The Wonderful Changes in My Mother
(Minghui.org) I became healthy after I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1997, and I have remained healthy ever since. My mother has also benefited from Falun Dafa.
My 81-year-old mother lives alone. When I went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa in 2000, I was illegally detained for one month. After that, my mother became scared whenever Falun Dafa was mentioned. The stress affected her a lot.
My mother had bumps on her knee joints that were very painful when she walked. One of my sisters worked in a military hospital. She brought home the best medicine for my mother, but it did not help. My mother also suffered from severe gastritis and stomach acid. It progressed to the point that she could no longer eat steamed rice.
The first time I began to tell my mother the truth about Falun Dafa, she was afraid and stopped me. She also tried to stop me from practicing. The second time I tried to talk to her about the practice, she refused to listen. I tried two more times, but she still refused and swore at me.
I thought perhaps there was something wrong with the way I had talked to her. So I took a different approach. I told her about reaping and sowing, which can also be described as the relationship between virtue and sinful karma. She started to listen to me. I then talked about the real cause of illness. I was pleasantly surprised that she agreed with me. She believes in the divine and that good will be rewarded and evil will be punished.
Slowly, my mother was changing. One time when her knees were in a lot of pain, I told her to repeat “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She agreed to do so.
I asked her if she was feeling better after ten days. She said she felt no change. We discussed how she was repeating the phrases, and I realized that I had made a mistake. I did not explain to her that she needs to repeat the words with sincerity, truly believing in Master and Dafa. She then started repeating those words with sincerity. My mother told me that two days later her joints no longer hurt. She said, “Medicine never helped me, but saying those words really works.”
She started to get up every morning, sit in the half lotus position and repeat, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” for half an hour. She would not begin making breakfast until she did so.
Her gastritis and stomach acid soon disappeared. When she came to my house for dinner, and I served her steamed rice, she hesitated. I told her to give it a try. My son and husband also encouraged her to try the rice. She ate it all with no discomfort afterwards.
The next day my mother said, “Wow, I just repeated ' Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,' and now my joints are much better. I can walk with no pain. I do not have any more stomachaches. I can even eat rice again. Falun Dafa is truly the Buddha Fa! One simple sentence is so powerful.”
As my mother aged, she caught colds more often. She came to my house during those times because she always recovered quicker there. My older sister and my brother, whom she lives with, do not practice Falun Dafa. My husband, my son and I all practice, so there is a strong energy field in our home that has a good effect on my mother.
Now my mother is also practicing Falun Dafa. She has read Zhuan Falun (the main book of Falun Dafa) several times. When I taught her the sitting meditation, she said to me: “I am eighty-years-old, and my legs will break if I sit like that.” Now she can sit in the double lotus position for more than an hour.
One time when she was reading Zhuan Falun, she saw a beam of light shining on her book. She thought it was sunlight, but when she looked out the window, she saw that the sun was not shining on her book. She enlightened that Master Li (its founder) was helping her.
One day my sister-in-law said to me, “Look at mother. She has such rosy cheeks, and she appears to have fewer wrinkles. She is in good spirits. Such a big change so quickly.”
I said, “Mother and I practice Falun Dafa together. That is the reason. She has not caught a cold for a year.”
“Good,” she replied. “It is good for her health. I support her practicing Falun Dafa.”
My mother is healthy and happy. She has benefited from Dafa. Our great Master protects us during tribulations and lets us understand the true meaning of life: to return to our true selves.