Good and Bad Comes from One Thought
(Clearwisdom.net) I'm an older practitioner who obtained the Fa in March 1999, and I currently live in the U.S. Before beginning Falun Dafa cultivation practice, I suffered from many illnesses, including chronic stomachaches, diarrhea, gallstones, and in particular, high blood pressure, which is hereditary and claimed the lives of several family members.
In order to heal my illnesses, I used to practice different kinds of qigong, but experienced only very limited improvements. After I obtained the Fa and studied the book Zhuan Falun, many previously unanswered questions I had were resolved, and all my illnesses disappeared. I constantly improved my xinxing in cultivation. When I gained a new understanding from studying Zhuan Falun, immediately I was able to sit in mediation for 100 minutes. It was indeed "One's gong level is as high as one's xinxing level..." (Zhuan Falun)
However, subconsciously I still held on to the suffering I went through with my high blood pressure. Consequently, the old forces took advantage of my loophole. At around 11:00 a.m. on June 7, two days before the Fa conference in New York, I was ready to attend the conference but I became unable to move my hands and feet, nor was I able to speak. I asked Teacher to help me, and I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the interference from the evil elements in another dimension so that my original nature could take the initiative to rectify the Fa. When I felt that I didn't have the strength to get a cup of water, I sent a thought, "My hands must lift," and then I was able to lift my hands. When I felt that I wasn't able to move my feet, I sent a thought, "My feet must move," and then I was able to drag my feet and walk. I was able to move my hands and speak. I lied in bed, resting for a long while. By that evening, my feet were still somewhat heavy.
When my daughter returned home, I didn't let her know about this incident because I didn't want her to worry about me. I had difficulty grabbing something from the refrigerator, so I told myself, "I must grab it," and I was able to do so as soon as I had righteous thoughts. I told my daughter, "I'm very tired. I'm going to rest." She asked me if I had eaten anything, and I said yes, but I actually had only eaten a few snacks.
My feet were still heavy when I woke up in the middle of the night, but I was not scared. A bad thought did come across my mind when I slept. Will I not be able to get up and just die tomorrow morning? I realized that this was not a righteous thought, so I immediately told Teacher, "Teacher, I cannot go now. I want to go home with you." Consequently, by the next morning I was completely well. I made a miraculous recovery in such a short time because I believed in Teacher and the Fa.
I persisted in practicing the exercises, sending forth righteous thoughts, studying the Fa, and watching Teacher's video lectures. At first I had difficulty doing the exercises. My hands were uneven, and my body tilted to the right. I kept correcting my position. Afterward, I was able to join the group exercise normally. Four days later I told my daughter what happened.
For an ordinary person, this would have been terrible. As cultivators, Teacher has purified our bodies from the microscopic level, and whatever appears on the surface is just a false image. We should eliminate our fear and maintain our righteous thoughts and actions, because good and bad comes from one thought.