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I am 78 years old and started practicing Falun Gong in 1995. I have stumbled a few times on my cultivation path. I know that only by studying the Fa more can I do things better, so no matter how busy I am, I read at least one chapter of Zhuan Falun each day. Whenever I have time, I try to send forth righteous thoughts every hour.

At group Fa-study, we don't talk about everyday things, but only share about problems we come across in cultivation, or about how to clarify the truth better. Our righteous thoughts have gradually become stronger. When we encounter problems, we first think about Master, and then send righteous thoughts.

Dafa Gave Me a New Life

Before I reached age 40, I hadn't been able to taste anything for over 20 years, and there was a constant bitter taste in my mouth. When I was 40, I began to suffer other health issues. I couldn't bend my back, and my legs felt sore and weak. I later had cerebral vasoconstriction and insufficient blood supply that led to a heart attack. My illness became very serious in 1993 and 1994. I sometimes lost consciousness and had to be hospitalized. One treatment session at the hospital cost more than 8,000 yuan. I also had to pay an additional 25 yuan per day for the medications. I relapsed three to four times per year.

Someone had to take care of me at home when my husband and children were at work, since I couldn't get out of bed when I was very ill. The nurses had a difficult time finding a vein when I needed an intravenous drip. They had to spend a long time trying to find a vein, and seven to eight days later, that vein would harden. The pain was unbearable. Afterwards, just the sight of a nurse frightened me.

I was bedridden and couldn't go outside to enjoy the summer weather due to constant dizziness. I could only lay in bed and cry. At that time, every day felt like a year. I gave up hope and even thought about committing suicide. I had spent all of our savings to pay for medicine.

In October 1995, my eldest son heard of someone whose illness had disappeared after practicing Falun Gong. He told me that I should try it. I said, “I'm already like this. Is there still hope? I won't go.” Both my husband and son insisted that I go to a Falun Dafa experience sharing conference on the second floor in the Electric Power Bureau.

With my husband's and son's help, I went to the conference. When I entered the auditorium, I saw Master's picture hanging in the middle of the stage, and I felt a warm current go through my body. That sensation was so strong that I can still remember it today.

A woman in her forties shared her story at the conference. She said that she used to have leukemia. The doctors had given up on her and thought her condition was hopeless. However, after she began practicing Falun Gong, her illness amazingly disappeared. I was touched by her story and became determined to start practicing. I believed that only Falun Dafa could cure my illnesses.

The next day, a practitioner from the local exercise site played the video of Master's nine-day lecture series. Three days later, my son bought the book Zhuan Falun for me. I read the entire book in two days. The more I read it, the more I liked it. My body felt energized after reading the book, and the pain greatly lessened.

I realized that I no longer needed to take medicine. However, my husband was worried and asked me to continue taking it in a smaller dosage. I told him, “I have taken enough medicine and injections in my life. All the medicine has damaged my stomach, but I am still ill. Look at that woman. Her illness was worse than mine, and now it is gone. I believe I will become healthy as long as I truly cultivate Dafa.”

I wholeheartedly studied the Fa and did the Falun Dafa exercises. I also stopped taking my medications. All of my illnesses have since disappeared, and I no needed the care of others. I am now able to do all of the housework. When I wash clothes, I can lift the bucket with one hand, and I feel light as I walk, as if someone is pushing me forward. My family and neighbors were very happy to see the positive changes in me and also began practicing Falun Gong.

Validating Dafa and Clarifying the Facts to Save People

Programs defaming Falun Dafa were shown on TV every day after the persecution began on July 20, 1999. People who didn't know the truth said bad things about the practice and burned Dafa books. I was very sad to see all of this happening.

One day, I saw some people from the local village committee collecting and burning Dafa books. I was so upset that I sat down and sobbed. The farmers my son had hired to rebuild our house at that time felt that the government had crossed the line. A few years later, I met the same farmers and clarified the truth to them. They still remembered seeing me sobbing, and one of them said, “If an elderly woman was weeping so much, it just shows that Falun Gong must be very good and has been treated unjustly.”

All of my children respect and support my practicing Falun Gong. They each bought their own homes recently and wanted me to live with them since my husband passed away a few years ago.

I told them, “The reason I am still alive and healthy is because I practice Falun Gong. Master gave me a second chance in life so I can cultivate. Falun Gong has been persecuted for many years now and Master has been maligned. I am a Dafa disciple, so I should say something for Master. I need to tell people the facts. Master asks us to save people as quickly as possible, so I must do what He asks of us. I would like to live with you, but not now. You will have to wait until I complete my mission. At the moment, I am happy to live alone and I can still look after myself. I also have time to read the Fa and do the Dafa exercises, and I can go out to tell people the truth every day. You are welcome to come visit if you have time. You don't have to come if you are busy.”

The people I clarified the truth to first were my relatives, former colleagues, and neighbors. After gaining more experience in truth-clarification, I could talk to everyone at the markets. For the past few years, several local practitioners and I have clarified the truth to all of the local shops and stall owners. Most of them understand and have benefited from Dafa, and some even help to tell others the facts about the practice.

A few years ago, there were many construction projects in our city, so a lot of people from other cities came to work here. Every day I rode my bicycle to the construction sites to distribute materials on Falun Dafa and the persecution, including the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and informational DVDs.

Wherever I went, the materials were gone quickly. People sometimes came and grabbed them themselves if there were many people there. I once went to a site where many people were working, and I distributed all the DVDs in a short time. When I got on my bike and started to leave, a man who had been digging at the bottom of a ditch ran after me, still holding a spade in his hand and yelling. One of his shoes had fallen off by the time he reached me. He said, “I have been shouting at you. Why didn't you give me anything?” I promised him I would return with more materials.

I have come across different kinds of people when clarifying the facts. As long as my thoughts are righteous, people will make a good choice. I once met a man in his forties. When I told him the facts, he said, “Do you know what I do?” I replied, “It's not important what you do. However, it is important that you can be saved.” He then continued, “I arrest Falun Gong practitioners.” I said, “We don't do bad things, and we don't break the law. Why do you arrest us? Falun Dafa teaches us how to be good. We follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Don't you feel sorry when you arrest good people? Stop doing those evil things. How about being a good person?” He asked, “Do you have any materials? Give me some to look at.” He then took a few copies and left.

Whenever I meet a plainclothes police officer, I say, “No matter what you do, the first thing to realize is that you can be saved. You have a job, so you can support your family. The safety of you and your family is a blessing.” Usually, they leave me alone. One time, an officer in uniform came into a small shop while I was talking to the owner. The owner immediately said, “He's not a policeman.” The man said, “I wouldn't arrest you even if I was a real police officer.”

Some miraculous things have occurred. One summer there was a severe drought. The farmers who worked at a construction site had to water their fields after they got off work at the end of the day. They listened as I was talking about Falun Gong. They said, “If Falun Gong is really amazing, ask Heaven to give us rain. Then we will admire Falun Gong. I replied, “Tomorrow it will rain.”

The next day, it really did rain. A few days later I went to the construction site again. The workers were shouting, “Come here!” One of them said, “We all admire you. You are great! Falun Gong is extraordinary! The rain came just in time. Thank you very much!” I said, “You should thank my teacher. My teacher is the one who ended the drought. My teacher is great! My teacher is here to save people. Please don't go against Falun Gong.” They listened and nodded in agreement.

I go out to tell people about Falun Gong every day, even in the hot summer. I have met people who didn't understand me, and who said things like, “At your age, you don't stay home to enjoy the cool air or eat watermelon to cool yourself. You go about everywhere in the hot weather. What do you want?” I replied, “Isn't it for you? You might not know it, but everyone in this world has come for this Fa. However, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) prevents people from learning such a good practice. They even deceive people and say bad things about it. The CCP is destroying people. Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa. The Party has committed unforgivable crimes, so Heaven will eliminate it. If people stand by it, they will meet with disaster. Please quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations to save yourself.”

No Difficulties Can Stop Me

I encounter people who have been poisoned by the CCP propaganda and still don't know the truth about Falun Gong. I was reported to the authorities and arrested many times. However, under Master's protection, each time I was released. Afterwards, I continued going out to clarify the truth. Nothing can stop me from saving people. I only listen to Master and do what Master asks me to do. I have experienced many things, but I will share just a few.

One winter evening, about six or seven officers from the local police station came to my home while we were studying the Fa. One officer went back to the car to fetch more handcuffs when they saw so many of us. I wasn't affected inside, and I asked for Master's help.

I looked at the police officers and said, “Handcuffs are for bad people, not for us. We are all good people who cultivate according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” One of them then waved his hand to the other officers and said, “Take them away.” They arrested all of us and took us to the police cars. They also confiscated some of our materials.

I was the last one taken away, so I continued to tell them the facts about Falun Gong. A policeman then tried hurry me up. I said, “Let me put some coal in the stove. Otherwise, it will go out and it will be cold when I get back.” He said, “You don't need to add any coal,” implying that I wouldn't return that night. I replied, “I will be back soon.”

When we arrived at the police station, I saw that the room was full of practitioners. Many were sitting there with their heads down. I asked for Master's help to rescue them. I said to the police, “You still want to be Jiang Zemin's accomplices...” At the same time, I sent righteous thoughts. One of the officers then said loudly, “Look up! You shouldn't practice if you knew this would happen.” Another officer called my name and said, “You go to that room.” I was isolated from the other practitioners.

Someone later called my name and told me to go to a different room. When I went to that room, I saw practitioners being taken away. One of the practitioners said, “We are being taken to Dongling.” She was referring to the Dongling Detention Center. After they left, an officer said to me, “You can go home now.” He told another officer, “You take her home. It will be fine. Just take her near her home. Look at her age, you'd better take her home.” He then turned to me and said, “Tomorrow, go to the police department.” I said, “I won't go.” Under Master's protection, I was back at home around 11 p.m. that same evening. The other practitioners, however, were detained and fined.

At another time, also during the winter, I was reported to the authorities while distributing truth-clarification materials at the market. The person in charge of the market dragged me to his office and refused to let me leave. During that time, if someone reported Falun Gong practitioners to the police, they would receive a reward. This person was quite excited, thinking he would get something in return for reporting me. He called the police over and over. However, I wasn't moved inside. I am a Dafa disciple and I listen to Master to save people. I know I am doing the right thing. I told them that I needed to go home, but they ignored me. Officers from the local Domestic Security Division arrived at around lunch time. They casually mentioned Master's name, so I immediately stopped them. I told them to stop saying His name. The police then turned around and left.

The person in charge of the market locked me in a room and ordered a young man to monitor me. The man saw that I was cold and turned the heater on. He also helped me to fix the buttons on my clothes when he saw that they had been pulled off after being dragged to the office. The person in charge of the market sarcastically to said to the young man, “Is she your mother?”

I clarified the truth to the young man and asked him quit the CCP. At lunch time, he bought food for me, including two bread cakes with meat inside and a bowl of noodle soup. I refused to eat or drink anything, and insisted on returning home. During that time, I kept sending righteous thoughts and also asked Master to strengthen me. I was released at 2:00 p.m., since the police didn’t want to come to the market.

I took over 200 flyers to distribute in a village in 2003. I gave one to every family. Unfortunately, the Party secretary of the village reported me to the police after I had just finished. We were standing at an intersection, waiting for the police to come, and were surrounded by many people, so I used the opportunity to tell them the facts, “Everyone, listen to me. They arrest people on a whim without following any legal procedures. I am a Dafa practitioner. All my illnesses disappeared after I began practicing Falun Gong. Falun Gong is innocent, so I must stand up for it.” Just then, the police arrived and asked me, “Why don't you stay at home? Why do you distribute these flyers? What do you want?” I replied, “I want to save people.” The police asked, “Who will save you?” I said, “My teacher saves me.” He said, “Who is your teacher?” I replied, “My teacher is Mr. Li Hongzhi.”

When the persecution was at its peak, the city council was holding brainwashing sessions, and many practitioners were detained at the brainwashing center. Officials from the local police station ordered people from the local residential committee to take me to the brainwashing center. On the way there, I clarified the truth to them and asked them to take me home. They took me home after our discussion. However, they said I still needed to go to the brainwashing center the next day. I firmly told them, “I won't go.” Afterwards, no one told me to go to the brainwashing center again.

I went to the local Electric Power Bureau to fill up my gas tank six months after I had gone to distribute materials in the village. When I passed the village on my way there, a man standing on the side of the road asked me, “Do you get your gas at the Electric Power Bureau?” I turned around and saw that he had facial droop. He also had slurred speech and difficulty walking, even with a cane. I suddenly recognized him and asked, “Aren't you the Party secretary of the village?” He mumbled a reply.

For the past several years, I have been clarifying the truth to primary and secondary school students. They have also been poisoned by the Party's propaganda and need to be saved. I talked to them in the morning before school, and later in the day after school. Whatever the weather, I always made sure I had enough time to talk to them. When the students were in school, I went elsewhere to tell people the facts. I only went home when I felt hungry or when it was time for our group study in the afternoon.

Our city is not too big, so there are only a little over a dozen schools. I am familiar with all of them now. Many students recognize me and greet me. Some call me "Granny" or say, “Granny, Falun Dafa is good.” I give high school students DVDs that include information on the software to break through the Internet firewall, and several stories. Many students later asked for more DVDs to give to their classmates.

Several practitioners in our city also go to the market every day to do face-to-face truth clarification in the morning and join group study in the afternoon. This past summer was extremely hot, but we still went out to tell people the facts every day.

When we came across problems, we measured ourselves with the standard of the Fa and shared with each other.

We learn from each other and share experiences on how to save people to improve as a whole. If someone doesn't go out for one day, that person may feel guilty and be sorry, since Master has prolonged the time to save people. When we do well will we not disappoint Master.

There are many things I would like to share, but I don't know how to express them in words. This Fahui is an opportunity Master has given me, so I can't miss it again. If I have said anything not based on the Fa, please point it out compassionately.

Finally, I would like to thank our revered Master again.