Gaining Naturally Without Pursuit: Eleven Years of Health
(Clearwisdom.net) Before I cultivated Falun Gong, I was well-known as a sick person. Every month I had to pay out 300 to 500 yuan for medical expenses. I suffered from rhinitis, arthritis, bursitis in my shoulder, hypertension, etc., but the most worrisome were the hepatitis and diabetes. These two diseases work against each other. If I wanted to treat one of them, I couldn't treat the other. Hepatitis requires eating good food and getting a lot of rest, while plain food, eating less, and being more active are best for treating diabetes. Therefore, it was a heavy mental burden, and my poor health continued, day after day.
In October 1996, I was fortunate to learn Falun Dafa. My spouse played the video of Master's lectures in Jinan and invited several colleagues to watch, so I had to accompany her. We watched one lecture each night. On the third day, the results of testing the glucose level in my urine showed a reduction from four pluses to two pluses. After seeing all of Master's lectures in Jinan, my diabetes disappeared. Thus, I believed even more in the mystery of Dafa curing diseases, and I decided to begin Falun Dafa cultivation. I went out to find the exercise site. At the beginning, I cultivated and practice diligently. Before the persecution began on July 20, 1999, in snow or rain, I always practiced the exercises at the site each morning and I never missed the Fa study group.
With thorough Fa study, I realized that nothing can be pursued but can only be gained naturally without pursuit. I did not get attached to any so-called diseases and did not think of them at all. Thus, for more than 11 years, I was healthy and everything went well.
Right after Chinese New Year in 2003, the skin on one of my toes suddenly split open. At that time, I did not pay any attention to it. It became infected however, and got worse. My foot was badly swollen. Later, my lower leg became swollen. Someone said I might have to have an amputation. I said it was not a problem. I studied the Fa and did the exercises every day. I did all five sets of movements like before and did not skip a single day. Sometimes there was a lot of blood on the floor where I stood, but I did not become attached to it. When I did the fifth exercise, I would sit in the lotus position whenever I could. I continued in this manner and often recited, "When it's difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it's impossible to do, you can do it." It was true as the saying goes, "After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead." I recovered completely after a few months.
I deeply feel that this is Master's protection. I appreciate Master and Dafa. It is hard to express in language. I earnestly do well the three things Master taught us, to repay the graciousness of Master's salvation.
February 13, 2008