My Child's Illness Was A Reflection of My Cultivation State
(Clearwisdom.net) One time my child had fever and diarrhea, and my parents urged me to take him to a hospital. I remembered Master's words in Zhuan Falun,
"The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities."
"People within your field may unintentionally have their illnesses healed since this field can rectify all abnormal conditions. A human body should not become ill, and being ill is an abnormal state. It can rectify this abnormal state." (Zhuan Falun, 2000 translation edition)
I was frustrated. Since I was a practitioner, why couldn't I rectify my child's current state? My child had already had these illness symptoms for three or four days. If there was no improvement, then we would just take him to a hospital.
At that time, my child was less than a year-old and hadn't learned to talk. When he heard me saying that I would take him to a hospital the next day, he kept on shaking his head. I asked, "You don't want to go to hospital?" He nodded. My parents and my husband all watched his response. My mother said, "Why are you talking to the baby about this? He can't understand you yet. Just take him to the hospital tomorrow." When my child heard this, he immediately began crying and he shook his head. My mother, who didn't realize what was going on, said, "Look, the child is ill and suffering. Let's go to the hospital right now." I said, "No. Mother, didn't you say that a child less than three years old intuitively knows things? Our Master also mentioned that we shouldn't just look at them as children. They all have an understanding side. Maybe he knows that he doesn't need to go to a hospital." I said to him, "Did mommy say it right? You don't want to go to the hospital, right? Don't cry anymore. We won't go." My child immediately stopped crying. He looked at me and smiled. My family members saw this and were surprised. They all said that it was extraordinary.
My mother asked me what to cook for dinner. I asked her to let me look in the refrigerator first. When I opened the refrigerator door, I saw a pepper. Yes, that's it. I remembered that my mother had brought the pepper, and at the time, I thought, "I will take it, as this will help me out and save me money." But just that one inappropriate thought, which showed my attachment to greed, is not something a cultivator should have, and should be eliminated.
I told my mother that I knew why my son had become ill. It was because of my greed for the free pepper. My mother didn't want to hear this and said, "Are you saying that it was I who caused my grandson to become sick? I didn't hear any doctor saying that giving people peppers would cause sickness!" I said, "Mother, I am not blaming you. Last time, when you brought things here, the child was fine. I know however that cultivators should not take other people's things for free. But you are my mother, so if I had refused, you wouldn't have understood. So I just accepted it and nothing happened. Because nothing happened last time, didn't I ask you to bring more this time and the more the better? Because of that greed, and through my child's illness, I realized that my thought was inappropriate. The universal Fa is showing me that I need to raise my level. This is the truth."
"Really?" My mother was half believing and half doubting. I said, "Let us take a look at the child's condition, and then we will know for sure." I went over to my son. He wasn't moaning as though he was sick any longer, but instead was calmly sitting there and playing. I touched his forehead, and felt that the temperature had gone down. When I touched his body, he was no longer hot.
Through this event, my family understood that Dafa is good.
When this incident happened, I had only been practicing for several months. I feel that Dafa is so wonderful. I am such a fortunate person to cultivate in Dafa. I have thanked Master many times for saving me.