70-Year-Old Practitioners Pass the Test of Sickness Karma
(Clearwisdom.net) My older brother and sister-in-law started practicing Falun Dafa on September 12, 1997. My brother quit smoking and stopped drinking alcohol five days after starting to practice. He had tried to quit for 20 years but had always failed. After practicing Falun Gong, he had no appetite for meat, even though he loved to eat meat prior to beginning the practice. He felt Falun Dafa was really miraculous, which increased his confidence in cultivation.
Before practicing Falun Gong, both my brother and my sister-in-law had many diseases. Insufficient blood flow to the left side of the brain gave them slight numbness on one side of the body, and they had to quit working five years before retirement. They relied on medication year after year, but after practicing Falun Dafa for less than a month they became healthy. They no longer needed any medications, and this gave them more confidence. They told everyone they met about the miraculous wonders of Falun Dafa. They practiced very diligently and have passed every sickness karma test and xinxing test with righteous thoughts. They always said that there was no test they could not pass if they believed in Teacher and Falun Dafa.
In 1998, my sister-in-law went to visit her older sister while my brother stayed at home by himself. One day when he went to run some errands on his motorcycle, he over-exerted himself and strained his back. He felt a sharp pain and was suddenly unable to breathe or move. With great effort, he locked up his motorcycle and climbed up the stairs to his home on the fourth floor, holding tight to the hand rails. It required a lot of effort just to go to bed. Even though he entirely soaked in sweat, he was unable to change his clothes. He lay in bed for two days without eating or drinking, and it was difficult for him to use the bathroom. At that time he had only one thought in his mind, which was his firm belief in Teacher and Dafa. "Steeling the heart, eliminating karma, cultivating xinxing" ("Causality" from Hong Yin) He had passed this test. When he woke up on the morning of the third day, he no longer felt any pain in his back. His lumbar vertebral protrusion was no longer there and it never returned.
At around 7:30 a.m. on August 15, 2008, my sister-in-law said she was not feeling well. After a while, she laid her head down on the dining room table. Mucus and saliva streamed out of her mouth and nose onto the table, and she lost consciousness. At that time my brother had very strong righteous thoughts. He was neither panicked nor scared. He gently moved my sister-in-law to a nearby sofa and lay her down. My brother told me, "I know your sister-in-law has very strong righteous thoughts. But I will still support her with my righteous thoughts continuously. We should remember we are practitioners." My brother sat beside my sister-in-law. After a while, my sister-in-law started vomiting, spitting up food through her nose and mouth. She vomited for a while and then stopped. She repeatedly threw up intermittently for over seven hours. At 2:00 p.m. that afternoon she stopped completely. After a long time, my sister-in-law moved a little bit and spoke in a low murmur. My brother asked her if she wanted to drink some water. She opened her mouth a little bit and replied, "No" in a very soft voice. My brother knew that my sister-in-law was now awake and felt better. It was 8:00 p.m. My brother slowly changed my sister-in-law's wet pants and sweat-soaked clothes and put her in bed. My sister-in-law became clearheaded, but although her mind was clear, she had no feeling in her arms or legs and she could not move them.
The next morning, my sister-in-law was able to sit up by herself. On the morning of the third day she was able to do the meditation exercise for 15 minutes. On the morning of the fourth day, she found that the feeling had returned to her legs and arms. She was able to stand for a while by holding onto the door. On the fifth day she was able to walk to the kitchen and eat. That day, her grandson and granddaughter came to see her. They saw that their grandmother was not steady when she walked. They told their parents about it after they went home and the parents went over right away. My brother told his children, "Falun Dafa saved your mother's life. You must remember this and frequently recite 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.' As you all know your mother's five sisters died from brain hemorrhages and strokes." Because the children were concerned, they asked if she needed to go to the hospital to have a checkup. My sister-in-law told them that she was fine and didn't need to go to the hospital.
On the eighth day when I called my sister-in-law, she didn't sound well. I asked her if she was eliminating some karma. She said with a smile,"I have passed a big test." The next day, a fellow practitioner and I went to see her. She got up and opened the door for us when she heard the doorbell. She showed us that she was doing fine even though she was still weak. She said, "If we listen to what Teacher says and do what Teacher asks us to do, we will pass any test no matter how big it is. Witnessing her experience gave me more confidence in doing the three things well.
I think true Falun Dafa practitioners should let go of all attachments. With every word and deed, every thought and action, we should validate Dafa and harmonize Dafa in our human world.
I wrote this article to remind our fellow practitioners not to be led astray by attachments during tests and to have righteous thoughts and righteous actions. Believe in Teacher and Dafa and save sentient beings.
September 19, 2008