Because I Practice Falun Gong, I No Longer Use Large Quantities of Medication
(Clearwisdom.net) My name is Tian Meiyun and I live in Taipei.
In late November 1997, I received a phone call from a friend who told me about Falun Dafa. When I read the book Zhuan Falun (1), the words, "A person should return to his original, true self--that's actually the true purpose of being human," moved me. Falun Dafa is different from anything I had studied before. When I realized that the purpose of being human is to return to one's original, true self, my mind cleared up and I cried with joy for having found the truth. I immediately registered for a nine-day Falun Dafa class held in Huangpu-xincun.
I had been sickly since childhood. My husband said to me, "You are taking medication 300 days out of the year." I suffered from migraines, a syndrome where I kept seeing flying objects, arrhythmia, nervous imbalance, twisting of the vertebrae, chronicle pelvic infection, a uterine tumor, hydrocele and kidney disease. Neither Eastern nor Western medicine could help me, and I lost confidence in both. I also practiced many types of qigong but my condition didn't improve. I felt hopeless and helpless, and that life was meaningless. In the first month after I started practicing Falun Gong, I read only a few pages of Zhuan Falun every day because my eyes were still sore. However, my body started to change. I had previously suffered from frequent migraines. Now my head had a worse reaction and I even vomited. But, after vomiting, my head no longer hurt! I also experienced great changes in my urinary system. I knew Master was purifying my body for me and I should persist in studying Falun Dafa, no matter how uncomfortable I felt. I read the Dafa books attentively and did the exercises. On the fifth day I felt as if I was reborn. When I opened my eyes in the morning, I felt that the world was beautiful and my body was very light. I straightened my back and was very happy. I also discarded several drawers full of medication because I no longer needed them.
My relationship with my husband changed from being antagonistic to one that was harmonious and caring. Three years ago my husband had taken on a project, and unexpectedly we went bankrupt overnight. I felt as if my world suddenly came apart. I was angry and bitter that my husband took on a project in a field in which he was not an expert. We stopped talking to each other and lived like strangers. After studying Dafa, I tried to walk a mile in my husband's shoes and realized that he was trying his best to provide for his family.
If I didn't have this experience, I may not have truly understood the joy and changes after studying Falun Dafa. It enabled me to face sharp criticism in a tolerant manner and to face difficult situations with broad-mindedness and forgiveness. I discovered that I was often stubbornly blaming other people in the past. I used to be aggressive and overbearing, but because of Falun Gong practice, I changed my attitude and have become warm and considerate. As a result, I am now a better wife and mother. My anger and bitterness also disappeared.
My 18-year-old son became more studious and willing to help others after he learned Falun Dafa. His classmates nicknamed him "golden boy" and his teachers love him. My 13-year-old son also studies Falun Dafa and conducts himself as a practitioner all the time. I never expected the changes that took place in them. I know that Dafa has taken root in their hearts. I now have more confidence in them and do not worry about them.
Through constant Fa (1) study, I became more aware of the profundity of Dafa and my heart grew more steady and content. Whenever a conflict arises, I try my best to look inward to see if I was up to the standard, whether I was being just and sincere, or if I was being greedy and attached to something. I try to deal with things with a calm mind, and problems are solved easily. I will cherish the opportunity to practice Falun Gong, truly a remarkable and wonderful cultivation method.
(1) The book, Zhuan Falun, comprises the principal teachings of Falun Dafa.
(2) Fa: Law and principles; the teachings of Falun Dafa.