Falun Dafa Spreads Widely by Word of Mouth - Cultivation Stories of New Dafa Practitioners
Falun Dafa has not only been widely spread worldwide, but is also appealing to more and more people in China. Despite the brutal persecution and the state-run terror against Falun Dafa perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), people are still inclined to be benevolent. Through the efforts of Falun Dafa practitioners to clarify the truth to people, people are gradually recognizing that Falun Dafa is a great righteous way and, encouraged by family members and friends, more and more people are starting to practice Falun Dafa despite the interference of the negative forces.
Learning by Hand-copying Zhuan Falun
My sister started to practice Falun Dafa three years ago after observing the positive changes Falun Dafa brought to the lives of my husband and me. She then had two obstacles to overcome. One was that she was too busy doing farm work to find any spare time to practice. The other was that she was basically illiterate. She could hardly read a word.
Despite these difficulties, her mind shone like pure gold. Once she decided to practice Dafa, nothing could stop her. She tried very hard to find the tiniest bit of spare time. Even it was only few minutes she would utilize it to read a few paragraphs.
Under these difficult conditions, she read the book countless times within two years. She wrote down any characters she didn't understand in her notes and asked her daughter to teach her the words when she came to visit.
In recent months she has been making a handwritten copy of Zhuan Falun. She said it helps her learn better.
She is already over 60 and can only read with reading glasses. It is much easier for her to hold a hoe to do fieldwork than to hold a pen to write. Her sincerity has truly touched her relatives. Her daughter-in-law, for example, a high-school teacher, bought her a notebook to practice writing.
So far, she has copied about two hundred-thirty pages and has fewer than one hundred pages left to do.
A couple of days ago I went to her house to visit and found the handwritten pages she wrote. The handwriting is not good but her diligence is very touching.
My sister always clarifies the truth to the people around her. Recently my niece also bought a copy of Zhuan Falun and started to practice Dafa with her mother.
Dafa Brings Her from Near-blindness to Clear Vision
My fellow practitioner, Jumei, is only 54, but her vision was extremely blurry since she was young. She was born with very bad eyesight. She described her condition as similar to trying to see through the mesh of a sifter. She wore very strong corrective lenses, with an index of minus twelve, to aid her nearsightedness. With these, she could recognize a person when he or she was about two feet away, but still couldn't see the details of his or her features. Eventually she got even stronger glasses, but they didn't help. Finally she just accepted her fate.
In 1999, she started to practice Falun Dafa with the encouragement of her brother and sister-in-law. Then, when the persecution of Falun Gong began, she gave up practicing because of the deep influence of the CCP's conditioning upon her. She said: "When our country prohibits us from practicing, we quit practicing."
This year, when her brother and sister-in-law talked to her about Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, she became enlightened again. She said: "The CCP has never done anything good. It has just persecuted innocent people all these years! How many people have been persecuted? None of these campaigns were right. They haven't stopped persecuting Falun Gong or repaired the damage done. But all the people know that they are making a big mistake again. This time I am determined to practice Falun Dafa for sure."
So far, although Jumei has only been practicing Dafa for about two months, her blurry vision has cleared up and she does not need eyeglasses any more. For the first time in Jumei's life she can see the blue sky very clearly. When she first began to see clearly, she was so moved, tears ran down her face uncontrollably. Her gratitude is beyond any description in words.
Jumei's husband and daughter, having witnessed the miracle, are also determined to keep practicing Falun Dafa.
From Deep in her Heart Comes the Will to Spread Dafa
My wife's sister-in-law indulged herself in playing Mahjong (a Chinese game similar to dominoes) all the time after she retired from her job. She refused to listen when people described the benefits of practicing Falun Dafa. Over the next two years, her heart disease and diabetes became much worse. She tried both Western and Chinese medicine but nothing could help her. Her chest pains became so serious that she could not take care of herself anymore, not to mention playing Mahjong. While she was suffering from this agonizing illness, she one day thought of practicing Falun Dafa with the help of my husband and myself. When she and her husband came to our apartment, she was so weak that her husband had to lead her by the arm to climb the stairs step by step. Even then, she could hardly move a step without stopping and gasping for breath.
She has been practicing Dafa for about four months. She can feel a Falun rotating in her abdomen.
Gradually she began recovering from all her illnesses. Her complexion became rosy and she did not struggle for breath any more when she walked up stairs. Many neighbors, witnessing these changes, asked her: "What kind of wonder drugs did you take? How could you recover so quickly?" She then replied openly: "If you practice Falun Dafa you will be healed!" She even told her friends from her own personal experience: "This Dafa book, Zhuan Falun, teaches people to be good and all the propaganda about Falun Dafa on TV is only lies fabricated by the CCP."