(Minghui.org) My sister and I met at my mother's house for dinner in June 1996. My sister was reading a book and said, “Sis, please read this book too. It’s amazing! One of my colleagues took up this cultivation practice and recovered from a long-term stomach problem.” My sister and I had a stomach illness. Despite taking a lot of medicine, we didn't get better. Thus, I decided to read the book too.

Obtaining the Fa

As soon as I arrived at home, I started to read Zhuan Falun. I really hoped that I would recover from my stomach illness.

The more I read Zhuan Falun, the more I liked it. I thought that the author must be a great person, as he knew so much about everything. I found answers to many of my questions. When I was reading Lecture Six, I felt as if something was rotating clockwise and counterclockwise in my stomach. Then, through the corner of my eyes, I saw something that looked like a fan rotating for over 10 minutes. I was very excited and remembered what I had read in Zhuan Falun.

Master said,

“In our practice you develop a falun at the position of your lower abdomen, and I personally bestow it during our classes. As I teach the practice we systematically provide it to each of you, whether you can sense it or not.” (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun)

I continued to read, and one sentence Master said was carved into my mind:

“So I should tell you: don’t let these slip away just because they came to you easily. They are immensely valuable, simply priceless.” (The Sixth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

Thus, I told myself, “Since I’ve already obtained the Dafa cultivation practice, I won't lose it, no matter what.” I was not really sure what cultivation was all about, but I understood that Falun Dafa was good and that I wanted to learn it and live by its principles.

In less than a month, I recovered from all my illnesses. I no longer needed any medicine and became healthy and energetic.

Master Purified My Body

As I studied the Dafa teachings and did the exercises, I came to understand Dafa and improved my character with Master's help.

Then, early one morning I felt great pain and was unable to move. I was certain that Master was purifying my body.

Master said,

“In spiritual practice you must eliminate karma, and that is painful. A higher energy like gong is most definitely not something gained through comfort and ease. Without suffering, there would be no way to break your attachments.” (The Sixth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

“But an ailing body is a real impediment to anyone” (The First Talk, Zhuan Falun)

My pain continued through the entire night, and I couldn't sleep. The next morning, when it was time to do the morning exercises as a group, I thought, “If the pain stops five minutes before the exercises start, I will join the other practitioners to do the exercises. Otherwise, I will do them at home.” Suddenly, all my pain was gone, and I went to the park to do the morning exercises with fellow practitioners.

One Friday in winter, when it had just stopped snowing, I went back home. I felt sick, ran a fever, and felt dizzy and sleepy. The next day, I got worse. My nose was dry and painful, my throat was on fire, and I could not breathe well. My mother-in-law also had a fever, and I had to take her to the hospital. I did not tell her that I also felt sick, as I didn't want her to worry about me.

Returning home that night, I told myself that Master was helping me to eliminate karma, so I shouldn't think that I was ill. I went out to distribute informational materials about Dafa and its persecution by the Communist Party. After I distributed all the materials, I went home and slept. By the next morning, I had fully recovered.

When One Person Practices Dafa, the Rest of the Family Benefits

My daughter developed tonsil hypertrophy right after she was born. When she was six months old, her tonsils were often inflamed, especially when her fever was high. Medicine was injected for two weeks, but she was sick again a week later. The problem became less frequent after she turned four.

After I started to practice Falun Dafa, my daughter had a high fever. I took her to the hospital. The doctor wanted to do some blood tests, but she was afraid of being poked with needles. Since I could not convince her to have the tests done, I told her that she had to study the Fa.

She agreed to read Zhuan Falun every day. She recovered in less than 10 days and went back to school. This was the last time she ran a fever.

One summer afternoon, her school called and said that she suddenly couldn't see. I panicked and rushed to the school. However, I remembered Master's Fa on my way there and immediately calmed down.

Master said,

“The challenging part is that you have to remain unmoved when you knowingly get shortchanged by people, when things that mean a lot to you are on the line, when people around you are contending over things, or when those you love suffer. You have to learn to see these things in the proper light. Being a practitioner is by no means easy.” (The Eighth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

“As much as you might want to positively influence someone’s life, you have to understand that everyone has his or her own fate.” (The Fifth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

“... with one person practicing, the whole family benefits” (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)

The principal, teachers, and students surrounded my daughter and urged me to take her to a hospital. So did my family when we returned home. I told them to wait until the next day and decide then. She was fine the next day and returned to the school the second morning.

Becoming a Good Person

Before I practiced Falun Dafa, I had a bad temper, always blamed my husband, and claimed that he was lazy, did not do house chores, got drunk often, smoked, and cursed too much.

After I learned Falun Dafa, I gradually changed, learned how to be a good person, and understood the meaning and purpose of life. I tried not to focus on his shortcomings but to find his good side. Gradually, my husband also changed. My family became harmonious.

Facing the Persecution

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched its persecution of Falun Dafa in July 1999, with all state-controlled media slandering Dafa. My family and bosses also pressured me. I was scared and didn't know why the persecution was happening.

To dig deeper, I asked myself, “What is Zhuan Falun all about? This practice told us how to be a good person and the purpose of life. What did Master teach us? Master showed us through his behavior how to be a good person, and every practitioner respects him from the bottom of their heart. Master not only gave us health but also helps us to return to our origin. Thus, we know what we should do. We follow the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Doing so, we have benefited physically and mentally.”

After thinking deeply about the issue, I decided that there was nothing wrong with practicing Falun Dafa and that I would not give up my faith. However, because of my steadfast belief in Master and Dafa, I experienced many tribulations.

Taken to a Labor Camp and Tortured

For refusing to give up my belief, I was taken to a forced labor camp. During the first four months, I was tortured and developed anemia as a result. I couldn't stop coughing, and my hands kept shaking. I was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

I was taken to a hospital, and the doctors said that I was on the verge of death. I was bedridden for over five months, and it cost me 100,000 yuan. I told my family to stop treatment.

After I returned home, my mother-in-law was worried. I started to do the Dafa exercises. After seven days, I could stand by myself. Thirteen days later, I could walk by myself, and two months later, I could walk up and down the stairs! My health fully recovered.

Another month later, my mother-in-law came to see me. She was surprised to see me open the door: “You recovered? You can walk? How?” She started to cry. I told her, “Because I practice Falun Dafa.” Despite witnessing my recovery, she held much fear and asked me to not tell anyone about Dafa.

Honest Answer Stops Persecution

In the labor camp, a guard interrogated me. I was taken to a room with all kinds of torture instruments. This guard said that she would not dirty her hands when beating me, and she put on gloves. I recited Master's article in my mind, “Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful, Essentials for Further Advancement).

I told the guard in my mind not to move and to stay away from me. She stayed beside a table, talking to herself. Then, she asked me if I would continue to practice Dafa. She threatened that if she tortured me, it would be the end of me. As I was scared, I said “Yes” in a whisper. She demanded that I speak up, and I shouted, “Yes!”

Her attitude changed. She said, “I knew you wouldn’t give up. But, if you practice the exercises, I won't get a bonus. There are cameras everywhere. Please don't give me trouble.”

“We always think about how our actions affect others,” I said, “I won't bring you any trouble.” She seemed satisfied and let me go back to my cell without searching me.