(Clearwisdom.net) I began Falun Dafa practice in June 2006. Before obtaining the Fa, I was a patient with late-stage lung cancer. I was treated with chemotherapy twice at Changsha City Cancer Treatment Hospital, Hunan Province. But my condition got even worse and the fluid in my chest increased. At that time, my family was already in a lot of debt and I felt that my life was almost over, so I no longer wanted to continue my treatment.
One day a friend of mine came to my home. He is a Dafa practitioner, and he asked me if I wanted to start practicing cultivation. I agreed without even thinking much about it and asked him what school of cultivation. He said, "Falun Gong." I told him that I needed to take medicine. He said it was okay, because I was a beginner, and that gradually I would know what to do.
A few nights after I began to study the Fa, in my sleep I felt a round thing in fast-rotation hit the right side of my chest where my cancer was located. It startled me and I woke up, and thought it was just a dream. Another day at noon--and this time I knew it was not a dream--I was lying down reading when suddenly I felt between my legs a big round plate rotating very fast. It also seemed that someone was talking. It felt like something was pulled out of both of my knees. At that time my mind was quite clear, and I was shocked. Not long after, another amazing thing happened. One day it was very hot, and I was taking a nap at noon. I slept for about 40 minutes. When I woke up, I noticed that it was all wet near my pillow. I thought maybe it had rained outside because I slept near the window, but it had not rained. If it were my saliva, it couldn't have been that much. I removed the pillow and saw that even the bed sheet underneath was a little wet. I couldn't figure out what had happened, so I told my fellow practitioners about it. They told me: "That's great! It was the Master cleaning up your body. Don't you have accumulated liquid in your thoracic cavity? It all came out through your mouth. The round plate you saw, wasn't that Falun? It was all for cleaning up your body. You really have a strong predestined relationship with Dafa." Through studying the Fa and doing the exercises, after two weeks, I stopped taking medication, and my health became better and better. All my friends told me that I looked much better. I told them that I got well because of practicing Falun Gong. They were all dumbfounded!
Several months later, I felt uncomfortable. Since I was a practitioner, I did not mind. The next day, I had trouble breathing. I even needed someone else to bring me breakfast. He asked me what was happening. I couldn't speak, so I just smiled. I did not think much about it, and I just took it as eliminating karma as usual. After a few days, my condition got even worse. I was having severe problems breathing. It felt like I was suffocating. My entire body was swollen like a balloon and very painful. Especially at my waist, it was swollen so badly that none of my pants fit any longer. My abdomen was also swollen, but I could not have a bowel movement. Even when I was leaning against soft blankets, it felt like needles were poking my skin. My shoulder especially was so painful that it felt like the bones was tearing apart. Then the interference worsened and would not let me study the Fa. Whenever I studied the Fa, I could not calm down because of the pain. I couldn't even read two sentences because I was having trouble catching my breath. I could not do the exercises. Whenever I tried to do the exercises, it was like needles poking into my skin, making me feel I was going to pass out. Each movement of each exercise would cause me difficulty breathing, so I had to separate each exercise into three parts to finish. I could not even listen to the Fa. Whenever I tried to listen, it felt like my head was breaking apart, and I couldn't continue listening. I could not even send forth righteous thoughts. Whenever I conjoined my hands or held my hand erect, my shoulder would become so painful that it felt like it would tear apart. During those times, every second and minute was truly hard to survive.
In that time of pain, I remembered Teacher's Fa:
"The black matter is karma, and suffering eliminates karma"
"First they have to go through this process, where the black matter has to be transformed into white matter. That's the process, and it's extremely painful." (Zhuan Falun 2003)
I knew clearly in my heart that my tribulation was due to two things. I had too much karma and I was being persecuted by the old forces. Fellow practitioners also told me that during this Fa-rectification period much of the persecution practitioners encounter from the old forces is reflected as sickness karma. They also said that Master negates the old force's arrangements and that we should also negate them and quickly eliminate them.
Fellow practitioners studied the Fa with me, and we sent forth righteous thoughts together to eliminate the evil interference and persecution. The evil would not let me study the Fa, but I studied anyway. I insisted on studying one or two lectures every day. Even when the pain was most severe, I still studied at least one lecture. If I could not read myself, fellow practitioners read to me. When it got really painful, I recited:
"A hundred hardships falling all at once,
See how one lives.
Able to endure suffering in the world,
Transcending the world, is a Buddha." (Hong Yin, Translation Version B)
I insisted on doing the exercises, even if I could just do one or two movements. If I could only hold the wheel or meditate for two or three minutes, I would still do them. There was only one thought in my mind: "Master is with me, there is nothing that I'm afraid of."
My relatives, husband, and friends all advised me to go to a hospital. I told them while smiling, "Master is protecting me. I must keep my faith strong with Dafa. You all do not need to worry, as nothing will happen to me." For eight days I did not sleep at all, and the pain did not go away. Fellow practitioners encouraged me and said, "This is persecution by the old forces. Master has to suffer many times more than you. Master is compassionate, and will not let his disciples suffer too much, and will not let the evil continue the persecution forever. You can ask Master to reinforce you and help you and negate the evils arrangements." Finally, on the ninth day, without noticing, I fell asleep. When I woke up, I felt much better, and I was no longer in so much pain. Fellow practitioners were all very glad and told me, "It was Master who saved you!" Just like that, my sickness karma came quickly and went away quickly. I quietly thanked Master in my heart.
In Zhuan Falun Master told us:
"When you're going through an awful tribulation, or maybe a critical juncture, give it a try. When it's hard to endure, try to endure it. When it seems impossible to do, or just hard to do, give it a try and see just what you can do. And when you can really do it, just like that worn and weary traveler, you'll see, 'the shade of willows, the blooms of flowers, a place to rest my head'!" (Zhuan Falun)
If we face difficulties with courage, and have strong faith in Master and the Fa, there is no tribulation that we cannot get through.