(Minghui.org) I’m a 76-year-old retired worker from the China Railway Tunnel Group, whose wife is a Falun Dafa practitioner. After experiencing the power of this cultivation practice, I decided to also practice Dafa.

Three years ago, I suffered a severe stroke. I lost consciousness and the feeling in my right hand and foot. I could not move or even open my mouth.

My family members immediately took me to the main hospital in the city. It was just after 6:00 p.m.

At about 8:00 p.m., three or four Falun Dafa practitioners came to see me. They told me to recite “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion is good” and sent righteous thoughts to cleanse the environment of evil substances.

I could not open my mouth, but my mind was clear.

A few more Falun Dafa practitioners came to visit me the next morning. They asked me to shout “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion is good.”

All of a sudden, I was able to open my mouth and I shouted “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion is good!” three times. I also said, “Master Li Hongzhi, please help me!”

I regained feeling in my right hand and foot, and I could move all my fingers 10 minutes later. I was so excited and kept repeating, “I want to learn Falun Dafa! I want to cultivate in Dafa!”

I could move all my limbs freely that afternoon, and by the third day, I was able to get out of bed and use the toilet by myself. A week later, I was discharged from the hospital and went home. I started practicing Falun Dafa, studied the Falun Dafa books, did the exercises and clarified the truth about Dafa.

Worried About Communist Party Repercussions

I had known previously that Falun Dafa was good, having seen the benefits my wife experienced over the years. But I did not take up the practice due to fear of the brutal persecution by the Communist Party. Also, being a Communist Party member, I thought no matter how good Falun Dafa is, if the Party does not allow people to practice, then I would not dare to do it for fear of losing my “rice bowl.”

Falun Dafa saved my life. In addition to feeling immensely grateful, I also realized the importance of upholding justice and maintaining a good conscience. I wanted to speak up for Falun Dafa instead of keeping silent and remaining in my own comfort zone.

One day, I received a phone call from a migrant worker from Fujian Province. He heard that I had recovered from the same type of stroke as his father, and that I had become even healthier than before.

I told him that thanks to Falun Dafa, not only did I recover from my stroke, but also from other health problems, such as severe bronchitis.

Upon hearing the words “Falun Dafa,” he told me not to talk about it on the phone and gave me his father's address.

Later, my wife and I went to pay a visit to his parents, and we took some Dafa books, truth-clarification materials, and some gifts with us.

His parents became very scared when we told them about Falun Dafa and said, “A teacher in our hometown was beaten to death for practicing Falun Dafa,”

They continued, “The Party secretary in our village announces every day that we must report to him if we see any Falun Dafa practitioners. We are under very tight control and are very scared to hear anything about Falun Dafa.”

After we left, they reported to the Party secretary that we were just relatives paying a visit.

Keen to Learn the Truth About Dafa

Many people are not that scared of the authorities. They are keen to learn the truth and have benefited as a result.

Once a fellow practitioner and I went to the hospital to visit a young man who was injured at work. I told him about my personal experiences with Dafa.

He was a migrant worker from Neijiang and was very happy to hear about Falun Dafa. He kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and also quit the communist youth organizations.

His injuries were healed very quickly and he was discharged from the hospital three or four days later. He is now a very healthy and happy young man.

My wife and I clarify the truth about Dafa to people every day. I feel that the greatest benefit I have gained from practicing Falun Dafa is that I have learned to always think of others needs first, and to always be kind and friendly to everyone around me.

It feels so good to be able to live a full life with meaning and happiness, and it feels so good listening to Master and following the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.