A New Practitioner: Magnificent Falun Dafa Gave Me a New Life
(Clearwisdom.net) I am sixty-five years old. I have a very rosy complexion and am very healthy, not at all like a person with chronic diseases. However, you will be startled after I relate my medical history to you. Eighteen years ago, I developed serious coronary disease as well as other illnesses. I went to see numerous doctors, and spent large amounts of money, not to mention suffering greatly from my illness. In the end, I did not find any cure and my condition got worse. My family even started to make arrangements for my funeral. Fortunately, I began practicing Falun Dafa in October of 2003. It is truly Falun Dafa that changed my life. Master Li rescued me from the brink of death.
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My life had been rather smooth up until middle age. Everyone envied me. I had a really pleasant life, a good job, and a very harmonious relationship with my husband. Unexpectedly, my body came down with various diseases as I approached fifty years old. I suffered from coronary disease, myocarditis, angina pectoris, etc, that rendered me unable to do pretty much anything. After depending on medication for about seven years, my condition deteriorated. I had extreme trouble breathing and could not even climb up the stairs. In addition, I was diagnosed with frequent liver problems and gastritis at the Shenyang Military Regional Hospital. I could not exert any force, had no energy to eat, and my medications became ineffective. My husband was a doctor so he gave me IVs at home. Yet my condition did not improve whatsoever. Then someone introduced me to a fraudulent spiritual practice, whose objective was to make money. The members complained I paid them too little, so after a while I stopped going there.
In 2000, my condition got even worse. I could only sleep on my right side, and became extremely exhausted after a little exertion. I was one step away from death. My husband became my private doctor and gave me bottles of IV's each day. In October, I fainted when having an IV. Luckily, my husband promptly performed CPR and saved my life. Due to the continuous deterioration of my health, my bedroom became my private hospital ward. I suffered from a relapse shortly after the fainting incident; my heart rate increased dramatically and my voice became too weak to understand so I had to use hand gestures to communicate. I moved into the hospital unwillingly; nevertheless, my condition did not improve. Seeing this, my family started to make funeral arrangements. I also felt that my life was quickly slipping away. However, my life was not supposed to end yet. My condition miraculously improved somewhat and I returned to my hospital ward at home. After going through the good and bad days, in March of 2003, I became seriously ill once more and went back to the hospital. My family nursed me night and day. After two months, I was allowed to go home, yet this time with an oxygen tank.
My life renewed and my fate changed from practicing Falun Dafa
I miraculously survived while at the brink of death several times. This led me to believe that gods were indeed constantly watching over me. Now I realize that it was Master who arranged my continued existence to be able to practice Falun Dafa. In mid-October 2003, my family decided to send me to the countryside for a fresh environment, so I traveled a hundred miles to my sister's house.
It was there that I was given new life. One day, two people who practiced Falun Dafa came to visit my sister. I gained a better understanding of Dafa and learned of the truth regarding the persecution. Those practitioners delivered the book Zhuan Falun (containing the complete Falun Dafa teachings] to me promptly. As I read it, I enjoyed it more and more and my mood became better. I immediately felt a noticeable comfort that very evening. After finishing the book the next day, not only did I experience a change in my condition, I also obtained a new outlook on life. Through continuous study of Zhuan Falun, I began to view my life differently and to carefully examine my past. I also had a better understanding regarding my future. As if awakening from a dream, I realized the true meaning of life and found the solutions to many questions I had in the past. My life now has a new purpose and meaning. I am determined to dedicate my remaining years to Falun Dafa, and walk the path of a true cultivator. In just four days of studying Falun Dafa books and learning to practice the exercises, my arms, as well as other parts of my body, were able to move freely, I had energy to talk, and could even take a stroll outside.
I finished reading Zhuan Falun in two days. Through continuously reading, practicing the exercises, and striving to meet the requirements of Dafa, my train of thought gradually became clearer and I gained many new understandings. I asked myself earnestly, "Why do I believe in Dafa and take the path of cultivation? I have enlightened to many truths and learned many heavenly secrets. Will I be able to persist to the end?"
I did not have to ponder too long to reach this definite conclusion, "I will forever remain steadfast in Falun Dafa!" Although I had been scared several times by ordinary human notions and even allowed my mind to wander away into bad thoughts, I am now very firm in my belief! Immediately, I flipped to Master's picture in the book, kneeled down and pressed my palms together in respect. Then with tears in my eyes, I silently expressed to Master my utmost respect and my determination to cultivate.
Upgrading my moral standards through cultivation and walking my path well
I returned to my house after forty days and my family members were all astonished at my transformation. However, I lied and said it was because of the fresh air in the countryside. I practiced the exercises secretly during the day while they were at work. Then I studied the Falun Dafa teachings quietly and persisted in sending forth righteous thoughts every hour. I no longer needed any medication and gave away my oxygen tank. I concealed it from my family for three months. Then one day they discovered me practicing the exercises and asked if it was Falun Dafa. After my affirmation, my son said I would destroy our entire family. At this point I was very calm and firm. I told him, "My practicing Falun Dafa not only can't hurt us, but will save everyone in our family! The criminal who is hurting our family and our people is Jiang Zemin. He launched the persecution against Falun Dafa for no reason and has taken the lives of numerous good people. He is the one who staged the 'Tiananmen self-immolation incident' to deceive the public..."
I then told them the facts regarding the global trial of Jiang, and some other facts. I also told them the changes that occurred in my body through practicing Falun Dafa. Not only did Dafa terminate my long term suffering, but also saved the family from massive medical expenses. These were things that they have observed with their own eyes. Finally my son was convinced, changed his way of thinking and could relate to my feelings. But he repeatedly reminded me that I could only practice at home. I further clarified the facts to my family because although I have created my cultivation environment at home, their reasoning still made me feel unsure. I recognized my responsibility to change their deviated notions and install in them righteousness. Through my hard work, they finally gained a new understanding of Dafa.
Right after coming home from my sister's, I was afraid to meet acquaintances on the streets. I was led by my attachment to fear, and only told my experience of practicing Falun Dafa to a few of my closest friends. After studying the Falun Dafa principles in depth and receiving help from fellow practitioners, I realized what I was doing was wrong. I have received so many benefits from Dafa and am now myself a practitioner, I should bravely step out to validate Dafa with my own experience and tell the public the facts about the persecution against Falun Dafa.
My personal experience in the past five months of cultivation has shown the magnificence of Dafa. I am but one of the witnesses of the benefits of practicing Falun Dafa. In the future, I must follow the standards of Dafa and the requirements set forth by Master in my future cultivation path. I must study the Falun Dafa teachings more, cultivate my heart and upgrade myself based on Dafa's principles. Meanwhile, I also should let more people understand Dafa, know the truth, and walk my cultivation path well.