[Celebrating May 13] Dafa Lightens My Heart, Eighty Years of Suffering Comes to An End
The suffering ends with my heart being unlocked
I'm an eighty-three year old practitioner who spent most of my lifetime experiencing rounds of political movements launched by the wicked Communist Party.
I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2005. My husband had been sick and bedridden, so we hired two housemaids. They often talked with me about Falun Gong. One day, one of them said, “Falun Gong teaches people to be good and they can get their health back by doing the exercises.” I asked, “Do you believe in it?” “Yes!” She replied, “I have my own personal experience.” After that, she often gave me booklets that clarified the facts about Falun Gong. I was very inspired after reading them. Later, she gave me a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party . I felt that I was hit by a stick after reading it and became enlightened. Many questions in my mind were resolved, and my thoughts became very clear.
Then she gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun, and I treated it as a treasure and read it over and over again. In the First Talk , Master talked about cultivating the virtues of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance: “As a human being, you are a good person only if you can follow this universe’s characteristic of Zhen-Shan-Ren. A person who deviates from this characteristic is truly a bad person. In the workplace or in society, some people may say that you are bad, yet you may not necessarily be bad. Some people may say that you are good, but you may not really be good. As a practitioner, if you assimilate yourself to this characteristic you are one that has attained the Tao—it’s just such a simple principle.”
Eliminating the mark of the beast
Since I had to go back to my workplace to pay the Party membership fee every month, my housemaid said, “Hurry up and quit the Party!” “But how?” I asked. “You just have to write a statement and make an anonymous name for yourself, and I will submit it for you to the Epoch Times website.” She replied. “That is wonderful!” I said. Then I wrote a statement for both me and my husband to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
From then on, I became a different person and felt very relaxed. I used to feel that there was some kind of being placed inside me. Now it has been taken away. In fact, that thing was the spirit of the evil communist specter, and my mind and actions were being controlled by it.
Wonders of Dafa
I did not have any serious illnesses, but had suffered from chronic bowel problems and vertigo for most of my life. The third morning after doing the exercises, I found myself rushing to the restroom. After that, I felt very comfortable all over; it was wonderful. Since that time, I use the restroom every day before doing the exercises. By studying the Fa, I came to understand that Master was helping me purify my body. On the fifth night, before going to bed, I felt that there was a freezing wind coming out from both sides of my legs. I pulled the comforter back over my body, but could still feel the wind. I decided to let it go since it did not interfere with my sleep. The next day, it was like nothing had happened; everything was fine. Soon afterward, I rode the bike uphill but did not feel tired at all. It used to be the case that I had to get down from my bike and push it uphill. Now, both my legs felt very powerful. It was so magical!
In 2006, I suddenly felt that my right eye had been pricked by a needle and dared not open it. I went to the hospital for an examination and was told that I had acute glaucoma. Immediate surgery was recommended, and the result of the procedure was very successful. The next day, my doctor asked me whether I had a bowel movement. I said no and told him that I did not want to take any medicine. Then I thought of doing the exercises. As soon as I started to do the first exercise, I went to the restroom right away. The next day, the doctor asked me again whether I had used the restroom. I said yes this time. “What kind of medicine did you take?” He asked. “None. I did the exercises,” I replied. “There you go!” He retorted. “It is the exercises that work.” After the doctor left, the lady sitting on the next bed asked, “What kind of exercises?” “Falun Gong!” I replied. “Oh, I used to practice it as well. But later on it was not allowed. Our Army Retirement Center did not allow us to practice.” She was a retired officer. She learned the first exercise with me and let me write down the verse. We were both discharged within a few days.
In the Fa-study group, we took turns reading the Fa. I was wearing a pair of 350-degree glasses, and one day, after we studied one lecture, a practitioner said to me, “You did a wonderful job today. You have finished reading without your glasses.” Then I came to realize that my glass case had been sitting beside me. It was so awesome! Since then, when studying the Fa, I am able to finish my part without using glasses.
When an everyday person undergoes surgery for glaucoma, their vision is normally very foggy. However, I see things as clearly as a normal person. I can ride a bike and put a thread through a needle easily.
Studying the Fa lightens my heart
In 2009, my husband passed away, and I was then the only one living in our home. Sometimes, fellow practitioners stopped by to give me some truth-clarification materials. That was the only way for me to know about what was going on. When practitioners came, I felt full, since I had spiritual nourishment. I often thought that it would be a great idea if we could have a Fa-study group in my home. There were no strangers or relatives coming by to visit. Moreover, our neighborhood was very private and quiet. It was also quite easy to get here.
One day, a fellow practitioner came by to drop-off materials. I did not tell her about my idea since I thought it was not mature. Then she said, “Your home is a great place. You do not have kids, and it is very quiet and easy to get to. It would be great if we could have a Fa-study group in your home.” “Wow, our minds think alike. I was thinking about that as well.” I said, “It must be Master who is arranging this. Otherwise, how could this be so coincidental? I was a little embarrassed to mention this to you since I was afraid that you would not agree. So now you agree and I will invite fellow practitioners to come over for Fa-study tomorrow.” Since then, my home has been a Fa-study site.
When I used to study the Fa by myself, I was not careful and picked the parts that I enjoyed. Since I joined the study group, I together with other practitioners, have sent forth righteous thoughts, studied the Fa and distributed the materials. I feel that I am now qualified to be called a Falun Dafa practitioner.