So Fortunate to Be a Falun Dafa Practitioner
(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996 because I was sick for a long time and couldn't find a cure. The miracle happened the first day I started to practice. For over 20 years, I have been very happy under Master Li’s protection.
All My Illnesses Cured
Before practicing Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) I had heart disease and had to go to the hospital for emergency care when I fell ill. After trying many different things, I lost all hope of a cure. One day, my mother came home from the park and said, “Now there is another kind of qigong called Falun Gong. It’s free and taught by volunteers. I heard it is very effective at eliminating diseases and keeping one fit. You should go try it.”
I went to the practice site the following morning, June 1, 1996. The instructor was enthusiastic and patient in teaching me the exercises. I followed her the whole morning. A miracle happened that day even though I didn't get to learn all the exercises. Usually, I had to sleep at noon in order to have enough energy to get through the afternoon. I didn't sleep at noon that day, but I was full of energy in the afternoon and evening. That hadn't happened since I started to suffer from myocarditis in 1992.
I was excited and eager to practice Falun Gong. I learned all five exercises and got the main book Zhuan Falun. I spent all my spare time studying the Fa and doing the exercises every day after I finished my work and family responsibilities. Within less than a month, all my health problems were gone, including heart disease, gastroptosis, lower back pain, severe insomnia, and stomatitis, which made me suffer so much that I couldn't eat, drink, or sleep well. I often asked myself why I hadn't learned Falun Gong before, it relieved me of so much suffering.
Dafa Is Wonderful and Extraordinary
I got a new job in 1999. Other practitioners also worked there and our colleagues thought we practitioners were honest and ethical because we lived by the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. After the persecution began, despite all kinds of rumors and propaganda in the state-run media, our colleagues said, “The practitioners in our company are not like what the propaganda says.” I told them, “Falun Gong has a wonderful effect on health. I am a living example of good health. Anyone who wants to learn, please join me.” Several colleagues were not afraid and learned Falun Gong from me in that terrible environment after the persecution started.
That year, our company sent people to interview the practitioners in our workplace. The interviewers were surprised after seeing us and asked, “Why are you all so spirited and optimistic?” They witnessed our happiness from practicing Dafa.
My husband came to visit me when I was illegally detained in the detention center. He said that he consulted people in the legal field who told him I would be sentenced to jail. I told him what they said didn't count, I only followed Master’s arrangements. As a result, I was set free in a month and a half in the detention center.
It was winter when I was in the detention center. We didn't have enough hot water because the inmates in several rooms had to share one kettle to drink, wash our hair, and take a shower. That was not enough for so many people.
One day it was my turn to wash my hair with hot water. Many officers at the detention center were poisoned by the CCP's lies and treated practitioners like enemies, especially because the Tiananmen self-immolation had just been fabricated. We told them the truth, but they did not want to listen and glared at us every day.
Under such circumstances, I wanted to show how extraordinary and wonderful Dafa was through my actions. It had just snowed at the time, and the temperature outside was below 10°F. There was a row of faucets in the yard. I took the shampoo with me and went to the yard, turned on a faucet, and started to wash my hair with cold water. A few officers in the yard stared at me in surprise.
I went back to the room after washing my hair. An old lady who was detained because she had been involved in a fight said, “I washed my hands outside just now, and they are red and painful. But you are fine after washing your hair.” A few hours later, she added, “It is great that you don't have a runny nose or any other cold symptoms. It seems that this Falun Gong is really amazing. I want to learn it. Please teach us how to practice it.”
Seven or eight people followed her to learn Falun Gong from me. The officers who’d seen me wash my hair changed their attitude towards me, too, and they no longer glared.
A colleague of mine was seriously ill and admitted to the hospital during the SARS epidemic in 2003. I brought her some gifts. She was moved and said, “It's so nice of you to dare come and visit me at this time.” I said, “I'm not afraid of infection. I will be fine.” She had severe stomach problems and vomited a lot so she was very skinny.
After she was discharged from the hospital, we went on a business trip together. We stayed in the same hotel room for more than three weeks. She said that she would usually have a cold at that time of year, but because she was staying with me, she didn't get a cold or have a stomach problem. She felt good all over. She asked, “Can you teach me to practice Falun Gong?” and has practiced ever since. I have many such examples.
Telling People the Facts
In 2010, one of my junior high school classmates came to see me. We had not seen each other for more than 40 years. She said that she had spoken to many classmates in order to find me and joked that she thought she would have to advertise on television and in the newspapers. I was very happy that she found me after so much effort. I firmly believed that it was Master who brought her to me to hear the truth. She wanted to be saved.
After we had dinner, I asked her if she had heard of Falun Gong. She said she had. I told her that I practiced it and benefited a lot. I told her how I started, about the persecution, and how important it is to quit the CCP (Chinese Communist Party). She agreed to quit the CCP organizations she’d joined and regretted that she didn’t find me sooner. Her mother died of heart disease a few years before. She was very happy to see that I’d recovered from my severe heart disease and said if her mother had practiced Falun Gong, she might still be alive.
She called me again from Beijing a few years ago and said that her daughter had cancer. She asked me what she should do. I told her not to worry, to have her daughter quit the CCP as soon as possible, and then sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great.” Her daughter did what I told her. After that, every time I called her and asked about her daughter, she always said, “She is good and healthy.”
My mother asked me to visit our former neighbors in the winter of 2013. I took them some gifts. The lady was 86 years old, diabetic, and bedridden. I wanted to help. One of the gifts I took with me was a Shen Yun DVD. I told her and her husband that some people had recovered from terminal illnesses after watching Shen Yun DVDs, that many people had benefited from them.
Her husband immediately called a young man to come over and mount the TV on the wall in his wife's room. They started to watch the Shen Yun DVD. A few days later, when I went there again, the wife was sitting in the living room. She told me excitedly, “After you left, I took a nap after watching the DVD. The health aide measured my blood glucose after I woke up the next morning, and it was normal! We couldn't believe it, so she tested me again, and it was still normal.”
She said that she had been suffering from serious diabetes for many years. She hadn't noticed any improvement after she was hospitalized, took medicine, and got all types of treatments. Her blood glucose just would not come down in recent years. She said that she had not expected such a wonderful result after watching the Shen Yun DVD.
I told them that people could benefit from watching the Shen Yun DVD because of the positive energy from the songs, dances, backdrops, and music. The entire DVD was full of good energy. I told them that Falun Gong was great but was being severely persecuted by the CCP. The CCP has killed 80 million Chinese in its many political campaigns. Gods will punish it for all the brutal things it is responsible for. They both quit the CCP to keep from being implicated.
Getting Over Tribulations at Home
Due to the persecution, I was detained several times. The staff of the street committee office, police, and people from my company often came to my home to harass me and my family, especially on the so-called sensitive dates. The ongoing harassment and persecution caused serious harm to my family. My husband couldn't stand it anymore and filed for divorce in the spring of 2015. I was working out of town at that time, and I quickly quit my job and went home. I said to him, “You can do whatever you think is good for you. I will agree to whatever you decide.”
He did not divorce me because he was hospitalized due to severe diabetes. After he was discharged from the hospital, he fell into a coma accompanied by a lung infection, heart failure, and kidney failure. I asked Master to help him and to save him. I held him up and helped him clear his lungs, and then he regained consciousness. I called an ambulance to take him to the hospital.
He survived because he was protected by Dafa. The doctor said that he originally had five death indicators. Another man, who was ten years younger, with the same symptoms, died after being treated in intensive care for seven days. My husband was in intensive care for five days and was then transferred to the general ward for a month.
After he came home from the hospital, people in our community came to visit him and said that it was a miracle that he was still alive. Many asked me why I tried so hard to save him after he wanted to divorce me. I told them, “Master Li and Dafa saved him. If I hadn't practiced Falun Gong, he wouldn’t have made it. Falun Dafa requires me to be a good person by following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. I have to be kind to others. My husband was poisoned by the CCP's propaganda. He didn't listen to the truth of Dafa and had a bad attitude about Dafa and me for many years. But I am a practitioner, so I could forgive him, treat him with compassion, and try my best to help him.”
Now my husband is back to normal. He can take care of himself and can drive. Once I found a Dafa keepsake in the bag he carried with him, which he had secretly picked up. His attitude about Dafa has really changed.
Our son has known that Dafa is great since he was little. He successfully passed his exams and got into his favorite university abroad a few years ago.
I was knocked down by a car on my way to work a few days ago, but thanks to Master's protection, I was not hurt at all. There wasn’t even any dust on my clothes. The driver stopped the car and hurried to ask me if I was hurt. I told him not to worry because I practiced Falun Dafa.
I asked him if he had heard of the importance of quitting the CCP. He knew nothing about it. I was still in the middle of the road when I told him briefly about the importance of quitting and asked him, “Are you a CCP member? Because you look like you are.” He nodded. I told him, “Can I give you a name and you use that name to quit the CCP?” He nodded again. I helped him quit the Party and told him that he should remember: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great.” I asked him to repeat it and then he would be safe, healthy, and blessed. He nodded again and again. I was glad that this life was saved.
I have experienced the greatness of Dafa many times over the past two decades. Words cannot express my gratitude for our compassionate Master's salvation. I will be more diligent in the future, improve myself, save more sentient beings, and go home with Master.