[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Our Village
(Minghui.org) There are about 200 families in our village, and among them, there are more than one hundred practitioners. We work in the field during the day, and do the exercises and study the Fa together twice a day. We follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance in our daily life and live in harmony with each other.
I was born with a heart defect and could only go to school for three years, as it was too physically demanding for me. My health deteriorated even more after I gave birth to my two children. I had no appetite and spent most of my days bedridden.
My husband had to care for our children, work in the farm and do household chores. He didn’t like to cook and made a big pot of food every few days. He didn’t bother to reheat the leftovers and if there was not enough food, he would skip his meal. He started to have health problems due to stress and a poor diet. Some days, he would come home from the field and lay in bed in silence.
People in the village believed I wouldn’t live past thirty, and this thought made me weep whenever I looked at my young children.
Two Falun Dafa practitioners visited my village in 1996 to introduce the practice to the villagers. They organized a nine-day seminar for people to watch Master Li’s (the founder of Falun Dafa) videos discussing the principles of the practice, and learn the exercises.
I decided to attend the seminar and slept through most of the lectures, but I could still hear Master's every word. Just like what Master said,
“It is because their brains have illnesses that need to be treated. One will be unable to stand it if one’s brain is worked on. Therefore, the person must be put into a state of anesthesia so he doesn’t know. Yet, some people do not have a problem hearing me. Though they may sleep soundly, they hear everything without missing a single word. They will become very alert afterward and will not feel sleepy even if they go two days without sleep.” (Lecture Two, Zhuan Falun)
I was able to get a good night’s sleep and woke up full of energy. I said to my husband, “Why don't you go watch the video too? This is extraordinary!”
Seeing the changes in me, my husband joined without hesitation. His stomach pain soon disappeared as a result, and he felt energetic. After that, my entire family became Falun Dafa practitioners.
Happiness and laughter filled our house. I was no longer bedridden and regained my health to the point where I could do all the household chores and cook warm meals for my husband and children. We took cultivation seriously and lived according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.
Avoiding Injury with Righteous Thoughts
My husband was involved in an accident while riding his bicycle one day. A car drove over one of his legs and his bicycle was completely destroyed. People in the car wanted to take him to the hospital, but my husband remembered Master's words,
“Good or evil comes from that instant thought. If she were lying down there claiming, “Ugh, I feel terrible. Something is wrong here and there,” then, her bones might really have been fractured, and she would be paralyzed. No matter how much money she was paid, how could she be comfortable being hospitalized for the rest of her life?” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
My husband told the driver, “I’m okay, you can go.” The driver offered him money, but he refused, so the driver thanked my husband and left his phone number in case my husband changed his mind.
My husband's injured leg turned black and blue that evening. He said, “Master is testing me, to see if I firmly believe in Him and the Fa, and to see if my heart is moved.” He didn’t let the injury interfere with his daily routine, and went about as usual. He soon recovered.
Family Members and Relatives Begin Practicing
My daughter-in-law had gynecological issues and a prolapsed rectum. She was in a lot of pain, so the doctor suggested that she undergo surgery. My daughter-in-law said to my son, “Let's not spend money on the surgery. I’d rather practice Falun Dafa with Mom. She was in worse condition. If Mom got better, I will too.”
After practicing Dafa for a month, my daughter-in-law completely recovered from her illnesses. Seeing this, her parents also began practicing.
My son-in-law had a migraine one day, so he came over to watch Master's video lectures. His headache was gone before he finished watching the first lecture. His parents and brothers all said, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
When my nephew was nine years old, he became ill with severe stomach pain, and would vomit after every meal. He was diagnosed with food allergies and told there was no cure.
Six months later, he started to vomit blood. He also had edema and a bloated abdomen due to undernourishment.
Looking at this hopeless child, I knew only Master could save him. I picked him up and carried him to my house. I put him on my bed, and started to read Zhuan Falun to him.
After a while, he stopped breathing heavily and I became afraid, thinking he may have passed away. At that moment, I heard him say, “Auntie, there is something in my belly. It is turning faster and faster.”
I replied, “Falun is adjusting your body, my child. You are saved. Master is taking care of you! Come on, let's read more.”
I continued to read the book and several minutes later, he said that he needed to vomit. I put a bucket next to him and he threw up half a bucket full of semi-solid materials and some blood.
His abdomen then became flat. I said, “You will not die. You see, Master already took all the bad things out of your stomach. This is predestined, you can practice Falun Dafa with auntie.”
My nephew agreed. He took a nap later that day and woke up soaked in sweat. He ran back home that evening. His grandfather knelt in front of Master's portrait and said, “I thank Master for saving my grandson's life.”
My nephew’s miraculous recovery became well known, with many people from neighboring villages coming to our area to see him in person. Many of them then began practicing Dafa as a result.
My nephew is now 30 years old, healthy and a good person.
Seeing the changes in my family, many villagers wanted to learn Falun Dafa. We decided to use my house as a practice site since we had extra rooms and a large courtyard.
We frequently held nine-day Falun Dafa workshops. Practitioners studied the Fa and did the exercises together. My third eye was opened and I saw the scene just as Master described,
“My fashen sit in a circle, and above the exercise site is a shield on which there is a big Falun. A large fashen guards the site above the shield. This site is not an ordinary site, and neither is it a site for an ordinary qigong practice—it is a site for cultivation practice. Many of our people with supernormal abilities have seen that this Falun Dafa site is shielded by a red light so it is red all around.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
People felt calm when they stepped into our yard. Many farmers smoke, but they did not want to light a cigarette when they walked into our practice site. I saw every practitioner had Master's fashen next to them, and some practitioners had more than one.
Villagers Learn Falun Dafa
Mrs. Han was an elderly lady in our village. Prior to practicing Dafa, she had many chronic illnesses, she had a waxy yellow complexion and was always short of breath. Her appearance completely changed after practicing Dafa. Her cheeks became rosy and she could move around like a young person.
She was illiterate, but learned to read by following other practitioners lead in group study. Seeing the positive changes in his wife, Mrs. Han's husband also started to practice. They are both in their 90's now, and lead healthy and productive lives.
My neighbor brought her 80-year-old mother to my home to learn Dafa. Her mother had a respiratory illness, and felt better right after watching Master's first lecture video. From then on, she joined in the morning exercise and Fa-study every day.
A person with renal failure came to our study site by cart. After watching Master's lectures and learning the exercises he was able to walk home.
A young woman from a nearby village had scleroderma. She had lost hope in life because her face was severely affected. Her condition was cured after watching Master's nine video lectures, and she is now a diligent practitioner.
My sister-in-law had rheumatoid heart disease, and going to the hospital for treatments did not help. Her edema was so bad that she looked nine months pregnant. I encouraged her to give Dafa a try. She started practicing and has regained her health.
Blessed By Dafa
In the past 20 years since Dafa was introduced to us, over 50 children from our small farming village have been accepted into college. Some have gone on to graduate school.
Our village has also never experienced a drought or a flood during this time, and harvest has been good every year.
Before Falun Dafa was introduced to our village, it was common for the villagers to fight, gamble, smoke, drink and gossip.
As more and more villagers began practicing, our spare time was spent on how to improve ourselves instead of indulging in bad behavior. We looked within to find our own mistakes when a disagreement arose, and villagers lived in harmony with each other.
The few young men who used to cause a lot of trouble in the neighborhood changed for the better. The air became fresher as less people smoked, and everyone pitched in when someone was in need. We had very few worries and were happy before the Chinese communist regime started persecuting Falun Dafa in 1999.
On World Falun Dafa Day, we would like to tell the world that Falun Dafa requires the highest moral standard of its practitioners, and that it saves sentient beings. Those who recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” will be blessed.