(Minghui.org) In 2020, my father died. According to the custom in my hometown, he was to be buried with my mother. When we opened my mother’s coffin, we were stunned! It had been nine years since she had passed away, but her face was still as if she were asleep. Her body and clothes didn’t decay at all!

Those who witnessed this scene were shocked and said, “It’s a miracle that the body hasn’t decomposed for nine years!” “It really opened our eyes!”

My mother worked hard all her life and developed all sorts of illnesses. She began practicing Falun Dafa, an ancient spiritual and meditation practice, in 1998. When she was half asleep, she saw a giant red ball landing on her bed; when she did the Dafa exercises, she saw tiny babies playing on her arms.

Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, purified her body shortly after. She once threw up all night, and after that, her stomach problem, heart disease, and brain atrophy were all gone! When she exercised, she often felt a warm current flow down from head to toe.

My mother was illiterate and was distraught that she could not read the Falun Dafa books. But Dafa granted her wisdom, and she was able to learn the Chinese characters quickly. In less than a year, she could read all of Master’s teachings.

She persevered in studying the Fa and exercising daily, and her xinxing (mind nature, or character) improved quickly. She reached tranquility whenever she meditated and often saw Master’s law body meditating. She felt Master was nearby, protecting her and looking over her.

After the persecution began, many fellow practitioners were arrested, their homes were ransacked, and they were sentenced to labor camps and prisons. My mother became afraid and slacked off in her cultivation. Her health then declined, and she passed away in November 2011.

The family proposed that my mother be laid to rest. We transported her body to her hometown. I applied makeup on her and placed her in the coffin. Many friends and relatives came to pay their respects on the day of the funeral. My mother’s face was so peaceful that everyone said she looked as if she had fallen asleep!

Historically, there have been many examples of spiritual cultivators whose bodies have not decayed for thousands of years, such as Monk Shitou and Master Wuji Xiqian in the Tang Dynasty; and Huineng, the Sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism, whose body is still lifelike after his death 1,300 years ago and is still enshrined in Nanhua Temple in Shaoguan, Guangdong. Many cultivators believe this phenomenon to be the result of high-energy matter from other dimensions accumulating in a cultivator’s body as part of their practice.

I took this opportunity to tell people at the burial in 2020 that Falun Dafa is a Way of cultivation that saves sentient beings. I told them to remember that Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.