Power of Falun Dafa: From Illiteracy to Reading Dafa Books
(Minghui.org) An 82-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner shared stories from her cultivation path.
She began her story with the Cultural Revolution, when her family was displaced because they were classified as landowners.
The family left their home and on their journey they visited a convent in Hanyang City. The little girl was taken by the peacefulness of the place and wanted to become a nun. She regretted that her family forbade her from joining the convent, until the day she was introduced to Falun Dafa at the age of 59.
Stepping into Falun Dafa
I was born in 1934. As I grew up, I came down with many illnesses, including heart disease and a breast tumor. I was on a lot of medication and always sickly. At the time, I would have preferred to die.
However, my life changed in 1994. Many people in my town practiced Falun Dafa. Someone asked me to join a group of people who listened to lectures by Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Dafa. I listened for two nights, and that was when I decided to begin my cultivation path in Dafa.
Dafa Displays Its Power
Because of the Cultural Revolution, I never learned to read or write. However, after I recited Lunyu, which is the introduction to Dafa books, I experienced the extraordinary power of Dafa: I could read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, as well as all of Master's lectures.
In June 1994, I went with my family to Zhengzhou City in Henan Province to listen to Master teach. On the third day a janitor said to me, “Grandmother, you were very ill two days ago, how come you have recovered so fast?” I knew it was Master who purified my body. Thus, I had no doubt that I would practice cultivation for the rest of my life by the end of the lecture series.
When I was young, a fortune teller predicted that I would only live to the age of 70.
When I was 72 years old, in a dream a person in white stood beside my bed. This person told me that I may leave this earth. I did not accept this, and said, “No, I can't. I'm a Falun Dafa practitioner.” Then, I shouted, “Master, help me! I can't leave now, there are many sentient beings I haven't saved yet.”
When I woke up, I was sweating and shivering. However, I was determined not to be affected and did the exercises as usual. Then, I told my husband about my dream.
“I want you to be aware that I might come down with illness symptoms,” I told him. “However, they are an illusion. Please do not take me to hospital, I will be fine.”
I continued, “The people who often come to our home are fellow practitioners. I have 7,000 yuan in our locked box, which are not mine. Please, give that money to my fellow practitioners to make Dafa truth-clarifying materials.”
Nothing untoward happened until October 1, two years later. I dreamed that a thick rope was around my neck. I became scared and started to kick. My husband woke up, and shouted my name to wake me up. Once again, I was saved.
My Family and I Benefit
After I learned Dafa, I have followed the Dafa principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” I stopped arguing with my husband. I no longer am a bad tempered wife. My entire family witnessed my changes. My husband also changed, and treated me nicer.
My two daughters and their husbands, as well as my grandsons, started to practice Dafa.
My husband had liver disease, but he lived 10 more years than what the doctor predicted.
I am now over 80 years old, and I'm very healthy. Even though I never went to school, I can read all of the Dafa books. I have a happy and good life.
Given my personal experience, I hope, from deep in my heart, that more people will hear the facts about Falun Dafa and believe that “Falun Dafa is good.”