A Daughter's Testimony
(Minghui.org) I'm a kindergarten teacher in China. I don't practice Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa), but I want to say a fair word for Falun Gong from the bottom of my heart, because my mother, who is in her 80s, is a Falun Gong practitioner. I have witnessed the benefits of Falun Gong through her. Practicing Falun Gong has made my mother healthy, open-minded, compassionate and tolerant.
Falun Gong Saved Mother's Life
My mother used to have multiple diseases, including chronic hepatitis, high blood pressure, kidney infection, dacryocystitis and pulmonary tuberculosis. She couldn't lie down to sleep because blood would ooze out of her mouth. She was exhausted all the time. Though she continuously received medical treatment and took batch after batch of medicine every day, nothing helped. When my oldest brother died from liver disease at age 39 my mom was devastated. She cried every day and collapsed mentally. She wanted to end her life. I was deeply worried about her.
One of my mom's friends introduced Falun Gong to her during this most difficult time. She told my mom, “I will loan you a book. The book can unlock your heart and improve your health.” My mother read the book Zhuan Falun in one sitting. She absorbed the principles of Falun Gong. The book talked about the meaning of life and about the predestined relationships between people. She finally let go of her torment over my brother's death and decided to practice Falun Gong. I was so happy for her, and wondered how a book could be so powerful.
A week of practicing Falun Gong left my mom feeling much more energetic and her spirits lifted. She tried reducing the dosages of her medicines, and eventually didn't need any medicine at all. Before she realized it, all her diseases were gone. She hasn't taken medicine since, and she has became more and more healthy over these past 18 years. My second eldest brother often told his children, “Your grandma is the oldest in our family, but she is in the best health. Look, she hasn't even had a cold this winter.”
In 2009, my mom had major dental work done. She had eight teeth extracted during a single visit to the dentist. Though she didn't take any antibiotics or pain killers afterward, she didn't feel any pain. Her gums recovered very quickly. My husband, by comparison, had a swollen face and terrible pain after the extraction of just one tooth.
My mom joined a tour group to visit Jiuhua Mountain in the fall of 2014. The mountain had more than 1,000 steps. All the elderly people rode in a tram to the top, but my mom, in her 80s, climbed the mountain by herself! Her endurance impressed the other tourists on the mountain, some of whom gave her a thumbs-up.
Mother Is Respected for Her Compassion and Forbearance
My mother follows Falun Gong's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance (Forbearance), and has become a very optimistic, inspiring and considerate person.
My father's family renovated their ancestral tombs in 2011. The cost, theoretically, should be shared by my father and my uncle. My father has already passed away and my mom doesn't have a good income, but considering my uncle's low income as a farmer, my mom shouldered all the cost. My uncle was moved to tears by her kindness. Seeing my mom's great health and compassion, my uncle started practicing Falun Gong also.
One of my cousins found a job in our city after graduation. He didn't have any money to rent a place so my mom invited him to stay with us. When he got married, his mom (my mom's cousin) was too broke to come up with the wedding money. My mom used her own savings, over 10,000 yuan, for his wedding. His wife later found a teaching position in the suburban areas of our city. She came to join her husband in our home on the weekends. They have stayed with us for a couple of years. Mom hasn't charged them a penny. When my aunt thanked my mom in tears, my mom said, “My teacher has taught me to do so. You can thank my teacher.” My aunt pressed her hands together in front of her chest to heshi and said, “Thank you, teacher!” She told my mom, “I know now that what was said on TV about Falun Gong is false! You are so kind and so healthy. Falun Gong is great! I would like to learn it too!” My aunt has also started to cultivate Falun Gong.
My mom also practices compassion and tolerance toward people who are not our blood relatives. There is a row of single-story storage sheds in front of our apartment building. Each household owns a storage shed. My mom hired a worker to repair the roof of our shed a few years ago. The neighbor who owns the shed next to it said that the worker had walked on his roof and caused damage. My mom asked the worker to repair our neighbor's roof. When it rained later, our neighbor told my mom that his roof had leaked. My mom paid the worker to make a complete reinstallation of the whole roof. The neighbor came again some time later, saying that his storage shed was still leaking. My mom calmly told him, “How about you find a repairman and I cover your cost?” So my mom ended up paying for our neighbor's roof repair three times. I don't think an ordinary person would be able to have so much forbearance.
When an elderly neighbor was admitted to hospital, no one in his family was able to cook for him, so my mom cooked for him and asked a friend to deliver the food to him in hospital. His family was very touched. They are now very close to my mom. My mom often tells them the facts of Falun Dafa and shares truth-clarification materials with them. They have become supportive of Dafa and even read Dafa books.
I'm fully supportive of my mom's cultivation practice. I'm thankful that Falun Dafa has given me such a great mom, so healthy and compassionate! I'm so proud of her! Under Mom's influence, I have begun to read Zhuan Falun and recite “Falun Dafa is great! Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance is great!”