(Clearwisdom.net) I am 72 years old. I started practicing Falun Dafa in February 1999. Before then, I knew very few Chinese characters. Soon after I started practicing Dafa and through group Fa-study and self study, I was able to read Zhuan Falun without missing one word. Now I am able to read all of Teacher's lectures and articles published after 1999. Were I not a practitioner, that would not have been possible for me. I know Teacher has opened my mind. It is the mighty power of Dafa that has allowed an old woman like me to learn to read, study the Fa, and practice the exercises.

In December 2008, I had serious illness symptoms. I had blood in my stool for eight days. Everyday I had two or three bowel movements, and each time there was over a half bowl of blood. I didn't get scared because I thought, "Since I have learned Dafa, my life and everything about me are given to me by Teacher. It is Teacher's words that count. Even if my life comes to an end or I have attachments, the old forces are not allowed to persecute my physical body and my life. I leave everything in Teacher's hands and I firmly believe in Teacher and Dafa." So I just spent more time studying the Fa, doing the exercises, and sending forth righteous thoughts. After six days, there was no sign of improvement. My husband was scared and wanted me to go to the hospital. I told him there was no need. He was very upset, but I wasn't moved even after he told me several times. I wholeheartedly believed in Teacher and Dafa. I kept on studying the Fa, sending forth righteous thoughts, and looking for my own attachments. After nine days, everything was back to normal.

It truly was life and death in one thought. I was almost in tears when I thought of that. Teacher gave me a second life, and I don't know how to thank him. I witnessed a miracle of Dafa. In this life and death test, if I had had the slightest human thought and gone to the hospital, I would not be alive today.

Teacher extended my life, and Dafa has given me a second chance. I will cherish this opportunity, help Teacher in Fa-rectification, do the three things well, and walk well on the last leg of Fa-rectification cultivation.

This is my limited understanding. Please correct any misunderstandings on the Fa.