Never Wavering in My Faith in Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am 67 years old and have been practicing Falun Dafa since 1997. I used to be illiterate, but after I began practicing Dafa, I learned to read, and am now able to read all of Master’s books and articles.
I have never missed a day of studying the Fa and doing the Dafa exercises since I first began cultivating. I have followed Master’s teachings and have never once wavered in my faith, even when the evil was at its worst. My family and I have benefited immeasurably from Dafa.
Son Recovered When I Learned Falun Dafa
My son, who was 17 years old in the winter of 1995, came down with a strange illness. His limbs became very weak and he could not do any physical labor. He tried many different treatments, but to no avail. We felt helpless.
A neighbor then recommended Falun Dafa to us. I decided to take up the practice and began to learn how to read Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa. Soon after, my son miraculously recovered from his illness and has been healthy since. There are no words to express our gratitude to Master Li (Dafa's founder).
Husband Supports Dafa and Is Blessed
My husband and I fought a lot. When he left home over a trivial matter I became so upset that I thought of committing suicide.
After I started practicing Falun Dafa, I have been able to follow what Master said, “...the first thing you must achieve is to not fight back when being punched or insulted.” (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)
I became more tolerant and considerate of my husband. Our relationship then greatly improved. Seeing the positive changes in me, my husband became supportive of Dafa.
One day, he could not raise his arms or hands and felt as if he was having a stroke. I suggested that he go to the hospital to get a check up, but he refused. He said that he had complete faith in Dafa and Master. Although he did not practice Falun Dafa, he had a strong conviction. He fully recovered the next day.
Standing Up to Persecution, Protected by Master
I once put up a couplet with truth-clarification messages on the front door of my home during the Chinese New Year. The director and other officers from the local police station came to my house and tried to tear it down. When the director was about to do so, I immediately yelled, “Don’t you dare! I use that to save sentient beings!” He replied, “I heard the couplet on your door was great, so I just came to see it,” and then left.
Another time, several village officials came to my house. One of them found where I had hidden my copy of Zhuan Falun and picked it up. I shouted, “Put that down! That is the only book that can teach me how to be a good person.” He quickly put it back.
Just then, more officials arrived in police cars. My daughter-in-law screamed at them, “My mother-in-law is a Falun Dafa practitioner and is a good person. You are not allowed to arrest her!” They made a brief phone call and left.
When I was illegally arrested and taken to a police station, I was not intimidated. When I saw the director at the station, I asked, “Are you going to beat me?” He replied, “No, no, I don't dare to do it.”
I refused to obey any of the officers' orders. When the director took me to the women’s cell, he said, “Here comes a Falun Dafa practitioner who is extremely tough.”
The inmates all said, “We know that practitioners are not really tough to deal with. They are all very kind and righteous.” I took the opportunity to clarify the truth about Dafa, the persecution and the importance of quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. I was able to persuade many of them to quit the CCP.
To protest my incarceration, I went on a hunger strike. I was force-fed through a tube. After they finished force-feeding me, they tried to secure the tube with tape for the next feeding session. I grabbed the tube and pulled it out.
I was taken to the Tangshan City Forced Labor Camp the following day. On the way there, I yelled repeatedly, “Falun Dafa is good!”
I failed the medical exam, so the forced labor camp refused to admit me. I was released after they had extorted 2,000 yuan from my husband.
Master has protected me all along. I will cultivate diligently and do the three things well.