An Illiterate 87-Year-Old Woman Is Very Healthy and Full of Energy
(Minghui.org) My 87-year-old mother is very healthy and energetic with a beaming complexion. She walks very fast and I have to ask her to slow down so I can keep up with her. In the past, she had to use reading glasses when doing needlework. Two years ago she made clothes for five grandchildren. Although we live on the fifth floor, she has no problem walking up and down the stairs.
Almost all the people in a nearby grocery store know her. Whenever someone asks why she is so healthy, she would proudly say, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Had I not practiced Dafa, I would have died long ago.”
Indeed, before she practiced Falun Dafa she suffered from coronary heart disease, back pain and dizziness for decades. She had to take various kinds of medicine but the problems persisted.
In 1998 my brother introduced her to Falun Dafa. After listening to Teacher's lectures and practicing the exercises, she returned to good health. Many of my relatives, myself included, were surprised and began to view Falun Dafa favorably.
My mother never attended school and cannot read. Her way of looking at things is simple and straightforward like a child. Maybe being childlike is important, because she felt her body was light after only a few months of practicing Falun Dafa. When she walks, she moves forward effortlessly and I have to ask her to slow down so I can keep up with her.
She listens to one of Teacher's lectures and one broadcast from Minghui.org daily. Regardless of the time of year, she gets up at 3:30 a.m. to do the Falun Dafa exercises.
I downloaded Teachers's lectures and exercise music for her to make it easier. For an elderly person who is illiterate, it is not easy to use a computer. However, she was very diligent and determined to learn it starting with turning it on, controlling the mouse, recognizing folders and finding documents to open. She is now able to use it to study the Fa and do the exercises.
There are many practitioners in my family, my brother and his wife, my sister and her husband, my niece and my mother. I was the last one to start practicing.
When the persecution started my family was going through another cultural revolution. The police officers ransacked our home and illegally arrested some of us. Over a five-year period, two of our relatives renounced the practice. However, the rest of us did not waiver in our practice.
Being illiterate my mother cannot talk about Dafa principles. However, she knows that a person should be good for his own benefit. Perhaps, being simple minded and childlike is the reason why she enjoys such great health.