(Minghui.org) I used to suffer from poor health when I was young, and my health worsened after I got married. My immune system was weak and I felt weak all year long. I often had colds. I could hardly take care of myself, much less do farm work or take care of my children. 

I started practicing Falun Dafa in the spring of 1996, and my body has felt light ever since. I shoulder almost all the housework and farm work. Everyone in my family, and even my neighbors, have said that I became a different person after taking up Falun Dafa. They all said Falun Dafa was great and supported my efforts to speak out against the persecution. 

Falun Dafa has given me great health. Though I’m in my seventies, I can shoulder any work and ride my bike as far as I need to. At the start of 2020, I had my period each month for three months, though it was very light. 

After the persecution was launched in July 1999, I went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa. I wanted to tell the authorities that Master has taught us to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and that Falun Dafa is so beneficial. However, I was arrested and sent back to a local detention center in Shandong. Because the center was completely full, a few fellow practitioners and I were imprisoned in an old house. We were forbidden to wash up or do the exercises, and were only allowed to use the bathroom once a day. We tried to do the exercises and were beaten until our front teeth became loose. 

My teeth could have easily fallen out. Another practitioner in her forties was beaten until all of her teeth were loose. She ended up having all of her teeth pulled out after her release. I held onto my strong faith and thought, “Master is taking care of me. My teeth will be restored to normal!” I kept studying the Fa and doing the exercises and my teeth regained their strength. Twenty years have passed. My teeth are as strong as before. I can eat hard foods as much as I wish. Thank you Master for your care. I did so little, but Master has given me so much. This experience made me validate the Fa with even stronger faith!

Ever since Master taught us to send forth righteous thoughts, I have been diligently following Master’s teaching about doing the three things, and telling people about the power of the Fa using my great health as an example. 

My family has endured tremendous pressure over the years. Every time I went out to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa, my children worried about my safety. The local police arrested me once while I was clarifying the truth. The head of the Domestic Security Division took his team to search my home. My daughter-in-law asked him, “Falun Dafa practitioners are good people. How can you arrest them?” He said with a bitter smile, “Yes, they are.” The police didn’t find anything in my home and eventually released me.

I established a truth-clarification material production site in my home, and my son uses his car to help me buy supplies. I try not to bother fellow practitioners. I don’t have a pension, so my son gives me money. I tried to spend all of this money on validating Dafa. I can even help fellow practitioners with their work when they get busy. My son has been blessed for his great heart. He has been promoted several times at work. His son, my grandson, was admitted to his dream university.

I still have a lot to improve regarding my xinxing. For example, an elderly fellow practitioner never picks up truth-clarification materials after I make them. I have to deliver them to him, but he sometimes isn’t home when I go there. I was irritated that he wasted my time. After calming down, I realized that we Falun Dafa practitioners cultivate altruism. I immediately eliminated the complaining mindset, thinking, “It’s not part of me. I don’t want it!” In a fraction of a second, I felt that the field around my body became pure and holy.

Master has given us so much, and endured so much for us! I have truly experienced the power of the great Way of the universe. I have no excuse to slack off. The only way to not let Master and sentient beings down is to do the three things wholeheartedly, look within, and save more sentient beings.

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