A Senior Citizen's Cultivation Experience
(Minghui.org) I am 79 years old and my husband is 84. We started to cultivate Falun Dafa in 1993.
Before that, I was diagnosed with a low blood platelet count and lack of white and red blood cells. My husband had with tracheitis, arthritis, and hepatitis. Because my company covered most of my medical expenses, I went to some well-known hospitals where I was prescribed many medications, but nothing brought relief. I tried many types of qigong, as long as I heard that they promised good health, but none of them improved my health.
The Power of Dafa
I was introduced to Falun Dafa in 1993, and I attended the lectures of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. I decided to practice Dafa and asked my husband to join me. We attended Master’s seminar in Guangzhou.
“The cause of your illness has been removed, and what remains is only this bit of black qi that will come out on its own to let you suffer some and have some pain. It is forbidden for you not to suffer even a little bit.” (Zhuan Falun)
As we studied the Fa and did the exercises, our health improved. We got rid of all our medications and whenever we faced health issues, we understood that we were paying off karma.
One day my husband was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a car in 2005. He fell and the bicycle was thrown over 10 meters. The driver was petrified and wanted to take him to a hospital. Many people gathered around and the police were called. My husband was not afraid but did not admit to practicing Falun Dafa. He just said that he was fine and needed no help.
At home, we studied the Fa and did the exercises. It took two days for his injuries to disappear.
At the onset of the persecution on July 20, 1999, I was singled out because I was the main coordinator in our area. My home was illegally searched twice, and I was detained in a brainwashing center for a year and a half.
Setting Up a Material Production Site
After my release, I got involved in putting together and distributing informational materials about Dafa. I also delivered some of the materials to other practitioners.
I soon set up a Fa study group in our home, and we studied once every week. We also shared our understandings.
Even though many material production sites were being destroyed, I decided to set one up. A practitioner who had been detained for his faith joined our group Fa study. He bought a computer, printer, and other materials and taught me everything I needed to know to get started. With his help and the help of other practitioners, I was able to produce truth-clarifying materials.
Our production site has been very stable. I have produced whatever other practitioners needed. We’ve bound Dafa books, made truth-clarifying DVDs, printed copies of the Minghui Weekly, and printed the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. We’ve also made many Shen Yun performance videos and much more.
We were very careful with everything, including purchasing materials and distributing fliers. To maintain security, we moved often.
Two police officers from our local station threatened my son-in-law and put handcuffs on him. They ordered him to give them my address, but he told them he did not know where I was. When I got the message, we moved the entire production site. It was very difficult because we had lots of equipment to move. Besides, we were in our 80s. But with Master’s help, we moved to a safe place without a hitch.
We operated our truth-clarifying materials site for many years. We studied the Fa, sent righteous thoughts, and did the exercises daily. We looked inward, let go of attachments, and talked to people about Falun Dafa in person and also sometimes over the phone.
“Any work in Dafa is intended for people to obtain the Fa and for disciples to improve themselves. Anything other than these two points is meaningless." ("Clearheadedness" from Essentials For Further Advancement)
Hometown Production Sites Destroyed
When we returned to our hometown in 2006 and distributed copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, we were reported to the police. Some officers tried to arrest us, but we escaped.
During the night, we distributed more Dafa materials throughout the county. The next day, we decided to go to another county to talk to people about Dafa. The person at the bus station ticket office reported us to the police. We got off at the middle of the bus and the police missed us.
We studied the Fa in my relative’s home, where I was told that the local material production site was destroyed. We arranged for two practitioners to come to our site to learn how to operate such a site and gave them a printer so they were able to set up their own production site.
Several months later, one practitioner was arrested and that site was destroyed. That practitioner could not endure the torture and gave the police my name. When we were informed, we asked for Master’s protection and sent righteous thoughts frequently. They found my relatives, but my relatives did not tell them anything. They asked the local police to arrest me, but they refused, claiming they did not know where I was.
We helped practitioners in our hometown to set up another production site in 2011. We gave them a computer, printer, and recorder for DVDs and taught them all they needed to know. However, this site was destroyed within a few years. Practitioners are still being persecuted in our hometown.
Helping Practitioners to Sue Jiang Zemin
A new policy was handed down that said that the Supreme People's Court would guarantee the registration and processing of all criminal and civil complaints. I saw this as a change in the cosmic climate. It was the chance to sue Jiang Zemin (the former leader of the communist regime), and I understood it was time to let go of life and death.
We studied Master’s Fa and reviewed Minghui articles about this issue. We decided to file criminal complaints against Jiang with our real names, and we mailed our documents to the Supreme People's Court in June of 2016. We were informed that the documents were registered and processed after three days.
We discussed the issue of suing Jiang with other practitioners. They agreed with us, but some did not know how to draft their complaints. So we helped and printed it for them. Some were afraid or lived far from a post office, so we mailed the documents for them. We also sent some of the documents via the proper website on the internet. We always helped whenever we were needed.
"Be sure not to become lax. You must not slack off, and you must not become apathetic." (Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles)