Regaining My Health and Learning to Read After Practicing Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) I am an ordinary woman living in the countryside. After I started to practice Falun Gong in 1998, I experienced the power of this cultivation practice.
Experiencing the Power of Dafa
After giving birth to my third child, my health declined rapidly. My nerve pain and heart problem were disabling. I could not walk very far or do too much house chores. My husband and children suffered. By the time I turned 50, I was constantly tired and without spirit.
In the winter of 1998, someone in the village said to me: “They’re playing a video recording about Falun Gong, which is very effective at improving health. It's free too. Do you want to go?” I went.
Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong (aka Falun Dafa) looked so kind on the television screen. I enjoyed watching his lectures. Not wanting to miss a word he said, I sat right in front of the TV screen. I was able to sit with my legs crossed in the lotus position that first day. That's how I became a Falun Gong practitioner. In the evening of the last day of the lecture series, I saw a golden Buddha putting a Falun in my body.
I had not attended school and was illiterate, so I had to listen to other practitioners read Zhuan Falun, the guiding book of the practice. How I wished I could read! I got my own copy of Zhuan Falun and followed the pages as other practitioners read. My husband read the book with me so I could learn the characters. He did not become a practitioner, but he wanted to help me. Before I knew it, I was able to read the entire book on my own. The characters in Zhuan Falunoften turned golden yellow when I read.
Despite being in my 50s and completely illiterate, I learned how to read in a short period of time. I can now read all the Falun Dafa literature. All my aches and pains were gone without spending a penny.
Everyone who knew me witnessed Falun Dafa's power, including my entire family.
Overcoming Hard Times
Less than six months after I became a practitioner, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Gong.
The chairwoman of our township women’s association questioned me why I practiced Dafa. “I didn't have money for the hospital fee,” I said, “and I was very sick. All my illnesses were gone after I started practicing Falun Dafa, and I didn't spend a penny.”
As the persecution escalated, officials from our town, police station and village came to talk to me often. They were intimidating. I became more and more scared of everything that was happening around me. However, I told myself that no matter what, I would not give up practicing Falun Gong. I would not lose my precious book, Zhuan Falun.
My husband had witnessed the power of Dafa, so he remained supportive of my cultivation. My daughters-in-law were worried: “The grandchildren will be affected. They’ll have to do hard labor after they grow up.”
I responded: “No, Falun Dafa is the law of the universe. My cultivation will bring a good future to everyone in the family!”
Under Master's protection, I narrowly escaped dangerous situations many times.
A strange feeling overcame me one evening. I took my copy of Zhuan Falun and went out. The police came to my home shortly after I left. They wanted to know where I was. They searched my home, found nothing of interest, and left.
There are still so many people deceived by the CCP. Even though I had to risk getting arrested, I have to do my part to save others. Practitioners in the area and I handed out brochures that explained the truth behind the persecution. My husband sometimes helped us by watching out for the police. I talked to people I met about the persecution and explained to them that quitting the CCP and its youth organizations is the only way for a better future. As my righteous thoughts became stronger, I held less fear.
Entire Family Benefits from Falun Dafa
My family has lived in harmony ever since I began to practice Falun Gong. All my children are happily married. My grandchildren are in college and graduate school.
Dafa and Master have also saved my family members a few times from dangerous situations.
One time, two cars struck my husband when he was riding on his mule cart. Both cars were totaled, and our mule had a large cut on his belly. My husband was untouched. Thinking back, it was a very scary accident. We all know Master was protecting my husband.
Another time, my husband was fixing our electric panel outside. I heard a loud spark and the sound of heavy objects falling to the ground. My heart stopped when I saw the scene. The wooden bench my husband had been standing on was broken in half, and my husband was laying on the ground.
Moments later, my husband got up and said, “The bench broke. I fell on the iron stove first and bounced off onto the floor. I’m sure I would’ve been injured badly without Master's protection.”
My neighbor had a fire in their yard. Neither my husband nor I were at home that night. The fire spread to my property. There was firewood piled both inside and outside my house, but only the three trees in our yard caught fire and burned down. Everything else was untouched. People in our village exclaimed, “Your house would’ve burned to the ground if it weren't for your Master's protection.”
People Around Me Know Falun Gong Is Good
My neighbor, a young man, works as a welder. He agreed to quit the CCP's youth organizations. One of his coworkers fell from a scaffold and died. The young man was so scared that he refused to go to work. I said to himm “Wear this amulet, it has Falun Dafa's words on it. Recite 'Falun Dafa is good’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' often and you will be safe.”
Days later, he fell 20 meters from the scaffolding. He walked away without a scratch. Very thankful for Dafa and Master, his family now accepts all the Falun Gong reading material I bring to them.
Another young man in my village quit the CCP youth organizations and recites the two auspicious phrases. He fell from the third floor when doing repair work on a building. He was also unhurt.
The CCP virus has spread in China and now to the rest of the world. People are worried, but I’m not nervous about it. I tell people I meet the secret for staying well: “Recite 'Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' and quit the CCP.”