(Minghui.org) Time flies! It's been more than a decade since the winter of 1997. I recall I was chatting with three elderly ladies when another lady approached us and gave each of us a ticket. The lady who gave the tickets to us said, “The Falun Gong Experience Sharing Conference will be held at Kuang Qu Club on December 24. You should all attend.” The conference began at nine in the morning. Many practitioners shared their cultivation experiences. One of them was particularly memorable. This was her story:
“I was five years old at the time. I got thirsty and tried to scoop water out of the water barrel, but I slipped and fell in. My family didn't know about it until they got home. They scooped me out of the barrel and turned me upside down to drain the water. Although I survived, my eyes were crossed. I didn't want to go out because I was afraid the other kids would laugh and ridicule me. After I got married, I didn't dare to look straight at my husband. Later I had a stroke and was not able to walk. My life was miserable, and I didn't think it would ever get any better for me.
“One day, a kindhearted person told me about the health benefits of practicing Falun Gong. Because I couldn't walk, other people took me to the practice site. Something miraculous happened. I was able to walk home after learning the exercises! Words could not describe my gratitude toward Master. I became a practitioner. I hand copied all the Dafa books. Very soon, another miraculous thing happened. One day, my eyes were bothering me, so I decided to take a rest. I picked up a mirror to check my eyes. I looked at them in the mirror and burst into tears. I never dreamed that they would ever be normal again! I'd always felt inferior because of my crossed-eyes. And they were not crossed anymore! Master and Dafa healed my eyes.”
The practitioner cried as she shared her experience, and the audience was touched by her story.
This practitioner was a simple person. She spoke with honesty, without exaggeration, and with no flattery. Every word came from her heart. Her story touched me deeply and inspired me to cultivate in Falun Dafa. Ever since then, Master has been guiding and protecting me.
I'm introverted, quiet, and not very good with words. I know that Falun Dafa is a righteous practice, and it is mankind's hope. Promiscuity, gambling, and drugs have permeated our society. No laws or regulations can stop the degeneration of morals in Chinese society. Only Falun Dafa can provide a pure land and enable millions of people to regain their moral values.
A touching little story changed my life. It led me to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and to the path that leads toward a bright future!
Thank you, Revered Master!