The Experiences of Two Senior Practitioners
Ms. Qi is an elderly lady who started to practice Falun Gong in the winter of 1995. At first her family was against Dafa, and she encountered many difficulties. After the persecution started, Ms. Qi was reported to the local police while she was distributing brochures that explained the truth about Falun Gong. The police extorted 2,000 yuan from her. As a result, her son didn't want her to continue practicing Falun Gong and started to have more and more conflicts with her. Her two grandsons burned all of her Dafa books when she was not at home.
Although her family put pressure on her, Ms. Qi was determined in her belief in Dafa and Teacher. She always looked inward to improve her xinxing, studied the Fa diligently, and never stopped clarifying the truth to her family members.
Due to her continued efforts, her family situation improved greatly. Her entire family benefited from her practice, and they experienced the power of Dafa. The following are a few examples.
First, with her patient teaching, her two grandsons realized that they had done a terrible thing by destroying the Dafa books. Both of them posted declarations on the Internet denouncing their past acts and announcing their intention to quit the Young Pioneers, an organization affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Both of them ended up going to very good schools. One was admitted to a prestigious university, and the other one entered a model high school.
Second, Ms. Qi's husband, who is in his 80s, broke his leg last year. His operation was scheduled for right before the Spring Festival. His family was worried that the medical personnel that attended him might be distracted by holiday preparations and that his operation might not be successful. Ms. Qi told them not to worry and asked them to recite "Falun Dafa is good." As a result, her husband's operation went smoothly, and he had a speedy recovery. He started to accept Dafa thereafter.
Thirdly, Ms. Qi's second son went to interview with a big company and was hired. His monthly salary is 5,000 yuan, more than double what he expected.
Unexpected good things continued to happen. Ms. Qi's family members realized that they all benefited from Dafa's compassion and power. Everyone withdrew from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Now they all support Ms. Qi's studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. Ms. Qi understood that magnificent Teacher and Dafa created steadfast practitioners. If practitioners can truly have righteous thoughts and actions, improve themselves based on the Fa and assimilate to the Fa, Dafa's miraculous power will manifest. Dafa can do anything for practitioners.
Ms. Jia is in her 70s. She is short and energetic. Before she obtained the Fa in 1995, she appeared very old and weak. She was very short, had a protruding chest bone, a hunched back, and curved legs. Her complexion was so dark that it looked as if a black veil covered her face. She was also illiterate. After she began to cultivate, she was determined to continue her practice. She has been very strict with herself, strives to be a qualified Dafa practitioner, and takes the Fa as Teacher. Gradually, her legs straightened, her protruding chest bone shrank, and the hump on her back disappeared. Her height increased two centimeters (about 0.79 inch) and her dark complexion was replaced with healthy color. Dafa changed her fate.
One day while she was on her way home after distributing truth-clarification materials, a fast moving car knocked her down. Her head hit stone steps, and she passed out immediately. The car ran over her, backed up, and hit her again. All the bystanders thought that she must be dead.
Shortly afterwards, she came to and found her blood all over the place. Her son came and wanted to take her to the hospital. She said, "Don't worry. Let me go home and rest. I'll be fine in a few days." After she was carried home, she stayed in bed for several days. One of her shoulder blades was broken, causing excruciating pain. But she endured it and recited Teacher's lectures in her mind. Several days later, she could stand up, so she went outside and resumed distributing truth-clarification materials.
Her neighbors, friends, and family were amazed by what happened to her. She didn't take any medicine, and she was not put in a cast, yet she recovered very quickly. Dafa saved her life again. She said that without Teacher's protection, she would not have survived.
She is quite optimistic and always maintains her righteous thoughts and belief. She encountered this huge tribulation, but it left no marks on her. Ms. Jia continues to strive forward on the path to godhood.