(Minghui.org) I was introduced to Falun Dafa 20 years ago when my mother began practicing Dafa. Deep down, I recognized that Dafa is good, but I was preoccupied with my career, preventing me from starting cultivating until now. 

Last year, a few of my younger colleagues passed away after coming down with COVID-19. I was affected by their passing. It suddenly occurred to me that life had little meaning. Going back to our original self is our true goal. I realized that I must cultivate myself. Unfortunately, the pandemic prevented me from visiting my mother.

My mother began practicing Falun Dafa in 1997. She was only 51 years old, but her hands were already severely deformed due to rheumatoid arthritis. The first week she started to practice, her symptoms worsened. She told us that Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) was cleansing her body. It took less than three months for her deformed fingers to return to normal. I was quite shocked when my mother told me that she had recovered from an incurable condition.

Around that time, I moved to a different city to start my first job, and I had no spare time. In the following years, I learned about my mother’s cultivation experiences when I visited my parents. She got her period back, like Master Li Hongzhi talked about in Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. She also shared how a metal bar pierced her foot, a scab formed and she soon recovered. Another time, a policeman slapped her face to force her to stop practicing Falun Dafa, but somehow my mother’s face did not hurt, and instead the policeman’s hand hurt.

All of these amazing incidences made me curious about Falun Dafa. Sometimes I would pick up my mother’s Dafa books and read them. I realized Falun Dafa’s upright teaching is the true dharma [way]. Since my mother regained her health from practicing, my father and I naturally were supportive of her cultivation. The police came to their home to threaten her, but my mother did not yield. In my mind, I knew that as long as my mother stayed on the cultivation path, I did not need to worry about her. My mother often said that her life was given by Dafa. The persecution was not able to shake her belief.

Last December, the COVID virus exploded across China. Every one of the several hundred employees in my company tested positive. Keeping “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” in my heart, I did not get sick. My wish to become a cultivator solidified.

Two days after I made the wish, I met a practitioner on the street. She came up to me to clarify the truth. She gave me reading materials, and showed me how to access the Falun Dafa website. I later realized that Master was helping me. Besides reading the Fa, I am also trying to clarify the truth to those around me and encourage them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organizations.

Although I missed the opportunity to cultivate for the past 20 years and I just became a practitioner not long ago, I am taking this last opportunity seriously during the Fa-rectification period to cultivate diligently and do the three things, just as expected of a genuine cultivator.

I would like to send my greetings to Master and celebrate Falun Dafa Day with practitioners all around the world.