(Minghui.org) I am a 60 year-old practitioner. When I was young, elderly people around me said, "It is hard to come across a righteous Fa.” My own experiences confirm this.

Some of my Buddhist friends asked me to go to Harbin with them in the 1990s, to a temple that had just been built. Every time we went to a temple, we donated money. We stayed in the new temple for several days. Because I didn't have any money, I did some volunteer work like making kasayas (monks' robes) and coats.

On the morning we were leaving, I went to say good-bye to the abbot. I was shocked when I saw a ladies high heeled shoe underneath a curtain in the abbot's room. On the way home I said to my friends that I would never go there again.

After a while several of my friends asked me to go to Mudanjiang. They said that a new temple had been built there. The temple was a two-story building, and the nuns lived on the second story just above the head of the Buddha Statue on the first floor.

After I got home, I asked my husband to take all our Buddha statues back to the local temple. I told him that I no longer believed in those things. I learned some types of qigong, but found that all of them were motivated by money, fame, and personal interests.

Finding the Righteous Fa

My good friend Xiao Xu came to see me one day in 1994. She said, “We will play the Falun Gong video today. Please come and see.” I told her that I would not go. But she asked her husband to take me on his motorcycle that afternoon. It was impolite to refuse him, so I had to go.

When I got there, I saw things I had never seen before on the television screen. Colorful lights radiated from it. Master was radiating light to the outside world as he lectured. I was totally absorbed, and said to Xiao Xu, “The lights are flashing. They are so beautiful. Look, they are red and green and flash beautifully.” Xiao Xu said that she couldn't see anything. I asked the others, and they all said that they couldn't see anything unusual, either. Xiao Xu said to me, “You are predestined.”

After one video finished, I asked, “Can we watch another one? The lecture is wonderful.” So Xiao Xu played another videotape. I still wanted to see yet another one.

When I got home, I realized that Falun Gong was not an ordinary qigong. It didn't ask us for a cent, and there was no formality. It only required us to become good persons according to the universal principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I hadn't found a righteous Fa, even though I had spent a lot of money and taken some detours looking for one in recent years. I had now finally found the righteous Fa and a true Buddha!

I had had a serious heart attack and was often hospitalized. When I practiced the second exercise, I became soaked in sweat. I recovered from my heart problem, bronchitis, and asthma after doing the exercises for a while.

I contracted a farm to grow tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, and celery in the first year after I started practicing Falun Gong. People said that I was very brave to do that, because my husband and I had no experience in farming. My husband had a work injury and left his factory. I accompanied him here. We didn't have any knowledge of plants, and we didn't use fertilizers. When others' tomato seedlings were still green, ours turned yellow and tomatoes started to grow.

My son was 16 and my daughter, 18. We picked tomatoes, five baskets the first day, ten baskets the next day, and 15 baskets the day after. My daughter, son, and I sold them in the city and the villages. There were too many for us to sell. Many farmers and villagers envied us and said, “We have been in the fields for so many years, but you newcomers have done a better job than we ever did.” People who knew us said, “You are blessed because you practice Falun Gong.”

Learning to Read Miraculously

I have three brothers, and am the only daughter in the family. My second brother joined the Army after my eldest brother got married. My second brother told me to quit school and stay at home to look after my sick mother before he left for the Army. I, too, worried about our mother, so I stopped going to school. I did the cooking, washing, and other housework. I was almost illiterate.

When I looked at the book Zhuan Falun with other practitioners, I couldn't read a single word. My daughter supported me practicing Falun Gong and taught me to read, but she became impatient when I learned slowly. For example, when she taught me the word “admit,” in Lunyu, I kept forgetting. So she explained to me, “When I made a mistake when I was little, you used to ask me, 'Do you admit it?' That's the word 'admit'.” She taught me this word over and over, and I forgot the other words she had taught. I was so slow! What should I do?

One day at the group Fa study, I was not able to read when it was my turn. I said, “Please skip me. I will work harder to lean more words at home.” I felt terrible in my heart. I got anxious about learning the words after returning home. I fell asleep, and saw an old man rising from the northwest corner of my house. He said, “Don't be afraid. Be righteous, determined, and persistent. You will learn the words. I will not disappoint you.” He then swung his whisk at my head, and I woke up.

That evening when I was listening to other practitioners read Zhuan Falun at the group Fa study, I felt something was different. I could read some of the words in the book. When it was my turn, I said, “Well, I know a few words. Please let me read.” Indeed I could read. I was very thankful to Master.

I listened to Master's audio lectures attentively. Soon I could read other Falun Dafa books as well as Zhuan Falun.

When the Chinese Communist Party started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999, an officer from the Community Residents Committee said to me, “You will be all right if you say you will stop practicing Falun Gong.” I banged the table and said, “I would have been in my grave by now if I didn't practice Falun Gong. Why do you ask me to stop practicing? Do you think I will forget all the pain once I have recovered?”

I give Minghui Weekly to people face to face every day, and tell them the facts about Falun Gong. I hope sentient beings will have a good future.