I’m a 60 year old Falun Dafa practitioner from a mountainous area in Hebei Province. Our family was so poor that my parents couldn’t afford to send me to school, so I stayed at home and worked on the farm.
I stayed with my grandmother for a month when I was ten. One of her neighbors was an old man who taught children to read. When I had time I went to his place, and listened to him teaching. This was the only schooling that I received.
I became seriously ill when I was nine years old, and nearly died. When I was 20 and about to get married, I was so frail that the villagers thought that I may die soon after my wedding.
Even I didn’t think that I’d live long. I could neither work on the farm, nor do the housework.
My husband took me to several large hospitals for treatment. We spent a lot of money, but nothing helped.
Healthy for the First Time in My Life
I started practicing Falun Dafa in February 1997. Master purified my body, and all my illness disappeared within a month. My appetite improved, and I was able to do the housework and help on the farm. I experienced the amazing feeling of being healthy for the first time in my life.
When my neighbors commented on these remarkable changes, I told them that it was because I practice Falun Dafa. They all praised the practice.
Three-Day Group Fa Study and Exercise Event
When I went to the group Fa study in my village, I would listen to the others read the Dafa books because I was illiterate.
A three-day group Fa study and exercise event was held in the local city in the spring of 1998, so I decided to participate.
When I noticed a practitioner from my village brought her copy of Zhuan Falun, I went home and got mine. She said, “Why did you bring your book? You can’t read, so you won’t need it.”
I still brought the book, because I just wanted it with me.
The event was in a large hotel. More than 300 practitioners from different villages joined the event. The practitioners were divided into groups of 20. Every group read the Fa together, and watched videos of the Falun Dafa exercises so we could correct our movements.
Embarrassed Over My Illiteracy
On the first day of our group Fa study, everyone took turns reading Zhuan Falun. Since I couldn’t read, I hid at the back. I felt embarrassed, and thought that it would be great if I could read. When the group coordinator learned that I was illiterate, she asked me to just sit and listen.
I sat down and held Zhuan Falun in my hands like everyone else. However, I didn’t know which part of the book the others were reading, and I didn’t know when to turn the pages. I felt embarrassed and anxious.
Something Amazing Happens
On the second day, when our group Fa study was nearly over, my vision started to become blurry. I closed the book, rubbed my eyes, then opened the book again. I noticed the words were changing shape. When I turned the book upside down the shapes of the words were still changing.
The coordinator saw me turning the book around, and thought that I wasn’t taking the Fa seriously. She told me to hold the book correctly. I said, “Look, the words are changing shape. What’s happening?”
She said, “Maybe your vision is getting blurry. Just listen while the others read.”
I closed my eyes for a while, and listened to the others read. When I opened them, I opened the book again. The words had all returned to their normal shapes, but now they were all shining with a golden light. I asked the practitioner next to me if her book was also shining. She said no. My book radiated golden light for 2-3 minutes.
I kept thinking about what happened that day, and couldn’t sleep. My mouth began tingling. Some of the words in Zhuan Falun appeared in my mind, and I wanted to read the Fa.
The practitioner in the next bed asked me why I couldn’t sleep, so I told her that I wanted to read the Fa. She said, “You couldn’t read this afternoon. How can you read now?”
I told her, “I feel like I’ve read Zhuan Falun a long time ago, and the words seem so familiar.” When I said that, the other practitioners all woke up. Someone turned the light on, and we took out our copies of Zhuan Falun.
I Can Read Zhuan Falun
As I read a few paragraphs of Zhuan Falun, one practitioner said excitedly, “You can read! Why didn’t you read earlier?” The other practitioners said that I read very fluently.
I told them what happened that afternoon, and one of them said, “You really have a predestined relationship with Dafa. Master has unlocked your memory and your wisdom. You should diligently study the Fa from now on.”
With tears in my eyes, I made up my mind to study the Fa well and to cultivate diligently. I wanted to be worthy of Master’s compassionate and gracious salvation.
On the third day of group Fa study, the other practitioners told the coordinator that I could read Zhuan Falun. I then shared my experience with the group.
Since that event in 1998, I’ve been able to read Zhuan Falun and Master’s other books. My husband and I study the Fa, do the exercises and the three things every day.
Through my twenty-two years of cultivation, I increasingly believe in Master and the power of Dafa. I will continue to do my best to assist Master in the Fa rectification, and save more people.