(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa was introduced to the public by Master Li Hongzhi in 1992. Since then, there have been many miracles that happened to those who practice. Many people who suffered from illnesses, some life-threatening, regained good health and extended their lives through practicing Falun Dafa. I would like to share a few such stories of three elderly practitioners I know. 

The Story of Ping’s Mother-in-law

Ping is a Falun Dafa practitioner who took up the practice in 1998. Soon after she started practicing Falun Dafa, her postpartum syndrome and all the various sequelae she had suffered after giving birth disappeared. She was so impressed with the power of the practice that she encouraged her mother-in-law to take up the practice as well. 

Her mother-in-law used to live in the countryside and was once told by a fortune teller that she would only live to the age of 58. She believed the fortune teller. 

Ping explained to her about the benefits people received from Falun Dafa and encouraged her to give it a try; so, in early 1999 her mother-in-law started reading the book Zhuan Falun.

Ping’s mother-in-law had only attended school for a year or two when she was young, and did not know many of the Chinese characters. Still, she enjoyed reading Zhuan Falun, and whenever she came across characters she couldn’t recognize, she would ask others. As time went on she was able to read through the whole book with no problem. 

Ping also encouraged her mother-in-law to join the morning exercise group in a nearby park. Her mother-in-law’s celestial eye opened a few days after she joined the group exercise. She said that she could see a straight road, as well as three gong columns on top of her head. She also said she saw a big eye in another dimension, just as what was described in the book Zhuan Falun.

Just when things were going so well in her life, the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) started to persecute Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999. Ping’s mother-in-law, who had not practiced Falun Dafa for long, gave up the practice for fear of affecting the future of her children, even though Ping tried hard to persuade her to continue. 

“My mother-in-law had experienced a number of cruel political movements by the CCP. She was just too scared [of the CCP, and their policy of implication] to continue to practice Falun Dafa,” Ping said.

In 2004, Ping’s mother-in-law contracted a lung disease and kept coughing day and night. Ping took her to the best hospital in their city for treatment, but there was no sign of improvement. 

“Mom, it is difficult for us to see you suffer like this,” Ping said to her mother-in-law. “Think about it, how healthy you were when you were practicing Falun Dafa. Dafa can give people good health, and more importantly, it can help people return to their original, true selves through cultivation. Don’t miss this precious opportunity. Master Li [the founder of Falun Dafa] will help you.”

Thanks to Ping’s kind persuasion and reasoning, her mother-in-law agreed to return to practicing Falun Dafa. Ping played Master Li’s lecture recordings for her and helped her send righteous thoughts. Miraculously, her mother-in-law’s lung disease was quickly cured without any further medical treatment. 

When Ping’s mother-in-law reads Zhuan Falun, she often sees that the characters are shining with a golden brilliance. As she studies the book more and more, she has also become healthier and happier in life.

Ping’s mother-in-law had another miraculous experience when she was 80 years old. One day, she started coughing again, and felt dizzy and desperately short of breath. 

“Mom, quickly ask Master to help you!” Ping said to her mother-in-law.

So the elderly lady kept saying, “Master Li Hongzhi, please help me!” Soon, she stopped coughing. Ping helped her mother-in-law to bed and played Master’s Fa lectures for her. She then sat down next to her and sent righteous thoughts for a long time.

A miracle happened again. Ping’s mother-in-law pulled through the tribulation and fully recovered. 

Later, she told Ping that she saw her own main consciousness. It was male, wearing grey clothes. When she was coughing badly, her main consciousness left her body and flew up to the ceiling, but later it came back into her body, and she felt fine afterwards. 

Twenty years have passed since Ping’s mother-in-law took up Falun Dafa practice again in 2004. She is now 85 years old and her grey hair has turned black again. She is in good health and capable of taking care of herself every day.

She often says to her other sons and daughters-in-law who are not practicing Falun Dafa, “I used to be such a sick person and you always had to buy medications for me. Look how healthy I am now. You should see how good Falun Dafa is. It teaches people to be good and kindhearted. Don’t miss out.”

“Mom, you are so healthy at your age; keep studying Zhuan Falun. We all support you,” her children have said.

Obtaining the Fa at the Age of 76

Baihe’s father is 85 this year. He counts himself as being extremely fortunate to obtain the Fa at the senior age of 76. 

After he started listening to the Fa lectures, his thinning grey hair became black again and his skin became fine and rosy. No one believes he is now 85, as he doesn't look a day over 70. 

He suffered a severe heart attack in the winter when he was 76, and was taken straight to the ICU for treatment. Baihe felt sad for her father. 

Then, she thought that she should ask Master Li for help. She understands from practicing Falun Dafa that a human life is precious and one must have had been through multiple rounds of reincarnation to obtain a human body. How precious a human life is, especially now when Dafa had spread widely around the world to save people. “I’m a Dafa practitioner, so my father might also have a deep affinity with Dafa. I must ask Master to help him.”

With this thought, while waiting outside the ICU, Baihe tried to communicate with her father’s main consciousness. She called her father’s name and asked him to recite with her the nine-character mantra, “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” 

She also sent righteous thoughts to encourage her father’s main consciousness to be in control of himself. She hoped that her father could pull through the tribulation and be saved. 

A while later, the doctor allowed her to go into the ICU to see her father, who by then looked like he was dying.

“Dad, only Falun Dafa can save you now,” Baihe said quietly in her father’s ear, “Please ask Master to save you. Please recite in your heart: Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” 

Not long after, a miracle happened. When the doctor came back to check on her father, he said to Baihe, “His life is out of danger now.”

During the subsequent treatment, Baihe was by her father’s side almost the entire time. When her father was awake, they would silently recite, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” 

Later, doctors decided to insert two stents to keep his veins open. During the procedure, doctors found that her father’s veins had become extremely weak and it was difficult to insert the stents. 

At that critical moment, Baihe asked Master for help again, and the stents were successfully placed, and soon after, her father was discharged from the hospital.

He is now 85, and he knows that Falun Dafa saved his life. With the support and encouragement from his daughter and his wife, he started to listen to Master’s Fa lectures regularly in the last couple of years and realized that Falun Dafa is truly a high-level cultivation practice of mind and body. He is grateful to have the opportunity to take the path of cultivation in Dafa and return to his true home at such a senior age.

The Story of Meilian

Meilian is 87 this year. She keeps herself up and still wears dresses in the summertime. And thanks to her diligent cultivation in Dafa, she has few wrinkles and her complexion is healthy. She does not look like she is 87.

Meilian is diligent in Dafa cultivation and has put great effort into truth-clarification over the years. She often clarifies the truth to people on public buses. In order to talk to more people, she would catch a bus, and after she has talked to people on that bus, she would get off and change to the next one to talk to more people, and then do the same again, over and over.

She would always start a conversation in a friendly tone, and when people ask her how old she is, she would boldly say, “I’m 87!” Everyone on the bus was impressed with how great she looks at her age. She would then tell people in a strong voice how Falun Dafa helps people regain health and teaches people to be good by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in their conduct. Witnessing how kind and energetic she is, many people changed their view of Falun Dafa which had been based on the CCP’s negative propaganda. 

Meilian shows people the wonderful and extraordinary goodness of Falun Dafa by presenting a kind and positive image. Her whole family also strongly supports her. Her daughter often says to her, “Mom, I support you to go out to save people. I will pay for your taxi expenses.” Indeed, she often gives Meilian money to help her clarify the truth to people. 

In fact, a few of Meilian’s family members also practice Falun Dafa, and almost all of them have suffered persecution at the hands of the CCP perpetrators. One of them even lost his life not long after he was released from jail. However, their faith in Dafa has always remained firm and unshakable.