(Minghui.org) A relative introduced Falun Dafa to me in 1997 and changed my life forever. I was 37 then, of poor health and had a bad temper. I often quarreled with my husband. One day, a relative said to me, “Practicing Falun Gong can heal people’s illnesses, help them stay healthy, and change their lives for the better.” I was very happy to be told about the great way and made up my mind to learn Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa). With my relative’s help, I began my cultivation journey. I studied the Fa, and did the energy exercises, so I could continue to improve and return to my original, true self.
Shortly after I became a Falun Dafa practitioner, compassionate Master purified my body. I felt so comfortable and light once I recovered from my illnesses. Most importantly, my temper improved. It appeared that I became new person. My family relationships became harmonious, and I was happy all day long. My life, once full of conflicts, was now filled with joy and hope.
However, Jiang Zemin’s regime launched the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999. My father-in-law was a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the secretary in the village. He wouldn’t let me practice Falun Gong, so I could only practice by myself secretly and sporadically. I did not handle the family pressure well for over 10 years.
In recent years, with the blessing of Master, and the help of fellow practitioners, I finally broke through the idle cultivation state, and went out to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa to people.
I would like to share some amazing experiences that happened to my grandson and myself:
Master Saved My Grandson
One day at noon, three years ago, I watched my three-year-old grandson playing in the street by my house. An adult stepped back quickly without realizing that my grandson was behind him. He knocked the boy down and the back of the toddler’s head hit the crumbling concrete pavement hard. It shocked everyone.
I picked up my grandson, who cried a little and then quieted down, as if he was falling asleep. I cried out of fear after realizing that he'd passed out. Then I remembered to ask for Master’s help to save his life.
I told the whole family to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” After we recited the Dafa phrases for about 10 minutes, my grandson opened his eyes and called for his mother. I had tears in my eyes, thanking Master for saving his life! Everyone there witnessed the miracle of Dafa and Master’s mercy!
Righteous Thoughts: Overcoming Severe Pain
On the second day of the 2022 lunar new year, both of my daughters brought their families to visit me. While I was busy cooking meals, my lower back suddenly hurt so much that I could not stand up straight. I denied the illness condition quickly because it could pose an undesirable image for Falun Dafa to my family members. I recited the mantra of righteous thoughts: “The Fa rectifies the Cosmos; the Evil is completely eliminated,” (“The Two Hand Positions for Sending Righteous Thoughts,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress II) and asked for Master’s help. I tried to endure the pain and straightened up my back slowly.
I lived very close to a fellow practitioner, who had given me her key, as she spent the Chinese New Year holidays with her son in another city. I endured the pain and walked slowly to the fellow practitioner’s house, where I might remain calm and quiet for a while.
I offered incense to Master and asked for Master’s help. I sent forth righteous thoughts for half an hour and studied a lecture in Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, before doing the standing exercises.
When I did the movement “Buddha Maitreya Stretching His Back” in the first exercise, I was afraid to stretch too hard because of the pain in my lower back. A thought came to me that I should stop doing the exercises, given the circumstances. I quickly realized that I should not follow the old forces’ arrangement. I must walk the path Master arranged.
I grit my teeth and continued, stretching hard. I felt pain in the right side of my lower back, but shortly after I could straighten my back and felt less pain. After finishing the first exercise, the pain in my lower back disappeared and I was back to normal.
This first personal experience of the righteous thoughts’ miraculous power reminded me of Master’s poem:
“...When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide”(“The Master-Disciple Bond,” Hong Yin II)
Tears welled up in my eyes, I could not describe my gratitude to Master. I could only say in my heart: “Master, I am sorry to make you worry again! I can only study the Fa conscientiously, cultivate myself well, and save more people to repay you for your mercy and compassion!”
I’m so grateful for Master’s benevolence in saving sentient beings! Thank you, Master!
Thank you, fellow practitioners, for your help!
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