A Village Bathed in Dafa’s Buddha Light
(Minghui.org) I live in a small village in the Songnen Plain in Northeast China. Our village has nearly 400 people in 80 households and is surrounded by beautiful hills and lakes. Generation after generation, we make a living by growing corn.
I obtained the Fa around the same time as 70 other people in the village. Each of us strives to be a good person and follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Lost Money Returned
One year, there was a wedding in the village. After the wedding, a practitioner found a red envelope on the street that contained 400 yuan. He thought, “I’m a Falun Dafa practitioner, I shouldn't take anything that I didn't earn. The money must belong to the wedding family, and they must be anxious by now.”
He went to see the family and they said that it was the mother-in-law’s welcome gift to the groom.
Behind the village, there is a cornfield belonging to a neighboring village. Every year, corn was stolen as soon as it began to ripen. At harvest, the owner could only sigh at the sight of the half-empty field.
After learning Falun Dafa, people conducted themselves according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance—they understood that stealing was wrong. Their behavior had a good effect on other villagers, who stopped stealing the corn. The grower was delighted: “Finally, I can harvest my corn. Thank you Falun Dafa.”
Xiu was known to be a confrontational and unreasonable person in our village. She argued with her mother-in-law all the time and even enlisted her brothers and sisters to help her fight, which caused turmoil in the family. In the end, she moved out and vowed to never see her mother-in-law again.
Xiu began practicing Falun Dafa in 1997 and transformed into a different person. She treated her mother-in-law with kindness, began to get along with her, and moved back in to take care of her. She kept Master Li’s (the founder) teachings in her heart and never argued with her mother-in-law again, no matter what.
Later, Xiu’s mother-in-law developed stomach cancer. Xiu looked after her for years without complaining. There is an old saying, “No filial son can be found by the bedside of a parent with a prolonged illness;” but Xiu did what her mother-in-law’s daughter could not do.
For example, when her mother-in-law was in intense discomfort, Xiu made different kinds of food to suit her mother-in-law’s appetite. She made soft flat noodles that her mother-in-law liked but could only eat a little at a time; so she made small amounts for her each time. One day, when the older woman’s daughter came to visit and prepared a meal, the old woman indicated that she preferred the food Xiu made.
The mother-in-law was moved by Xiu’s every word and action. With her last breath, in tears, she told Xiu, “I will become a beast of burden and work hard for you in my next life.” Everyone in the room wept at her words.
Xiu, in tears, said, “Mom, don't think that way. Ask Master Li to help you reincarnate into a human and try to obtain Dafa.” The elderly woman passed away without regret.
Everyone in the village witnessed Xiu’s behavior before and after she became a Dafa practitioner. Some said to each other, “Falun Dafa is remarkable for having nurtured such a good disciple.”
Village Cadre Stops Siding with Chinese Communist Party
In the early days of the persecution, the village head knew Dafa practitioners were all good people. Still, he followed Jiang Zemin’s (former communist party leader) order and persecuted Dafa practitioners for selfish reasons. He was involved in the harassment and arrests every time.
One day, while jumping off a truck, he landed badly and was immediately taken to the hospital. His spleen had been punctured and had to be removed. He almost died during the surgery.
His cousin told him, “Your suffering is retribution. Stop persecuting Falun Dafa from now on.” The village head was convinced and announced he would never persecute Falun Dafa again. Dafa practitioners continued clarifying the truth to him and advised him to quit the three major Communist organizations, which he did. From then on he protected Dafa practitioners, and thus chose a bright future for himself.
Entire Village Quits the Three Communist Organizations
In November 2004, the Epoch Times published the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. The book stripped away the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) facade and helped the world’s people see its true face and evil nature. A mass movement of withdrawals from the CCP followed.
Practitioners visited every household in the village to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa and persuade them to quit the Communist Party, the Youth League, and the Young Pioneers. Almost everyone quit the organizations and accepted Dafa.
We did the same things in our neighboring villages, and gifted people with calendars and couplets every year. People changed from being skeptical and disdainful to being supportive and full of admiration.
A villager greeted us by saying, “I’ve read all the Falun Dafa flyers and pamphlets. Everything is well said, and every word is true.” Some people said, “I admire Falun Dafa. You have great strength.”
One man in our village ran a freight business. His entire family understood the facts and quit the three major communist organizations. Whenever he heard information about the persecution in other parts of the country, he informed Dafa practitioners right away. He was rewarded for his good deeds with a booming business.
'People in this village are really kind'
Every 10 days a neighboring village sets up a big market. It was normal for the vendors to have goods stolen; by contrast, Falun Dafa practitioners always returned the money when they were given too much change. In one particular case, a Dafa practitioner returned the money to a vendor after walking a long ways away. Many vendors said to our fellow villagers, “People in your village are kindhearted. You put our minds at ease.”
Oftentimes, vegetable vendors, snack vendors, and scrap collectors visited our village. I have heard them say, “People in this village are kind, really kind.”
My eldest sister moved back to our village ten years ago. She also often said, “People in this village are kind, really kind!”
My third eldest sister lived in a small town about 19 miles away, and visited us every once in a while. She said our village was quiet, comfortable, and good for her health. She said, “It’s so nice and quiet here. My place is not quiet. Things happen there all the time and I often feel anxious.”
Longevity in Our Village
The rural mortality rate has increased in recent years. People died in nearby villages every month. Ten people died one year in our neighboring village, and more than twenty died in a relatively larger village, but only a couple of people in our village have died in the past five years.
Someone looked at the statistics and according to the population ratio, our village had the highest population of seniors. We had five elderly Dafa practitioners, and other elders liked to chant, “Falun Dafa is Good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good.”
An older woman was often upset at her son and daughter-in-law. A practitioner told her to chant the phrases, “Falun Dafa is Good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good,” and told her she would not only feel better but also become healthier. The older woman complied.
Now in her 80s, she’s so healthy that she can go into the mountains and collect firewood by herself. She rarely gets upset. One day, she told a Dafa practitioner, “I would have been long gone, let alone able to do this work, if I hadn’t chanted those nine true words.”
A 94-year-old retired cadre accepted Falun Dafa and quit the three major Communist organizations. He still has good hearing and vision and can walk more than three miles one-way to go shopping.
These people have all been blessed by the founder of Falun Dafa—Master Li—and became healthy and they have a peaceful and happy life.
Good Harvest After Great Drought
In 2018 we experienced the longest drought in a century. The elders said they had never seen anything like it in their lives. Farmers sowed the seeds in the spring, but there was no rain all summer. They were anxious because the lack of rain would affect their main source of income for the entire year.
However, our village was blessed with three timely rainfalls. During one of them, the village on the other side of the road got no rain at all; and the village behind us only had a small shower, even though the rain fell heavily in our village. People found it hard to believe: “Heaven has eyes; it doesn’t rain across the road.”
During the fall harvest, while other villages typically suffered losses and rarely harvested more than five tons per hectare; our village yielded a minimum of ten tons per hectare, and some even made twelve tons.
The Wealthiest Village
One day, a group of villagers was talking about which village in the area was the richest. One person said that our village was the richest.
The children who used to practice Dafa have all grown up. Even though they stopped practicing Dafa due to pressure from the CCP, they were able to bear hardships and work hard, and very few developed bad habits. They have enough money to buy an apartment and a car, thanks to Master’s blessing.
Yes, our village is the wealthiest. We are not only rich materially, but also spiritually and morally. Because we believe in Dafa, Master has rewarded and blessed us with health and happiness.