(Minghui.org) I'm a 76-year-old Falun Gong practitioner, and I would like to share some of my personal experiences with you.

I was born in a well-to-do family, and because of this, the CCP treated my family as a target of their “class warfare.”

Much of my life was colored by humiliation, grievance, anger and grief. I was tired of life and developed severe neurosis. We were always discriminated against and looked down upon during the various political purge campaigns by the CCP.

While I was working in a factory, my superiors encouraged other workers to make life difficult for me. Sometimes I was unable to sleep for eight days and nights straight. I was fired from my job in the end.

For a while I suffered a mental breakdown. I could not sleep and had an irregular heartbeat. Later I also developed severe pain in my legs; I could hardly walk.

The misery went on for over twenty years, until one day in the autumn of 1996, a neighbor suggested that I practice Falun Gong.

Falun Gong Gave Me a New Life

With a bit of hope, I went to the practice site the next day. We listened to Master Li’s teachings of the Fa principles. I felt very relaxed, and for a while there was no pain.

By the time I finished listening to the nine lectures, my body had gone through miraculous changes and for the first time in a long time, I enjoyed the wonderful feeling of being healthy.

I obtained a copy of the book Zhuan Falun, and after reading the book I understood that all my miseries were caused by karma.

When I started to practice Falun Gong, Master purified my body, and I let go of a lot of my human attachments. I no longer felt any grievance, anger or grief. Instead I have tried to be a good person by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my daily life. People around me have witnessed the wonderfulness of Falun Gong through the changes in me.

Helping More People Know the Truth about Falun Gong

After July 1999, when Jiang Zemin's regime started persecuting Falun Gong, I was subjected to unlawful arrests and coercive brainwashing. My family also suffered constant harassment.

However, I remained firm in my faith in Master and Dafa, and conducted myself as a Dafa practitioner, even in the face of adversity. I clarified the facts about Falun Gong to the officials in our village; they eventually learned the truth and protected Falun Gong practitioners whenever they could.

They would tell me to be careful when they received orders with regards to persecuting Falun Gong.

Validating the Fa through My Conduct

We had a serious sewage blockage problem in our village after a big storm in 2008.

Leaders in our production brigade decided to build a drainage ditch next to the fish pond my second son managed, so that the sewage water could be diverted there.

My son and his wife rejected the decision and argued with the brigade leaders. It became very heated.

I told the leaders not to worry and that I would help them solve the problem.

First I went to see my daughter-in-law’s parents and asked them to persuade their daughter. I told them that it was an act of great kindness to sacrifice personal interests for the convenience of the villagers, and that doing good deeds would be rewarded with good fortune. They agreed.

In the end, my son and my daughter-in-law also understood the principle of “good will be rewarded with good” and agreed to building the drainage ditch.

When I told the brigade leaders that my children no longer opposed their decision, they felt very relieved.

The village head said, “Falun Gong practitioners are indeed different from others. Feel free to put up your messages. We won't bother you. We will use the money for monitoring Falun Gong practitioners on infrastructure development instead.”

Since then, the village leaders and their successors have all refused to carry out persecution orders against Falun Gong.

The party secretary of the village also quit the CCP and set up a satellite dish to watch NTD programs.

CCP Secretary in Our Township Learns the Truth about Falun Gong

One day in 2005, my daughter and her husband told me that Secretary Liu of the township asked them to tell me that if I continued to put up Falun Gong messages, I would be arrested. Secretary Liu often goes to eat at my daughter's restaurant, and had asked them to pass along the message.

I did not worry about what they told me and continued to do what I should do. I knew that nobody could interfere with my efforts in saving sentient beings.

Later, my daughter told me that Secretary Liu talked to her again and said if they found any Falun Gong slogans, he would hold my daughter and her husband accountable. He also tried to entice them with personal gain.

I felt that I must clarify the facts to Secretary Liu in person, so I went to his office. There were three people in his office when I got there.

I told Secretary Liu that my daughter was not a Falun Gong practitioner and she knew little about the practice, and therefore, I would like to have a chat with him directly.

I told them that Falun Gong had done nothing wrong and our truth-clarification aimed to save people.

He said, “But you are against the Communist Party,” and started to walk out.

I followed him and told him more about Falun Gong.

“Don't talk to me like that, or I shall put you in handcuffs,” he said angrily.

I did not give up and said to him kindly, “Secretary Liu, I know you are busy and don't have much time to talk with me. I have brought you some materials and a letter for you to read when you are free. If you want to know more about the facts, there is also a software you can use to avoid Internet censorship, so that you can learn more about Falun Gong on overseas websites.”

I continued, “Falun Gong has now spread to over one hundred countries and regions, and Jiang Zemin has been sued in more than 30 countries.”

Secretary Liu said, “I won't look at them,” and walked out.

I left some truth-clarification materials and a letter on his desk and went home.

A few days later, my daughter told me that Secretary Liu asked her to tell me not to go to see him again, and he would not mind me putting up Falun Gong messages any more.

I'm 76 years old now and in very good health. I have clarified the facts about Falun Gong to officials at the local police station and township government, and given them truth-clarification materials.

The environment in our area has become more and more relaxed, and I know that such a change is also a manifestation of the progress of the Fa-rectification overall.