(Minghui.org) I suffered from poor health in the past. By the time I turned 20, I had been diagnosed with many diseases, including aplastic anemia, arthritis, and leukopenia. A normal person’s white blood cell count would be around 9,000-12,000 cells per microliter, yet mine was only 1,000 cells per microliter. My constitution meant that I often suffered from a bleeding nose and dizziness. Falling from my bicycle while cycling to work happened frequently.
Despite being 1.65 meters (5 ft.-5 in.) tall, I weighed only 90 pounds, and my complexion remained pale year-round. To cure my illnesses, I consulted every major hospital in our city, and took a lot of Chinese and Western medicines. Surprisingly, my condition did improve.
I thought these treatments had completely cured my condition. Yet, when I was 40 years old, these diseases recurred. The severe symptoms sapped my stamina and caused my body and face to develop severe swelling. I had to cover my face with a face mask whenever I ventured outside, for fear of scaring people. Whenever we received guests at our home, I hid out of sight to avoid scaring my husband’s colleagues or our acquaintances. When my son commented on the strong medicinal smell that greeted him whenever he opened the front door of our home, I could only smile bitterly in response.
I started cultivating Falun Dafa in October 1995. After reading the book Zhuan Falun, the main book of the practice, I found out the reason behind our existence, and why humans are made to suffer so much during their lives. After doing the Falun Dafa exercises, I recovered from my illnesses, and my health was restored. Having witnessed my miraculous recovery, my husband and son also became Falun Dafa practitioners in 1996.
My mother and I were the first to become Falun Dafa practitioners in our family. My mother used to suffer from severe liver cirrhosis and gallstones, which necessitated hospitalization at least once or twice a year. After practicing Dafa, she became a healthy, energetic person who could walk without getting tired. My mother also set up a pre-school class with more than 20 students. After completing their regular lessons, my mother would teach her cute and polite students to meditate and recite the Falun Dafa teachings.
My Elder Sister Benefits from Dafa
Families who support a Falun Dafa cultivator can also receive benefits, and my elder sister is one such example. After retiring in 1992, my sister and her husband started a foodstuff business at the market near our mother’s residence.
Having witnessed our mother’s improved health, my sister started believing in Dafa. Our mother gave her audio recordings of lectures given by Falun Dafa’s Master in Guangzhou. After shutting their store for the night, my sister’s family would gather around to listen.
A market administrator once instructed my sister to visit the market’s health station and undergo a blood test, so she could obtain a health certificate. When the nurse at the station tried to take a blood sample, the needle bent instead of piercing my sister’s skin. A second attempt with a fresh needle caused the needle to break in half. The shocked nurse tried again with a new needle and managed to pierce my sister’s skin. After drawing my sister’s blood and injecting it into an empty glass sample vial, the nurse turned around, ready to send the sample for testing. Unexpectedly, my sister’s blood began to leak from the bottom of the glass vial, until the collected blood had fallen to the ground. Stunned, the nurse examined the bottom of the glass vial, but did not find any cracks. After starring at my sister in surprise, she finally said, “You can go.”
When walking back to her store, my sister continued to puzzle over what had happened. She immediately told our mother about her experience, and our mother replied, “Don’t you understand? This is a manifestation of Dafa’s power. Although you started listening to Master’s lectures recently, Master has already taken you under his wing. You have a strong predestined relationship with Dafa. The blood of a Dafa cultivator cannot be so casually drawn!”
During another incident, their goods stall suddenly caught fire. My sister panicked and tried to smother the fire with her bare hands. After the fire was put out, my sister realized that her hands were completely covered with burn blisters. However, she felt no pain and continued to work in the store. That night, she listened to Master’s lectures as usual. The burn blisters on her hands had disappeared by the following morning, and her skin appeared normal, as if nothing had happened! She later told me about this incident and said, “It’s amazing! Dafa is truly miraculous!”
My sister’s two children also believe in Dafa. My nephew’s classmate once called and told him he intended to became a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). My nephew immediately replied, “Everyone is quitting the CCP to guarantee their safety. Why are you joining the CCP instead? I would never join that Party.” My niece habitually offers freshly bought fruit to Master’s image, before making a wish.
My sister’s business grew by leaps and bounds, until she was able to open her own restaurant. Because she treated her customers fairly, the restaurant attracted many customers. My sister continues to support Dafa’s truth clarification efforts. The store uses currency bills which were imprinted with facts about Falun Dafa, when giving change to customers.
Employed in Labor Camp Before Retirement: My Elder Brother Helps Practitioners
Before his retirement, my elder brother was an army officer transferred to work in a labor camp located in our city. After the CCP started its persecution of Falun Dafa, many Dafa practitioners became incarcerated in the labor camp where he worked. My mother advised my brother not to harm these Dafa practitioners, as they were good people who followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. My brother replied, “I know. You and my sister practice Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa), so I know Falun Gong practitioners are good people.”
My mother once showed my brother a list of wicked officials who are wanted by the International Court of Justice for persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. Several of these officials were stationed at my brother’s labor camp. After looking through the list, my brother worriedly asked our mother, “Mom, my name isn’t included on this list, right? I can’t be as evil as them.”
After our mother reassured him, my brother told her of a recent encounter he had. A few days prior, a fellow army comrade had visited him and told him that his mother was a Falun Gong practitioner. Someone had reported his mother and the authorities detained her in my brother’s labor camp. He sought my brother’s help to free her. “For an elderly lady, what evil deeds did she do? She got arrested just for doing the Dafa exercises that maintain her health. Is this fair?” My brother agreed to try his best, and subsequently succeeded in securing the release of his friend’s mother. My mother was very happy and told him, “You have accumulated great virtue, such kindness will be rewarded!”
On the sixth day of the lunar new year in 2003, my mother and I stayed behind in my elder brother’s house while he drove off to run some errands. That morning was particularly cold and heavy snow was falling. My mother and I were doing the sitting meditation when my elder brother rushed through the front door. “Oh, because you were doing the exercises at home, I received protection! I’m still covered in cold sweat from fear!”
When my mother asked him what happened, my brother said, “I was on the highway, driving back to town, when the car’s windshield wipers stopped working. I was in the middle of the highway, with no safe place to stop and fix them, as any cars behind me could crash into my parked car. Soon, my front windshield was covered with a thin layer of ice, making it difficult to see the road. Just as I was wondering what to do, I remembered that my mother practices Falun Dafa. She can protect me! After driving for a distance, I stopped the car, used a rag to hastily wipe away the accumulated snow and ice on the windshield, then quickly got back in the car and resumed driving. I repeated this process a few more times throughout the long drive home and managed to get home safely despite the danger.”
My brother happily hugged my mother. “Mother, this is wonderful. I knew you would protect me!” My mother corrected him, “I’m not the one who protected you. Falun Dafa’s Master gave you his protection because you believe in the goodness of Dafa and saved Dafa practitioners. Moreover, you are the child of a Dafa practitioner. “With one person practicing, the whole family benefits.” (Teachings at the Conference in Australia), You should thank Master!” My brother hurriedly repeated, “Thank you, Master! Thank you, Master!”
My Youngest Brother Witnesses the Positive Effects of Falun Dafa
As my mother lived with my youngest brother, he was able to witness firsthand the positive effects that Falun Dafa had on her health.
My mother organized a Fa study group at my brother’s home before the CCP began persecuting Falun Gong in 1999. Every night at 6 p.m. five or six practitioners would visit and study the Fa in my mother’s room. My brother welcomed these practitioners warmly. “Go ahead and study. I will let the children play in another room, so they don’t interfere with your Fa study.” If they did not turn up, my younger brother would ask my mother why they had no Fa study classes today.
Even after the CCP began their persecution of Falun Gong, and fellow practitioners could no longer visit to study the Fa, my younger brother remained supportive of the practice. “Our home now feels so empty. Why is Jiang Zemin so evil? What’s wrong with practicing Falun Gong? They are all good people!”
My younger brother often ran into fellow Dafa practitioners while walking outside. Whenever they told him about the benefits of quitting the CCP, he would reply, “I know this. My mother and sister are both Falun Gong practitioners. I quit a long time ago with their help. I am no longer affiliated with the Party.”
Our family celebrated my elder sister’s birthday at her restaurant on the twenty-seventh day of the 12th lunar month in 2022. My sister made a birthday wish to cultivate well. After blowing out the candles on her cake, my younger brother called out, “Falun Dafa is good!” Everyone applauded in agreement. My sister-in-law was using her mobile phone to film the celebration. When she played back the video, my brother’s voice shouting “Falun Dafa is good!” could be heard loudly and clearly. My brother was taken aback, “I didn’t realize my voice was so loud.” I told him, “Your phrase shook the ten directional worlds. It is a sign of Master’s protection!”
My family strongly believes in the goodness of Falun Dafa! Everyone has quit the CCP and secured a bright future for themselves. Moreover, they submitted petitions suing Jiang Zemin for persecuting Falun Dafa and its practitioners. My family members also look forward to the day when the Shen Yun Performing Arts can stage their performances in China.
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