An Ordinary Family's Story of Cultivation
(Clearwisdom.net) Three generations in my family cultivate Falun Gong. Nearly everyone in the family has witnessed miracles attributable to Falun Gong.
Let me start with my grandfather. He was diagnosed with heart disease in his 30s. He had three to four heart attacks each year. I remember when I was little, Grandfather would let down the mosquito net and lay down on the bed when he was having a heart attack. Judging from his facial expression, he was in agony. Because my family was destitute and could not afford any medical treatment, Grandfather had no choice but to endure the pain alone. (In order to get money to treat Grandfather's heart disease, my father decided to leave home to go into business.) I once raised the mosquito net to check on my grandfather. I saw him turning green and soaked in sweat. At the time I always told myself one day a Bodhisattva would come save us!
In 1998, Grandfather became seriously ill. The doctor was unable to put a needle into his vein. Father rushed home from out of town and told grandfather about Falun Gong. This is how Grandfather first started practicing Falun Gong. As an intellectual, he dismissed Falun Gong as superstition at first. However, he didn't have the heart to turn Father down. He was bedridden, so he read Zhuan Falun in bed. Teacher was very compassionate and made Grandfather increasingly well each day. Finally he could get out of bed to learn the Falun Gong exercises. When he was practicing the third exercise, he felt incredibly comfortable from head to toe. He said he had never felt so great. Next, he gave the remaining stock of medicine to friends who needed it. It was Falun Gong that brought my grandfather back from death's door, so he would tell people he met that Falun Gong was great. The villagers witnessed the miracle produced by Falun Gong, so many of them started to practice Falun Gong as well. One day Father accidentally ran over Grandfather's feet when he was driving, but Grandfather was completely unharmed. This was another miracle attributable to Falun Gong!
In 1999 Jiang Zemin began his ruthless persecution of Falun Gong, but Grandfather never stopped practicing Falun Gong or clarifying the truth to people for a single day. Grandfather said, "Teacher didn't give me good health so that I could live life as a non-practitioner. He meant for me to save people." Grandfather is an old man and does not have much income. In order to earn money to produce truth-clarification materials, he collects garbage bags and sells them to recycling facilities for money. He then passes the money to Father, who produces truth-clarification materials. This is my new grandfather!
In 2006, Grandmother suddenly became paralyzed from head to toe. Without taking any medicine, she has completely recovered and is now in excellent health.
One day Mother fell from a building five meters (16.4 ft.) in height, and she passed out immediately. Everyone was too shocked to touch her, but Mother regained consciousness in a few minutes and got up slowly on her own after three attempts. Everyone urged her to be examined in a hospital, but she told them, "I am okay. I am a Falun Gong practitioner under the protection of Teacher. Look! You can see I am perfectly all right!" Upon saying these words, Mother got up and walked home on her own. Everyone at the scene commented that they now believe in Falun Gong and they wanted to practice Falun Gong as well! The next morning, Mother found a large bump resembling a tumor on her neck, but she was not worried at all and continued about her business. Three days later the bump disappeared. Mother is becoming very diligent in her cultivation practice, and said that nothing will shake her will to cultivate.
Father is a very diligent cultivator with a steadfast faith in the Fa. In August 1999, China's Public Security Bureau (PSB) unlawfully arrested and detained my father and mother, who were working in northern China. At the time my younger brother and I were very little, so the PSB released Mother. But they took Father away. Two weeks later, Mother gave the PSB a large amount of money as "ransom" and the PSB finally released father. However, the PSB demanded that we leave the city right away. After Father was released, we packed our bags and returned to our hometown.
After we returned home, Father told us about the two weeks in the detention center. He was locked up with people who had done very bad things. At night, he didn't have a blanket to keep him warm, and during the day he was given buns with green fungus growing on them for food. Sometimes the prison guards would not let him sleep at night, yet they forced him to do hard labor during the day. Father didn't complain and he touched the prison guards and prison inmates with his kindness. Father taught them to memorize poems from Hong Yin. Those inmates learned the meaning of life from Father and promised him that they would become good people when they were released.
Falun Gong is such a wonderful cultivation practice. It will do a multitude of good things for people and nothing bad. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is bad to the core in its suppression of Falun Gong. The CCP is wicked because it cannot bear to see the Chinese people benefiting from Falun Gong. A government that does not care about its people should not exist.
In the past few years of the persecution of Falun Gong, sometimes we were confused or slacked off in our cultivation practice, but we have never wavered in our faith because Falun Gong has lit up the path to our true home.
My entire family would like to pass along the following words to Teacher through the Minghui/Clearwisdom website, "Thank you, Teacher, for your compassionate salvation! Teacher, you have done a lot of hard work for us! We will continue to cultivate our hearts and do the three things well to be qualified as Falun Gong practitioners in the Fa-rectification period."