(Minghui.org) For a long time, Dana [alias], had suffered from tongue cancer and had even undergone two surgeries, almost losing her ability to speak. She was in her sixties at the time. Her husband, Lim [alias], also had problems with blood pressure, heart disease, spondylitis and a severe case of diabetes. They had spent thousands of yuan on treatment and medicine.

They both started practicing Falun Gong in 1997 and became very healthy and energetic. They are each around ninety years old now, and I have known them for many years. Thus, their children, relatives and neighbors have all witnessed the miraculous effects of Falun Gong.

Lim and Dana have been diligently clarifying the truth through a variety of methods since 1999, the year in which the persecution of Falun Gong began. They usually spend half a day studying the Fa together, followed by half a day of clarifying the truth to others. Rain or snow, hot or cold, they persevere sharing Falun Gong with others. Since Lim and Dana are officials, many people they have clarified the truth to include police officers and government agents. They greatly respect Lim and Dane and have thus been able to learn the truth about the persecution.

Dana’s Illness Test

When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) held its 19th Party Congress, Lim and Dane watched the news on NTD television the entire day, as well as related programs.

When Dana came home on the afternoon of October 19, 2017, she turned on the television. She realized she felt extremely tired, and after watching an NTD program, she felt that something was very wrong with her body. Her nose then began to bleed, and the bleeding gradually became more severe.

Lim sat by her side and was nervous. Meanwhile, Dana maintained righteous thoughts: “Master is with me. Master is protecting me. I am not worried. It's nothing.”

She asked her husband to call some practitioners and ask them to send righteous thoughts for her. Four nearby practitioners soon joined Lim and Dana at their home. When they all sent righteous thoughts together, Dana began to feel much better. But when she started to lie down, she suddenly became nauseous and threw up black-colored blood clots.

The other practitioners wanted to call more practitioners to come over and send righteous thoughts to help Dana. However, Dana said that Master was cleansing her body. With this in mind, Dana immediately felt more comfortable. The other practitioners kindly continued to send righteous thoughts.

“Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master. “(Zhuan Falun)

“If thoughts are righteous, evil will collapse” (“What's to Fear?” Hong Yin II)

After five hours of sickness tests and tribulations, Dana was still steadfast in her belief in Master and the Fa. Indeed, as Master said, “...one righteous mind can subdue one hundred evils.”(Zhuan Falun)

Dana felt comfortable by 11:00 p.m. that night, and the other practitioners eventually left. They reconvened the next day to study the Fa together, as well as the day after that. Dana soon completely recovered.

Lessons Learned

When Dana shared her experience with other practitioners, they pointed out that her ordeal was likely caused by the old forces exploiting elements of CCP culture that she still had within her.

Dana successfully passed this test, and we were all very happy. And she was grateful to the other practitioners who came to support her. They combined into one powerful unit, sending righteous thoughts together as one. As they sent righteous thoughts, each practitioner looked within and rid themselves of any notions.

Master said:

When you have strong righteous thoughts, you are able to withstand anything and do anything. That's because you are a cultivator: someone who is on a divine path and who is not controlled by the factors of ordinary people or low-level principles.” (Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles )

However, many practitioners had noticed that when many elderly practitioners read the Fa aloud at group study, some made many mistakes. Group Fa study purifies the mind. If they are not diligent when reading, some notions will remain. And some of our elderly practitioners study alone, and thus notions are not corrected. The old forces can take advantage of these vulnerable moments

Master said:

...Yet some people have limited time left in their lives. Their years for living are numbered and may not be enough for cultivation. Our Falun Dafa can solve this problem and shorten the course of practice. Meanwhile, it is also a cultivation practice of mind and body. When you continually cultivate, you will constantly prolong your life. With consistent practice, your life will be constantly prolonged. Those elderly people with good inborn quality will have sufficient time for practice. There is a criterion, however, that the life prolonged beyond your predestined time to live is completely reserved for your practice. If your thoughts undergo even a little deviation, your life will be in danger because your lifetime should have long been over. You will have such a restriction until you reach Beyond-Triple-World- Fa cultivation. After that, one will be in another state.

Elderly Falun Gong practitioners should be wise and rational. Slacking off for even a few moments can be disastrous. When their minds deviate a little bit from the truth, they leave opportunities for the old forces to interfere, putting their lives in danger.

The additional years Master grants for some elderly practitioners is for cultivation. We should all do the three things diligently and cultivate ourselves well. In this way, we can fulfill our mission.