62-year-old: “Nothing can stop me from practicing Dafa”
(Minghui.org) I am a 62-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner from the countryside.Before I began to practice Dafa, I suffered from many illnesses, including heart disease, bronchitis, gynecological diseases and severe anemia. I also was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. My hands and feet were deformed from the arthritis. At times, I thought that dying was preferable to living.
Besides my illnesses, I was not a nice person. I frequently lost my temper, was mean to people and hurt their feelings. This resulted in poor relationships with my neighbors and relatives.
I looked for relief in doing qigong practices and taking medication, which cost me a lot of money. However, instead of getting better, my health worsened. I reached the end of my rope, but decided not to end my life because of my young children.
Body Light and Illness-free
Being desperate, I talked to an aunt, a Falun Dafa practitioner, about my miseries and said that I wanted to end my life. She comforted me and asked me to consider practicing Falun Dafa. She told me that Dafa practitioners are kind, and she talked to me about people who had become healthy after they began to practice cultivation.
She helped me get a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, and taught me the exercises.
My education level is low, which made it difficult for me to read many of the words. But fellow practitioners patiently taught me the Chinese characters. After some time, I not only could read Zhuan Falun without asking for help, but I'd also memorized and even copied it.
Now my body is light and illness-free. I tell everyone that practicing Falun Dafa gave me good health.
Retired Police Officer Practices Dafa
Since I was in good health, I was hired as a health care assistant for a retired 75-year-old police officer. He was suffering from many illnesses and was deeply poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and refused to listen when I told him about Falun Dafa.
I said, “I was about to end my life because of suffering from illnesses, when someone told me about Falun Dafa. After I started practicing Dafa, I became healthy.”
I made sure he understood that the CCP slandered Falun Dafa, that the persecution harmed good people and that good would be rewarded with good and evil acts would meet with karmic retribution.
After listening to me, he said, “I have misunderstood Falun Dafa. My son works in a police station, and I will immediately tell him not to persecute practitioners. I also want to practice Dafa.”
I bought Zhuan Falun for him and we studied the Fa and did the exercises. Within three months, he returned to good health. He no longer needed my assistance, so I resigned.
Living in Harmony
An elderly couple hired me next. When the 80-year-old husband had seizures, he became unconscious and foamed at the mouth, which was very scary. The wife was hot-tempered and frequently cursed at people. Several care assistants had quit because they refused to put up with her.
When I worked for them, I always asked the woman for her opinion and apologized whenever she berated me for no reason. She told me that Falun Dafa practitioners are not the same as others.
Once when we were shopping, the husband had a seizure. I asked the founder of Dafa for help and then said to them, “Please recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’” Shortly after he began to recite the sentences, he was able to sit up. Since then, the couple have faithfully recited these two sentences.
Gradually, the wife has became good-tempered, and her husband's health was restored.
The couple’s daughter-in-law practiced Falun Dafa before the onset of the persecution. As she suffered from many illnesses, I told her to practice Dafa again. Then, I explained the true meaning of cultivation and gave her Teacher's newest teachings. We studied the Fa together and shared experiences.
The family is now doing well, so I resigned from this job too.
I know that nothing can stop me from practicing Dafa!