The Joy of a New Life
(Minghui.org) I was in a hurry and not careful while crossing the road one morning in 2014. A taxi approached at high speed as I was nearing the other side, and as it was about to hit me, I turned toward the taxi and raised my arms while pushing my palms forward, just like the Falun Gong exercise "Vajra Toppling a Mountain." The car immediately stopped right in front of me and I left.
When I returned later that day, a street vendor pointed at me and told a group of bystanders about what happened earlier. “There's the lady!” he said. “I was so afraid that she would be hit by the car. But she just pushed her palms toward the car and stopped it! The car stopped there for a long time, even after she left!”
“I heard that she practices Falun Gong,” he added. “Falun Gong must be amazing!”
A New Life
I am 81 years old. Before I began practicing Falun Gong, I lived a hard life. Both my parents passed away when I was young.
When I was three years old, I once fell so ill that I lost consciousness for three days. I survived, but my face was partially paralyzed, causing my eyes and mouth to look crooked. I grew up very self-conscious and introverted. Furthermore, I suffered from many more illnesses including jaundice, hepatitis, and arthritis.
When I got married, my husband and I hardly had enough money to buy food, let alone afford any medical treatment. Oftentimes I asked myself why I continued to live. Sometimes I thought that death might be better than the life I was leading.
My fate changed in April 1996 when I learned Falun Gong. Soon after starting to practice, all my illnesses disappeared and my face was no longer paralyzed.
For the past 20 years, I have gotten up every day at 3:30 a.m. to do the Falun Gong exercises. I have been completely healthy without taking any medication, and I have become happy and confident to talk to others. My neighbors frequently tell me that I look much younger than 80 years old.
Telling Others About Falun Gong
Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999, I have been telling people that Falun Gong is good, using my personal experience as evidence. I know that it is Falun Gong that saved me from my past miserable life. It has also taught me how to be a good person. By spreading Falun Gong, I can benefit China and its people.
Despite the persecution, my husband and I have never tried to hide the fact that we are Falun Gong practitioners. Wherever we’ve lived, all of our neighbors have known it, and they’ve often praised us.
We have used other methods to talk to people about Falun Gong, such as hanging banners and posters around the city. When we go shopping, we distribute materials exposing the persecution.
Master Protects Me
Over the past 17 years, I have been illegally arrested six times, and my home has been ransacked many times as well. Every time, however, I have managed to escape unscathed due to Master's protection.
I went to Beijing once to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong. The police arrested me and sent me back to the local police station. The police there tried to force me to write a guarantee letter promising that I would quit the practice. They said that they would let me go home as soon as I wrote the letter. I told them, “Everything I have been given is because of Falun Gong. It is impossible to make me quit it, even if you kill me.” They were speechless and released me soon afterward.
Another time, my husband and I were arrested in a local park as we were telling people about the CCP's persecution. In the police station, another officer kept interrupting the one who was interrogating us. At one point all the police left the interrogation room, leaving the door open. My husband immediately understood that Master had arranged an opportunity for us to escape and he left right away. But I was afraid and stayed behind.
When the policeman returned, he slapped my face with a notebook. That's when I realized that I was supposed to have left with my husband. Nevertheless, I was released from detention two weeks later.
One day in 2012, when my husband and I were on the way to a nearby shopping center, a car ran into me and I fell down. The driver quickly got out of the car. My husband helped me up and told the driver that there was no problem, and we left. A shopper nearby shouted at us, “Hey! Ask the driver to pay you some money!" I told him that I practiced Falun Gong, and that I was fine and did not want to take money from the driver.
Falun Gong has fundamentally changed who I am. I have come closer to understanding the truth behind the meaning of life. I know that Master has been protecting me. I would not be alive today without Master, and for that I am thankful.