(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Gong in 1997, and almost instantly, my illnesses that could not be cured for dozens of years disappeared. And I've found that over time, it's not just my mind that's changed, as I've also grown to be a lot kinder to people.
Those who knew me were touched by my story, and yet, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) still initiated their persecution of this peaceful practice in 1999. Hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners like myself were taken into custody and sent to prisons, brainwashing centers and forced labor camps.
I have tried my best to tell my friends and relatives the facts about Falun Gong that are opposite from the slanders in the CCP propaganda. Curiously, many of them received miraculous rewards in life after realizing the truth about Falun Gong and protected practitioners from being persecuted.
The 610 Office in my area was rampant in 2002, taking practitioners into custody and detaining them in brainwashing camps. I escaped, along with another practitioner, to my third eldest sister's home in a remote village to avoid being arrested. Her whole family warmly accepted us.
In return, we taught them to say “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” when they ran into problems. They genuinely believed it and spoke it often.
My brother-in-law had developed a chronic illness and could not do farm work. But not long after he began to recite “Falun Dafa is good” every day, his health greatly improved. Today, he's very helpful around the farm.
We visited them again a while later, and my sister had something very interesting to say once she saw me.
“My well water has changed from bitter to sweet!” she said excitedly.
Her well had the worst tasting water in the whole village previously, so the news quickly spread throughout the village. Many people did not believe this initially, but were convinced after tasting the water themselves.
My eldest sister is 96 years old. Over 10 years ago, she developed severe pain in her leg and lower back and was bedridden as a result. Her mobility had been reduced, and she couldn't take care of herself.
I went to her home in 2003 and told her to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
It took her over half a day to remember, and only the words “Dafa is good,” at that. But she has been speaking those few words every day since then.
Her leg and lower back pain were gone after a few months, and she could do some lighter chores and take care of herself.
She told me the details.
“I could not sleep one night. I sat down and recited 'Dafa is good.' to myself. I saw a huge hand carrying a bunch of beautiful flowers and moving back and forth in front of my eyes. I saw it clearly. I was not afraid. I thought it was time for me to leave this world. I told my sons and daughters the next day that I would pass away soon. This occurred one month ago,” she said.
“How can someone die without any illnesses?” I asked. “You became healthy after saying 'Dafa is good'. Master is happy. It is possible that some fairy congratulated you with flowers!”
She was happy and is grateful to Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa). She believes in Dafa and recites the words more often. She also wanted to learn more about Dafa, but as she is illiterate, she just listens to the recordings of Master Li's teachings.
One of my eldest sister's neighbors is 93 years old, and gets along very well with my sister. My sister had told her neighbor about how she benefited from saying “Dafa is good,” and told her to also do so. Impressed by my sister's story, her neighbor began saying the phrase daily as well.
Her health soon became better. When the two nonagenarians would go together to pick mountain vegetables or to the market, people were very impressed by their health and energy.
A few years ago, the neighbor hiked up a big mountain to pick wild vegetables by herself. She climbed to the top of the mountain without realizing it.
Looking around her, she suddenly saw the steep slope behind and could not get down easily. She became scared and trembled as no one was nearby to help her.
She thought, “If I fell down, I would die. No one would know this. What can I do?”
Suddenly, she remembered the wonders of reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
She then spoke out and became calm. Step by step, she went down the mountain with ease. She knew it was Master Li who helped her, and said excitedly, from the bottom of her heart, “Thank you, Master!”
Once, she and a few other ladies younger than her went to a ravine to get spring water. The other ladies filled their buckets and left first, while she was the last to fill hers. She noticed that the bucket she got was very big, and she could barely carry it.
She then recited “Falun Dafa is good.”
Oddly enough, she could carry the bucket easily afterwards and brought it home without much difficulty. She told my elder sister the story after going home.
“It is marvelous,” she said. “Master helped me.”