Cultivation Stories of an Elder Practitioner
(Clearwisdom.net) During a group Fa-study, I met a 70-year-old practitioner. She began practicing Falun Dafa in 1998, and she was illiterate prior to Dafa cultivation. She followed others reading Dafa books in group Fa-study sessions, and as a result she was able to read them.
One time she had a fever and could not eat anything. Lying in bed, she perspired so profusely that the blanket had a very unpleasant odor. As I understand it, her old symptoms of high blood pressure, heart disease, rheumatism, shoulder pain, and other diseases were released with the sweat. Since then she has not fallen sick again.
After practicing Dafa for six months, her celestial eye opened. Once when listening to Teacher's lecture, she saw a small lotus flower, Falun, Teacher's fashen and so on. One day she felt her body was very hot and realized later that she was developing gong.
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Dafa, she went out to distribute and post truth-clarifying materials. She told people the truth about Dafa face to face, and persuaded many people to withdraw from the CCP. She was reported to the authorities and sentenced to three years in prison, and was released six months later. With righteous thoughts, she clarified the truth to police officers and the 610 Office personnel, and was able to return home safely each time.
The police in the detention center told her that if she would tell them the names of other Dafa practitioners, they would release her. She said to them "I will never reveal their names or bring harm to them, so don't bother me any longer." When police said bad things about Teacher, she would tell them that Teacher is the most righteous person and that she would forever follow Him, and that no one could interfere with her. She told them that no one was qualified to say things about Teacher. When the police pounded on the table to scare her, she pounded on the table herself. With little effort, her pounding sounded like thunder and overpowered the other side! They thus dared not to mention Teacher's name again.
One day the director of the detention center came to talk to her alone and asked: "You talked about good will be rewarded with good and evil with evil." How is that?" She said: "For example, it is like a tree that falls down and smashes him instead of others. Or the person is struck by a car, and so on." Later, they treated her better and even asked her to have a meal with them. They told her that she should not hate them for they only followed orders. She said to them: "I do not hate you, we cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and are only good to others."
Once she was arrested and taken to a police station. She asked Teacher to reinforce her and she kept on sending righteous thoughts. She said to the police: "We have done nothing wrong, and you are wrong. You need to give yourselves a way out." Even the most vicious police stopped talking. She seized the opportunity to persuade them to quit the party. Four or five police officers listened to her and asked why they needed to quit the party. She also told them that persecuting Falun Dafa was a crime and the crime is grave. One police officer asked her quietly how to withdraw from the party. She told him to use an alias and she would help him to withdraw from the party. There were two more police officers who also thought of quitting the party, but were interrupted and they didn't quit.
One day she was arrested. It was a very cold day. The police were shivering, but she didn't feel cold at all. They asked her quietly how did she do it. She told them to recite, "Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" and to read the Dafa books they had confiscated.
The police ask where the materials come from. She refused to reveal the source. When they asked her to sign something or have her fingerprints taken, she would refuse. One time, the police grabbed her hand hard in trying to thumbprint her on a machine connected to a computer, but wasn't able to do so at all. One policeman said that her gong was too strong and that the computer couldn't function any longer. Once the police wanted to take her picture. She said to them "Do not take my picture, otherwise the camera will break." The police did not believe her and took some pictures. The camera then broke and the police were scared speechless.
One time she gave a truth-clarifying CD to a 610 Office agent who then immediately called the police station. The police came and took her to the station. She said to them: "If you listen to the CD, you'll know it is for saving people. You usually cannot see such a disc. Today you have seen it, and it will give you blessings." They all were very courteous to her. One female police officer even poured a cup of tea for her. Finally, they called her daughter to take her home.
One time she and three other practitioners were arrested, but due to her strong righteous thoughts, she was released while the rest were detained. She was concerned for a practitioner who was from out-of-town, and she wanted to go to the detention center to give her something. She went to the director of public security and asked to see the practitioner. The director personally drove her to the detention center. She gave her some money and a few daily necessities for the practitioner.
One day, two police officers who had been involved in her previous arrest came to her home. She would not let them in. The police officers said: "We will not bother you any longer as you have been doing good things. From now on, we'll just deal with bad people." She thus let them into the house. The two policemen said: "We will no longer report you to our unit. Consider us as your sons." She said: "Well sons should listen to their mother. What should you do now since you have done many bad things in the past? Why don't you withdraw from the CCP." They thus quit the party right away without hesitation.
In the process of clarifying the truth face to face, she shows the extraordinary power of Dafa. One time she went to a restaurant. There were many students and workers in the restaurant. She told them about the goodness of Dafa, and that it is spreading all over the world. She said heaven will annihilate the CCP, and you must quit the CCP to be saved. She then gave each person a set of materials. The owner of the restaurant said to her: "Don't think I am too busy to listen. I have heard everything you have said." She thus gave her a set of materials. When she was leaving, some put their palms together devoutly to bid farewell to her.
She is still firmly walking the path of helping Teacher in rectifying the Fa. Just as Teacher said, "The Closer to the End, the More Diligent You Should Be."