Why Do I Persist in Practicing Falun Gong?
(Clearwisdom.net) My name is Qu Wenting. I am 52 years old. I'm a peasant. I never went to school. I'm from Dongchengfang Town, Zhuozhou, Hebei Province. Dafa practitioner Liu Jizhi and Han Yuzhi were raped not too long ago by the Hebei police. I'm from the same village as Liu Jizhi and Han Yuzhi. I was also detained in the police station at that time. I was one of the witnesses as well. Due to the persecution, I'm not able to go back home now.
Our Master teaches us to follow the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." Why isn't the Jiang regime allowing us to practice Falun Gong? On November 24, 2005, Song Xiaobin and others worked with the Dongchengfang Police Station to arrest us and fine us. They did this without any instructions from the higher authorities. But what I don't understand is that after Liu Jizhi and Han Yuzhi were raped and the scandal of the police station got exposed, why didn't any higher-ups bring He Xuejian and the evil people to justice? Instead they spent ten thousand yuan to arrest us! Good and evil will be returned accordingly. This is a heavenly principle. I hope everyone can understand what Falun Gong truly is and no longer commit crimes in persecuting Falun Gong.
Today, I want to share some of my own experiences since I started practicing. We practice Falun Dafa and believe in the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." There is nothing wrong with this. This is my clear understanding.
Before I took up cultivation practice, I suffered from many diseases, especially angina pectoris and protruding lumbar vertebra. Six months before I obtained Dafa, I was paralyzed. We had to spend more than 1,000 yuan on medical expenses every month. Almost every penny my husband earned was spent on my medicines. I wasn't healthy and had a bad temper too. There were conflicts in our family all the time. I felt that life was meaningless. Due to both physical and mental suffering, I tried to commit suicide several times. When I suffered so much, every minute I was thinking about committing suicide. I told my husband, "Let me die." My husband begged me, "You can't die. The kids need to have a mother." So I was living a miserable life.
One day, my husband met Dafa practitioner Liu Jizhi. Liu Jizhi told my husband, "Let her join us in the exercise class. It's free." My husband said, "She can't even move." But she said, "No problem." My husband told me about it. I immediately wanted to go. Two days later, I made up my mind and went to the practice site. I felt great. There is a little story to share here. When I got there and wanted to listen to Master's lectures, the tape recorder didn't play. It turned out that there was a practitioner who was late. The moment that practitioner came, the tape recorder started playing. Master said something about the student who came late today should come earlier in the future; otherwise he will affect other students listening to the lecture. I never heard of this sentence when I listened to Master's lectures later. Much later, I realized that when I first started listening to Master's lectures, I already experienced miracles.
Master gave me a second life. Dafa has given me a new life. Before I listened to the Fa that time, I had already decided to have an operation in Beijing. The required deposit was 6000 yuan. However, a little over a month after I listened to Master's Fa, I was able to walk and become healthier. I could also start doing some housework. My children also said that I no longer had a bad temper. My family was in harmony.
Not too long after I obtained Dafa in February of 1999, I got the book Zhuan Falun. I treated it as my treasure. I didn't know any words and had never gone to school. I wasn't even able to write my own name. I couldn't read Master's books. Later, I heard that there was an older lady of over 60 years old who never went to school either, but because she firmly believed in Dafa, she was able to read the book by herself. I thought to myself, "She is over 60 years old and is able to read the book. I can do it too!" But just then, the persecution of Falun Gong started. Since early 2000, I tried to learn the words and started reading Zhuan Falun.
But I didn't have a good memory. I was having a hard time remembering the words. So I cried, holding Zhuan Falun to my heart. Later, a miracle happened. When I opened the book again, I was able to recognize all the words that my daughter and son had taught me. I was so excited. Later, my son tried to test me and sure enough, I was able to remember all the words I had learned.
Just like that, I was able to read more and more words each day. The words I learned in one place, I was also able to recognize in other places. I was able to read more and more every day. From ten to twenty words, I learned more and more. During the first year, I was almost done with the entire book. There were still some new words. During the second year, I read Zhuan Falun three times and there were no more new words left. Now, I can read Zhuan Falun from the very beginning to the very end. I read one chapter a day.
During the process of learning new words, I deeply felt that it was Master who was leading me to move forward. It is Dafa that gives me wisdom and strength. Dafa is so wonderful. I've also experienced other miracles of Dafa on my cultivation path, but this is all I'll say for now.