(Minghui.org) I am a 49-year-old illiterate practitioner from a farming village. In the past 20 years, I have experienced many ups and downs in cultivation. Under the protection of Master Li, I have safely overcome the obstacles.
Dafa Saved Me from Despair
I used to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, lumbar disc herniation, heart disease, and persistent headaches. I was later diagnosed with brain cancer. I was in financial difficulty and could not afford medical treatment.
I could not do anything but just count the days. Gradually, I became bedridden and lived in despair. My family prepared my funeral.
My children, 7 and 9, said to me: “Mom, many people are practicing Falun Gong. Falun Gong is very good. It teaches people to be good. It also has healing powers. It is free. Why don't you practice with us?”
A friend then came to my home and introduced Falun Gong to me. I felt that cultivation was my only hope. With this thought, I got out of bed to do the exercises and study the Fa with my children.
My husband brought the book Zhuan Falun and read it to me every day. A practitioner also taught me the exercises.
From the Fa teachings, I understood that the meaning of life is to return to one's true self. I followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be a good person and improve my xinxing. In less than three months after I began cultivation, all my ailments disappeared. I became healthy and energetic. I could do housework again. Slowly, I could read the book on my own.
My family members were very happy to see my changes. They supported my cultivation, and the whole family lived in happiness.
Firmly Cultivating in Dafa
The persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, not long after I became a practitioner. The pervasive lies spread by radio stations, television stations, newspapers, and magazines were everywhere. Many practitioners have been arrested, imprisoned, and made to do forced labor.
Despite this red terror, I did not give up my belief and firmly cultivated in Dafa. I went out to tell people the facts about Falun Gong and debunked these lies. My family was frequently threatened and harassed by the local police.
My husband could not take the pressure and tried to stop me from practicing. I did not give up. For this he beat me. He once hit me hard on my nose. I bled but did not feel pain. I knew that Master used this incident to help me remove my karma and improve my xinxing.
Another time, when I was reading a Falun Gong book, he threatened to cut off my hand with a butcher knife if I did not stop. I did not budge. Suddenly, his hand that held the knife could not move.
I did not blame him because he was under tremendous pressure. He would never have done so without the suffocating red terror. I comforted and sympathized with him.
Miracle in the Rice Field
As Master said in "Tempering Your Will" in Hong Yin, “With all the hardship in the world you bear,” my husband left home and my two children did child labor far away before I was released from the labor camp in 2008.
I was very poor. With help from kind villagers, I planted rice on my farmland. In the middle of July, the busiest season, I was arrested again and taken to a brainwashing center for more than 40 days.
I immediately checked my rice field when I returned home. My rice plants had started to blossom, while other rice fields were well beyond that point already. It did not seem that I would have a good harvest.
Thinking of how I could survive in the future, I could not help but burst into tears, but one thing was sure in my mind. No matter how difficult my life became, I would not give up cultivation.
Four days later I went out to the field and was shocked by what I saw. Before me were big and heavy golden panicles all over the field. I could not believe my eyes, but it was real. I cried and knelt down to thank Master for his protection and blessing.
The villagers asked me where I bought the rice seeds. I told them that I used the same kind of rice seed they did. I then told them about Falun Gong. They all said that it was really a miracle. Master had blessed me.
If It Is Mine, I Will Not Lose It
My husband came home in 2008 after my release from the labor camp. He wanted to divorce me and take the house and land, which were the only things of value we owned. He retained two lawyers and the village cadre to help him.
At the hearing, my husband cited my cultivation as the reason for the divorce. He insisted that I had to renounce Falun Gong if I did not want him to divorce me.
Master taught us:
“Thus, even less should our cultivators be like this, as a cultivator should follow the course of nature. If something is yours, you will not lose it. If something is not yours, you will not have it even if you fight for it.” (Zhuan Falun)
Two fellow practitioners sent righteous thoughts for me. I was very peaceful. I only relied upon Master and Dafa.
I clarified the truth in court: “I suffered incurable brain cancer and Falun Gong saved my life. I must speak out about it,” I stated. “All the propaganda in newspapers, radio, and television are lies. The Tiananmen Square self-immolation was staged. Falun Gong has spread to over 100 countries worldwide. It has been well accepted except for in China.”
I added, “I follow the principles of 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance' to be a good person and do my filial duty. I have taken good care of my parents-in-law. I am kind to everyone. What have I done wrong?”
My husband’s lawyers changed their position. They said, “According to the law, the wife is entitled to half of the possessions.”
In the end, I received my fair share.
I Can Speak Mandarin!
After the divorce, I went to work at a restaurant in the city. I met many people there. This was a good place to clarify the truth and save people, but most of them spoke Mandarin and I could only speak my native dialect. I was very anxious.
One night, I asked Master in my heart to enable me to speak Mandarin. The next day, I could start talking to people in Mandarin slowly. It was really a miracle!
One time, the restaurant owner said that he could read Zhen-Shan-Ren on the Dafa amulet I wore. I took this chance to tell him about Falun Gong. I also told him to frequently recite “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” to be saved and blessed. Many employees and customers also listened in. They not only asked for the amulet but also renounced the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Master arranged to send predestined people to me. Before I returned to my hometown, I had helped more than 100 people quit the CCP.
Patients Blessed by Dafa
I went out to tell people the facts about Falun Gong one day. While wondering which direction I should go, I felt my neck turned to one side by an unseen force. I walked in that direction and came to a hospital.
In the hospital, two patients who were injured in a traffic accident were moaning in pain. I walked up to them and told them about Falun Gong. I also told them that their pain would be relieved if they sincerely recited Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I also gave each of them a Dafa amulet.
I was told later that those two patients fell asleep while reciting those words. They told the doctors that they did not feel pain when they did so. This news quickly spread to other patients.
Many patients came to ask for an amulet and informational materials when I returned to the hospital on the third day. They also quit the CCP.
I visited the hospital a few days later. That group of patients had already left the hospital. I clarified the truth to two insomniac veterans and helped them quit the CCP. I gave each of them an amulet and told them to sincerely recite the Falun Gong principles. They checked out from the hospital the following day.