February 3, 2004
(Clearwisdom.net) Last year, Clearwisdom.net published an article entitled "Why a Policeman Said, 'Falun Gong Practitioners Are All Wise People.' " The article discussed about how a policeman had witnessed an elderly woman's hunched back of over 20 years becoming straight after she practiced Falun Gong for three months. I tried very hard to find this woman. The following is the story she told me:
I read the article published about me on Clearwisdom.net. What the policeman said was largely true but not accurate. After practicing Falun Gong, my illness was healed in three days, not three months. Really, in only three days, my twenty-year hunched back became straight! Falun Dafa is so wonderful. I am a vivid example.
My name is Wu Weiyu. I live in Yishan Village, Liuzhou City. Since I was 50 years old, I have not been able to hold my back upright. For the last 20 years, I felt pain in my back every single day. My body was nearly at a right angle. I sought treatment everywhere. I took a lot of medicine and spent a lot of money. My son was very nice to me. Whenever he learned that there was a good Chinese doctor somewhere, he took me there for treatment. He also said that he was willing to spend tens of thousands of Yuan as long as it would cure my illness. At that time, tens of thousands of Yuan was not a small number [500 Yuan is equal to the average monthly salary of an urban worker in China].
One day, my neighbor Ms. Li Fengyun told me about a person whose hunched back of over ten years had become straight after he practiced Falun Gong for only one year. She asked me if I believed it. I said immediately, "I believe it, I believe it. Please teach me. I am willing to pay for it." Ms. Li said, "Those of us who teach Falun Gong are volunteers. We don't collect any fee." After she said that, she gave me some experience sharing materials from other Falun Gong practitioners.
I read all the materials that afternoon. That night, while I slept, I felt something rotating in my belly. I did not know what was going on at that time. Later, Ms. Li told me that I was very fortunate and had a predestined relationship with Falun Gong, "You already got a Falun merely from reading the experience-sharing materials." She then gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun [the principal teachings of Falun Gong]. She asked me to read the book carefully, and she taught me the exercises.
After I read Zhuan Falun, I understood many principles. Many questions that I could never understand became clear. In reality, I had no illness. My pain and tribulation came from karma because of acts I committed over many generations. I wanted to cultivate and repay my debts.
The third day after I started to practice Falun Gong was the most unforgettable day of my life. It was December 25, 1998. On that day, I got up very early. Although I had only learned two of the exercises, and I could not even sit with my legs crossed, I went to the park at 4:30 a.m. On the way to the park, I felt different from ever before; my body felt light and my stomach muscles were not as tight as before. There were over ten people at the exercise site. We stood in a circle listening to the exercise music. When we were doing Exercise Two, holding the wheel, my backbone suddenly made a sound, "crack, crack, crack." It was very quiet at that time. Everybody there heard the sound of my backbone. I felt that my body was slowly straitening up. A moment later, I could see the back of the heads of fellow practitioners. Before, I could only see other people's legs. For 20 years, I bore the humility and heavy burden of my hunched back; I often did not understand why I was even alive. It is our Teacher who delivered me from hell and gave me a healthy body. I could not describe what I felt then; thousands of words could not express my gratitude to our Teacher. I knelt down on the ground for a long time, "Teacher, your student kneels down to you. I could never repay your favor, even over the course of many lifetimes!"
After we finished our exercises, my fellow practitioners opened their eyes and asked what the sound was. When they saw me standing there straight, they were all shocked, "Ah! Ms. Wu, were you that tall?!" Even heaven and earth were amazed. Everybody at the site shed tears of happiness, pressed their hands together in the Heshi gesture [Heshi -- a sign of respect], and thanked our Teacher for his compassion.
About six months later, July 20, 1999 arrived. The persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners began that day. The Municipal Party Committee of Liuzhou City, the City Administration, the Police Bureau, and the police stations of all districts and neighborhoods took turns arresting Falun Gong practitioners, ransacking our homes, threatening us, and forcing us to give up Falun Gong. Policemen brought pen and paper and asked me to write a guarantee letter [to renounce Falun Gong]. I wrote, "My Teacher is the kindest person in the world. His favor to me is grander than a mountain. I guarantee that I will follow my Teacher all of this life, life after life, and forever."
I told my story to all the policemen. I gathered all my neighbors and co-workers as my witnesses. They all testified, "Wu Weiyu indeed had a hunched back for over 20 years. It was true that her hunched back was cured about half a year ago. We don't know which Qigong exercise cured her."
On July 28, 1999, two journalists from the column, "Current Situations of the Police," in a journal run by the Police Bureau of Liuzhou City, and two policemen from the police bureau came to my house with a TV camera. They demanded that I read a statement they had already written, saying that my illness was cured through taking medicine. Instead, I said directly into the camera, "For over ten years as a hunchback, I lived like a half human and half dog. Did the party care about me then? Now, my Teacher cured my illness without any pre-conditions; however, you want me to betray my Teacher and do things against heaven and my own conscience. I won't do it."
A policeman threatened to send me to a forced labor camp if I did not cooperate. I said, "Kill me with a knife or a bullet if you dare." Thus, the videotape could not serve their purpose. This incident was simply forgotten with time.
In the last five years, I have been persistently studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. I have not taken a single pill or medicine of any kind; yet, my body becomes healthier and healthier. I don't care what other people say; my personal experience has proven that practicing Falun Gong can make one's body healthier. I will never give up cultivation -- not ever.