An 80-Year-Old Practitioner Remains Steadfast
(Minghui.org) I am in my 80s and bought a copy of the Falun Dafa book Zhuan Falun in 1998. But I did not put my heart into studying it until I moved to the city in 1999. That's when Jiang Zemin, former head of the communist regime, began the persecution of Dafa. However, I was not perturbed and found a group of practitioners to study the teachings with.
Tolerance Important to Overcoming Conflicts
Due to being illiterate, I encountered difficulties in reading Zhuan Falun. In the beginning I only looked at the book and listened to others read. I noted each word I did not know and drew a picture beside it. In only two years, I was able to read all the Dafa publications.
Before practicing Falun Dafa, I experienced many illnesses. But, I firmly believed in Dafa and knew that practicing it would be beneficial for me.
When I experienced symptoms of an illness, my granddaughter, a doctor, wanted to give me injections. I understood that this was a test and refused any treatment or hospital visits. I was not tempted and recovered after one month. My son witnessed my recovery and was convinced that Dafa was good for me. My entire family witnessed that I had recovered from all my illnesses within a year!
I used to be known for my bad temper and often had conflicts with my children. I tried to discipline myself and improve my character. I heard the word tolerance in my mind, and realized that this was a hint that I still needed to improve. Since then, whenever I face a conflict, I find my faults first and am able to take a step back from the situation.
Letting Go of Fear
After studying the Falun Dafa in depth, I understood that practitioner's needed to help the general public understand the goodness of Dafa and the severe nature of the persecution.
When I first became involved with truth-clarification projects, I delivered fliers at night. I also often went to the countryside and delivered Dafa brochures door to door.
After the publication of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party in 2004, other practitioners and I distributed a large number of them in our area.
I was then ready to talk to people about Falun Dafa face-to-face and help them renounce their membership in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. At first, I was fearful and only talked to people I knew. However, after reading Master Li's lectures, I no longer was selective about who I talked to.
Tears of Compassion
I met a man who was a Party member. At first, he accused practitioners of being against the Party. I told him that practitioners were good people, but were being wrongly persecuted. I also mentioned that the Tiananmen self-immolation incident was staged. He did not seem to want to listen. But when I broke out into tears, my sincerity touched him, and he agreed to quit the Party.
I then spoke to a young man, who did not want to say anything. I did not give up, even after he said he did not believe that I was in my 80s. But, he continued to listen and then not only agreed to quit the CCP with his real name, but said he would also try to convince his family to quit the Party.
During the holidays, I talked to students about Falun Dafa. I asked elementary school students to take off their red scarves, and explained that it was stained with the blood of the heinous crimes committed by the CCP. Most of them quit the Young Pioneers.
I felt sad if people did not want to quit the Party. Many times I felt people had quit the Party, not because I was eloquent in my speech, but because they were moved by my pure heart. Most everyone quit using their real names.
“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in springRighteous thoughts can save the people in this world” (“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos” from Hong Yin)
The Suing Jiang Zemin Issue
When practitioners began to file their criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime, in May 2015, I was concerned because my son was a low-level official with the Township Political and Legal Affairs Committee. Given the CCP's implication policy, I was afraid of affecting his future.
After I studied Falun Dafa with a calm mind, I realized that practitioners should sue Jiang. I let go of my concerns and filed my complaint using my real name and address. Practitioners and I also distributed “Prosecute Jiang Zemin” brochures throughout our city and the countryside.
Importance of Cultivation Practice
My husband started to learn Dafa after I did. He is 81 years old, but he still learned different printing techniques so he could provide informational materials about Falun Dafa to fellow practitioners.
Master Li, the founder of Dafa, asked us to study the Fa well, talk to people about the persecution, and send forth righteous thoughts. I have also realized that personal practice is very important. My husband and I continue to study the teachings every day. We also attend group study weekly.
When I have slacked off, Master Li used different ways to point this out to me. Once, I dreamed of a pond where all the fish were dead. I realized that I could not slack off. I need to be diligent!