Cultivation Journey of a Steadfast Villager in Sichuan
(Minghui.org) I am 64 years old and began to practice Falun Dafa more than 10 years ago. I grew up in a village and have only one-and-a-half years of elementary school education.
After I finish my farm work, I would go from house to house in surrounding villages to tell them about Falun Dafa.
Attracted by Dafa Music
Prior to learning Dafa, I suffered from many diseases, had a humped back, and passed out from dizziness.
In addition to working on our farm every day, I had to take care of my 80-year-old mother-in-law and young granddaughter.
I had a very bad temper. My husband was very talkative after drinking. I would hit his mouth with a bamboo stick. When I was angry, I would hit him with anything I could reach. After I learned Dafa, I understood that I had accumulated a lot of bad karma because of that.
I saw a group of people doing the Falun Dafa exercises in 1998. I envied them because they had time to practice the exercises. The beautiful Dafa music and the slow-moving exercises attracted me. I did not want to leave.
At home, I told my mother-in-law that I wanted to practice Dafa. My mother-in-law said, “Daughter-in-law, wait until you turn 60. By then, I will be gone, and your granddaughter will have grown up.” At 48, I did not know if I would live that long.
One Good Thought Brings Recovery from Illnesses
A Falun Dafa practitioner passed by my house in 2001, gave me a Dafa brochure, and talked to me about the self-cultivation practice.
I read the brochure to my granddaughter. Although I didn’t know all the words, I could understand the meaning. I still remember the story from that brochure about a few practitioners building a new bridge for other villagers. However, they were arrested by the local police substation. I was so angry and said to my granddaughter that building bridges and repairing roads was great for the villagers. Why would they arrest the practitioners? This was against the law of heaven!
After that thought, I suddenly had a stomachache, threw up, had diarrhea, and ran a high fever. Shortly thereafter, I suddenly felt as if everything was brighter, and my eyes had recovered. I could see the river and faraway mountains. My legs and feet no longer hurt. It was so amazing!
Taking Up the Falun Dafa Practice
I made up my mind to practice Falun Dafa. I found a few practitioners, who taught me four of the five exercises.
When I was working in the field, I thought of learning the fifth exercise. I raised my two hands to the sky and shouted, “Master, I want to learn the fifth exercise. Please teach me!” Then, I sat down and was able to sit in the lotus position for 30 minutes. For somebody with stiff legs, this was amazing. I have since done the five exercises every day.
I borrowed a copy of Zhuan Falun and started reading it. I wrote down the words I didn’t know, asked other practitioners or their children, and then memorized the words. Sometimes I had to ask about one word several times, which frustrated me. Yet, it did not take very long for me to read Zhuan Falun and other Dafa teachings.
I follow the Dafa principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” and searched for and let go of my attachments. Gradually all my diseases disappeared.
When doing the exercises, I could hear a sound from my humped back. After that, I was able to straighten my back. I could see with my celestial eye Master flipping open a part of my head and some dirty substances coming out. I have experienced so many extraordinary things.
The year I began practicing Dafa happened to be the year the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) slandered Dafa using the self-immolation hoax on Tiananmen Square.
Amid the persecution, many practitioners were arrested, and our township held meetings to indoctrinate people against Dafa. Nobody dared to say anything different. However, I knew Falun Dafa is good and Master is benevolent. My husband also knew that because he witnessed the significant changes in me after I took up the practice.
However, out of fear, my husband beat me, abused me, and demanded that I stop doing the exercises. I refused. I continued to take care of everything at home. I remembered Master’s teachings and eliminated my resentment. I also tried to persuade him.
He said, “I know this cultivation practice is good, but I’m scared that you’ll be arrested and taken to a forced labor camp.”
I said, “It’s not against the law to practice the exercises. Why would they send me to a forced labor camp? You saw that all my diseases were cured by the divine.”
My husband gradually stopped trying to keep me from practicing Dafa.
I never cried no matter how hard my husband beat me. However, when he once threw a Dafa amulet into a pond, I cried sadly. He said, “It was just a piece of paper.” I said, “The amulet can save lives in danger.” He has not thrown away any amulets since then.
Once, I gave some money to my daughter for her father-in-law’s birthday celebration. My husband was upset and beat me. It hurt so much, but I kept saying “thank you.” He said I was a fool and pushed me in front of a deep ditch, but Master protected me, and I didn’t fall into the ditch. However, he locked me out. I had to spend the night outside in the cold December weather.
I was cold and starving. I felt wronged. I even had the thought of going back to my mother’s house to punish my husband. However, I thought of Master’s teaching:
“If you do what that person did, aren’t you an ordinary person? Not only should you not compete and fight like him, but also you should not resent that person in your heart. Really, you should not hate that person.” (Zhuan Falun)
The next day, I stayed calm and even greeted him.
Since then, my husband has supported my practicing the exercises and studying the Fa. He no longer stopped me from going out to talk to people about Dafa and the persecution. He even helped protect Dafa books and materials.
Dafa Benefits My Entire Family
My granddaughter had a heart disease. I recited “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” to her every day. Her health improved day by day.
Five of my family members have been involved in car accidents. However, because they all know about Dafa and have withdrawn from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) because of its persecution of Dafa, they either avoided the danger or recovered from their injuries.
My son-in-law’s motorcycle was hit by a car in 2008. He was thrown for over 10 meters. His head split open. The doctor said it was not possible to save him, though they had tried everything. I whispered into his ear, “Only Master can save you. Please sincerely recite, ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ If you can’t do it yourself, listen to me. I will recite it for you.”
I kept reciting the two sentences. Suddenly, he sat up. I said, “He understands. He wouldn’t become a vegetable.”My son-in-law recovered in a month without any lingering effects.
My granddaughter was in the same accident. She suffered from bleeding in her brain. I told her that as long as she used her heart to recite the two sentences, Master would save her. As she did so, she threw up a lot of dirty substances and grew nervous. I said it was Master cleansing her body. As expected, the next day, my granddaughter recovered and was released from the hospital.
My other son-in-law was hit by a car in 2006 and hurt his muscles. I told him not to demand compensation from the driver and that we would pay our own medical expenses. I also asked him to study the Dafa books with me. He recovered very quickly.
One of my family’s chickens liked to peck people. My grandson and I decided to have somebody kill it. On our way, we were hit by a car. My left wrist was broken. The doctor said it would take at least two months to recover.
I looked inward and found my loophole: as a practitioner, how could I have the thought of killing lives, even if it was indirectly? I regretted my behavior. My wrist got better. However, it happened to be harvest season, and my husband was planning to hire someone to help with the field work. I told him, “You must believe that Falun Dafa is good. I will be able to work in the field tomorrow.” That night, I begged Master to help me. My wrist got worse, and I knew Master was speeding up the recovery for me. The next morning, I truly was able to do the field work, and I did a lot more work than usual. Everyone was amazed by the power of Dafa.
Dafa Gives Wisdom
Master has protected me and given me wisdom. As an illiterate elderly woman, I have been able to educate different people about Dafa and the persecution. When I gave brochures to students, I said, “Dafa’s Master will give you wisdom.” When I handed them to patients, I would say, “Have a golden seed. Dafa will let it grow in your heart.”
To those who did not understand the facts, I would tell them, “This will help you understand the difference between kindness and evil.” To those who wanted to report me to the police, I would say, “You are at the edge of a cliff. I’m giving you a hand to pull you back. Yet you are calling the police to arrest me?”
One person said I was going against the Communist Party. I said to them, “Sharing the facts with people is to help them understand what is good and what is bad…” These words came out of my mouth so naturally, but I knew these were not my own words.
When I was distributing Dafa materials, two people rushed up to me. I said, “Master, please strengthen me and make those two people stand still!” They stopped and just stood there like statues.
I also post stickers to raise awareness of the persecution. I always pick places with a lot of traffic. I felt that only when they are posted straight would people be happy to see them. When I was posting stickers one time, a car passed by. The sticker was posted crookedly and with wrinkles. I apologized in my heart, “Master, the car that passed by made me nervous. I had fear, so I posted it crookedly.” Just then, I saw the sticker had been straightened and no longer had wrinkles. I realized that Dafa can rectify everything, let alone a small sticker!