(Minghui.org) I have been practicing Falun Dafa for 22 years, and I am infinitely grateful for Master Li's (Dafa’s founder) compassionate salvation. Looking back on the first half of my life, although I have tasted the ups and downs of life, I felt extremely happy to have obtained this virtuous, high-level Dafa. 

I was born in a poor family in the countryside and am now over 70 years old.

After my father moved to a city with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) troops in the early days, he ignored his wife and children and failed to fulfill his familial obligations. 

My mother had a bad temper and was troubled by family conflicts. So she often beat and scolded us. My siblings grew up with indifference and in poverty.

After growing up, I had to work far away from home. My misfortune continued after getting married. My husband divorced me, left my child and me behind, and married another woman. My fate pushed me into the abyss of despair once again! 

I felt life was impermanent, and I was powerless to struggle. It was during my darkest time that a friend sent me a copy of Zhuan Falun

Because I was deeply poisoned by atheism, I was skeptical about the book. But with my friend's sincere help, I started studying the Fa

Surprisingly, before even I finished reading Zhuan Falun, miracles were constantly displayed in front of me. For example, my home was full of Falun (law wheels), large and small, colored and colorless. 

I was shocked. I realized there was really a god!

Through studying the Fa, I learned that the hardship I endured was for the purpose of obtaining the Fa. It was then that my suffering as an ordinary person ended. 

As written in Master Li's lyrics: “...I came to understand who I amAnd realized I should hasten my steps on the divine path”(“Who am I” in Hong Yin III)

Therefore, I have stuck to my historic vow. Under the guidance and protection of Master and Dafa, I have maintained righteous thoughts and actions and diligently walked the path of returning to the divine.

Righteous Thoughts and Actions

Not long after I started practicing, the CCP’s persecution began. The propaganda that slandered Dafa was overwhelming. I knew there was nothing wrong with my faith, and there was nothing wrong with Falun Dafa. 

So without hesitation, I went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa with other practitioners. We recited Master's scriptures in unison, and I didn't feel pain while being dragged, punched, and kicked by the police. 

With my celestial eye, I saw a large Falun spinning over the place where Dafa disciples were detained. I cried and was grateful for Master's encouragement and protection; this magnificent scene was engraved in my memory!

After returning home from Beijing, I was illegally detained and sent to a detention center. I maintained righteous thoughts while facing the evil and did not cooperate with the demands that I sign a statement to renounce my belief. 

I warned myself: I am upholding the dignity of Dafa and cannot be driven by sentimentality. I kept in mind that I was a Dafa disciple and that I must be a good person according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. 

I clarified the truth and told people around me that Dafa is good and how I have benefited from cultivation. I also told them that there is nothing wrong with being a good person. 

I followed Master's teaching of taking hardship as joy and considering others first. When I saw people in difficulty, I tried my best to help. 

My enthusiasm, sincerity, and patience won everyone's respect, and some called me “Godmother.” Everyone took turns to keep my Dafa books safe for me as well. 

Especially the cell head who initially searched me and found my books. But she allowed me to keep them at my request. She later offered to keep the books for me, which was the safer way. 

I told a woman officer the truth about Dafa, and she understood. She never interfered with my practice and even asked me to help manage the cell, but I refused. 

I later realized that if I were to manage the cell, it would be more convenient to validate Dafa and save sentient beings. A member of the procuratorate visited my cell every day and stayed a long time. 

One day, she suddenly called my name and said: “Every time I saw you sitting there, I wanted to cry.” This was the compassionate and peaceful field carried by Dafa disciples that influenced her; part of her understood the truth and sensed the pure energy being radiated.

When I was sent to the detention center for the second time, I shouted out “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and refused to cooperate with the regulations. 

The woman officer threatened me and called several detainees in the cell to put prisoner's clothing on me and forcibly handcuff me. 

They grabbed my hair and slammed me into a concrete pillar. When they were tired, they kicked me with leather, asked the prisoners to stuff a rag into my mouth, hit me in the eyes, and scratch my face. 

I shouted out “Falun Dafa is good!” while sending forth righteous thoughts, which subdued the wicked people. 

My face was bleeding, but I didn't feel the pain. The officer and prisoners were exhausted. 

Upon seeing that I was still unyielding, the officer was frustrated but had no choice but to let me go back to the cell. She told the cell head: “Let her sleep next to the toilet, give her only a little food, just enough to not let her starve to death.” 

The next day she found that I still refused to give in to her. So she slapped me and kicked me, but she lost her original arrogance. I suddenly noticed that there was a string of Buddhist beads wrapped around her hand, which was injured from abusing me. 

The prisoners who cooperated with her had diarrhea, a fever, and headaches. They, too, suffered retribution.

In the cell, I sent forth righteous thoughts and did the exercises every night. My righteous thoughts and deeds disintegrated the evil factors that manipulated people. 

One day, the officer who abused me apologized and said that Falun Dafa was good and was very confused by the government's approach. I shed tears. 

As Master said:

“The Fa Rectifies the Cosmos

Compassion can harmonize Heaven and Earth, ushering in springRighteous thoughts can save the people in this world” (Hong Yin II, translation version A)

Wherever Dafa disciples go, they must not forget that they are sentient beings' hope of salvation. Only by showing the mighty virtue of Dafa can the misunderstandings about Dafa be resolved, and they can be saved. 

I was later detained at a labor camp again. I thought I must insist on doing what Dafa disciples should do and said to the officers there: “I will not be transformed. I will not wear prisoner's clothing, and I will not memorize the prison rules.” As a result, I was locked up in a small dark cell for nine days.

Saving People Through Truth Clarification

Clarifying the truth and saving people is the responsibility of Dafa disciples. I took on the task of delivering truth-clarification materials because at that time there were not many material production sites. 

I delivered truth-clarification materials to local practitioners and practitioners in remote areas. In those days, it was necessary to maintain a sensible and clear mind to ensure their safe delivery. 

I memorized what Master said: 

"Diligence and Righteous Enlightenment

Don’t let up in studying the Fa;amidst it transformation happensLet nothing sway conviction;of it comes right fruit and the blooming lotus”(Hong Yin II, translation version A)

I studied the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts every day. I also persistently clarified the truth and finished every project I undertook. At the same time, I looked after my young granddaughter. 

In order to help me send forth righteous thoughts more frequently, Master gave me a supernormal ability: When it was time to send righteous thoughts, I could feel a Falun spinning out of my palm at the exact time I needed to start. The same thing occurred when I sent forth righteous thoughts in the labor camp. 

Just like Master said: “When some Dafa disciples see evil beings, they send out Falun and Dafa’s divine powers to eliminate the evil." ("Dafa Disciples’ Righteous Thoughts are Powerful" in Essentials for Further Advancement II)

I once went to a residential building to distribute brochures. When I returned to the building entrance, I found the gate was locked. I felt something was wrong, so I asked the guard to open the gate. The guard said that he would wait for his superior's permission. 

While he was talking, a man in his forties came. He looked at me and went out without a word. 

At this time, the guard asked me to retrieve the materials I delivered in the building. My first thought was to send forth righteous thoughts. 

So I found a place to sit down. Afterward, I suddenly heard a string of crisp sounds like firecrackers. I realized that it was Master who disintegrated the evil factors that were interfering with me. So I hurriedly walked to the gate, just as the above-mentioned man came back. 

He said: “You can go.” I said thanks and left. When I walked away, he caught me from behind on his motorcycle and said, “You know that the whole state security team was dealing with what you have done. I let you go because of your old age.” I knew I had just escaped a great danger. 

Another time, I posted truth materials in a large residential community and was seen by a security guard. He yelled and chased me. Suddenly I remembered the divine power Master had given, so I sent out a thought in my mind: “Stop him, don’t let him call!”

The guard, who was strong as a bull, was quietly held there until I left the community. I then looked back and said with a smile. “You can go; you can't catch up with me anymore.” He turned around and left.

After suing Jiang Zemin, the street committee members and police frequently came to harass me. Due to fear, I debated about whether to open the door to clarify the truth or avoiding seeing them, 

One day, a voice told me: “If you can't deal with it properly, you may be arrested and persecuted.” 

I asked myself: “Are you a true cultivator? Have you let go of life and death?” I looked inward and realized I still had fear and felt ashamed. How should I act when walking on the path of becoming divine? 

I must treat the harassment as an opportunity to save sentient beings. After realizing it, I let go of my fear, clarified the truth in a relaxed and natural manner, and persuaded people to do the three withdrawals from the CCP's affiliated organizations. 

Officials and staff who work on the street committee and two residential community members quit the CCP organizations. Undumbara flowers later bloomed at my home. 

I know that this was Master’s encouragement to me. Thank you Master for your immeasurable compassion!

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Category: Journeys of Cultivation