An Illiterate Woman's Experiences Practicing Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am 78 years old, and I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1995. Throughout the years I have witnessed many miracles and had many experiences. I would like to share some of them.
Master Gave Me Wisdom
I grew up in a small town, and I never went to school. After obtaining a copy of Zhuan Falun, I liked it very much and held it with both hands. In my heart, I felt warm and happy. I often flipped through the pages. Although I could not read it, I liked it because I had been waiting for this for a long time. I decided to learn to read the characters so that I could read the Fa.
I set aside some time every day to learn new characters. I asked whoever was available, whether it was my husband or my child. It was not easy for me since I was old and had never read before. I had to ask many times before I could memorize some characters, but I did not give up, since I knew I was making progress.
In my heart I wanted to succeed. So I kept learning, asking, memorizing, and reciting new characters. No matter how late it was, as long as my husband was available, I would ask him about new characters. He was very patient and often taught me over and over again. That was how he also read Dafa books and later became a practitioner.
“Buddha Law is all-powerful.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference”)
Within a relatively short time, I was able to read all of Zhuan Falun. Now I can read all the Dafa books and have memorized Zhuan Falun nine times. For many people who know me, this seems like a miracle.
Overcoming Illness Karma
I used to suffer from all kinds of ailments, but all of them disappeared after I began to practice. I was very impressed and further believed in Master and Dafa. At that time, my son-in-law applied for health insurance on my behalf. I canceled the policy, since I knew I would not need it.
On one occasion I started urinating blood and my whole body became swollen. I was scared.
“Do things well in an upright and dignified way, negate them, and strengthen your righteous thoughts some. "I'm Li Hongzhi's disciple, I don't want other arrangements or acknowledge them"--then they won't dare to do that. So it can all be resolved. When you can really do that, not just saying it but putting it into action, Master will definitely stand up for you.” (Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Lantern Festival)
I had strong faith in Master and was very determined. I also kept studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts. I recovered soon afterward and was able to do things as usual again.
I had a lot of experiences improving my xinxing. One of my neighbors, who is very religious, was deeply poisoned by the communist party's hate propaganda regarding Falun Dafa.
Because I sometimes talked with her about Falun Dafa, she often swore at me in front of other people. She said that the Party had given me food and a place to live—how could I turn against it? She curled her fingers into fists and stomped her feet in anger. Considering myself a practitioner, I remained undisturbed and continued to treat her well. In addition, I looked inward to see where I could do better. Witnessing how I responded to her, many neighbors said she should not behave like that.
She and another person went out together on a tricycle and were involved in an accident. Both of them were hospitalized. My neighbor was badly injured and did not come outside anymore. I thought this could be retribution for her negative attitude toward Dafa. “Even if I cannot save her, I need to save her children,” I thought.
After I talked with her children and grandchildren, they understood that Falun Dafa was good. I also told them how the Party has always persecuted innocent people in its political campaigns, just as it is doing to Falun Dafa practitioners today. They decided to quit the communist organizations.
Fulfilling My Responsibility
As I continued to study the Fa, I came to understand the importance of improving myself, as well as the importance of telling other people about Falun Dafa. If people blindly believe the Party's hate propaganda and turn against the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, isn't their future at risk?
Through the years, I have talked with many people and explained to them how the Chinese Communist Party has harmed innocent people. I have also told them that a large number of Falun Dafa practitioners have been arrested, detained, and imprisoned and have even become victims of forced organ harvesting. Most of these people have been willing to separate themselves from the communist organizations, but some have refused. I hope these people will have another chance later on. I really do not want them to be condemned along with the Party when the regime meets its fate for its bad deeds.
I am very fortunate to be a Falun Dafa practitioner, because this is the greatest honor.