China Fahui | “The Benefits of My Mom Practicing Falun Dafa!”
(Minghui.org) I have a seven-year-old grandson named Haohao. He has been listening to Master's Fa since he was little. He is a model student in school. His friends and family often say that he's well rounded and a good kid. He is highly praised by his teacher.
Guiding Yaoyao to Obtain the Fa
Haohao has a classmate named Yaoyao. Yaoyao was born when his grandfather was over 80-years-old. His grandfather lived far away from us and missed his grandson a lot, which is why he has the nickname Yaoyao, which means distant in Chinese. Yaoyao's parents both quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and they knew a little bit about me.
One day near the end of the school year, Yaoyao's mother called and asked me to help her to take care of her child over the summer. I said, “Fine, that way Haohao has company as well.”
Yaoyao and his mother arrived at my home on the morning of July 7. The first thing Yaoyao's mother said to me was, “Yaoyao has been coughing since March. The cough gets worse at night. He often coughs to the point of vomiting. Over the past few months we took him to the children's hospital, as well as Chinese medical doctors. Whenever someone mentioned a good place to get Yaoyao checked out, we would take him there looking for a cure. He was even treated twice with a special kind of acupuncture, but nothing helped. He was suffering day after day and left both of us heartbroken. But we couldn't do anything about it.”
Tears came pouring down as she described her son's situation. I gave her a tissue and took a bag that she brought with her. It contained some clean clothes as well as another bag with a thermal bottle filled with Chinese medicine and some cough medicine. Yaoyao's mother was desperate, “I don't want to trouble you and make you work so hard, but seeing how well Haohao has been well taken care of, we decided to let you take care of Yaoyao.” I said, “Fine, I will do my best. I will call you if I need anything.”
I took a look at Yaoyao. His face was a pale yellow. His forehead was covered in a rash. There were red bumps on his cheeks. Both of his legs were full of dark scars and also some newly formed bumps. He scratched his head, face and legs with both of his hands. He seemed to be very distressed. I said to myself, “I am a Dafa disciple. If I believe in Master and the Fa, I can definitely take good care of him.”
On the first day when I asked Yaoyao to take his medicine, he frowned and pinched his nose and drank two shots. He said the medicine was very hard to swallow. It was bitter and smelled bad.
On the second day, I didn't ask him to take any medicine. In the evening when his mother came to pick him up, I told her that he didn't take any medicine and he was able to finish three meals. I told her not to bring over the medicine anymore. All medicine has side effects. Yaoyao's mother said, “Seeing my son like this, I really didn't know what to do and could only rely on doctors and medicine. If you feel that way, I will trust you, then.”
Yaoyao played with Haohao and our neighbors' kids in the hallway. He ran a little bit and then he had to sit on the sofa to catch his breath. Once he recovered, he read a book for a while and then went out again. He would then come back to catch his breath. He would go back and forth like that five times a day. I had to change his clothes for him every time and then give him a glass of warm water.
As time went by, he didn't need to catch his breath as much. By the fifth day, he was completely fine. When Yaoyao's mother came to pick him up, I told her what happened. She said, “Thank you for your care for him. Yaoyao's face is pinkish now. His rash is gone. The bumps on his face and body have disappeared. However, he still coughs at night.”
After I heard that, I didn't think about how hard it would be to take care of her son. I said, “Next week my husband will go back to his hometown to take care of his father. Let Yaoyao come and sleep at my home at night. I want to see how he coughs.”
Yaoyao's mom jumped out of her seat with joy, “Great! Thank you so much. It's a blessing to know you.” Her tears streamed down her face. I said, “You should thank Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong. It is Master who asked me to think of others.”
Originally we planned to have Yaoyao stay over starting on July 14. They couldn't wait and came on the 13th. Around 10 p.m., we went to sleep. After Yaoyao got in bed he started to cough. I said, “The three of us can recite 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!'” We recited them 10 times and Yaoyao's cough stopped. We slept until 11 p.m. and I went to see him. His hair and clothes were drenched.
I was wondering, “The air conditioning is on. Why is he sweating?” I touched Haohao's body and he was nice and dry. I understood what happened: it was because Yaoyao recited “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”. Master helped him cleanse his body. I quickly found some clothes for him to change into and covered him with a blanket. Yaoyao slept until I finished my exercises and sending forth righteous thoughts.
He sneezed twice in a row and had a runny nose. He said, “That is alright. I have an allergy.” I said, “You won't have an allergy in my home. Master is helping you cleanse your body.”
On the second evening, we recited, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” ten times before going to sleep. Yaoyao slept until 8:00 a.m. He didn't cough, sweat or have a runny nose. I was relieved, “This is great. Thank you, Master.”
One day Yaoyao said to me, “I had a bloody nose when I was sleeping. Normally when I was at home or at kindergarten, my nose would bleed a lot. I had to stick something into my nostrils to stop the bleeding. This time I recited 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.' When I got to the fifth time, the bleeding stopped. I felt the blood flowing to my head and to my belly. I can prove that I had a nose bleed. There is one drop of blood on the pillow.” I went to the room and took a look. His pillow really had a drop of blood. I touched his little head and said, “Yaoyao has good enlightenment quality.”
One day when we were having lunch, Yaoyao was crying and said his forearm hurt and that he couldn't hold a spoon. I recited, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and at the same time rubbed the part that hurt. Haohao also put down his bowl and stopped eating. He sat in the full lotus position with his palm erect. After saying “Eliminate all the evil factors in Yaoyao's dimensions,” Yaoyao said the pain was gone. I asked him to thank Master. He ran over to Master's photo and did heshi (with both palms together in front of the chest to show respect) and said, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Master is good! Thank you, Master!” He then continued having his meal.
When Yaoyao's mother came to pick him up, I told her what happened. She said, “Yaoyao inherited my arthritis. Everytime he was in pain, I had to boil Chinese medicine and submerge his feet in it and cover the places that hurt. He would scream about being in pain. If it was at night, we had to suffer until the next morning before he could go to sleep. He was cured in your home so easily. This is really incredible. You really know how to take care of kids. Yaoyao doesn't need to take medicine and there is no need for needles in your home. His cough stopped and his bloody nose stopped after one drop. His arthritis was cured after your touch. It takes him one hour to eat a meal at home. It now takes 20 minutes and he eats more and eats well. You know how to make a delicious meal and you know how to make soup that is good for the health. He is healthy in just two weeks. I told my friends and colleagues about you and they were all impressed.”
I said, “Now you know why Falun Gong practitioners don't need to go to the hospital and don't need needles or medicine. Master Li Hongzhi said it very clearly in the first paragraph of Lunyu.” Haohao recited it loudly:
“'The Buddha Fa' is most profound; among all the theories in the world, it is the most intricate and extraordinary science. In order to explore this domain, humankind must fundamentally change its conventional thinking. Otherwise, the truth of the universe will forever remain a mystery to humankind, and everyday people will forever crawl within the boundary delimited by their own ignorance." (Zhuan Falun)
Yaoyao's mother said, “Wow! Haohao is great!” I continued, “The Buddha Fa is supernormal. I am just an old lady. What ability do I have to use regular food and soup to cure your son's illnesses so quickly when it couldn't be cured in the hospital? It is Dafa's power.” Yaoyao's mother was touched from the depths of her soul, “I believe it, I believe it, I really believe it.”
I also told her, “In the future when you tell your friends and relatives about how I helped your child, it will be best if you say: 'This lady turns out to be a Falun Dafa practitioner. Falun Dafa is not what the media portrayed it to be. She is such a nice person but the police went to bother her and forced her to write things to guarantee not to practice it. Falun Dafa is good and it was slandered by bad people.' If you spread Dafa you will accumulate virtue and whoever understands the truth about Falun Dafa will have good things happen to them.” Yaoyao's mother smiled and kept nodding.
I also told her, “Yaoyao has so many problems, I have already guided him to study Zhuan Falun. If I teach him the Falun Dafa exercises, would you agree?” She said, “I agree, I agree. Just treat us as part of your family.”
Guide Little Practitioners to Study the Fa and Practice the Exercises
I prepared all the meals for the children so they could focus on doing their homework. I found time for them to study Zhuan Falun. These two little practitioners studied very seriously. Whenever someone made a mistake when reciting the Fa, I would point it out and correct them. They can understand Master's Fa. They don't argue or fight. They would point out each others' show off mentality and attachment to jealousy.
They have good enlightenment quality. When they read about the monk using a mirror to shine sunlight on the Buddha statue at Lantau Island, they would laugh and say it was a fake consecration. When reading about the issue of eating meat, Haohao said, “Yaoyao likes to eat meat the most and refuses to eat vegetables.” Yaoyao said, “I'll change slowly. I will eat less meat in the future.”
When reading about curing diseases in hospitals and using qigong, I asked them what the difference was. Yaoyao said, “It is best to look for a righteous Fa when a person isn't suffering from any disease so that if they ever have a disease, they can view it from the perspective of the Fa so it is not too late.” I was very shocked. This child had great enlightenment quality. I asked him who told him that. He said, “I thought about it myself.”
After studying the Fa, Yaoyao said, “I really like this book. Could you let me bring it home to read?” I said, “Yes! I will respectfully get one and ask your mother to bring it home.” Yaoyao's innocent little face made a pure smile.
Yaoyao learned the exercises very quickly, especially the fourth and fifth ones. He only did the hand gestures for the fifth exercise twice and was able to do them just fine after that. I showed them Master's exercise DVD and asked them to follow along. I corrected their movements. Haohao said he wanted to practice with his eyes closed and listen to Master's instructions. I played the 30 minute standing exercise music for them.
Yaoyao got to the second exercise and said that he was very tired. He was moaning with pain but was still able to finish. After finishing the standing exercises, he said he wanted to go to sleep. He wobbled along to the bedroom and fell asleep for two hours. The next day after he finished the fifth exercise, he said he wanted to listen to Master's Fa. He put down his legs after the CD finished. As he walked he said, “When I sat with my legs in the lotus position, they were in pain and numb at the same time. Now I feel so light, so light.” After that, he studied the Fa and did the exercises every day.
Remove Attachments to Resentment, Selfishness and Comfort
Yaoyao's mom and I reached an agreement to let Yaoyao follow Master's exercise video to practice the exercises on Saturdays and Sundays at home. When Yaoyao's father came to pick him up on Friday, I put the DVD in his bag. My son-in-law said, “Take it out. Do you know where he works? Don't bring him into this.” I said, “It doesn't matter where he works, it is for the good of his son. This DVD is very precious.”
After I put the DVD in the bag, I went to take a shower. After I got out of the shower, Yaoyao's father already left with his son. He left the DVD on top of the table in my room.
I got very angry right then. A thought suddenly came to me: “I worked so hard to care for your child and you don't appreciate it.” I resented Yaoyao's father for not listening to me and not taking the DVD with him. I resented my son-in-law for stopping me from saving people: “I took care of everything in your family and you didn't have to worry about anything. Now you try to get in my way.”
The more I thought about it, the angrier I became. I also thought: “I am not going to take care of your child; let's see how you handle it.” I kept thinking about how comfortable and free I'd be if I didn't have to help them to take care of their child.
Once I thought about getting comfortable, I realized something was wrong. As a practitioner, I shouldn't be like that. I need to think closely about this! Normally my son-in-law didn't stop me from doing the three things. He helped me to upgrade computers, install software and configure printers. Whenever I had technical questions or problems, he would help me solve them. He even paid for my network fee. Why did I resent and blame him?
I also thought about Yaoyao's father. His son was only seven-years-old and just obtained the Fa. He was an everyday person. How could I resent and blame him? It must be an opportunity for me to upgrade my xinxing. What attachments did I need to remove? Looking inside, I realized I still needed to get rid of resentment, selfishness and wanting to be comfortable.
Yaoyao's mother came over to apologize, “Sorry, please don't be upset. Please don't get into an argument because of my family.” I said, “No problem. Practitioners are looked after by Master. The reason my son-in-law treated me that way was because the DVD didn't have to be sent to you.” She thought it made sense and said, “Oh! If that's the case, I am relieved.” I also didn't say anything to my son-in-law as if nothing had happened.
Cultivate Well and Let Sentient Beings Understand the Truth about Falun Dafa
I took my grandson with me to meet other elderly ladies. I gave some of them amulets and Shen Yun DVDs. I gave some parents software to break through the CCP's Internet firewall as well as some truth clarification materials. Some of them understood the truth of Falun Dafa and withdrew from the CCP.
A child's mother once asked me, “How come no one bullies Haohao but always my child Keke?” I said, “It is because Haohao has great virtue. I taught him to accumulate virtue ever since he was very young.”
Keke's mother said, “How do you accumulate virtue? What is virtue?” I took out the firewall circumvention software and said to her, “Use this to get on the Internet and open the Zhengjian website. There are a lot of stories about accumulating virtue, and you can read them to him. Children are very pure. You'll see him change very quickly.”
Several of my neighbors' kids asked me, “How come we never heard about Haohao going to the hospital?” I told them, “It is because he often recites 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!'”
Wenwen's grandmother went out to work as a nanny for another family. Wenwen's father often called me to help pick up Wenwen. When Wenwen's mother came to pick up Wenwen, she said, “You are such a good person. You help whoever needs it.” I told her that it was because I practice Falun Dafa. I told her the facts about Falun Dafa and she withdrew from the CCP. I also respectfully brought Master's lectures for her to listen to.
My daughter also followed along to clarify the truth with me. There was one time my daughter was chatting with the mothers of a few children. One of their mothers said, “Your mother is so graceful and proper.” Another one said, “Is your mother a teacher? She definitely was highly educated.” A third said, “Your mother really knows how to take care of kids. There is no need to send the child to a hospital if they get a high fever, as they recover so fast.”
Yet another mother said, “I went to you home to pick up my child, and your mother kept the home nice and neat. Her soup was delicious. I ate it once and never forgot it.” Another went on to say, “It is such a blessing to have a mother like her. She taught Haohao to be well rounded.”
My daughter said, “Yes! I am so blessed. My mother only finished middle school. She didn't learn anything during the Cultural Revolution. She was a worker at a chemical company. She had a lot of illnesses in the past, but she is now very healthy. I don't have to worry about anything in the house and she helps me to take care of my child. My mother practices Falun Dafa.”
Those ladies were all very surprised and said together, “Really?” My daughter said, “Falun Dafa is not like what the media said. The self immolation incident was a hoax. My mother doesn't kill anything. She treasures life more than anyone else.” They said, “I see. You mother is elderly but she is more capable then anyone.”
Dafa practitioner's glory and abilities originate from Dafa. Thank you, Master!