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It Was a Miracle That I Survived

February 10, 2007 |   By a practitioner in Shandong Province

(Clearwisdom.net) I was born in 1938 in a small village on the Shandong Peninsula. In 1988, my health deteriorated badly. I was tired, ran a high fever, and had no appetite. The hospital diagnosed me with hepatitis leading to hardening of the liver.

I stayed in a hospital and was bedridden in 2003. I had 17 cm of fluid in my abdomen. I would breathe in bitter clove powder when I could not stand the pressure in my abdomen. Then yellow fluid would flow out of my nostrils for 30 hours. I also had severe liver and kidney problems. The tests showed that my protein count was only 18. I often had fever close to 102 degrees. My upper respiratory track also gave me a lot of pain. When it was too unbearable, I breathed in water through my nostrils and spit it out of my mouth. My nose was infected, swollen, and bleeding. My mouth was full of cold sores. My eustachian tubes were blocked, and the water had to be suctioned out many times. I had headaches, nausea, and a badly infected growth on my back. I also had a severe urethral infection. Every few days I passed bloody urine, with 15-cm-long blood filaments in it. Urinating was extremely painful. Also I coughed up blood, and my pulse was extremely irregular. My blood pressure was 40 over 60. The cramps were most unbearable. They would start from my toes and spread to my neck. Then my whole body would cramp all at once, and the excruciating pain was killing me. I was dying. My daughters were preparing for my departure, and relatives all came to see me for the last time.

July 20, 2003, was a special day. It was a day that I will never forget for my entire life. Song Laifa, a friend whom I had not seen for a long time, came to see me. I suddenly remembered that his daughter, Yingzi, had had a very serious heart problem a few years before. If she had died, it would have happened three to four years ago. But I had never heard of her death. I carefully asked him, "How is your daughter now?"

His reply surprised me, "She is very well now. This is exactly what I want to tell you."

"She is fine now?"

"Yes, she is very fine."

"How did it happen?" I felt it was unbelievable.

After staring at me for a while, he said in a serious manner, "It was Falun Gong that cured her. Falun Gong can cure the incurable."

His answer caused me to think. "What exactly is Falun Gong? Can it truly cure illness?" I began to deliberate the question.

Falun Gong was declared illegal by the government in 1999. Numerous practitioners had their homes ransacked and were fined and put in forced labor camps and prisons. But people are still practicing it. Under this single-party totalitarian regime, everyone knows how tough the party is. Why was Falun Gong suppressed? Why does it still exist after four years of suppression? Was the information on Falun Gong that appeared in the media true?

"Falun Gong can cure the incurable." Mr. Song's words reverberated in my ears. I felt as if I had caught a life-saving straw.

I wanted to see Mr. Song and his daughter again. Was it indeed true? If it was possible, I wanted to learn Falun Gong. Strangely, with this thought, I felt better already. I became less sick and could eat a bit of food. I was even able to walk a little.

With the help of my friends, I finally met with Mr. Song and his daughter again. They did not treat me as a patient. In the previous few years, I never ate with other people. I was extremely reclusive. The way Mr. Song acted moved me to tears, which seldom happened with me.

I learned the Buddha Law from them. It lit the light of cultivation on my path of life. I spent three days with them.

From then on, I pulled myself out of this most miserable state. A dying person began her new life.

A New Life

With tears in my eyes, I finished reading the entire book Zhuan Falun. I realized many principles of a human life, and I truly understood the real meaning of life.

I was extremely excited, sincerely wanting to cultivate in Falun Gong. But it said in Zhuan Falun that two types of people cannot learn Falun Gong. One was the critically ill. The other was a person with mental problems. I was determined by doctors to be terminally ill. What could I do? Would I not be allowed to learn such a good curative exercise? No, I had to. I raised Zhuan Falun in my hands and said to Teacher, "No matter whether Teacher takes me or not, I will stay. I will not leave even if I am driven away."

I was very devoted in studying the Fa and doing the exercises. Within one year, all my illnesses were gone and I had a true taste of being healthy. I was very agile when I walked and was able to walk ten miles without stopping. I could climb five flights of stairs with 20 pounds of stuff in each hand and not feel tired or out of breath. My dark, swollen face and my swollen abdomen both returned to normal. My waist measurement went from 42 inches to 29 inches, and my humped back had straightened. The black spots on my face all disappeared. I was no longer afraid of eating certain foods, including ice cold watermelons.

Thus I miraculously survived. A dying person turned into a healthy person. I was happy, content, and full of hope.

It is Falun Gong that Gave Me a Second Life

Seeing the big change in me, all my kids began to cultivate in Falun Gong. But the path of cultivation was not without incident. Twice I almost died in car accidents. One time it was on a lunch break. An imported sedan rushed toward me as I was walking. I was hit and sent into the air and then slammed to the ground. The drunk driver woke up all of a sudden and was scared, with sweat all over his face. He apologized profusely and wanted to take me to the hospital. I said calmly, "It is OK. I am fine. You can go now." Surprisingly, my new walking shoes were crushed, but my feet were not hurt. My clothes were torn on the back, but there was not a trace of an injury to my body. The onlookers who were worried about me all said, "That old lady was truly lucky."

There are countless examples of Falun Gong curing illnesses that I also experienced. Falun Gong not only saved me physically, it also caused my inner world to change in a fundamental way. It made me more tolerant and kinder, and I now have more integrity. I keep all my thoughts and behavior aligned with "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." I do my best to treat people nicely.

Falun Gong Changed Me Completely

I treated my parents-in-law as my own parents, and I taught them Falun Gong. They also experienced the miraculous power of Falun Gong in improving their health. Now my husband, my kids, and my parents-in-law area all practice Falun Gong.

Falun Gong is a cultivation method that divine beings taught to humans. It not only improves people's health, what is more important is that it requires people to elevate their moral standards. Practitioners use Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance to guide their lives. They use a peaceful and tolerant heart to treat others. They have created a pure land in human society, and it is a clear stream in this murky world.

I want to do all I can to let people know the goodness of Falun Gong. I took some gifts with me to see the doctors and nurses who had treated me. When they saw me, they all were puzzled and surprised. I told them what had happened and asked them by all means to remember, "Falun Dafa is good. Falun Dafa is righteous. Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good." I told them that only in this way could they have a nice future.

A nurse held my hand in pleased amazement and said to me earnestly, "If I did not see you with my own eyes, I would never have believed that you were still alive..."

I held her, and with tears in my eyes, I told her lovingly, "Lady, I have canceled my will. I am going to a place that is far nicer. Tell your parents and all your relatives that Falun Dafa is good.