(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, in 1996. I was in a dilemma when I took home the Dafa books. I was eager to read them, but I was illiterate. Thus, my daughter taught me how to read. Master also gave me wisdom. In less than a year, I was able to read all the Falun Dafa books myself.
I had lower back pain, headaches, and heartburn. Not long after I started to practice, all the ailments that had plagued me for years disappeared completely. My whole family witnessed the miracle of Dafa.
One miracle happened again in the fall of 1997. While I was watering the horse, it got frightened and ran over me with the cart. My husband was petrified, but I was not hurt. I was moved to tears and thanked Master Li, the founder of Dafa, for protecting me.
This incident quickly spread in our village. Everyone praised Dafa. My family became more supportive of my practice.
Going to Beijing to Appeal for the Right to Practice
I had a copy of Hong Yin with me when I first went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa. I was arrested in Tiananmen Square. While I was waiting to be taken back to my city, the police officers tried to take my book away. Because I resisted, they handcuffed me to a bench.
Back in our local police station, the chief interrogated me. When I insisted that I would continue to cultivate, he slapped me hard, making my ears buzz. He locked me up for 15 days.
My family came with a village cadre to take me home. They were ordered to pay 200 yuan for my release. On the way, the cadre blamed me for causing trouble for my family. I told him that all my ailments were gone because of my practice, and all the crops in the fields except mine fell down in strong winds. That was all because of Dafa. He was dubious but said nothing.
Seeing the slanderous lies on TV all day long, I decided to speak out for Dafa in Beijing a second time. I did the exercises on Jinshui Bridge across from Tiananmen Square and was arrested again. I was given one year in a forced labor camp. Because I refused to “transform,” they made me do hard labor for long hours. They barred me from using the restroom and deprived me of sleep.
With Master’s protection, I survived one year of torture and returned home safely. But the local police frequently harassed me. To avoid further harassment, I moved to another city and found a job. After a while, I decided that I should still go to Beijing to validate the Fa.
On the way to Beijing the third time, I had to change trains in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province and got lost. A little girl helped me. She walked me to the gate, and I arrived in Beijing without a hitch.
I opened my banner in Tiananmen Square and shouted, “Master Li is innocent! Falun Dafa is innocent!” That outcry had been held in my heart for a long time.
I was beaten and taken to the Qianmen Police Station. On the way, I shouted, “Falun Dafa is good!”
Many other practitioners were also detained in this police station. We recited “On Dafa” together. At night, I was taken to a remote location and interrogated. When I refused to answer their questions, the police shocked me with electric batons. I still have scars on my arm today.
I was taken back to my local police station and detained for 17 days before being given two years in Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp.
I told fellow practitioners in the labor camp that we shouldn’t renounce Dafa under any circumstances. I was gagged and beaten in the team captain’s office. They failed to force me to give up Dafa. When they ordered me to submit my “thought report,” I wrote, “I didn’t do anything wrong by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be a good person.”
Because of my strong righteous thoughts, Master helped me. A few days later, the labor camp told my family to come to take me home. I could not believe it was real. Once again, I witnessed the greatness of Master. I thanked compassionate Master from the bottom of my heart.
With Master’s blessing and fellow practitioners’ help, I began to print informational materials about Dafa at home in 2014. I also set up a Fa study group at my home.
Sometimes I delivered Dafa books and Master’s photos to fellow practitioners, rain or shine. I often went hundreds of miles back and forth to deliver the items. To do the three things well, I always remembered Master’s teachings and firmly believed in Master and Dafa. I constantly eliminated my attachments, improved my xinxing, and walked on the path arranged by Master.
Cultivating to Eliminate the Attachment of Fear
I give out truth-clarification materials to people at the village markets. At first, I only handed out a few copies because I was timid. I repeatedly recited one poem in Hong Yin to overcome the fear:
“If you have fear, they will grab youOnce your thought is righteous, evil will collapsePeople practicing cultivation, filled with FaSending righteous thoughts, exploding rotten ghostsGods are in the world, validating Fa”(“What’s There to Fear,” Hong Yin)
I sent forth righteous thoughts more vigorously to eliminate the evil that intimidated me. As my righteous thoughts became stronger, I was less afraid. After that, I brought thousands of pieces of truth-clarification materials to the market.
Two police officers came to my home to harass me, but I was not afraid. I talked to them politely and gave them popcorn. They said that I was kind and asked how old I was. When they heard I was 67, they said I looked like I was in my 50s.
The police wanted to video my room. I told them the facts about Falun Dafa and urged them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). They seemed to be awakened.
Eliminating Sickness Karma in Six Days
While printing truth-clarification materials on January 16, 2022, I suddenly had the chills. I also had pain in my lower back and lower abdomen. I knew it was interference. I negated the old forces and sent righteous thoughts to eradicate them.
All illness symptoms disappeared on January 22. After eliminating the sickness karma in six days, I deeply realized that everything will go well as long as I stay on the right path.
A few days before the 2021 Mid-autumn Festival, fellow practitioners and I went out to clarify the truth to people face-to-face and were arrested. In the detention center, I continued clarifying the truth, and seven people quit the CCP. I was released 12 days later.
On March 4, 2022, our city was locked down due to the pandemic. The pandemic prevention personnel dressed in white were everywhere, watching. It was the day I had to make truth-clarification materials at another location. Protected by Master, I got there and returned home safely without being stopped.
I did not stop saving people because of the lockdown. I distributed materials with information about Falun Gong and the persecution in small communities.
Over the past 20 years, I have been arrested six times and escaped tribulations safely each time due to my firm belief in Master and Dafa. From an uneducated village housewife to a Dafa cultivator, I have grown into someone who can read all the Dafa books and use computers to download information. I also can print informational materials by myself. For most people, that would be unimaginable. Without Dafa, I would not be able to do any of that.
During these years of cultivation, there were joys from overcoming difficulties, as well as regrets. I sincerely thank Master for his boundless compassion and my fellow practitioners for their selfless help. I’m also grateful for my family members’ understanding and support.
With the little time left, I must fulfill my vows and do the three things well. I will practice more diligently and go home with Master.
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