Experiencing the Miracles of Dafa in Cultivation
(Clearwisdom.net) Whenever I hear fellow practitioners recall the wonderfulness of attending Teacher's lectures in China, I always feel as though I was also there, basking in Teacher's kind care and protection. Every time I read an article about it, I would cry. Although I have never seen Teacher during my ten years of cultivation, every time I read or hear Teacher's lectures, I feel as though I am face-to-face with Teacher, enveloped by His great compassion and tranquility.
I first began practicing Falun Gong in late 1996. Because of my poor enlightenment quality, I fell many times during my cultivation journey. During every tribulation, Teacher endured for me. I would like to write about my personal experiences to validate the wonders of Falun Dafa.
Before practicing Falun Dafa, my heart was giving me so much trouble that I could not take care of myself. Due to insufficient blood flow, I could only move around for about two hours indoors every day. The rest of the time, I had to rest in bed. My legs and feet were swollen. Every morning, I wasn't sure if I could fit in the shoes I wore just the night before. I took medicine every day.
One day in late 1996, my son took me to an old neighbor's home to visit. She was watching the video of Teacher's lectures. She said, "The Teacher has come down here to save people." Because I was influenced by the wicked (Communist) party's atheist propaganda, I did not take her words seriously. She showed me a copy of the book Zhuan Falun, which was given to her by another person, and said that I should take it home and read carefully. She also said that the cultivation of Falun Gong mostly focuses on Fa study and the improvement of one's character. I did not pay too much attention. I asked her whether just reading the book was enough, and went home shortly afterwards. At that time, my enlightenment quality was low and I did not realize the preciousness of the book. I read it carelessly for the first time within five or six days. I knew the book was good, and the things it discussed were principles I had never heard of before. I came to understand that all misfortunes in one's life are the result of karma accumulated through countless lifetimes.
Although I did not read the book very carefully, Teacher still purified my body when I was reading. I felt waves of heat, and after reading the book just once, my heart disease was gone. From being unable to take care of myself to being able to ride a bike and deliver the book, only took five to six days. Indeed, I felt my body was very light, just like the book said. I was so excited that I could hardly contain myself.
After returning the book, I could not let go of it in my mind. I looked for Zhuan Falun and other Dafa books everywhere. After buying the book, I joined a practice site. From here on, I began my cultivation. Teacher gave me a new life. Everyone around me and I have witnessed a miracle of Dafa.
Not long after I began cultivating, I had a dream that I was stepping out of a hole in the ground that looked like a deep well, and the place outside the well was quite desolate. Perhaps I saw that the Teacher had scooped me out of hell.
In 1998 and the first half of 1999, I exhibited symptoms of severe illness. In late 1998, I had a hemorrhage. My children forcibly took me to the hospital. My blood iron count was only 0.3g. The doctor said it was unbelievable that I was still alive. Because they could not stop the bleeding, they transferred me to a larger hospital. The doctors there examined me and said I was in the late stages of uterus cancer. After the surgery, the medical experts said I could not live for more than three months. My family members prepared for my funeral. After returning home from the hospital, I did not give up practicing Falun Gong, and Teacher did not give up on me. When the persecution began in July 1999, although lies against Falun Gong filled the airwaves, I was not moved. I believed in Teacher and the Fa firmly. Soon after, I began studying the Fa and doing the exercises again. I passed another test of life and death and Teacher gave me a new life. Again, I experience a miracle of Dafa.
After July 20, 1999, my fellow practitioners continued to step forward to validate the Fa in different ways. In 2000, I also joined the wave of validating the Fa. I knew I needed to be firm, but my understanding of the Fa principles was not deep. In 2001, I was arrested while validating the Fa and was illegally sentenced to three years in prison. When I was imprisoned, I tried to be firm with a human heart, and was not diligent with the practice. For about four months, I took a detour again. These were painful lessons. In 2004, when I returned home, my fellow practitioners gave me Teacher's lectures from the last three years that they had saved for me. I was grateful from the bottom of my heart. Through studying the Fa with a calm heart, I understood the Fa principles and was able to correct my mistakes. Now I am back in the current of practitioners clarifying the facts and saving sentient beings.