(Minghui.org) Many older people have lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic that ravaged China in December 2022. However, in our school residential area, none of the people in their 70s and 80s died from COVID. Several people were not affected by the virus at all, and some experienced very mild symptoms.

They have a secret to avoid the pandemic. Due to the continuous truth clarification about Falun Dafa, and distribution of truth-clarification materials by local practitioners, the residents of the school residential subdivision believe in the Falun Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. 

Retired school teacher Mr. Zhang is over 80 years old. He loves to read truth-clarification materials and Dafa books. He has a very positive view of Falun Dafa. After reading “The Ultimate Goal of Communism” he agreed the book was very well written. When he suffered from an intestinal disease he borrowed and read Zhuan Falun and recovered soon from his illness. He displayed no symptoms of COVID-19 during the pandemic.

Ms. Xing is 74 years old and has never gone to school. Her husband used to be the principal of the school. She was sympathetic to the practitioners being persecuted and often spoke up for them when the authorities harassed them. She often recited the two phrases, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance is good.” She was not affected by COVID in any way. She continued to do housework and take care of her vegetable garden every day.

Ms. Zheng is 70 years old this year. She has helped Dafa practitioners many times. When the plague broke out at the end of last year, she herself was not affected. However, her son in Guangdong Province was infected by the COVID-19 virus and went home to live with her. She was not afraid of being infected because she believed in Falun Dafa. She asked the Master of Falun Dafa to help her when she felt unwell.

What is the secret to their safety and health? Reciting and believing in the two phrases: “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

Background: What Is Falun Dafa?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings—which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance—and learned the five exercises have experienced improved health and well-being.