Cultivation Stories of a Practitioner in Her 50s
(Clearwisdom.net) I am in my 50s and have practiced Falun Dafa since 1996. Throughout my years of cultivation I have been consistent in following Dafa's principles under Master’s merciful care and protection. When the evil persecution began on July 20, 1999, my mind was firm. I sent righteous thoughts and acted properly. I have seen the power of Dafa all along my cultivation path.
Police could not tie me up
While in Beijing in 1999 to appeal for Falun Gong, I was illegally arrested and held at a Beijing detention center. The police attempted to force me to give up Falun Gong, ordering me to sign a guarantee statement, but I refused. They wanted to torture me, and started tying me up with ropes. Three officers were present. I sat cross-legged in the lotus position and was meditating. Two officers attempted to pull my arms up but they could not move me, so they tried to grab my legs. I lifted my legs, and immediately the officers fell down. I was not afraid of them and said, “Our Master asks us to be good people. Why are you trying to tie me up? What you are doing is against the law!” I was over 50 years old, but the two young officers were sweating and breathless from attempting to tie me up. They left having achieved nothing.
CD player malfunctions at forced labor camp
Once when I was held in a forced labor camp, guards handcuffed me onto a bed, and placed a CD player by my side to make me to listen to slanderous programs by the Communist regime. I sent righteous thought to have the CD player malfunction. I asked the perpetrators to release me because I needed to go to the bathroom. On the way to the bathroom, the guard asked me if I had listened. I said, “Those programs are complete lies. I don’t believe them!” The guard insisted that I had to listen. When I returned to the bed I found that no more sound was coming from the CD player. They replaced the battery, but it still did not work. I sensed that this was supernatural. I was overwhelmed and tears flowed. I could not express my gratitude in words to Master for protecting me.
In 2003, I walked out of the forced labor camp with dignity. I felt good about it because I had stood up for Dafa and Master. But I had become complacent, which gave the old forces something to take advantage of. I developed back and leg pain and could not move. I looked inward, but could not find anything wrong. I asked Master for help. One day, another practitioner came over and shared cultivation experiences with me. She happened to mention that some practitioners felt good about themselves in terms of their personal cultivation, which actually increased their tribulations. I suddenly realized my problem. I spoke to Master in my mind, asking for help. Although I was doing the three things, and I sent righteous thoughts four times per day and participated in sending righteous thoughts as a group, sometimes I did not have my mind focused when doing so. Sometimes I fell asleep when I read the Fa, and I was hesitant to speak with strangers about Falun Gong. I still needed improve my xinxing. As soon as I realized this, the pain disappeared.
I delivered truth-clarification materials door to door in my area, where many families have dogs. First I sent righteous thoughts, to make the dogs stop barking. I told them, "Your owners need to know the facts and will have good fortune if they learn." The dogs would stop barking. One day when I placed materials at a villager’s door, his dog started barking. A man appeared and shouted, “Who's there?” I asked Master for help to make me invisible and I walked away without him seeing me.
Cultivating in Dafa for fourteen years with many ups and downs, I have understood Master's words, "Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master." (Zhuan Falun)
I could not cultivate Dafa for one day without Master’s protection. I am grateful for Master’s mercy and I am determined to cultivate Dafa diligently and go home with Master.