(Minghui.org) I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1998 and would not be alive today without Master’s help and protection. Prior to practicing Dafa, I suffered from tonsillitis for more than 30 years. After I went to the hospital to have them removed, the tonsillitis turned into pharyngitis. I also suffered from back issues for over eight years. After practicing Dafa for about six weeks I recovered from my health problems—I personally experienced the power of Dafa.
Before that, I also had a very bad temper and often beat and cursed at my wife. Things were very tense at home. My wife and I almost divorced. After I started to practice, I followed Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and became a better person. Now, my family lives in harmony.
Over the years, my wife has helped me clarify the truth about Dafa. Every year she puts the three largest and best apples from our harvest in front of Master’s picture. She says that our new home and all our blessings were given by Master. Now, she is also reading Zhuan Falun, the main book of Dafa. My wife and son are both very supportive of my cultivation. When I was writing an experience-sharing article, they used their mobile phones to look up the characters I didn’t know how to write. Before I finished the article, my son said he wanted to write a few things. He wrote at the end, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Master is great!”
Witnessing the Power of Dafa: An Apple Tree Survives
I witnessed the power of Dafa with one of my apple trees. In May 2020, I was working in the field and noticed that an apple tree in the south end of my orchard was dying. From the ground up to over a yard high on the tree, I saw black water coming out of the bark. I squeezed it, and it had a rotten smell. This disease in fruit trees is almost like cancer in humans, and there is basically no treatment for it.
I felt bad because this was the third time this had happened in this same spot. The first time was three years after we planted the tree, the second time occurred four years after we planted it, and this time the tree was seven years old. Each time, the tree died from this same disease. I thought, “Oh well. I’ll take it down in a couple of days. I will give up on this spot and won’t plant here again.”
Then I suddenly remembered what a fellow practitioner told us about her fruit tree in the Fa-study group a few days before. Her fruit tree was dying, and she compassionately hung a sign on it that read, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She then said to the tree, “No matter what, we have a predestined relationship. You should also remember these words; it will be good for your future.” The tree revived within a few days!
I thought I should help my tree the same way. I did just that and told the tree to remember it.
A month later, I remembered the tree and went to see how it was doing. It was amazing! No more black water was draining out of the tree. The shriveled pieces of bark were bulging again, and new tissue was growing under it. I was so excited that I pressed my palms together in the “heishi” gesture of respect to thank Master. I told the tree to thank Master, too. After another month, the tree was doing fine. That fall it produced almost a hundred big apples.
When the apples were ready to be harvested, two men came to pick apples and wanted several boxes of them, so my wife and I helped pack them up. They said, “Your apples are delicious, and you people are very kind and honest.” I was thinking about how to clarify the truth to them when one of them saw the “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” board hanging on the tree and said, “You believe this? There are people where I work who also believe it. They told me that it’s miraculous. But I don’t believe it.”
I told him he had been deceived by the lies broadcast on TV by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I briefly talked about the incidents that happened on April 25 and July 20, 1999, as well as the Tiananmen self-immolation incident. I said that Falun Dafa is a cultivation practice of the Buddha school and is practiced in many countries throughout the world. I also told him the story of my apple tree coming back to life. He said, “If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I would never have believed it! It’s amazing! It’s incredible!” When I asked him if he had joined the CCP or any of its youth organizations, he said he never had.
As they were leaving, I shook their hands and said, “I hope you and your family will be safe and happy! Please remember, ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”’ The two men smiled and gave me a solid handshake. I really felt that Master had helped me save them.
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