People Benefit from Falun Dafa after Embracing Its Goodness
1. Poisoned Plants Recover
My aunt is in her 80s. She is illiterate but has integrity. She is very kind and generous but used to be weak and frequently sick with a cold.
I told her about Falun Gong, that it is a practice of the Buddha school and is here to save people. I told her that our Master taught us to be considerate of others even over trivial things, that we distribute DVDs and pamphlets to help people see through the slanderous propaganda and lies of the communist regime, and that misfortunes have been resolved and good things come to those who believe, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
My aunt truly believed what I told her, because she witnessed the mental and physical benefits I gained from practicing Falun Gong. She repeated the phrases above, and said she would say them every day. At the end of last year, I went to visit her and saw her in great spirits and good health with a radiant complexion. She attributed the disappearance of illnesses to her daily reciting. She said that she really felt blessed.
She told me that she had had a great cotton harvest and specially made two cotton battings for quilts as a gift for me. When I tried to kindly refuse them, she insisted and told me why.
Last summer when her cotton was about a foot tall, she went to spray herbicide to kill the weeds. She mistakenly used too high a concentration of the herbicide on half of her field. The next day she found all the cotton plants dying. She sat down by the field, extremely worried. She started reciting, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Master Li, please help me.” She went home after saying it a few times.
Three days later she had to go to her daughter's for a week. Upon returning, she found all her cotton plants alive and doing well. She was happily surprised and cried out three times, “Thank you, Master!” Although the growth of that half of her cotton field was delayed by over ten days, it grew really well with large, fluffy bolls, even better than the other half of the field. She told me it was my Master that helped her rescue half of her field, so I had to accept the cotton battings. I told her, “Now that you have benefited, you should tell others. It is a good deed and will accumulate more virtue for you and your descendants.” She agreed.
2. No Broken Bones
My sister-in-law is a provincial government employee. I have talked to her about Falun Gong since I started practicing myself. After the persecution started, I sent her Falun Gong DVDs, Nine Commentaries on Communist Party booklets, and Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs every year. But when I tried to persuade her to quit the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations, she refused and said, “It is quite enough to just recite 'Falun Dafa is good.'” I told myself to remain patient and optimistic.
In 2010, I gave her a USB drive that contained software to bypass the Chinese Internet blockade so she could read the Minghui website. At a family gathering at the end of that year, she said, “Now I really want to quit the Party. You Falun Dafa practitioners are truly kind and the Party is so cruel to you. I want to thank your Master.” She also told me she recited “Falun Dafa is good” every day, and everything had been going smoothly in her family.
In June 2012, she stayed at her son's to help renovate the house. As she was locking the door one night, two large, heavy ceramic tiles fell on her foot. Blood flew everywhere and her foot swelled up. At the hospital, the doctor said, “The bone must be fractured. Let's take an x-ray.” The x-ray showed no fractures at all. The doctor said, “That's incredible. The odds are one out of a thousand.” Later she called me and said, “I believe it was Master who protected me so the bone was okay. I was lucky that you told me the truth about Falun Gong. I have benefited from it.”
3. The Fish Retailer Calls Me Her Benefactor
A woman in her 50s sells fish just 200 meters from my home. She advertises her fish as directly from the lake as opposed to farmed. The inside of the fish is not dark, indicating little pollution. I am never picky and always just tell her what kind of fish I want and how much I am buying and then let her pick for me.
We got acquainted after awhile, so I started to tell her about Falun Dafa: “Falun Dafa is a cultivation system of the Buddha school. Cultivators are required to conduct themselves according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. There are two major benefits. One is good health. Just look at me! The other is the improvement of one's moral standard.” I told her that Master taught us to be considerate of others in each and every situation and that practitioners diligently follow Master's teachings.
She smiled, “So that is why you are never picky and select the fish yourself, which everybody else does.”
I then continued, “Jiang Zemin was jealous of the popularity of the practice and started the persecution. He ordered TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines to defame and slander Falun Gong. He fabricated the farce of the Tiananmen self-immolation to frame Falun Gong and to incite hatred against its practitioners, in an attempt to legitimize his persecution policy and entice people to participate in it. The Chinese Communist Party has gone to extremes in the evil things it has done. But if you quit the Party can you secure your own safety when it inevitably falls.”
She told me she understood what I said and that, because she was too poor to go to school, she had not joined any of the communist youth organizations. I was glad for her and told her to recite “Falun Dafa is good” often to be safe if disaster struck. I also gave her an amulet. She said, “You are a kind person. I believe everything you said.”
In mid-September of last year, I returned home from out of town. She greeted me from afar and addressed me as her “benefactor.” I went over to ask her why. She then told me her story. A while before, three boats including hers went out fishing on the lake. The weather was good as they set out. However, strong winds whipped up and it turned into a severe thunderstorm with darkness all around them. The violent waves buffeted their boat, which they could no longer control. Suddenly she heard cries for help from the two other boats, which had overturned. The men were busy helping the others get out of the water, so she said out loud, “Falun Dafa is good! Master, please save us!” She kept on and on.
Soon the wind subsided, and it felt as if their boat was being held up by something underneath. Half an hour later, the rain let up, too. A disaster was averted. She told me, “We knelt down immediately in the bow of the boat and thanked Master for saving us. It was all because you told me about Falun Gong. Aren't you my benefactor?” I told her, “The true benefactor is Master. You should thank my Master. Only Master could do this for you.”
She smiled. She had a little yellow bonefish left over that day and wanted to give it to me. I told her I could not take it for free, so I paid her six yuan. She said, “You truly are good people.”