60-Year-Old Kowtows for the First Time
(Minghui.org) Because our apartment building was being demolished, my parents and I moved to the residential compound of a factory. All of the 20 to 30 families that lived there were poor.
We quickly helped them quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, but one man named Wang Fu was not willing to, so I went to see him.
Mr. Wang was retired. He was stubborn and wanted to re-marry but couldn't find the proper girlfriend. As soon as we moved there, he asked a friend to fix us up, but I refused because I did not want to marry again. He didn't give up easily. Whenever he saw me, he talked to me. I had to keep some distance from him.
When I went to visit him, he was very pleased to see me. I asked him why he didn't quit the CCP and wondered what he got from the Party that held him back. He said that he got a pension and could not oppose it. I said, “You earned the pension yourself through hard work. You deserve it. The CCP has robbed you of a lot more, hasn't it?” He agreed. I asked him to quit the CCP to keep himself safe. To please me, he said, “If that is the case, then please help me quit. I would not withdraw for anybody else but you.”
He frequently made his presence known in front of my home. My parents saw he was honest and clarified the truth to him and sometimes read Zhuan Falun to him. He said, “Is it that good? When I see your family, I know it is good, but I don't believe it is as good as what you have said.”
One day he had a stroke and fell down. He was take to the emergency room and was also diagnosed with high blood pressure. He recovered quickly and had no aftereffects except that he felt his mind was not as clear as before.
My parents and I went to see him in the hospital and asked him if he believed in Falun Dafa. He said, “I believe that Falun Dafa teaches people to be good, but I don't believe that people recover from illnesses when they repeat 'Falun Dafa is good.' You put fruit in front of your teacher's photo. Isn't that superstition? How can I believe it?”
I said, “It is only a token to show our appreciation. You have been sick. Please repeat 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' sincerely from now on, and you will get better.” He said, “I believe it from you.If anyone else told me, I would not believe it.”
He stayed in the hospital for two more days before he was discharged. He came to my home and said, “It really works. When I repeat, 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,' I don't feel ill at all. Falun Dafa is miraculous!” Then he made my father teach him the excises.
My father taught him the first movement, “Buddha Maitreya Stretching His Back.” When he was stretching, he felt good all over and as if something was spinning in his head. He said it turned and grabbed something out. My father said, “You are predestined. Master is purifying your body for you.”
He had very good inborn quality. Several days later he saw Master's law body. He said, “I was sitting comfortably in meditation. Suddenly I saw Master in a suit. He was very tall and said to me with a smile, 'I had many disciples before. But I have even more disciples now.' Then he turned and left.”
He came to my home and knelt down in front of Master's photo and said, “Master, I am now your disciple. You know I have never knelt down to anybody before. The day my mother passed away, my brothers knelt down to her, but I didn't. My grandparents' generation and my father's generation scolded me for being unfilial. But I thought that was superstition. I didn't believe in anything. But today I believe in Falun Dafa and Master.” Then he kowtowed to Master.
He said, “Master, I have kowtowed for the first time in my life. From now on I will only kowtow to you.” Then he kowtowed several times. He stood up and seemed to to enlighten to something and said, “I know now why I haven't kowtowed to anybody else in my life – it is because I have waited for Master! Master, I have waited for you for 60 years! I didn't know it until now.” Then he broke down and cried.
He was very diligent in cultivation and started to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa. He went back to his hospital ward and explained the truth about Falun Dafa to the patients. They could hardly believe that he had recovered so well. Soon his relatives and friends had all quit the CCP. He clarified the facts to all his relatives and friends.
He talked about Falun Dafa to everyone he met. Sometimes he shouted “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” as he walked. One day he shouted it the whole time he was walking. The more he shouted, the lighter his body felt. He felt like he could float. He didn't know how far he had walked, but when he looked back, he realized he had passed the police station, still shouting “Falun Dafa is good!”
But cultivation is not easy. Sometimes he let up. In the cold of winter he didn't want to get up early in the morning and felt like staying in bed longer. One day he didn't want to get up to practice the exercises. Suddenly he saw Master came and say to him, “Get up or you will be late.”
On another day he didn't want to get up, he fell asleep again. He dreamed he saw me come to him. Later he told his daughter-in-law that I had cultivated very well because, in his dream, I asked him to practice the exercises and that I wore traditional clothing with a glow all around me.
His whole family believes in Falun Dafa now. Even his two-year-old grandson stopped crying and started to do the exercises when he heard “Buddha Maitreya Stretching His Back.”
Whenever he comes to my home, he either puts his palms together in "heshi" or kowtows to Master.