(Minghui.org) I am an 80-year-old retiree who was fortunate to begin practicing Falun Dafa in 1997. I used to suffer from many illnesses, but for the past 20 plus years, I have not needed to see a doctor or take any medications.
After starting cultivation practice in Dafa, my body experienced major improvements three times. My hair also turned from black to white, then back to black a few times. A new tooth grew in my mouth, and I also shed skin. I no longer require reading glasses and can see the very small print clearly. No words can express how much I appreciate Master Li Hongzhi’s (Falun Dafa’s founder) compassion and benevolence.
My husband was out of work for long periods of time, so I had to get a job and bring up our children by myself. This hard life resulted in a number of illnesses: arthritis, tracheitis, gastroenteritis, psoriasis, and festering feet. My eyesight was failing at the age of 45. I also suffered from lumbar disc herniation, which made walking very difficult. I needed to rest after walking just a few steps.
I once asked my daughter to take me to the hospital for a check-up. But I ended up taking a train, which was rather difficult. After the check-up, the doctor advised surgery and wanted me to take some medicine at the outset. So I returned to my daughter’s house.
Amazing Experience When Reading Zhuan Falun
My son-in-law was not all that interested to hear about my illnesses. This made me very angry. But he then asked me to listen to a recording without going into any explanation. He said, “Listen to this. This will be beneficial for you.”
Afterward, he did not say anything else. I really could not understand his behavior, but I did not think about it any further. Since he asked me to listen, I listened! As I listened to the recording, I fell asleep.
After a while, my son-in-law checked on me and asked how I was doing. He asked me about what I learned, and I casually replied, “Isn’t this a book that is asking us to turn into good people?”
He then gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun the next day. He asked me to read it before he left for work. Unwillingly, I accepted the book and thought, “He doesn’t think of a way to contact the hospital for my surgery but asks me to read a book instead?” I had nothing to do at my daughter’s house, so I put on my presbyopia glasses and picked up Zhuan Falun. I could not recognise about one-third of the words, but I just continued reading.
I read for a few hours, after which I felt weird. Normally when I read, my eyes hurt, and I could only read a few lines. Furthermore, there were so many words I could not understand. I generally kept away from books. Despite reading for a few hours, my eyes did not feel uncomfortable, and I did not get fidgety sitting that long. I excitedly told my daughter, “This book is too good. I feel very comfortable when I read it, and my eyes no longer hurt!”
On the third day, I read on, and every word in the book was glimmering with light! Even the punctuation marks were glimmering, making them transparent and bright. No matter how I held Zhuan Falun, it looked bright. I could not understand this phenomenon. When my daughter brought her child home I said, “Quickly come and see this book, the words are all glimmering.” My daughter took a look and said that she could not see anything out of the ordinary.
During her afternoon break, my daughter fell asleep, and my leg suddenly stopped hurting. Since I had recovered, I took my grandchild out to play. When I returned, my daughter scolded me and asked if my legs no longer hurt. On the fourth day, I took the train home by myself. I kept reading because I was already attached to this precious book called Zhuan Falun.
Sharing Zhuan Falun with Family Members
At home, my daughter-in-law was about to give birth, and my son suffered from a disability. I gave my copy of Zhuan Falun to my daughter-in-law and said, “This book is so good. After reading it, my leg no longer hurt.” My daughter-in-law said, “In that case, you should just keep reading it. So I read Zhuan Falun whenever I had time.
I grew chickens, ducks, and geese. However, my disabled son did not help out, so I had to take on the heavy workload, as well as the household chores. My daughter-in-law was hospitalised in September to deliver her baby. I would ride my bicycle to and from the hospital three times every day to deliver meals to my daughter-in-law. I wondered, how all this work could be done by a former patient? It would even be difficult for a healthy person.
Benefiting from Doing the Dafa Exercises
My son-in-law told me that I had to start doing the exercises. However, my lumbar disc herniation was acting up again. I told him that I had to go for a cortisone injection, which I had already paid for.
My son-in-law encouraged me to do the exercises first. When I did the Falun Standing Stance exercise for the first time, I could do it for 40 minutes.
I dreamed of a weasel that night. The animal was demanding that I follow it to do its exercises, but I refused. I then thought I should not take the injections anymore and threw away the big pack of medication that I had at home.
One morning, I rode a bike to look for a Falun Dafa practice site. Before long, I heard the exercise music. I followed the direction of the music. However, it took me half an hour before I finally reached the site. Excitedly, I joined in doing the exercises with everyone. At that time, there was a serious shortage of the precious book Zhuan Falun.
Master Li once taught me to memorise On Dafa, the preface in Zhuan Falun in my dream. From that day on, I steadfastly believed in every sentence that Master said.
On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) initiated the persecution of Falun Dafa. But I remained steadfast in my belief. I told the practitioners whom I knew, and my family members that the statements mentioned on television were lies. I also told fellow practitioners, “This is a test! As long as we follow the Dafa requirements and cultivate well, we will be able to prove that this practice is good.” With my encouragement, fellow practitioners no longer worried and started to cultivate in Dafa again. I then saw Master’s portrait smiling at me. I knew that I did the right thing.
Facing Illness Symptoms
Whenever fake illness symptoms appeared, I was able to let go of my fears. I was always able to overcome them. In 2009, I had a fever for 49 days, coupled with coughing and vomiting blood. I lost so much weight that I looked terrible, but I was able to overcome it. I once came down with severe diarrhea, and I passed thick clots of blood. The pain was excruciating, and the diarrhea was so bad that I knelt on the floor and could not get up.
I felt that I would die if it continued on, so I told Master, “Master, I cannot die now, I still have things that I have not completed, so please help me.” After a few hours, I recovered. There was another time when the lumbar disc herniation symptoms reappeared, which lasted for four months. Not only was the pain intolerable, but I also could not lie down to sleep normally. Despite this, I persisted in studying the Fa and did the exercises every day. When I could not stand up to do the exercises, I would do them sitting down. Four months later, I could finally get out of bed.
We moved into another building. I lay on the floor in the spacious living room and thought, “This is such a big house, bright and spacious, really good!” Suddenly, I felt dizzy and nauseous and could not open my eyes. I quickly got up and sat on the sofa. My head involuntarily leaned back, but before I could rest my head, my instinct was to sit up.
Just then, I saw and heard a big black whirlwind coming toward me. I did not know where I was being swept to. By then, I had already lost consciousness and had no idea where my body was. During normal times, whenever I met with tribulations, I would immediately call out for Master, but this time I did not even have that thought. Just then, I heard Master say, “You are sitting there!”
Although I had lost my consciousness, I heard Master’s voice very clearly. I used all my might to sit up straight. When my body moved, my hand caught the blanket. Slowly, I felt the black matter in my whole body subside downwards like water. After a while, I woke up. When I opened my eyes, I loosened my grip on the blanket and touched myself, “Oh, aren’t I all well and good here?” I knew that Master once again helped my life.
I had gone through different types of illness tribulations many times. I had pus coming out of my eyes, two hard bumps growing on the top of my head, and shingles. Over these 20 plus years, these illness tribulations never stopped. No matter how uncomfortable or how difficult it was, I decided to believe in Master and the teachings. I overcame the tests and tribulations.
The CCP’s surveillance and the ransacking of my house have never stopped. I have also been arrested and detained at brainwashing and detention centres. Be it the interrogations and fines by the police, or the demand to complete the guarantee statements, I did not cooperate. No matter how crazy the evil persecution is, my steadfast heart for Dafa remains rock solid and will never waiver.
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