An 80-Year-Old Falun Dafa Practitioner’s Cultivation Experiences
(Minghui.org) My health had not been good, and the death of my husband in 1996 only increased my financial burden and worsened my ill-health. My ailments included chronic fatigue, dizziness, lung and gallbladder inflammation, hypotension, severe migraines, and blurred vision. In the summer of 1997, my granddaughter ran home and told me, “Grandma, a group of people will be practicing Falun Dafa at the Cultural Center. Many people have had their illnesses miraculously cured. You should try it too.”
I followed her advice and was surprised by the results! Though I had yet to master all five exercises, the benefits to my health were obvious. I was able to fall asleep without taking my sleeping pills, and I would wake up feeling exceptionally refreshed and energized. I became a Falun Dafa practitioner. Because I was illiterate, I listened to Master’s lectures and watched Master’s video recordings every day. Over time, I began to match written words to the spoken language and recorded personal notes on a separate piece of paper. Within a year, I had mastered the ability to read Zhuan Falun and other Dafa books.
One morning, a fellow practitioner gave me a recently published lecture by Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. She wanted one of my children to copy the text so she could pass the paper on to other practitioners that afternoon. However, my children were out and wouldn’t return for some time. As time was short, I decided to copy the text myself. Master must have helped me, because I managed to successfully copy all of the words in the new lecture. When my children returned, I showed them the copy I made. My eldest son skeptically asked, “Mom, did you do this?” When I confirmed that I had, my granddaughter exclaimed, “The characters are clear and neat, nothing like what you would expect from someone who is illiterate.”
Clarifying the Facts with Master’s Blessings
In July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began its irrational persecution of Falun Dafa and its practitioners. We were forced to shut down many local practice sites, and people started advising me to give up the practice. However, my ailments had been cured by Dafa. How could I abandon the practice in its time of need? I decisively embarked on a mission to help clarify the facts. That winter, derogatory messages about Falun Dafa appeared on the wall of a local mining electrical substation. A fellow practitioner and I managed to remove the graffiti with hot water and rags.
One day, three of us decided to head out in the evening to post truth-clarification notices. We started out despite the light rain, and after going a hundred meters, the rain miraculously stopped. To ensure our posted notices remained dry, we meticulously looked for areas sheltered from the rain. We boosted each other up in order to reach higher, normally inaccessible areas. We placed our notices on every strategically located tree or lamppost. We did a complete circle around the city. Only after we reached home did it resume raining.
On yet another occasion, I found myself stumbling twice into a deep dry ditch while posting notices. Strangely, I emerged from each accident unscathed, with both feet firmly planted at the bottom of the ditch. Master was certainly protecting me at that time.
While distributing Falun Dafa desk calendars, I met a retired CCP cadre. He eagerly took the last calendar I had on hand before asking me, “One is not enough. Do you have more?” I regretfully said I didn’t, and he told me, “My son and friends know that Falun Dafa is good. I want to give the calendars to them.” Moved by his sincerity, I promised to provide him with two hanging wall calendars. He turned up at our agreed meeting spot the following day, took the calendars from me, and loudly proclaimed, “Falun Dafa is good!”
My Family and Their Support for Falun Dafa
In November 2003, my siblings traveled from my distant hometown to visit me. My youngest daughter dropped in as well to greet her uncles and aunts. As she was suffering from a chronic cough, she asked for one of my special Falun Dafa pendants to wear. She examined the pendant and read the inscription on it, “Sincerely recite the words ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ and your life will be saved in times of danger.” To my daughter’s amazement, her cough instantly vanished and she said, “I’ve had this cough for several days even though I’ve tried several medications. I am truly convinced of the power of Dafa!” This also convinced my relatives of Dafa’s powers.
My second daughter was diagnosed with bladder cancer in the summer of 2009. After having surgery at the city hospital, the doctor told her, “You have to have a follow-up exam every year. This disease has a high rate of recurrence, necessitating surgery once every three to five years.” My daughter left the hospital physically and mentally exhausted and unable to sleep. After hearing about her condition, I invited her to stay with me and advised her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Soon after, she was able to have a night of deep and restful sleep, recovering her stamina and strength within days. Nine years have passed since her initial surgery, and every yearly checkup has uncovered no anomalies. My grateful daughter once remarked, “Mom, I have really benefited from Dafa. Falun Dafa really is good.”
My family now staunchly supports my Falun Dafa truth-clarification activities. One day, the local police and a few other officials dropped by my home. At that time, the house was empty and the gate unlocked. My eldest son returned home to find the entire group standing in my courtyard. “What are you doing? How dare you enter my home without permission?” The men identified themselves as police and officials and claimed they were there to seek clarification regarding my lawsuit against Jiang Zemin. My son scolded them, “You have broken the law. My mother is not at home. Leave at once and don’t harass us ever again.” They quietly slunk away.
One fine day, my grandson drove me, his mother, and his wife to a nearby hill for a hiking trip. Seeing that I brought along truth-clarification notices and glue, my daughter and grandson offered to help. My grandson offered to put up the notices up high, and my daughter pasted the notices in lower areas. My grandson’s wife kept an eye out on our surroundings, while cheerfully encouraging us.
For my 80th birthday, my children, relatives, and friends decided to organize a big birthday celebration for me. My children booked a restaurant, and my friends and family turned up for the surprise event. When my granddaughter unveiled the cake and asked me to make a wish, I put my hands together and silently recited, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! May all sentient beings be saved.”
My sister-in-law offered a toast and proclaimed, “The longer she lives, the younger she becomes! Her ears and eyes are not dulled by age and her back remains straight!” I replied, “It is because I recite ‘Falun Dafa is good’ frequently.” My sister-in-law laughed, “I know. I read your lips when you were making your birthday wish. You recited, ‘Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’” My relatives laughed to hear that, and everyone present agreed to quit the CCP.