Falun Dafa Gave My Husband a Second Life
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a new practitioner. Although I have only practiced Falun Gong for a short period of time, I have benefited from it so much. The following is my experience. I would like to share the miracles of Dafa with you to validate the magnificence of Dafa and the compassion of our Teacher.
Before I practiced Falun Gong, I was a devout Christian for over twenty years. I went to many places to give lectures and spread the word of God. The main message I delivered was for people to believe in God and to be a kind person. The last time I went out to give a lecture I had an accident when riding my bike on a snowy night. I fell off my bike and injured my legs. In retrospect, I felt it was not worth my effort for these twenty years.
In June of 2005, with a feeling of emptiness, I returned, crippled, to my hometown in Shandong Province with my husband. At that time we rented a room in my mother's village. In 2006, I accidentally found two precious books in the room, Zhuan Falun and The Great Consummation Way of Falun Dafa. After that, I took every opportunity to read the book Zhuan Falun. I no longer had feelings of bitterness and emptiness. I thought to myself that this was what I had been looking for. Not only did I love reading this book, I also read it to my husband and told everyone I knew about this book.
One neighbor used to insult others. I told her, "In Dafa books, it is said that you will lose de (virtue) if you curse others. If someone does not have virtue, in his next life, no one will give him food even if he begs. One needs to know the principle that kindness will be repaid with kindness. And remember that Falun Dafa is good." After that, she never cursed at others again. Other fellow practitioners came to help me and taught me the exercises after learning that I had started to practice Falun Gong.
Just when I was very happy about my practice, on October 11, 2007 my husband was diagnosed with late-stage esophageal cancer. I was shocked. Isn't this life-threatening? Although I knew that medical treatment would not help, I still had the attachment of sentimentality. Human beings all have sentimentality. We had lived together for many years. Although medical treatment would not help, we could not just wait for death. He then received all kinds of treatments. However, his condition deteriorated. Very soon the doctor informed us that he was in critical condition. We had to go home. At around 8:00 p.m. one night, my husband fell unconscious. His eyes rolled back in his head. I did not have any fear, nor did I have the notion to give up. I only called his name loudly. However, he did not respond. I kept calling his name. Several minutes later, he slowly opened his eyes as if nothing had happened. I shed tears in excitement and was truly grateful to Teacher.
I knew that Teacher had saved my husband and given him a second life. The extended life is for him to cultivate. He also knew this, because he had listened to Teacher's lectures before. He said, "I will no longer go to the hospital. I will only listen to Teacher." Fearing that I would not believe him, he added, "Didn't you hear Teacher say, 'If you're able to steel your will, no difficulty can block you, and I'd say it'll be no problem.' (The Fourth Talk, Zhuan Falun)? As long as I live, I will study the Fa. When I am physically recovered, I will also learn the exercises."
He was very weak at that time. He was unable to eat or drink for several days straight. I then sent forth righteous thought in front of him. I also taught him to say, "Falun Dafa is good," and "Zhen Shan Ren [Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance] is good." Gradually he could eat some rice porridge. One day he fell asleep and woke up half an hour later. He told me that he dreamed about Teacher. I asked him excitedly whether Teacher said anything. He told me that Teacher said, "Your disease is the most difficult kind. Open your mouth and I will take it out." I then opened my mouth. Just when Teacher put his fingers into my mouth, I woke up." I told him, "Teacher is watching you. You are now free of diseases. Do you want to eat anything?" He said, "I haven't eaten for several days. Of course I want to eat." I then served him biscuits mixed with milk. He had two bowls and that still was not enough. He had two more bowls. We smiled happily. He said that his stomach was so empty and he just wanted to eat more. It was truly a miracle! We are so happy and are very grateful for Dafa and our great Teacher!
My husband recovered quickly. Now he can do some chores and also go outside and ride a bike. Our neighbors were all perplexed: Didn't he have cancer? How come he looks more energetic? His face is even rosy. I proudly told them that it was because he started practicing Falun Dafa. Now our neighbors also come to my house to learn Falun Dafa. One neighbor asked me, "Your husband is recovered. He gained weight and became more energetic. How come he still keeps looking at himself in the mirror?" I told them the secret: "More than half of his hair had turned gray. But now, even in the bald area, thick and black hair has appeared. You can check it out. Even I, a grandmother, had my period." They were all amazed and said, "It is truly a miracle! How incredible!"
In order to validate Dafa and Teacher's compassion, I decided to share my experience so that fellow practitioners can use it as another example in clarifying the truth. I only regret that we started practicing Falun Gong so late. On our future cultivation path, we will follow Teacher's words, do the three things well, be strict with ourselves, and be diligent and thankful for Teacher's compassion.