My Aunt’s Treasures
(Minghui.org) I returned to my hometown to visit my parents during the Chinese New Year Holiday in early 2019. I ran into my cousin at the local supermarket. We had not seen each other for over a year. He was thrilled: “Hey, so glad to see you! My mother had just gone to your parents' home to look for you.”
His mother (my aunt) was almost 80 and it was a quite distance from her home to my parents' home. I hurried back so she didn’t have to wait for me. I knew she must have come for the “treasure” again.
It all started 8 years ago. After working hard all their lives in the farm field, my uncle and aunt finally were able to purchase a house in town. I had not seen them for many years since I left the town for college. After I began to practice Falun Dafa, an ancient spiritual and meditation discipline, I wanted to share it with my relatives and friends in my hometown.
My uncle and aunt were in poor health. Particularly, my aunt had rheumatoid arthritis and was tormented by it for many years. By the time I saw her again, her leg muscles were atrophied; her joints and legs were in constant pain; and she was disabled and needed others to take care of her. She'd tried numerous hospitals and all sorts of treatments. Nothing really worked.
My uncle had received a good education and used to teach in a college. Our extended family was all proud of him. But during the Cultural Revolution, he was persecuted and sent back to be a farmer. Only after the Cultural Revolution ended, was he able to become a teacher in an elementary school.
Even though he had suffered at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), my uncle could not understand the CCP for what it is or see the root cause of the tragedy of his generation. Whenever I brought up the CCP's persecution of Falun Dafa, he refused to listen.
My aunt, on the other hand, listened to me attentively when I told her about Falun Dafa and my personal experiences. When I said that people have benefited from reciting the phrases “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” she asked me to write the phrases down, so she could say them often.
When I saw her several years later, she told me that she had become healthier. Her leg pain subsided, and she could walk again. She said she believed it was the result of reciting the phrases often. I was so happy for her. That day, I brought her a laminated keepsake with the phrases printed on it.
She called me several months later and asked for more keepsakes. She became a living example among our extended family, relatives, friends, and neighbors. Everyone was wondering how an elderly woman, who had been sick for years and home-bound, became so healthy and happy? They were curious about what had happened to her that enabled her to walk again. She told them her experience with Falun Dafa and how she got healthy by reciting the phrases. When others understood the Dafa truth, they all asked her for the keepsakes. So she turned around and asked me for more.
Now we have various kinds of keepsakes one can hang in the car, at home, or wear as a necklace. Many people not only learned the truth but also withdrew from the CCP and its two related youth organizations. One year I returned to my hometown and stayed for just for one day, during which time I helped 23 relatives quit the CCP. Thank goodness for my aunt, she certainly paved the way well!
My aunt was waiting for me when I returned from the supermarket this year. She was waiting for more “treasures.” She was so delighted to see so many beautiful keepsakes. She was like a child, so happy to have her holiday gifts.