A Newer Practitioner: Be Grateful for Master's Salvation
(Clearwisdom.net) My name is Zhang Chuanxian, and I am sixty-one years old this year. I had the honor of obtaining Dafa a year ago. Recalling my cultivation path over the last year, I am excited and feel wonderful. I personally experienced the tremendous magnificence of Dafa. Master has shown great compassion. Dafa has brought me tremendous changes both physically and mentally. While World Falun Dafa Day is approaching, I would like to write some experiences from my cultivation and share them with fellow practitioners. They express my great gratitude to Master.
Dafa Has Given Me a Healthy Body
Before I obtained the Fa, just like many ordinary people, my physical body was aging and illnesses appeared after I became a senior citizen. Master says in Zhuan Falun, ...that's just how the ordinary world is, and birth, aging, sickness, and death are just a fact of life" At the time, every joint in my body was stiff. Every step, I limped. People who did not know me and saw my posture would have thought that I was disabled. I tried many physical therapies, such as massages, light therapy, electrical stimulation and so on, but there was no improvement. I also had stomach problems, insomnia, headaches, and severe anaphylaxis. I was especially troubled for years with a pollen allergy causing congestion. What was even more serious was after I turned 50, I suddenly found myself having serious heart problems. The ECG showed that one important indicator of my heart had a reverse waveform compared to a normal heart waveform. The doctor said that under such circumstances there could be a life-threatening situation at any time. (Many of my relatives, including my father had suddenly passed away from sudden heart attacks between the age of 50 to 60). Therefore, whenever I felt discomfort in my heart and went to the hospital for a checkup, after the doctor checked my ECG, I would be rushed for emergency treatment and put into intensive care for observation. There was an oxygen cylinder by my bedside. The doctor even arranged for me to go directly into the Emergency Room whenever my heart condition worsened. At that time, regardless of where I was, whenever I felt cardiac discomfort I would ask people (even strangers) to help rush me to the hospital emergency room.
However, after I started to practice Falun Dafa, I underwent tremendous changes in my physical and mental health. My heart symptoms disappeared. I no longer needed an oxygen cylinder. All my sicknesses went away without even taking any medicine. I could do laundry, cook, and care for two children. I could do chores from morning to night and did not feel tired. All my doddering past appearance changed. Even my son-in-law (a Westerner) said, "After my mother-in-law practiced Falun Gong, both her physical and mental health greatly improved and she was glowing with good health."
Now, whenever I see slow moving, exhausted senior citizens, I think that if it were not for Master and Dafa, I would be one of them. Thank you Master. Thank you, Dafa, for you have granted me a healthy body. I feel younger as time passes.
Eliminating Sickness Karma
About eliminating sickness karma, I gained my understanding gradually. In the past, I had pollen allergies. Doctors call it allergic rhinitis. Every year in April or May, my nose would be stuffed. I could not breathe normally. I was also allergic to light and metal. Every year I would go through several months of indescribable misery.
One night, after I had been practicing Falun Dafa for three or four weeks, I suddenly had a fever, a sore throat, nasal congestion, respiratory congestion, and systemic bone pain all over my body. At that time, my understanding of the Fa was not that deep. I did not realize it was sickness karma. I treated it as sickness and took medicine to try to cure my diseases. A few days later, as I was casually flipping through the pages of Zhuan Falun, I came across this sentence on page 78: "Starting today, some people will have chills, as if they've got a bad cold, and their bones might even ache." After reading through this paragraph, I suddenly realized that these symptoms were sickness karma. Therefore, I sincerely asked Master to forgive my slow realization. Please give me another chance.
Sure enough, about two weeks passed by before my sixtieth birthday. I suddenly had a fever, my nose was congested, and I had a headache. The fierceness of this onslaught made me anxious. This time, I realized it was Master who was cleansing my body for me, helping me to eliminate my karma. My daughter did not practice Falun Gong. She saw my symptoms were so serious and to her, taking medicine was very natural. If I refused her bluntly at the time, she might have misunderstandings over Dafa, so I accepted the medicine and hid it. After only a day, my nose was cleared. I felt an explosion over my nose and my nose was cleared up. A breeze of fresh air rushed toward my forehead. I felt that my spirit was fresh and light. Since then, my pollen allergy symptoms disappeared completely.
I showed my daughter all the medicine that she had given me, and told her that I did not take even one pill. She responded in surprise: "Dafa is so magnificent. If this was during the past, you could not get better even when you had taken medicine."
Dafa Changed Me and My Family
In the past, I was a quick and uneven-tempered person. I used to go to extremes in handling problems and I was very stubborn and attached. I could not handle family relationships, children and social relations well. I always thought to myself that I had good intentions. What I had done was for the good of others. Why didn't anyone understand me? I complained that my good intentions were not well rewarded. I complained that my children did not love me. I complained about my husband's resentments and ungratefulness. I also complained about the greed of my friends and colleagues. In a word, I always felt unfairness in my heart. I could not sleep and eat well.
After I studied the Fa, I realized that all these things were predestined. I might owe debts to them. After I understood the Fa, my heart suddenly saw the light. I no longer hassled over success and failure. I felt that everyone was lovable and everything was beautiful. My life henceforth filled with sunlight everyday. I completely changed to another person. Because of the changes within, all the things that were twisted in the past were turned around and resolved.
When my son encountered problems at work, I would use the Fa to inspire him and guide him. The relationship between mother and son improved. It was very harmonious. We also would often have heart-to-heart conversations. My son tells everyone that after his mom practiced Falun Gong, not only her physical well-being but her temperament changed for the better as well.
One time, because of a minor matter, my daughter got really angry with me. She threw a fit of temper at me, beating her chest, stamping her feet, and wailing uncontrollably. If I had not cultivated Dafa, I certainly could not have born it and she would not be able to back down. I realized that this was an opportunity for me to upgrade my xinxing. With this in mind, my heart suddenly became very calm. I did not feel angry. I followed Master's teaching to look within when encountering tribulations. Sure enough, from searching within, I found the source of my problems. Later, my daughter said with emotion several times: "Mother, Falun Gong is truly great. One year ago (referring to the time prior to my cultivation), speaking to you then compared to speaking to you now is like talking to two different persons. Before, you always looked for different excuses to dodge the matter. Now you can search within. Your Master's Fa is all right. Your Master has asked you to let go of attachments. Attachment is a very precise word to use." After that my daughter started to read Zhuan Falun.
Another time, my daughter and my son-in-law had some conflicts. I used Master's Fa regarding searching within to help her find the source of her problems. The knot in her heart was immediately untied and her marital relationship was in harmony again. She said, "Mother, I felt at ease after I talked with you." Later, she was also willing to talk to me about work or other related problems.
I told her this wisdom was all given to me by Dafa. During the past, I wanted to show you. However, I did not know how to teach you. Now with Master's Fa, I can help you to solve problems easily.
My son-in-law also noticed the changes in me after my cultivation. He said to my daughter that before I watched TV all night long (because of insomnia). Now every night I study the Fa and do the exercises. My face glows with a healthy red. After they saw the tremendous changes that I experienced after I started cultivating, they praised Falun Gong to my in-laws. They also introduced Falun Gong to their friends. Later, both of them came to learn Falun Gong.
Because my body and mind have become better after cultivating in Dafa, I can work all day long without feeling tired. It has also solved all my daughter's worries. Through these subtle ways, all my family relationships have become very harmonious and happy.
Previously, I always worried about how to spend my old age. Since I obtained the Fa, I am having a good golden age. I often tell people that I am lucky. I have the honor to obtain the Fa in the Dharma-ending-period. In addition, I became a Fa rectification period Dafa disciple. This is such a blessing. If it were not for Master's compassionate salvation, I couldn't be where I am today.
With Master's birthday and World Falun Dafa Day approaching, I send Master my thanks and greetings! Happy birthday, Master! Thank you, Master for your merciful salvation.
These are some of my personal understandings from cultivation. Please kindly point out to me anything inappropriate.