(Minghui.org) I am a veteran practitioner who began practicing Falun Dafa in 1997. The persecution began 14 years ago. I've been through so many hardships. I would like to briefly describe my experiences to Master.

Unforgettable Opportunity to Obtain the Fa

I would like to thank Jin Ping, a friend from my hometown, who provided me the opportunity to obtain the Fa. I went to Beijing in 1997 to visit Jin Ping and asked him to find a doctor to treat my grandson's illness. He was an official in the military at the time, and there was a security guard at his home. On the way there, I thought that a soldier must be very domineering, but surprisingly, he gave me a kind and warm welcome. And even more surprisingly, I saw a two-meter-tall golden Buddha statue in a nice, bright room.

As I stood staring at the Buddha statue, my heart was filled with respect. Jin Ping sensed my respect and said to me with pride, “This is Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong. He is my master. He is very kind to people. To become his disciple in this lifetime is the greatest good fortune in my life. Today you are here at my home. This an opportunity for you. You should also practice Falun Gong.” I didn't hesitate and said, “Good, please show me.” That day, Jin Ping played the videotape of Master teaching the exercises for me.

The next day he had to leave for a two-day conference. He kept telling me before he left, “Don't hurry to leave. Wait for me to come back, and I'll show you the exercises. I'll give you Dafa books and other materials to keep.” So I watched the videotape again and tried to do the sitting meditation. I didn't know how to do the hand gestures correctly, so I first tried to cross my legs, and I did it. I conjoined my hands and closed my eyes. A moment later, I felt a current of the energy in my body that was accelerating. I felt I was sitting on a quickly rotating object, and I levitated half a meter up into the air. I was so scared that I opened my eyes and stopped. After Jin Ping came back, I told him about it. He said, “It means that you have good inborn quality. Your great heavenly circuit was opened up even though you just started practicing. Master is taking care of you. He has already installed Falun and energy mechanisms for you.”

Before I left, he gave me the book Zhuan Falun, audiotapes of Master's lectures, exercise videotapes, exercise music, and some materials about Falun Dafa. It was a big package. This was my unforgettable trip to Beijing and the turning point in my life.

Master Purified My Body

After I returned from Beijing, I called my brothers and sisters and invited them to my home. I told them, “I have started to practice Falun Gong. This is a very wonderful, very good practice. Whoever practices it will gain blessings. You should all try to practice it.”

My siblings have, since that day, been doing the exercises and studying the Fa regularly every day. Before I went to Beijing, I hadn't noticed that there were a few practice sites in my city in 1997. We all joined the group exercises at the practice sites closest to our homes.

A few days after I obtained the Fa, Master started to purify my body. I used to have gallstones and arthritis. Master purified my body four times. One day, I suddenly began vomiting and had diarrhea. There was intense pain in my abdomen. I knew it was Master eliminating my karma and purifying my body. I was fine after two hours.

The next day, the pain was back. My children were very worried. I said, “It's fine.” And my husband said to our children, “You don't need to worry. Your mother said it's fine and it will be fine. Master is taking care of her. You should respect your mother's choice.” Twenty minutes later, the pain was gone. The third time, I had the pain for twenty minutes again.

The fourth time, I started to vomit after lunch. I vomited four times. The first time, it was sour. The second time, it was sweet. The third time, it was bitter. And the fourth time, it was spicy. After that, I never again had the gallstone pain, and all my other health problems had also disappeared.

Flowers on My Clothes

I went to my hometown with the book Zhuan Falun and other Dafa materials after the Chinese New Year in 1998. I first introduced Dafa and established a practice site in my village. Then, I went to a dozen other villages to spread Dafa, and established practice sites there. I helped all of them to get Zhuan Falun and other materials.

I was 50 years old at that time, but I was always full of energy. Some unexpected magical things happened. In one village where I went to to spread Dafa, I wore white clothing. I hung my clothing up when I went to bed that night. The next morning, I found a stalk of flowers on it. There were nine blue buds. Some of them were yellow and some were pink. They were really beautiful. I had no idea how they got there. Thinking back now, I believe Master was encouraging me.

My Younger Sister Finally Smiles

One of my sisters is 20 years younger than I. She had a very hard life. After she got married, she had a son. When he was about six months old, he had purple spots on his body, his gums kept bleeding when his teeth grew in, and he frequently had a fever. They went to many hospitals and he had several blood tests. His condition was diagnosed as septicemia. The child struggled for years. When he was three, his muscles started to atrophy. One of his legs was so thin that it was just skin and bone. His legs curved inward and were severely deformed. He couldn't walk and was in so much pain that he just kept crying.

My sister's husband gave up on their disabled son. Instead of shouldering his responsibility as a father, he left home and lived with another woman. My sister had to raise the child by herself and also take care of her elderly father-in-law who was in poor health. She was so sad that she frequently cried.

She was the first person I wanted to call when I came back from Beijing in 1997, and she immediately came to me with her boy after I called. I told her, "You should learn Falun Gong right now. Falun Gong is amazing.” She was so excited that she cried.

She read Zhuan Falun to her son every day, and they listened to Master's lecture tapes and watched the exercise videos. Within a month, his atrophied leg muscles started to improve. Gradually, he could get out of bed and walk. As he continued practicing, he became able to carry a schoolbag and go to school like a normal child. Thanks to compassionate Master, this once disabled child grew into a handsome man, became a contributing member of society, and found a job.

Fellow Villagers Who Understood the Truth Protected My Younger Sister

After the Chinese Communist Party launched the persecution of Dafa on July 20, 1999, the police in our village went to my younger sister's home to take her away. She refused to go with them. She told them about what happened to her son before and after they practiced Falun Gong, and that Dafa teaches people to be good. They were amazed and didn't arrest her at that time.

The next day, the police came for my sister again, but just before they arrived, someone called her away to help repair a thatched cottage. The third time when the police came, she was still not at home. She was thinking that she couldn't hide all the time and that there was nothing to hide as she hadn't broken any laws or hurt anyone. Good shouldn't be afraid of evil. She wanted to clarify the truth.

She went to clarify the truth to the Party secretary and officials in the village, and she talked to every neighbor she met. Everyone agreed with her and was sympathetic. Everyone had witnessed the miraculous changes in her son after he obtained the Fa. They all knew that she was a virtuous woman and dutiful daughter-in-law. After her husband had left her and the family, she alone had to care for her disabled son and look after her ill father-in-law. It seemed that that heaven would not allow such a good person to be persecuted.

The fourth time, when the local authorities were told to order my sister to go the county brainwashing center, the village officials replied that she was out of town and wouldn't return in the near future.

My sister found a job in my city in 2002, and she moved here with her son. She and I now often go out to clarify the truth, distribute handouts, and post truth-clarification messages. We should clarify the truth and save the world's people, and do the three things well with all our hearts and diligence. We will fulfill our prehistoric vows when the Fa rectification reaches the human world. We'll follow Master and return home.