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Falun Dafa Transformed My Stepmother

February 07, 2012 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner in China

(Clearwisdom.net) When my father married my stepmother, my three sisters got married as well and became Falun Dafa practitioners along with my father. At that time, people around the entire country knew that Falun Dafa was good, and the media also said it was good. Therefore, my stepmother neither supported nor opposed our practicing Falun Dafa. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute the practice in July 1999, my sisters and I went to Beijing in an effort to tell the government that Falun Dafa was good and teaches people to be a good. However, we were detained by the CCP and, like many other practitioners, were inhumanly tortured.

My father was young during the time of the Cultural Revolution. At that time, he told me that he really wanted to serve his country with all his heart. He worked very hard and never complained about anything. However, when the Cultural Revolution began, he was branded as a member of a reactionary gang and was paraded all over the villages. He was also forced to carry manure with a shoulder-pole. As a pale-faced scholar just out of school, all he could think was, “I am still alive today, but I don't know what kind of torture I will have to suffer tomorrow.” One day, one of his colleagues was dragged out to be criticized and denounced at a public meeting. My father almost lost his will to live when he heard the piteous cries of his colleague. In his mind, he was searching for the quickest way to do away with himself. My father told us later why his colleague was beaten. It was because they had found a copy of the Red Flag magazine (the CCP's magazine) in his home. These people wanted to know why a member of a reactionary gang had a copy of the Red Flag. How could someone in a reactionary gang be qualified to read their magazine?

Luckily my father survived, but his fear of the CCP became deeply rooted in his heart, and he became a very timid person. When the CCP began persecuting Falun Gong, my father did not have the courage to continue the exercises, even though he knew they were very good. One day he was hospitalized for a myocardial infection. The more treatment he received the worse his condition became, and hospital officials issued a notification that he was terminally ill. By then, my father realized that the physicians could not save his life, and that only Falun Dafa could keep him healthy, as well as safe and sound. Therefore, my father resumed his Falun Dafa cultivation practice and recovered very quickly.

By that time, my stepmother was not supportive of my father's practice and was disgusted with us when we discussed the truth about Falun Dafa. Sometimes I visited my father with my child and stayed at my father's house overnight. As my child and I slept soundly, my stepmother was unable to sleep. She said she didn't need much sleep. I didn't think much about it, because I presumed that when people were older they were all like that. I visited them last year and saw my stepmother sitting on the sofa when I arrived. She was swollen beyond recognition due to edema. Since no medicine was able to help her to get rid of the edema, she refused to go to a hospital. However, she had decided to have a nasal polypectomy in a city hospital in two days time because this problem was continually bothering her.

This time, I asked her again to repeat, “Falun Dafa is good!, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” In the past, whenever I mentioned this to my stepmother, she disagreed. This time, however, maybe due to her fear of the surgery plus the pain from the edema, she began saying it. Yet she asked my father, “Will the Master of Falun Gong know where my disease is?” I went to see her the next day and noticed that the edema had disappeared. She was very excited and told me that she had only repeated these words for a day, but had to repeatedly use the toilet, and then this miracle happened.

A few days later father told me that my stepmother's headaches had also disappeared, and she was sleeping soundly. In the past, she snored so loud that it woke up the neighbors and my father could not sleep. A few days later, my stepmother told me that as she kept sneezing, the nasal polyp came out by itself and ever since that time, she had no more headaches.

After experiencing the wonders of Falun Dafa, my stepmother, who could not read nor write, asked my father to read Zhuan Falun to her. Because she benefited from Falun Dafa, she began spreading the Fa and asked her relatives and friends to repeat, “Falun Dafa is good.” As a result, many people also received benefits, and the older lady said, “Now, if someone says somehing bad about Falun Dafa, I will not listen!”

I was shocked to hear my stepmother say that. She told me that in the past when she heard the venomous propaganda slandering Falun Gong on television, she became very scared. Therefore, every time I visited and stayed overnight, she was afraid that I might kill her in the middle of the night. She told me this apologetically and then burst into laughter. However, I didn't feel like laughing, because the fabricated lies spread by the CCP media which slandered Falun Gong have truly deceived so many people.

My stepmother was lucky because she had practitioners near her and could thus learn the truth. However, she changed her view about Falun Dafa only after benefitting from Dafa. How many people are still being poisoned by the CCP lies? They all hate Dafa, but they are all innocent. How can they be convinced to see through those lies? It really worries me. I hope all kindhearted people can calmly listen to what practitioners have to tell them. After all, practitioners know Falun Gong the best, so they are the ones who are most suitable to speak on this issue.