I lost my parents when I was twelve. Since then I lived with my sixteen--year-old sister and nine-year-old brother. I suffered many hardships, and often had to borrow money for food and clothes. After I married, my husband often gambled and did not return home at night. With the burden of supporting my family, I became ill from being overworked. I often felt pain in my chest, and ate only a little porridge for each meal. Then, after tending the fields and doing housework, I was exhausted. As my children grew up and went to school, the family expenses increased. Due to the mental pressure, I became addicted to smoking. The more I smoked, the worse my health became, and I coughed heavily.
In 1997, a sudden serious illness turned my life upside down. Large lumps grew all over my body. I could hardly bear the pain and itching, and could not sleep all night. My face was very swollen. A doctor diagnosed me with leukaemia, and said it was incurable and that medical treatment could only prolong my life for several years. An ordinary farmer like me could not afford the medical fees, so I gave up, and waited to die.
When I was in despair, someone in our village held a Falun Gong exercise teaching class, with no charge. Many students who had benefited from practising urged me to learn. I did not think too much about it at the time. Not only did I have leukaemia and a goiter, but I also had difficulty breathing. Why not try it? I walked into the class on the eighth day of the first lunar month in 1998.
As I knew only a few Chinese characters, initially I only listened to the tape recordings of Master Li's lectures on the Falun Dafa teachings. After I finished listening for the first time, my heart suddenly became bright. From then on I quit smoking, and began following "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," the requirement of Falun Dafa, and constantly tried to be a good person. I stepped onto the road of cultivation practise.
When I started to read the book Zhuan Falun, the core text of Falun Gong teachings, because I knew only a few Chinese characters, I asked other Falun Gong practitioners for help just like a grade school student. I learnt how to look up words in the dictionary. Soon, I learnt all the characters in Zhuan Falun. Whenever I held the book to read, I forgot about all my pain. I quickly learnt the exercise movements and enjoyed practising. I went to the Falun Dafa study site to practise every day. One day, a fellow practitioner asked me: "Where are the two big lumps on your neck?" When I looked, they were gone. I also realised that I could now breathe easily.
This strengthened my confidence in practising and studying the Falun Gong teachings. Letting go of the concern for disease and pain, I went to labour in the fields during the day, and went home to study the Falun Gong teachings and practise the exercises in the evening. Gradually, all the inflamed spots on my body disappeared and I felt no pain or itching. Since practising Falun Gong, I have not needed any medicine, nor have I needed to go to the hospital even once. My leukaemia was gone. It was Master Li and Falun Dafa who saved me from the hands of death.
On the 20th of July in 1999, Jiang Zemin and his regime trampled the constitution, and began to persecute Falun Gong. Like hundreds of thousands of other Falun Gong practitioners, I suffered many tribulations due to the persecution. The village officials forced us to attend meetings from time to time. They said it was illegal to practise Falun Gong, but they could not tell which law it violated; they claimed Falun Gong was not good in certain ways, but actually, all these were fabricated rumours. Sometimes, they even came to my home, and they forcibly took my hand-print.
Falun Dafa has given me a new life. The authorities forbade me to practise or study the teachings in Falun Gong. Do they want me to die? We practise "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," to be good people. What is wrong with this? Kind-hearted people, please think about it rationally! The Chinese Communist Party has invented one political movement after another for all these years. Who is telling the truth? Do not believe the rumours anymore. Listen to the truth about Falun Gong, and do not be deceived any longer by the regimes lies.
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