(Clearwisdom.net) I live in the countryside with my spouse. All my children are grown and live far way. I am 64 years old now. I used to have a bad temper. I did not start to practice until 2006.

When I was in my 40s, I began to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. I took numerous medications including folk medicines, but nothing seemed to work and my condition became worse with each passing year. Due to the side effects of the various medications, my teeth fell out and my toes were always swollen. My feet also became deformed and I had to wear extra-large shoes. My feet pointed outwards when I walked. Because of the constant pain in my leg, I could not sleep well. My fingers were also swollen and the bones in my arms became curved. Finally, I could hardly comb my hair or get dressed. I was in so much pain that I was even thinking of ending my life. At this critical moment, one of my friends--a Dafa practitioner--came to visit me. She asked me to recite, "Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." She also gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun.

At the time, I was not convinced. I thought, "I have taken medication for so many years and it did not work. How can reciting those words help me?" Nevertheless, I followed her advice. After all, it did not cost anything. Every day I sincerely recited those words and read Zhuan Falun. After reading three lectures in the book, miraculously, all the pain disappeared and I could sleep soundly. I had never felt this good!

Right now, I keep studying the Fa and doing the exercises. Under Teacher's compassionate care, I feel as if I am a new person. I no longer need to take any medication since I am no longer ill. I am able to do all sorts of work without any difficulty. Now I walk very fast and even the young people cannot keep up with me. One day when I was riding on a train, someone asked me how old I was. I asked him to guess my age. The people sitting around us said that I was in my 40s. I told them I was already 64 years old. I have truly been changed and Teacher gave me a second life!

I know that it is compassionate Teacher who helped purify my body. It is Teacher who helped me endure so much karma. It is benevolent Teacher who pointed me in the true direction of my life. I will follow Teacher's words and be a genuine Dafa disciple! Before I became a practitioner, I was heading in the wrong direction. I will do my best to keep up with Fa-rectification and save the sentient beings who have a predestined relationship with me.

October 4, 2008