(Clearwisdom.net) I am an 82-year-old retired woman. I began to practice Falun Dafa four years ago after obtaining a copy of Zhuan Falun from a relative.

After bringing this precious book home, I could not wait and read it several times. At first, with my limited education I could not understand much of the Fa-principles in the book, except for realizing that it does help one to become a better person. After reading it, both my mind and body were refreshed, and I gained a new outlook on life. I gradually learned to do the exercises, and my health has greatly improved. Compassionate Master has looked out after me, and many of my old illnesses disappeared, including heart disease, angina pectoris, dizziness, and poor hearing. Without taking any medicine in these four years, I know it is Master who helped purify my body and eliminated the root of these illnesses. I was very happy and felt fortunate to become a cultivator.

I wanted to share one incident that happened recently. On the morning of August 25 this year, I saw a worm crawling near the bed. Without thinking much about it, I stepped on the worm to kill it. To my surprise, I lost my balance and fell down. Because I thrust out my hand to catch myself, my full weight landed on my hand, and it broke. I immediately remembered Master's teaching in Zhuan Falun about no killing. I knew the hand injury was due to my killing the worm.

I tolerated the pain and did not go to the hospital. By the next afternoon, my hand was already severely swollen. My three daughters cried and begged me to go to the hospital. They told me to believe in science and said an amputation might be needed if I waited any longer. They also began to criticize Falun Dafa. I was not clear-minded and went to the hospital with them. A doctor applied a splint and said it needed to stay on for 50 days. Later, the doctor changed the medication for me several times. Then, after getting an x-ray in the hospital on September 12, I was told the bones had not been aligned properly.

One day, a practitioner came to my home and gave me a copy of Minghui Weekly. She said, "But if you just want to be an everyday person, you do not need to read Minghui Weekly." I was shocked: I am a practitioner, how could I leave Dafa? I then realized that Master was probably giving me a hint through my fellow practitioner. In "Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles," Master said:

"That's how it is in principle. But how could a divine being have ordinary people administer treatment on him? And how could ordinary people heal a divine being's sickness? (Applause) (Teacher laughs) These are Fa principles. But often the case is that you really don't come across as having all that strong of righteous thoughts. When you can't handle yourself well, then go ahead. If your mind is unsteady, that means you are not meeting the standard to begin with, and prolonging the process won't lead to any changes. And if someone holds out for the purpose of saving face, that is adding attachments on top of attachments. In such cases there are only two choices: You either go to the hospital and thus give up on trying to overcome the test, or you completely let go of everything, behave like an upstanding and noble Dafa disciple who has no resentment or attachments, and leave it to Master to arrange whether you stay or go. When you are able to do that, you are a god."

At 6 a.m. on September 18, after sending forth righteous thoughts, I removed the splint and discarded the medicine without hesitation. After washing my hands, I knelt down in front of Master's picture. With both hands in heshi, I said, "I am Master's disciple and I will determinedly walk on the path arranged by Master. I will not continue on the wrong path any longer." Two days later, the swollen parts of my hand had gone down. What's more surprising was that I did not feel any pain throughout the process. I truly witnessed that Dafa is boundless and powerful.

I deeply appreciate the help from fellow practitioners, our precious group Fa-study environment, and Master's compassion as well as salvation. Without them, I could not have made it to today. I will remain diligent to cultivate well and do the three things well.

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