(Clearwisdom.net) Aunt Li (aunt is a respectful term for an older Chinese woman) will be 67 years old this year. She is an ordinary woman from the city of Changsha. She is outgoing and talkative. Her face is smooth with few wrinkles, and she is always with a smile. If she had not mentioned the following incident, no one would have believed that such a healthy and pleasant elderly woman actually had thoughts about hiring someone to beat up her enemy. The latter half of 1997 was the darkest period of time in her life. Her husband, who had lived harmoniously with her for most of their lives, had an affair. She advised him multiple times to terminate the relationship, but it was useless. The pain of his betrayal accumulated in Aunt Li's heart and turned to bitter hatred. She decided to save some money so that one day she could hire someone to beat up this woman. At that time, Aunt Li was full of sentimentality and her hatred was so intense that she suffered every day. Her complexion looked dark and her health steadily declined.

In March 1998, Aunt Li went to visit a neighbor. She spotted the book Zhuan Falun on the table. Out of curiosity and the exhaustion she had felt from all of her unrelenting rage, she borrowed the book. To her surprise, she found the book to be increasingly more appealing every time she read it. Although she only had an elementary school education, she finished the book within three days. The principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which Master Li Hongzhi continually mentions in the book, awakened Aunt Li. She realized that she was the the kind of person mentioned in the book who would "pay someone to kill." When she finished reading Zhuan Falun, she gave up the idea of seeking revenge on her husband's girlfriend.

Thus, Falun Gong miraculously changed the course of Aunt Li's life. The principle of "consider[ing] others first" written about in the Falun Gong books also gradually took root in her heart. She let go of the resentment and all the grudges she had towards her husband, and instead started looking inward to see where she had not done well. The family that was once going to break up became harmonious. At the same time, Aunt Li's health changed dramatically. Although she had not suffered from any serious illnesses, she had a variety of minor health problems. After starting to practice Falun Gong, she became very healthy. She has not taken any medicine in the past ten years, nor has she visited any hospitals.

Aunt Li was persecuted after Jiang Zemin and his gang started the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999. She was sent to brainwashing sessions for forced "transformation," and after being released, was illegally detained by her workplace in an attempt to force her to renounce her beliefs. However, the pureness and miracles of Falun Dafa were already deeply rooted in Aunt Li's heart. Those were not to be changed with shoddy lies, threats or inducements.

During the past several years, Aunt Li has visited Taiwan a couple of times. The dramatic difference in the way the two governments treat Falun Gong clearly showed her how truly irrational the persecution was. In Taiwan, practitioners can freely do the exercises and take part in rallies and parades. During the parade that Aunt Li witnessed, police came to help maintain order and protect practitioners. While in China, the persecution by Chinese police towards weaponless and good practitioners was obviously ridiculous.

Nowadays, Aunt Li's greatest wish is that all good Chinese people will come to know the truth as soon as possible, and that just like herself, they can find a copy of Zhuan Falun and read it. Everyone should be able to evaluate for themselves who is righteous and who is evil, who is good and who is bad, who is cheating people, and who is spreading an "evil doctrine."

February 22, 2009