Minghui Fahui | An Illiterate Rural Woman Experiences a Miracle
(Minghui.org) Cultivating diligently is very difficult for me because I'm illiterate. I was able to learn the exercises, but I couldn’t read Master's lectures. One day I thought,“If I were educated, I could read Master's books and attend the group Fa study. Master, please help me!” After having that thought I fell asleep. Suddenly I felt something crack between my eyebrows. Two days later, I was resting when I saw a tall red horse running towards me. It kicked me between my eyebrows and left. There was a sharp pain, and it felt as if my head had split in two. From then on, I could read. If there is any word I can't read, I will remember it after I ask someone. I can now attend the group study to read the books and study the Fa. It took me some time to realize that Master had opened my wisdom.
--By the author
Greetings, esteemed Master! Greetings, fellow practitioners!
I am a 75 year-old Falun Dafa practitioner from a rural area in China. I didn’t attend school and this is the first time I have participated in a Fahui.
Learning about Falun Dafa and Beginning the Practice
I was born into a poor family and suffered from hunger and cold. Instead of growing up as a gentle girl, I turned into a tomboy, and I was responsible for doing all the chores at home. After I married, life was hard because of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and I suffered from many illnesses. I tried many “cures” without finding any relief.
On New Year’s day in 1999, a friend took me to her friend’s home and I saw many people doing some form of exercises. I joined in without actually knowing anything about it. I was then told that this was the Falun Dafa cultivation practice. I decided to begin practicing this cultivation method.
My health soon returned, and I thought that this qigong was very good, so I told my children about it. Some practiced it diligently and some cultivated their xinxing without practicing the exercises. However, they all tried to be good people.
The majority of my children and grandchildren now practice Falun Dafa. On my husband’s birthday he told all those at the party, “No matter what bad things we will meet with or face in the future, remember to say ‘Falun Dafa is good!’” All our sons agreed, “Yes, Falun Dafa is good!”
Dafa Gives Us Wisdom, Master Helps Practitioners
Cultivating diligently is very difficult for me because I'm illiterate. I was able to learn the exercises, but I couldn’t read Master's lectures. One day I thought, “If I were educated, I could read Master's books and attend the group Fa study. Master, please help me!” After having that thought I fell asleep. Suddenly I felt something crack between my eyebrows. Two days later, I was resting when I saw a tall red horse running towards me. It kicked me between my eyebrows and left. There was a sharp pain, and it felt as if my head had split in two. From then on, I could read. If there is any word I can't read, I will remember it after I ask others. I can now attend the group study to read the books and study the Fa. It took me some time to realize that Master had opened my wisdom. But this miracle affected the people around me and it made me believe firmly in Falun Dafa and Master.
With Master’s help, I turned into an educated person. I can read books, just as others do, with barely any difficulty. I often copy the books and related materials, including Hong Yin, and send them to practitioners who don’t have the Falun Dafa books.
Grateful to Master
I began studying Falun Dafa when I was in my 60s. Master cleansed my body, and my karma is still being eliminated because of my strong belief in Falun Dafa and Master. I have strong righteous thoughts, but because of my age, I have accumulated more karma than those around me, and I must work hard on eliminating it.
After one month of practice I had turned into a healthy person. But I still had a growth on my leg that interfered with my ability to walk quickly. I thought that I was eliminating karma but wasn't quite sure about it. At the time, I went to a Falun Dafa experience sharing conference. A practitioner saw my leg and asked what was wrong. She said after I had explained it, “It’s Master helping you clear out your karma. Otherwise you could be paralyzed in your old age.” After hearing this, I realized the benefits I had gained from practicing Falun Dafa and thanked Master. That's when I realized that Master was looking out for me. Within two days after the conference, the growth disappeared.
There were other times when I experienced sickness karma, and it sometimes took a while to understand it. But after reading the article “Sickness Karma” in Essentials for Further Advancement, I truly realized that I was experiencing karma elimination, which was good. From that time onward, I've just accepted karma elimination and no longer worry.
I also experienced the test of life and death. My family members who are not practitioners, especially my daughter, were afraid that I would die during the last karma eliminating episode. But I held the Fa in my mind and remembered that Mater said,
“This is the difference between a human and a God. If you can let go of life and death, you’re a God; if you can’t let go of life and death, you’re a human—this is the difference.” (“Teaching the Fa in New York City” from Lectures in the United States)
No matter what karma eliminating episodes I had, I never stopped clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa. I also did chores, including carrying heavy loads, pushing a cart, and working in the fields. Despite being 70 years old, I never thought that others needed to take care of me, and I can work harder than young people. Even a long-term karma eliminating incident didn't stop me from doing what I had to do.
Practitioners Speak up for Falun Dafa
I've benefited a lot from Falun Dafa, physically and mentally. I gained wisdom and now know the meaning of life. Therefore, when Dafa was persecuted and Master was wronged, I clarified the truth about Falun Dafa without hesitating. No matter the season or the weather, I distribute Falun Dafa informational materials with fellow practitioners. We reach out to the western mountain area and eastern plain, including all the cities and the countryside, and experience many miracles.
One night when it snowed, practitioners A, B, and I were taking Falun Dafa materials to the nearby countryside. We were discussing our course of action when all the lights in the village went out. This was convenient for us, and we thanked Master. We used our flashlights and finished within ten minutes. Then, all the lights came back on. We thanked Master again. When distributing Falun Dafa materials in the countryside, we experienced many miracles. We often lost our way, but Master directed us to the correct route. It's just like a Chinese poem said, “Mountains multiply and streams double back no doubt, there is a way out.”
“Dafa disciples' working against the persecution is what takes place on the surface, but the reality is that these are acts of saving people, saving sentient beings.” (“Clarification”)
As time went by, the environment changed and, with it, how we did things. In the beginning we quietly distributed Falun Dafa materials at night, but now we distribute them openly during the day. The number of people who have heard the facts about Falun Dafa is growing. Almost all the leaders in our village have a positive view of Falun Dafa. If anyone hears that staff from the 610 Office is coming, they inform us and tell us to hide the Dafa materials.
The 610 Office staff was once looking for a practitioner. The village leader took them to the wrong house and asked them to sit down and drink some water. He then warned the practitioner. The leaders who know the truth now protect us.
Experiencing Arrest and Harassment
In July 2010, I was reported and illegally arrested. I was taken to a police station and interrogated. I refused to say a word or sign anything for ten days. Then, my blood pressure was abnormal and I was taken to the hospital. They injected me with unknown drugs and refused to release me. About a month later, I asked Master for help, saying that I wanted to leave the hospital and go home. I was then released. The police monitored and harassed me after I returned home. We are practitioners and know these are tests that help us mature.
My Family Was Chosen to Validate Dafa
I have a large family, and many of us practice Falun Dafa. The children are of marriageable age and they prefer to marry other practitioners.
My grandson married a Falun Dafa practitioner. She had told everyone, “My husband must be a Falun Dafa practitioner.” After she found out that I had lost many Falun Dafa books when I was arrested 12 years ago, she gave me all her books. I said, “Now, you don’t have any.” She said, “I can read on the computer, Grandma needs the books!”
When this new family member was clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa, she met a plainclothes policewoman who said, “I arrest Falun Dafa practitioners.” My grandson’s wife sent forth righteous thoughts to save her, but the policewoman wanted to get the reward for arresting a practitioner. She arrested her and said, “Why doesn’t your Master save you?” My grandson’s wife said, “My Master definitely will save me.” While that policewoman was waiting for her reward at the police station, she was told, “Let her go.” Everyone heard this story—it showed the power of Falun Dafa.
As the Fa-rectification has not arrived yet, my cultivation path hasn’t ended. I must catch up with Master and never let up. Master said, “...starting will surely result in achieving your ultimate rank.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference”)
We must be more diligent and seize the time to save people. Master also said:
“If you don't take action to save sentient beings, you will not have fulfilled your responsibility as a Dafa disciple and your cultivation will amount to nothing, for your becoming a Dafa disciple was not for the sake of your own Consummation. This means that you shoulder a monumental mission.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference”)
I will firmly walk the path arranged by Master and never stop saving people.
Thanks to Master!
Thanks to fellow practitioners!