(Clearwisdom.net) Teacher states in Zhuan Falun,

"You do not need to practice such low level things, and we will push you beyond it, making your body reach a state free of any illness."

For genuine practitioners, Teacher will purify their bodies. As a result, they will not have any illnesses. To an ordinary person, having an illness could be a serious problem. However, some non-practitioners have been able to recover from serious illnesses by simply reciting sincerely, "Falun Dafa is good," and "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance is good." So, why are there still practitioners who have symptoms of illnesses, and some have even passed away?

There are two reasons that I would like to share.

Firstly, a practitioner may have to endure some of the sickness karma because he or she was not able to pass certain tests in personal cultivation and cannot let go of many attachments, thus resulting in the accumulation of tribulations.

Secondly, when a practitioner still has many attachments and cannot clarify the truth, and cannot meet the standard of a cultivator, he or she will be persecuted by the dark minions, rotten ghosts, and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) evil specter. I have personally witnessed several such cases.

Practitioner A had been retired for many years. In his heart, he knew that Dafa is good. However, when the persecution began on July 20, 1999, he handed in all of his Falun Dafa books. He was afraid because the persecution brought up horrible memories of the past CCP campaigns in which people were severely persecuted.

When fellow practitioners gave him Dafa materials, practitioner A would ask them to wait while he quickly read through them because he was afraid the police would find out. When he suffered from symptoms of an illness, he did not treat himself as a practitioner, but instead used human notions to treat the illness. He would take medicine and get injections.

By 2003, his illness worsened. He could not lie down or he would cough and be unable to breathe. As a result, he had to stand or walk around, was sleepy all day and his legs became swollen. Very few practitioners knew about practitioner A's situation. When he was hospitalized, several practitioners went to visit him. However, he claimed he was too tired to let them stay long.

A few days later, practitioner A passed away. He had a predestined relationship with Dafa, yet he could not persevere in cultivation. It is a shame that he missed the opportunity of a lifetime.

At the beginning of the persecution, practitioner B stepped out to clarify the truth. However, he had too many human attachments during personal cultivation and he was not able to study the Fa well. He would be steadfast in cultivation one moment and then cooperate with the evil the next. He had a strong attachment to sentimentality and could not get rid of the attachment to lust.

In 2004, his illness worsened. He told his family, "The path to godhood is too difficult. I will just remain a human." Practitioner B died on the night he was sent to the hospital. This is an example of eternal regret for someone who tried very hard but gave up in the face of adversity.

Practitioner C rarely studied the Fa, did the exercises, or sent forth righteous thoughts. He has not read all of The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Because he did not have a clear understanding of the CCP, he was persecuted by the evil specter and became ill. Practitioner C, however, firmly believes in Dafa and Teacher. Through sharing with fellow practitioners and searching inward for his attachments, he has become more diligent in studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts. He is slowly recovering.

These practitioners all experienced Teacher's mercy and salvation during their tribulations. For example, while in the hospital, the staff had difficulty inserting needles into practitioner A. When the needle was finally inserted, practitioner A "accidentally" knocked it out.

At critical moments, both practitioner A and B gave up on Dafa, and thus gave up the opportunity to extend their lives. Practitioner C, however, still firmly believed in Teacher and Dafa during the tribulation. With that single thought, Teacher is helping him eliminate the karma, and his condition is improving.

Practitioners who are experiencing illness karma should look within themselves to see if there is any long standing issue that has not been resolved. Have we done the three things Teacher asks us to do well?

September 30, 2005