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The first time I learned about Falun Dafa was at a practitioner’s home at the beginning of 2004. I went to visit her and it just so happened that several practitioners were there to study the Fa and do the exercises together. They asked if I wanted to join them. I agreed. I listened to them as they read the Fa and I had a happy feeling that I never had before.
Starting to Practice Falun Dafa
After they finished reading, a practitioner asked me if I wanted to practice Falun Dafa too. I said, “Sure!” Then she gave me the book Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa.
I read Zhuan Falun whenever I had time in the next few days. Strangely, as long as I read the book, I could immediately calm down and be very focused. I told my husband, “When I read the book, I feel like Master was talking to me directly. How does Master know what I am thinking? This book is so great. I want to practice Falun Dafa.”
On the fifth day of the Chinese New Year in 2004, I went to visit my sister. I told her, “I am practicing Falun Dafa. However, I cannot do the exercises because I had muscle atrophy in both legs.” I felt so sad that I started to cry. When my brother-in-law saw me crying, he thought I had a fight with my husband, and tried to comfort me, “What happened? Tell me. It is the New Year, we should be happy.” I told him that I was sad because I couldn’t do the Falun Dafa exercises. He said, “That is no big deal. Try it slowly.”
Five days later, a practitioner came to my home and invited me to join their group exercises. I agreed but I was very nervous. I was really eager to join them, but I was also afraid that I might affect them because of my situation. At that time, my leg muscles were atrophied and I couldn’t stand for more than three minutes.
Anyway, I went to join the group exercise. I was so nervous that I fell at the door. When the fellow practitioner came to help me, I insisted on standing up on my own.
When the exercise music started, I was still worrying, “How can I finish the one hour long exercise?” Suddenly I felt a warm current coming down from the top of my head. I instinctively rubbed my face. Then I felt my legs were rooted into the ground, strong and steady. I stood stably and felt comfortable. Without knowing what happened, I burst into tears and I tried my best not to cry out.
Amazingly, I finished the one hour exercises by standing on my own. When I sat down on the sofa, I couldn’t stop crying.
At night when I was reading the book Zhuan Falun, I encountered the section “Buddhist Anointment,” then I realized that Master had done anointment for me to purify my body. I told my family how I finished one hour of exercises standing on my own. I couldn’t help but cry again, “It was so amazing!” My husband, daughter and son all listened intently. They all support my practice of Falun Dafa.
Exposing the CCP’s Lies, Urging People to Quit the CCP
At the beginning of my practice, all I knew was that Falun Dafa is great. I liked to read the Falun Dafa information materials given by fellow practitioners and I often shared them with vendors in the market.
At the end of November 2004, Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published and ushered in a new era with people quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. Practitioner Mei and I went to the market to distribute copies of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and Falun Dafa information materials at community fairs. We talked to people face to face and urged them to withdraw from the Party. Some agreed to withdraw on the spot, and those who did not quit the CCP right away still said they would read the materials to find out more.
There was a liquor wholesaler at the market. When I gave him a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, he became angry, “You are against the Party! I am one of the representatives of local Communist Youth League. The Communist Party is corrupt, but it is getting better.” I was not scared at all, but told him calmly, “Falun Dafa teaches people to be good. The Communist Party will be punished by God for its cruel persecution of Falun Dafa. It is God’s will to destroy the CCP. If you do not want to read it, please give it back to me.” Then he softened his tone, “I will read it,” and he agreed to read it seriously.
Because I was always thinking about clarifying the truth and saving people, Master arranged for people to come to me.
Once I inflated the bicycle tires right before the fair day. However, the tires went flat after I arrived at the market. I knew that nothing is accidental. I looked around and found a bicycle repair store nearby. I wasn’t aware of the existence of the store, even though I had gone to the market many times. I went to borrow the pump. After I was done, I talked to the store owner about Falun Dafa and he quit the CCP on the spot. I left him some materials and a copy of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, he gave these to his friends inside his store and told them to read it too.
Another time when I had a haircut, I told the hair stylist about quitting the CCP. She was happy to quit it with a nickname. At the same time I gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun, because she wanted to readit. The next time when I went to her salon, she told me, “After I finished reading Zhuan Falun, I’d pause whenever I felt the urge to curse because I do not want to lose my virtue.” She also helped her daughter and two workers at her salon quit the CCP. I gave each of them an amulet and a copy of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and told them to read it and share it with their family members.
Another time I was told that some workers were paving the road under the highway bridge. I went there with Mei with copies of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. After talking to them, all those who joined the CCP withdrew from it. One of them even spoke out loudly, “Falun Dafa is good!” After we finished talking, their work was done and moved to another place. It was as if they were waiting for us to talk to them.
One day Mei suggested that I talk to my sister-in-law, wife of my husband’s brother, and her family about Dafa. I replied, “No, I won’t go. She has wronged me before!” Before I took up Falun Dafa, I did not get along with my sister-in-law, and we didn’t even talk to each other. But I am a Falun Dafa practitioner now and I should hold myself to a higher standard. As I was thinking about this, I could not sleep at night.
“for you are not ordinary people and you seek to transcend their state of being. You have to hold yourself to high standards, not those of ordinary people. So you have to achieve what I described.” (“Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. X)
I realized that as a Dafa practitioner, my mission is to save people. How can I ignore my sister-in-law and her family? We practitioners have no enemies, let alone my sister-in-law, who was not my enemy at all.
My sister-in-law’s daughter just gave birth to a baby. I bought a set of baby clothes and went to her home. She warmly welcomed me with fruits. I tried to persuade her to quit the CCP. She didn’t agree for the first time.
Later I passed by her home and went in to talk to her. Once again, I explained to her how important it was to quit the CCP, and gave her and my brother-in-law more materials to read. My brother-in-law laughed, “The preacher is here again. This time we will all quit.” Then he gave a nickname for his wife and himself and wrote down on paper. My sister-in-law told me that she did believe in the divine and that one would be punished for assisting the communist regime in doing evil.
Running Truth-clarification Material Production Site
In the summer of 2006, a fellow practitioner suggested I set up a truth-clarification material production site at my home. Since my family members are supportive of my practice, I immediately agreed.
At the end of 2007, fellow practitioners providing technology support brought a computer and printer to my home. So my job was to produce truth-clarification materials for local practitioners and submit name lists of people who have quit the CCP. I took it as fulfilling my oath. I don’t work and I have plenty of time. In addition, my family is supportive of my practice. I feel my husband is the kind of person who is already in the Dao without cultivating the Dao.
“The cultivating and clarifying of the truth that mainland China students are doing amidst ordeals and terrifying pressure, that is something that you decided upon in history and what you wanted at that time. In addition, this was made possible by many predestined elements, so it had to be done this way.” (“2012 International Fa Conference at the U.S. Capital”)
However, the learning process was not easy. I have always desired to read Minghui.org, but I didn’t even know how to use the computer mouse. I asked my son to teach me how to surf the internet, and he lost patience soon because I learned too slowly.
I wrote down every step he told me, but he said, “When you write it down on paper, that means you don’t intend to memorize with your heart.” Sometimes I couldn’t help but pressure him as I am his mother. However, when I calmed down, I realized that my son treated me the same way as I treated him before.
He said, “Mom, when I was little, sometimes there were Chinese characters I didn’t know how to write, and you spanked me!” I believed that this was a good opportunity arranged by Master to eliminate my attachments. As I studied the Fa more and more, I understood more Fa-principles. As a practitioner during the Fa-rectification period, I can save more sentient being only if I cultivate myself better.
At the beginning, my computer and printer didn’t work smoothly and I often had to ask for help. I remembered that Master said in Falun Gong, “Everything has intelligence.” I started to talk to my computer and printer. And it worked!
For example, there was a community fair on Saturday. I went to the market after breakfast, bought some vegetables, clarified the facts to the vegetable vendor and also persuaded her to quit the CCP. Then I rushed back home and started to produce materials for a fellow practitioner who would come to pick it up at noon. The time was very tight, but the printer worked well and I got everything done right before 12 p.m.
However, if my cultivation state was not good, the printer wouldn’t work well. Once I argued with a fellow practitioner and the second day the printer was out of service. I knew it was my problem and I looked inward. But I still didn’t think I did anything wrong, although I admitted I had many attachments.
When I read Master said in “Fa Teaching Given in Manhattan,”
“As gods see it, for a cultivator to be right or wrong in the human world is not important in the least, whereas eliminating the attachments that come from human thinking is important, and it is precisely your managing to eliminate those attachments rooted in your human thinking as you cultivate that counts as important.”
I was relieved and calmed down. Since then whenever the printer had issues, I always tried to correct myself first before fixing the issues. Quite often the printer would resume work normally.
Currently there are four other family material production sites set up in my village, which greatly relieved my work load. I have more free time to go out with fellow practitioners to talk to people about Falun Dafa when the weather is good. My son bought me a special small tricycle so that I could go out at my convenience.
For all these years, browsing Minghui.org and reading experience sharing articles are very essential to my cultivation practice. Whenever I wanted to relax a bit, I felt ashamed when I see Master’s photo on Minghui and my righteous thoughts will emerge again.
Validating Dafa, Eliminating the Attachment to Competitiveness
In 2011, a former practitioner who enlightened along an evil path reported local practitioners to the police. Several practitioners and I were arrested. When I was taken to the local police station, I refused to reveal my name and didn’t sign any documents. I told the police the facts about Falun Dafa, but with a competitive mindset.
I said, “We are simply housewives. Is it worth it for a few police officers to come with loaded guns in the middle of the night? Do you know that you are arresting people who are following the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance?”
Although what I said was right, I said it with a strong competitive attitude and nobody took it to heart.
Later I was taken to a detention center. I was stunned when I saw how horrible the environment was. It couldn’t be a place for us practitioners to stay! Soon I calmed down and started to recite out loud the Fa from my memory. I didn’t care about the surveillance system. I spent all my time on reciting the Fa I could remember, doing the exercises and sending forth righteous thoughts.
The second day, a police officer from my town came to the detention center. From his conversation with the guards, I learned that my computer and printer were safe. I told myself that I must get out of here and I had my mission to fulfill. The police officer told me,“If you have anything to report, write it down and submit it to the detention center.” I knew it was Master who was hinting at me to clarify the truth to people in the detention center.
With a compassionate heart, I wrote on a cardboard box the benefits to my body, mind and family after practicing Falun Dafa; the fact that Falun Dafa had spread to more than 100 countries and regions; the numerous awards Falun Dafa had received and the healing power of Falun Dafa. I showed it to a guard, and the guard said, “How dare you promote it here? You have no way to get out of here.” I said in my mind, “You don’t have the say, and my Master does!”
From that day on, I went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. After every meal, the guard asked my fellow practitioner if I had eaten, and said, “Even if she didn’t eat, you have to bring her the food.”
I continued writing truth-clarifying letters to the guards while I was on hunger strike. One day right after I finished writing, the guard on duty came, “The food is here, why don’t you eat?”
I replied, “I have no appetite.”
“But you need to eat.”
I didn’t reply but gave him the cardboard.
“If you want us to read, you’d better write on paper. The cardboard is hard to read.”
“But I have no paper.”
“Wait, I’ll get some for you.” Then the guard brought me two pieces of copy paper. And I wrote the letter again on the paper and gave it to the guard.
On the fifth day, when I was sending forth righteous thoughts in the morning, I felt someone come. The director and the guard on duty stood in front of me. The director said that it was not good for me to stay indoors all the time and I should go out occasionally to enjoy the sun. I thanked them, but stayed in the cell. That night, the guard brought me a bowl of dumplings. I was not moved.
On the sixth day, the director told me to call my family and ask them to visit me. He said, “This is a privilege for you. No one else is allowed to meet with their family inside the cell.” I knew it was Master who cleansed the evil in other dimensions, and enabled the kindness of the guard to emerge.
In the afternoon, the police officer from my town came again. He tried to persuade me to eat, and told me he wouldn’t leave unless I ate. He told one fellow practitioner to leave the food beside my bed. The director said he would bring me several apples later. I thanked them but still refused to eat. The director then said, “Tomorrow is Sunday. Although I will be off work, I will come and wait for the person from your town to take you out of here.”
The next day, my family came to bring me back home. The police officer from my town also came and insisted on giving me a ride. I returned home in an upright manner after seven days of detention.
Grandson: “I Have Master”
My daughter couldn’t get pregnant for six years after she got married. She sought treatments everywhere, but to no avail.
In June 2015, the wave of filing criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin started. I quickly put together my complaint and asked my daughter to mail it. She went to the post office right away. The next day I confirmed online that the Supreme Court and the Supreme Procuratorate had accepted my mail. My daughter also helped another practitioner with typing her complaint.
A few days later, my daughter suddenly couldn’t eat. Putting any food in her mouth made her want to vomit. I told her to recite the auspicious words, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She followed my suggestion but her situation didn’t get better. A fellow practitioner said that she might have become pregnant. And the doctor confirmed her pregnancy later on. My daughter believed she was blessed.
My grandson is five years old now. He is a smart and adorable boy. When he was three, he memorized many poems from Hong Yin, and he can sing many Dafa songs.
Once I gave him a peach and grapes. He said, “Grandma, I want Master to eat first.” I asked, “Did you ask Master to eat? How?” He pressed his palms together, “Master, please eat the peach. Master, please eat the grapes.”
When the CCP virus broke out in Wuhan, nobody walked on the street. My grandson wanted to go out to ride his small bike but my daughter scared him, “If you go out now, you will be taken away by bad guys.” He pouted and said, “Why don’t you think of that?” “Think of what?” I asked. “I have Master,” he replied.
After the lockdown was lifted, I took my grandson out with two fellow practitioners to tell people about Dafa. I met two middle school students and stopped to talk to them. After I helped the students quit the CCP’s youth organization, my grandson ran to me and said, “Grandma, hurry up, catch up with the other two grandmas. I will be your guide.”
During this summer vacation, my grandson actively joined us in distributing truth-clarification materials to people.
My whole family not only supports my practice, but also knows clearly how evil the CCP is. My husband, my son, my daughter and my son-in-law all filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin. I know that everything has been arranged by Master.
Currently the CCP virus has been spread all over the world, Master said in “Stay Rational,”
“But a pandemic like the current Chinese Communist Virus (or “Wuhan Virus”) comes with a purpose behind it, and it has targets. It is here to weed out members of the Party and those who have sided with it.”
I’ll follow what Master said to save more people in the critical period of time.
Looking back at my 17 years of cultivation practice, every step of my improvement would not have been achieved without Master’s compassionate protection. The only way to repay Master is to become one with Dafa and assist Master in Fa-rectification and save more people.
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