(Minghui.org) I am almost 80 years old and have practiced Falun Dafa for twenty years. When I was young, I suffered from all kinds of illnesses, but now I am healthy and have the energy of a young man.
A few of my Falun Dafa friends in Cangzhou told me some stories about people who have been blessed by Dafa.
My new house needed to be hooked up to electricity in the spring of 2010. I thought of attaching a wire from my old house. I climbed onto the wall of the old house and held a wire in each hand. Just as I was about to move further, I found that I could not move. I knew that I was being electrocuted and yelled for help.
A young man heard my shouts and ran out of the house. He tried to pull the wires from my hands but could not. I wanted to say something but could not open my mouth. He then tried to move my arms with a bamboo ladder but again failed. My body had become a conductor, and I was standing there like a puppet. I could not hold on for much longer.
Suddenly, I remembered the phrase “Vajra Toppling a Mountain” (name of a movement in the first Falun Dafa exercise). I used all my strength to say it out loud and to push the wires away. However, I was unable to do either.
As I held that thought, I was pushed forward involuntarily and landed on the roof of a neighboring house, which had a flat roof and was covered with linoleum. I was still on my feet. I would have fallen and hit the ground hard had I landed just a little bit off.
I calmed down and looked at my hands. The skin on my thumbs and index fingers was badly burned, and there were many blisters on my palms the size of corn kernels.
I later found out that although I had turned off the power switch, someone else had turned it back on. I would have died if it were not for Master looking out for me.
Eight years have passed since the accident. I often tell people about it. I am forever grateful and hope that more people can receive blessings for believing in Falun Dafa.
My granddaughter Xiaoning is a 14-year-old high-school student. She received the top score in her final math test and won 6th place in the overall assessments. She also gave a speech at the parents' meeting I attended. Many parents were impressed with her academic performance and asked me questions after the meeting.
Although I had a few years of education, my son did not do well at school and was always at the bottom of his class. So, he stopped attending school and worked in the fields. Moreover, my son’s wife was illiterate. After Xiaoning started school, neither of her parents could help her much in daily life or with school work. So, I helped take care of her.
When Xiaoning was very young, she would listen while I read Dafa books. When I did the exercises, she also tried to learn a few movements. When she was old enough, I told her about the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I also showed her stories of people being blessed as a result of their belief in Dafa, as well as how students excelled in their studies by following the Dafa principles in daily life.
Xiaoning has always been a top student in her class without any tutoring. She also helps other students. She is even-tempered and never picky about food or clothes. She always has a smile on her face.
Master said, “With one person practicing, the whole family benefits.” (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)
My son runs a vehicle repair shop in town, and his wife helps when she is not taking care of their child. All is going well, and we have nothing to worry about.
As soon as my son and his family came home for the Chinese New Year one time, my daughter-in-law said, “Dad, our shop has done well this year. Here is 10,000 yuan for you. If we do better, we'll give you even more.”
Holding the money, I felt very emotional: If it had not been for Dafa, I could never have even dreamed of a life like we have now!
I was born into a “landlord's” family. After the communist takeover, one's class status was considered the most important, and I was called a “landlord bastard.” We were robbed of everything by the communist regime, and I was deprived of all opportunities in life–joining the military, going to university, or even doing odd jobs.
Later, although I was no longer labeled a landlord, I remained poor. We lived in a shabby three-room house surrounded by other people's nice brick dwellings. When it rained, the yard would flood and our roof would leak.
In addition to poverty, we worried a lot about our son. When he became sick as a child, we did not have money to take him to the hospital for treatment and just held him in our arms. He survived the ordeal but with stunted height and deformed vertebrae.
When life was at its most miserable and hopeless, I came across Falun Dafa and started to cultivate myself in its principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.
However, just as our life started to turn for the better, the communist regime started to persecute Falun Dafa. I was detained, beaten, and extorted out of money by the authorities.
Even so, I held firm to my belief in Dafa, which has not done anything wrong by teaching its students to be better people.
My son learned how to repair cars and later started his own business. It is amazing for a person with his disability to run a successful business in the fiercely competitive environment.
Two years later, we were able to build a brick house with ten rooms, which sits in a big yard.
It was time for my son to get married, but our rural area had more men than women. Even some handsome young men found it hard to find a partner, let alone my son. Three years ago, my son married a kindhearted woman who is at least 20cm taller than him.
However, she suffered from all kinds of illnesses, including necrosis and osteoporosis. She needed crutches to move about. Before she married my son, she had sought treatment from various hospitals and taken countless types of medication, but nothing worked.
After she married my son, I told her about Falun Dafa and its persecution by the Chinese Communist Party. She was very receptive to what I said and quit the Communist Youth League.
Within half a year, she regained her health and no longer needed medication. She gave birth to a lovely baby girl a year later. She now walks like any healthy person, and the puffiness from taking hormones in the past also disappeared. She is slim and beautiful.
She always has a smile on her face when she comes home. She gives us pocket money and buys us clothes and things to eat and use. The young couple also treats each other with kindness and respect. My wife and I are so happy to have such a wonderful daughter-in-law. Our family has become the envy of many households in our village.
Now that our young daughter has grown up, and many people have come to our house with lavish marriage proposals. She said, “The most important thing is that the person (and his family members) practice Falun Dafa or agree with Dafa’s principles.”