A Falun Gong Practitioner from a Small Mountain Village
(Minghui.org) I have lived in a mountain village of about 100 households for 60 years. After being poor and miserable most of my life, now, at the age of 74, I am the one that everyone in the village envies.
Regaining My Health
I was fortunate to be introduced to Falun Dafa, an ancient spiritual and meditation discipline, in 1997. Once I began to read the book Zhuan Falun (the main text of Falun Dafa), I did not want to put it down. It was easy for me to understand, and I learned the meaning of life and how to become a person with high moral standards.
My long-term ailments, including heart disease and migraines, were gone two months later. I have not taken any medication for more than 20 years.
Before, I was selfish and narrow-minded. But after I began practicing Dafa, I no longer took advantage of others. Instead, I always help people who are having hardships. I am well-liked and respected in the community.
I have been reading Zhuan Falun all these years and have now memorized the entire book. I've also memorized the four books of Hong Yin, a total of 421 poems. I am able to study the Fa teachings anywhere, anytime. It is wonderful and magnificent to be immersed in the Fa all the time. Keeping Master and Dafa in my heart makes me the happiest person in the world.
“young ladies always like to use cosmetics and want to make their complexions fairer and better. I would say that if you truly follow a cultivation practice of mind and body, you will naturally achieve that goal.” (Lecture Five, Zhuan Falun)
My face used to be dark and rough when I was young, and I had many freckles. The freckles are all gone now. When I meet up with old friends, they are surprised at my youthful appearance. I always proudly tell them that my secret is practicing Dafa. Even my daughter said to me one day, “Mom, you don't use cosmetics; how come your complexion is so good and all your freckles are gone? Dafa is really magical.”
Not only do I look younger, but my vision is also good. At 74 I can still read small characters without glasses. I am full of energy. I can easily carry a 50-pound bag of rice from the car to the house.
Family Blessed by Dafa
When the persecution escalated in 2001, the police were forcing practitioners to have their photos taken by dragging them and holding them against the wall by their necks. My husband was furious when he heard that. He told me that he would fight with them if they tried to do that to me. Luckily, he did not have to do that, because the police had to abort their course of action halfway through due to other practitioners' resistance.
Someone once complained to him about the Falun Dafa posters on the electricity poles in the village. He walked up to a pole and asked him what the poster said. The villager read it out loud, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
My husband followed up, “Isn’t that the truth? Who could say that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is not good? If people were all as good as Falun Dafa practitioners, the world would be a peaceful place.”
The villager changed his attitude, “Yes, you are right.” Thereafter, people in the village never badmouthed Falun Dafa in front of him.
My husband went to the hospital for a checkup in June 2002 when he did not feel good. It turned out that he had symptoms of a stroke. I asked him to recite the auspicious phrases “Falun Dafa is good, Trustfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He did, and his symptoms disappeared in a month.
My husband had the same symptoms again in 2007. He recited the auspicious phrases diligently every day. He quickly recovered again. Since then, he always remembers to recite the phrases every day. He has been healthy and vigorous. Despite being in his 70s, he can still climb up on the roof to repair the chimney.
All of my children are supportive of Dafa and have been blessed with good jobs and promotions. My grandchildren are also doing well and one of them was admitted to a prestigious university.
Villagers Respect Practitioners
There are eight Falun Gong practitioners in my village. We are kind, honest, and sincere. We always help others. The villagers like us and respect us.
The village officials know the truth about Dafa and that practitioners are good people. When their superiors ordered them to persecute or harass us, they never did. They protected us wisely.