(Minghui.org) I am 88 years old and my husband is 95. At our age, we are fortunate that we are happy and healthy.
When I was little, I recall vaguely that I thought I came down from the heavens. This memory has stayed in my mind. So when I went to Shanghai to work, I changed my first name to “Yun,” which means to come down from heaven and penetrate the clouds to the human world.
I was not in good health from a young age, and by the time I was 40, I already had many health problems, including lobar pneumonia, a rapid heartbeat, back pain so acute that I couldn’t bend over, and visceral prolapse. What bothered me most was sinusitis. I always had to carry nose drops and tissues. I was tormented, and a fortuneteller told me that I wouldn’t live long.
I learned traditional Chinese medicine and Tai Chi in order to improve my health. Whenever I heard of any potential medications and ways of exercising, I always gave them a try. But the improvement was minimal.
I went for a walk one morning in 1997, and it felt like there was a Hula Hoop spinning in my belly. I then felt something spinning on top of my nose, which made me feel uplifted and I was no longer congested. I managed to walk to a Falun Dafa practice site, where the words “voluntary teaching” on a banner caught my eye. I always had to pay admission fees for whatever practice I attended before.
I stood there looking at the Falun emblem and Master Li Hongzhi’s pictures demonstrating the exercises, when someone came over and told me about the practice. I pointed at the picture and asked, “It says, ‘Falun spins constantly.’ There was something spinning on my nose. Are they related?”
“That’s because there was something wrong with your nose. The Falun was adjusting it for you,” the person replied.
I was very happy to hear that and thought to myself, “Perhaps this exercise is great.” I wanted to give it a try. After I watched Master Li’s lectures on DVD, I came to understand many things I didn’t know before, and my body was constantly cleansed.
In a dream, Master took my whole liver out. He cut it open, removed the blackened part, sealed it up, and put it back in. The next day when I bent down to pick up something, I could do it easily and didn’t feel my liver being pressed down on. I knew clearly what I saw in the dream was true—Master had healed my liver problem. In addition, my heartbeat returned to normal.
In another dream, Master made me very tiny—I was only about half an inch tall. As I walked back and forth among the alveoli in my lungs, I was pulling out something sticky. I thought that Master was giving me a hint to eliminate my karma through cultivation, so I cautioned myself to cultivate well in order to pass this test. While improving my xinxing and doing the exercises, I felt my lungs return to normal.
I stopped taking all medications and truly experienced the beauty of being illness-free. When I used to have to climb to the fifth floor, I had to take several breaks, but now I can go all the way up without stopping. In the past, I tried to go out as seldom as possible, but that’s even no longer a concern.
When I ran into my neighbors, I always said, “Look! I’m doing great since I started practicing Falun Dafa!” I also went back to my hometown and told my relatives and friends about the positive changes I’d experienced. They were very happy for me. I showed the exercises to those who wanted to learn and told them the importance of studying the Fa.
I once started to read Zhuan Falun and thought, “Other practitioners can see Falun (Law Wheels) while they study the Fa. Why can’t I?” Suddenly, there was a roaring sound inside my head and I saw Falun of all different sizes spinning in the room. It was truly amazing! I was grateful for benevolent Master’s saving grace.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of Falun Dafa in July 1999. Master and Dafa were slandered and defamed on the TV, radio, and in the newspapers day and night. Assistants at exercise sites all over the country were arrested.
I knew I had a responsibility to clarify the truth. No matter where I was, in the brainwashing center or detention center, I always used my personal experience to tell everyone that Falun Dafa is wonderful, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful!
People on the local community committee wanted me to report for “a chat.” A dozen officials were sitting in the room. Some of them looked to be well educated. My understanding was that they wanted to force me to give up my faith.
I sat down, and one of them started talking about cults. I told him calmly, “Falun Dafa is not among the 14 cults officially defined by the Ministry of Public Security. You can go online and check it out for yourself. As to the cult label that Jiang Zemin (former CCP leader) put on Falun Dafa, it’s only his opinion and doesn’t have any legal standing. What’s broadcast on the radio and TV is completely different from what I know about Falun Dafa from my own experience.”
I proceeded to tell them about my cultivation experience. Seeing that I was elderly, in good spirits, and reasonable, they seemed to forget what they were going to say. The meeting organizer wanted to speak up, but I stared at him, while sending forth righteous thoughts, and he suddenly said, “Let’s wrap up the meeting.”
I knew it was Master who eliminated the evil elements behind him. When I left, the person who’d brought up cults said to me, “Let’s have a chat next time.”
After the publication of the Nine Commentaries on Communist Party, quite a few government officials came and spoke to me. I clarified the truth to each one, and a majority of them decided to quit the CCP.
On the sensitive dates, the community committee required me to report to them twice a day. I always went there with a smile on my face. It was as if every visit was an opportunity for me to help them quit the CCP and its youth organizations. Miraculously, people were transferred soon after they quit, and the new ones seemed to be waiting for me to clarify the truth to them. I knew it was Master’s arrangement that brought predestined people to me.
We shared a kitchen with a few neighbors in my apartment building, so everyone knew each other very well. All of them saw the changes in me after I started practicing Dafa and were well aware that the CCP’s media framed and slandered Dafa. So when I asked them to quit the Party, they agreed without hesitation. I knew that Master gave me a healthy body, so I was in a good position to clarify the truth to more people and help Master to save them.
Over 20 years have passed since I started practicing Falun Dafa. Studying the Fa, doing the exercises, sending forth righteous thoughts, and clarifying the truth are my day-to-day routines. As long as I’m out, I take every opportunity to reach out to people and help them quit the Party. I clearly remember what Master said,
“Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in springRighteous thoughts can save the people in this world”(Hong Yin II, translation version A)
Whenever I talk to people about Dafa, they usually agree to quit the Party. Some even told their family members to quit. I felt truly happy for them. Some people, unfortunately, were deeply poisoned by the CCP’s propaganda and ended up swearing at me, but I still spoke to them with compassion and wished them a good future.
Because I practice Dafa, my husband has also benefited. Two years ago, he suddenly started to fall out of his chair, but I managed to catch him in time. His jaw was slack and he was drooling. It took me quite a bit of effort to put him to bed, then I called the doctor.
I knelt in front of Master Li's portrait and asked for his help, “If it’s his time, just let him go. If not, could you please help him get better? If he becomes bedridden, I would have to spend a lot of time taking care of him. I still need to seize the time to save people!”
When I was cooking dinner, I heard my husband telling me that the phone was ringing. I couldn’t believe what I heard. When I looked up, he was standing right by the kitchen entrance. Master saved him! From then on, he showed great respect for Master.
A fortuneteller once said that he wouldn’t live past 90. He’s now 95. Even though I still need to take care of him, I always try to arrange everything well so as not to delay going out to clarify the truth.
I have always had a picture of Master hanging in my home, even at the height of the persecution. Master gave me a new life, so I sincerely believe in Dafa. Even when agents from the 610 Office came to my home, I never shied away and always faced them in an upright manner.
During that time, I cleaned everyone’s garbage from the kitchen and took the garbage bags I saw on the way to the garbage bins across the street. Through this simple gesture, I demonstrated the beauty of Dafa to people. At my age, I never feel that I am an elderly person.
I also kept in mind other senior practitioners and went to visit them from time to time. When I took a bus, the other passengers didn’t have to give up their seats for me. At home, I went up and down the stairs with ease at least a few times a day. People admired me. It often helped them accept my words when I told them about Dafa.
When greeting people making deliveries, I always told them, “Please do not forget to recite ‘Falun Dafa is wonderful, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful!’ to ensure your safety and receive good fortune.”
One time when I was clarifying the truth, the person asked my age. I asked him to take a guess. He thought I was in my 60s. I felt so fortunate to be a practitioner!
As long as we have the Fa within us, we can overcome trials and tribulations. As long as we have faith in Master and Dafa, we can walk our paths well.
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