(Minghui.org) I am 92 years old this year, and healthy. I live on the 6th floor, but I do not feel tired when climbing up and down the stairs every day. When I climb the stairs from the 1st to the 6th floor, I do not gasp, despite not stopping to rest in between floors. My arms and legs also do not hurt, and I feel light as a feather! Every time when someone asks me about my age, I let the other party guess. They normally say that I look 60 or 70 years old. I tell them that I am already over 90 years old. The other party is usually very surprised and says, “You don’t look like are over 90 years old!”
I then say, “I am a Falun Dafa cultivator. After I started practicing Falun Dafa, I became healthy and cheerful, kind to people, and ready to help others. I am already living with three generations after mine! My great grandson is 16 years old. When my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren see that I’ve become so strong and healthy after cultivating, they support me in my cultivation, and all recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ with a heart full of respect. They have been blessed with good returns! Everyone of them has a successful career and earns well! You should recite ‘Falun Dafa is Good’ so that you will be blessed and have good returns too!” The people smile and nod in agreement.
I have never gone to school, but since I started practicing Falun Dafa, Master gave me wisdom and knowledge, so I can read. I can even memorize the precious Falun Dafa book Zhuan Falun! I can also understand what the book Zhuan Falun is telling us. Every day, I persist in studying the Fa and doing the exercises. Thus, I am immersed in the Buddha light every day! I have never had a job, and my husband passed away when he was rather young, so I live with my youngest son. My youngest son is also a cultivator of Falun Dafa. As he is a national civil servant, his salary is quite high so both of us lead a good quality life!
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Dafa, my youngest son went to Beijing to validate Dafa’s innocence, and was arrested, detained, and taken to forced labor camps. His company stopped paying his salary too. At that time, I was over 70 years old. As there was no income, and I did not want to become a burden to the rest of my children, I looked for a job. I also needed to send money to my youngest son, as he was going on a hunger strike to protest his persecution. As I was quite old, I could only pick bottle caps. This job was quite tiring and my fingers needed to use a lot of strength to do the job. Therefore, only elderly people do such jobs, while younger ones are not willing to do such work. Every day, I worked from dawn until late into the night, but after seven days I had earned only 35 yuan.
I later stopped working and started to make baby clothes with drawings of dragons, phoenixes, flowers, peaches, and so on, using threads of different colors. As it is totally hand embroidered with pictures and words, the baby wear gained many customers. I also made “small tiger shoes” which also sold very well. I am not greedy. I am satisfied as long as the money earned is sufficient for my son and my basic living expenses. I use my remaining time to study the Fa, do the exercises, and go to the police department or police station which detained my son to clarify the truth about Dafa, and ask for his release.
After my son was released from prison, he clarified the truth to his boss, and his boss thus allowed him to return to work. During the over 20 years of persecution of Falun Dafa by the evil CCP, my son kept clarifying the truth to people and persuaded them to quit the CCP organizations. He wanted everyone to be safe from the impending calamity. During the past 20 years, he was arrested by the evil CCP and illegally detained nine times. Every time he was detained, he went on a hunger strike to protest against the persecution and managed to get out of jail, with the last time being in 2011. My son was being secretly and illegally arrested and sentenced, and lost his job.
Through all these years, I became a frequent visitor to the police department. Every time my son was being persecuted, I went to the police department to look for the respective deputy director to ask for my son’s release, clarify the truth, and convince him to release my son unconditionally.
I once went to the police department, and the officer who helped me with my registration asked me what I was there for. I said that I was looking for the deputy director. He said, “Did you make an appointment?” I said, “No.” He therefore did not let me go upstairs. I hid at one side and waited. After a while, many people arrived and told that police officer that they had an appointment with the deputy director. The officer politely let them go upstairs. I thus quickly followed them up the stairs too. When this group of people went into the deputy director’s office, I waited outside the office.
After the group of people completed their business and came out, I knocked on the door, went in, and declared my purpose of coming to see the deputy director. He said, “What is the point of learning Falun Dafa?” I said, “Practicing Falun Dafa can help people eliminate illnesses and gain healthy bodies. Dafa teaches people to become good people and helps improve their moral integrity! Even foreigners are practicing it.” The deputy director said, “That is fine but you cannot distribute brochures, and give out small booklets. Here you give one person, there you give another person and you even ask people to quit the CCP organizations.” I said, “I did not see my son distribute. Even if he did, it is for the good of others! It is helping people understand the truth and learn to distinguish right from wrong.” This deputy director was quite courteous. He called for his men to take me home in a car.
I later went to look for the deputy director many times, but was blocked by the lower-rank officials. Some of them said, “Old lady, what do you have to say? You can tell me and I will help you to pass the message.” I said, “No, how can you help me to relate my matter? How can you explain it clearly?” Some officials were quite arrogant, and said, “Do not come here again. The director does not have time to care about such lowly matters.” I said, “If the director does not care about matters, then why is he still the director? Whoever arrested my son, I will look for the person-in-charge. The county magistrate does not deal with such matters. If they do so, I will go and look for the county magistrate instead.”
No matter if I get to see the director, I will ask for my son’s release. Be it stormy weather or bitter cold winter, that will not stop my determination asking for my son’s release. I firmly believe that my son is doing somethings that is the greatest and most sacred, so it does not matter if I suffer this bit of hardship. As long as the sentient beings can understand the truth and be saved, I will feel happy about it!
Although my son lost his job, we have Master protecting both of us! Although I am already of such an advanced age, I still can cook. Not only did I relieve a lot of burden from my children when I was over 80 years old, I even looked after my great grandchild. Other people complimented me and said that I am old longevity star!
My longevity and health came from Falun Dafa. Thank you great and benevolent Master!
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