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Elderly Practitioner Improves Her Understanding of the Fa Principles and Her Hunchback Disappears in a Week

Oct. 20, 2023 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner in China

(Minghui.org) I met an 85-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner last year and was surprised to see her appearance. She was in bad shape, and had a hunchback that looked to be about 90 degrees. I thought that should not be the state of a Dafa practitioner.

Sharing cultivation experiences together, she seemed to be doing well in the three things Dafa practitioners should do. For many years, she has persisted in going out to talk to people about Falun Dafa every day. She has entered community and residential buildings and distributed Dafa fliers to the apartments, and she could climb up to the sixth floor needing only a little effort. In general, it would be difficult to complete such a task at her age, but she did. She is extraordinary. However, I did have concerns about her appearance.

I couldn’t help but approach her, “Hi Auntie, would you mind if I ask a question? Don’t you think that your current appearance may affect saving people?”

The elderly practitioner replied, “A few years ago, my husband was seriously ill, and unable to take care of himself. I was his only caregiver and took care of him day and night! The immense work made my back bent.”

I tried to convince her using what Master said,

“As a cultivator, if you assimilate yourself to this characteristic you are one who has attained the Tao—it’s just such a simple principle.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)

I continued, “You have done the three things very well, except when it comes to this issue. It could be that you have a loophole of an ordinary person’s notion, which the old forces have taken advantage of. We can’t acknowledge it, and have to deny it. We need to use our righteous thoughts and the Fa to guide our actions. If you firmly believe in Dafa, I believe you will change.”

The practitioner was very humble and appreciated my comments. She said, “I should look inward. I still haven’t let go of my selfishness. I really must improve from the Fa, fundamentally change the bad notions of ordinary people, and do everything according to the Fa.”

A week later, when the practitioner entered the door, her back had straightened, the bow-shaped waist was gone, and she was taller. She looked just as if she was a completely different person. We were so happy for her.

She shared her experience, saying, “Dafa is amazing! I told myself that I did not want the old forces’ arrangements. The hunchback was just an illusion and I firmly denied it! Everything for Dafa practitioners should be arranged by Master. When I believe in Dafa and Master wholeheartedly, Master makes the decisions for his disciples and helps them eliminate their illness karma. When I did the exercises each day, I could feel Master correcting my body. My lower back straightened daily, and my body gradually returned to normal.”

I met her again three months later when she went out to talk to people about Falun Dafa. Her back was straight, and she walked lightly. She said she could ride a bicycle up and down hills easily.