Elderly Practitioner Clarifies the Truth about Falun Dafa Daily
(Minghui.org) I am an 80-year-old practitioner who has cultivated in Falun Dafa for 17 years. Here I would like to present to Master what I have done in cultivation.
Before I began cultivating I had all sorts of health problems, including stomach disease, pneumonia, hepatitis, heart disease, lumbar spine hyperosteogeny, insomnia, and pain throughout my body. Because I could not tolerate cold, I had to wear a coat even during the summer, and I didn't dare to eat an apple that was not fully cooked.
Only six days after I started cultivating in 1996, I experienced what being "disease-free" was like. I felt that someone was pushing me while I rode a bicycle, and felt like I was flying while climbing stairs. My diseases simply disappeared.
Over the years I have walked down the streets daily to clarify the truth and save sentient beings, regardless of the weather. I have followed Master's teachings to save as many people as possible.
Clarifying the Truth in an Evil Environment
We had no truth-clarification materials in 2001-2002. So we made posters that read, "Falun Dafa is Good" using red ink, and posted them outside. On one winter night, two other practitioners and I were attaching posters to a utility pole, when suddenly someone shined a flashlight on us and said loudly, "What are you doing?" I asked the two fellow practitioners to leave first, and I quickly sent forth the thought, "Make him unable to move!" That person then pointed the flashlight toward the ground and stood there motionless.
Around the time of the 2008 Olympic Games, the atmosphere in our area seemed intense. I lived in my daughter's home at the time, and she asked me to stay home for my own safety. I nonetheless went out to clarify the truth every day right after my daughter left. I carried a bag of informational materials and distributed them at the market and in residential areas.
One day I noticed that a man was following me. I wasn't afraid, and sent righteous thoughts. I went into a market and distributed the materials to some sales people. Nothing came of the man following me.
Clarifying the Truth Face to Face
I've been going out to clarify the truth to save people. On days that I didn't go out to do it, I felt that there was something left undone. Clarifying the truth has become the most important thing in my life.
I often went out to clarify the truth with other practitioners who were also 70 to 80 years old. I sometimes went out with a practitioner who is one year older than I am. We wore clean and nice clothes, and most people we talked to expressed sympathy for Dafa practitioners. Many quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
We sometimes went to the market. The people there knew us, and many said, "Falun Dafa is good" as a greeting to us. One day after listening to the truth, one person said, "I also want to learn Dafa." So I gave her the book Zhuan Falun. She was very happy.
I also talked to 610 Office agents and police officers whom I encountered. One day I was talking to someone who was selling fruit, and a police officer bent over to pick up some fruit. He stood up after hearing me clarify the truth and said, "Are you not afraid of being caught by me?" When I saw this officer, I recognized that he was someone who had persecuted practitioners viciously a few years prior. I immediately said to him, "You should quit the CCP right away. Heaven is going to destroy the CCP. Don't you want to save your life? Quit now!" He looked at me and nodded yes.
Improving My Xinxing From Setback and Adversity
While clarifying the truth, some people would reply to me with harsh words. One man I was talking to angrily shouted, "Go away!" I said to him patiently, "You may not believe it, but this is for your own good. I hope there will be someone else to tell you the truth again next time."
On one occasion a young man on the street wanted to report me to the police. I put my bag aside, sat on a rock, and said, "Well, go ahead and call the police. Today is a good time to clarify the truth to the police and save them." The young man put down his phone and said, "I won't call the police. You can tell me the facts."
On another occasion I was talking to a person who had a tricycle transportation business. He kept saying, "Go away!" I thought I should tell him the facts, so I said to him, "I risk my life to tell you the truth in order to save you. There is a big rock in Pingtang County, Guizhou Province. On that rock, there are naturally formed characters that read, 'Chinese Communist Party is Eliminated'. Heaven is going to destroy the CCP. You are a CCP member, and the only way you can be saved is if you quit the Party.” He said nothing. I met him again on another day, and I again insisted on clarifying the truth to him, but he still didn't quit the CCP. Some days later, I heard someone calling me on the street. I recognized that it was him. This time he said, "I want to quit the CCP."
Many types of bad things can be encountered during truth-clarification. Some people bully you, and some even want to beat you. Cultivation is about tempering one's xinxing and looking inward. Through this practitioners can identify attachments like competitiveness, anxiety, and resentment. I reminded myself that I must strive to eliminate these attachments.
Disintegrating the Interference of Sickness Karma With Righteous Thoughts
I suddenly had stomach pain one day in 2007. The enormous pain had me rolling on the bed back and forth, and sweating profusely. My daughter took me to the hospital where had I previously worked. Some doctors there knew me, and they examined me carefully. They diagnosed that there was a hole in my intestines, and that pus and blood had seeped outside the intestines. I was told that my stomach was perforated and that it was not feasible to perform surgery.
Just two days after being hospitalized, I suddenly saw a ghost with long curly hair, wearing a dark blue coat that had many black embroidered flowers on it. This ghost came to me and started to pull my clothes off.
At that moment I had the feeling that I would die if my clothes were ripped off. My main consciousness awakened instantly, “My mission is not yet complete. I cannot die!” I sent forth righteous thoughts and saw the ghost fall to the ground right away.
I told a fellow practitioner who was taking care of me that I wanted to be discharged immediately. I described to her what had just happened, and I told my doctor that I wanted to be discharged. The doctor said angrily, "You will be dead if you are discharged. Who will be responsible for that?" I said, "Don't worry, I'm responsible for my own life."
My daughter took me to her home after leaving the hospital. She always watched me take the prescribed medicine, and wouldn't leave until she saw me place the pills in my mouth. But I spit out the medicine once my daughter was gone. Three days later I had a bowel movement which was black and smelled like rotten eggs. That day my high fever disappeared, and I started to feel energetic, and was able to walk around.
The above experience made me realize that my life had been extended by Master. I am determined to do the three things well in the future and redouble my efforts. Let Master be assured.
Improving in Cultivation Together
Our Fa study group was established 17 years ago when I started cultivating. My home is located downtown. Practitioners who live in the city, in suburban areas, or come from other areas, all like to stop by my home. Some practitioners strived to do the three things well through group Fa study.
Practitioners in our Fa study group have helped each other with Fa study, with cultivation, and have supported each other in truth clarification activities. We have coordinators in several places who have supplied truth-clarifying booklets, discs, and Shen Yun discs that were in huge demand throughout the year.
I now do exercises early in the morning, then go out to save sentient beings later in the morning, and study the Fa in the afternoon. As an 80-year-old disciple, I know my extended life is for helping Master to rectify the Fa. I cannot let Master down.
These are my cultivation experiences. If there is anything inappropriate, fellow practitioners, please kindly point them out.