(Minghui.org) Thank you, Master, for imparting Falun Dafa to us. I was an illiterate, competitive and illness-ridden country woman. The broad and profound teachings of Falun Dafa changed my life! I’m now literate, healthy and wise. I am very grateful to Master for his compassion and I’m determined to practice diligently.

My Suffering Ends

I’m now 73 years old. I had 14 illnesses before I practiced Falun Dafa. At one point I could not eat for eight days when my liver and stomach problems became serious. When the illnesses hit me, my husband called doctors as late as midnight. My illnesses were not cured and instead became more serious. Finally, a doctor told my husband to let me eat and do whatever I wanted because I wouldn’t live much longer. Even the doctor in the military hospital couldn’t help me.

When my life was coming to an end, I talked to a kind-hearted person who told me about Falun Dafa. I was not convinced. I was deeply misled by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) atheism. It was difficult for me to accept anything spiritual. However, since nothing else helped, I decided to practice Falun Dafa.

Three days after I took up the practice, I was able to get up and walk around. I believe that Master purified my body. I was as happy as a child, but I didn’t know how to express it. I only said, “This practice is marvelous!” My entire family witnessed my changes. We were all happy, but we didn’t know how to thank Master.

This practitioner later bought me a copy of Zhuan Falun. When I opened the book, I saw Master’s photo. When I looked at the words, every word was as big as a kernel of corn. They were golden and sometimes moved. It was miraculous! I realized Falun Dafa was not just an ordinary qigong. I decided to memorize the words and practice the exercises seriously.

Encouraged by my husband and children, I practiced diligently and I felt energetic. I asked them for help looking up unfamiliar words in Zhuan Falun in the dictionary. One day I told my family that I knew how to look up words in the dictionary. When they didn’t believe it. I showed them. They were shocked. My daughter was exhilarated, hugged me and exclaimed, “Mom! You are amazing!”

I practiced the exercises and read the Fa diligently every day. All my illnesses were gone in less than two months. I became healthy after being ill for 18 years.

I threw away all the medicines, and I haven’t taken any medications or had any injections for 25 years.

I know from the Fa that illnesses are caused by our doing bad things or by bullying others in past lifetimes. I now live according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and I’m a good person wherever I am. Falun Dafa has fundamentally changed me and given me a healthy body and shown me the purpose of life: Returning to my original, true self. I got rid of my stubborn habit of pursuing personal interests and fame and not being able to lose out. I’ve become a good person and treat others sincerely. I treat my neighbors as my family members.

I was once illiterate, but now I can read. People often ask me whether I’m a history teacher, or a university graduate. When I clarify the truth about the persecution I can face people who insult me or curse me with smiles. Falun Dafa has changed me completely and I’m now a genuinely good person.

I told my friends and relatives my story. The wife of the CCP Secretary in my village started to practice. Her husband even rented a room for us so we could practice the exercises. Practitioners behave according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and get along with their neighbors. Families have become harmonious. Practitioners delivered the best crops they harvested to the village government ahead of schedule. People in the village saw first-hand that Falun Dafa was good and they all praised Dafa.

I never expected that such a wonderful practice would be lied about and persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The newspapers and TV programs broadcast lies and poisoned people’s minds. The other practitioners and I were monitored by our family members and were not allowed to contact other practitioners. The doctors who knew Falun Dafa cured my illnesses protected themselves and even badmouthed Falun Dafa.

Letting Go of Life and Death

I was not able to eat or sleep after the CCP started persecuting Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999. I wanted to go to Beijing to appeal, but I couldn’t find another practitioner to go with me. I decided to go myself. I left my family a note: “I am going to Beijing. Please don’t feel sad if I don’t come back. You know Master gave me a second life.” The bus to Beijing was stopped by the authorities seven times before we arrived in the capital.

I went to the State Petition Office first and told the officers there how Falun Dafa and Master were framed. They said they would report my case to the higher level authorities and asked me to go back home and wait. I then went to the Procuratorate and the court and told them the facts about Falun Dafa and Master. They all said they would report my case to the higher authorities and asked me to go home. I stayed in Beijing for several days until I ran out of money.

I returned to my hometown and saw two practitioners. Both of them wanted to go to Beijing to validate the Fa. I went back home to get more money. When my family saw me return safely, they supported me even more. So, I went to Beijing again with these two practitioners. This time we went to Tiananmen Square directly. The two practitioners were arrested, but I came home.

Several practitioners in the neighboring village wanted to go to Beijing, so I went with them. Six of us were arrested and detained in our local detention center for two months. The other practitioners didn’t dare to go to Beijing after they were released. I went to Beijing by myself eight times. I was arrested three times. The local authorities monitored me closely and persecuted me severely. I was detained for 120 days in a detention center and was then sent to a brainwashing center.

No matter how the badly I was persecuted, they didn’t achieve their goal. As soon as I was released, I did the things I needed to do and I never stopped for a single day. I went to Beijing 11 times within nearly two years. I was very determined and thought: “I cannot just stay home when Dafa is persecuted. My life would have ended without Dafa. It is my mission to safeguard Dafa, validate Dafa and tell people the truth about the persecution.”

The CCP officials detained me and tried to brainwash me, but it didn’t work. I was sentenced to forced labor camps three times but was released the same day thanks to Master’s protection. I went out and talked to people about the persecution the day after I was released. I was arrested 17 times. No matter how the CCP persecuted me, I didn’t follow its instructions or demands. I know Falun Dafa and Master are great. Falun Dafa is wonderful and righteous. Dafa saved my life.

The CCP sentenced me to four years in prison and tried their best to transform me, but didn’t succeed. I suffered a lot, but I always remembered that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner. I didn’t hate those who persecuted me because I knew they were misled by the CCP’s propaganda. I required myself to behave according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Several chief prison guards were moved by my kind words and deeds.

I refused to do labor work there. The cell chief begged me to work. In order to validate Dafa, I helped those inmates who acknowledged Falun Dafa. As a result, those who didn’t acknowledge Dafa before changed their attitude for the better. When the team leader asked them how I behaved, all of them said that I was very good. Some inmates wept when I was released. I told them, “I should not be here. You should feel happy for me.”

The local authorities planned to send me to a brainwashing center after I was released from prison. I asked Master to help me get home so I could do what I was supposed to do. My daughter went to the local 610 Office and got a statement from them. When she picked me up, the leader in the prison thought my daughter was an officer from the 610 Office and told her, “This elderly woman is very kind. The only problem with her is that she cannot be transformed.”

My daughter was very thankful to Master for getting me home so smoothly.

After I came home, I wrote letters to the prison warden, the team leader, and the political instructor in the prison to clarify the truth to them. I later heard that they praised me after they read the letters and said that although I was not transformed, I was educated and even wrote to them. I think they finally realized that Falun Dafa practitioners are the best people in the world.

Falun Dafa Opens Up My Wisdom

In order to save those people who have been misled by the CCP’s lies, I clarify the truth to people. I’ve come across all sorts of people such as officers from the legal departments, policemen, university students, doctors, and elderly CCP officials who were deeply misled by the lies. I clarified the truth to them from different angles with wisdom I gained from Dafa and shattered the CCP’s lies.

They liked to listen to me and asked if I was a history teacher or a university graduate. I told them that I didn’t have any formal education and was illiterate before I practiced Falun Dafa. People were amazed when I told them my story and how Falun Dafa gave me a new life. Now I can recite Zhuan Falun and Master’s articles.

Falun Dafa has changed me and my family. At the beginning of the persecution, they were misled by the CCP’s lies and no longer believed in Falun Dafa, but I clarified the truth to them repeatedly. They saw the changes in me and the miraculous things that happened to me. They believed in Falun Dafa once again and supported me. They are blessed as well.

After my granddaughter was admitted to a high school, her parents worried whether she would get into a good university and find a good job after she graduated. I told my granddaughter, “Please recite ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ in your heart repeatedly. You will be accepted by your ideal university.” She was accepted by the medical university she hoped to attend. Every time she came home from the university, she bought the best fruit and put it in front of Master’s photo. My daughter and her husband both support my cultivation. They are healthy and happy. They know they are blessed by Falun Dafa and are thankful to our compassionate Master.

I sincerely hope that people will learn the truth, withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations, and choose a bright future for themselves at this critical and historical moment!