Despite the Persecution My House Has Remained a Group Study Site for Nearly 20 Years
(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) in 1997 and established a group practice site at my house. This site has been in continual use for nearly 20 years and was only shut down for 15 days – when I was held in a brainwashing center.
Before the persecution began, more than 50 people practiced Falun Gong in my village and about 10 practitioners attended Fa-study at my home.
Villagers have to work on the farm and are busy with household chores. Therefore, it is difficult to maintain a regular exercise and Fa-study schedule. Yet, many practitioners admitted that they would not be able to persist with practicing Falun Gong without a group study site.
When the persecution of Falun Gong started in 1999, the local police station, the 610 Office and the township government ransacked my house 4 times and confiscated 5 tape recorders.
At first, my husband was frightened and thought about closing the site, but I never agreed. Fellow practitioners continued to take part the group study despite the pressure.
Even today, it is known to all villagers and the government that a group of practitioners reads the Falun Gong books and practices the exercises at my house.
Experiencing the Extraordinary Power of Falun Gong
I started practicing Falun Gong in 1997 and within a short time I had recovered from all my physical ailments.
I was practically illiterate at that time, because I had only had a little schooling and just learned a few Chinese characters. My daughter-in-law asked my husband to teach me how to read. He said, “I could teach her if she knew some more Chinese characters. But, she just does not know enough that would allow me to teach her to read.”
This did not stop me. In the beginning, I listened while fellow practitioners read Zhuan Falun. Then, after some time, I looked at the characters in the book while they read. After about six months, I could follow what they were reading. I could read as fluently as my fellow practitioners within two years. Then, after another few years, I could read all of the Falun Gong books.
When I read Zhuan Falun, my mind was empty and bad notions had disappeared. I could feel that Master sat beside me. When I saw a new character, a sound emerged in my mind that told me how to pronounce it and practitioners always confirmed that my pronunciation was correct.
Since 2011, I often could see celestial maidens with my celestial eye, especially at night or when my xinxing had improved.
After many friends and relatives, including my five siblings, saw how I changed, they also began to practice Falun Gong.
Nothing Could Stop Me
As an old lady who lived in the countryside, I never needed any computers or otherelectronic equipment. But, that had to change when the persecution started.
First, I only assembled and distributed fliers and printing supplies. Neither long distances or a heavy load stopped me from telling people that Falun Gong is good and the persecution is wrong.
When the roads where slick due to heavy rain or snow, I pushed my tricycle up the hill or walked to villages. Although I was already in my 60's at that time, I did not feel tired.
In the first few years of the persecution, the persecution was rampant and the environment was evil. However, I held no fear and was never harassed by the authorities when transporting Falun Gong truth-clarification materials.
Material Production Site
Fellow practitioners taught me to use a copier, burn CDs and produce informational Falun Gong materials. Teacher gave me the wisdom, so I did not need much hand holding. I also learned to make calendars, silk print banners and print Falun Gong books.
A materials production site was moved to my house in 2005, shortly after officials destroyed a major site at another location. Many practitioners were arrested and given a forced labor sentence.
Practitioners from other cities helped us set up a new printing site. However, practitioners noticed that they were followed by plainclothes policemen and decided to move the printing equipment to my house.
For many years, the printing site at my house was the sole provider of materials to our area and nearby cities.
We printed 2,000 booklets of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and had to use a small truck to deliver them.
Although many small material production sites were established in our area, my site still produces Falun Gong materials.
My husband passed away suddenly while we were making truth-clarification materials. This came as a shock. Fellow practitioners shared with me that this was not merely persecution of my husband. The old forces wanted to destroy the printing site and the group study site.
The thought crossed my mind that if I gave up the group Fa-study site and the printing site the old forces would have won. Teacher strengthened my will and with help from fellow practitioners, I overcame my emotions and continued on my journey in the Fa-rectification process.
Good Manners Validate Dafa
Being a Dafa practitioner, I understand that we must mind our behavior and language at all times and wherever we go. Our behavior is a good way to validate the Fa.
Practicing Falun Dafa returned me to good health, and I do not need to pay for medical expenses. Even after my husband passed away, I could retain my independence. I grow vegetables and sell them in the market. My children fully support my practicing Falun Dafa.
I do not use any pesticide or fertilizer on my vegetables, so they are truly organic. I sell them below the market price and often give customers a little more than they purchased.
Customers at the market know that my vegetables are safe to eat and that I am an honest person. People are kind to me. Once, an elderly lady bought me some food and told me to eat before going home. She was afraid that I would go hungry on the trip home. Another woman said that I could live to be 100 years old because I was so nice.
An elderly lady sells flowers next to me in the market. A practitioner gave her truth-clarification CDs but she never watched any of them. The practitioner asked me to talk to her about Falun Gong.
We had met a long time ago. When I told her that I practiced Falun Gong, she said, “That explains everything. I can eat better, sleep well and breathe freely since I met you.” She decided to learn Falun Gong and I taught her the exercises. Her son gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun.
Once when I was buying eggs at a store in my village, I accidentally broke an egg and told the shop keeper I would buy it. The shop keeper said, “You are such an honest old lady! Yesterday, a woman broke two eggs and she didn't say a word.” Another customer told her that I was well-known as a good person in the village.
Whether I go to the market, to a village store or other places, I tell people that I practice Falun Gong and that practitioners are good people.
I used to be an illiterate old lady in the countryside with many ailments. Practicing Falun Dafa helped me recover from all my illnesses, taught me how to read, make CDs, print fliers, books, and do many more things than I could have ever imagined.
I appreciate Master's kind protection and teachings that turned me into a Dafa practitioner of the Fa-rectification period and gave me the opportunity to fulfill my prehistorical vows.