(Minghui.org) I am ninety-three years old now, and began practicing Falun Gong when I was eighty years old. How fortunate I am! After I began practicing, the illnesses that I suffered from for years, such as heart disease, arthritis, cataracts and Meniere’s syndrome, have all disappeared.

My thirteen-year cultivation in Dafa has not only cured my illnesses, but also purified my mind. Master teaches us to be good people who should focus on improving our moral character and behavior, and not to pursue material gain. With letting go of my attachment to worldly interests, I have been able elevate my moral character and I can remain calm when problems arise. I feel a great sense of relief, and I know that I have benefited from Dafa tremendously.

A truth-clarification materials production site was established in my house in 2003

There were not enough truth-clarification materials available in our local area in 2003, even though fellow practitioners worked non-stop to make the materials. As they worked so hard printing and copying materials for us, they could not find sufficient time to do the exercises and study the Fa. Meanwhile, I had plenty of free time and often stayed at home. I wanted to learn how to make truth-clarification materials and help fellow practitioners. Once I had this thought, Master helped me to satisfy my wish. A few days later, some coordinators contacted me and asked if they could print truth-clarification materials in my house. I happily agreed. I was eighty-three years old at the time.

Fellow practitioners taught me how to use the Internet and access the Minghui website. I then learned how to download articles, print flyers and burn DVDs. I get up at 3:45 every morning to do the exercises, send forth righteous thoughts and then recite Hong Yin. After breakfast, I print materials. I go out to clarify the facts to people in the afternoon and study the Fa in the evening. I feel quite energetic doing these things every day. Although I am already ninety-three years old, people often say that I look like I'm in my seventies. I tell them that the reason I am able to remain healthy is because I practice Falun Gong.

Experiencing miracles during my cultivation

Master told us that we are walking the path towards godhood. As long as we follow Master’s guidance, elevate our xinxing and assimilate with the Fa, our levels will be uplifted quickly. That is why it is not surprising that many miracles have happened to fellow practitioners. I have also experienced miracles during my cultivation.

One day, I planned to go to the neighborhood where I used to live to clarify the facts to my former neighbors and friends. While I was walking, I reminded myself of what I would say. I soon realized that my old neighborhood was right around the corner. However, as I turned the corner, I happened to be near a famous historical site instead. I was astonished. Just now, I saw clearly that I was close to my old neighborhood, but how come, all of a sudden, I was near this historical site? The historical site was not even near my old neighborhood, and would have taken me much longer to walk there. I was puzzled, but told myself that Master probably wanted me to come here instead. I came out to clarify the facts to people, so it did not matter to me where I was.

At that moment, I saw two girls chatting together. I went up to them and asked if they had heard about Falun Gong? Both of them told me that they knew that Falun Gong was good, and said that their mother also practiced. While we were talking a man passed by, but later returned and asked me for some Falun Gong materials. He said that now only Falun Gong is righteous, so he wanted every kind of materials about Falun Gong that I had with me. I gave him a truth-clarification DVD and a flyer. The man then thanked me and left.

After practicing the second exercise one winter morning last year, my left leg suddenly hurt tremendously. It was so painful that I could not stand still. I had never had such problems before. I knew that it was interference either from the old forces or karma, so I said loudly right away, “I’m Master Li Hongzhi’s disciple. I do not want any other arrangements. I want to firmly walk the cultivation path arranged by my Master. Neither the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), nor the rotten ghosts can interfere me.” Immediately, my leg stopped hurting. It was miraculous!

At 1:00 a.m. on December 29, 2004, I suddenly had cramps in my feet. The pain was so severe that I truly thought I would not survive the night. Around 3:00 a.m., I suddenly remembered that I could not die since I had not reached Consummation. When I remembered Master, I started to shout, “Master, help me!” I shouted seven or eight times, and after that, the pain gradually eased up a little, and I also quieted down. I thanked Master and Dafa. Ever since then, I never had cramps in my feet again. I knew that my divine thoughts arose. It is true that whether one has divine thoughts or human thoughts brings about very different results.

Treasuring the opportunity to do the three things well

Master said in “Dafa Disciples Must Study the Fa- Fa Teaching Given at the 2011 Washington DC Metro Area Fa Conference:”

“But, with the larger changes in the situation unfolding, as you are aware, the evil’s factors are becoming fewer and fewer, the vast force of Fa-rectification is pressing forward and removing and thinning out the layers upon layers of factors that separate it from the human world. Thus, it is increasingly drawing near to the human world, and the evil at various dimensional layers is being destroyed on a massive scale, one plane after another. So the presence of such evil things in the human world is progressively less, and weaker, and it is possible that the state of things will undergo a drastic change. But for you, disciples of Dafa, you cannot let up in what you need to do—namely, the three tasks. By all means, you mustn’t. Nothing less than your mighty virtue, your cultivation, and all that you shoulder is bound up in these.”

I came to realize that our first priority is to save people. With that thought, I am able to help a person understand the facts about Dafa in only a few sentences. When I went out one day, I met a former colleague who was a veteran CCP member. I had planned to visit him, but suddenly met him that day. After I said just a few sentences, he agreed to quit the Party. It was the first time I helped someone quit the CCP so easily.

I met a couple of elderly people who were helping each other walk. I greeted them, and asked if they had heard about Falun Gong. I told them that I had suffered from heart disease, arthritis, dizziness and cataracts, but after practicing Falun Gong all of these illnesses disappeared. They asked me how old I was, and guessed that I was in my seventies. After I told them that I was ninety years old, they were very surprised and told me that I looked much younger than my age. I told them that it was because of Falun Gong that I was so healthy. They believed that Dafa is good and quit the CCP. They also gladly accepted the truth-clarification materials that I gave them.

When I saw a friend of mine whom I had not seen for a long time, I immediately told her the facts about Falun Gong. She told me that she often read truth-clarification materials that practitioners had left in her mail box and knew that Dafa is good. She agreed to quit the CCP and told me, “You look almost the same as you did over 30 years ago. You don’t look like you've aged at all. You’re so healthy.” I told her that all of the illnesses that I'd suffered from before disappeared after I started practicing Falun Gong.

On my way home that day I came across a former neighbor. She had just had surgery on her stomach, and looked very pale and weak. Staring at me, she said that I looked like I was no more than seventy years old. When I told her that I was actually ninety, she said that she was envious of my strong and loud voice, rosy complexion and my quick walk. When she compared herself to me, she was saddened to think about her own situation. I comforted her and told her that practitioners not only have healthy bodies, but also elevated moral standards. Plus, my body had been purified by my Master. She asked for the precious book Zhuan Falun so that she could read it at home. When I saw her again, she told me that her physical condition had improved after reading the book and she felt very happy. I knew that Master had arranged everything. Master had brought sentient beings to me who I had karmic relationships with.

Sometimes, I post truth-clarification materials and letters to government officials and celebrities to ask them to do good deeds. I also mailed Falun Gong materials to school principals to expose the persecution and to inform them that the CCP had inserted lies to slander Falun Gong in school textbooks. I asked the principals and teachers not to use those slanderous comments and lies when educating their students.

When I talk to people about Falun Gong and the persecution, I am able to help them understand the facts clearly. An old man was reading a newspaper one day. I went up to him and asked if he knew about Falun Gong. He said that he did and told me that his mailbox was full of Falun Gong materials, and he’d read all of them. I was very happy for him. I told him that if he had joined the CCP, he should quit in order to protect himself. He told me that he wanted to quit but did not know how. So I said that I could help. If we sincerely wish to save people, Master will help us.

One day, I saw a middle-aged man sitting inside his car reading a newspaper. His car window was down. So I went up and handed him a Shen Yun DVD, and said that this kind of New Year’s performance was hard to find and was the best show in the world. After looking at the DVD for a while, he told me with a smile, “You’re brave. Do you know who I am?” As he talked, he took out his ID. It turned out that he worked for the police. However, I was not afraid. I told him, “You’re a good man. Falun Dafa has been wrongfully accused and Dafa practitioners have been brutally persecuted. Good is rewarded with good returns, and evil deeds will be punished. This is the law of heaven. Please do as many good deeds as your job permits you. Treating Dafa practitioners well will bring good returns to you.” He quietly listened. Afterward, I gave him a truth-clarification flyer that explained what Falun Dafa is, and told him about the persecution. I also happened to have a copy of the Nine Commentaries of the Communist Party with me, so I gave that to him as well. He accepted all of the materials. I then told him that I wished his entire family a good and happy future.

From my experiences I have learned that the more I study the Fa, the better I can walk the path arranged by Master. If I had not studied the Fa well, I could have ended up walking the path arranged by the old forces, which would have been very dangerous.

Maintaining righteous thoughts eliminates interference

When I returned home after clarifying the facts to people at around 11:25 one morning, I saw a small group of people sitting in my residence waiting for me. Among them were people from my former work unit, police officers and those from the neighborhood committee. They said that people had reported me to them again for distributing Falun Gong flyers and that because of my behavior, the work unit could not receive financial rewards from the local government. They said that they cannot allow me to go out to distribute Falun Gong materials again, and wondered why such an old person like me should be so stubborn even though they had told me numerous times not to distribute materials. They added that if I distribute truth-clarification materials again, they would suspend my pension. I said in my mind, “Your words don’t mean anything. What my Master says counts.” Ignoring them, I sent forth righteous thoughts in my mind to eliminate the old forces in other dimensions, and make those people leave my home.

I told them that the self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square were fabricated by the CCP to defame Falun Gong, and that they should not believe the lies, as many kind-hearted people have been deeply affected by the CCP’s propaganda, and because of that, they misunderstand Falun Gong. I knew that clarifying the facts to them is helping them know the true nature of the CCP, and when they learn the truth they will have a bright future. After that, they all left, and from then on, they seldom came to bother me again.

An officer from the local police department came to my home in June 2009 threatening me, in an attempt to stop me from distributing Falun Gong materials. He accused me of disrupting the social order, and wanted to come inside my home to see if I had a computer there. I told him that as a Falun Gong practitioner, all I longed for was a peaceful environment to cultivate in. However, he and his fellow officers often came to harass me. He forcibly tried to enter my residence, so I blocked the door and started to clarify the facts to him. He listened quietly until I finished, and then he even decided to quit the CCP. He has not come to my residence since then.

Once, a fierce looking man came and yelled, “You receive the CCP’s pension but you oppose the CCP. You’re getting involved in politics!” He would not let me clarify the facts to him, but tried to make me follow him. He threatened that if I did not go with him, he would tell the police to come and arrest me. Although it's difficult to save this kind of person, I didn't let his attitude bother me. If I could not save him this time, I knew that he would have another opportunity to be saved by other practitioners.

Although I have cultivated for over a dozen years, I still have many attachments which prevent me from improving my xinxing. For example, when it snows, rains, or when it is too cold, I do not like to go out to clarify the facts to save people. Because of this, many people have not been saved. That makes me feel uneasy. In the past, I had another problem because I was shy about approaching strangers. After reading a fellow practitioner’s article which shared her experience on how she clarified the facts to her relatives, friends, neighbors and colleagues, I asked myself, “Why can't I remember that these strangers were actually my relatives and friends?” Afterward, I did not feel nervous when talking to strangers anymore.

Master has created this good environment for me: I do not need to do any household chores because I have a maid, and do not need to take care of any grandchildren. I have plenty of time to study the Fa, and my home is always very quiet. I know that clarifying the facts and saving people is the most honorable task, and the old forces dare not interfere. With Master’s protection and the assistance from righteous gods, I am not afraid. For so many years, when the weather is good, I have gone out to save as many sentient beings as I can.

I will treasure this opportunity even more, and be more diligent in doing the tasks practitioners should do so I will not disappoint Master. Please kindly point out anything inappropriate.