(Clearwisdom.net) I am 90 years old, but people guess that I am in my 70s. I know this is the result of Falun Gong practice. Master has brought me health. I tell everyone from the bottom of my heart, "Falun Dafa is good, and practicing it will bring good fortune."
1. Falun Dafa has changed me
I have practiced Falun Gong since August 1996 when I was 76 years old. I had back and leg pain and a heart problem, was unable to sleep well, and was unhappy all the time. I always kept medicine in my pocket.
Practicing and studying the Fa with other practitioners changed me physically and mentally. I am happy now, and I understand why I came into the world--to return to my origin and my true self, and that I must do everything according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
The improvements in my health were miraculous; all the illnesses disappeared without treatment. My children had previously taken care of me; now I help them. Witnessing the significant changes in me and seeing the goodness of Falun Gong, all my children and grandchildren started practicing Falun Gong.
2. To become a better person
Master reminds us to become better people. Once when I went vegetable shopping, I handed the vendor 100 yuan for the goods. He returned my change, but then gave me 40 yuan more. I found it when I got home. Forty yuan is not insignificant for a vegetable seller. As a Dafa practitioner I should act according to Master's requirements. I returned to the market, found the seller, and said, "Hi, young man, you gave me extra change!" The seller waved his hands and said, "I gave you the correct change. You might have counted wrong, given your age." "No, I was right. I must return the extra money because I am Dafa practitioner." The young man was grateful and said, "I must have met a good person. Falun Dafa is good!"
A blind, homeless man wandered around the market during the cold winter. He did not wear enough clothes. I bought socks for him and got a winter jacket from home for him. He was so grateful that he did not know how to express himself. I told him to remember, "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! Dafa and Master taught me this, and you could thank our Master."
3. Master is there to protect me
I had a stroke when I was 88, a few days after the Chinese New Year. Initially my speech was affected and I had weakness on one side of the body; I was unable to get out of bed. I was dizzy and then lost consciousness. My children took me to a hospital. Based on the exam results, the stroke was severe and left me with brain lesions. I was hospitalized and had treatment. The doctors suggested at least three months of hospitalization. The fifth day following the stroke I was fully conscious and aware of being a Dafa practitioner, telling myself Master would protect me, and I should not have any problem. I asked to be discharged.
The doctor said, "Discharging you from the hospital in your serious condition is dangerous. Is this due to financial concerns? If you insist, you have to accept responsibility." Nevertheless, returning home that same day, my children took turns reading Zhuan Falun for me. I did the exercises and did not take any medication. At the three-month follow-up exam the doctor told me I was fully recovered. The doctor could not believe it, but that was the truth. This was another miracle for me.
I knew that Master had extended my life, and Dafa gave me a new life. I felt so fortunate to get to know Dafa and Master. I again thank Master!
4. Enabling more people to know "Falun Gong is good!"
A practitioner should always think of others first, although sometimes I forget. I wish for everyone to be happy and having good fortune. I used to tell anyone I met of the goodness of Dafa, whether on a bus or at a market, and I shared my personal experiences of cultivation.
A taxi driver once asked my age. I told him I was 90 years old. He was shocked, "My mother is in her 70s, but she looks much older than you." He asked if I had any "secret" to maintain such good health. I told him to repeat, "Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" He said, "I will remember them now and will tell my mother and whole family to repeat the words."
I am the only one at home during the day. This is a good time to study Zhuan Falun, or to memorize Hong Yin. I even dreamed of memorizing Hong Yin. In the dream I shared my cultivation experiences with a large crowd.
Owning a priceless treasure gives one two choices: hide it and keep it all to oneself or share it with everyone. As a Dafa practitioner I choose the second option. Dafa is a priceless treasure. Anyone who practices it will benefit.
Master has given me so much, and I could never return the favor. I should act as Dafa requires, improve myself, and let people know about it.