A Mother’s Story in Dafa Cultivation
(Minghui.org) My mother, who is 71-years-old, grew up in the countryside. She didn’t really go to school, so she’s not able to read much. In July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a rampant crackdown on Falun Dafa. My mother, deceived by the CCP’s vicious lies, turned hostile towards Dafa. She tore down a truth-clarifying sticker and put it on a dog. She was later punished for her wrongdoing. The skin on her hand developed many cracks, and doctors couldn’t cure it over the course of several years.
Dafa practitioners repeatedly clarified truth to her and in the end she changed her attitude towards Dafa. She recognized the greatness of the practice.
I was persecuted for upholding my faith in Falun Dafa in 2005 and I was held at a detention center. My mother took the train to the detention center to see me, but the guard stopped her at the gate. She tried to break in by running into the detention center. Two armed police punched her and pushed her out. She then sat in front of the gate crying.
She kept crying until noon. People from inside and outside the detention center were all watching. Someone from inside said, “Go back, you won't be able to see your son.” My mother thought to herself, “I will ask Master Li to help me to see my son. I will also practice Falun Dafa if I can see my son.”
A woman in her 50’s came out of the gate and said to my mother, “Don’t cry old lady, follow me.” My mother followed her a long way to a quiet place. Then she said, “I am a staff member here. Our chief is out. I can give you his phone number so you can talk to him. He is a good man but you should never tell anyone that I gave you the number.” My mother said, “Don’t worry, you treated me well and I won’t tell anyone.”
My mother called the chief and said, “I want to see my son. My son practices Falun Dafa. He did not steal, or rob, or do anything bad. It is just his belief. It is not disgraceful. I wouldn’t talk to you if it was something disgraceful.” The chief said, “You may not see him before conviction.” My mother said, “My husband is having surgery today. I am very old and get car sick. I came a long way here, by train. Please let me see my son. I will leave once I can see my son.” The chief thought about it for a bit and agreed. My mother told him that no one was being allowed to enter. The police chief said he would ask someone from inside to receive my mother. An instructor then brought my mother in, and we met.
My mother subsequently didn’t want to do anything during the day except some simple housework. She worried about me and couldn’t sleep at night. She killed time by playing mahjong, and one day she suddenly fainted at the mahjong table. She struggled to a bed but couldn’t move any further. She remembered that I had told her to ask Master for help whenever she was in trouble. She grabbed her amulet with one hand and started to say, “Falun Dafa is good. Master Li, help me.” She repeated it for over an hour and walked home herself.
She told me about this after she arrived home. I was a bit worried and accompanied her to the hospital. After the CT scan the doctor said, “Your mother had a stroke, but she recovered for some unknown reason.” I looked at my mother and she looked at me. She knew that Dafa had saved her. My mother then started to practice Falun Dafa.
After she started practicing Dafa, my mother’s high blood pressure and heart disease disappeared. The most miraculous thing was that she can now drink cold water, which she couldn’t do for the past 40 years. I also don’t need to frequently visit pharmacies to buy medicine for her.
Her celestial eye opened one day during Fa study, and she saw that every character in the book was an image of a golden Buddha. She then realized that this book is priceless. She realized that this Fa is a high-level Fa.
On one occasion my mother felt her mind stirring and she couldn’t calm down. She asked Master to help her. Shortly afterwards she saw flowers all over the room which were very beautiful. She appeared like a fairy maiden. She became very happy and started to dance. When she realized I was around she stopped, with a happy smile on her face.
At another time she was experiencing severe pain during the sitting meditation. But she did not want to take her legs down. She then saw a colorful flower in front of her eyes, which was very beautiful, with shinning petals. She became more determined in cultivation.
My mother always holds herself to the standards of Dafa. She never takes advantage of others even though she lives a very basic life. She does all the cooking and washing on her own every day, and looks after her sick sister at the senior center. She also takes care of a vegetable field. But she never complains about the hard work and always had a smile on her face.
Dafa had changed my mother and also changed my entire family.