Centenarians Experience Miracles When Believing in Dafa (IV)
(Minghui.org) Continued from Part III.
In spite of the advances in modern medicine, excellent health care, and physical therapy, we are still powerless when it comes to many new and complex diseases. Many people, especially those who can't afford medical care, often have to endure years of suffering.
Falun Dafa, a mind and body practice, was introduced in China in 1992 by Master Li Hongzhi. It teaches people to live by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and to consider others first in everything they do.
Falun Dafa has saved the lives of countless practitioners with incurable illnesses, helping millions improve their physical and mental wellness. Even their family members have been blessed by supporting Dafa.
Below are the accounts of several centenarians who, thanks to Falun Dafa, still enjoy good physical and mental health even at their advanced age.
Centenarian Practitioner Obtains Mental Health and Longevity
Falun Gong practitioner Dai (an alias), 104 years old, has been practicing Falun Dafa for 24 years. Even though she is illiterate, she has been following Master [Li Hongzhi] closely and doing the three things diligently for the past 20 years.
Dai lives with her daughter, also a Dafa practitioner, who is in her 70s. They started practicing Falun Dafa in 1995.
Before that, she had to stay in the hospital a couple times each year and her medical expenses ate up most of her daughter's salary. After she started practicing Falun Dafa, she devoted herself wholeheartedly to the practice. The CCP's persecution didn't sway her at all. She followed what Master said with determination and often commented, “Dafa is so great. It would be a crime if we showed disrespect to Dafa.”
Dai does not know Chinese characters, so she listens to Master's lecture videos or to her daughter read her Zhuan Falun. In the daytime, she studies the Fa; at night, she does the Falun Gong exercises. She is very focused while studying the Fa.
Shortly after she picked up the practice when she was nearly 90, she could climb up to the 5th floor easily. Since then, she hasn't had to take any medicine.
Master opened her supernormal abilities when she started practicing. Sometimes, she could enter into tranquility soon after she sat in meditation. In the state of emptiness and nothingness, she could often see magnificent scenes in other spaces and dimensions.
Dai saw her house and yard filled with colorful and golden shining Falun [law wheels] rotating. Sometimes they spun around her. Sometimes in her dreams, she saw scenes and heard sounds from other dimensions. She shared with her daughter, “Every sentence in this book Zhuan Falun is true. I've witnessed it all. This Dafa is so amazing. I must cultivate until I achieve enlightenment.”
One time, during a vision, she saw herself practicing Falun Gong exercises at a very high place. At first she was a little afraid, then she called to Master for help, “Master, please help strengthen me. I shouldn't be afraid.” Immediately, she overcame the fear.
Another time, she saw a huge golden dragon in the sky above her yard. Every scale of the dragon was as big as a bowl. She asked her daughter why she had dreamed of such a dragon. Her daughter explained, “The homes of Dafa practitioners and their family members are all safeguarded by supernormal beings.”
Dai never talked about this to outsiders. However, she would talk to Master when she couldn't understand things. She said, “Master, please do not let me see such things or have such dreams. I don't know how to understand them.”
Her wish has been answered and she sees such things less and less. She is very pure-minded and quite focused in Dafa cultivation.
One day, Dai fell down and later couldn't move her legs or remember the movements of the Falun Gong exercises. However, she had unshakable belief in Dafa. She said, “I just want to practice and learn it. No one can stop me. I just want to return home with Master.”
Seven days later, she heard a voice when she was half-asleep tell her, “You are all right. It's okay now.” She soon recovered.
One time when relatives came to visit her, a relative said, “Everyone in my family has caught a cold. Just be careful so you don't get it.”
Dai responded immediately, “Don't worry. I am a Falun Gong practitioner. Nothing can interfere with me.” She saw everything from the Fa's perspective.
During the first several years after the Chinese Communist Party CCP started to persecute Falun Gong, she often went out with her daughter to distribute information about Dafa, especially copies of the book the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. They distributed materials to households door to door. She wasn't bothered when she saw security cameras or pedestrians passing by. Her daughter reminded her to be careful. She said, “Master's big hands are keeping me from being monitored. I am not afraid.”
As Dai aged, she went out less and less often. She was very anxious to do the three things that Master requires of us. She said to her daughter, “I cannot lag behind. I also want to save people.”
Once she had such a thought, a fellow practitioner came to see her and brought her a few Dafa keepsakes. She examined them and then told her daughter, “These could help save people, too. I will make them.”
Her daughter then contacted the fellow practitioner and they cooperated with each other to make keepsakes. After that, Dai sat in bed making Dafa keepsakes every day. One side of the keepsake is the Chinese character “Blessings” and on the other side it says, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” It is shaped like a pendant, with a bow on the top. People would receive these beautiful keepsakes and hang them in their cars or at home. They can deter unrighteous elements and help save people.
At first, she could make a dozen a day and then her daughter gave them out. Later on, she could make a hundred each day, but that was still not enough to meet the demand when there was a street fair. As time went by, vendors at the street fair knew her and shouted at her when they saw her coming, “The person who delivers blessings is coming.”
The pendants Dai makes are very popular. Her eyes are still good, so she doesn't need help with threading. Whenever she is tired and her arms ache, she talks to Master, “Master, I am doing things to save people. Please stop the pain in my arms.” Soon her arms no longer hurt.
Falun often rotated around her and she talks to them, “Just rotate on your own. I am sewing on my own. Let's not affect each other.” Now she is not tired at all no matter how many pendants she makes.
As of now, she has made thousands of keepsakes. Fellow practitioners have delivered them to the material production sites, then distributed them. Some pendants were even distributed to other cities.
When Dai's relatives or other people come to visit her, she tells them how great Dafa is and shares with them how she has benefited from Dafa. She says she will continue practicing Falun Dafa until she achieves enlightenment and returns home with Master! The people she encourages to quit the CCP usually agreed to quit right away.
100-Year-Old Woman from Shandong Province Is Blessed
There is a 100-year-old woman in Shandong Province who has four daughters, and the youngest one is a Falun Gong practitioner. The daughter started practicing Falun Gong more than ten years ago when she was very sickly. But she recovered soon after taking up the practice. She then became more considerate of her mother.
However, her greatest thing she did for her mother was to teach her how to recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
The elderly woman was born in 1917. In the past century, she was no stranger to the CCP's political movements. When her daughter told her about the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, the elderly woman emphatically agreed with it. She also believed that Falun Gong could guide people to be good and help them to be healthy. She supported her daughter in practicing Falun Gong.
Because she supported Dafa and often recited “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” over the past decade, she has remained unscathed even after encountering many accidents. Now 102, she can take care of herself pretty well and can think clearly. She thanks Dafa for all these blessings – she is protected by Master Li. Below are a few of her experiences.
In the summer of 2007, when she was 91, she was sleeping at home alone. At about 1:00 a.m., something awakened her and she couldn't go back to sleep. She felt some dust fall on her face, so she wiped it away. But then more dust fell.
She found dust on her pillow, too, so she got up and slept on the other end of the bed. As soon as she lay down, she heard a big bang. She thought it might be mice, but when she looked with a flashlight, she saw nothing.
When she went back to the far end of the bed, she looked up and saw a big hole right above where her pillow had been before she moved it to the other end. On that part of the bed was a big piece of concrete ceiling with the tile attached. She was very scared and thought she might have been killed if she hadn't moved. She was wondering why she had woken up like that for no reason. It must have been Master Li who woke her up. Master saved her.
She pressed her palms together in front of her chest and shouted, “Thank you, Falun Gong! Thank you, Master, for saving my life!”
Falls can be deadly for the elderly. In recent years, this elderly woman has fallen down about eight times, and even though they were bad falls, she got up each time with no ill effects.
Once she was trimming her flowers in her yard when her toe got stuck under a garden stone. When she got up to leave, she stumbled and fell heavily on the ground. Her feet swelled up and turned black and blue, but she had no pain. She immediately recited, “Falun Gong is good. Master Li is good.” Her feet recovered in about three days.
One time, she stumbled at the door of her own home and fell down. Her knees were black and blue for several days, but she had no pain and recovered completely in a short time.
In the summer of 2014, at the age of 98, she was sitting on the ground picking up flowers that had fallen off the hibiscus tree. When she stood up, she lost her balance, fell down, and smacked her head on a light pole. Her daughter heard the sound and ran out of the house to see what had happened. She saw a big lump on her mother's head and asked, “Mom, are you all right? Let's go to the hospital.”
Her mother said, “I'm all right. Master Li is protecting me.” She touched the lump on her head and felt a little pain. She recited, “Dafa is good. Master Li is good.”
She didn't take medicine or go to see a doctor. After about four days, the lump was gone.
On November 15, 2016, her children held a party to celebrate her 100th birthday. The village officials and neighbors all came. She was very happy. At dinner the following evening, she felt dizzy and saw black in front of her eyes, then fell on her youngest daughter's shoulder. As she described it later, she felt like she was floating up and then lost consciousness. Her daughter cried and shouted, “Mom, what's wrong? How are you? Don't scare me. Mom, just recite 'Falun Dafa is good.'”
After a while, when the elderly woman woke up, she kept on saying “Falun Dafa is good.”
Thanks to her children's tender care and Master Li's protection, she recovered in a couple of days.
Now this elderly woman can take care of herself at home. Her daughters used to take turns accompanying her at night, but she told them, “Just go ahead and get on with your own lives. Don't worry about me.”
Several villagers who are 10 years or so younger than she is can't even move and have to stay in bed all day.
However, this centenarian can take care of herself. She often says, “Falun Dafa is good. Master Li is good.” She is very relaxed and at ease and wants to express her great thanks to Master Li Hongzhi for compassionately protecting her all this time.