I am 88 years old and my husband is 95, and at our age, we are fortunate that we are happy and healthy. My practice of Falun Dafa help both of us.
I went for a walk one morning in 1997, and it felt like there was a Hula Hoop spinning in my belly. I then felt something spinning on top of my nose, which made me feel uplifted and I was no longer congested. I managed to walk to a Falun Dafa practice site, where the words “voluntary teaching” on a banner caught my eye. I always had to pay admission fees for whatever practice I attended before.
I stood there looking at the Falun emblem and Master Li Hongzhi’s pictures demonstrating the exercises, when someone came over and told me about the practice. I pointed at the picture and asked, “It says, ‘Falun spins constantly.’ There was something spinning on my nose. Are they related?”
“That’s because it maybe something wrong with your nose. The Falun was adjusting it for you,” the person replied. I thought to myself, “Perhaps this exercise is great.” I wanted to give it a try.
The CCP evil persecution
Since then, I didn’t stop practicing Falun Dafa, even after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of July 1999. Dafa and its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi were slandered and defamed on the TV, radio, and in the newspapers day and night. Assistants at exercise sites all over the country were arrested.
From this day, I knew I had a responsibility to tell the truth to the Chinese people . No matter where I was, in the brainwashing center or detention center, I always used my personal experience to tell everyone about Falun Dafa.
People on the local community committee wanted me to report for “a chat.” A dozen officials were sitting in the room. Some of them looked to be well educated. My understanding was that they wanted to force me to give up my faith.
I sat down, and one of them started talking about cults. I told him calmly, “Falun Dafa is not among the 14 cults officially defined by the Ministry of Public Security. You can go online and check it out for yourself. As to the cult label that Jiang Zemin (former CCP leader) put on Falun Dafa, it’s only his opinion and doesn’t have any legal standing. What’s broadcast on the radio and TV is completely different from what I know about Falun Dafa from my own experience.”
I proceeded to tell them about my cultivation experience. Seeing that I was elderly, in good spirits, and reasonable, they seemed to forget what they were going to say. The meeting organizer wanted to speak up, but I stared at him, and he suddenly said, “Let’s wrap up the meeting.”
Convincing government officials to quit the CCP
After the publication of the Nine Commentaries on Communist Party, quite a few government officials came and spoke to me. I told to each one the truth, and a majority of them decided to quit the CCP.
On the sensitive dates, the community committee required me to report to them twice a day. I always went there with a smile on my face. It was as if every visit was an opportunity for me to help them quit the CCP and its youth organizations. Miraculously, people were transferred soon after they quit, and the new ones seemed to be waiting for me to hear from me the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution.
We shared a kitchen with a few neighbors in my apartment building, so everyone knew each other very well. All of them saw the changes in me after I started practicing Dafa and were well aware that the CCP’s media framed and slandered Dafa. So when I asked them to quit the Party, they agreed without hesitation.
Over 20 years have passed since I started practicing Falun Dafa. As long as I’m out, I take every opportunity to reach out to people and help them quit the Party. At my age, I never feel that I am an elderly person.
Whenever I talk to people about Dafa, they usually agree to quit the Party. Some even told their family members to quit. Some people, unfortunately, were deeply poisoned by the CCP’s propaganda and ended up swearing at me, but I still spoke to them with compassion and wished them a good future.