Bedridden Senior Now As Energetic As Young People
(Clearwisdom.net) I am 67 years old and I live in the countryside. I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. I witnessed the magnificence of Dafa and I greatly benefited from Dafa. I would like to tell my story to allow the people who have been deceived and poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) lies to know the truth about Falun Gong and to be saved by Dafa.
My Difficult Path of Seeking Medical Treatment
I had bursitis in my shoulder, hypertension and other illnesses since I was 45. In the beginning, I could still work for a living. But later, I had acute "double lower-limb thrombotic phlebitis." Both of my legs were red and swollen, and it was very painful. I had to lay on the bed and raise my legs to feel better. I went to see the doctor, and the doctor told me to rest on the bed and to not stand for long periods of time. The doctor also said that my illness was difficult to cure. I was crestfallen. I had an 80 year-old mother and three young children, who all relied on me for living. What was I to do?
I read in the newspaper that there was a hospital in Anyang City, Henan Province which specialized in curing this kind of illness, so I collected enough money and was hospitalized with hope. I also went to Anyang City twice every week for auxiliary treatments. Six months passed and my condition did not improve. I then went to hospitals in Baoding and Shijiazhuang for treatment. I later also bought some qigong books to practice by myself, and I continuously sought good doctors to cure my illness. After several years, I had tried all of the possible ways to cure my illness, but none worked.
Because the drug poisoning caused my body to lack potassium, I was paralyzed and taken to the hospital for treatment. Later, the condition of both of my legs worsened and I had to lay on the bed to rest. My wife not only needed to do the farming work, but also take care of the three children. I became a burden for my family. My heart was bleeding and I totally lost any hope for my life.
Joy of Acquiring the Fa
One day in 1998, one of my friends told me, "You should practice Falun Gong." I said, "I don't want to practice qigong anymore. I practiced one qigong frequently, but it didn't work at all. Other qigongs were similar. Having this kind of illness is like being sentenced for life. I lost all hope a long time ago."
My friend asked me to give it a try, and I didn't want to refuse my friend, so I bought the book Zhuan Falun. After I started reading the book, I liked it very much. I thought the book wasn't a general qigong book. I read the whole book without stopping. I finally came to understand that this book was to teach people cultivation, that my illnesses had reasons and causes, and that my condition was caused by the karma I had generated life after life.
I started studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. I joined the group Fa-study in my village and cultivated myself based on the Fa. During my everyday life, I let go of personal interests. I also visited people with whom I had past conflicts to sincerely ask for their forgiveness. I always thought of others first and was strict with myself based on a practitioner's standard. My change allowed my family members and neighbors to feel the greatness of Dafa. Some people also learned Falun Gong after seeing my changes.
As Energetic As the Young
Not long after I started practicing Falun Gong, both of my legs swelled thicker than before and they also had many large and small almond shaped lumps. My family was frightened and urged me to go to the hospital. I knew I was a practitioner and that Teacher was protecting me. I told them, "You should not be afraid. My legs will go back to normal." I studied the Fa and practiced the exercises as usual. A few days later, my legs returned to normal. Another time when I was sleeping, my legs felt hot, as if they were burning. I understood that Teacher was purifying my body. Soon, my legs returned back to normal.
Later, the hard skin on my legs turned soft, and my skin color changed from purple to white. Soon, I had fully recovered. I completely changed from a disabled person who had severe illness for many years and had lost any hope for life, to an energetic person. I could do housework, take care of my grandson, and I became a useful person for my family. When I went out walking or riding a bicycle, I felt I was as energetic as the young people. Every change I had was a benefit of Dafa. I personally witnessed the magnificence of Dafa.
Cultivating More Diligently
Since July 20, 1999, when the CCP started to persecute Falun Gong, like tens of thousands of Dafa practitioners, I was forcibly sent to a brainwashing center, fined and persecuted. Our practitioners have encouraged each other and maintained righteous belief in Teacher and the Fa to this day.
During the past few years, I told my stories to people to clarify the truth and to persuade them to quit the CCP. Sometimes, I didn't cultivate diligently. Our cultivation is close to the end, and I have firmly made up my mind to look inward to eliminate my attachments, grasp the precious remaining time to save sentient beings, and not disappoint the sentient beings who have high expectations of me.
Teacher said in "Diligence and Righteous Enlightenment" from Hong Yin II:
"Don't let up in studying the Fa;
amidst it transformation happens
Let nothing sway conviction;
of it comes right fruit and the blooming lotus"
May 21, 2009