Three Moving Stories of How Elderly People Benefited from Falun Dafa
Living to be over 100 after practicing Falun Dafa--A Story from Western Region of Liaoning Province
Mr. Gao is from western Liaoning Province. He turned 101 years old during the New Year of 2013. He received congratulations from his relatives and friends. Everyone admires his good health and long life.
People all know that Mr. Gao is in such great health because he practices Falun Gong. He has three sons and three daughters. His third daughter-in-law also practices Falun Gong. She treats Mr. Gao as her own father. Every winter she invites him to live with them because their home has a good heating system.
In 2000, before Mr. Gao began practicing Falun Gong, his third daughter-in-law was illegally arrested for going to Beijing to appeal for the practice. At that time Mr. Gao was not yet a practitioner, so he complained that she would bring discredit on his entire family. His third daughter-in-law clarified the truth to him after she came home from prison, and he then understood that Falun Gong was very righteous. Soon afterward, Mr. Gao read the book Zhuan Falun and began practicing. He studied the Fa every day, and soon didn't need his glasses to read.
When the family is busy and meals are late, Mr. Gao never complains. He says, “My daughter-in-law is great!”
Mr. Gao is over 100 years old now, yet his mind is clear and his skin looks young. His greatest pleasure is reading Zhuan Falun every day.
Mr. Gao strives to assimilate to the Fa, and enjoys the happiness of having his family around him.
Elderly Mother Walks Again after Her Ribs were Fractured by Reciting, “Falun Dafa is good”--Story from China
One day in last August, I received a phone call from home, and was told that my 88-year-old mother had an accident. She fell when she was trying to turn off an electrical fan. She was rushed to the hospital and the scans showed that she was suffering from comminuted fractures in her chest. Because these fractures constricted the nerves, she was unable to breathe smoothly.
Because of her old age, the doctor did not have good way to treat her, and just gave her some medicine. She was taken home and had to lay in bed and take a painkiller when she could not endure the pain.
A week after her fall I came home and said, “Only Master is able to save your life, if you recite sincerely, 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.'” She said, “I will do it.” Then she recited sincerely, “The Dafa is good! The Dafa is good.”
The following morning, she said excitedly, “Last night I met your Master in my dream. He looks so kind! He grabbed some dark things from my chest. When I woke up, the pain was gone. Look! I can turn over by myself now.” Ten days later, she could walk with a walking stick and use the bathroom by herself.
My mother cried, “It's amazing! I recovered by only reciting ‘Dafa is good’. I would like express my gratitude towards your Master. Master saved me. I will recite those words every day! Falun Dafa is good!”
If one person practices, their whole family benefits. I would say with my hands in the Heshi position, “Thanks to my great Master!”
My 82-year-old Mother’s Health is Wonderful Now--Story from China
My mother is 82 years old. Four years ago, I visited my home town and told my entire family the true facts about Falun Gong. My mother believed what I said and withdrew from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. She said she grew up believing in gods, but the atheist CCP would not let her believe in anything but the CCP. When I asked her to recite “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” she promised she would.
Six months ago, my brother-in-law took my mother to his house, riding on a horse cart. They passed a field filled with mushrooms and my sister-in-law parked the cart to pick some mushrooms, leaving my mother alone in the cart. The scorching sun made her hot, so she opened up her umbrella which unfortunately startled the horse. The horse ran away and my mother was frightened and fell out of the cart. When she woke up she was sitting on a pile of sand and the horse cart was gone.
My brother-in-law was very worried when he found the empty cart far way, and he thought something must have happened to my mother. He called the other relatives for help while he searched for her. When he finally found her she seemed fine sitting on the pile of sand.
My older brother came and took her to a hospital for a check-up. The results indicated that she was fine. During our phone call I said, “Because you believe in Dafa, our Master protected you, and you were safe this time.” She subsequently believed in Dafa more firmly and frequently recited sincerely, “Falun Dafa is good.” To show her respect she burned incense every morning. She said, “I have a belief, Falun Dafa.” She became free of illnesses and is now able to take care of herself.
My older brother bought an apartment for our mother. She moved in and has been able to take care of herself without any problem. She even traveled to visit her sons and daughters in other cities. She was able to take a twelve-hour long bus ride in March to visit her children in Ximeng City.
When we worried about her, she often said, “I am confident about my health even though I'm 82 years old. Amazing things happen if one sincerely recites, ‘Falun Dafa is good.’”