(Minghui.org) When the pandemic began spreading far and wide three years ago, people were terrified and at a loss. They were afraid to leave home, and for months, the streets in cities and villages throughout China were empty. On the phone and on social media platforms, people asked each other: “Have you tested positive? Did you have any side effects?” More than 90 percent of the people I knew caught COVID.
Despite this devastating outbreak, twelve people in my family did not catch the virus: My brothers and sisters as well as their family members, and my mother, who is 100 years old. Why was that? Let me explain.
My Centenarian Mother
My mother is 100 years old. Her complexion is fair and she has no wrinkles. Her mind is clear. She can walk without needing assistance and she takes care of herself. Because I practice Falun Dafa, my mother knows that Falun Dafa is good and encourages me to practice. As a result, she has received many benefits.
On July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spread rumors and lies through various media platforms, vilifying Falun Dafa and claiming that it had political motives. When my mother heard the reports, she took out the copy of Zhuan Falun I’d given her and read it. She told me, “The book is well written. All it talks about it is guiding one to be a good person. There is nothing about politics in it.” I replied, “That is true. Jiang Zemin (the then CCP leader) is jealous of Falun Dafa’s popularity so he started the persecution.” My mother often told her friends she had read Zhuan Falun, and that there is nothing in it related to politics. She told them that it is a great book.
In the early years of the persecution, I told my mother, “The CCP’s persecution of Falun Dafa has brought extreme financial hardship to certain practitioners and their families. Most can only afford to eat pickles. Some go to the markets to collect discarded vegetables while others add a lot of salt while cooking them so that they can eat them for several meals. The money they save is used to make printed materials to explain to people that Falun Dafa is unlike the propaganda spread by the CCP.”
My mother was moved and said, “Indeed, it is not easy for these practitioners. I want to give them some money.” From then on, my mother donated money to practitioners to make truth-clarification materials and even agreed to holding an experience sharing conference for local practitioners in her home.
My mother once went to a shopping centre by herself to buy some things. While walking home, she felt terrible and could not lift her legs. She sat down along the roadside. She wanted to catch a bus home but it was at an intersection and there was no bus stop. No one else was on the road. My mother became anxious. She suddenly recalled that I’d often told her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She quickly recited these phrases non-stop. As she kept reciting, she felt better and she could move her arms and legs. She stood up and walked home.
One day when I rang my younger brother he said, “Second sister and I are holding onto Mother one on each side; she is unconscious and cannot walk.” I hurried to her home. My mother was lying in bed. Her eyes were shut and her face looked deformed. She lay on one side and did not move.
I called to her several times. She slowly turned her head and asked, “Who are you?” I said, “I am your daughter. You have not eaten anything for a day. Shall I help you eat?” She said, “I don’t want to eat.” I said, “Do you want to sit up?” She replied, “I have no energy.” I said, “Let me help you.” I lifted her up and just as I got her into a sitting position, she slipped back down again. She could not sit at all.
I put several blankets around her and said, “Do you remember the nine words I always tell you to recite in times of danger?” She said, “What are they?” I said, “Do you remember, ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good?’”
I said, “Say them with me.” It was as if she suddenly understood, and she said, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I told her, “That’s right! Say it again.” She repeated the phrase. In an instant, her face was back to normal. Her back straightened and she was able to sit up. She said she wanted to eat something. She was able to get out of bed and walk. How extraordinary!
My mother came back to life after saying “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” twice. She was full of gratitude for Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa. From the bottom of her heart, she exclaimed, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
Due to her faith in Dafa and her support for Dafa practitioners, during the COVID outbreak, not only did my mother not catch the virus, she even gained weight.
I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996. Prior to that, I had a life-threatening illness and was sent to the hospital. My life was saved but I suffered from after effects: high blood pressure, heart and eye problems, among others.
My menopause was difficult: I had headaches, and I was irritated and emotionally unstable. I also had gynecological diseases including a uterine tumor, endometriosis, and inflammation of the ovaries. I was tormented physically and mentally. I sought medical treatment everywhere but nothing helped. I struggled with my terrible health and lost hope in life. I even contemplated suicide.
At the lowest point in life, I encountered Falun Dafa. After that I had a new lease on life. Through studying the teachings of Dafa and doing the Falun Dafa exercises, and conducting myself according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance, in less than three months, all my illnesses went away and I became healthy. I understood that the true purpose of life is to return to my true origin and home in Heaven.
On July 20, 1999, the CCP began to persecute Falun Dafa. Like countless other Dafa practitioners, my faith in Master and Dafa was steadfast. I did the three things Master asked us to do. Since practicing Dafa for 27 years, I’ve never taken any medications. I did not catch the virus during the pandemic.
My husband witnessed how I regained my health through practicing Falun Dafa and never opposed my cultivation. He supported me in hosting a Fa study group in our home. Before practitioners came to study the Fa, he mopped the floor, wiped the table and made sure the house was clean. He warmly greeted practitioners. He often said, “Tell practitioners to come to our house to read the teachings.” We maintained a Fa study group at our home for over ten years. My husband frequently reminded me to send righteous thoughts at the global set times. He has helped me to explain the facts about the persecution to people. He quit the CCP, and did not catch the virus.
My daughter knew I practiced Falun Dafa when she was in secondary school. She has never objected to my practice. She read Dafa books and knew Falun Dafa taught people to be good. After she graduated, she found a job and married. One day, she came home and wanted to give me 70,000 yuan. I turned it down saying I had enough money. She said, “Use it on Dafa projects.” I said, “That is fine, of course.” I used this money to do things for Dafa and hired a lawyer to defend practitioners who had been illegally arrested. My daughter also quit the CCP. Neither she or her son contracted COVID.
My First Younger Brother and His Family
The CCP has persecuted Chinese citizens over the course of several political campaigns since it seized power. My family and my sister-in-law’s family were victims in these campaigns. They know the CCP is evil, so they support me in practicing Falun Dafa.
One day, I called my brother and he spoke very slowly. I asked him what was wrong. He told me his wife had stomach pains and the doctor found a lump in her stomach. He said it was not a good sign, perhaps it was benign but she needed to do a biopsy before deciding how to treat it. I heard him choke back tears. I told him, “Don’t be afraid; quickly recite the phrase I often tell you about: ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!’ Say these words often, and ask your wife to recite them too. Say this sincerely and things will be fine. My brother said, “Yes! We will do as you say.”
A few days later, I called him. My brother said to me excitedly, “The results came back. It is benign. The doctor said she just needs to rest a few days after he removes the lump and she can go home.” My brother and sister-in-law were overjoyed. He sometimes tells me safe places to hand out information about Falun Dafa so people can read the information. He and his wife also help protect Dafa books. Both of them have quit the CCP. They too were fine during the pandemic.
My brother’s daughter went to university and was invited to join the Chinese Communist Party. My niece did not want to but her teacher kept bringing it up. She reluctantly applied and the school reviewed her application. One day, I ran into my sister-in-law and she told me about it. I told her to tell her daughter not to join the Party because of the evil deeds it has done. She told her daughter. My niece did not want to join anyway and she told the teacher to withdraw her application. She also renounced her membership in the Communist Youth League.
My niece helped her first boyfriend quit the CCP. After she married, she helped her husband quit the CCP. After her husband Li Xin (pseudonym) quit the CCP, he was blessed. Li Xin used to work in a small design firm. One year, a well-known design company was hiring talent from all over the country. Thousands of people with good skills applied for the position. Li Xin was one of them. Although he was not as good as the other candidates, he’d happened to complete a project recently and had the experience the company was looking for. Li Xin got the job and he is now a head engineer. My niece was also promoted as a high-ranking manager at her work place. Her daughter withdrew her membership in the Young Pioneers (a subsidiary of the CCP) and enjoys good health. The girl often won prizes at school. During the pandemic, all three of them did not catch the virus despite being in a big city where COVID was rampant.
My Second Younger Brother and Younger Sister
My second younger brother does not object to Dafa and says it is good. After the persecution began, he often told his coworkers that his sister practices Falun Dafa, and that she became healthy through practicing. His coworkers believed him. He also told people his mother has lived a long life because she is protected by Falun Dafa. When he sees me doing things to tell people that Falun Dafa is good, he says, “Sister, be careful, don’t be caught.” He never objected to me doing Dafa work and he quit the CCP. He was fine during the pandemic.
My younger sister is a kind person. After I was arrested, she helped get me released and helped me financially. She often buys fruit to pay respects to Master. One time, she said that when she met with her friends at a restaurant, she told them about Falun Dafa, “My sister practices Falun Dafa. She is a good person.” Her friends agreed, “Yes, your sister is a good person. Many people outside China practice; only the CCP does not allow people to practice.”
My sister’s friends admire Falun Dafa. One of them said the nanny he hired is a Dafa practitioner and those who practice Falun Dafa can be trusted. They don’t steal and they do their work properly. He trusts her with the keys to the house. My sister later asked me to recommend practitioners as housekeepers on several occasions. Because she believes Falun Dafa is good and has quit the CCP, she was not infected during the pandemic.
I truly hope everyone, especially those in China, realises that Falun Dafa is good.
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a high level form of cultivation practice based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. First taught by Mr. Li Hongzhi publicly in May 1992, it is now practiced in over 100 countries and has won awards in various countries. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings and have learned the five exercises have experienced improved health and well-being. The main book of Falun Dafa, Zhuan Falun, has been translated into over 40 languages.
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