A Hard Lesson
(Clearwisdom.net) In April 1998, I contracted jaw cancer. After I had surgery to cut out the tumor, I could not speak clearly and I had to eat and drink through a nasal tube. I was very weak and it was very painful. At that time, my brother and his wife, both of whom are Dafa practitioners, came to visit me in the hospital. They read Zhuan Falun and Lectures in the United States to me every day. As I listened, I felt very comfortable and did not feel as much pain as I had been feeling. I experienced the miracle of Dafa for the first time. I decided in my mind that I would begin Dafa cultivation. After my stitches were removed, I received electric treatment for half a month. I spent about 20,000 yuan on the whole surgery and treatment. I then left the hospital.
On the second day after I was back at home, I went to a practice site to learn the Falun Gong exercises and listen to the Fa. Because I was still weak, I was only able to sit on the ground to learn and listen. However, I regained my physical strength quickly. About a week later, I was able to stand up and do the exercises. During the couple of years after July 20, 1999, my mind was never shaken. I persisted in my cultivation. My health was fully restored.
In 2003, my daughter gave birth to a baby girl. Everyone in my family was very happy about the arrival of this little baby. Because my husband went out to work every day, I took on the entire responsibility of taking care of my granddaughter and doing the housework. As a result, I slacked off in my cultivation, and I did not do the three things well. Sometimes, my xinxing went down to the level of everyday people. I often got angry. When handling some things, my xinxing was even worse than everyday people's. I fell down to the human level.
On Chinese New Year of this year, a small tumor was found on my neck. When I went to a hospital for a checkup, it was diagnosed as cancer again, which worried me and my family very much. I went to Beijing for further diagnostic tests. It was confirmed that the cancer cells had spread to my lung. I felt desperate from this sudden attack. The hospital removed the small tumor and sent me back home to "recuperate."
One of my relatives brought me an issue of "Minghui Weekly" and told me there was a story of a practitioner like me. That practitioner did not take cultivation seriously and contracted lymph cancer. The cancer cells had spread all over his body. However, this fellow practitioner resumed cultivation and strictly did well the three things according to Teacher's requirement. A week later, all of his symptoms disappeared. From this example, I saw hope that I could live.
It can be said that that was another turn in my life. I braced myself. I hardened my resolve to Teacher and decided to cultivate hard from the beginning. Over the last six months, all the bad things in my body have disappeared. I really experienced Dafa's miraculousness. Our benevolent Teacher did not give up on me. Although I cannot speak clearly right now, I can continue to distribute truth-clarification materials on the street, study the Fa, do the exercises, and send forth righteous thoughts. I want to double my efforts to make up for any losses and take this lesson to heart.
I wrote this article to help my fellow practitioners who have slacked off to take a lesson from my experiences. "Dafa is solemn, and cultivation is a serious matter--it's not child's play." (Teaching the Fa at the Eastern U.S. Fa Conference, March 27-28, 1999)
If I've written anything inappropriate, please point it out and correct it benevolently.
October 20, 2006