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Touching Story of An 80-Year-Old Practitioner in Rural China

March 13, 2007 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Huang is in her eighties and lives in a remote village in Sichuan Province. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1996 and has been diligently following its principles of "Truthfulness, Benevolence, Forbearance." Ms. Huang cannot read and studies the Fa by listening to Teacher's lectures on a tape player.

Ms. Huang still continues to study the Fa and do the exercises even under pressure and threats from the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong. She does her best to clarify the truth to people as well.

Having benefited so much from Falun Dafa, Ms. Huang wanted to give back in return. However, being old, what could she do? She finally decided that she would collect recyclable garbage. For the past few years, Ms. Huang has walked 12 miles every day to the recycling center in the township, and sells everything she collects along the way. Then she walks back home and collects more recyclable garbage. The rest of the time, she uses to study the Fa, do the exercises and clarify the truth.

When others ask her, "Why are you still doing this at your age? What do you need money for?" She replies, "I am healthy because I practice Falun Dafa. I don't want the money. I want to give it back to the people so they can learn the truth." Ms. Huang donates all the money she gets from collecting garbage to make truth-clarification materials.

This year, Ms. Huang suddenly had severe pain in her body. Due to her old age and some remaining human notions, Ms. Huang thought it was her time, so she asked her children to go get local practitioners in the same village to her bedside. She told them, "No matter what, I only feel that Dafa is good. I know that Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa and Teacher treats me well. I have the last 100 yuan from collecting the garbage. This is the last thing I want to do for Dafa and Teacher. Please give them to the materials production site for me. I will have peace of mind even if I die." After the practitioners left, Ms. Huang laid down in bed and listened to Teacher's lectures. She had let go of the attachment to life and death.

Several days later, a miracle occurred -- Ms. Huang no longer had pain in her body and she could again be seen walking with a basket on her back from her home to the township recycling center.