Dafa. I tried Chinese medicine and Western medicine, and even tried fortune telling and a variety of qigong practices in an effort to cure my physical illnesses but nothing really helped. However, I was fortunate to learn about Falun Dafa in 1997.
A fellow practitioner gave me the book Zhuan Falun in 1997 but I didn't know how to read. I became anxious when I saw other practitioners reading the book. Then they told me that I could listen to the audiotapes. I was always very worried when we had group Fa study in the evening because I couldn't tell which page or paragraph they were reading. A fellow practitioner learned about the difficulty I faced so he sat with me to guide me from character to character as the group read. I felt that my cultivation level must be lower than other practitioners since I was not an educated person, but fellow practitioners told me that Teacher didn't care about one's education level and that one's cultivation level was entirely dependent on the level of his or her xinxing. The higher our xinxing is, the higher our energy is. I listened to Teacher's audiotape explaining the Fa. It strengthened my desire to cultivate and I often wished that I could read Zhuan Falun on my own.
One day in a dream, I heard someone tell me, "Read Zhuan Falun." I said that I didn't know how to read but the voice got louder and louder telling me, "Read Zhuan Falun" and then the voice went on to lead the reading. In my dream, I felt tired and didn't have a good rest. I told a fellow practitioner about the dream the next day during the Fa study and the practitioner replied, "Wasn't that Teacher's voice in your dream?" I immediately realized that it was indeed Teacher who was reading with me and who was cleansing my physical body. This really helped to strengthen my determination to cultivate the Fa. Gradually, I was able to read on my own and fellow practitioners and my little grandson would help me when I had difficulty. I still forgot the characters sometimes, but Teacher helped me to remember them. Now I can read the book from front to back.
Jiang and his gang began persecuting Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999. The group study environment was destroyed and each of us could only study alone at home. Due to my low level of education, I lagged behind in Fa study and in doing the three things well that Teacher has asked us to do. Now, I can study the Fa with fellow practitioners again and my physical condition has improved accordingly. I realized that time is limited. In the Fa-rectification period, I must not dwell in the ordinary comfortable life. Instead, I must work hard to do the three things well, save more sentient beings and live up to Teacher's expectations. I must cherish the opportunity to make things right and follow closely the progress of Fa-rectification.