Two Amazing Sentences Made All The Difference
(Minghui.org) My elderly mother, as well as other elderly people who sincerely repeated the phrases "Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" have stayed healthy and safe during this global pandemic. The following are two stories I’d like to share with you.
My 95-Year-Old Mother
My mother is very capable. Her father passed away when she was young. She began making wedding dresses for rich families with her elder sister when she was 10 years old to support the family. She was illiterate. After getting married and having children, she learned to use a sewing machine and kept sewing in order to support the family. Her work was excellent and she was later admitted to the Society of Tailors. Her coworkers and customers praise her and call her “great general” (meaning she is a very capable tailor). She was always proud of this title.
However, decades of hard work left her with many ailments. She contracted tuberculosis in the 1960s and nearly died. She suffered from insomnia, constipation, and severe internal and external hemorrhoids. Both her knees swelled and she was in constant pain.
When I visited her in March 2007 she looked exhausted. Her knees hurt so much that she had difficulty sitting or walking. I told her that many people felt they were blessed after remembering and saying, “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” When I suggested she try it she said she was afraid because I had been persecuted many times for practicing Falun Dafa. Only after I reminded her many times did she agree to recite it in her heart.
I visited her again in May. To my surprise, my mother, in her 80s, looked like a new person. Her complexion was rosy and glowed with health! I was amazed. I exclaimed, “Mom, you look great!” She pulled me into the kitchen and whispered, “Remember you asked me to say 'Falun Dafa is good?' Those words are amazing! I feel energetic. But what’s more marvelous is that the hemorrhoids that tortured me for decades disappeared. I don’t know how or when it happened. Isn’t it great?! Now I have a good appetite and sleep soundly. I no longer have sleepless nights. Your Master is a true Buddha!”
My brother later told me, “Our mom sleeps so well! When we visited her, she didn’t even notice that we walked in and out of her bedroom. She slept so soundly! Even we don’t sleep as well as she does!”
Mom broke her leg in May 2018, and surgery was required. As she was in her 90s, the doctor asked all four of us children to sign a waiver that we would not sue before they would operate on her. When mom was brought into surgery around 11 a.m. she began saying Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good and Falun Dafa is good.
The operation took about three and a half hours. My siblings and I waited outside. Patients were brought out of surgery. They all looked spiritless with sallow complexions. When my mother was brought out, her face was rosy. She raised her head and looked around for us. My young brother said, “Look, she’s looking for us. She looks like nothing happened to her!”
The doctor implanted an analgesia infusion pump to avoid the pain after the anesthetic stopped working. However, my mom never experienced any pain and never had to use the pump. She said she kept reciting, “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, Falun Dafa is good,” and she was not afraid, or nervous before or during the operation. She watched doctors performing the operation. As soon as she was wheeled out of surgery, she kept asking for food until her daughter-in-law who is a nurse told her that she could not have any food until 8 hours after the operation.
She had her stitches taken out on the fifth day and came home. She recovered in less than 2 months and could walk freely by herself with the support of a walking aid. People often say that one needs to take a hundred days to recover if one’s bones or muscles are injured. My mother, in her 90s, moved about within weeks.
My family felt it was miraculous. Mom experienced dangerous situations many times in this past decade, but with the protection from Falun Dafa’s Master, she passed the danger safe and sound.
My Elderly Neighbor
My neighbor is in her 80s and came from a rural village. I always greet her. She said, “People look down on me because I’m from a village. Nobody says hello. You are the only one who treats me nicely. Why are you are so kind and don’t avoid me?”
I said, “I’m a Falun Dafa practitioner and my Master teaches us to be kind to everyone. So I treat you like I’d treat my family.” She said, “I lost my parents when I was a child. I survived by begging for food with my grandmother. I can’t read. Now I have sickness all over my body. I want to die, but can’t. My two sons take turns to have me live with them, one year at a time. My daughters-in-law are mean to me. I really don’t wish to live.”
I said, “Don’t think like that. Let me tell you two sentences that have benefited others.” I asked her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I repeated it 10 times, but she still couldn’t remember. She only remembered Dafa is good. So I said, “It’s fine if you can only remember that part. Say it every day. In your mind, say it to your daughters-in-law. As long as you say it sincerely, it will definitely help.”
Twenty days later I saw her again. She looked much better and her face looked rosy. She clasped my hand and said, “What you told me really works like wonders. I now have a good appetite. I silently say ‘Falun Dafa is good’ to my daughter-in-law every day and it really works. She treats me much better. How can I thank you?” I said, “Don’t thank me. It’s because you recited “Falun Dafa is good” and Master helped you. If you want to thank someone, thank Master.”
Her older son took her to his home in Wuhan at the end of 2017. I didn’t see her for over a year.
When I saw her again in the spring of 2019, she looked terrible. Her face was swollen and her skin looked dark and yellow. I was shocked and asked her, “What happened?” She said, “I haven’t had an appetite for a long time. I barely have the strength to walk.” I asked her, “Did you say, ‘Falun Dafa is good’ every day?” She said, “I forgot it after I went to my older son’s home. I couldn’t remember it.” I said, “No wonder you look like this. Let me tell you the words again. This time you must memorize it firmly. Be sure to have a sincere heart. The more sincere, the better it works.” She said, “Okay, I know you only want what’s best for me.”
I then taught her again and again until she memorized it very well. In the following days, whenever we met, I would remind her not to forget it.
A month later, her appearance completely changed. Her face turned rosy and she became energetic. She extended her hands and hugged me, “My young sister, you are my benefactor. How can I thank you? I’ve become well again.” I said, “It’s Master who’s helping you! Be sure to say the words.” She repeatedly said that she wouldn’t forget again.
I saw her again in the following days. She carried a bag and some tongs. I asked her, “Why are you outside so late?” She said, “I just walk around and collect some scraps to sell.” I said, “Now that you have strength, you are still busy earning money even at your age. It’s hard to see in the dark. Go home early.”
I reminded her again not to forget to recite the phrase. She said, “I remember it, I won’t forget again.”
My Husband’s 88-Year-Old Sister-In-Law
I went to Sichuan Province to visit my husband’s 88-year-old sister-in-law in the summer of 2013. She lives by herself. When I arrived, I noticed that one of her legs was purplish with a slightly black hue, and it was swollen. I asked, “What’s wrong with your leg?” She said, “I went to a place to have my nails trimmed. I don’t know what happened. I had intravenous injections for a few days without any improvement. I’m really afraid something bad might happen.”
I said, “I’d like you to try something. Please recite, ‘Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,’ every day. You will be fine if you keep saying these words.” After reading through all the informational materials about Falun Dafa that I brought her, she told me that she asked Master to save her. She kept saying, “Master, please save me! I’m a poor elderly woman, and I’m all alone. Please help me!”
She kept reciting the sentences, and her leg looked better and better. Ten days later, she could leave her home. I came to see her before I left. She wept and didn’t want me to leave. She said, “I will rely on Master to help me. No matter what difficulty I might run into, I’ll just ask Master!” I said, “Good. If you are so sincere, Master will definitely protect you.”
She’s now 88 years old, and every day she sincerely recites those amazing phrases, “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”