How I Benefited from Practicing Falun Dafa
(Clearwisdom.net) I started practicing Falun Dafa on July 12, 1997, and am now almost 80 years old. Falun Dafa changed me from a sick and dying person into a healthy one and from an illiterate into being able to read all the Falun Dafa books. I have experienced many tribulations, and I have also witnessed miracles.
1. The Moment I Wanted to Learn Falun Dafa, My Stomach Problem Disappeared
Before I practiced Falun Dafa, I was in bad shape. My muscles and bones hurt, my limbs were numb, my head felt cold, and I had tuberculosis and hepatitis. The worst thing was the stomach pain that had bothered me for over 30 years. I could not eat solid food before July 1997, and I even felt awful after drinking water. I was as thin as a rail. My relative found a famous doctor for me, but I did not get an opportunity to see him. I got frustrated and gave up.
My sister, who worked in Xi'an at the time, told me that many people practiced qigong to cure their illnesses. She suggested that we go to a park to check it out. We went and I saw a banner introducing Falun Dafa and felt good about it. I asked one of the practitioners if I could practice because I was not sure whether I knew how to do it. The practitioner told me there was absolutely no problem. I was determined to go back the next day and learn it.
When I returned to my sister's house, I smelled rice cooking and wanted to eat. I ate a little and felt fine. I ate more, plus some other dishes and some soup. I had no problem with my stomach at all. I could not believe it. My stomach was healed even before I began to practice! It was miraculous. Also, I felt disgusted when I saw my pills. The nasty smell of the pills went from my nostrils to my forehead and spun fast in my head. I was dizzy and could not sit right. As soon as I put the pills away, I was fine. I have not taken a pill since.
I was in my 60s at the time and I had never done any kind of sports. It only took me a day and half to learn all five of the Falun Gong exercises. The practitioner who taught me was surprised that I learned so quickly.
2. Because I Wanted to Study the Teachings, I Was Able to Read
I bought a copy of Zhuan Falun in Xi'an and took it home. I exercised everyday. My illnesses were healed and I threw away all my pills. I felt so light! I went to exercise with other practitioners every morning and also found one practitioner to study the teachings with me. At home, I asked my son to read Zhuan Falun to me. After a while, I told myself that I needed to study the teachings myself. When my son was not home, I read the book on my own. When I came across characters that I did not know, I guessed at them based on the phrases and characters before and after. When my son got off work, I would ask him about the characters I guessed. The amazing thing was, I got all the characters right. I was truly grateful that Teacher taught us these most profound things in the most simple words so that people like me could read the book. From then on, I studied the teachings everyday.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution in July 1999. My husband got scared and asked me to turn in my Falun Dafa books. I transferred my dozens of Falun Dafa books, Falun emblem, and Teacher's pictures to a safe place. I needed to study the teachings without letting my husband know. I came up with an idea. I wrapped Zhuan Falun in a piece of clean cloth and tied it to my body so that the book stayed on my back. I wore clothes on top of it so that my husband could not see it. I took it out after my husband left home and studied it. This lasted about four months, and I did not skip Fa study for even one day.
3. A Touch Removes the Pain
One day in December 2008, I saw my neighbor wearing a bandage. Her hand was swollen like a balloon. Her mother told me that she had fallen. I picked up her hand and touched it and said, “How did it swell up so badly?” Then something strange happened. Her hand deflated like a leaking balloon and her skin began to wrinkle. Her bloated fingers separated. I did not know what happened and told her to go home. The next day her mother came to me excitedly and said, “Her hand was fine after you touched it. Now it is just a little red. What qigong do you practice? Let my daughter learn it, too.” The mother and daughter came to my house one night, and I told the girl, “The lights are off in the house. You go in there and open the cupboard. There is something shining. If you want it, it is yours.” The girl saw something shining and grabbed it. It was a Falun Dafa amulet(1). I gave it to her. From then on, the girl became a practitioner. I knew that because I practiced Falun Dafa, the energy of compassion healed the girl's hand. Teacher did it to bring people with a predestined relation to us so that we could help them learn the practice.
4. Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts to Eliminate the Evils
Many things happen when I send forth righteous thoughts. One night when I was sending forth righteous thoughts, a globe of light the size of an egg came out from either my head or my hands. The light traveled extremely fast and went extremely far. In a bottomless dark place, the light radiated an enormous flare before everything went dark again. I saw this many times for a while when I sent forth righteous thoughts.
One time about a year ago, I could not send forth righteous thoughts regularly. When I meditated at night, many times I saw a “person” dressed in black trying to grab me. I fought it. One time it knocked me down. I knew that I had to defeat it, so I jumped up and threw it to the ground. Then, I picked it up and spun it around. Unfortunately it escaped.
Last winter, the “person” in black came to me again when I was sending forth righteous thoughts at midnight. It jumped on me and I could not breathe. I yelled, “Teacher, please help me eliminate the evil.” It escaped through the balcony and never came back again.
Now I send forth righteous thoughts when it is time to cleanse myself and the evils in my dimension. I dare not slack off again.
5. Teacher Saves Us From Danger
My husband used to be a director of a courthouse before he retired. He also practiced Falun Dafa. After the persecution started, he stopped practicing. Suddenly he could not move anymore. The doctor said that his leg muscles would gradually degenerate and he would be disabled in three years. He still believed that Falun Dafa and Teacher are good. With this one thought, Teacher still protects him. For the past 12 years, his illness has not worsened. He is able to walk around the house holding on to the the walls.
In the spring of 2005, one day my husband tried to get out of bed and get into his wheelchair. He fell and got stuck between the wall and the bed, and one of his legs got jammed under the wheelchair. He could not move and, because of the way his body was twisted, he could not breathe. His face turned purple. I quickly ran outside to get help. When I came back with a neighbor, I found my husband lying on the wheelchair and then moved him to the bed.
After the neighbor left, my husband yelled, “Thank you, Teacher, for saving me! Thanks for the enormous grace!” I asked him what had happened, he said, “Did you see me on the wheelchair when you came back with help? After you left, two men came in. One lifted me up and the other put my leg back up and put me on the wheelchair. I looked around but could not see them anymore. I asked who they were, but no one answered. I know it was Teacher who saved me. Thank you! Thank you!”
My neighbor and I did not see anyone go in or out of my house. I realized that my husband's life was in great danger and Teacher saved him in time.
Teacher has helped me tremendously in my practice. I am 78 years old now and have not had one illness. The one thing that has gotten me through years of tribulations is Fa study. The more I study, the more I feel that the Fa is boundless. After reading Teacher's new article “Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa - Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference,” I understood that senior practitioners should get out of the notion of only being grateful for Teacher's help. We should stop doing things with human notions. Instead, we need to study all the Dafa books and improve ourselves based on the teachings. This way we can do the three things well with our divine thoughts.
(1) Amulet – In China, practitioners sometimes "clarify the truth" by giving people something small to wear or cherish, bearing a few words reminding them of the goodness of Dafa.