(Minghui.org) I visited a neighbor on the morning of January 15, 1998, and noticed the book Zhuan Falun. The title intrigued me. My neighbor said it was the main text of Falun Dafa and asked if I wanted to read it.
“Yes, I do!” I said.
It took me four days to finish reading Zhuan Falun, and I was very excited afterward. The book helped me understand why people live in this world, why we should be good, and how to assimilate to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I started practicing Falun Dafa and felt that I was the luckiest person in the world; I was unable to express my joy and gratitude to Master Li Hongzhi (Falun Dafa’s founder).
I lost my father when I was 15 and lived with my mother and younger sister. We were poor, so there was no money for me to go to school. I had to work to support my family.
I married my husband, who lived in the same village, in the hope that he could help me take care of my mother and sister. After we married, however, he and I quarreled constantly. He was unwilling to help care of them and even fought with me whenever I did any work for my mother. That made me so angry that I felt very distraught. I even contemplated suicide, but I couldn't bear the thought of leaving my mother, sister, and two children behind. So I had to silently swallow the humiliation and carry on living a hopeless existence.
I had many ailments by the age of 35, such as gastritis, hepatitis, cholecystitis, and tuberculosis. One day, when I was menstruating, I had a fight with my husband, and my period stopped. From then on, my back and stomach often ached, and the doctor said that I had blood stasis. I was tortured by all my health problems and became very thin. There was no money for me to see a doctor.
It was Falun Dafa that completely changed my life. Since I started practicing, I have lived in accordance with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I require myself to be a good person, to look inward when encountering conflicts, to consider others first, and to let go of any grievances. Eventually, I was able to tolerate my husband's bad temper, and my family became harmonious.
I have been practicing Falun Dafa for 23 years now, and I’m in excellent health. It was Master Li who scooped me up from hell and purified my body. He gave me a second life! I cannot express my gratitude sincerely enough. I can only cultivate myself diligently, do the three things well, and help Master to save more people.
I had been cultivating for a little over a year when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Dafa. The overwhelming lies and slander put out by the state-run media had a great impact on practitioners, who were severely tested and persecuted. I was extremely sad and didn't know what to do. I just believed in the goodness of Dafa and Master.
More than 30 people in our village were practicing Falun Dafa, but after the persecution started, they were frightened and stopped. I was the only one who didn’t! It wasn’t until 2010 that I contacted a practitioner in a neighboring village and was able to obtain Master’s new lectures and copies of Minghui Weekly.
After I finished reading them, I passed them on to other practitioners. But a few days later, someone reported this practitioner to the police, and under pressure, he gave them my name.
The police came to arrest me and said that they would take me to a brainwashing center. When my husband saw me being taken away, he was so upset that he wanted a divorce.
I told the officers at the police station that I did the exercises to cure my ailments and to keep fit. Was it wrong to be a good person? Didn’t the constitution speak of freedom of belief? I didn't do anything bad. Why was I arrested? Was I guilty of being a good person?
My sister went to see the head of the village and told him that the police had arrested me. The village head called the police station and told one of the officers, “She’s done nothing wrong. Let her go as soon as possible.”
I was able to go home that afternoon. Afterward, I told myself, “I’m going to continue to practice Dafa. No one can stop me! I'm going to cultivate to the end with Master!”
The village head came to see me in May 2018. He had a document he wanted me to sign. I saw it was a guarantee statement that I would stop doing the exercises. There were also words slandering Dafa and Master on it. I said, “This is a pack of lies. I definitely will not sign it. We are good people and there is nothing wrong with being a good person!”
My husband was so angry that he punched me twice. He then picked up a stool and threw it at me. I put my arm up to protect myself and ended up with a big bruise. The village head witnessed this and said, “If you don't want to sign it, then don't!” He then left.
From then on, my faith just got stronger. I believed in the Fa more and wanted to continue practicing diligently to the end!
When the persecution started, I lost my cultivation environment and was constantly pressured by the authorities and my family. However, I still did the three things that practitioners should do.
I thought to myself: Master saved me and gave me a second life. No matter how hard it is, I must do the three things well. This is the responsibility and mission of a Dafa disciple! “With Master and the Way by my side, what is there to fear?” (“Lecture in Sydney”)
I now use my healthy body, cultivation experiences, and righteous actions to validate Dafa, clarify the truth, and help Master to save people.
Since 2016, I have worked for a business in a neighboring village. I was 65 that year, but I worked as hard as a young man and didn’t feel tired. Whenever my coworkers remarked that I was in good health and not like someone in her 60s, I took the opportunity to clarify the truth to them.
The business owner's family has 50 acres of land. My job was to care for the saplings: planting, grafting, and pruning. I did all kinds of work! The owner saw that I did well, so he kept me on. I worked there for four years. During that time, I told him the truth about Dafa whenever I had the chance.
I was once overpaid 50 yuan on payday. When I realized it, I immediately returned it to him. He said, “No one else would do that. Falun Dafa practitioners are really good people!”
When the owner hurt his lower back and couldn't work, I said, “Quit the CCP and its youth organizations! That is a good way to protect your life and future. Recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,’ and you will be blessed.”
He replied, “If reciting these words can fix my back and sell the saplings, I will quit.”
I said, “The CCP is Marxist and atheistic. Since it came to power, it has smashed temples and demolished churches at every turn to prevent people from believing in gods and Buddhas. How, when you vowed to give your life to the CCP, can the gods and Buddhas protect you?”
“Then help me quit. I believe you!”
His son heard this and asked me to help him quit the Party as well. Both father and son had been CCP members for years. I was so happy for them!
Half a month later, the owner’s back recovered, and all the saplings were sold. That year, he earned hundreds of thousands of yuan and bought a new house. All beings who know the truth about Dafa and withdraw from the Party will be blessed!
My husband had pneumonia and vomited blood. He has since quit the CCP’s organizations and often recites “Falun Dafa is good!” His ailments have now all disappeared.
With the sudden spread of the coronavirus this past year, cities and villages all across China were locked down, making it difficult for practitioners to clarify the truth.
I started to distribute over a hundred Dafa pamphlets each night at 2 a.m. It took me just over an hour each time. I also called my relatives and friends to explain the importance of quitting the Party and told them to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
Thank you, Master, for your compassionate salvation!