Centenarians Experience Miracles When Believing in Dafa (VII)
(Minghui.org) Continued from part VI.
In spite of the advanced medical skills, excellent health care, and various physical therapies currently available, people still feel helpless in the face of disease. Many people are still living in the sorrow of illness, especially those who can't afford adequate medical care and must endure years of suffering.
Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) has spread throughout China from 1992 to 1999. The principles of Falun Dafa – Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance – purified the bodies and minds of more than 100 million practitioners. The amazing effectiveness of Falun Dafa for healing and fitness has been witnessed in countless cases, some being considered miracles in the medical world.
Our series continues to look at a few centenarians who learned about Falun Dafa and benefited from the practice during difficult times, and who live healthy lives thanks to their belief in the words, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Centenarian Grandma Throws Away Her Walking Stick
A grandma from Weifang City, Changle County, in Shandong Province began practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. She is now 102 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Before she began practicing Dafa, she had many illnesses, needed a walking stick, and could barely do any housework.
After she took up Dafa, she cultivated diligently, and before she knew it, all of her illnesses were gone. She was happy to throw away her walking stick.
After the persecution of Falun Dafa began in 1999, she suffered various degrees of persecution, but never gave up her belief. Her son, who is also a practitioner, was subjected to three years of forced labor for practicing Falun Dafa. Despite these difficulties, she always kept a positive outlook and remained full of energy – so much, in fact, that she could take care of a lot of housework by herself.
Another miracle happened to her. Before taking up Dafa, she was illiterate, but she was able to quickly learn how to read the book Zhuan Falun, and later the other Dafa books. She even learned how to write, to the extent that she was able to copy Hong Yin (a collection of poems written by the founder of Falun Dafa) several times with beautiful and neat handwriting.
She also went out to tell neighboring villagers the facts about Falun Dafa. She introduced Dafa to another grandma, who was 99 years old. She gave this grandma a copy of Hong Yin that she had hand-written and taught her to recite “Falun Dafa is good.”
Later on, this 99-year-old grandma also began to practice Dafa and was so thankful that she even made her shoes as a token of appreciation. The 99-year-old grandma told others about the miraculous effects of the practice. She could do needle work again after practicing Falun Dafa. She said, “Master Li is amazing!”
Grandma Overcomes Three Tribulations
A practitioner's mother, Grandma A, began to practice Falun Dafa when she was nearly 90 years old, in 1997. Grandma A didn't have much of an education but was a very kind woman. Shortly after she began practicing, she regained her menstrual period and became full of energy. She enjoyed listening to her daughter read the Fa.
Their local practice group dissolved after the persecution of Falun Dafa began. Since her daughter lived far away, she gradually forgot the exercise movements. But she always clearly remembered that she was a Falun Dafa practitioner and that Master would take care of her. Even when other people warned her not to say that, she remained firm in her belief.
Grandma A turned 100 years old in 2008. In February of 2008, she fell onto the cement floor and suffered a two-inch cut on the back of her head. She was bleeding and was rushed to the hospital for stitches. All of her family members were in a panic but she told them, “I will be fine. Master is protecting me.” Five days later, the stitches were removed and she fully recovered.
Two days later, she had a high fever and began coughing. She was weak and became bedridden. Three days later, the fever went away, but she still had the cough. She was also incontinent and unable to eat for more than ten days.
Her family members were all worried and began to plan her funeral. But she told her practitioner daughter, “I will be okay. I have a lot of karma so the tribulation is big. If the karma is eliminated all at once, it will be too much for me to bear. It will gradually go away. Master is protecting me and I will recover.” She asked all the family members not to pay any extra attention to her.
Two weeks later, she had completely recovered and could take a walk outside. The neighbors were surprised to see her speedy recovery. She told them, “I am a Falun Gong practitioner. Master is taking care of me.”
But two days later, her whole body began to ache and she had to stay in bed. She remained firm in her faith and believed that it was nothing. She was fine again that same night.
Within that short period of time, she had overcome three tribulations with her steadfast belief in Dafa and Master.
Grandpa Gao Stays Healthy and Enjoys Life
Grandpa Gao lives in a town in western Liaoning Province. He turned 101 years old on Lunar New Year of 2013. His family and relatives all congratulated him on reaching such an advanced age. They all knew that Grandpa Gao practiced Falun Dafa and have witnessed the amazing effects of the practice.
However, Grandpa Gao had prior misunderstandings about Dafa. In 2000, his daughter-in-law, his youngest son's wife, and a Falun Gong practitioner, was detained when she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa. He felt ashamed that such a thing happened in the family, even though she had always been respectful to him and took good care of him.
After his daughter-in-law was released, she told him the facts about Falun Dafa. He subsequently no longer opposed his daughter-in-law's practicing Falun Dafa. He also began reading Zhuan Falun. He enjoys reading it every day and can read it without his reading glasses.
He is very supportive of his daughter-in-law going out to tell people the facts about the persecution and never complained about her occasionally coming home late.
Now over 100 years old, Grandpa Gao looks wonderfully healthy, with glowing skin, and he can take of himself. Above all, his mind is still very sharp. He is able to enjoy his later years, thanks to Dafa.
Centenarian Grandpa Recovers from Stroke Without Treatment
Grandpa B is a kind and peaceful person. His children are Falun Dafa practitioners. He read Zhuan Falun before the persecution began in 1999, and has since been able to hear music from other dimensions.
He knows that Dafa is good and supports his children in their practice, despite the lies and propaganda from the Chinese regime. He always cordially greets practitioners who come to his home, and also believes that practitioners who tell people the facts about Falun Dafa to save people are doing a very virtuous thing.
He suffered psoriasis for more than 20 years, and also had some minor long-term troubles with his stomach. All of these problems soon disappeared without treatment. He fell three times but he did not really get hurt. One of them was a severe fall, but he was only scratched a bit with no other injury.
One day, Grandpa B suddenly did not feel good. He drooled, felt dizzy, and could not eat anything. By night, he was incontinent. His daughter, a Falun Dafa practitioner, took care of him and asked Master to help him. Miraculously, he had recovered by the next morning.
When he was taken to the hospital, the doctor determined that he had a stroke the previous day, but that the clot was gone. Everyone thought it was unbelievable how quickly he was able to recover.
Grandpa Experiences Miracle
In 2006, Grandpa C had a stroke when he was 90 years old. He drooled constantly and was unable to talk coherently. But his mind was clear. His daughter is a Falun Dafa practitioner, and believed that her faith could save her father.
She told their family, “Dafa can save Father. Let's all recite 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.'” The whole family began reciting these words. Grandpa C was unable to get the sounds right, but he still tried to say it sincerely.
A few minutes later, his words became clear. Twenty minutes later, his mouth returned to normal. The whole family thought it was a miracle and was very grateful for Dafa. Afterward, Grandpa C listened to Master Li's lecture tapes for three days and fully recovered without any medicine.
Another time, while he was living with his daughter, his legs and feet became swollen. But he did not think too much of it and listened to Master's lecture tapes. He was well again two days later.
By the time his daughter wrote his story, nine years had passed. He is very healthy, with smooth skin and a good complexion – nothing like a typical 99-year-old. He often listens to Master's lectures and has not had to visit a doctor or take any medicine for the past nine years.
His whole family witnessed the power of Dafa and sincerely thanked Master for his compassionate salvation.
Grandma Recovered with Lucky Words
Grandma D was over 100 years old in 2014. She had lived a healthy life.
But one day, she suddenly had difficulties speaking and breathing. Her family took her to the hospital, and after an entire night of emergency treatment, she survived but had trouble breathing while talking. The doctor told her family to prepare for her funeral.
Her granddaughter is a Falun Dafa practitioner. When she heard the news, she came to visit Grandma D in the hospital. She told Grandma D that the lucky words, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” could save her. Grandma D learned the words and carefully repeated them.
By the next day, she was fully recovered and could speak clearly. She told her granddaughter that she recited the lucky words for the entire night. It was Master's compassion that revived her, and before she knew it she was as healthy as before.
Grandma's Broken Leg Healed
Grandma E is from a village in the Handan area of Hebei Province. She fell hard when she was 96 years old in 2007 and fractured her thigh. The doctor had to stabilize her leg with steel splints. She became bedridden.
To prevent her leg from retracting, several bricks were tied to her leg to hold it down. This was very painful. In only a few days, she grew sores on her back and bottom, which became rotten, and she often screamed from the discomfort. She knew there was no hope of walking freely again, even after she recovered.
Her grandson, who is a Falun Dafa practitioner, came back to visit her. He removed the bricks and told her about Dafa. He suggested that she recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She learned the words and remembered to recite them often.
Shortly afterward, she was able to get out of bed. She had fully recovered in less than six months. She kept telling people that Dafa is wonderful and introduced the lucky words to other elderly people who were in need of help.
Lucky Words Revive a Grandma
Grandma F is from northeastern China. She was over 100 years old in 2005. At the time, her health was steadily deteriorating, and her family had prepared everything in case she were to die.
Her daughter-in-law was a Falun Dafa practitioner, however, and had taught her to recite “Falun Dafa is good,” and Grandma F did so often.
One day in 2005, she was on the verge of death with no breath or heartbeat. Her family had already dressed her up for the coffin. But her daughter-in-law did not give up and kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good” by her ear.
Not long after, she woke up. She saw that she had her funeral clothes on and began to take them off. She told her family that she had a hazy vision – one of walking along a crowded road with a walking stick, but people around her did not pay attention to her. Then, someone told her to go back since her name was not on the list.
She has since regained her health, and her family members were all quite surprised by her experience. They were all skeptical about quitting the CCP when Grandma's daughter-in-law asked them to before, but after witnessing Grandma F's experience, they all speedily quit the CCP and its affiliated associations.
Learning the Truth about Dafa Extends Grandma's Life
Grandma G had a stroke when she was 96 years old, and her recovery was doubtful for a while. Her situation was bad enough that she once summoned all of her family members to say goodbye to them, just in case. All of her funeral preparations were already arranged.
Grandma G's daughter-in-law is a Falun Dafa practitioner. Grandma G was afraid that her daughter-in-law would be imprisoned, and strongly opposed her practice.
But her daughter-in-law did not want to let her leave this world with bad thoughts towards Dafa. When she had the chance, she talked to Grandma G patiently and told her about all the wonders of Dafa, including the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and her own personal transformation. Grandma gradually came around to the truth.
With her daughter-in-law's good care, her situation improved every day. A month later, she was able to go on walks by herself.
Grandma Predestined with Dafa
Grandma H lives in Shandong Province. Her neighbors, a couple, began to practice Falun Dafa in 2004. Grandma H was 89 years old at the time and was very frail. She had some ailments and had to take medicine constantly.
Grandma H learned through the couple about the truth of Falun Dafa and loved the amulet they gave her. Whenever she visited their home, she held her hands in front of Master's picture to pay respect. They also taught her to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Since she was illiterate and had poor hearing, she had difficulties learning the words. But after she learned them, she always remembered them. Her health improved every day.
One day in 2005, she saw the couple doing the Falun Dafa exercises, and she imitated them. Surprisingly, she was able to put up her legs in the double lotus position. Even though she was unable to learn the standing exercises due to her condition, she liked to do the sitting meditation every morning.
She later told the couple that she felt something rotating in her abdomen and that her body felt warm. They told her that Master had cleansed her body. She also saw Falun and Master's fashen.
When she had conflicts with her granddaughter-in-law, the couple told her about Dafa's principles and how to improve her xinxing. They sometimes read a paragraph of Fa to her by her ear. She was always happy to hear it, and it helped her eliminate her unhappiness.
Grandma H is getting healthier and her mind has elevated as well.