An 84-Year-Old Practitioner Tells about Her Cultivation
(Clearwisdom.net) I am 84 years old. I have practiced Falun Dafa for more than 10 years, and many miracles have happened to me during that time.
Several months after I obtained the Fa, I went to visit my daughter. Thunder was rumbling and lightening was flashing in the sky. They seemed to follow me the whole way. On the way, an acquaintance saw me and said, "Ma'am, you chose such foul weather to visit your daughter, don't you worry about getting soaked? The rain is coming!" I told my acquaintance with a smile, "It won't. The rain will start after I arrive at my daughter's home." And that's what happened. As soon as I stepped into my daughter's home, the rain poured down. Nothing happens accidentally. I said in my heart, "Thank you, Teacher!"
During my first year of cultivation, I experienced an illness test. One night I suddenly felt feverish, my heart felt like it was on fire, and my face was hot. But I was not afraid, I knew that Teacher was eliminating my karma. I managed to feel my way to the outside in the darkness [translator's note: in rural areas, electricity is not easily available or affordable], scooped up some cold water from the water container, and drank it down. Immediately I felt much better. On the second day my urine was brown and red. I also had no appetite. But I did not treat it as an illness. A fellow practitioner asked me if I was able to go to the practice site. I said without hesitation, "Certainly!" When I arrived at the practice site, I was totally fine. But after the exercises when I was back at home, I felt sick again. Three days later, the symptoms disappeared and I felt well.
When the persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999, my daughter was going to go to Beijing to validate the Fa and came to borrow some money from me. I gave her 50 yuan. I was unable to travel to Beijing because of my age, but this was the least I could do as a way to validate the Fa. I told my daughter not to return the money to me. I saw with my celestial eye that Teacher was right in front of me. Another time, at my eldest son's home, I saw Teacher again after I did the exercises. I was very happy.
Sometimes I get up at 3 a.m. to go out to distribute truth clarification materials. I have helped my relatives to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. I talk with the people I come across about the goodness of Falun Gong and tell them the truth about the persecution. I see them as predestined people. I study the Fa and do the exercises every day. Sometimes I get up at 1 or 2 a.m. to do the three things. Even when I get up very early, I never feel exhausted or sleepy during the day. An acquaintance saw me and said, "Ma'am, you practice Falun Gong and now you don't look like a person in her 80s. Your complexion looks so healthy!"
I make my daily life very simple and try to save every penny I can to make truth clarification materials.
My fellow practitioners, let us follow Teacher's Fa, do well the three things, save more sentient beings, and become qualified practitioners during the Fa-rectification period.
I don't have much education, and asked another practitioner to transcribe my thoughts for me. Please point out anything inappropriate.