Falun Gong is full of miracles. It is the best cultivation practice. These are my feelings after practicing Falun Gong for over a decade. In fact, "Falun Gong is full of miracles" is what people say to me most frequently. Falun Gong has transformed me. This is a fact that all my friends and relatives have witnessed.
I am an older lady in my seventies. Before I started practicing Falun Gong, everyone knew I was tormented by many illnesses. My severe migraines gave me the most pain. I wore a hat all year long except during the summer. I became difficult, hot-tempered, and narrow-minded after many years of illness and pain.
I was completely transformed after I started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. I became free of illness. I used to need a break after every few steps I walked. I would be short of breath and my heart would leap out of chest when I climbed stairs. I can now easily walk 10 miles. The most gentle breeze would give me a headache and a cold in the past, but now I am impervious to even gusty winds, without needing a hat or a head scarf. I have not needed any medical treatment or medicine since I started practicing Falun Gong because I have been perfectly healthy.
Falun Gong is a cultivation practice that cultivates one's mind and body. As I became healthy, I also became cheerful and optimistic. I began to be thoughtful and tolerant of others. I now always try to treat others with peace and compassion.
I have won respect from my grandchildren and affection from my friends and relatives. The wrinkles on my face have diminished, my complexion turned from ashen to fair and rosy, and I am always in a cheerful mood and wear a smile on my face. I am free and happy because of Falun Gong. I feel like the most fortunate person in the world.
Nearly all my friends have asked me, "How do you manage to look younger every day? Tell us your secret!" I told them that it was because I practice Falun Gong. Most of them believe this simple truth and no longer believe the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) hateful propaganda against Falun Gong.
I was almost completely illiterate when I began cultivating. I had had only one year of education in elementary school. When I first started practising Falun Gong, I was envious of those who could study the Falun Gong books, and I felt very anxious about not being able to read.
I didn't give up. I resolved to overcome the obstacles. I learned to read while attending group Fa study. When others read, I listened and memorized the Chinese characters. I wrote down all the characters I didn't know in a notebook and asked my family to teach me those characters. I filled up a large pile of notebooks after several years.
Teacher must have seen my sincerity, because he helped me and bestowed wisdom upon me. I could actually feel myself becoming smarter. I began learning new characters quickly, like a young person. It took about 18 months for me to be able to read many Falun Gong books. I can also read Zhuan Falun in the traditional Chinese version.
One day my husband tested me by picking out many difficult Chinese characters in a book. He was very impressed that I could read all the difficult characters. I have also memorized many of Teacher's articles.
My eyes have turned brighter as I study the Fa. Before I knew it, I no longer needed to wear my reading glasses. My eyesight is as good as when I was young. I can see the small fonts that my grandchildren can see.
One day I was studying a Falun Gong book alone at home when I encountered a character I didn't know. I wanted to write down the character, but I couldn't see it clearly because there were many strokes in the character. I was so anxious that I began to cry. Looking at Teacher's photo, I said, “Teacher, you have told us to cultivate without pursuit. But I cannot see the character clearly to learn it. Please help me.” I immediately saw the character zoomed in many times before my eyes. It was the Chinese character for “cancer.” I immediately wrote down the character. I knew Teacher was showing His compassion and encouragement. I became all the more diligent in my study.
Isn't it a miracle for an illiterate old lady to learn to read dozens of Falun Gong books in a few short years?
My family of over a dozen people has witnessed Falun Gong's grace and miracles through me. Therefore, they are convinced that Falun Gong is good. My children often tease me, “Look at you. You have turned from an illiterate to an intellectual. We mustn't look down on you from now on.” Yet I know very well that it is because of Teacher's grace that I am able to learn so quickly.
I was uneducated and unintelligent. I was terrible at speaking. I have lived in a farming village for many decades. My life was about rearing children, cooking, and working in the paddies. That was my life day after day. I have never travelled far from my village. I blushed with shyness when I met a stranger, and fidgeted in crowded places. I would rather stay home than travel or meet new people.
Since I began practising Falun Gong, I have felt myself becoming intelligent and more confident. I have become better in my speech, and have actually impressed many people. I would like to share several stories about rescuing my daughter to illustrate the power of Falun Gong.
My oldest daughter is also a Falun Gong practitioner. She was repeatedly arrested for clarifying the truth about Falun Gong. I have been steadfast in my faith in Teacher and Falun Gong despite the adversities. I have never stopped practising the Falun Gong exercises for even a day. I have never lost a Falun Gong book to the police. I openly tell people that I practice Falun Gong and that the CCP was wrong to ban Falun Gong.
In an attempt to have my daughter released, my family and I called the local Public Security Bureau, police stations, detention centres, and brainwashing centres. I had many experiences in negotiating with the police, and I was very confident during each and every visit. I thought, “Falun Gong practitioners are the best people in the world. The world should respect us for who we are. Why should we be afraid of the people who persecute Falun Gong? The righteous will always prevail against the evil. The depraved men should fear me.”
One day the bureau head of my daughter's workplace called my husband and me. He told us that our daughter should no longer appeal for justice for Falun Gong. He has called us before and tricked us.
This time I happened to pick up the phone. As soon as I learned who was calling, I told him with dignity, “My daughter tries to be a better person by practising Falun Gong. She has never done anything wrong. You keep sending people to follow and spy on her. What do you want? She has never committed any crime. Yet you fired her from her job. Are you trying to kill her? What good does it do you to bully her? Do some good deeds for a change! You are a parent too. How would you feel if your own daughter was bullied and harassed by depraved people? You are not a young man. Your day of retirement is near. If you continue persecuting good people, you will soon face karmic retribution. There is no bad blood between us. Shame on you for treating us like this!”
The officer fell silent on the other end. Finally I told him, “Don't bother my husband and me about my daughter any longer. You should go talk to her directly.” He immediately said, “We will not talk to her.”
That was all he said. Since then, he has never called us or my daughter again.
One day my daughter was arrested and detained at a police station. I hurried to the station as soon as I heard the news. There were two police officers on duty. One of them was fierce and denied my request to see my daughter. He even pushed me. I told him in a loud voice, “You are total bullies! You are completely unreasonable! You arrest Falun Gong practitioners at will and even bully their families! You have lost your minds!” Then I sat down on the concrete floor, refusing to leave. He immediately fled the scene. The other officer approached me and tried to appease me, “Granny, we have to get approval from our boss before we can let you see your daughter. Our boss will be here soon. We will ask for his approval.” He was truthful. Soon I was able to see my daughter.
One day my daughter was arrested because a fellow Falun Gong practitioner fled the police watch and travelled to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. The police were furious. They chained-up several Falun Gong practitioners, including my daughter, to the iron gate in the backyard of the police station. The police denied them of food and sleep. A relative of my daughter's mother-in-law visited her with food. A police officer scolded her and threw the food on the ground. My daughter had not eaten for a full day.
I was furious when I heard the news. I thought, “What is the difference between these policemen and common thugs? My daughter has not done anything wrong. I will not allow these thugs to bully and torture her.” My youngest daughter and I went to the city's Public Security Bureau that day and went to the chief's office. It happened that the chief, the deputy chief, and the chairman of the Political Committee were all in the office. I was fearless in front of these high-level police officials. I told them in a dignified manner, “I am the mother of XXX. My daughter practices Falun Gong. She has done nothing but good things. Officers from YYY police station arrested her without cause. They hung her up for several days and denied her of food. The police even threw the food sent from a relative onto the ground. They also shouted profanities. Even a prisoner on death row is entitled to food and water, let alone my daughter who has never committed any crime. Why is she denied food? Who has authorized the abuse of people in custody? These police are less than human beings. They bring shame to the Public Security Bureau!”
These high-level police officials looked uncomfortable. One of them said, “Please be calm. They do not work for the Public Security Bureau. They are temporary hires. We will call the local police chief and tell him to provide food right away.” They made a phone call in front of me. That evening my daughter was given dinner.
There are many similar stories. I do not fear the police, because I have Teacher's protection. With righteous thoughts and righteous actions, I faced adversities and the tide turned. The power of Falun Gong is boundless. It is like Teacher has said,
“When disciples have ample righteous thoughts
Master has the power to turn back the tide"
(“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Yin II)
The grace of Falun Gong has extended to my family.
My daughter-in-law was diagnosed with a terminal disease in 2008. The physician told us after surgery that she had only six months to live. Sadness overwhelmed us, but I was relatively calm. I begged Teacher to save her. I didn't want to lose my family during this critical moment. Although my daughter-in-law does not practice Falun Gong, it might give people something to talk about. One day I told her, “Only my teacher Mr. Li Hongzhi can save you. Believe in Falun Gong. Sincerely recite daily, 'Falun Gong is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' and you will be well again.”
Before my daughter-in-law became ill, she was not opposed to Falun Gong, but she did not believe in it either. She decided to believe in Falun Gong this time for the sake of her own life. As soon as she started saying those words, she began to recover. She became increasingly healthy. Soon she checked out of the hospital and astonished her physician and all the patients in the ward.
My oldest daughter and I taught her the Falun Gong exercises soon after she returned home. My daughter-in-law made a speedy recovery. Over two years have now passed. She once had a follow-up exam at the hospital and got a clean bill of health. She has a very healthy complexion, and she is just as healthy as before. It is all because of Teacher's grace. My most stubborn husband now believes in Falun Gong as well. He has a lot of respect for Teacher. He started practising Falun Gong not long ago.
There are too many miracles about Falun Gong to share here. It is not surprising at all because Falun Gong is the most extraordinary science and the true law of the universe. It is only natural that so many miracles have happened because of Falun Gong.
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