An 80-year-old Lady's Experiences in Cultivation
(Minghui.org) There is an 80-year-old Falun Gong practitioner in my area. She is full of righteous thoughts and always very calm. Through her righteous actions, she has manifested the wonders of Dafa.
1. Stopping the Persecution with Righteous Thoughts
During the Beijing Olympics, this lady was studying the Fa with another practitioner in her home, when the chief of the local police station and two others broke in. She carefully placed her Dafa book on top of a wardrobe. The chief saw the book, grabbed it, and demanded, "What is this?" She said without hesitation, "Zhuan Falun." He said, "I will have to take it." She said firmly, "If you dare to take it, I will get it back even if I have to go to the director of the Public Security Bureau." The chief held the book carefully and walked another circle around the room. Finally he stopped in front of her and said, "It is yours." She said, "You should not touch my things." The police left and never came back again.
2. From Being Terminally Ill to Being Totally Healthy
Before practicing Falun Gong, this woman had all sorts of health problems. In her own words: "Nothing in my body worked right." She suffered from heart disease, uterine tumors, headaches, pleurisy, hepatitis, lung disease, gallstones, nephritis, sciatica, arthritis, and bone deformation. She also had difficulty walking.
Since taking up Falun Gong, she can walk up the stairs to the eighth floor like a young person. She often says, "Master gave me my life. I need to hurry and cultivate diligently."
3. From Being Illiterate to Reading Zhuan Falun Fluently
This practitioner never went to school and she was illiterate when she started cultivation. In her heart she really wished to read the Fa. In the Fa study group, she tried to read by following along with the others. Gradually, she was able to read one paragraph after another. Later she could read two lectures in one day. It is Dafa and Master who gave her wisdom. Now she can read the Fa herself.
4. Joining Global Morning Exercises
She does the exercises very diligently and often shares with and encourages other practitioners. Usually she sleeps for two and a half hours after sending righteous thoughts at midnight, She gets up at around 3:00 a.m. and meditates for an hour. From 4:00 to 6:00 a.m. she takes part in the global morning exercises. At 6:00 she sends forth righteous thoughts. Then she washes and has a simple breakfast before heading out to clarify the truth.
Although she sleeps for only two and a half hours, this practitioner is always in a good mood and never looks sleepy. She has a very busy schedule that includes doing the exercises, sending righteous thoughts, clarifying the truth, and studying the Fa. She truly believes in the Fa and Master. The wonders of Dafa are reflected in her cultivation.
5. Setting up a Fa Study Group and Helping Others
Several years ago, this practitioner set up a Fa study group at her home. The practitioners in the group, most of whom are 70 to 80 years old, all help each other in their cultivation and improve together. They are all doing excellently in clarifying the truth and they also help practitioners in nearby areas.
6. Clarifying the Truth, Rain or Shine
Rain or shine, heat or cold, nothing keeps her from going out to clarify the truth. Some mornings her legs hurt and her feet are swollen. In spite of that, she still goes out to clarify the truth. She says to herself, "I am a Dafa practitioner. Nothing will stop me from saving people." Sometimes her legs hurt so much that she can barely walk, but she still goes out. All the discomfort disappears whenever she comes back.
In the market, many vendors shout, "Falun Dafa is good!" as soon as they see her. One day, a woman told her, "Aunty, I wanted to tell you that my cold disappeared after I recited 'Falun Dafa is good.'"
7. Denying the Old Forces' Interference with Righteous Thoughts
One day, she got on a bus. Before she had time to sit down, the driver suddenly slammed on the brakes. She fell on her back and hit the floor very hard. Everyone on the bus was scared. At that moment, she felt as though she had broken into little pieces that scattered under the seats. She was conscious. She shouted in her heart, "Master please save me!" Right away she felt Master's hands put the broken pieces back together.
With others' help, she got up and sat down. The driver and passengers all agreed to take her to the hospital. She said, "I practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I'm fine." She asked the driver to call her children to take her home. Passengers on the bus helped her get off and sit on the sidewalk. She told the driver they could leave.
When her son and daughter arrived and learned what had happened, her son wanted to take her to the hospital. She refused and asked to be taken home.
At home, she lay in bed. Her whole body hurt, as if there were needles puncturing her everywhere. She could not get up. If she moved even a little, the pain was unbearable. She slowly moved her legs toward the edge of the bed and eventually off the bed. She asked her son to bring her a cushion. Leaning against the bed, she sat and started to send righteous thoughts and did the fifth exercise, the sitting meditation. After the exercise, she was able to stand up and walk. Her son and daughter witnessed this miracle.
Both her son and daughter have since begun to cultivate Falun Dafa.