(Clearwisdom.net) The miracle happened on the morning of June 16, 2009.

It started as a normal morning. A few retired Falun Dafa practitioners came to Main Street in Flushing, New York, to set up information desks to introduce Falun Dafa, a cultivation practice based on the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and to pass out Epoch Times newspapers, the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and other printed materials.

It was a typical busy day, with people packing the narrow streets of Flushing and the hundreds of stores and restaurants along Main Street.

About 11:00 a.m., Ms. Li Xiurong, a Falun Dafa practitioner around 70 years old, was distributing fliers near Huang Jin Supermarket. She saw an elderly Chinese man come up to read the display boards about Falun Dafa. She said to him, "Grandpa, where do you come from?" In the conversation, she learned that the old man is from mainland China and is visiting his children here. Seeing his tightly-knitted eyebrows and painful expression, she kindly invited him to learn more about the truth of Falun Dafa while he has the opportunity, being in America, a free country. The man shook his head and said, "I don't have faith in it. I have a herniated lumbar disc and it is very painful these days. If Falun Dafa is so good, can it cure my back pain?"

Hearing the challenge from the elderly man, Ms. Li smiled and said, "If you repeat, 'Falun Dafa is good,' sincerely, perhaps your back will no longer hurt. Similar things have happened in Mainland China many times. Gods and Buddhas can see people's true heart."

The old man didn't reply and even shook his head in disbelief. A little time passed. Perhaps his back was so painful, or he was just trying to test whether the Falun Dafa practitioner's words were true, but he suddenly raised his voice and said once, "Falun Dafa is good!" Some passersby were surprised and looked at him. The man tried to move his back and then he smiled and became excited, "Hey, my back doesn't hurt anymore!"

Ms. Li was happy too. She told the man, "Because you said, 'Falun Dafa is good,' your back pain is gone." He nodded his head emphatically and said, "Yes, it is true. It is true." He then walked over to another older man and said, "I tell you. Don't say any bad words about Falun Gong in front of me any more. You see, I had back pain for many years, but today I only said once, 'Falun Dafa is good,' and the pain is gone. Falun Gong is a miracle."

For a long time, this older gentleman repeated his experience to his friends.

According to Minghui.net (the Chinese version of Clearwisdom), during this special period of time when Falun Dafa and practitioners are being severely persecuted in mainland China, many people have repeated, "Falun Dafa is good," truly from their heart, and Gods and Buddhas indeed protected them.