(Minghui.org) Cultivation in Falun Dafa has changed me completely. I used to suffer from many illnesses and took medication all year round. However, I am now healthy, despite being almost 70 years old. I am so grateful that Falun Dafa has brought me blessings and joy. Besides benefiting from the practice myself, I’ve also helped many people understand the truth about Dafa. Many people now understand that a wrongful persecution is being perpetrated by the Chinese regime.


My Thanks to Master for Giving Me a New Lease on Life

I suffered from many illnesses before I began to cultivate in Dafa. My hands and feet were always cold and swollen, as I had chronic kidney problems. To alleviate the unpleasant sensation, I didn’t drink a lot of water. I also came down with leukemia. I was also anxious about catching a cold. Thus, I avoided chill winds at all cost, and didn’t touch cold water. I didn’t even go near the windows when inside. My back and shoulders were always cold. Regardless of how warm it was outside, I always wore jackets and warm shoes when I was indoors. I also had neck pain, suffered from constipation, and was so weak that I often passed out.

My family consulted qigong masters and medical experts to treat my illnesses. They spent a lot of money, but nothing worked. Some of the health care providers even predicted that I didn’t have very long to live. I worked during the day and spent most of my nights searching through Chinese medicine information. More and more brown spots appeared on my face, and I looked older than my age. My poor health cast a dark shadow on everything I did, and I was always in a bad mood.

Then one day my neighbor invited me to go to a Falun Dafa group practice in June 1996. I didn’t believe her when she said that this practice could cure me. But, she was so enthusiastic, so I just couldn’t say no.

I joined the morning practice the next day. As soon as I finished doing the exercises, I ran to the bathroom. I have not been constipated ever since. Through practicing Falun Dafa, I grew stronger and healthier. I was no longer afraid of touching cold water, and I didn’t have to stay out of the wind to avoid getting sick. My hands and feet were warm and I could drink as much water as I wanted.

I was happy like a child once I had recovered from all my illnesses. When I walked, I wanted to run. Climbing up stairs became effortless, and I could go up two stairs with each step. I felt energetic and my body was light. Basking in the immense light of the Fa, my family was once again happy.

One of my problems, however, was that I didn’t know how to study the Fa diligently, and I only did the exercises at home. I read Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa, but stopped halfway through. I didn’t pick up Zhuan Falun again until I suffered from a bad toothache, and I couldn’t eat. I fetched the book Zhuan Falun and started reading it. As I read I noticed that my toothache was gone—it was amazing. I regretted not having finishing Zhuan Falun sooner.

I soon joined a Fa study group and did the exercises with the group. Through studying the Fa, I understood why I recovered from all my illnesses. I was told that the true meaning of life is to go back to one’s origin.

On my way to and from work, I listened to Master’s Fa teachings on cassette tapes. I often saw bright-colored rainbows in the sky accompanying me. I went directly to group Fa study after work each night. As if someone pushed me on my bicycle, it took me only a moment to get there. In my dreams, I often heard Master’s Fa teachings broadcast through a big speaker. I was happy and healthy and my entire family supported my cultivating in Falun Dafa because of the wonderful health benefits.


Striving to Meet the High Standards of the Fa

Nobody at work liked to clean the bathrooms. I paid for cleaning supplies out of my own pocket and cleaned the bathrooms. I arrived on time to work each day and never left early. I stayed until the end of the day even when my boss took off early and didn’t care that sometimes I was the only one left in the office. I always waited until the end of the work day to leave. I purchased some work uniforms for work and was given one extra pair of pants. I returned them the next day.

Toward the end of the year, the bank we worked with gave our employees a so-called “business relation bonus.” All my co-workers were happy to receive them, but I never took a penny. This earned me recognition among the upper management. My supervisor and co-workers saw the changes in me, so they all wanted to read Zhuan Falun. A co-worker in my office took up the practice, after which she recovered from her illnesses. Her mother also started on the cultivation path, and became cancer free.

I try to meet the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance and am strict with myself regardless of where I am. Nobody in my apartment building had ever cleaned the stairways since we moved in 20 years ago. After I took up Dafa practice, I swept the stairways from top to bottom and continued to do so routinely for several years, until the day we moved.

The residents in the building saw how much work I put in and wanted to chip in and compensate me. I thanked them but turned down the kind offer. I paid the monthly building management fee as usual. When the Residential Committee director praised me, I told her that I did this voluntarily because Master Li told us to always consider others’ needs. She nodded, “Just practice at home then.” She was very understanding when I clarified the truth about Dafa to her.

With the Fa in my heart, I was always happy. I often thought, “If it weren’t for cultivating in Falun Dafa, how could I ever be such a happy person?”


My Sister Finally Changed Her Mind About Dafa

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) banned and launched a nationwide persecution campaign against Falun Dafa in 1999. When I petitioned the central government in Beijing for the right to practice my faith, I was arrested and brought back to my hometown. While being held at a detention center, my brother and sister visited and tried to convince me to renounce my faith. My sister even threatened me when I said no.

I told them, “I nearly died twice because of my illnesses as you all know. Dafa helped me regain my health and Master gave me a new lease on life. This is the great Fa of the universe. I cannot remain silent when Dafa is being wrongfully persecuted, and Master unjustly accused. I have to step forward and let people know the truth. How fortunate I am to practice the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance! The government is in the wrong.” They both fell silent.

I was sentenced to forced labor. When I was released, my husband complained about my side of the family being cold and distant. It bothered him because he had done a lot for my parents and my siblings. I told him not to be upset as my family was probably scared of being implicated. The numerous political movements launched by the CCP have instilled a deep fear in people’s hearts. My family was under a lot of pressure and went through terrible mental anguish. After I explained this to him, my husband was no longer upset.

My sister was furious that I refused to renounce my belief. She swore she would beat and even kill me. When I visited her, she was hostile and told her family to stay far away from me. She told my husband to monitor my every move. I didn’t resent her, because I understood why she acted the way she did. Regardless of how she treated me, I was always nice to her. I didn’t give up nor distance myself. Instead, I tried to help her see the truth about Dafa every chance I got. Gradually, she was able to listen to me clarifying the truth.

My sister came down with a cold one time, and had an allergic reaction to one of the medications. She told me she nearly died. I used this opportunity to clarify the truth to her again. This time it really hit her. Over the years, she has seen how I remained in good health, even after a term in the harsh forced labor system. She saw how I always looked youthful despite my age. She started to wonder if the propaganda broadcast on the state-run media wasn’t true.

I, her own sister, recovered from all of my illnesses after taking up Dafa practice. No matter how badly she treated me, I was never upset with her but consistently nice. She finally changed her mind about Dafa and believes that Dafa is good. I told her to sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She agreed and even asked for a Dafa amulet. Because of her, her entire family agreed to quit the CCP and its youth organisations.

My sister brought a friend to my home one time. I clarified the truth to her friend and asked her to recite the auspicious Dafa phrases, “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” My sister chimed in and told her friend, “Just do it. It’s so good. What my sister tells you to do is for your own good. Look how healthy she is.” Her friend agreed to quit the CCP organisations.

My sister was hospitalised a few years back to have her gallbladder removed. I told her to recite the auspicious Dafa phrases. She told me she recited them during the surgery—not only didn’t she feel any pain, the surgery was over before she even knew it. Her neighbor had the same procedure done at a well-known hospital in Beijing but suffered side-effects. My sister’s surgery was done at a local hospital but the results were much better. She knew that Master helped her.

After Master’s new article “How Humankind Came To Be” was published, I discussed it with my sister during a visit. Her husband had gastrointestinal bleeding and fell down one day. My sister was not scared and remained calm. She recited the two Dafa phrases and my brother-in-law gradually regained consciousness. He was taken to a hospital later and quickly recovered. My sister said if it weren’t for her reciting the Dafa phrases, worse things could have happened.

My sister is always cheerful now. During a recent conversation about politics and economics, she commented on how things are bad in the U.S. I said, “Sis, let’s not focus on other countries.” She stopped right away. My sister used to be short tempered and never liked other people telling her what to do—if you told her not to say something, she’d do it out of spite. She has really changed her ways and I am so proud of her.


My Nephew’s Wife Obtained the Fa

My nephew and his family have always been very supportive of me practicing Falun Dafa after seeing how I recovered from my illnesses. I told them to do good and be kind to others even if they didn’t practice Falun Dafa. After learning the truth about Dafa, the entire family chose to quit the CCP organisations.

As my nephew’s mother, my sister-in-law, aged and needed more and more help, my nephew and his siblings reluctantly agreed to put her in a seniors’ home. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the seniors’ home was closed to all visitors. Nobody from the family could visit and take care of my sister-in-law when she was sick. My nephew’s wife decided to bring her mother-in-law home. I told her, “I am so glad to hear that. This is filial piety—the most important form of kindness.” She told me she hoped her mother-in-law could practice Falun Dafa as I did.

My sister-in-law was brought home and lived with my nephew’s family. My sister-in-law’s own sister predicted that she wouldn’t be able to live longer than a year but my nephew and his wife took such good care of her that her health improved rather fast. When the lockdown restrictions were lifted, many people contracted the virus but my sister-in-law was fine because she was so well cared for.

My nephew’s wife told me, “First thing I do after getting up each morning is recite ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ I also tell my mother-in-law to recite these auspicious phrases too.” The young couple have a small business. They get up early in the morning to go to the wholesale market and run their business throughout the day. They have young children at home who are taken care of by my sister-in-law. The many responsibilities keep them really busy. But my nephew’s wife never complains and is always cheerful. Given the good care, my sister-in-law is much healthier than when she left the senior home.

When Master’s new article “How Humankind Came To Be” was published, I gave a copy to my nephew’s wife. She learned the importance of being a good person. In everyday life, she strives to be honest and patient with her customers and kind to everybody. She asked me to teach her the exercises and wanted to read Zhuan Falun. After reading the truth-clarification materials I gave her, she turned around and gave them to other people so they could find out the truth too.

Whenever she has time, my nephew’s wife does the Falun Dafa exercises. She told me, “I used to get so upset when other stores carry the same brand of products that we do. I just wanted to curse them—but I don’t anymore and I don’t get worked up easily anymore. I let my customers keep their change and don’t worry about the small money. Yet, our business is doing better and better. Dafa’s Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance truly changed me. My thanks to Master!”


My In-laws Quit the CCP

The first time my son’s future mother-in-law and I met, she commented that I looked younger than my age. I told her I suffered from many illnesses in the past, but because of practicing Dafa I regained my health and maintained a youthful look. She didn’t believe me and told me not to talk about it. She warned my family, “Nobody bullies my daughter.” Although my son does not practice Falun Dafa, I often remind him to live by the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and encourage him to be a good person who’s kind and considerate. We, as a family, would not bully anybody.

The couple married and soon my daughter-in-law got pregnant. Both her mother and I stayed with the young couple to help out. I let my daughter-in-law’s mother sleep in the bedroom and I slept on the couch. When I was out running errands, she took down the Dafa calendar and decorations that I hung on the wall in the room and stashed them in a corner in the living room. I didn’t say anything and quietly put them away.

My in-law nitpicked and said very unpleasant things, but I was not upset nor resentful of her. When she criticised me, I didn’t argue and just admitted it was my bad regardless who was at fault. I carefully examined myself by looking inward for my own shortcomings. I always had a smile on my face when I interacted with her, and was kind to her. The truth is, I too used to be competitive, overbearing and at times unreasonable. But after taking up Dafa practice, I held myself to the high standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and became much more patient and tolerant.

I told my daughter-in-law she could have anything she liked that I owned. I let her pick through my things and gave her all of my jewelry. Whenever my son and daughter-in-law come over, I make her favorite dishes and offer fresh fruit, and box up the leftovers for her to take home to enjoy. I treat my daughter-in-law as if she were my own daughter, which made her mother very happy.

During the pandemic lockdown, my son and daughter-in-law worked, and my daughter-in-law’s mother and my granddaughter couldn’t leave the home. I shopped for groceries for them and dropped fresh vegetables and fruit by their door every day. They live on the top floor of a high rise building. My daughter-in-law’s mother said, “You’re so strong and healthy. I get tired coming up here even without carrying anything.”

I invited my daughter-in-law’s mother to join our family celebration during Chinese New Year. She came in and when she saw a big table full of delicious dishes, she was very pleased, “Wow, you prepared all these? You’re such an amazing chef.” She liked how my home was renovated and asked if I hired someone. I told her I did. Since my son and my daughter-in-law were so busy with work I didn’t want to ask them for help. I hired a team to renovate my apartment and cleaned it up afterwards myself. She was impressed.

To celebrate my granddaughter’s birthday, we made a dinner reservation at a restaurant. To get in, each guest had to show a check-in code on their phone for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes. I didn’t have a cellphone but was able to get in with Master’s help. My daughter-in-law’s mother, however, wasn’t allowed into the restaurant because she didn’t have a check-in code. So we all went to another restaurant, only to find that they were even more strict with the check-in codes. I walked right in without problem but she was again stopped at the door.

She was amazed because I was let in at both restaurants without a check-in code. She finally realised how powerful the two auspicious phrases are and actually listened when I clarified the truth. After learning the truth, she agreed to quit the CCP organisations and her entire family did so as well. She even told me to be careful and be safe.

When the second wave of COVID hit, my son and his entire family tested positive. I made seven dishes and delivered them in an insulated food container, along with a few different types of fruit. The family was so happy to see me. My daughter-in-law’s mother asked, “How on earth did you get all these things up here by yourself? This is the top floor of the building. I can’t climb up here even when I’m not carrying anything.”

She had an even bigger smile on her face when she saw all the food I made. “I haven’t had such a good meal in a week,” she exclaimed. “You’re amazing. Have you even gotten infected once?” I told her no. She once again saw the power of the auspicious phrases, and she recited them out loud.

I sat her down and played a few truth-clarification videos for her on a tablet. After watching the videos, her COVID symptoms were gone. I was so happy for her. Thanks to Dafa, she is saved and her family lives harmoniously.

I hope more people will learn the truth about Dafa soon and sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” By doing so, they and their families will have a bright future.