(Minghui.org) It has been a little over 18 years since April 1998, when I was introduced to Falun Dafa. Now, at the age of 82, I still vividly remember to having seen a heavenly beauty just a few days before I began to practice Dafa.

As I studied the Fa, I came to understand that Master showed me this vision so I could accept Dafa cultivation in my heart.

Learning Dafa

Several days after I saw the heavenly beauty, I noticed that my elderly neighbor was reading a book. Out of curiosity, I asked her what she was reading. She told me it was Zhuan Falun, the main book of the Falun Dafa cultivation practice. She then proceeded to tell me more about this practice.

I borrowed the book and felt very warm when I opened it and saw Master Li Hongzhi's photo, the founder of Dafa. Thus, I sat down and read the book until it was bedtime.

I woke up during the night and saw light emanating from the book. This made me realize that Dafa was powerful and that the book was a treasure. There was no doubt in my mind that I would practice Dafa.

Cultivation Practice

Before I started practicing Falun Dafa, I suffered from heart disease, hyperplasia, and other illnesses. I had tried six different qigong schools but did not see an improvement in my health. Yet, I felt energetic after practicing Dafa for just a couple of months.

My family and relatives were supportive of my practicing Dafa and believed that this was something worthwhile.

I study the Dafa books and practice the exercises almost every day. When I am too busy to do the exercises, I catch up on another day.

It took me a couple of hours to read one lecture in Zhuan Falun, but I never thought of giving it up. In addition to sending forth righteous thoughts four times a day with practitioners around the world, I added three more times each day.

Clarifying the Truth About Dafa

I began to distribute materials in 2002 to tell other people about Dafa and the persecution. Every time before going out to distribute materials, I studied the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts.

I gave Minghui Weekly magazines and Dafa DVDs to people in person; I put fliers and other informational materials into people's bicycle baskets.

Every time I went to my hometown, I took materials with me, including the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. In 2006, I got 136 people there to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations using their real names.

Genuine Cultivation

In July 2011, when I was about to go back home after distributing materials, two policemen, holding three copies of informational materials, stopped me and asked if I had distributed these materials. I said yes.

The police started questioning me, demanding that I give my name, address, and the person who gave me the materials. Then, a police van arrived. They ordered me to get in. At that point, I thought of Master's words: “I said that just by remaining unmoved you could handle all situations.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Canada Fa Conference” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference V)

With Master's teaching in my heart, I had no fear and was very calm. I refused to go with them to the police station, because it was a place for detaining bad people. I then walked away and sent forth the thought to freeze them. They just stood there while I walked around a corner.

This incident made me realize that, at critical moments, we must think of the Fa and Master and hold righteous thoughts. This is a righteous action. This is denying the arrangements made by the old forces. This is genuine cultivation.

Overcoming Tribulations

I visited my hometown in May and early September 2014 to see my younger brother, who was seriously ill. Soon after my last visit, he passed away. After that, I was depressed and thus encountered four tribulations.

One night, I fell out of my bed. It was painful, and I could not squat or bend my back. However, I had the thought that I was a Dafa practitioner and would be all right. I kept studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. I thought, “The more the old forces prevent me from doing the exercises, the more I should persevere.” I recovered in half a month.

Then, I was using scissors and accidentally pierced my eyelid. I applied pressure on the wound immediately and told myself that I would be okay. However, I was still a little afraid at the sight of blood. I knelt in front of Master's photo and said, “Master, please help your disciple.” I was all right by the next day.

My tribulations continued in the form of a manhole cover falling on my leg. My leg had turned black and blue by the next day. Nevertheless, I recovered from this injury.

Later, I decided to lay down after I finished the sitting meditation, forgetting that I was sitting on the edge of my bed. When I moved, I fell onto the floor head first. I was scared, but I remembered that I would be all right because I was a practitioner. I was fine.

After experiencing all these tribulations, I looked inside. Then, I knelt in front of Master's photo and asked for Master's forgiveness. “Master, I know I was wrong,” I said. “I've stayed in my hometown for three months, only distributed some materials, and didn't tell people the facts about Dafa.”

Being with family brought back sentimentality and an attachment of affection. It is good that I was awakened after experiencing tribulations.

My cultivation made me realize that nothing is impossible when we truly believe in Master and Dafa and align our every thought with the Fa.