(Clearwisdom.net) I began practicing Falun Gong in 1996. Lately, several fellow practitioners have encountered sickness karma, which keeps them from validating the Fa and saving sentient beings. Some practitioners have even died. I feel very regretful about this. I would like to share my understanding of sickness karma.

I consider that the most important things Dafa disciples should do are believe in Master and the Fa and to eliminate the attachment to life and death. After I began practicing Falun Gong, I firmly believed in Master and the Fa. One time, when I was walking up some stairs I tripped and fell all the way to the bottom, and injured one of my legs. My leg was swollen and bruised, and I could not walk for several days. My family wanted me to go to the hospital for treatment, but I knew I was a practitioner, and I was not afraid because Master and the Fa were looking after me. So, I did not take any pills. About three weeks later, my leg was healed.

Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999, I and fellow practitioners have been outdoors validating the Fa and saving sentient beings. When I did not study the Fa diligently in 2001. I experienced a strong stomachache. I did not eat for seven days and lost quite a bit of weight. Someone told me that I had dysentery, and that it could endanger my life, but I did not consider the symptoms I was experiencing to be an illness. I still studied the Fa, practiced the exercises,validated the Fa, and went to work. Within about two weeks the symptoms disappeared.

In January 2008 I suddenly felt a pain in my stomach, and recalled Teacher's words,

"So whether it is good things or bad things you run into, so long as you cultivate in Dafa, they are all positive, to be sure." ("Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005")

I was so happy, as wasn't this a chance for me to improve my xinxing? The pain continued until one a.m., but I just got up and studied the Fa. After that, I went back to bed for a while. I then saw a big Falun lift me into the air, and I understood that it was Master purifying my body. At the time, my only thoughts were on Master. I felt that my body was light and very comfortable. By morning, the pain had disappeared.

Through these years of cultivating and encountering illness karma, I realized that to live up to the standards for Dafa disciples, we must believe in Master and the Fa, maintain righteous thoughts and righteous actions, study the Fa diligently, look inward, and eliminate our fundamental attachments. We will thus do well when validating the Fa and saving sentiment beings, and will fulfill our great promise.