An 80-year-old Man Validates the Fa
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings, Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I am a practitioner from Northern China. I would like to take this opportunity to report my cultivation experience to Master via the Minghui/Clearwisdom website.
1. A Dafa-created Life
My wife and I are in our 80s. We have cultivated Dafa for nearly 12 years. My wife never went to school and is illiterate. Prior to practicing Falun Gong she suffered from headaches, arthritis, and bone disease. She could not walk. Relatives introduced Dafa to her. After practicing Falun Gong for over a month, all her illnesses disappeared. I felt this Fa was so miraculous and realized it was not something ordinary. I was almost 70 years old then. I had coronary disease, a gallbladder infection, prostatitis, and skin disease. I suffered from back and leg pain and could not walk. I observed that more than ten people in my extended family experienced amazing changes after they started practicing Dafa, especially my wife. I began to practice cultivation also.
After studying the Fa I knew I came to this world for the Fa. I used to fight on battlefields in wars and escaped death many times. I worked for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for several decades and developed many illnesses and suffered from pain. Now that I have practiced Falun Gong, my illnesses are gone. Although I am in my 80s, I own a farm of over ten acres and more than 1,000 fruit trees, and I planted vegetables and wheat. I feel energetic and healthy. I only had six months of education at school, but I can read all the Dafa books. I read Minghui Weekly magazines and newspapers every week. People say I look like a 60-year-old man. I feel physically and mentally young. The reason for my escapes from death so many times is because I have been waiting for Dafa. I am a life created by Dafa.
2. Firmly Believing in Master and Believing in Dafa
In 1999, right after the CCP started the persecution of Falun Gong, police tried to arrest us and "reform" us. We left home to avoid the persecution. My wife said, "No one can 'reform' me. I have Master to protect me. No one can touch me!" We walked in the rain. The mountain path was uneven. We fell and got up again. Our faces were scratched, but we did not feel pain.
If it weren't for Master's protection, we would not have lived until today. Although we did then not have deep understandings of Fa principles, we knew that, no matter how fierce the evil, we would never cooperate with the evil's requests or demands. We will always firmly believe in Master and believe in Dafa.
After many practitioners that did not understand the Fa principles deeply enough were "reformed," my home became the only place where practitioners could share experiences. Prior to the persecution, our home was a Fa-study and group practice site. Following a short hiatus after the persecution began, practitioners returned. We exchange thoughts and experiences with one another. Influenced by my wife and me, ten members of our extended family practice Falun Gong diligently. Five of our children are practitioners. Although the other five are not practitioners, they are all good and kindhearted people and also do work for Dafa. We have more than ten grandchildren. Although they are not as diligent as we are, they still help to clarify the facts and exhort people to quit the CCP. All the members in my family believe in Dafa and follow the Fa-rectification path Master arranged for us. Our home has become the only place for the people in our village to study the Fa, practice the exercises, and send righteous thoughts for the past decade.
3. Offering Sentient Beings Salvation and Manifesting Divine Powers
Because we firmly believe in Dafa, during the past ten years our group has grown from the ten people in my family to close to 20 people from the entire village. I take my tape player with me daily to listen to Master's Fa lectures when I work on the farm. Every night after dinner we study the Fa, practice the exercises, and send righteous thoughts together. More than 1,100 families live in our village. Some of the elderly--my age-- have all kinds of illnesses. Only my wife and I never have to take medicine any longer. Those in our village usually like to introduce us to people facing difficulties in their lives. Although we live on a mountain that is far from the village, friends and others often still visit us. We always take the opportunity to explain about Dafa and the persecution. Once they understand the truth, they usually quit the CCP organizations.
A CCTV administrator came by. I explained about Dafa and the persecution and told him that the "Tiananmen Self-immolation Incident" was a CCP-concocted lie to deceive the Chinese people. I explained things to him in detail. He immediately quit the CCP.
A person who collects garbage came by. I spoke with him about Dafa and the persecution while my wife was cooking for him. I talked to him about the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and What Kind of Person Is Jiang Zemin. He not only quit the CCP organizations himself, but also quit for his friends and relatives. Many people who come understand the truth.
My wife and I are old and can't go out and run around like young people to offer sentient beings salvation. But we both still went to Tiananmen Square seven times to validate the Fa. We cooperated well with others, too. More than 90 percent of the people in our village have quit the CCP. No matter what kind of "sensitive days," no evildoers come to harass us. We have shown people the power of Dafa and the divine power of Dafa disciples!
The Fa-rectification is not over yet. We have gone through the most difficult times and have overcome sickness karma and xinxing tests. We will follow Master and act righteously in the last moments of Fa-rectification and while offering sentient beings salvation.
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