Grateful that My Mother Practices Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I learned about Falun Dafa from my mother. I have since seen her change throughout her years. Not only has she benefitted physically, she’s also undergone a great deal of personal growth. I am grateful for Falun Dafa because it gave me a healthy mother. I am very proud of her and would like the world to know that “Falun Dafa is Good!”
My mother is short and she was very thin growing up. As a teenager, she had to leave home and take up difficult, laborious work in a rural area due to the political movements back then in China. She did not have money and lived in poor conditions. She then developed arthritis and her legs became bowed. The pain was severe and kept her awake many nights.
Living with pain over the years, she developed a bad temper. Her temper could be explosive and I was uncomfortable being around her.
After my mother began to practice Falun Dafa, I heard the sound of her bones cracking when she exercised. Yet the swelling of her knee caps went away and so did the pain in her legs. Her back and legs soon straightened.
Mother is now over 70 years old. She walks quickly, like a young person. She’s said that she is protected by Dafa and that we do not need to worry about her.
Last year she fell while shoveling snow. Immediately she recited the words “Falun Dafa is good.” After the incident, she told me what happened. She asked me to always remember “Falun Dafa is good.”
I sincerely thank Dafa for giving my mother a healthy body and a happy life. Not only do I not have to take care of her, but she is strong enough to take care of my children and cook for us when we are busy. Her practice benefits us all.
After studying Falun Dafa, mother conducted herself according to the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She truly worked hard to improve her character. She let go of her bad thoughts and no longer complained when she thought she was treated unfairly. She said that all her tribulations came from her wrongdoing in past lives; she thus would not retaliate, but just accept the circumstances.
I saw that she was free from her own bondage and many difficult attachments. She taught us to be kind, tolerant, and optimistic.
I do not practice, but I have read Zhuan Falun—the main book of Falun Dafa—and I’ve benefited from it. When I was in college, for example, I had an appendicitis attack. Medicine and injections did not help and I was told I needed surgery.
Mother then asked me to read Zhuan Falun. Even though I was in a lot of pain, I read it through. After a few pages, I began to vomit yellow liquid. Mother told me not to be scared and just to keep reading. So I kept reading for a while and then fell asleep. When I woke up, I had no pain and was completely healed with no need for surgery. I have not been ill since then. I experienced the amazing power of the Buddha Fa.
It is my hope that my mother will continue her practice.
I also hope everyone in the world can understand and respect Falun Dafa.