11. The Difficult Life Of A Disabled Woman, And The Huge Physical
And Mental Changes She Experienced After Practicing Falun Dafa
| Written By A Practitioner From
1. A Difficult Life
It was during the three years of disaster [this refers to a period in Mainland China from 1959 to 1961, in which more 30,000,000 people died from hunger] that Guihua was born in an old temple. Misfortune followed her. Her father died before
she was born. Her mother delivered a
seriously disabled daughter, Guihua, and died a couple of years later from an illness. Guihua and her brother, who was four years older than her, depended on each other for
survival. The seriousness of her disability made her almost immobile. Her head was crooked and bent towards her
shoulder. Her mouth was permanently ulcerated and
she drooled constantly. Her clothes in the area of her chest were perpetually
soaked with saliva. Her neck was swollen and enlarged from being always wet.
Guihua's right arm was twisted and deformed, and a finger on her right hand could not
straighten up. She had only partial control over her right leg and
she had a serious limp. Guihua often fell after walking a couple of
steps, and she often had a bloody nose and a
swollen face from falling. Sometimes, when her condition became
serious, she could only crawl. She often had
soiled and wet pants because she lost control of her bowels and bladder. The pitiful Guihua became the target of the village children who chased, beat, and cursed at her. Even the adults teased her. The brother and
sister lived an impoverished life without
sufficient food or clothing. It wasn't easy. Then, the brother got married and the family
seemed to have some chance of survival. However,
Guihua's misfortune soon continued. Not long after the brother got married, the
sister-in-law treated Guihua as a burden.
She treated Guihua coldly and beat and cursed her.
She often did not give Guihua food. In the end, the brother and the
sister-in-law locked her in a small room, and did not give her food for days and nights on end. It was by luck that a kind neighbor found her and helped her run away.
The 19-year-old Guihua hastily married a man in another village who was 20 years her
senior. She finally had her own home and Guihua enjoyed a little peace of mind. However the good life did not last long. The
sixth day after she got married, her husband beat her. Guihua bore the beating with tears and hoped that through her efforts, her husband would treat her well after a period of time. Guihua was wrong. The mother-in-law disliked her from the beginning and often cursed at her over trivial matters. Guihua could do nothing but
swallow her tears.
When Guihua was in her eighth month of pregnancy, her husband brutally beat her over
some trivial matter until she was seriously bleeding. It was very dangerous for her and the baby
she was carrying. The cruel husband did not
send her to the hospital. Through a miracle, the mother and the baby
survived the beating. The day before
she delivered the baby, her mother-in-law pushed Guihua to work in the field for half a day. When
she delivered the baby, her husband was not with her. The mother-in-law purposely left her and went out. A couple of kind old ladies in the village helped her deliver the baby.
Somebody found the husband and asked him to go back home. Her husband's attitude was a little bit better after he
saw that it was a boy. One day in winter, the baby was breast-feeding. Right after the husband came back home from outside, the mother-in-law
slandered Guihua, saying that she was having an affair with another man. Without trying to determine the validity of these claims, the husband immediately gave her a brutal beating. Guihua felt totally hopeless after all this humiliation. The physical pain plus the mental torture made her feel that
she had been forgotten by this world and her existence was a mistake. In this world,
she had nothing to hold onto except her baby.
She kissed the baby in her arms and drank half a bottle of poisonous farm chemicals. Having heard that liquor would make the medicine take effect more quickly,
she drank some liquor and hoped that
she would die even sooner. However as fate would have it,
she recovered after a couple of days. But Guihua was determined to die. The
second time she tried to commit suicide,
she jumped into a well. The third time,
she jumped into a river. Every time, kind people rescued her. Guihua wondered,
since it is so difficult for me to live, why is it also
so difficult for me to die! The fourth time
she tried, she went to a chestnut grove far from the village and tied a rope to a tree. Just before
she was going to tie the rope around her neck, an old man came from out of nowhere and grabbed the rope away from her. However, all those kind people could not
stop her husband from his savagery. Finally, after a bad beating, Guihua could not tolerate it any more and ran away from her home.
She ran to a local factory, found the factory manager, told him about her miserable life, and earnestly asked him to let her work there. The kind manager helped her right away. He decided to let her do maintenance work and arranged lodging for her. On the third day,
she went back home to pick up some bedding and was refused by her husband.
She said, "I would like to make some money to pay off the family debt. If you don't let me go, how can I make money?" The husband had to agree.
2. Practicing Falun Dafa, Her Life Changed
In the winter of 1996, Guihua's co-worker introduced her to Falun Gong. After
she heard about it, Guihua began practicing right away. Even in her wildest dreams, Guihua could not have imagined that at that moment her fate had changed. Being
severely disabled on her right side made it very difficult for her to do the Falun Gong exercises. However, Guihua was not discouraged at all. When
she was doing the third exercise, she felt that her right hand was being held by a warm hand and
strongly pulled up. Her arm felt very warm and comfortable. When
she was holding the wheel in front of her head,
she felt a very strong current of energy flowing between her arms. Her disabled arm was not tired at all after half an hour. When
she was listening to Teacher's lecture,
she felt like many changes were taking place in her body. Her whole body was incredibly warm.
She had an unusual sensation around her mouth and it was very itchy.
She understood that her body was being adjusted. Right away, her mouth ulcer was gone and
she did not drool any more. Her crooked head returned to its normal position.
Less then two months after she started practicing and cultivating her character, her neighbor
suddenly had a fire. Without thinking, Guihua totally forgot that
she was disabled. She carried two buckets
of water and ran into her neighbor's house. Once
she got there, she threw the water onto the fire. The people who
saw her were shocked, "Guihua, you carried two buckets of water." "Your arm is
fine? You can run? What's going on?" Guihua found that her arm, which had been crooked before, could be
straightened out and her right leg could be controlled.
She was too excited to talk for a while.
She did not dare to believe the miracle that had happened to her.
Later, when the local coordinator organized the practitioners to study together and exchange experiences, the coordinator asked Guihua to talk about the huge physical and mental changes
she experienced after she practiced Dafa. When
she made the speech, Guihua stretched her arm out
straight to let the other practitioners
see, but three fingers on her right hand
still could not straighten. But that night,
she slowly straightened her fingers, which had not
straightened for 36 years. The practitioners present witnessed the event and were all amazed at the mighty power of Dafa. At that moment, the clapping hands
sounded like thunder. Guihua's eyes were full of tears. After cultivating Dafa, 36 years of mental and physical torture disappeared like a vapor. Guihua finally tasted the feeling of health. Now
she shed happy and grateful tears. Even the most beautiful language could not express
Guihua's gratitude towards Teacher Li.
Guihua had changed. She was not only healthy but also overjoyed in her heart.
She understood why so many tribulations happened to her and understood many questions that had puzzled her.
She strictly disciplined herself according to the
standard of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance" and always thought about others first. At home, Guihua did not concern herself with her previous conflicts.
She took care of her old mother-in-law, treated her husband with tolerance, carefully took care of her child, and organized the house inside and outside
so that it was nice and clean. The attitudes of her husband and mother-in-law changed a lot. With a healthy and glowing face, Guihua went back to her hometown and visited her brother and
sister-in-law, whom she had not seen for many years. When
she entered the village that she hadn't
seen since she had gotten married, she heard
somebody say from far away, "Is that Guihua? Why doesn't
she look the same?" Another person said, "How can it be Guihua?
She was seriously disabled and should have died a long time ago!" When
they confirmed it was Guihua, they were all
At her job, Guihua worked even more diligently. She came early and left late and disciplined herself
strictly. One day, she found 50 yuan while riding her bicycle on the way to work [500 yuan is equal to the average monthly
salary of an urban worker in China]. Although Guihua had a lot of financial difficulties,
she understood that she was a practitioner and
should not take advantage of somebody else. The person who had lost the money must have been very worried. Thinking this,
she gave the money to the factory office. The factory posted a big red poster to praise her. Guihua immediately found the person who was responsible for the poster and explained that
she did so because she practiced Dafa and understood the principles of being a good person. Her co-workers all respected her. In 1998, the factory downsized and Guihua lost her job. Her mother-in-law was
suffering from dementia. Guihua not only had to take care of her mother-in-law, who needed
someone to look after her, but she also took care of her neighbor, an elderly man who lived alone. If
she bought some especially good food,
she wouldn't eat it and would leave it for her mother-in-law, husband, child, and the elderly man. After the old man passed away, a couple that was over 80 years old moved into his house. There was nobody who could take care of this couple. With determination and honor, the kindhearted Guihua took over the responsibility of taking care of this couple.
She brought water and food to them and washed their clothes.
She did this for a couple of years.
She treated this couple even better than the way their own daughter treated them. Then this couple passed away. Because
of the poor family's financial situation, Guihua had to borrow a lot of money for her mother-in-law and her
sick husband, for medicine and for them to
see the doctor. In order to pay it back, Guihua contracted to work nine mu of land [one mu is equal to 0.165 acre], including 4.5 mu of chestnut grove and 4.5 mu of farmland, plus two mu of vegetable gardens and a grinding yard. Her workload was equivalent to that of two people. The power of Dafa was fully reflected in Guihua. Even more than two people could not have done what
she did. After she got home at night, Guihua would
still study the Fa and do the exercises as usual. The next day,
she would be full of energy again and would
start another busy day.
3. Guihua Clarifies the Truth
The Jiang regime started to persecute Falun Dafa in 1999. Guihua's house
became the policemen's target. Threats and a house
search could not shake the firm Guihua. One policeman asked, "You
say ｀Falun Dafa is good,' where is the good part?" Guihua
said, "Practicing Dafa has made me go from being a disabled person to a healthy person. You can
see that my head is no longer tilted, my arm can move, I no longer limp, and I don't drool any more. You tell me what part of Dafa is not good?" The policeman had nothing to
say to that. They harassed her on many occasions. Every time, Guihua told them the huge changes
she experienced after she had practiced Dafa. Guihua prevailed with her
steadfast faith in Falun Dafa. Nobody ever harassed her again.
Today, Guihua still clarifies the facts of Falun Gong to people using her own experiences, and
she exposes the persecution. She knows that the huge physical and mental changes
she has experienced testify to the truth.
She hopes that more people will hear her
story, so that more people can experience the healing power of Falun Dafa.