(Minghui.org) I was in very bad health when I started practicing Falun Dafa in April 1999. I was so weak that I could not walk the mile from my workplace to home, so I only went home on weekends. Medication did not help with my illnesses, nor did various kinds of qigong practices. I was desperate when I found Falun Dafa.

A former high-ranking official in our workplace organized a nine-day showing of Teacher Li’s lectures on video. Even though I was not optimistic, I went to the first session to find out what Falun Dafa was about. I arrived five minutes early, and the room was already full.

On the second day, I arrived 10 minutes ahead of time, but I was still the last one to arrive. The former official said that Zhuan Falun, Falun Dafa's main book had arrived. Not yet understanding what Falun Dafa is, I did not buy one.

When the nine-day video series was over, I still did not understand what Falun Dafa is. The elderly official asked me: “The Teacher has finished his nine lectures; what do you think? Do you want to learn it?”

I blurted out, “Not right now!”

He smiled and said, “We will show a video of Master answering questions tomorrow.”

The next day was the first time that I really focused on the video and heard what Master Li was saying. I decided to learn Falun Dafa.

My Family Begged Me to Stop Practicing

Soon after I was immersed in the joy of practicing Falun Dafa, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the unprecedented persecution against the practice in an attempt to eradicate it. Vicious rumors and all kinds of lies were being broadcast on all the state-run media, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The pressure was so great that I could hardly breathe.

My family members were concerned and had a meeting. They advised me not to practice Falun Dafa any more.

I said to my them, “I do not want to go against the government, but the government is wrong about Falun Dafa. The news shown on TV is a collection of lies fabricated to frame Falun Dafa and turn the public against it. You know that Falun Dafa is good and that it is being wrongly persecuted. Would you really rather I be sick like I was before I started practicing Dafa?” They didn’t know how to reply to my question.

When the persecution started, my mother was so frightened that she felt dizzy. She said, “You just started to learn and haven’t had time to really find out what it’s all about. You may end up like the ones they show on TV. When I watch the news, I am afraid for you. If Falun Dafa is not like that, why do they show us those programs?” She begged me, “Please listen to me and stop practicing, I will respect your decisions on everything else!

I thought for a moment and said, “I learned Falun Dafa by listening to tape recordings. How about you listen to the tapes, and if you hear anything that sounds like what the TV programs portray, I will stop practicing immediately.” She agreed!

I had brought over the Falun Dafa lecture tapes to her house prior, but she had not listened to them. I sat with her and listened to the first tape in the 14-tape series. She said, “What Master Li Hongzhi says is very nice.”

The next time I visited my mother, the first words out of her mouth were, “I want to say on TV that what they are telling people about Falun Dafa is not true! Falun Dafa tells people to be good! How wonderful! Why don't they play good things on the TV instead of playing those frightening lies to scare people? All the TV programs about Falun Dafa are lies! I will not watch TV any more!”

“Have you finished all 14 tapes?” I asked.

“Only a few more to go.,” she said. With excitement, she told me that she had let go of the resentment she had been holding against her daughter-in-law for almost 20 years. She said, “It makes my heart feel so relaxed and comfortable.” She was very happy after listening to Master's lectures.

My mother also told me about an extraordinary occurrence. She said that one night she had diarrhea and couldn’t sleep the whole night. In the morning, the diarrhea finally stopped, and she fell in to a deep sleep. Since then, she has felt happy and energetic had a good appetite.