Paralyzed and Bedridden for Twenty-One Years, I Was Able to Walk Again Shortly after I Found Falun Dafa
(Clearwisdom.net) I am from Hebei Province, 79 years old as of this year. In the 1970's, I contracted a serious disease. Although my life was saved, my legs had gradually become crooked and my body had become drawn up. Unable to take care of myself, I had lain in bed for 21 years and felt my life was worse than death.
In 1996, my daughter started practicing Falun Dafa. She introduced it to me, and I wanted to practice, too. But in such a situation, how could I? My daughter had me silently read the three Chinese characters "Zhen-Shan-Ren" (Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance). As soon as I started reading those characters, I felt my mind clear up and my body become comfortable all over. Later, I listened to audiocassettes and watched videotapes of Teacher's lectures. My daughter also read Zhuan Falun to me. I felt my body strengthening day by day. When I could move my legs and feet, I started learning the movements, still lying in bed. Three days later I miraculously sat up. During my first time practicing meditation, I sat cross-legged for 45 minutes, and I felt so comfortable, just like floating lightly on the surface of the water. Very soon my celestial eye opened, and I saw wonderful visions of lotus blossoms and many large and small law wheels [Falun] turning incessantly.
My daughter said to me twice, "How wonderful it would be if you could go out for a walk on the street!" I realized that it was Teacher who gave me a hint through my daughter's words. Then I decided to get down from my bed and walk by myself. However, I fell down on my first try. Several months later, encouraged by the principle Teacher told us in Zhuan Falun, "When it's difficult to endure, you can endure it; when it's impossible to do, you can do it," I decided to stand up and go out. At the beginning, I held a stool to move forward and sometimes I held a stick to walk. Several days later, I could walk by myself. Gradually I was able to cook and sweep the floor.
One day I went out into the street. Fellow villagers immediately came up and gathered around me. They were so surprised and asked me questions about my health. I said happily to them, "It is Falun Dafa that saved me and let me know many truths and principles. Falun Dafa is really very good and its might knows no bounds!" Facing an old person who lay in bed for 21 years and now was standing up again, all my fellow villagers highly praised Falun Dafa for its magical and miraculous effects.
Yes, I am telling everyone: It is Falun Dafa that snatched me from the jaws of death and gave me a second life. Falun Dafa is good. Falun Dafa is a treasure that occurs but once in all the ages!
(The author gave an oral account and fellow practitioners put it in order.)