My Family's 18 Year Wait for Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am 76 years old and illiterate because I never went to school. I joined in doing the Falun Dafa exercises for about two months at a practice site back in 1999. But I arrived at the practice site one day and found it deserted. Only later did I learn about the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Dafa. I was dismayed and bewildered as to why anyone would ban such a good practice. All I wanted was to keep practicing, but I didn't know any other practitioners at the time. I didn't know what to do, other than wait, and it turned out to be an 18-year wait.
Finding Dafa Again
Just after the Moon Festival in 2017, I came upon someone distributing materials who looked to me to be a Falun Dafa practitioner. She indeed was, so I asked her to help me to connect with other practitioners. She took me to a Fa-study group. There I saw the book Zhuan Falun and tears streamed down my face. How was I to study it if I was unable to read? Not only was I illiterate, but I had very bad eyesight, not to mention all kinds of ailments. My face was all wrinkly with a gray tint and my legs gave me pain when I walked. But I was determined to practice Dafa, so I asked for Master Li's (the founder) help in my mind. I wanted to learn to read as soon as possible so that I could read Zhuan Falun.
A fellow practitioner patiently corrected my mistakes as I learned to read word-by-word. Despite my slow progress, I was not put off, because I felt the words of the Fa resonating deeply in my heart. It was a feeling that was hard to put into words.
Once at a group Fa-study, all the other practitioners had to go off somewhere to send righteous thoughts, and I was left to read the Fa on my own. As I held up Zhuan Falun, I saw the characters in it were shimmering gold and every word went straight to my heart. I was able to recognize the characters and read it through, although not very fluently. Miraculously, my eyesight also became normal and my whole body felt light and comfortable. Since then, I have been attending the group Fa-study every day and distributing truth-clarification materials in the afternoons.
My Entire Family Practices Dafa
I was overjoyed about my good fortune of being able to become a Falun Dafa practitioner, so I kept telling my husband: “You don't really know about Dafa until you really study it. I urge you to give it a chance, at least you can read. You see I can now read the Fa despite being illiterate. Isn't that amazing? Has anyone ever heard anything like that before?” My husband told me he was already reading the book and warned me to keep my hands off the other book called Hong Yin Volume IV because that was his. I was so pleased for him.
Within a year, everyone in my family became Dafa practitioners as they came to witness the miraculous power of Dafa. My husband who is in his eighties studies the Fa every day. My son started practicing while he was away from home. His wife was against it all at first due to fear, but later started practicing herself and joined our Fa- study and exercises. My son goes out to distribute truth-clarification materials in his free time. He stuck a paper slogan on a wall once and was about to leave when he saw a cleaner come over and start to peel it off. The first thing that came to my son's mind was to stop anyone from going against Dafa, so he stood on the spot and sent forth strong righteous thoughts. The cleaner indeed stopped and put his hands down.
My oldest daughter had her body purified by Master after studying the Fa for a few days. She is now cleared of all her ailments. She also wanted to take this opportunity to thank our revered Master.
The same thing happened to my youngest daughter after she finished reading Zhuan Falun. She was overtaken by sickness and pain for two whole days, but she knew that Master was cleansing her body for her, so she kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good” in her mind. When she was able to fall asleep the second night, Master appeared and showed her visions and images from other dimensions, much to her delight. She woke up early the next morning fully energized. She busied herself all day tidying up after her child. She took the child to school in the morning and did all the chores around the house. She told me it was unbelievable that after two days of suffering in pain, she was now full of energy despite being busy all day. She did not feel tired or sleepy, it was as if she had not been sick at all. She told me excitedly over the phone: “Mom, it's amazing! Dafa is just amazing!”
I am very fortunate to have had a second opportunity to become a Falun Dafa disciple. It is an honor to be a part of Dafa. I vow to fulfill my mission here and return to my heavenly home.