[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Blessed by the Mighty Virtue of Dafa
(Minghui.org) I had suffered a hard life since birth and developed many health problems as an adult. When all hope seemed lost, Falun Dafa rescued me from it all and has continuously blessed me and my family.
Hardship During Childhood
I was born in the poor mountainous countryside of Sichuan Province in 1956. My mother became pregnant when I was eight months old and thus had to stop breastfeeding me. Due to being busy on our farm, my parents did not have much time for me.
I was a sickly child and always hungry. As a one-year-old child, I was on the brink of death. My youngest aunt took me to my grandmother’s home who took me to a Chinese medicine doctor. He ground down a porcelain rice bowl and mixed the powder with some herbs and water. I drank this and soon recovered.
During the Great Chinese Famine I ate a lot of rotten raw potatoes, and suffered from food poisoning, but was helped and overcame this illness.
The primary school I attended was about three miles from my home, and I had to cross several mountains every day. As I walked on the cliff side of the road I fell off the cliff when I was around seven years old.
Mysteriously, my mother heard me crying, so she and my father searched for me. Seeing some disturbed weeds and twigs they found me hanging unconsciously on some branches of wild vines. They rescued me before I fell onto the sharp stones below.
After growing up, I had severe headaches, gynecological diseases, erosive ulcers, and cerebral thrombosis. I looked like a 60-year-old when I was in my 40s.
A the age of 42, I took one month's leave from work to check into a major hospital of Chongqing in September 1998. Three days of hospital treatment cost me over 10,000 yuan, but it did not improve my health. When I checked out, the doctor gave me a prescription, which cost more than 3,000 yuan.
Finding Falun Dafa
When I had lost all hope, one of my colleagues, also my neighbor, who had been given early retirement because of health problems suggested that I practice Falun Dafa and gave me the book Zhuan Falun Volume II. I accepted the book and she left to do the exercises with other Falun Dafa practitioners. I did not go with her, as I was on a month's sick leave and thought that it would be wrong for me to join her. I told her husband that I would not go with her until the end of my sick leave.
Then, I got a nosebleed, something I had never had. I wondered if this was a hint for me to learn the exercises the next day.
Then, I held the book Zhuan Falun Volume II with both hands and said, “God, are you asking me to start the practice tomorrow? I will do so,” and my nose-bleed stopped. So, I decided to learn the Falun Dafa exercises the following day.
Learning the Fa
Instead of going to the group practice site, my neighbor took me to a group Fa study in a practitioner’s home, where I listened to the ninth talk of Master Li’s Fa-lecture in Guangzhou. When asked, I told the practitioners that I felt more and more comfortable since I'd started listening to the lecture.
After the lecture, our host said, “I had a dream last night. Three women were floating down a river. I was anxious to save them, but I could save only one of the women. It is you who was saved!”
I never stopped studying the Fa and doing the exercises, all year round, rain or shine. My neighbor and I went to the practice site at 6:00 a.m. to do the four standing exercises. Then, we went to study Zhuan Falun for two hours, after which we did the sitting meditation. During the day, I watched Master’s Fa-lecture video and studied Zhuan Falun and Essentials for Further Advancement. I improved quickly.
My body underwent great changes during the first two weeks on my cultivation path. I recovered from all my illnesses and had boundless energy.
Everyone at work knew that I was restored to good health because of Falun Dafa. My co-worker agreed that Falun Dafa is powerful and is a good cultivation practice. Even the leader of my work unit bought Zhuan Falun.
Spreading Dafa in My Hometown
I went to my hometown to celebrate the Chinese New Year with my mother and other family members, and to spread Dafa in the winter of 1998.
My relatives and neighbors had witnessed my recovery, so they wanted to listen to Master’s Fa-lectures. However, the DVD player seemed to be broken. I said that I would burn incense to Master and ask for his help.
I lit three incense sticks and said: “Master! There are many people who want to see you and listen to your Fa, but the player does not work. Will you please clear the bad substances in this environment so the player works normally?” Then, the player started working.
Since my mother’s large family and people around us started to practice Falun Dafa, their health, and behavior changed greatly and their economic health improved. People in their area heard about this, and then those people came to learn the Fa.
Every morning, over 10 people gathered at my mother’s building to practice the standing exercises. Early one morning, it rained heavily. However, not one practitioner left until they completed the four standing exercises. Although the rain did not stop, their clothes were not wet and the ground where they stood was dry. This strengthened their faith in cultivation.
Family Members Benefiting from Dafa
Illiterate Mother Reads Zhuan Falun
My mother had a rough life and was suffering from many illnesses, including recurring ear infections, and inflammation of the gallbladder. Even during the hot summer she had to wear warm clothes. After she started to practice Falun Dafa, she recovered from her ailments.
She is over 80 years old and never attended school. However, she is able to understand Master’s Fa-lectures and can read Zhuan Falun.
People were amazed and asked her, “You never went to school. Even at your age, you don’t wear glasses, and you can read such a thick book. How is that possible?” She always answered, “My master taught me to read.”
My mother studies the Fa and does the exercises every day. In good weather, she talks to people about Dafa.
Father and Brother Experience the Power of Dafa
My father and my younger brother were heavy smokers. My father said only death could stop him from smoking. But when he and my brother listened to Master’s lectures about smoking, they stopped smoking, although my brother took longer to quit than my father.
My brother quit his job at a privately-owned factory and started his own business, but he went broke. Later he ran a mahjong house and also went broke. With no source of income, he was passive and depressed all day.
He began to practice Falun Dafa at the end of 1998. His home became a Fa-study location and practice site. From then on, he was busy and in good health.
At the beginning of the persecution of Falun Dafa, my brother was targeted for his faith. He was held in the local police station for 12 hours. They demanded he report on those who are practicing and spreading Dafa. He refused to tell them anything. He no longer had a peaceful cultivation environment.
At the end of 1999, my brother was 40 years old. He was offered a temporary job in another county, which became full time in less than six months.
Cousin Recovers from Serious Illness
My cousin came down with a sexually transmitted disease in 2008. He had no energy, could not work and was depressed. He went to well-known hospitals, tried folk remedies and herbs, and prayed to Buddhas, but nothing worked. Meanwhile, he used up all of his family’s money. In desperation, he asked my brother for help.
My brother gave him a copy of Zhuan Falun and a set of Master’s Fa-lecture DVDs. He called after about 20 days and said that he had recovered. He had a second baby daughter one year later. Now, he is the leader in his village.
Husband Supports Falun Dafa
My husband had a large growth on top of his left foot. He was told that an operation was not recommended because the growth was on the instep tendon. They were afraid of injuring the tendon during surgery. My husband also did the exercises after I obtained the Fa. His growth disappeared
He did not practice Dafa, but he told everyone he met that, “Falun Dafa is amazing.” He never changed his opinion towards Dafa. For 18 years, he has unconditionally supported me and fellow practitioners to expose the persecution and clarify the truth.
Son and Daughter-in-law Benefit from Dafa
Officials from the Domestic Security Division and 610 Office confiscated my home in 2008 when only my son was home. They also confiscated my printer, computer, laminating machine and other personal belongings. My son cleverly hid Dafa books including Zhuan Falun Volume II which helped me obtain the Fa long ago.
The next day, he went with me to the Domestic Security Division office. My son stood beside me and confidently told them, “Please give Zhuan Falun back to my mother. Her life was saved by this book.”
The best university admitted my son after he passed his college entrance examination. He was offered a good job before he graduated from university.
My daughter-in-law helped me and fellow practitioners edit and print letters suing Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime. She respects Master and believes that Falun Dafa is good. She was also hired before she graduated from university. Later, she quit her job and started her own, very profitable company.
Every Chinese New Year, my husband, daughter-in-law, grandson, and other family members pay their respects to Master.
(Submission to “Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day”2018 on the Minghui website)