(Minghui.org) I am 90 years old and started to practice Falun Dafa cultivation 22 years ago. Being in this cultivation environment, I often feel like I have risen from the ashes and have been reborn.
My family witnessed the physical and mental changes in me. Therefore, they know that “Falun Dafa Is good” and support me.
I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997. Shortly after I stepped on the cultivation path I recovered from the illnesses I had suffered for many years, such as intestinal polyps, arthritis, chronic hepatitis, and cholecystitis. Despite consulting many doctors, the pain from the illnesses was constant.
If it weren’t for Falun Dafa and Teacher Li (the founder), I would have died a long time ago.
Two months after I practiced Falun Dafa, my stool was very bloody, but I was not scared. This was a good thing, I told myself, as Teacher was cleansing my body. It happened twice, and I was fine after that.
As I continued to do the exercises, studied the Fa and did the three things as Teacher asks of his practitioners, I no longer suffered from any of my prior illnesses. My neighbors agreed that I didn’t look like a 90-year-old. It felt as if I was reborn.
My family witnessed the changes in me, believes that Falun Dafa is great, and everyone supports my cultivation.
Many of my family members are doctors. Thus, illness is rarely a subject we discuss when we meet. My children and grandchildren rarely get sick or need to be hospitalized. My son is in his 60s, and retired some years ago. When he goes to get a physical, the doctors tell him that he is in perfect health. My daughter is approaching 60, but looks as if she is 40. There are 19 people in my family and everyone is of excellent health, which is not common in today’s China.
I went out to distribute Dafa truth clarification materials in 2002, and was reported to the police. I was arrested, the police ransacked my home, and I was taken to a drug rehabilitation center.
My son was calm about it. He didn’t consider his social status; he just tried to get me released. By the third day, I was released and went home. He didn’t have any complaints about it. He just told me to be careful in the future.
My second son also didn’t complain and they were actually proud of me. When I returned home, my daughter helped me get ready for a bath. Just like her brothers, she didn't complain, and just told me to be careful in the future. Among my children, my daughter is the one who supported me the most.
When people began to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations beginning in 2005, my daughter agreed to quit the Chinese Young Pioneers. I also asked my sons to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, but they didn’t dare. I knew that this was because of their societal status.
Then, I talked to my daughter and she helped me by inviting them, one by one, and I talked to them individually and gave them truth-clarification materials. In the end, she even gave them a pseudo-name to quit the CCP.
My daughter also gave truth-clarification materials to her former classmates and got them to quit the CCP. She came home and gave me a list of names. She told them, “Falun Dafa is great. My mom practices Falun Dafa.” She often reminded me it was time to send righteous thoughts or to study the Fa. She respects practitioners who visit me, and they like her.
Yangyang, my grandchild, went to a university in Beijing. Before he left home, he came to my home and paid his respects to Teacher Li. Although he didn’t practice cultivation, he supports Falun Dafa, and is respectful of Teacher. I have seen that he has benefited a lot from the practice.
After Yangyang graduated from the university, he dated a girl, named Xiaomin, who was very sweet. We all liked her. She was diagnosed with hepatitis B. Because of her illnesses, my son didn’t approve of the marriage. As a result, Yangyang moved out of his home.
I could not change my son’s mind, although everyone recognized the fact that both sides insisted on their points of view. So, I wanted to try another way. Once we had a family gathering, Yangyang brought Xiaomin along.
This was a good opportunity to talk to the girl, “Maybe you heard from Yangyang that I practice Falun Dafa. In the past, I had all kinds of illnesses, but I recovered from all of them after I practiced Dafa. I think only Falun Dafa can help cure your illness.”
Xiaomin listened to me clarifying the truth and asked to borrow Zhuan Falun. Later, with the help of Yangyang, she also quit the CCP.
My son announced that he agreed that Yangyang could marry Xiaomin. Everyone was surprised. Xiaomin didn’t get sick. The two young people got married and during the subsequent four years, she gave birth to two healthy boys.
My granddaughter has been with me from a very young age. After July 1999, I clarified the truth to her. She read the truth-clarification materials and believes that Falun Dafa could save lives. She was one of those who I first helped quit the Party.
She often came to see me, especially before she had an exam, or got ready to study abroad, and paid respects to Teacher Li. After she graduated and found a job, whenever she came, she always expressed her gratitude to Teacher for having a happy life and marriage.
Whenever I clarified the truth to people, my children and grandchildren often told people about my poor health before practicing Falun Dafa. My daughter-in-law often said to her friends and relatives on her mother’s side, “My mother-in-law practices Falun Dafa. She is in excellent health and is almost 90. She can live independently. She hasn’t been sick for the last 20 some years. We no longer need to visit her in a hospital. It’s a blessing. She doesn’t have high blood pressure, heart problems, fractured bones, and so on. You should get your family to practice Falun Dafa too.” This helped me with truth-clarification.
Once my son-in-law said to me, “When my mother comes. I'll ask her to practice Falun Dafa along with you.”
My grandson-in-law was a new member of our family. He was also being influenced by our family and supports Dafa. When I clarified the truth to him, he listened attentively, and quit the Party without hesitating.
Once my daughter-in-law told me she had a stomachache. I suggested that she repeat the words “Falun Dafa is good,” which she did. Soon, the stomachache was gone.
Now, the words “Falun Dafa is good” have been rooted in my family. When my great-grandchild started to speak, the first words she uttered were “Falun Dafa is good!”
There are four generations in my family. The older generations are peaceful and kind, and the younger generations are professionals. Everyone lives in harmony. This year during the Chinese New Year Eve, I said to all of them, “For the past 20 years, Falun Dafa has given our family endless benefits. It is indeed “...with one person practicing, the whole family benefits.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia”)