Granted the Wisdom to Read Dafa Books Despite a Lifetime of Being Illiterate
(Minghui.org) I am a 71-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner who lives in a rural area of China. I started to practice Falun Dafa at the end of 1996. I would like to tell the world how an illiterate person such as myself, was able to become literate.
I was born into a poor family and have many brothers. I couldn’t afford to go to school due to poverty. I was a person who could not even read a single word. However, since learning Falun Dafa, I have quickly taken off the hat of an illiterate person and become one who is literate!
At the beginning, in terms of studying the Fa, I could only listen to Master's lecture recordings and watch videos, as I was not able to read the books. This caused me great difficulty in studying the Fa and I thought to myself how good it would be if I could recognize words and read the books!
Later, I learned that some illiterate Falun Dafa practitioners, thanks to their sincerity in cultivation practice, received the gift from Master of being able to read Zhuan Falun. I really admired them! From then on, I also made up my mind to learn how to read. During Fa-study group, I tried to memorize each word while following along with my index finger pointing at the words being recited. I seized every opportunity to study diligently and train hard.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Dafa in 1999. As the practice sites in our village were scattered, I was very anxious because I couldn't study the Fa by following other practitioners! Without a fellow practitioner teaching me, I cried because I couldn’t study the Fa by myself. At that time, there was still one practice site in a neighboring village where I went to study the Fa with others.
Unfortunately, the volunteer coordinator at that site was taken away by the police. I was then at a loss for what to do. When she returned home, I was then able to go back to study the Fa with her. Soon I could read Lunyu (On Dafa) in Zhuan Falun. After dinner every evening, I went there to study the Fa with my bed roll for sleeping, and returned home early the next morning to carry on working in the field.
It was very difficult for me to study the Fa. Sometimes I silently asked Master for help, “Master, please help me find the key of how to read!” I often repeated this sentence silently. Finally, Master did indeed help me! In about four or five months, I could read Zhuan Falun from beginning to end! A book with more than three hundred pages contains many words! As an illiterate person, how could I read all of them just like that!? I was shocked by my ability to suddenly be able to read. I can now read not only Zhuan Falun, but also other Dafa books! And I can read magazines such as Minghui Weekly!
I have also gained so much knowledge about culture and the many principles of heaven, earth, and the universe! If I had not studied Dafa, I cannot imagine how else I could have learned so much!
My daughter was very pleased to tell others: “My mother has never been to school and was an illiterate person who could not even read her own name. Now she is over 70 years old and has become a literate person who can read Zhuan Falun with more than 300 pages, as well as other Dafa books! This Falun Dafa is really good! It’s amazing!”
I am very clear in my heart: Master Li can do anything. Of course, this miracle has occurred because Master has opened wisdom for his disciple! Master is omnipotent, and Dafa is omnipotent! Thank you, Master. Really, no human words can describe how I can thank Master enough for what he has given me!