Cultivation Path of a Steadfast Practitioner
(Minghui.org) My grandfather passed away, and my sister, who was eight years older than me, also died half a year later. My mother took my sister's death very hard, which affected her health. By the time I turned nine-years-old, she was in deep despair, so my father left us and moved in with another woman.
It was a hard life for us, as I had to take care of my mother, try to find food and also take care of our fields. Gradually, my mother became clearheaded and helped in the fields.
I married when I was 17-years-old, but I was not happy in my marriage. By the time I turned 36, I came down with a gynecological disease and felt as if I was near death. However, I could not leave my four children, so I begged god to let me live until my children grew up.
My third uncle, who was familiar with fortune telling, said, “You are okay. You have a guardian angel. He is the supreme lord. He will save you when you are around 60. Just be patient!”
The Beginning of My Cultivation
There were a lot of people doing a qigong practice in a small park in 1996. While watching, I felt as if all my sorrows disappeared. I didn't want to leave and wondered how I could join this practice. My husband was bedridden at that time, so I did not have any spare time.
I got copies of Master Li Hongzhi's (the founder) lecture videos and exercise-instructions and watched them daily after taking care of my family. I felt that this was not a normal qigong. I was determined to practice Falun Dafa. I learned the exercises at home for a month, after which I searched for an exercise site. That year I was 60-years-old.
The practitioners decided to set up the exercise site at my home since I had to take care of my husband. I got up early every day to clean the yard, hang up the banner, have the audio player ready, and waited for the practitioners to come and do the exercises with me.
It was strange, that when I stood on the flat ground to do the exercises, I felt something hard under my feet, which was painful. I dug out the stones until I cleared the area. While doing that, my xinxing improved and when the task was done, my feet were no longer painful.
Successful Journey to Beijing
Three practitioners and I went to Beijing in the winter of 2001. We saw many plain-clothes police officers at Tiananmen Square, and many practitioners were arrested.
My grandson called me and said, “Grandma, why did you go to Beijing? They could arrest you! What will you do then? I will have no grandma anymore.” I told him that I would be back home in the afternoon. It is indeed as Master Li says, “...good or evil comes from a person’s spontaneous thought,... ” (Zhuan Falun)
I returned home in the afternoon and realized that Master protected me.
Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
When going out to distribute truth-clarifying materials early on in my cultivation, I did not know about sending righteous thoughts but just had one thought, “One righteous mind can subdue one hundred evils.” (Zhuan Falun)
I firmly believed in Master and I would do whatever he asked. So I distributed truth-clarifying materials door to door.
During the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the persecution of practitioners was at its pinnacle. Several local practitioners were arrested and their homes were ransacked.
There were two boxes holding booklets of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party at the Falun Dafa materials production site, which no one dared to distribute or take home. They asked to store them at my home, and I agreed without hesitation. I went out every day to distribute the materials without any fear.
When distributing the Nine Commentaries, I came across a dog who kept barking at me. I said to it, “Don't bark! I came to save your master and you as well. Remember, Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” It stopped barking.
I gradually became mature in my cultivation. Before I went out to clarify the truth, I would ask Master to cover the eyes of those in other dimensions and those in our area that persecute practitioners so they would not commit bad deeds. With Master's help, I returned home safely every time.
I took truth-clarifying materials and the Nine Commentaries booklets with me whenever I left the house, even during years when the persecution was at its worst. When going through security check points, I would think, “Do not check my bag” and, indeed, they would not check it.
Family Helps Truth-clarification Efforts
My three sons often traveled and asked if I wanted to come along. Whenever I had truth-clarifying materials on hand, I would go with them. Sometimes, my son would help me distribute the materials. They even encouraged me, “Mom, don't be afraid. It is just as if distributing advertisements.”
My youngest daughter, my son's grandchildren, as well as my nephew's children, all had accompanied me to distribute the truth-clarifying materials.
One day I took my four-year-old granddaughter with me to clarify the truth. When I asked an 80-year-old man about his health, he said that he was not doing well. My granddaughter said, “Hello, Grandpa! You will become better if you keep saying, 'Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!'” He asked her how she knew, and she told him that after her grandmother told her to repeat these sentences, she no longer wet the bed.
When he asked her why she was so smart, she answered, “Master gave me a golden key to open my brain. Then I became smart. Master will give you a golden key to open your brain if you repeat those sentences. You will become smart too and will not be confused.”
My granddaughter asked people to wait for her grandmother so I could talk to them. She often added to what I said and people were surprised. She was so little but would say something so profound.
People Change Their Attitudes Toward Dafa
People's attitudes toward Dafa have changed. When I went to a shopping market to distribute truth-clarifying brochures, a female owner of a shop wanted to see what I had in my bag.
I thought she was going to try to stop me from distributing the materials, but she surprised me by asking if I had Falun Dafa information. When I said yes she told me, “You can give them to me. I will help you distribute them. For years, I have benefited a lot from helping distribute the materials, She put the brochures on the counter.
She asked me to bring more when I return. I was concerned that she might have trouble if I did so. She said she was not afraid, and she told me that she and her family visited Hong Kong once and saw a Falun Dafa parade and many people were distributing Falun Dafa brochures.
They had walked a lot and were very tired before seeing the parade. When the parade passed by, they suddenly no longer felt tired. They even followed the parade for a while. They then agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party. Not long ago, she asked me to give her Master's lecture videos.