(Minghui.org) I am a simple village woman. When I was a child, my mother became ill so I had to take care of my younger siblings. I never attended school. Throughout the years, Master [the founder of Falun Dafa] has looked after me. By always remembering to live by Falun Dafa’s principles no matter the circumstances, my upright behavior serves as a testament to how wonderful Falun Dafa is. I’d like to tell you my story.
My Cultivation Journey Begins
When I grew up, I married and moved far from home. My husband and I had no land, no house and even ended up with a 1,200-yuan debt. My husband has four brothers. As I came from a different region, my parents-in-law and sisters-in-law looked down on me. They criticized me for minor things and even occasionally beat me.
Hardships in life and financial stress took a toll on my body. I suffered from many ailments including trachea infection and asthma. Nearly all my internal organs were failing. I had lumbar disc herniation and a frozen shoulder. Due to sciatic nerve pain, I could not walk normally. I also had gynecological problems. I searched everywhere for doctors to cure my illnesses.
A young man who sold therapeutic equipment told me, “Aunt, why don’t you practice Falun Dafa? Many people have had their illnesses resolved after they practiced.” I went to the local practice site and learned the exercise movements. Seven days later, while doing the first set of exercises, I suddenly felt my spine being adjusted. When I did the fourth exercise, I could bend down as one is supposed to when doing that exercise. I thought, “Master is taking care of me and I don’t have anything to be afraid of!”
Falun Dafa Saved Me
After I practiced the exercises for 20 days, Master purified my body. When I did the second set of exercises, I felt out of breath. I persisted and managed to walk home. When I woke up the next morning I felt very comfortable.
I used to have anemia and often fainted. After practicing Falun Dafa, my ailments were gone and I was in good health.
One day when I was weaving baskets at home, I suddenly felt cold. I began to pass blood and I also vomited blood. I could not eat or drink for 6 days. On the 7th day, a friend gave me a basket of grapes. I ate all of them. After that, I went to the fields to harvest corn. My husband was working in a different city and was not home. I harvested three acres of corn by myself in three days.
Another time, I climbed down the ladder from the roof. I thought I'd reached the bottom but there were still several rungs. I fell off the ladder and my arms were injured. My assistant who was helping me make steamed buns said, “I was so scared when I saw you fall!” The next day, my arms and hands were swollen. Someone ordered 3,000 buns for a wedding and needed to pick them up in three days. As a practitioner, I knew that I should always think of others. I could not cancel the order at the last minute.
While I made steamed buns on the third day, I gritted my teeth in pain. I was so exhausted that when I lay in bed that night I immediately fell asleep. The next morning, I woke up and the swelling had subsided. The bruises became lighter and my arms did not hurt as much.
My physical condition changed so much after I practiced Dafa – it was a miracle! Word spread through my village. One person remarked, “She was so sick before that she could not do any chores. Now she does everything after practicing Falun Dafa. She is so healthy!”
Villagers Practice Falun Dafa
A woman who worked for me said, “Falun Dafa is so good. Please teach my mother the exercises. She is bedridden.” I went to her house and told her mother, “If you want to learn, don’t give up halfway.” I had her watch the video of Master teaching the exercises and one lecture video. I returned at night and showed her the exercises.
A month later, the woman’s mother said, “I have not had my period in over 20 years. It’s returned!” Three days later she said, “Look! I can walk! I walked from my house to the north slope and then to your house.” She was delighted.
After practicing for another month, she was able to do all the household cores. Her family was overjoyed. They witnessed how extraordinary Dafa is.
The woman who worked for me also began practicing after seeing her mother’s transformation. The three of us, plus another neighbor did the exercises together.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had begun to persecute Falun Dafa by then. After practicing for several days, the neighbor’s son and grandson were frightened and forbade her to practice. The woman subsequently developed partial paralysis and did not get well despite spending 1,200 yuan on doctors. I asked her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She said, “It is useless to recite this.” I was worried about leaving her alone at home so I brought her to my home.
I discovered she had a bottle of insecticide. I asked, “Why did you buy this?” She replied, “I don’t want to live anymore.” When I asked her to do the exercises with me she said, “I cannot even stand up, how can I do the exercises?” I asked, “Can you sit?” She said she could, so we did the sitting meditation. When we finished, I asked her to sleep at my place. When she woke up she said, “I’m not in pain when I am at your place.”
The following day, we studied the Fa and did the exercises together. I said, “Let’s do the standing exercises today.” She said, “I cannot stand.” I said, “It’s all right. You can lean against the wall and do the exercises.” After doing the third set of exercises three times, she said, “Each time I do this, I feel better.” I said, “Let’s do it again.” She said, “Look at me, am I still leaning on the wall?” I saw that she was able to stand without any support. When she first came to my house, she walked with the help of a stool, now she no longer needed it. Three days later, she walked home by herself.
My son came home with my grandchild the day she returned to her own home. The woman offered to make food for the baby, and she soon returned with a bowl of porridge. A neighbor who came to my house to buy buns said in surprise,“That’s amazing! You can walk!”
Everyone in My Village Says “Falun Dafa Is Good!”
From then on, everyone in my village said, “Falun Dafa is extraordinary!” Some said, “Practitioners are good people. Look at so and so, she is different from others. Her husband scolds her but she doesn’t argue back. It is difficult for most people to do that.” Through witnessing these incidents, my neighbor’s son and grandson also began to say that Falun Dafa is wonderful. Her grandson told others, “Whoever says Falun Dafa is bad, I will not believe it. My grandmother’s health improved after doing the exercises for three days at the practitioner’s place.”
The Party secretary in my village was in his 70s when he developed appendicitis and went to the hospital for an emergency operation. The doctor discovered he had rectal cancer. He was sent home and his family was told to prepare for his death. I went to see him after learning of his condition. His family told me they did not tell the old man he had cancer. I said to him, “Why don’t you recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’?” He sighed and said, “Nothing can help me.” I said, “Look at my father-in-law. The doctors said he would not live long. He recited the phrases and now look at him!” The old man said, “You are right, your father-in-law recovered completely.”
He wept and said, “I don’t want to die!” His daughter said, “The pain isn’t so bad during the day. At night, he cries in his sleep.” I encouraged him to recite the sentences. His daughter said, “Please say it again, I will write it down.”
Three days later the Party secretary recovered! There were countless incidents like this in my village.
Treating My Parents-in-law Well, Letting Go of Loss and Gain
Master taught us:
“..as a practitioner one should not fight back when being punched or insulted, but should hold oneself to a high standard.” (Lecture 4, Zhuan Falun)
After I began practicing Falun Dafa, I stopped taking losses and gains to heart in handling household matters and my relationship with my in-laws. My husband has four brothers, he is the second child. Every year, their children were expected to give his parents 60 yuan to support them, but the other brothers did not contribute. After I became a practitioner, I stopped being angry with my parents-in-law and took the lead in giving them money. The neighbors said to my mother-in-law, “You have benefited since your daughter-in-law practiced Falun Dafa. Our daughter-in-law learned from your daughter-in-law and treats us well now. Falun Dafa is indeed good!”
One time my mother-in-law fell ill. My brother-in-law told my husband, “Second brother, you pay for our mother’s medical expenses and we will pay you our share later on.” But when it came to footing the final bill, the others refused to pay their share. When my husband took the receipt to them, his brother said, “You spent the money and have the cheek to ask us to pay you!” He cursed and slapped my husband. My husband was so angry that he became ill. When I asked my husband to let it go, he scolded me, “This is 1,800 yuan!” I said, “We can recover this sum through half a month’s work. They will beat you if you insist on asking them to pay their share.” I secretly tore up my mother-in-law’s medical bills. I would not have been able to do so if I did not practice Falun Dafa. I would not have let it go if I wasn’t a practitioner.
After that, I did not tell my husband or his brothers whenever I took my mother-in-law to see the doctor or buy medicine. When my neighbor learned about it, she said, “There are four sons, but you take care of the parents alone. You should go and reason with them.” I said, “I practice Falun Dafa and I shouldn’t handle things like them.”
Several months later, my brother-in-law felt bad and came to ask about his mother’s condition. From then on, each brother took turns taking care of their elderly parents.
My mother-in-law became bedridden. All the children had to work. I was making and selling buns for a living at home. I lived next to my mother-in-law. Whenever she needed help, she would shout my name. My neighbor would also let me know if she heard her. Regardless of whose turn it was to take care of the old parents, as long as there was a situation, my brothers-in-law would discuss the situation over with me. Seeing how our family got along so well with one another, the neighbors and relatives said, “Falun Dafa practitioners are different.”
After my mother-in-law passed away, I took care of my father-in-law during the day and my husband took care of him at night. I cooked a variety of food for him, dried his blanket in the sun and heated his bed. When it was the other children’s turn to take care of the old man, one often heard him shouting, “I am going to die from hunger!” When I heard him, I secretly brought him food.
My sister-in-law often said in front of my older brother’s wife, “Dad is happy whenever he sees second sister-in-law. He doesn’t smile when he sees us.”
My father-in-law had 1,500 yuan in savings. He wanted to give the money to me. I turned down his offer. The brothers fought over this money. I took out the money and gave it to them to distribute among themselves. My father-in-law divided his family property before he passed away. He did not leave me anything but I was not upset.
We have a hose that we use to water the fields. My brother-in-law would come and take it when he needed to water his fields. I was afraid my hose would get mixed up with his. One time, my brother-in-law came to my house angrily and took out all the hoses I had. He chose the best one and took it home. The neighbors thought it was not fair and suggested I reason with him. I said, “Let it go. I can buy a new hose for 200 yuan and don’t have to get upset over things. What a good deal!”
Righteous Thoughts and Actions
Two years after I began to practice Dafa, the CCP launched its persecution campaign. I learned that other practitioners went to appeal for justice. I caught the bus and planned to appeal for Dafa too. I did not get far before I was arrested.
My family came to the detention center when they heard I was arrested. My mother-in-law begged an official to intervene. The official said, “She will bring trouble to others, it doesn’t matter if she returns home or not.” My mother-in-law said, “Don’t do this! She is a good daughter-in-law.” She wept and said, “I used to say bad things about her, but I was wrong.” The official was moved by her words.
I told my mother-in-law, “Remember how I used to take pails of medicine? I cannot tell a lie. If I did not practice Dafa, I would not have such a blessed life today nor would I be so healthy.” In the end, I was released when the perpetrators saw that they could not make me give up my belief.
The officials later came to my home for no reason other than to harass me. One time, messages about Falun Dafa were posted in the village. The officials asked each resident who did it. I was the last to be summoned to the office. As soon as I walked through the door, the official stood up and threatened me, pounding the table, “Let me tell you, you cannot do anything the Party tells you not to do!” He hit the table three times after saying that. I refused to agree to this and he pointed a finger at me angrily, “You have to listen to the Party!” I said, “No, I don’t!”
Someone set a fire in the village and accused me. The village head summoned me to the office. When I arrived, I saw two dozen people in the room including town officials and representatives from the police department. They did not say anything about the arson. One of them said, “Don’t put up any messages about Dafa in the village any more. You can go to other villages and post the information.”
Whenever people use money printed with messages about Dafa to buy buns from me, I take the opportunity to clarify the facts. I ask them to read what is written on the notes and tell them they will be blessed for knowing that Dafa is good.
I am grateful for the miracles that I’ve experienced through practicing Dafa. I feel truly fortunate! Thank you, Master!
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