[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] 90-Year-Old Still Rides Her Bicycle and Clarifies the Truth
(Minghui.org) I was born in 1930, and I'm 90 years old. I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. I had so many ailments that the hospital issued a critically ill notice to my family. My daughter started preparing for my funeral. But my story wasn't over, as I would find Falun Dafa.
I've practiced Falun Dafa for more than 20 years and I'm now very healthy. Most of my gray hair has turned black. I ride my bicycle and go to different places to clarify the truth to people every day. My neighbors say, “If you want to know whether Falun Dafa is good, please look at Lao Xue’s mother. Every year this elderly lady becomes younger.” I’d like to share my story.
Finding Falun Dafa
By the time I was 65, I had many health issues, including heart problems and back and leg pain. The doctor told my daughter, “You need to stay with your mother. Please be prepared. She might not have much longer.” My daughter wept secretly.
My grandmother, my mother, and my sister all passed away when they were in their 50s or 60s. The doctor thought that I could die at any time. My daughter prepared my funeral clothes.
Gods and Buddhas must have protected me. I lived on. But my health was poor and I could not see well.
My younger son brought home a copy of Zhuan Falun in the spring of 1996. He told me that many people were practicing Falun Dafa and had re-gained their health. He suggested I give it a try. I didn’t know what Falun Dafa was, but I was intrigued.
I was illiterate and hardly knew any words. I asked my husband to read Zhuan Falun to me. As I listened, the teachings entered my heart.
I went to a practice site and learned the exercises. When I heard there was a nine-day lecture series, I went, despite how far away it was. I gradually became stronger, and within a month I was healthy. My outlook on life became positive and I could do a lot of work.
I grow vegetables in my garden and I don’t need to wear glasses when I sew. I can read over 40 Dafa books as well as Minghui Weekly.
I Survived Two Accidents
I was hit by a motorcycle in late 1996. The young man was terrified and helped me up. Master asks us to be good people, so I didn’t get upset and told him that I was fine.
But I wasn't able to ride my bicycle. The young man wanted to take me to the hospital but I refused to go there, so he brought me home. I wouldn’t let him come in because I didn’t want my husband to know what had happened and worry about me, and I didn’t want my daughter to blame him.
I went about my chores as usual so that my husband wouldn't notice that I was injured. I went to the practice site that evening. One of my neighbors witnessed the accident. She was surprised to see me later and I told her that I was fine. She told everyone, “You should practice Falun Dafa. She was hit by a motorcycle but she is fine.”
The young man came to see me. After my son heard about my accident, he told the young man, “You're lucky. My mother is a Falun Dafa practitioner and won't take advantage of this situation. Because she practices she was only slightly injured.” Everyone laughed.
Before one Chinese New Year, everyone was cleaning their houses. I rode my bicycle to buy cleaning supplies. When I turned a corner, everything went blank. Suddenly I heard someone shouting, “Take her to the hospital!” I opened my eyes and realized that I’d again been hit by a motorcycle.
My son-in-law's colleague happened to be there and recognized me. He phoned my son-in-law, and he, my daughter, and my son came. I struggled to say that I was all right and didn’t need to go to the hospital. They didn’t listen and took me there anyway.
There was a big lump on my head. The doctor suspected I’d sustained internal injuries and wanted to hospitalize me. I refused. The doctor prescribed a lot of medicine and my children took me home.
I studied the Fa and practiced the exercises. My children knew that Falun Dafa was amazing, so they didn’t force me to take the medicine. The bump disappeared the next day. I didn’t have any pain. I knew Master protected me.
Passing the Test of Life and Death
I've been healthy since I started practicing Falun Dafa 20 years ago, but I have experienced cleansing. My grandmother, my mother, and my sister all died of cancer, but because I practice Falun Dafa, Master cleansed my body. I had symptoms and spat out something foul, but I wasn't scared. Instead, this reinforced my belief in Falun Dafa.
When I turned 80, I didn’t want to eat for several days. At first I ate watermelon and drank water. Later I couldn't even didn’t drink water. I felt nauseous when I saw watermelon. I had hematuria. My husband had passed away several years before, and I lived by myself. I didn’t tell my daughter because I didn’t want her to worry. I'm a practitioner and I knew that it wasn't an illness.
On Sunday, the seventh day of my cleansing, my son came. He thought it was strange that I hadn’t gotten up. He knew that I usually got up early and did the exercises. He noticed the blood in my urine in my bedpan and screamed. He saw I was unsteady on my feet and asked me why I didn’t tell anyone. He said that I had to go to the hospital this time and he phoned his brother. They decided that they would take me to the hospital on Monday. Then they left.
I didn’t know what to say. Then I remembered Master. I stood in front of Master’s picture and said, “Master, I know this isn't an illness. But my sons aren’t practitioners and they want to take me to the hospital. I don’t know how to explain this. The doctor won't understand me. I don’t want to go to the hospital. Master, please help me.”
My older son came back later and said, “Tomorrow my daughter-in-law's friend is coming to stay at our home overnight. How about we go to the hospital on Tuesday? Can you hold on until Tuesday?”
I said, “Of course.” I was so happy. Master was helping me. I knew I would be fine before Tuesday. My body already felt lighter. I knew that Master had taken the bad thing off me, and I was hungry.
When my sons came early Tuesday morning I was completely recovered. Seeing me smiling and healthy, my older son was surprised and said, “Mom, are you okay?” I smiled and nodded. My younger son said, “Even if no one else practices Falun Dafa, Mom still will. It's impossible to stop her!”
My granddaughter brought me a lot of food last August. My younger daughter-in-law invited me over to have lunch with them, so I brought the food. She was upset as soon as she heard that the food was from my granddaughter. I ignored this and asked my grandsons to come and eat. She stopped them because she said that my granddaughter didn’t respect her husband.
I was surprised to hear this. I ate several dumplings and went back to my own home. I was upset. I brought them food but ended up causing trouble. My daughter-in-law was usually very good to me and had never treated me like that.
Master told us to look within whenever there are conflicts. I knew I hadn't done well in some respects. My children were all very good to me and rarely upset me. So my daughter-in-law was helping me to improve my xinxing. This was a good thing and a rare cultivation opportunity for me.
Just then my daughter-in-law appeared, bringing food she’d cooked, as if nothing had happened. She said, “Mom, please eat.” She changed as soon as I looked inward. Cultivation is magical!
Clarifying the Truth
I've practiced Falun Dafa for more than 20 years, and I'm very healthy. Most of my gray hair turned black. I ride my bicycle everywhere and clarify the truth to people every day. My neighbors say, “If you want to know whether Falun Dafa is good, please look at Lao Xue’s mother. This elderly lady just gets younger and younger.”
I often tell my children, “Master has extended my life. Why? So I can save people. Master has saved me, and I have to save others.” My children understand and support me.
My older son told me that when he had dinner with his military friends, one of them said, “Your mother is very healthy. She rides her bicycle everywhere and helps people withdraw from the CCP. She helped us quit our CCP memberships and said we would be safe.” My son said, “My mother has practiced Falun Dafa for 20 years and is not on any medication. We don’t need to worry about her. That takes away a lot of our burdens.”
He asked me, “Mom, did you go to their workplaces and help them quit the CCP?” I told him, “No, I didn’t. Master arranged for them to come to me. Sometimes I don’t know them, but they know me and wave to me. So shouldn’t I help them withdraw from the CCP? Especially your friends who work in the legal departments. It's very important for them to learn the truth.” My son smiled and kept nodding.
Because I've lived in this town for a long time, the mayors, Party secretaries, and directors of various departments all know me. Some of them have asked me to help them quit the CCP and introduced more people to me.
I haven’t counted how many people I've helped quit the CCP in the past 20 years. I go out to clarify the truth every day. I feel guilty if I don’t. Sometimes no one agrees to quit the Party.
One day it was drizzling. I went out on my bicycle anyway. Soon it started to pour, and I found a shelter. When a middle-age man passed by, I invited him in. When he said he was a CCP member, I clarified the truth to him and helped him quit. He repeatedly thanked me. I asked him to thank Master Li because Master asked me to save sentient beings. He said, “Thank you, Falun Dafa's Master!” I rode my bicycle home. As soon as I got inside, it began to pour. I said, “Thank you, Master, for protecting me!”
One day a taxi driver said to me, “Ma’am, I always read your Minghui Weekly. I read the booklet you gave me, The Ultimate Goal of Communism. After reading your books, I feel that I should be a good person. I no longer bargain with my clients. One person didn’t have enough money. I told him that I would learn from Falun Dafa practitioners and I wouldn't charge him. I drove him home, but he insisted giving me the fare.”
I've also met people who didn’t want to listen. They refuse my materials and bad mouth me. One day at the school gate, many parents were waiting for their children. I handed a pamphlet to a man who refused to take it and said, “You get a pension from the Party, but you still go against the Party.”
“No, I am not against the Party. Jiang Zemin (a former CCP head) said that the CCP must defeat Falun Dafa and began the persecution.”
As soon as I mentioned Jiang Zemin, there was an uproar. One person said, “Jiang Zemin is a bad guy. He gave our land to Russia.” Another said, “He ruled the country by corruption and kept a lot of corrupt officials.”
As they complained about Jiang Zemin, I started handing out fliers. Everyone took one. Four people agreed to withdraw from the CCP. I gave the last flier to that man. He accepted it but didn’t quit the CCP.
On another occasion I gave a flier to a man riding a tricycle. He threw all my fliers on the ground. I wasn't angry and just started to pick them up. A man next to him got angry and said, “What’s wrong with you? It's okay if you don’t want to read it. But why did you throw the fliers on the ground? She's old and things are not easy for her.” That man didn’t say anything and walked away.
Saving People During the Pandemic
This winter the pandemic broke out and our city was locked down. My children worried about me. My younger daughter-in-law said, “Mom, please don’t go out and don’t invite practitioners in. We adults aren't afraid. But our kids are still young. We have to be careful.” I didn’t say anything.
When I returned home, I realized why I’d installed a gas heater last summer—Master had arranged it. If I hadn’t installed the heater, I would have to stay with my children. The year before, my daughter insisted I stay with them because she thought it wasn't safe to leave me alone with a coal heater on all night. She didn’t want me to install a gas heater, either. She wanted me to live with them. But I insisted and had the gas heater installed. My younger son understood and said, “If Mom wants a gas heater, let her have one. A gas heater is easy to operate.”
When the residential area was locked down, it wasn't easy to go outside. It was easier to leave from my house. Since Master controls everything, what should I be afraid of? When the grandchildren were sleeping and my daughter-in-law was busy, I went out. There was barely a soul on the streets. I put up truth-clarifying posters.
I felt bad when I didn’t go out to clarify the truth to people. But I didn’t want to do it secretly. So I said to my daughter-in-law, “I want to go out to do the exercises. It's not good to stay home all day. If you're scared, don’t come to my home.” She saw my determination and said, “Please wear a mask then and don’t go too far.”
There were few people out and about. Several vendors were selling vegetables, so I clarified the truth to them and some agreed to withdraw from the CCP.
One day I was passing a residential area. A man with a mask on at the gate was watching me, so I went over to him. “I know you,” he said. “You still look the same even though many years have passed.”
“Falun Dafa keeps me young,” I said. He said, “I didn’t believe it at first, but when I saw your hair turn black, I did.”
I asked him if he was a CCP member. He said he was, so I said, “Please quit the CCP and you'll be blessed. Take a pamphlet and you'll know the truth in more detail.”
“If other people said that to me, I wouldn't believe them. But I believe you. Yes, I agree to quit the CCP.”
During the pandemic, practitioners have nowhere to study the Fa, so I invited them to my house. My younger son told his wife, “Please don’t say anything. My mom is a Falun Dafa practitioner.” So she didn’t say a word even when practitioners came to study the Fa every day.
My older daughter-in-law said: “Mom, I didn’t believe in Falun Dafa before. But I have to believe it after seeing how you’ve changed. From now on, you don’t need to worry about anything else except that you cultivate well.”