(Minghui.org) My husband and I are in our 70s. Every aspect of our lives has improved since we both began to practice Falun Dafa in1998.
Before I became a practitioner, my life was very difficult. I was the eldest in a family of many daughters, and I had only four years of education. At a young age, I was forced to drop out of school so that I could work and support the family. My health deteriorated from years of hard labor.
After getting married, I found out that my husband was also in poor health. He had to take daily medications and injections. Because of his numerous trips to the local clinic, someone said, “The clinic has become your home, too – after all, you go there every day for injections.” He was deeply hurt and cried on his return home. Many people made similar remarks. He told me that he wanted to be free of illness so that he would no longer be the brunt of jokes.
Our live changed when my mother sent us a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. When we read this book for the first time, we found that it was a book of profound teachings. Soon after we began studying the book and practicing the five exercises, we recovered from our illnesses. We could walk faster than many young people, and we looked more robust and youthful.
As Master Li said,
“After a period of cultivation practice, our Falun Dafa practitioners look quite different in appearance. Their skin becomes delicate and reddish-white. For the elderly, wrinkles become fewer or even extremely few, which is a common phenomenon.” (Zhuan Falun)
More importantly, we turned into good people and have lived by the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance ever since.
For example, we vacated our house while it was being renovated. However, before we could return, my husband’s brother moved in and took possession of the house. Many people in the village suggested that we should take back what was rightfully ours, but we followed the requirements for cultivators and let the matter go without a confrontation.
Everyone knew that we practiced Falun Dafa, and many said that Falun Dafa practitioners were impressive because we were not moved by money, nor did we fight for things that appeared to belong to us.
My eldest daughter developed lower back pain in the summer of 2013. It was so painful that she became bedridden and could not move her arms or legs. She was diagnosed with a spinal dislocation. Doctors advised immediate surgery to prevent a lifelong paralysis.
She was frightened to go under the knife. Since her parents had recovered from their illnesses after practicing Falun Dafa, she decided to become a practitioner, too. She told her husband to take her home. Her husband refused at first, but then relented.
She came to my home, and I encouraged her decision. Every day we studied the Fa and sent righteous thoughts. She could do the five exercises in just two days. At first she was in a lot of pain, but I encouraged her to endure.
In particular, during the second exercise, she hurt until she cried. She looked at me, hoping that I would tell her to take a break. I sensed that this was a test of my emotional attachment to my child, and I suddenly thought of Master Li's words, “...just by having your heart unaffected you will be able to handle all situations.” (“Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
My mind became calm, and my emotional attachment disappeared. I encouraged her to persevere, while silently reciting Master Li's words, “When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Zhuan Falun)
Despite her pain, she persisted in studying the Fa, doing the exercises, and sending righteous thoughts daily. Within a few days, she could walk normally again.
When I was in the kitchen preparing the filling for buns, my daughter noticed that the dough had risen. But she said that she was still unable help me make the buns.
I looked at her and said, “Master Li has said, 'However strong the righteous thoughts are, that’s how great the power is.' (“Also in a Few Words” from Essentials for Further Advancement II) You can definitely do it. Now, help me knead the dough.”
I also recited Master Li's poem,
“Let go of ordinary people’s mentalityObtaining Fa, one is already immortal”(“Saving Beings Far and Wide” from Hong Yin)
My daughter stood up, and together we kneaded the dough and shaped it into buns.
“Everything Master Li said is so true,” she said with a smile.
She recovered completely and returned to her full-time job two months later. Her colleagues and many villagers asked her how she had gotten well. She said, “I recovered by practicing Falun Dafa.”
“Falun Dafa is really extraordinary,” said one villager. Not only have you gotten healthy again, your appearance has changed as well. You look much younger than before. It's simply amazing.”
Our family of three generations has been blessed with harmony and good fortune. This was instrumental in people recognizing Falun Dafa's goodness, and some of them have become practitioners.
Through all these years of practicing Dafa, I have believed that, no matter what happens, one must always believe in Master Li and the Fa. Master said, “Just by staying unaffected you will be able to handle all situations.” (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in the Midwest-U.S.)