(Minghui.org) I saw many people doing exercises when I returned to my hometown in early 1995. My third brother and his wife were among them. I asked what kind of practice it was and was told that it was Falun Dafa, a Buddha School practice. When I heard it belonged to the Buddha School, I became interested and wanted to practice it as well. I had been in poor health since my childhood and didn’t see much meaning in life. I hoped that gods and Buddhas would take me to Heaven.

My brother told me, “This practice is superb. The lotus seat of Bodhisattva Guanyin has only one layer. The lotus seat in Master’s photo has a few layers. Generally speaking, the person who has attained the Dao is old-aged while our Master is very young.” This reinforced my determination to practice Falun Dafa. After I started practicing Falun Dafa, I regained my health and became hopeful. Falun Dafa is wonderful!

My second brother and his wife who worked in the city later told me that they attended Master’s lectures in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province. They also told me many amazing stories. I said, “Why didn’t you tell me earlier? You should’ve taken me with you.” Zhengzhou is not far from my place. It was my great regret that I didn’t attend Master’s lectures there.

I became purer after cultivation and was joyful all the time. I wanted to let other people know about this wonderful practice. I followed the assistant to spread the Fa in many places. The local practitioners worked together. No matter the weather or how far, we went wherever and whenever we were told to go. At that time most of the roads were muddy and bumpy. A few times we walked on the muddy road during torrential rains, and we were soaked with rain and sweat. We sometimes had to go to the same place for nine days.

On one occasion I went to a practice site 12 miles away from my home after dinner, four days in a row. One day it was so foggy that we couldn’t see a car until it was very close to us. Teaching the exercise movements was also very challenging. Some people had to be taught many times before they could remember one movement. I patiently taught them until they got it. I didn’t regard it as hard; it was nothing compared to how much Master suffered to save us!

Excruciating Pain and Emaciation

I felt uncomfortable and had a terrible stomachache in September 2007. I was unable to walk straight. My husband forced me to get checked out at a hospital. He didn’t tell me the result of the hospital’s investigation, but someone told me that I had late-stage liver cancer. Hearing this, Master’s Fa came into my mind.

Master said,

“All of the bad things on your mind, the karmic field surrounding your body, and the elements that make your body unhealthy will be cleaned out.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)

I am a practitioner. Master purified my body long ago and it was an illusion. I looked for my omissions and sent forth righteous thoughts. In the coming days I kept reciting Master’s Fa quoted above. Many tests followed, and I dealt with them carefully and let go of my attachments. I faced the situation with a pure heart.

I grew weaker and weaker and quickly became emaciated. The pain increased daily, but I kept studying the Fa, practicing the exercises, and sending forth righteous thoughts with determination. I went to a practitioner’s home every evening and practiced the exercises again with her. Many people came to see me. Some said, “Your illness is genetic. Your mom and two of your brothers died from liver cancer in their 50s.” I was not moved by their words. Family genetics have nothing to do with me. Master is taking care of me. I answered them calmly, “I don’t have illnesses.”

I had excruciating pain a month later. I burned incense in front of Master’s photo to pay my respects and said, “Master, I am sorry I am not smart and have poor enlightenment quality. I haven’t found the reason for my suffering. Master, forgive what I haven’t done well. I will do better and rectify my thoughts going forward.” That night I vomited a lot of dirty, smelly stuff. I knew that Master was cleaning out bad things for me.

The next day, I was very weak and couldn’t stand up. My husband went out to throw away the bad stuff I vomited the previous night. Many people came to see me. I said to them, “I am OK now. I won’t die.” I asked them not to come to see me again.

I decided to go to stay with my second brother and his wife in the city for a few days to study the Fa, practice the exercises, and share with them. I thought they must have good energy fields because they were practitioners. My husband called my eldest sister-in-law and our second son in Wuhan. They came to my second brother’s home. They insisted that I go for a checkup at the hospital. Our son asked me to have an examination at a hospital in Wuhan. He thought a bigger hospital would diagnose me more accurately. I told him that I was OK and didn’t want to waste time and energy with the hospital and that I had no illnesses since I started practicing Falun Dafa; I regarded it as passing a test. I was not moved by sentimentality and they left.

When I came back from the city, several neighbors told me, “When you were away, your husband went around with other women on his motorcycle. There are four women...” I stayed calm, as though I was listening to a story about another person. After experiencing this big test, I enlightened that it was not easy to have a human body and I was so lucky to receive Master’s salvation. Everything else was unimportant.

Soon my third brother came to see me. My husband, my third brother, and I sat around a table. My husband told my brother, “I am busy with my work. She still has to cook and do house chores. She should do something.” I was very weak at that time. He then continued, “Brother, if I have money, I will get married again in the future. If I don’t have money, then I will keep the status quo.” I was sitting right beside him! I thought of Master’s Fa at that moment.

Master said,

“Nowadays people consider emotion really important, yet emotion is one of the most unreliable things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Meeting with Asia-Pacific Students,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. VI)

I thought he sounded pitiful and lost in the maze. I guarded my xinxing and acted as if I didn’t hear anything.

Three more months passed and I completely recovered, which caused a stir in my local area. My cousin started to practice Falun Dafa as a result.

One day I clarified the truth to a man on a bridge. I told him that Dafa has amazing health benefits and told him my experience. An onlooker helped me and said, “She got liver cancer and nearly died. But Falun Dafa helped her recover completely.” The man agreed to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I told the lady that I didn’t know her, but she said that she knew me and heard about my stories.

It took me four months to pass this test of sickness karma. It was pretty easy to tell my story now. But it was hard to go through it just as Master said:

“A hundred kinds of hardships fall at once.”(“Tempering Your Will,” Hong Yin, Translation Version C)

Master helped me walk through this huge hardship. I firmly believed that I didn’t have illness from the very beginning. When I was in unbearable pain, I recited Master’s Fa and kept my heart pure. Someone asked me if I got angry when my husband treated me so terribly. I thought he was an everyday person while I was a Dafa disciple who walks on the path to divinity. My heart was not moved at all during that time.

My Husband Suffers a Stroke

My husband had a stroke in 2013 and could no longer stand steadily. I had to take care of everything in my family. He was incontinent and urinated in the sitting room or at the door. I had to clean it promptly so things didn’t get smelly. I kept him neat and tidy. I sometimes took him out in a wheelchair for a walk. Other times I went to clarify the truth with him sitting on the back of my scooter. Though I was busy, I still made time to study the Fa, practice the exercises, send forth righteous thoughts, and clarify the truth to people.

I did all the family chores, took care of my two sons’ weddings, the births of my grandchildren, and cooked for eight people during Chinese New Year, all by myself. I was sometimes exhausted and felt like I was going to break down. When I complained about my husband, I immediately recited Master’s Fa:

“They are in a state of immense tolerance, of mercy toward all beings, and of being able to understand everything with kindness. To put it in human terms, they're always able to be understanding of others.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)

I told myself that I should listen to Master. I did everything without a grudge.

The man in the unit at the top of the alley where I lived had a stroke. His wife locked him inside the unit and left him there by himself. When my husband passed his unit, he realized that Falun Dafa brought him blessings. If I didn’t practice Falun Dafa, he would have been suffering. He respects Master very much. Our neighbors all know that Falun Dafa is wonderful.

Clarifying the Truth in a Ten Mile Radius

I started to clarify the truth with other practitioners after the persecution started. We did it mostly by walking at first. Then we rented a van. Now we use scooters.

On one occasion I met a man in his forties. He said he no longer believed in gods and Buddhas. His mother believed in Buddhism, but she had arguments with his wife. His wife committed suicide. I told him that one who really believes in Buddha is compassionate and kind to other people. “Your mother believed in Buddhism in the Dharma-ending period, and Buddhism cannot save people now. Your wife committed suicide in a fit of depression. You can’t blame the divine.” Master said:

“When one’s Buddha-nature emerges, it will shake ‘the world of ten directions.’” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)

“If you really believe in Buddha, Buddha will bless you.” He thought my points were very good and accepted the informational materials I gave him and withdrew from the CCP.

One day I came across an elderly man who looked like a CCP cadre. He said that the CCP was very good and gave him a 50 yuan monthly pension. I told him, “At your age, you must have gone through many things. When you were young, you could hardly earn enough to feed your family though you worked very hard all year long. Correct? Where did your money go? The CCP grabbed it. You worked hard all your life and now you only get 50 yuan a month. Don’t you think you’ve lost a lot?” He agreed. I then told him about why the CCP cracked down on the students at Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the staged self-immolation incident at Tiananmen Square to frame Falun Dafa, and how wonderful Falun Dafa is. He said he was a CCP member and agreed to quit.

I once talked to a woman and told her that Falun Dafa teaches people to be good and that it’s spread to over 100 countries and regions. She said, “Nowadays good people suffer and bad people live a free and happy life.”

“You cannot just look at what’s happening before your eyes.” I said to her, “Virtue is most important. Doing good things can accumulate virtue while doing bad things loses virtue. A family flourishes when its members have virtue, and a family suffers hardships when it has minimal virtue. You should see things on a long-term basis. There is an old Chinese saying that reads, ‘The person is not punished because the time hasn’t come yet. When the time is right, the punishment will surely come.’ You see those people like Zhou Yongkang and Bo Xilai who persecuted Falun Dafa. They lost a lot of virtue. They are imprisoned, right? They will go down to Hell in the future.” She said that I talked very well and she felt comfortable. She asked me to help her withdraw from the CCP’s Youth League.

I have clarified the truth to people who live within a ten-mile radius around me. I have been making truth-clarification materials since 2011 and started from scratch. I will listen to Master, cultivate myself well, and save more sentient beings.

One day I saw many beautiful, pure udumbara flowers on a lettuce leaf in my kitchen basket. I invited local practitioners to come to see. Later on, udumbara flowers grew on the cowpeas in my family field. I knew Master was encouraging me. I will cultivate more diligently.

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