Stories from Twenty Years of Dafa Cultivation
(Minghui.org) I began to cultivate in Dafa more than 20 years ago. As I'm illiterate, I asked another practitioner to write down my story.
Before practicing Falun Dafa, I suffered from many illnesses, and medical treatments could not help me. I looked into different religions, and prayed in temples and before Buddha statues, but none of it worked. When I had reached a low point in my life, I learned about Falun Dafa. Shortly after I stepped into this cultivation practice, I recovered from all my illnesses.
I built a new house in 2006, and my son planned to sell my other house. I persuaded him to keep it as my group Fa study place. Since then we have studied the Fa at my old home weekly and nothing has interfered with us.
Family Supports My Practicing Dafa
No one could stop me from practicing Dafa, although I was illegally detained for refusing to give up my belief.
I traveled to every corner of my county to clarify the truth about Dafa. I exposed the persecution against Falun Dafa, told people about our cultivation practice and persuaded them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations.
Although I am illiterate, I learned to use the computer to print Dafa materials. I purchased printers, a copier, and paper with money that my son gave me.
Before I learned to send righteous thoughts, local police would detain me and extorted more than a million yuan from my son.
My son and his family witnessed my return to good health after practicing Falun Dafa, how we lived in harmony, and his business was always doing well. Therefore, they supported my practicing Falun Dafa.
Worried about my safety, my son offered to buy me a house in Hong Kong, so that I could practice Falun Dafa freely.
“My dear son,” I said, “my mission is to tell people the facts about Dafa, so I can't leave this area.”
Whenever I need money, my son does not hesitate to give me whatever I need. I also have some paper currency on which information about Dafa is written. Gradually, almost everyone in my town got to know me.
In order to talk to more people about Dafa, the persecution, and quitting the CCP, I go to a lot of marriage or funeral ceremonies, and each time I would bring a generous gift.
My son could not understand my actions, asked me why I was doing this, and if I was not embarrassed. I said, “My dear son, our Master suffered so many attacks and was slandered for telling people about Dafa, what I'm doing is nothing.”
The Power of Dafa
Although I am 70 years old, I look much younger than that. People would ask me if I had a special diet or some other reason for my youthful appearance.
“I don't eat anything special,” I said. “I am out of the house a lot to clarify the truth, and thus am too busy to eat too much or anything fancy. Even during hot summer days, I will go out to tell people about Dafa.”
Once the water heater in my house was broken for two weeks. I thought that since I was a practitioner, I was fine with taking cold showers. Then, I told the water heater, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. I know you have a life too. I don't want to throw you away.” The water was hot the next morning.
There is a tree in my backyard, which I had moved from my previous home to this one. It looked dead for three years. After the water heater incident, I wanted to see if I could help the tree, too. I said, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. I don't want to lose you, please come back to life.”
My neighbor told me five days later, “Wow, isn't it strange? Despite the hot weather, the dead tree is sprouting leaves!”