The Story of a 103-Year-Old Lady
(Minghui.org) She is over 100 years old, but looks to be in her 80s, glowing with health and delicate skin. Her back is straight and her hair black. She sat on her bed and told us her story:
“I am 103 years old this year. Before I started practicing Falun Dafa, I had diseases of the heart and lungs, arthritis, gynecological diseases, and my entire body itched.
I went everywhere looking for a cure. However, no matter where I went, I could not find a cure. One day when I was 83 years old, I had an attack of severe pain. I felt I was going to die and I screamed a lot. I did not eat for more than 20 days.
A doctor came to my home and gave me 11 bottles of intravenous drips. My hands were covered with needle holes, but I still could not eat. The doctor wanted to put an intravenous drip in my feet. I told him that my feet did not look good (deformed from feet binding) and I wanted to stop the drips for a day.
When my granddaughter saw that no medical treatment could help me she started playing Master’s lecture videos for me. I felt very happy as soon I started listening, and my heart was deeply touched. I was so absorbed in listening to Master’s teachings that I forgot about the pain. That evening I started drinking water. The next morning, I began spitting. I knew that Master was purifying my body and I was not afraid at all.
I soon started eating. Gradually all my illnesses disappeared and I did not need any medicine. I experienced the miracles of Dafa and enjoyed the wonderful feeling of having no illnesses. The neighbors thought it was a miracle.
Everyone knew that I had been sick. Seeing my changes, many of them came to understand that Falun Dafa is good and some of them started practicing. I knew several of my neighbors had various illnesses. I thought that I should invite them to practice and help them to share the benefits of practicing Falun Dafa. When they came to visit me, I told them about my experiences.
My son and I started practicing Falun Dafa together. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Dafa he was arrested by the 610 Office. He was beaten and his entire body was covered with bruises. The police kicked him with their heavy leather boots, injured his hands and fractured his leg bone. His injuries healed quickly after he returned back home, but he stopped cultivating out of fear.
He got lumbosacral tuberculosis when he was 74 years old and he could not stand up. He went to local hospitals for treatment for more than five months but it did not help. He then went to a city level hospital, however he still could not find a cure, so he went to a different one. The hospital said his illness was incurable. The hospital tried to treat him for more than a month. Since they could not cure him, the hospital asked him to leave even at the cost of not collecting 10,000 yuan of medical expenses, for fear of losing their reputation.
When my son returned home, he had to be carried up the stairs by four or five people. My granddaughter told him, "Your mother who is over a 100 years old will have to help to take care of you." She brought a masseur in to give him massages at home for two days but it did not help.
Looking at him suffering I did not know what to do. One morning after my grandson and granddaughter went to work, I asked him, “Do you feel any better?” He said, “No.” I said, “Put away your medicine. Think of nothing. Just recall Master’s teachings.” My son said without hesitation, “Okay.”
With this firm thought, Master helped him. After lunch he was able to stand up and walk over to me. He had been sick for six months, but in half a day he was able to walk. When my grandson and granddaughter came back from work that evening and saw what happened they felt it was miraculous.
Twelve days later he went back home and was able to do farm work. He now farms 60-70 acres of land, and has hired several people to help him. He is 78 years old now but he looks like in he's in his 40s or 50s. He is healthy and energetic. All the neighbors witnessed his miraculous change and they know that Falun Dafa is good.
The lady pointed to her heart and said, “Cultivation is cultivating one’s mind. No matter what happens we should cultivate diligently. We have such a good Master. If we still can't cultivate well, we have only ourselves to blame." She's more than 100 years old, but she could talk for such a long time. Her demeanor was peaceful, her thinking clear. Master gave her a second life, and now three generations of this family all practice Falun Dafa and bask in the graciousness of the mighty Buddha Fa.