PureInsight | January 25, 2024
[Pureinsight.org] It has been thirty-one years since Falun Dafa was introduced to the world. I have gone through twenty-seven years of personal cultivation, assisting the Master in rectifying the Fa, and saving sentient beings. During these twenty-seven years, my personal cultivation has also been full of ups and downs and constant tribulations. But I have always had a firm heart as a Dafa disciple during the Fa-rectification period. I have cultivated myself without hesitation on the road of cultivation and passed on the truth of Dafa to those who are destined for me. Today I once again write down a few fragments of my personal cultivation in the Fa, to express my gratitude to Master, promote Dafa, and validate Dafa.
1. Before Practicing Falun Gong, Master Gives Me Some Hints to Start Practicing Dafa.
My husband, a fellow practitioner, started practicing Falun Gong a year earlier than me because we taught in the same school. During winter and summer vacations, my husband would practice meditation alone at home. At that time, my husband could not even sit in the lotus position. He would often wrap a long bandage around his neck and practice meditation with one leg attached. It looked very painful and strenuous. Moreover, when I saw that scene, I could not help but laugh and said sarcastically to him, "Stop practicing. It's really ugly to see how uncomfortable you are. You see, I can easily do double lotus even if I do not practice." I demonstrated to him how to do double lotus. My husband smiled and said, "Then you have a good foundation and little karma. If you practice cultivation, your gong will grow very quickly." I shook my head and smiled without saying a word.
Another week later, my son, who was in elementary school, was painting at home. A magical scene appeared in front of me. I saw Faluns all over the room spinning, some falling on my son’s head, and some falling on the paper where my son was drawing. It can be found everywhere on his body, hands, and face. At first, I thought I was dazzled, but I looked carefully and saw colorful and shining Falun spinning in every corner of the room. I excitedly told my husband, "I saw a lot of Faluns spinning. Did you see them?" My husband replied that he did not see anything. I took over the conversation and said, "You still practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. You are telling lies. I saw it even though I did not practice it. How could you not see it yet?" My husband said, "I really did not see them. Then, our Master must enlighten you and let you come into practice. You have such a great fate with Dafa, you cannot miss it."
Another year passed like this, and my husband was transferred out of school and transferred to work in City A. My husband would call me once a week to ask me if I had read the book and that I must practice this exercise. He said that he had met veteran fellow practitioners in City A who had been practicing for many years. Some of them were fellow practitioners who had been in Master's class. My husband asked me to take our son to visit him during the holidays and attend the weekly Fa-studying and sharing and large-scale group exercises on Saturdays. I said perfunctorily that I would definitely go during the holidays. Looking forward to the holidays, I took my son who is in elementary school with me to go south. When I arrived in the south, I followed my husband to participate in weekly group Fa-study sessions. I also met many fellow practitioners who had been practicing Falun Dafa for many years, and they were very friendly. Since then, I have embarked on a true path of returning to my roots.
2. My Son’s Symptoms of Nosebleeds that Had not Healed for Many Years Have Completely Disappeared after Practicing Falun Gong.
My son has suffered from frequent nosebleeds since he was a baby. I took him to some major hospitals for treatment. The doctors could not tell the cause. They just told him not to touch his nose as much as possible; otherwise, the bleeding would not stop. Sometimes when a nosebleed occurs, no matter what medicine was used, the bleeding cannot be stopped. In the end, a long, coagulated blood sausage-like thing is pulled out of his nostril, and the bleeding is stopped. Seeing our son’s pale face, my husband and I always felt pain in our hearts and did not know what to do. Sometimes, in the middle of the night, the child would have a nosebleed, and a large amount of nose blood would soak into the pillow towel. My husband and I had to carry the child to the hospital in the middle of the night. After the doctor gave a hemostatic injection, the child recovered. After many years of this, I was always worried that one day my child would be in such a condition again, and seeking medical treatment was of no avail.
My son went to elementary school at the age of five. At that time, my husband was introduced by relatives and friends and bought a copy of Zhuan Falun. I have read through it several times, but I just felt that it is impossible for people to become Buddhas. At first, my husband practiced alone. He would get on his bicycle and take our son to practice in the morning at four o'clock every day. After a few days, my son recited the On Dafa (Lunyu) to me. I asked my son in surprise, “How can you recite it so fluently?” Our son said that his father taught him how to memorize it on the way to the practice site every morning. Not long after, my husband and I were surprised to find that our son’s long-standing nosebleeds had completely disappeared. Since then, the whole family has embarked on the path of cultivation. The whole family has been bathed in the light of Dafa, and our hearts are filled with infinite gratitude to our Master.
3. Facing Cruel Persecution, Still Validating Dafa without Hesitation
However, such a good and highly virtuous Dafa that benefits the country and the people was framed and discredited by Jiang's gangsters on July 20, 1999. Dafa disciples in mainland China were brutally persecuted, and my husband and I were not spared.
My husband and I went to Beijing twice to appeal, because we wanted to tell the world about the miraculous benefits our family had experienced: the government was wrong to suppress Falun Gong. What awaits is long detention, verbal abuse, and beatings. Because my husband went to Beijing to appeal, his employer forcibly fired him from his job in September 1999. During the eight years until his death in April 2007, he was imprisoned in brainwashing classes, and detention centers many times and was fined numerous times. Because he spread the truth about Falun Gong, he was illegally sentenced to two years in a labor camp. Later, he was illegally sentenced to ten years in prison without making any confession. He was subjected to inhuman torture in the labor camp. He was interrogated, hung, handcuffed, forced to stand, and squatted in a small cell for a long period of time. Later, his organs were severely damaged due to the torture. The reform-through-labor team was afraid of taking responsibility, so on the first two days of the Chinese New Year in 2007, they told our family to take him home. He died in pain just over a month after returning home. At that time, I was also being persecuted in the women’s prison and knew nothing about my husband’s death. According to what my son later told me: After his father was released from prison, he had completely been out of shape, walked with great difficulty, was out of breath, and had difficulty speaking. He eventually died of internal organ failure at the age of forty-six.
I have lost count of how many times I have been forced to be laid off from my job, with wages and bonuses withheld, and countless fines. I could not remember how many times I was forcibly abducted and sent to brainwashing classes and detention centers. In the early days of the persecution, five or six police officers broke into our home in the middle of the night and took my husband and me to the police station overnight for interrogation. Only our young son was left at home. When we arrived at the police station, the police officers swarmed me and asked where the recent truth-clarification flyers in the city came from. They conducted a surprise interrogation all night but found out nothing. At daybreak, they released me alone and forcibly sent my husband to the detention center. He was detained for more than three months and then sentenced to two years of forced labor.
While my husband was in the labor camp, I visited the labor camp several times but was refused to see him because I also practiced Falun Gong. Every time I went to the labor camp, I clarified the truth to the police and told them that the persecution of Falun Gong was Jiang Zemin's personal decision and was unpopular. There was a young policeman who every time I saw him, I told him to treat good people well and he would be blessed in the future. He nodded in agreement.
While my husband was in a labor camp, I took on the project of producing truth-clarification materials. Over those few years, I have steadily taken every step in the process of producing and delivering truth-clarifying materials. During this process, I also asked people who were predestined to help me purchase consumables and equipment to pass on the scriptures of Dafa to people who were predestined to do so.
Just after the New Year of 2003, a fellow practitioner with whom I had always cooperated was kidnapped and sent to a brainwashing class. Because this fellow practitioner could not withstand the evil's coercion and intimidation, she finally cooperated with the evil and told the evil about the Fa-rectification project that she and I had done. Just after the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, a group of people from the evil 610 Office and the city's Domestic Security Brigade came to my work unit forcibly abducted me, and sent me to the local evil party school's brainwashing class for persecution. At the same time, the evil brought in a group of evil enlightened persons to persuade me in turn, asking me to give up my beliefs, and torturing me using the eagle method. They interrogated me for seventeen consecutive days. When they saw I did not cooperate, they sent me to a detention center on the eighteenth day. A month later a warrant of arrest was issued to me. After I was detained in the detention center for eight months, the first trial sentenced me to thirteen years in prison. I refused to accept it and appealed to the Intermediate People's Court. The trial was held again a week later. I defended myself. Finally, after deliberation by the collegial panel, I was illegally sentenced to ten years in prison. While I was being held in the detention center, the city's evil party secretary came to the detention center and told me that I would spend more than 3,000 days in prison. Later I learned that when I exposed the city's involvement in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, I named and exposed how the evil party secretary of the municipal party committee instigated the execution department to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. So, he used his power to retaliate against me. I righteously warned this evil party’s municipal party committee secretary that those who persecute practitioners will suffer evil retribution. Eight months later, I was sent to the Provincial Women's Prison to continue the persecution for eight years.
In prison, I faced torture every day such as brainwashing, beatings, corporal punishment, being held in a small cell, force-fed, slapped, handcuffed, and shackled, and placed in a solitary cell. I had to stand barefoot in the winter, and the tops of my ten toes were almost frozen off. Some conscientious prisoners always helped me quietly. When they saw me standing barefoot on the floor tiles, they used old cotton clothes to cushion my feet. For some prisoners, I have clarified the truth to them many times and told stories about karma, and they all understand that good and evil are rewarded differently. Although I have been in prison for more than eight years, I used Dafa to strictly demand myself every moment, firmly believe in Master and Dafa, keep righteous thoughts in my heart, and never compromise with evil. In the following years, the environment became more relaxed, and I began to communicate with each inmate, telling them the truth and inspiring good thoughts in their hearts. Here, I would like to thank a few fellow practitioners who were illegally sentenced to prison in the following years for risking their lives to write out the recited Hong Yin II (The Grand Verses) and Hong Yin III (The Grand Verses) and asked the inmates to bring them to me, which enabled me to read Master's Fa in the dark cage. This was so precious to a disciple who was separated from the group cultivation environment and could not validate the Fa. My inner feelings were beyond words.
4. I Grew a New Uterus
During the last few years of being persecuted in prison, a tumor appeared in my lower abdomen. The tumor grew larger and larger. I was like a pregnant woman who was six or seven months pregnant. The tumor pressed on my bladder and I completely lost my ability to urinate. It was very painful to sit for long periods of time. I know that this is an illusion of disease karma, and it was the illusion of disease karma that allowed me to be released from prison early. Soon, the prison agreed to my personal request and I could be released early. On the morning of my release, as usual, I got up at 6 a.m. and sent forth righteous thoughts, then went to the bathroom. After washing, I stood in the hall for a while and was surprised to see Master's Law Body standing in front of me. Countless Falun were shining with golden light. I was so excited that I burst into tears. I knew that it was the compassionate and great Master who was telling his disciple to leave this dark nest. About two hours later, the police informed me that I could leave.
A week after returning home, my mother and brother arranged for me to go to a large hospital for surgery as soon as possible. Full recovery occurred one week after the operation. When my mother saw how easily I walked, she also deeply admired the magic of Dafa. What’s even more amazing is that three months after my surgery, my attending doctor called me and asked me to go to the hospital for a review. Unexpectedly, when I went to the hospital for a follow-up examination, the doctor opened her eyes wide and said, “Did I look at the film wrong? How could it be possible? The uterus and ovaries were all removed, so how could a new uterus grow again?” The doctor called several other doctors to review me again. The doctors were all stunned: a new uterus had grown! This is a medical miracle that modern medicine cannot explain! I told the doctors that I practice Falun Gong, and Falun Gong is the highest science, a supernormal science. I had been suffering from ganglion cysts before I started practicing Falun Gong, and it could not be cured. However, it was completely cured within a month after practicing Falun Gong. Such examples are really common among Falun Dafa practitioners. The doctors all exclaimed: It’s really miraculous! This allowed them to witness the extraordinary power of Dafa. In the next few months, I had my period several times!
The above is what I have personally experienced. Here I would like to say sincerely: Master, thank you!
In the twenty-seven years of cultivation, these are just fragments of cultivation. In the process of cultivation, there are many other things such as letting go of attachments, facing sufferings, losing everything, cultivating to gouge out human attachments, and having righteous faith in Dafa when being crazily persecuted by evil. Master’s compassionate care for his disciple when danger strikes, etc., it is hard to describe in one sentence!
I can only cultivate harder and harder as a disciple. In the little time left, I will do the three things with all my heart, save more people, in order to repay Master's saving grace.
May all kind-hearted people in the world remember, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” and recite it often to receive blessings.
Thank you, Master!
Chinese version: https://www.zhengjian.org/node/285531