(Minghui.org) I introduced Falun Dafa to a woman who eventually started to cultivate. Her son used to practice it but stopped due to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution and family pressure. With our help and his mother’s influence, he finally returned to Dafa.
A Fortuitous Encounter
I was out clarifying the truth in my neighborhood when I passed by a group of old ladies who had just finished playing poker. One was complaining that, since she’d had a stroke, there was no point in living anymore. I took out a Dafa amulet, handed it to her, and said, “Ma’am, if you recite ‘Falun Dafa is good,’ it will have an amazing effect on your health. Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa.”
I also gave an amulet to another lady in the group whose face was dark and she looked unhealthy. She took the amulet, looked at it, and asked, “Is this Falun Gong? My son used to practice it. But he was illegally sentenced to a year-and-a-half for practicing Falun Gong and stopped after he was released. I like to listen to Buddha songs. They cheer me up.”
I realized that, if she sought Buddha music, this must be a predestined person. And her son used to practice Faun Dafa! The entire family might be predestined to practice the Fa. I told her, “I have Buddha music. Do you want it?” She said she did.
While we were chatting and walking, an old lady from the neighborhood stopped her and told her to stay away from me since I practiced Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa), which was banned by the government. I waited and asked the lady if she still wanted the music. She said firmly that she did. I was pleased to hear that. It seemed like she had a certain understanding and a positive impression of Dafa and wasn’t easily influenced. I told her, “Since your heart is steadfast, I will bring the music to you tomorrow.”
I discussed it with fellow practitioners and we agreed that I should not only give her the exercise music but also teach her the exercises. So another practitioner and I visited the lady the next day. She greeted us warmly.
We played the Falun Dafa exercise music and the video of Master’s Fa Lectures in Guangzhou. The video fascinated her and it seemed as if she reached tranquility. When she saw Master in the video, she exclaimed, “There are golden lights revolving behind Master. Can you see them?” We told her we could not. We realized she had a very good predestined relationship with Dafa and that her celestial eye was opened after watching Master’s Lecture.
Her son soon returned and saw we were telling his mother about Falun Dafa. He expressed his support and purchased a DVD player online so his mother could watch Master’s Fa Lectures and the exercise demonstration videos. He also told us regretfully, “I was very diligent when I used to practice Falun Gong. I could feel that my gong grew quickly. Unfortunately I was illegally arrested and held in a forced labor camp when my child was only three months old. After I was released, my wife threatened to divorce me. Eventually I had to give up cultivating. But I know how good Dafa is. I fully support my mother’s cultivating it.”
Obtaining the Fa
We watched the video together with her until noon. The other practitioner and I started to send forth the righteous thoughts and told the lady what that was about. She tried to recite the verse “The Fa Rectifies The Cosmos, The Evil Is Completely Eliminated” with us, but she could not pronounce the word “eliminated.” We were surprised. She squeezed her cheeks and said, “My cheeks close up and just won’t let me say it.”
We saw that her face had turned dark, her eyebrows were raised, and her eyes protruded. She didn’t seem to be able to control her mouth. Suddenly, she put her hand on her chin and seemed to be stroking a non-existent beard. In a different voice she said, “Why are you bothering me? I have been cultivating for 500 years and my beard is so long. Where do you want me to go?”
We realized that she was possessed by some spirit. No wonder her face looked strange—not normal—when I first met her. The spirit controlled her and did not let her say the verse to keep from being eliminated. We sent strong righteous thoughts. The other practitioner said to the spirit, “Stop acting. Although you’ve cultivated for 500 years, our master’s little finger would be more than enough to crush you.”
The spirit saw we did not give up and it started to control the lady’s body, making her roll all over and complain about our intervention. We were not moved and continued sending forth righteous thoughts. The other practitioner remained still for over 40 minutes but I felt a chill. I asked Master to help the lady to obtain the Fa and get rid of the interference.
Soon after I asked for Master’s help, the lady stopped rolling and sat up, while still muttering words that we didn't understand. Then it sighed, “Okay. I have someplace to go. I am leaving now.” The lady immediately came to her senses and her face looked normal. She had no idea what had just happened. When we told her, she did not believe us.
We later learned that the lady had been possessed for 31 years and was able to cure illnesses for humans, mules, and horses. In the past she’d found it difficult to control herself while possessed by the spirit, but she gradually got used to it and didn’t even believe that she was possessed. One of her relatives asked her to cure her of an illness the next day. She lit incense and chanted as usual, but the possessing spirit did not show up after quite a while. She had to tell her relative, “I cannot help you anymore. It’s gone. It was eliminated.”
Through this amazing experience, the lady was convinced of the goodness of Dafa. Compassionate Master not only helped her clean up her cultivation environment and eliminate the possessing spirit that was attached to her body for 31 years but also urged her to get up and practice the exercises. She told us that every time she had problems doing the exercises, Master’s Law Body appeared and demonstrated them for her. After her son heard that, he was a little worried due to her previous experience of being possessed. He told her to ask if it was truly Master’s Law Body. The next time it happened, she asked, and the Law Body sat next to her and told her, “Aren’t I sitting right in front of you?”
The lady also shared her tragic past. Her late husband had a bad temper and loved to drink. He beat and verbally abused her whenever he encountered something unpleasant. When he became violent, he tied her up and ordered her not to cry. Years of torture made her contemplate suicide. She tried three times but never succeeded. Even so, she never fought back or said a single bad word to her husband until he passed away. We all felt sorry for her but also realized that it was due to their karmic relationship. She repaid the karmic debt through the suffering and eventually had the blessing of obtaining the Fa.
Her illnesses all disappeared after obtaining the Fa. The medicine she’d been taking tasted awful to her. She has a very fulfilling life and studies the Fa all the time even when doing farm work. Her relatives and friends also gradually understood the truth about Falun Dafa through her.
Son Returns to Cultivation
Although the lady started to cultivate, her son did not because his wife opposed it. Once we went to the lady’s home to share cultivation experiences with her. Her daughter-in-law cooked lunch for us but we accidentally forgot about it because we were busy sharing experiences. Her daughter-in-law felt neglected and left.
When we realized what had happened, the other practitioner visited the daughter-in-law to apologize and seek her forgiveness. The practitioner discovered that the daughter-in-law also knew Falun Dafa was good, but she was afraid that her family would break up again if her husband resumed cultivation, remembering how the CCP had persecuted and held him before. That made her against her mother-in-law’s practicing Dafa and us sharing experiences with her mother-in-law.
Not long after that, the son and daughter-in-law moved out of the neighborhood. We all felt sorry for her son and hoped this former practitioner would come back to Dafa one day.
Unexpectedly, the son and daughter-in-law came to visit me later. I was not home, but they didn’t want to waste the trip and decided to visit the other practitioner. My son and grandson were at home but my son did not know where the fellow practitioner lived. Surprisingly, my six-year-old grandson helped the adults and found the practitioner’s home, although he’d only been there once.
The couple told her why they wanted to visit her. It turned out that the son had been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. The daughter-in-law had witnessed the changes in her mother-in-law and heard practitioners tell her how great Dafa was. She realized it could heal illnesses and decided to let her husband return to cultivation. She’d even come with him to visit the practitioner.
The practitioner was very surprised but realized that this was Master’s compassion. Master used this way to remove the resistance preventing him from cultivating Dafa. The practitioner shared more stories of how people had benefited from Dafa and encouraged the former practitioner to truly cherish Master’s compassion and not miss this predestined relationship to cultivate in Falun Dafa.
What happened to the mother and son was a manifestation of Dafa’s boundless power and Master’s infinite grace. Although it happened a few years ago, every time I think of it, I am still impressed and deeply touched. I hope this true story can inspire fellow practitioners to firmly believe in Master and the Fa and advance diligently in their cultivation.
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