An Elderly Practitioner Who Has Cultivated Diligently for Ten Years

In our area there is an elderly practitioner in her seventies, whom we call "Grandma," who has practiced Falun Dafa for ten years. Though Grandma was illiterate at first, when she first started to learn the Fa (law or principles, the teachings in Falun Gong), she would go to the practice site to listen and have her husband help her read at night. Even if her husband were asleep, she would wake him up if she came to a word she didn't know. This would go on very late into the night. Sometimes her husband would become annoyed and say, "How dumb can you be? I've taught you this so many times already." Grandma would smile and say, "My memory may not be good, but Falun Dafa is, so I really want to learn this." In this manner, Grandma quickly learned to read the Falun Gong book Zhuan Falun fluently, and now she can also read Master's lectures and new articles.

The first regional Falun Dafa experience sharing conference was held in 1999. Grandma didn't know how to ride a bicycle, but she still wanted to attend. So before dawn, in order to be there on time, she started to walk towards the conference site, which was nine miles from her home. Walking in the dark, she accidentally fell into a ditch but was unharmed. After she started cultivation practice, no matter where experience sharing conferences or other Fa-promoting activities were held, she was never one to be left behind.

After Falun Gong began to be persecuted on July 20th, 1999, Grandma took the initiative to deliver materials containing the true facts about Falun Gong and the persecution to several villages. Sometimes she posts flyers on her way to those places. In order to save time, she bought a tricycle for this purpose. Grandma and her husband make a very modest living by keeping a dozen or so sheep for wool, yet they often contribute money to make more materials. Every time, they contribute about 100 yuan (Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China). In the spring of 2003, the police arrested Grandma and sent her to a detention center. But Grandma was able to repel the evil. Even though the police beat and starved her, Grandma's righteous thoughts prevailed and the persecution didn't get to her. Within three days, she had left the detention center.

Grandma's face looks very youthful, and she has a good complexion. She can also walk faster than most young people. When others ask her, "How come your complexion is so good at your age?" She replies, "Because I practice Falun Gong." Most nights she goes out to put up postaining information about Falun Gong. During the Chinese New Year, she asked someone to make a paper cut-out with the words "Falun Dafa is good" in red and green paper as a way of showing the truth. The above are just a few of the many stories about this righteous practitioner.

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