Power of Dafa: Able to Move After Being Paralyzed for Three Years
(Minghui.org) I suffered from various illnesses and became a hunchback. Eventually I became paralyzed, had lost the hearing in one ear, and was bedridden for 3 years. I was so miserable that I tried to commit suicide several times. In 1997, at age 75, I was lucky to obtain Falun Dafa, and my good health was restored.
Miserable Life Before Cultivating
I was born in rural China and had 11 siblings. We did not have enough food, and didn't know what happiness was. My parents arranged my marriage. My husband was a grumpy person. He disgusted me, and I loathed him after we were married.
After giving birth to my children, I suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, pancreatitis, cervical spondylitis, and stomach problems. I felt pain in my head, neck, lower back, legs, feet, and finger joints, and took painkillers every day. My whole body was swollen and shiny and I felt chilly in summer even when wearing a coat and padded cotton pants. Being a hunchback was especially painful.
We had three children, and my husband supports our family of five. My illnesses just increased his burden. Whenever he came home, he was angry, beat the children, threw things around, and scolded me. No matter how much pain I suffered, or how badly my husband behaved, including having an affair, I just silently endured.
Several times I wanted to ingest some rat poison or jump into a river to end my life. But, I had three young children. Seeing their pitiful faces, I had to give up the thought of dying to escape my pain.
Then, I became really weak, was paralyzed, and was bedridden by 1994. By 1997, my back had become deformed, My breathing was quite shallow. When someone fed me, I automatically opened my mouth and swallowed a few mouthfuls of food. Anyone who knew me thought I was going to die. My husband retired and we moved to the city.
Experiencing the Power of Dafa
Two neighbors came to my home and introduced Falun Dafa to me. They asked if I would like to practice it. Upon hearing that Falun Dafa helps improve health, I readily agreed.
As I wanted to practice Dafa, I sat up, even though I had been paralyzed for the past three years. I lifted my legs with my hands, and It was then that I began cultivating in Dafa. Soon, my back became straight, and I recovered from all my illnesses.
I gained a new life. I have been studying the Fa, practicing the exercises, exchanging cultivation experiences with other practitioners, and going to other towns to promote the Fa.
Gaining Wisdom: From Illiteracy to Literacy
As I never went to school, I was illiterate. At the practice site, I could only listen to fellow practitioners' reading the book Zhuan Falun. No matter how attentively I listened, I only comprehended a little of the Fa, which made me very anxious. After returning home, I said to Master's portrait: “Master. I have never attended school and I don't know how to read. Please help me.” It looked as if Master nodded.
The next day I obtained a copy of Zhuan Falun. As other practitioners read, I stared at the words and learned how to read them. When other practitioners read a sentence I repeated it silently in my mind.
At the practice site, I often saw many large Chinese characters appear in the sky. When practicing at home, I also saw words on the wall, all of which were from Zhuan Falun. I saw a lot of Faluns (law wheels) in my living room and outside the window. If I fell asleep when doing the meditation in the morning, I would hear Master Li (the founder) calling me. I knew Master was looking after me.
After reading Zhuan Falun several times, I could read it by myself. After that, with Master's reinforcement and the help of other practitioners, I was able to read all of Master's Fa teachings.
When talking with people face to face, I couldn't record the names of those who withdrew their membership from the CCP because I couldn't write. I had to ask the person to write their name down, or ask a passerby to help record it.
I asked other practitioners to write a list of pseudonyms, and asked my granddaughter to add different surnames to them. I let people choose a surname, and nickname to use as an alias when recording their withdrawal from the Party. I took my granddaughter with me to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa on Saturday, Sunday, or weekdays after dinner, and let her record the names. Now, I can record the names of people who withdraw from the CCP by myself.
Attaining Wisdom: Eliminating Attachment of Inferiority
As a child, my family was poor, and because of the many children I never enjoyed the love of my parents. After being married, I lived under my husband's control for a long time. I am uneducated and had been sickly. My feelings of inferiority were very strong. I looked down on myself. When guests came to my home, I dared not eat at the table with them. I was timid and fearful and rarely expressed my own opinions.
In addition to studying the Fa daily, I also listened to other practitioners' articles on the Minghui radio station. I wanted to constantly instill righteous thoughts in my mind, enrich my clarifying the truth, and improve my skills of telling people about Dafa. Every afternoon I would spend five or six hours talking with people about Falun Dafa and the persecution. I finally eliminated the fear of being looked down on, feeling inferior, vanity, and saving face. I also broke through the notion of not being able to tell the truth well even though I hadn't received any formal education.
At first, I talked about the beauty of Dafa, and said fair words about Dafa and Master. Later, I told people to do withdraw from the CCP, so they would have a safe and peaceful future.
I have been talking with people for 20 years. In the past few years, I was able to persuade more than 100 people a week to quit the CCP. In the last two years, more people have understood the truth, and up to 50 people withdraw from the Party every week.
After 20 years of telling the truth, I can now easily start a conversation with people from all walks of life. It was Master who opened my wisdom, and gave me the ability, which is to use plain language and target specific attachments that people have as the entry point of a conversation. I firmly believe that Master is by my side. So during any holiday or festival, I have no fear of talking to people about Dafa and the results have been relatively good.
For example, I would tell business people: “If you believe that Dafa is good, and sincerely recite the words 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,' and quit the CCP, your business will be more prosperous. The divine will bless you, and you can enjoy the money you earn.”
To government officials, I would say: "When you believe that Dafa is good, and sincerely recite 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,' and quit the CCP, you will be able to preserve your virtue, your fortune will get better and better, and things will go smoothly."
When I was caring for my husband while he was in a provincial hospital, I told the facts about Dafa to doctors, nurses, patients, and people's family members. I persuaded more than 20 people to quit the CCP every week.
When I read Zhuan Falun in the ward, doctors stood behind me and watched. Others also sent information about Dafa to their family, and asked them to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” All these were examples of the power of Dafa, which awakens all beings.
One day, a policeman wanted to arrest me. I said to him: “Brother, my life was given to me by my Master. I just want to prove that Master and Dafa are good. You can be a policeman, you have food, clothes, a car, and an apartment because of the virtue you accumulated in your previous lives. Why did Master call me to save you? Because you have a predestined relationship with Dafa, otherwise you wouldn't have met me. If you treat Dafa disciples well today, you will have greater blessings. In the future, you will do everything smoothly and safely.” He said: “Okay. Today I understand, you can leave, but you need to pay attention to your safety in the future.”
Experiencing the Power of Dafa When Believing in Master and Dafa
I lost the hearing in one of my ears when I was a child. I felt it was a hindrance when talking to people about Falun Dafa. I asked Master to restore my hearing. One morning two days later, I felt something happening in my bad ear, like it was being cleaned. This lasted until 2:00 a.m. Then I heard a boom in my ear and a piece of rotten flesh popped out. My hearing was restored.
My refrigerator broke down in 2015. Because three people in my family were unemployed and money was tight, I didn't plan to repair it. I unplugged it and left it like that. During that period, some practitioners came over and asked me to go out and talk with people in other towns, which meant I had to pay for travel and living expenses. Still, I didn't miss these opportunities, and went with them every time.
One day, my son said that the refrigerator had been powered off for a long time. He plugged it in and it started to cool down. It has worked normally ever since.
The alarm clock in my home stopped working twice in 2017. The first time, the long and short arms fell off, and I was able to fix it. The second time, the long arm fell inside the clock, and I couldn't find it. I replaced it with a short arm. Both times I said to it: “Alarm clock, you are the Fa instrument I use when doing the exercises. You cannot break down.” The alarm clock then worked normally both times.