Finding a True Path After Many Years of Suffering
(Minghui.org) I am 72-years-old and live in a remote village. I have undergone many tribulations during my life. My family was landowners prior to the communist takeover of China, and we were well educated. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seized our land and other properties. We became penniless and lived a miserable life.
At school, I was bullied because of my family background. I was in poor health, so I dropped out of school. I suffered from many illnesses, including rheumatism and leg pain. My feet were twisted. I took numerous medicines and suffered a lot.
My sister asked me to practice Falun Dafa on April 27, 1998. A cousin who was well known in our area also practiced Falun Dafa, so I knew that it was a good practice. All my illnesses disappeared after I practiced for only 20 days. For the first time in my life, I enjoyed being healthy.
Twisted Feet Turned Straight
On the second day after I started to practice, I felt a current pass from my head to my toes which I realized was a sign of my body being purified. I felt very happy, but I kept thinking of my twisted feet.
I was still thinking about my feet two days later. I thought that the sitting meditation might help straighten them. I sat in meditation for half an hour and my legs became very sore. I put down my legs, and they were still twisted. I thought that it would be wonderful if my feet became normal. As I was thinking, I mentally told my feet, “Please twist back.”
My right foot twisted back and became normal. I was stunned, and if I had not seen it with my own eyes, I would not have believed it. My other foot healed later on.
It Is a Heavenly Book!
I was illiterate and couldn't read. When Zhuan Falun was published, I bought a copy for me and my family.
I wanted to read the book, so I asked everyone to help me learn how to read Chinese characters. I even asked strangers on the street how to read the words. Gradually, I could read the words in the book, and I read the book every day. One day I saw every word in the book emit a silver light. I was moved to tears.
Family Members Know That Falun Dafa Is Good
My family members and relatives witnessed the power of Falun Dafa and came to learn it. I set up an exercise site at my home. Dozens of workers in my family's factory knew that Falun Dafa is good, and many of them benefited from it. My cousin and her husband were well known in my area. Once they learned about Falun Dafa, they started to practice it. Quite a few relatives also came to learn it. All of my family members have benefited from Dafa.
One of my cousins withdrew from the CCP. There was an accident, and his car was heading toward the crashed cars. He was not able to turn the car away from the crash. He just closed his eyes. When he opened his eyes, he saw his car was fine. He realized that Falun Dafa had protected him. He told everyone how good it was.
Remaining Diligent in Cultivation
I was reported to the police one day in 2003 and was taken to a brainwashing center. The police officer claimed that they would release me if I gave them information about other practitioners. Of course, I did not tell them anything. They kept asking me where I got my Dafa materials. I told them that I picked them up on the streets.
They tried to force me to renounce Falun Dafa. I was beaten severely because I did not cooperate. One policeman kicked my back and it left a deep footprint which lasted for a long time. I thought of Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) and asked for help. After that, I no longer felt any pain when I was beaten. I thanked Master for helping me. I was released after 13 days.
My son wanted to retaliate against the person who had reported me to the police. He asked his friends to beat him. I stopped them and said: “Please do not take revenge. Otherwise, you would be the same.”
“I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, so you should also follow the Dafa principles,” I said. “I might have done wrong things to him in one of my past lives, and I came across him in this lifetime to help me dissolve this bad relationship. You should treat everyone kindly, and not retaliate.” He and his friends listened to me and didn't beat that person.
Letting Go of Fear
I go out to talk to people about Falun Dafa every day. I have talked to numerous people and have had many amazing experiences.
I came across a man in his 50s, gave him a pamphlet and wished him a safe future. He said: “Do you know who I am? I am a policeman in charge of arresting Falun Dafa practitioners.”
I stopped and smiled at him. He threatened me further. I was not moved. I said to him, “You deserve to be happy and safe. We were predestined to meet so that you could hear the truth about Falun Dafa and have the opportunity to be awakened. This is a rare chance that you should not miss. Our meeting is for your own benefit.”
His attitude changed, and he accepted the pamphlet and let me go.
I worried that he would follow me, but realized immediately that my thought was not upright. I knew I was protected.
Cultivating Away the Attachment to Personal Interests
My husband's brother and sister visited us on Chinese New Year's day. We treated them well and had dinner together. The next day I found that “a lucky envelope” with 200 yuan had disappeared. I suspected that my husband's sister took it.
I was angry. She did not look after her 86-year-old mother, but she took all her mother's pension. It must have been her who took the money.
My husband was upset and said many bad things about this sister. He wanted to teach her a lesson. After a while, both of us realized it was not accidental that we had experienced this incident.
Master Li said:
“.....as a practitioner should follow the course of nature. If something is yours, you will not lose it. If something is not yours, you will not have it even if you fight for it.” (Zhuan Falun)
We looked inward and found that we had attachments of jealousy, competitiveness, complaining and personal interests. We had been thinking about how the sister was selfish because she had taken her mother’s pension money, and let us do all the housework for her mother. A feeling of unfairness flared in our hearts.
We realized that it was an opportunity for us to let go of our attachments. She was actually helping us improve our moral character. We should thank her from the bottom of our hearts.