Falun Dafa Has Saved My Life
(Clearwisdom.net) My name is Magdalena. I live in Sweden. I have practiced Falun Dafa since 1995. I want to share with you what Falun Dafa has given me. I shall give a short account of how my life was like before I started practicing Falun Dafa.
I was a very sick person. Ever since I was born I had weak physical health. Nobody really knew what was wrong with me. I was just weak, had no immunity to sickness, could faint any time, and was susceptible to all kinds of illnesses. My parents took me to many doctors to seek help. The doctors never found the cause of my weak and sick physical body. So they recommended strong medicines, a change of environment, varying my diet and so on. At one time my life was hanging by a straw and the doctors could not help me. In desperation, my father, who had faith in God, promised to donate his whole month's salary to the church if I could recover. I survived that time and my father paid the church.
I survived the crisis. I would feel better periodically, but no significant change had taken place. There were not many days when I could be without treatment. So my whole life I tried to take great care of my body through physical training, strong medications and many visits to the doctors. Despite all these efforts and the fact that I have never smoked or drank alcohol, I suffered from muscular problems at the age of 26 -- my body twitched and I had very little muscle control. The doctors suspected epilepsy, which could not be cured. They said there was something wrong with my brain and I had to take medicine for the rest of my life. The next shocking news came at the age of 36. I found I had lung cancer. I was treated with radiation therapy but instead of becoming better the cancer spread to my whole body. Then I was treated with chemotherapy. I got worse and worse. I did not know what to do. The doctors could only give me painkillers. I nearly gave up my life but still, for some reason, I struggled to survive.
The doctors did not give me much hope. I started to look for alternative methods. I thought that it could help me. For several years I tried all sorts of physical and spiritual treatments and medicine qigong. I have paid en enormous sum of money in my endeavor to become healthy but did not succeed. When one symptom disappeared, a few others appeared. It never ended. Nothing helped and I continued to search.
In 1995 I came in touch with Falun Dafa through an acquaintance. Just a short while after I began practicing Falun Dafa, my physical body became purified from all illness. Today at the age of 49, I am free from all illnesses. I do not need any medications, any therapy or any ordinary physical training. Like a miracle, my body feels fantastic and is healthy.
To learn Falun Dafa, and the feeling of having a body free from illnesses is difficult to describe with words; it has to be experienced. Yet, getting a healthy body is just a side effect of practicing Falun Dafa. The body purification was among the very first things a Falun Dafa practitioner experiences.
I understand that the orthodox Fa (1) provides salvation unconditionally, to people who want to cultivate genuinely.
Apart from the fact that my physical body is free from illness, I know the reason why I am here on earth as a human being. Falun Dafa has given me a new life with a clear and conscious mind, the ability to differentiate between right and wrong - good and bad, and a possibility to cultivate my Xinxing (2), assimilate to the characteristics of the Universe, Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance), become enlightened, and return to my original true self and attain perfection.
Falun Dafa has given all these to me. For all this I deeply thank Falun Dafa and the teacher of Falun Dafa, Mr. Li Hongzhi. Thanks you, Master Li!!
- Fa: Law and principles; the teachings of Falun Dafa.
- Xinxing: mind-heart nature; moral character.