An Older Lady's Perspective on Falun Gong
(Clearwisdom.net) My surname is Wang. At the age of 81, I am alone and without children. I live in a small town. My husband used to be a soldier in the Red Army and served the CCP. When my husband died in 1987, I earned only 22 yuan per month. After handing in 12 yuan for rent, I only had 10 yuan remaining and lived on this monthly income for nearly three years.
Because of the financial difficulties, I had to pick up firewood wherever I could. Eventually I decided I wanted to live a better life, so in 1992 I started to cultivate as a Buddhist in a temple on Wufeng Hill. One day, heavy snow sealed a mountain pass. The amount of ice on the roof was considerable and could not be shaken off. I stayed in the damaged temple, which leaked, for nearly three months. I suffered a lot from cold and hunger. Mice ate the food that was sent to the temple. Rain and snow leaked in. My quilt was wet. Since I was so lucky to have a picul (approximately 133 pounds) of coal, I did not die of the cold. However, I was old and not so healthy, so I left the temple and returned to my hometown. Those who saw me said that I looked 20 years older.
After returning from Wufeng Hill, I continued to cultivate in Buddhism. However, people intrigued against each other in the temple and were jealous of each other. I did not want to go back and decided to cultivate by myself at home for eight years.
In 2001, I was given a hand-written copy of Zhuan Falun Volume II to read. I thought it was good, and I decided to cultivate in Falun Dafa. I became healthier quickly. My skin turned rosy. Black hair replaced my white hair. When old friends saw me, they said that I looked healthier and was a different person. I could walk swiftly and went many places. I was feeling younger and more energetic.
After 2001, when I began to practice Falun Dafa, I did not go to the temple any more. I returned the cultivation literature to the temple as well. A few people assumed that I was practicing Falun Gong. Although I clarified the truth secretly, I dared not admit that I was a practitioner because I was supported by a pension from the government. This was an obstacle for me.
Some people who supported the CCP assumed that I was practicing Falun Gong and scolded me, "The CCP supports you and provides your accommodations, yet you are against the CCP." They even reported me to the police because the CCP had a policy that Falun Gong practitioners could not receive welfare. I was old and faltering. Although I could not do truth clarification, I understood that it was what I should do. The CCP did not treat me very well. My husband fought for the CCP, which resulted in his being disabled. Instead of asking for special treatment from the CCP, he became a regular worker. After his death, I could not afford a house because the CCP did not arrange employment for me. The CCP only gave me 22 yuan and subtracted 12 yuan for rentals. I could only pick up firewood and leaves and set up a fire to cook. It cost me 10 yuan to buy rice. I could only cook porridge. As a result, I was so hungry that I looked ill.
I do not clarify the truth to benefit myself. I find it ridiculous that the CCP promotes slogans such as "Service for the people" and "Let the people decide." They use propaganda such as "great, bright, righteous" to deceive people and suppress them. They never think of anyone but themselves. I'll never be able to understand why the CCP has persecuted kind Falun Dafa practitioners who believe in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." We have not done anything wrong.
After watching the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, I understood things a lot better. The CCP provoked people to do violence and commit crimes against each other. I know that the CCP only looks after itself. I am 81 and I am clear about its evil nature from its beginnings till today. My grandparents and uncle were killed by the CCP. My grandfather was somewhat well-off, so the CCP's soldiers repeatedly robbed, kidnapped, and extorted money from them.
After the CCP came into power, I saw them fight with many people. The people were frightened and could not live in peace. The CCP broke apart many families and intervened in people's marital decisions.
Now I am old and without children. When I felt unwell, it was Falun Gong that encouraged me to live on. It was Teacher who looked after me. Sometimes, I fell into a chair, feeling dizzy and unable to stand up. I follow my heart and let nothing else sway me.
Now I am healthy because of practicing Falun Gong, and I feel so grateful towards Teacher. I want to expose the evil Party and tell people the facts.
For those who are following the CCP, how can they rebuke Falun Gong? How can they rebuke those who believe in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" and do a lot of good things? I have seen many things in my lifetime and know clearly who is right and who is wrong.
Please believe an old lady's advice: Remember that Falun Dafa is good. I will persist in my cultivation no matter what.