Puerto Rico: An Elderly Lady Is Amazed by the Power of Dafa
(Minghui.org) We were in the Botanical Garden of San Juan, Puerto Rico, introducing Falun Dafa to the public. It was a beautiful sunny day and many families were out enjoying the annual Poinsettia Festival.
“What is Falun Dafa?” people asked as they read our brochures and banners.
I invited one of the ladies who had asked to experience for herself one of the Falun Dafa exercises, explaining that we were going to do a few slow movements and all she had to do was follow my hands. She agreed.
As we were getting ready, two other ladies appeared interested and I invited them to join us as well. They agreed and, as we were getting into a small circle, I noticed an elderly lady a little further back looking on with interest. “Would you like to join us?” I asked her. “It will only take a few minutes.” She came over, curious and with a look of wonder.
The Falun Standing exercise involves holding the arms in four positions for a certain amount of time and there is hardly any movement. All was going well, but as we raised our arms above our heads, I noticed that the elderly lady opened her eyes very wide in amazement.
We finished and everyone beamed with a serene smile.
“Would you like to share your experiences?” I asked. As the other ladies were saying, “Wonderful” and “So calm,” the older lady who had joined us last could barely wait to speak.
“Look!” she exclaimed. “I suffer from a chronic shoulder condition . . . I have had it for years and years. When he said to move the arms above the head, I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it, but . . . but my arm just went up by itself . . . it just went up . . . I don’t know how . . . it did not hurt . . . and I could hold it up there . . . and it doesn’t hurt now. .”
She was amazed. There was a deeper silence among us as we looked at her and smiled.
“We have experienced Falun Dafa,” I said. “You each have your own experience of what Falun Dafa is. And you can learn this exercise and the other four—it all starts here with this marvelous book, Zhuan Falun, which you can download for free. We can help you start – you can start now.”
Delighted, the old lady thanked us and moved on to tell her friends. The other ladies asked about starting to learn. We talked and I opened Zhuan Falun at the preface, Lunyu, and read:
“Dafa is the wisdom of the Creator. It is the bedrock of creation, what the heavens, earth, and universe are built upon.” (Lunyu, Zhuan Falun)
The ladies were thankful and pensive.
Nothing is more satisfying, fulfilling, and worthy to me than introducing people to Falun Dafa and see them touched by heavenly light.
When you hear someone say “Falun Dafa is good,” it’s hard to imagine just how profoundly true that statement is.