(Minghui.org) My father is 95 years old. Before taking up Falun Dafa cultivation, my father was in bad health. He had serious lung issues and had to be hospitalized frequently.
When my father was in his 70s, a relative gave him a copy of the book Zhuan Falun, and he fell in love with it. He began to participate in a Fa study group and learned the exercises. Several months later, all his diseases had disappeared.
My father’s appearance also changed. His white hair turned black, and his skin became more youthful and rosy.
Another big change in my father was his improved temper. He often went into a rage when he was angry. He would beat children for fighting with each other, and everyone was afraid of him. I still remember when my eldest brother was 17 years old and did something wrong. My father beat him up.
After studying the Fa, my father’s bad temper disappeared. He never gets angry or argues with others anymore. My father said that this was because he understood the true meaning of Dafa's guiding principles: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
My father was not good at expressing himself and did not talk a lot. However, he was a hard worker and had great endurance. He never fights with others and responds to every request. He did everything for our large family, and he did it cheerfully and never complained.
My Father's Experiences
A few miraculous things happened to my father. He had cataract surgery at the age of 70, just after he began to practice Falun Dafa. While on the operating table, he kept thinking about what he had read in Zhuan Falun. The surgery was successful; his eyes are good now. My father said that it would be impossible to see this clearly if he didn’t cultivate Dafa.
One day while Dad was eating, he lost vision in his right eye. He did not want me to tell any of the family because he knew they would urge him to go to the hospital. Cultivators have no illness, they just have to pass tests. He sent forth righteous thoughts and looked within. His eye fully recovered after 10 days.
One winter a few years ago, I was arrested while clarifying the truth. My father was alone and got up early to do the exercises. He had a bad fall and when a family member arrived with food, they saw he did not look right and could not speak. The family member was scared and wanted to take him to the hospital. He shook his head. Later that day, another practitioner came to study Fa with him. They sent forth righteous thoughts and looked within. My father’s condition improved by nightfall, and five days later he was completely back to normal.
Close to New Year’s Eve in 2020, my brother, who worked in the hospital, came to see my father who had a bad cough. My brother insisted he go to the hospital for an exam, which revealed inflammation in the lungs. He was hospitalized and given injections and medications.
His condition did not improve after two weeks, and he was told there was a hole in his lungs. The doctors suggested we transfer him to the infectious disease hospital. With the Chinese New Year so close, I took him back home for the holiday.
My brother brought over two bags of medicine and told me that my father had to take this medicine daily. My father thought he had not improved at the hospital and was worse. He wanted to trust Dafa, so he did not take any medication. His cough was soon gone.
When relatives came to see my father during the Chinese New Year, they were afraid of being infected, so they left their gifts on his doorstep. My father told them that he was not contagious and fully recovered. My brother didn’t believe it and insisted on having my father go to the hospital for a checkup. The test result was normal. The inflammation was gone, and there was no hole in his lungs.
My father once came down with a high fever. My family wanted to take him to the hospital, but he refused. Two days later, my brother came to check on him. His temperature was still high, and my brother wanted him to go to the hospital. My father refused. My brother then gave him an ultimatum: “If in two more days you still have a fever, you have to go to the hospital.”
I asked Master Li (Falun Dafa's founder) for help. I understood that even though it was my father who had a fever, I was also cultivating. The whole family had been complaining about me, saying that I would not let him go to the hospital, and I had to be responsible for the consequences. I knew I must not have fear of taking responsibility for my father. I had to firmly believe in Master and Dafa. Soon afterward, my father’s high fever subsided. It was amazing!
I believe that the tribulations my father experienced are actually the process of eliminating karma and purifying the body. Therefore, the fever came quickly and left quickly. My father then became more and more energized.
Studying the Fa and Offering Salvation
My father wanted to let others know that Dafa was good. He often distributed truth-clarification materials and the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. He could distribute more than 80 copies a day. In some buildings, he could easily walk up the stairs to the 18th floor, stopping at every door.
If someone asked him how he kept so healthy, he said it was because he practiced Falun Dafa. When he went to the park, he told whoever he met about the benefits of Dafa. When my brother accompanied him to go to the bathhouse, everyone asked about his secret to good health. In our community, all the neighbors knew that my father was in good health and practiced Falun Dafa.
On my father’s birthday, many relatives came to celebrate. He looked younger than his age, more like he was in his seventies. The relatives all said that he would easily live to be a hundred. My father told them, “It’s because of Dafa, which is extraordinary; all my diseases are gone, and I feel younger. Remember these words, ‘Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!’ Repeat it often.” Everyone present cheered and shouted out, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
My father wakes up at 3:00 a.m. every morning to practice the exercises. He never misses a single day. During the Chinese New Year, everyone stayed up late watching TV. He kept his routine, however, getting up the next day as usual to do the exercises. He has been practicing the exercises for more than 20 years. He likes to study the Fa, and often recites the Fa while walking. He plays an exemplary role among practitioners.
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