(Minghui.org) I am a 77-year-old retiree who has practiced Falun Dafa for more than 20 years. I suffered from various diseases prior to that, including nephritis, back pain, edema, and urinary retention.
There is no cure for nephritis. People suffering from this disease must rely only on treatments to manage the symptoms with no assurance that they will be effective. I had no money, so I decided to not seek any treatment, and wait to die.
One of my family members obtained a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa, in late 1997. After reading the book for six days, Master Li (the founder) purified my body—I was able to urinate normally and regularly, and the swelling completely went away. My body felt loosened and light.
I was elated. Someone like me who had been riddled with diseases for so many years was suddenly free of illness. Words can’t express my gratitude to Master Li. Dafa is so wonderful!
After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, my husband and I used all of our savings to go to Beijing three times to appeal for the right to practice Dafa. We were illegally arrested and detained three times, and sent to a forced labor camp twice. Under Master’s protection, we became more determined in our faith in Falun Dafa.
When I was detained in Beijing's Dongcheng Detention Center, I met a 19-year-old girl who was informed by the police that she was going to be held for one-and-a-half years.
The girl cried every day. I learned that after her father passed away, her family expected her to support them financially.
I comforted her, told her about Dafa, taught her to memorize several poems from Hong Yin, and told her how to be a good person according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
She eventually stopped crying and proactively helped others in the cell. She once told me, “I'm going to tell my mother to practice Dafa after I am released.” I replied that Master would definitely help her achieve her wish. She was released on the 28th day of her detention, soon after learning about Dafa.
I was detained for more than 100 days in the Dongcheng Detention Center, and went on a hunger strike for 20 days to protest the persecution.
I didn't have a bowel movement for more than 40 days as a result. I was also forced to sit on a cold board every day and developed uncomfortable hemorrhoids. One day, the hemorrhoids popped and began bleeding. The blood stained my pants and the bed.
I was not scared, nor did I feel pain. I knew that Master was protecting me. Amazingly, after this incident, I no longer had hemorrhoids and my stools became normal after years of constipation. Master cleansed my body again, and turned a bad thing into a good thing.
My son was sentenced to more than ten years in prison for believing in Falun Dafa. My husband and I visited him every month in prison. We also used this opportunity to clarify the truth to the guards who believed the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) lies about the practice.
A guard who was in charge of registering visitors once said that his wife had a strange disease and could not be cured, and he was very worried about her. I shared my experience of practicing Falun Dafa and said to him, “Tell her to sincerely recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,’ and be a good person by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and everything will be fine.”
I also told him about withdrawing from the CCP and its youth organizations. I said, “The CCP is persecuting the Buddha Fa and Falun Dafa, and staged the Tiananmen Self-immolation incident to cause people to misunderstand and hate the practice.”
“Heaven will destroy the CCP. If you are part of the Party, you will be destroyed too when Heaven eliminates it. But if you sincerely withdraw from it, Heaven will protect you.” He agreed to quit the Party and promised to tell his wife about it too.
A month later, he told me that his wife was doing much better. He has since helped my husband and I when we visited our son.
During the sixth year of my son's imprisonment, he was tortured and denied family visits. I tried to visit the warden, but was given the runaround.
I went to the prison again the next day. I asked Master for help and to allow me to get into the prison undetected. Amazingly, I passed through the gate and three check points without any issue. I then went to the fourth floor and people just ignored me.
Sometime later, a guard came out of a room and was shocked to see me. “Why are you standing here,” he asked. “And who let you come up?” I explained that I was there to meet the warden to discuss my son’s situation. He said that the warden wasn't there and took me to the reception room downstairs.
In the reception room, a tall guard introduced himself as the captain of the prison and asked me why I was there. I said to him, “My son is a kind and hard-working man who respects his elders. He used to suffer from a severe liver disease, but after practicing Falun Dafa, the disease disappeared. He always treats people according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
“Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa that is recognized and practiced in over 100 countries around the world. Only Jiang Zemin opposes it. He uses the police to commit crimes against Dafa. You are an upright and kind person. If you quit the CCP, you will be protected.”
He happily replied that he would quit the Party. I also advised him to tell his parents to sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Before I left, he said, “I won't make trouble for your son. Come and find me if you need help.”
My sister-in-law's family came to live with me last fall. I was happy to be given the chance to let her see the beauty of Falun Dafa. In the past, my sister-in-law had a misunderstanding about Dafa and was sarcastic towards me.
I helped them settle down comfortably and prepared delicious meals every day. As a practitioner, I put aside any past grievances and treated them as family.
We had a lot of time to talk this time and I told my sister-in-law about the persecution. She finally understood the truth and became supportive of Dafa. Whenever we went shopping or out for a walk, she helped me clarify the truth when I talked to someone about the persecution.
My sister-in-law said to me one day, “I see you have a wonderful life, good health, and live in a spacious home. How happy it is here!”
Her son also said, “I always have insomnia when I'm at home. However, I’m very comfortable here. I sleep and eat well.” Her daughter and granddaughter also praised how I could do so much housework every day without being tired, even though I was already in my 70s, and how I was in good health.
All four of my sister-in-law’s family members have chosen to quit the CCP and its organizations.