By Fu Yuan, a Falun Dafa practitioner
(Minghui.org) I am 67 years old. My hometown is a poor village in central Anhui Province. In the 1970s and 1980s, it had 20 households, it has now grown to 25. After I finished high school I left, returning for visits to see my mother.
I went back during Chinese New Year and discussed the three-year pandemic with my family. I noticed an interesting observation. That is, the lifespan of our village residents increased significantly. For example, before 2000 the average age of death was about 60. Most people died in their 50s and 60s, rarely reaching 70 and no one ever lived to 75.
After 2000, however, the average age of the eight residents who died was 82. Among them, three between 75 and 80, three between 81 and 83, and two between 91 and 93. Right now, there are fourteen residents over 70, ten between 70 and 75, and four between 85 and 93.
We are happy about this and residents in the nearby towns call us a “Village of Longevity.” When thinking it over, we realized it was probably because many people in the village were blessed by Falun Dafa for learning the truth.
Listening to Dafa Lectures with My Mother
My mother began to practice Falun Dafa in 1998 when she was 70 years of age. Before practicing, she took several medications every day because of migraines, vertigo (Meniere’s syndrome), low blood pressure, and heart problems. She went to many doctors, but none of them could help her. Because of vertigo, she had to go to sleep early and get up late. Occasionally, the condition was so severe and painful that she had to stay in bed for days.
Fortunately, all these illnesses disappeared after she began to practice Falun Dafa. She also saw Falun (law wheels) rotating in the sky. She became younger and had periods in her 70s. Feeling healthier than ever, my mother no longer needed medicine. She was happy all the time.
Since my mother could not read, she listened to the audio lectures of Master Li (founder of Falun Dafa). Because she was kind and generous, local villagers liked her very much. When my mother told others about her experience practicing Falun Dafa and recovering from all her illnesses, neighbors witnessed these miracles and liked to listen to her. The elderly who no longer worked on the farms often came to listen to Master’s audio lectures with my mother.
This lasted until the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution in 1999. Because village officers came to harass and intimidate them, they stopped coming. Still, many residents’ health improved after listening to the Dafa lectures.
My mother kept listening to Master’s audio lectures and I also talked with her about cultivation practice whenever I came for a visit. She relied on me very much. After being terminated by my employer due to my belief, I was arrested and sent to a labor camp. As a result, I was unable to visit my mother for a long time. The severe persecution dealt her a hard blow. She passed away in December 2008 at the age of 81.
It was Falun Dafa and Master Li that brought mother great health. Had the suppression not happened, she would have lived much longer. Still, with her age of 81, she had lived a long life.
Several days after my mother died, my daughter (also a Dafa practitioner) said she dreamt of my mother staying in a big transparent glass house. We know Master has arranged a good place for her and we are very thankful.
Learning Facts from Me
I began to practice Dafa in early 1997. Before that, I had many illnesses, including kidney disease, liver problems, multiple gastric issues (ulcer, gastroptosis, atrophy, gastritis, bleeding, etc.), intractable urticaria, premature heartbeat, migraine, toothache, arthritis, hemorrhoids, prolapse, and others. Besides visiting doctors and Chinese medicine doctors, I also tried folk medicines and various qigong systems. But there was no progress. Every day, I felt dizzy with fatigue.
At that time, I worked at a government agency and my position gave me many privileges. Although appearing powerful on the surface, I was exhausted physically and mentally as if my life had reached an end. After I began to practice Falun Dafa, however, all these problems were gone, I felt wonderful beyond words. Although I was persecuted many times later, I was determined in my belief and Master helped me overcome those tribulations.
Every time when visiting my hometown, I visited each household to tell the village residents the facts about Falun Dafa and how practitioners were mistreated for their belief. They knew I used to have many illnesses and Dafa gave me good health. They also witnessed the improvement of my moral values since I was more willing to help others. They were very moved and happy to hear that Falun Dafa is well accepted everywhere in the world, and how the CCP defamed the practice with hate propaganda such as the staged Self-Immolation Incident at Tiananmen Square. Almost all of them quit the CCP organizations which also included the junior organizations of Youth League and Young Pioneer.
Extended Life Span
Looking back over these past 10-20 years, lots of changes have happened in the village. For example, the life span was extended, fewer people died, and more villagers were successful in their businesses. Among 25 households, 20 built new homes and 8 high school graduates were admitted to college. Right now, 10 residents in their 70s are so healthy that they can work on the farmland and four residents over 85 are still in good condition. Compared to them, nearby villages where the villagers have similar diets and living conditions didn’t experience an increased lifespan.
I know all these happened because these residents had listened to the facts of Falun Dafa and they were blessed for supporting the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. These are just some examples of how Falun Dafa has benefited Chinese citizens and we hope more people will learn the facts, support Falun Dafa, and receive blessings.
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