Once Illiterate, I Can Now Fluently Read Zhuan Falun
(Minghui.org) I am now 69 years old. My childhood was miserable. My mother died when I was young, my family was poor, and I never went to school. I married too young. My husband's health was poor and he had a bad temper. He frequently beat me; my face and body were covered in bruises. I nearly divorced him several times—I wanted to die.
Everything changed after I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, and I felt blessed. My husband stopped beating and scolding me, and he encouraged me to practice.
The first hurdle I encountered was learning to read. While the other practitioners read the Falun Dafa books, I took notes and tried to memorize them. After going home, I would review the words I learned several times. And so it went, day after day, year after year. After two or three years, I could read Zhuan Falun and also other Dafa books. I even read Dafa books in traditional Chinese characters. I used to have poor eyesight, but after I began practicing Falun Dafa, I could see even very small words.
After I began practicing I stopped being jealous and resentful and I eliminated all my long-held grievances and grudges. I understood that if others treated me badly, it must be because I had treated them badly in the past.
“You might claim that you actually did not know it at that time, and this lifetime has nothing to do with another lifetime, but that won’t do.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
Through studying the Fa, I understood how to be a good person and I take good care of my husband. I also eliminated my attachments to seeking revenge, fighting, resentment, and jealousy.
Helping fellow practitioners is also cultivating myself, so I help them when they have difficulties. For example, my husband and I help other practitioners with their farm work; when fellow practitioners can’t cook due to sickness karma, I either cook at their homes or send them food I prepare. I help illiterate practitioners read the Fa accurately. Although these things seem ordinary and simple, they are not easy to do. If I wasn't a practitioner, I wouldn't possibly be able to help others.
Thank you, Master, for completely changing my worldview! I feel reborn! I want to learn the Fa well, cultivate myself well, help fellow practitioners who are illiterate, and be a qualified Dafa disciple.
This is my personal experience. I hope fellow practitioners will compassionately correct me if I am wrong about anything.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, fellow practitioners!