December 28, 2015 | By Wei Lan, a Dafa practitioner in Liaoning Province
(Minghui.org) As a 70-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner who benefited from this cultivation practice, I would like to share some stories with non-practitioners, so they can make an educated choice whether to practice Dafa or not.
Suffered During Political Movements
My father was a cadre in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). He graduated from Tsinghua University and worked as an engineer in the Liaoning Provincial Bureau of Water Resources. There were seven children and two grandparents in my family.
The CCP demanded that everyone report their family history during one of its political movements. My father told them that his grandfather was a colonel of a regiment in the Chinese Nationalist Party, the ruling party before the CCP came to power in China. Therefore, he was labeled a “rightist” and my entire family was exiled to a remote village. My grandmother did not survive this blow and passed away.
I was ostracized at school. My classmates did not play with me because my father was a “counterrevolutionary.” I cried when I was with my mother about how I was treated at school and got myself in such a fit that I fainted. There was no doctor in this mountain village. When I came out of my faint, I quit school.
Two years later about 20 families in similar situations as ours were “repatriated” to remote Hadadao at Sujiatun, Shenyang City. Mud houses were temporarily built. The houses fell apart during a heavy rain, something really scary.
My father was not allowed to go home. It was a big blow to my grandfather who lived with us, so he passed away. Two friends helped me make a rough coffin, dig a hole, and bury my grandfather.
We returned to our hometown during the “Great Famine” years. But we were monitored around the clock. During the “Cultural Revolution” we were publicly criticized. They hung a large board on my father’s chest, while my mother and I were forced to wear high paper hats proclaiming that we were “guilty.” I cried terribly that night and grew ever more depressed.
My parents and my third sister soon passed away. I was close to a mental collapse, and because of all this unhappiness, I was diagnosed with lumbar disc hernia, gallstones, frozen shoulder, and severe anemia when I was in my 40s.
I visited various hospitals in Shenyang City. The doctors said that I needed surgery for the lumbar disc hernia, but I could not afford it.
Benefiting From Dafa
I started qigong treatments after qigong became popular in 1992, but nothing helped. Still, no matter what, I believed that a genuine qigong would help me if I ever came across one.
Then, my brother gave me the book Zhuan Falun, the main book of Dafa, in late 1997. I subconsciously washed my hands before I opened the book. I was struck by how this book teaches people to be good, and requires them to follow the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I felt that it was such a good book, and I no longer obsessed about recovering from my illnesses.
One of my son’s classmates had visited us before I found this book. When he saw me lying in bed he told me that his father also had had lumbar disc hernia and other diseases. Despite different treatments, he said, his father passed away.
Yet when he came to see us again, I was doing the laundry. He asked me how I managed to get up and wash clothes by hand. I told him, “I read the book Zhuan Falun. Soon I recovered and no longer suffer any pain.”
He was amazed and could not really believe my story. I told him, “This is not an ordinary book.”
I was in high spirits and healthy one week after I began to read Zhuan Falun. I was able to sleep and do household chores. I have practiced Dafa since then.
Relatives Are Blessed
I underwent a fundamental change after I started to practice Dafa. I became mentally and physically healthy. The shop assistant asked my son how I stayed so young when she learned that we were mother and son. “She practices Falun Dafa”, he said proudly. “Falun Dafa is wonderful!”
A dozen of my son’s classmates came to attend my husband’s birthday celebration. I told them about Falun Dafa. My son told them how I had regained good health. They learned the truth and agreed to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
I spent the Chinese New Year holidays with my second sister in Liaoyang in 2006. We visited many families and 19 people quit the CCP and its affiliates.
Strong winds almost damaged my sister’s corn field. Her husband suddenly remembered to recite “Falun Dafa is good.” They started to recite “Falun Dafa is good” loudly in the field. They tried to do some damage control, but by the time they went home, they had not been successful. When they returned the next morning to their field, their corn had recovered, while the corn in the other fields was destroyed. They were the only family who harvested corn that year.
My fourth sister also benefited from Dafa. She fell from a truck last summer. She was unable to move and was in great pain. She remembered to recite “Falun Dafa is good.” A medical examination showed that nothing was wrong with her. She and her husband were very thankful to the teacher of Falun Dafa.
My sister-in-law was in poor health. I told her stories of Falun Dafa and gave her an amulet, which she wore every day.
Then, she had a stroke and half of her body was paralyzed. She and her husband remembered to recite “Falun Dafa is good” immediately. She was taken to a hospital, but she was discharged the next day because they were unable to pay the medical bills.
I went to see her a few days later. She was doing household chores. She was excited to see me and told me that she recited “Falun Dafa is good” every day and recovered well. She asked me to send her thanks to the founder of Falun Dafa.
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