82-Year-Old Practitioner: Belief in Master and the Fa
(Minghui.org) I am 82 years old and have been practicing Falun Dafa since I was 60. Under Master's compassionate protection, I was able to walk steadily on the path of cultivation. I truly feel that my life exists only for the purpose of cultivating in the Fa during the Fa-rectification period.
My husband passed away a few years ago. I subsequently lived alone since my children all had their own lives. This has made it easier for me to validate the Fa.
I use most of my time for cultivation. I have never stopped practicing the exercises, clarifying the truth, and studying the Fa daily for the past 22 years. I also send forth righteous thoughts every day without fail.
Whenever any tribulation comes my way, I've always been able to overcome it with Master’s support and my own righteous thoughts. My firm belief in Master and the Fa, as well as my determination forged from the Fa, have allowed me to advance diligently.
A few senior practitioners in my local area recently passed away due to illness karma. This was very unfortunate and also weakened our efforts in saving sentient beings. Though there could be a variety of reasons for their passing, I would like to share my experience of breaking through the illness karma in hopes that it may help others.
Nothing Can Crush Dafa Disciples’ Strong Will
One morning in 2018, I had just gotten out of bed to practice the exercises when I suddenly became very dizzy and fell to the floor. I couldn't even open my eyes. I immediately asked Master to save me.
Meanwhile, I told the old forces, “I am a Dafa practitioner and my life is up to my Master and the Fa.”
“I am rooted in the universe. If anyone could harm you, he or she would be able to harm me. Put simply, that person would be able to harm this universe.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
I sent forth righteous thoughts and held the wall to stand using all of my strength. I wanted to show the old forces that Dafa disciples are stronger than what they are – the trash of the universe. I started to practice all five sets of the exercises. After I finished, I was very sweaty but my body felt light and very comfortable. The old forces’ persecution had dissolved.
I was very grateful to Master and said to Master in my heart, “Master, I didn't let you down when facing death. With your greatness and the greatness of the Fa, Dafa disciples’ will cannot be crushed.”
Leg Pain Could Not Stop Me from Saving Sentient Beings
Another time, I had developed pain in my knees, which made it hard to walk. I need to go out to clarify the truth every day and need to walk a long distance. The leg pain was clearly interference to this task.
A Dafa disciple cannot be stopped by the evil. I had righteous thoughts and continued clarifying the truth every day anyway. I also frequently recited Master’s Fa,
“A Great Enlightened One fears no hardshipHaving forged an adamantine willFree of attachment to living or dyingHe walks the path of Fa-rectification confident and poised” (“Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions,” Hong Yin Vol. II)
A few days later, the illusion of pain disappeared.
I Can See Tiny Words on a Medicine Bottle
I had presbyopia since I was 50 years old. My condition later worsened to the point that I could not even do needlework. I had no choice but to get a pair of reading glasses.
After I started to cultivate in the Fa, a line of Zhuan Falun stood out to me regarding my situation:
“There is another type of person who was told in the past that he had spirit or animal possession. He felt that he had it, too. However, when it was removed for him, he wasn’t able to get rid of his anxiety about it, and he kept feeling that the condition still existed. He believed that it was there; this is already a kind of attachment called suspicion. As time passes, this person may eventually bring it back to himself again. You yourself must give up this attachment, as the spirit or animal possession no longer exists. Some people were already cleared of these things in our previous classes. I have already done those things for them and removed all spirit or animal possession.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
I understood that Master had already purified every practitioner’s body at the beginning of our cultivation paths. If I kept wearing the reading glasses, it would be acknowledging my bad eyes, which could attract the evil forces back to me.
I immediately threw away the reading glasses. Some people asked me whether I could read the text in books clearly when I was reading. I told them I could. I understood that it was a test to see how I reacted.
With the improvement of my xinxing and my firm belief in Dafa, I became able to read without my glasses. The words even looked bigger and bigger to me.
I once went to my son’s house and accidentally grabbed a small medicine bottle. I started to read the small words printed on the bottle.
My daughter-in-law was very surprised to see it. She told me that my eyesight was better than hers, and she was very impressed by the magical effects of Falun Dafa cultivation. Soon the story spread among my relatives, friends, and neighbors, and was very well-received.
“When you can really do that, not just saying it but putting it into action, Master will definitely stand up for you.” (“Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference”)
Master only looks at our hearts. When we walk upon the righteous path of Dafa cultivation, Master can give us the best of everything.
A Bump on My Left Palm Disappeared
My left palm grew a blackish-purple bump in the summer of 2018. The surface of the bump was rough and stiff. I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate it. The next day. the bump became a lot smaller, but my entire palm turned dark purple.
I kept sending forth righteous thoughts every day and the bump became smaller and smaller. It eventually disappeared and my hand returned to normal.
During the past 20 years of cultivation, I truly experienced that as long as we have righteous thoughts instead of human notions, every tribulation in the Three Realms is an illusion. I only believe in and listen to Master and the Fa, and do not acknowledge any other outside influence. As long as I can hold on to this principle, I can break through any tribulations and tests.
Master leads practitioners to cultivate themselves and walk through all the tribulations. Master taught us how to strengthen our own righteous thoughts and eliminate our human notions amidst the old forces’ persecution. After each practitioner makes a small step of improvement, Master creates many good things in other dimensions for the practitioner. Master has shielded much of the harshness from us and paved the road for our consummation.
We as practitioners will never know just how much Master has endured for us, and how much Master bestowed on us. I can only cultivate more diligently to repay Master’s grace.
No matter how long the cultivation period lasts, I will always be Master’s disciple.