(Minghui.org) (Continued from Part 3)

8. An 80-Year-Old Practitioner: “I Can Read Zhuan Falun Now.”

A practitioner in his 80s never went to school and was illiterate. He wished to tell his story.

“My parents died when I was three years old. I was frail and always seemed to be sick. I lived a hard life with my grandfather in a remote village. I could not endure even slight breezes and wore a hat on the hottest summer days. I also suffered from rheumatoid arthritis.” 

“In 1995 I was hit by a car and thrown six meters. A bone in my right wrist stuck out, but it was my only injury. People who witnessed the accident said I was fortunate.”

“I started practicing Falun Dafa in September 1997 when I was 63 years old. I could not read but listened as fellow practitioners read Zhuan Falun.”

“I felt anxious and wished to read the teachings. I carried Zhuan Falun with me wherever I went and asked others to read some for me. I would look at the words in Zhuan Falun when I could not find anyone to read for me.” 

“One night an amazing thing happened. When I took out Zhuan Falun and looked at the words as usual, I was able to read them! I was so excited that I wept tears of joy and I could not sleep. Since that day I’ve been able to read Zhuan Falun.”

Speaking Up for Falun Dafa

“The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) initiated the persecution of Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999. At that time I lived with my daughter who was also a practitioner. A police officer abducted her when she practiced the exercises in a park. Afterward, the police frequently came to our home to harass us.” 

“I did not give up practicing Falun Dafa. I had one thought: ‘Even if my head were chopped off my body would still be meditating.’” 

“My daughter and I went to Beijing to speak up for Falun Dafa in July 2000. Even though she was seven months pregnant plainclothes police seized us. They interrogated us and ransacked my daughter’s home.” 

“When the police took her to a detention center, the authorities refused to accept her as she was pregnant. I told the police, ‘I would have died if I did not practice Falun Dafa. How can I not stand up for it?’ They released me without charges.” 

Hardship Due to the Persecution

“My daughter was arrested when she talked to people about Falun Dafa on January 6, 2002. She was given a two-year term and sent to a forced labor camp. My granddaughter was only 15 months old. I took care of her and brought her with me when I visited my daughter at the labor camp.” 

“When a guard asked me whether I still practiced Falun Dafa, I told him that before I practiced I had illnesses and needed others to take care of me. All my illnesses disappeared after I practiced Falun Dafa.” 

“Pointing to my granddaughter, I said, ‘The child’s mother is incarcerated for practicing Falun Dafa so she cannot take care of her. Who would take care of her if I did not practice Falun Dafa?’ The guard did not say another word.”

“I brought my granddaughter with me when I went to a relative’s house to clarify the truth. After my nephew and his family learned about Falun Dafa, he, his wife and two children wished to read Zhuan Falun. I gave the book to them.” 

“My granddaughter was able to speak when she was two years old. I taught her to recite Master’s poems. She recited them when other practitioners came to see her.” 

“Even though the labor camp extended my daughter’s term ten months, she refused to give up her faith. She was released in October 2004. Seeing her daughter could recite several of Master’s poems, she was moved to tears.” 

“My daughter had only been home for one month when she was seized again for distributing information about Falun Dafa in November 2004. She was sent to a forced labor camp for three years. Her incarceration again had a big impact on me and my granddaughter.” 

“I became depressed and did not know what to do. After fellow practitioners studied the Fa with me and shared experiences, I felt encouraged. My granddaughter was only five years old. I realized it was my responsibility to take care of her well.” 

“My granddaughter started attending school. One night she said she had a stomach ache. I read Zhuan Falun to her and she fell asleep. When she woke up she said her stomachache was gone.” 

“She began reading Zhuan Falun after school. She gave amulets to her classmates and told them to say, ’Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,’ and their grades would improve.”

“While my granddaughter was in school I usually went out to clarify the truth. One day when a fellow practitioner and I went to distribute truth-clarification materials the police grabbed us and took us to a police substation. A female police officer intimidated us and asked us why we practiced Falun Dafa. I sent forth righteous thoughts for two hours. We were later released.” 

“When I gave a flyer to a woman on street, she said, ‘Falun Dafa is very good. I have a predestined relationship to learn Dafa.’” 

“Even though I’m 80 years old, I continue going out to distribute DVDs and clarify the truth with a fellow practitioner. I walk easily and quickly. I know Master Li (Dafa's founder) has extended my life so I can practice Dafa and save people. I will cultivate more diligently and not let Master down.” 

9. 80-Year-old Practitioner: “Falun Dafa Is Extraordinary” 

An 80-year-old practitioner began having several illnesses when he was in his 40s. He suffered a lot from heart disease. Medical treatment could not help him. He frequently asked the Buddha for help. He went to many well-known temples no matter how far away they were. He spent lots of money but nothing helped. As his health continued to deteriorate he developed a hot temper and argued with his family. 

He started practicing Falun Dafa in February 1998. Before long, his illnesses were gone. He became happy and enjoyed a harmonious relationship with his family. He wished to share his story with you. 

Family Members Benefit from My Practicing 

“My granddaughter likes to listen to the others reading the Fa and she followed me to practice the exercises. She climbed on her mother’s bike when she was four years old and fell down. She was not hurt.” 

“I brought her with me to buy some pears. The weight on a vendor’s stand accidentally slid off and landed on my granddaughter’s head. She was not hurt.” 

“My son practiced Falun Dafa before the persecution began but gave up due to the CCP’s brutality—but he supported my practicing. One day in April 2009, he was hit by a truck while riding a bike. He and his bike were dragged over ten meters.” 

“The driver stopped the truck after hearing someone scream. My son was sent to a hospital. Doctors washed the mud off his left leg and found that the muscles below his knee were torn.” 

“During the operation, the doctor cut a few pieces of skin from my son’s thigh and patched them onto his left leg without using any anesthesia. My son had two operations, but no anesthetic was used. My son did not cry out and said he didn’t feel the pain. He said he could hear the surgeon speaking as he operated on him, but he did not feel any pain.”

“My son stayed in the hospital for more than two months. The first day he returned home, he needed crutches to go upstairs. The next day he was able to walk upstairs without the crutches. He recovered well and had no complications.” 

“He said when the truck hit him, he saw Master and that Master saved him. I said, ‘Master is still taking care of you. Please resume practicing and fulfill your prehistoric vow to save people! Don’t let Master down!’” 

Validating Dafa

“When the CCP initiated the persecution in July 1999, I thought, ‘We practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Master teaches us to be better people and I must tell people the truth.’ I went out to distribute fliers at the end of 2001. Some practitioners told me I should prepare to be arrested if I went out to distribute information. I said my life is given by Master and I had no fear.” 

“I went to markets and villages to distribute informational materials about Dafa. I wrote down ‘Falun Dafa is good’ on paper and then made copies. Even though the copies did not look graceful, the words I wrote helped raise awareness.” 

“I went out on New Year’s eve to post information about Falun Dafa on bulletin boards. The postings were not changed during the New Year holiday as people were busy. Many people walked along the street on New Year's and saw the information. I’ve posted information about Falun Dafa in many places in the past few years. Under the care of Master, I returned home safely and was able to be home with my family during the holiday.” 

“I spent a lot of money making copies in a print shop before I bought a copier in January 2006. I bought a multi-function printer for our study group so we could print truth-clarification materials.”

(To be continued)

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