Eighty-Year-Old Practitioner: My One-Year Experience of Practicing Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) My husband and I are both close to eighty years old. I’ve had health issues for five to six years. We had to hire a housekeeper to help us with our daily chores. It was difficult to find a good one, however.
Learning about Falun Dafa from my Housekeeper
The service company found us a new housekeeper, Ms. Wang, in May 2019. She started cooking right away when she came and the food was good. She was very diligent. We were more than happy with her.
Ms. Wang read a book called Zhuan Falun after dinner. I flipped through it when she was not reading and saw a section titled, “Zhen-Shan-Ren is the Sole Criterion to Discern Good and Bad People.”
I read a lot, but this was the first time I had read something about how to determine if a person is good or bad. I found it interesting.
I mentioned Zhuan Falun to Ms. Wang. She told me the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution of practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). She asked me to consider quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations and said she would find a copy of the book for me.
I felt that Ms. Wang was a very nice person from the moment I first met her. I found her different from others. Very soon I felt that I could tell Ms. Wang anything. I believed we had a predestined relationship.
Ms. Wang lent me several Falun Dafa books to read and recited Master Li’s (the founder) articles for me. She told me that reciting “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” could do wonders for one’s health. I did as she suggested, and wonders occurred!
I had hip drop often in the past year or two. It happened daily, even sometimes five to six times a day. It hurt badly and I could not move when it happened. The exercises that the doctor taught me became less and less effective. Sometimes I stayed immobile for half a day when it happened. My hip problem disappeared two days after I began reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” It was just miraculous!
In June 2019, about three weeks after Ms. Wang arrived, I experienced severe vomiting one morning. My husband took me to the hospital. They could not find anything wrong with me after all the examinations. I stayed in the hospital for two weeks and was then released feeling fine. Ms. Wang said Master Li was cleansing my body.
Cultivating in Falun Dafa
Ms. Wang went home for a vacation after a month. She brought me Zhuan Falun and The Ultimate Goal of Communism when she returned. I needed to wear reading glasses plus a magnifying glass in order to read the books. I read through The Ultimate Goal of Communism and realized that the Chinese Communist Party is evil and harms people. I shed a lot of tears when reading Zhuan Falun, and put down the magnifying glass unwittingly during reading. I soon realized that I was able to read without the glasses.
In the past I had often felt cold, but this stopped after I read through Zhuan Falun twice. I experienced the feeling of being totally healthy. The more I read Zhuan Falun the more I wanted to read. I recited “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” when I was not reading.
Previously I was a Catholic. As a matter of fact, over the years, I had participated in many other religions as well. I read in Zhuan Falun, Lecture Three:
“If you follow Medicine Buddha in cultivation, you are going to the Glazed Paradise. This is what is said in religion, and it is called "no second cultivation way."”
The words “no second cultivation way” stood out to me as I read. I suddenly understood that Master was reminding me to give up my other religious beliefs. So I destroyed all of my other religious books immediately.
I did not practice the five sets of Falun Dafa exercises at first since I had a stroke earlier. Ms. Wang taught me how to meditate, and also how to send forth righteous thoughts later. Master said in Essentials for Further Advancement that we need to read it ten times, so I did.
I saw every page of Essentials for Further Advancement radiating silver light on March 25, 2020. The pages gradually turned golden. It was just wonderful. It was a heavenly book.
I enlightened to the truth that I was no longer an ordinary person. Rather, I have become a cultivator. I need to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and not do things arbitrarily. I need to consider others first when I do anything. I want to go out and share Falun Dafa with all people.
Ms. Wang was preparing to leave us. We celebrated Falun Dafa Day ahead of time. We prepared fruits and cakes and opened up Zhuan Falun to look at Master’s picture. We prayed to Master, wished him a happy birthday, and thanked him for saving us.
Since April I’ve read Zhuan Falun 20 times. I also read The Great Consummation Way of Falun Dafa, Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa, Zhuan Falun II, Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and other booklets.
I am immersed in Master’s benevolence and Dafa’s wonder. I did not have any fear during the pandemic. The above are my experiences as a new practitioner for only one year.