(Minghui.org) I am a retired 74-year-old senior preschool teacher. I obtained the Fa before Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), initiated a nationwide campaign of persecution of Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999. I would like to tell everyone about the power of Dafa my family and I experienced.
My body was very weak and I used to suffer from many ailments. I had a heavy workload and suffered from long-term flu. After returning home from work I had to rest before doing household chores. When the interest in qigong arose, many of my coworkers began practicing different types of qigongs. They told me that it would be beneficial for me if I practiced one of them, but I wasn’t interested. A friend of mine later advised me to learn and practice Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong). She said that she became healthier after practicing it. I was not interested since I knew nothing about Falun Dafa.
Soon after, many people in my county and many of my coworkers began learning Falun Dafa. One of my closest friends also recommended Falun Dafa to me. She gave me the book Zhuan Falun. I took it home and started to read it. I found the book to be amazing, and what Master mentioned in the book was something I had never thought or heard about. Moreover, Zhuan Falun tells one why and how to become a better person. I was quite amazed, and I believed what I read. I embarked on a path of cultivation after reading Zhuan Falun in 1995.
Not long after I began to practice Falun Dafa, I came down with many ailments. I ran a fever, had a runny nose, and coughed. My daughter urged me to go to the hospital after seeing how sick I was. I told her I was fine and did not want to go to the hospital since Master was purifying my body. I promised her that if I did not get better in three days, I would head to the hospital. Sure enough, my ailments and signs of discomfort disappeared within three days.
My daughter, husband, and son witnessed the power of Dafa and became practitioners.
My grandson started bleeding profusely from his nose in preschool on December 1, 2013. The school advised his parents to take him to the hospital. The hospital learned that my grandson had a low platelet count, and urged that he be taken to a larger hospital. We went to the nation’s best pediatric hospital for hematology. My grandson was taken to the emergency room upon admission, and the doctors suggested that he might have leukemia. The doctors were getting ready to give a blood and platelet transfusion. On the way to pediatrics, we kept telling our grandson to recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” We also silently recited these Dafa phrases.
I asked for Master’s help when burning incense in front of Master's portrait the next day. I promised Master that I would study the Fa well with my grandson. When I went to the hospital on the third day, I was told that my grandson’s platelets had stabilized, and the platelet levels are increasing each day. My grandson was transferred from the emergency room to a normal ward.
There was another child with the same symptoms as my grandson who passed away in the emergency room.
My husband and I went to the southwestern part of the country to visit our relatives. We clarified the truth each time we returned home and had our relatives quit the CCP and its youth organizations. We gave them amulets and reminded them that they would experience blessings if they recited “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
My hometown is very close to the city of Wenchuan. Since it was harvest season in May farmers were busy working in the fields. My family members were also working in the fields on May 12, 2008, when the earthquake happened! The water in the fields rose to a height of one meter.
When everyone got home after the earthquake my brother found a huge opening in the walls. My sister’s house was sunk halfway into the ground, and the houses on the street where my 70-year-old uncle’s house had collapsed, except for his house.
All of my relatives remained safe during the earthquake. I knew this was because they had all quit the CCP organizations and sincerely believe that Falun Dafa is good.
My younger sister had to have surgery because she was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Her surgery was very successful because she repeated, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She recovered better than others who'd had the same type of surgery. It has been over ten years since then, and she is still working on the farm.
My body was weak and I used to be in poor health. I had rheumatoid arthritis, chronic shoulder pain, Ménière's disease, headaches, seasonal flu, and a weak immune system. I was admitted to the hospital regularly. Master purified my body after I cultivated and I recovered from all my illnesses.
“...your entire body was light.” (Lecture Two, Zhuan Falun)
“You feel as if being pushed while riding a bike, and you are not tired when going upstairs—no matter how many floors there are.” (Lecture Eight, Zhuan Falun)
When Jiang Zemin and his followers began persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in 1999, I started to slack off in studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. I relapsed, and my Ménière's disease came back. My children had to take me to the hospital for an intravenous infusion. My body felt uncomfortable while undergoing the treatment. I told my children, “I am a cultivator, I should not be in the hospital.” I went home after the first treatment of the infusion and began studying the Fa and did the exercises. I recovered not long after.
I ate a piece of barbecue lamb one afternoon in 2019. Shortly after I began to feel some discomfort in my stomach and started to feel pains in the evening. When my husband reminded me to study the Fa, I fought with him and was very angry. My stomach felt worse right after. I was in a lot of pain during the night and started flipping back and forth on my bed. I developed a fever and could not fall asleep.
My daughter began to worry upon seeing my state in the morning. She asked if I wanted to go to the hospital. I told her that I was a cultivator, and I did not have any illnesses. I had a thought in my mind: We are walking on a divine path. A divine being would never seek help from an ordinary person. Whether if one is human or divine, all depends on that one thought. I told myself that if I were an ordinary person, I would go to the hospital. However, I am a divine being, and I needed to believe in Master, believe in the Fa, and overcome all tribulations. I thought: “I am a Dafa disciple and Master is protecting me.” I began listening to Master’s audio lectures and my family members sent forth righteous thoughts. My temperature started to slowly decrease and the stomach pains became less severe. I was able to eat by the afternoon and recovered within three days.
I looked inward and asked myself why it happened. I enlightened to the fact that I had a strong attachment to sentimentality to my grandson. I wasn’t able to balance my priorities of being a cultivator and ordinary matters. I also realized that I had a strong competitive mentality, and held strong grudges against my husband. Master has endured a lot for me and saved my life once again. I am very grateful towards compassionate Master!
My husband became a practitioner soon after I obtained the Fa. He had severe stomach problems in the past and tried different kinds of medicines. After practicing in Falun Dafa, his sicknesses disappeared. He was arrested and taken to a detention center a few years ago. In the detention center, he was found to have a hernia. The doctors told him that his life was in danger, so he was released to undergo surgery. Two months later, my husband was diagnosed with cerebral thrombosis and had to be admitted to the hospital once again. After his surgery, he studied the Fa and did the exercises at home. He did not suffer from the aftereffects of the surgery.
He tripped and fell on his right side one time and felt numb on his right side. My son took him to the hospital, and the doctors found over a dozen blood clots in his brain. The doctors said, “Your husband is in critical condition.” He was unable to move his right side and could not walk by himself. He knew very clearly that this was the old forces’ interference. We studied the Fa and sent righteous thoughts with him. He was determined to stand up and walk and had strong righteous thoughts.
From walking with a pair of crutches to only using one crutch, and to holding onto tables and chairs to walking once again by himself, Master had protected my husband throughout the whole process. He is now self-sufficient and is also able to help out with some household chores. Our great and compassionate Master and Dafa protected him and ensured a speedy recovery.
We live harmoniously in a two-story home with our children and grandchildren. Even the police officers said that it was very rare to see so many people live harmoniously in one household. These are the blessings we have received from cultivating in Falun Dafa.
We are able to help take care of our grandchildren and cook meals for our children. This is because we practice Dafa and have healthy bodies. We abide by the standards of Dafa in becoming better persons. My daughter-in-law also treats us very well and gives us gifts and clothes.
While other people complain about their mothers-in-law, my daughter-in-law says: “My mother-in-law is great! She is very energetic and thinks like a young person. I always go to her for help when I am upset.” All her friends admire her and say, “You are very fortunate to have a mother-in-law like that!”
I was very touched when my daughter-in-law told me this and it made me reflect upon myself. I was bad-tempered before cultivating. However, Falun Dafa made me become a better person and a better mother-in-law.
Our family has experienced many blessings, but I won’t go into details. Every genuine practitioner will experience the power of Falun Dafa. Ever since the start of the persecution, we have been taken to brainwashing centers, I have lost my job, and had my home ransacked, but we all still firmly believe in Dafa and Master. We are walking on the path of validating the Fa and it is Master who has purified us. We are constantly assimilated into Dafa and follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Only by being more diligent can we repay Master!