80-Year-Old Practitioner Experiences the Extraordinariness of Falun Dafa
(Minghui) I am an 80-year-old female Falun Dafa practitioner who began cultivating in 1998. My family and I have greatly benefited from Falun Dafa, and experienced its extraordinary power.
Accident Restricts Falun Dafa Truth Clarification Efforts
As I left a supermarket one day, I was knocked down by a car, and my shopping cart was destroyed.
Two men jumped out of the car and helped me get up. The driver asked me if I was alright.
“This is your lucky day,” I said. “Although I am over 80-years-old, I am alright and won't blame you for the accident, because I practice Falun Dafa.”
I then handed him a Falun Dafa amulet, and said. “You must tell your family that something extraordinary happened because of Falun Dafa. Tell them that 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good'. If they sincerely repeat this during times of danger, they will be safe.” When I offered an amulet to the other man, he accepted it with his palms pressed together.
The accident happened near a bus stop. One of the people waiting at the stop said, “Falun Dafa is really amazing. The elderly lady was not even hurt.”
When I reached home, my leg calf and right foot were swollen and had turned purple. But it was not really painful, and I fully recovered within a few days.
My family, however, was worried about me after the accident and did not let me go out. I wanted to clarify the truth about Dafa, but I was now restricted from talking to people about the persecution and could only study the Fa, do the exercises, and send forth righteous thoughts at home.
“The time that we have to cultivate is, as you know, just extremely brief for us. The pace of Fa-rectification is exceedingly fast, and yet in this short span of time we also have to fulfil our missions as Dafa disciples!” (“Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Fa Conference”)
After the accident I was rather afraid of going out on my own. However, after thinking about the issue, I decided that my present situation was due to attachments that I needed to eliminate. I thought, “What am I afraid of? Master’s Law Bodies will protect me.”
I got over my attachments with the help of Fa-study and looking within, and I was able to resume handing out Dafa fliers in parks and markets.
Family Members Benefit From Dafa
It has been 20 years since I set out on my cultivation path. Before practicing Dafa, I suffered from enlarged airway tubes, a disease that was caused by parasitic flatworms. I also had chronic inflammation of the small intestines, among other things. I sometimes wondered why I had to suffer so much. After I became a practitioner, I became healthy, and more importantly, I learned why humans suffer hardships throughout their lives.
“People only have health problems and suffering because they did bad things in the past and made karma. When they go through hard times they are paying off a karmic debt, so nobody can just go and change that at will. If it’s changed, that’s like letting somebody who’s in debt get off without paying it back, and you can’t just go and do that on a whim.” (Zhuan Falun)
My eldest sister is 89 years-old and had large kidney stones, as well as fluid build-up in her abdominal cavity. Her doctor advised that she stay in a hospital.
“I used to suffer far more illnesses than you,” I said. “and as you know, I have recovered. If you can sincerely repeat ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,’ you will recover too.”
She followed my suggestion, and her doctor told her that the kidney stones and all of her other illnesses had disappeared.
Her neighbor and children, who witnessed her recovery and learned about the goodness of Dafa, withdrew from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliates.
Falun Dafa is Amazing
Another one of my elder sisters is 85 years-old. I often told her about my cultivation experiences. She loves to listen, and believes that Dafa is great. During the last New Year her doctor told her that she had cataracts and would lose her eyesight unless she had surgery.
“You remember that I was suffering from all sorts of illnesses, and recovered without taking any medication after I started practicing Falun Dafa. Just sincerely repeat “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
On her 85th birthday, many of her friends visited her. She pointed to her eyes and said, “My cataracts disappeared!” All of her friends learned about Dafa, and agreed that Falun Dafa was truly amazing.
During this gathering, I gave everyone a Dafa amulet and fliers. I also talked about withdrawing from the CCP, and everyone agreed to quit the Party. .
Vegetable Shop Owner Believes in the Goodness of Dafa
Not far from my home is Xiao Xiu, a greengrocer shop owner, whom I often visit. She loves it when I talk about Dafa, and believes everything I tell her. She, along with her husband, son, and uncle all withdrew their memberships from the Party.
The shop is located around the corner of a crossing where there are many small shops. Xiao's shop is a good place to tell people about Dafa and the persecution. Many people have quit the Party in Xiao's shop.
Xiao and her 60-year-old uncle go to the vegetable market at 4:00 a.m. to get their daily supply of vegetables. Once, the van her uncle was driving rounded a crossing and suddenly turned over.
Xiao Xiu, her uncle, and the vegetables were thrown onto the road. Xiao shouted as she was crawling on the ground, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” But her uncle did not move. Xiao pointed at her uncle and said, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Her uncle then moved and immediately got up.
A passerby came to offer help and asked Xiao what she was shouting. She told them that it was “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
She continued, “Please remember this. When you face a dangerous situation, repeat ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ You will then experience the extraordinariness of Dafa.”
A bunch of people helped turn the van back upright, and picked up the vegetables. They were surprised that none of the bean curds were damaged. They spoke in unison, “Falun Dafa is really amazing!”
I arrived at the shop around 7:30 a.m., but no one was there. After a while, Xiao and her uncle arrived and told me what had happened. She and her uncle had only minor injuries.
“All the bean curds are in one piece,” she said. “Isn't Falun Dafa amazing? I am sure that Dafa is real!”