A Town Clinic Becomes a Center for Saving People
(Clearwisdom.net) Doctor Gao has a clinic and is famous in our town for her medical skills. She is very busy and treats many patients per day. As her practice grew, she could not attend to all her patients and thus hired two nurses to assist her. I met Doctor Gao just a short time ago for the very first time. Together, another practitioner and I went to her clinic and talked to her about coordinating truth clarifying activities to awaken the local police. During our visit to the clinic, we met another practitioner there who was troubled and suffering from illness karma. While we exchanged experiences with that practitioner, we learned that Doctor Gao has been validating the Fa constantly and solidly throughout the years.
Doctor Gao had been severely persecuted multiple times. She was arrested several times for going to Beijing to speak to the authorities about the merits of Falun Gong. During her detention, she went on hunger strikes to protest the persecution and ill treatment of practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party.
At one point because of the stress of the persecution, her relationship with her husband had deteriorated so much that he threatened to divorce her. To face this situation, she kept her righteous thoughts steady and eliminated attachments. On the second day of her efforts, her husband suddenly gave up the urge to get a divorce.
The police officers in town all know that Doctor Gao is a steadfast practitioner, and many of them go to her clinic for their medical needs. There, Doctor Gao explains to them the truth about Falun Gong, just as she does with other people. Many people living outside of town also know about her clinic. They know that Falun Gong practitioners are kind-hearted people and would not charge unreasonable fees. They know that they will be taken care of at the clinic and their diseases will be cured faster and less expensively than at other facilities. Many children specifically ask to be treated at her clinic because they like the beautiful and colorful pamphlets about Falun Gong they can receive there.
Many patients who have attended Doctor Gao's clinic have been thoroughly rejuvenated. In addition to their diseases being cured, their spirits were lifted and their outlooks on life improved. Every day there are so many patients waiting to be treated at her clinic. One day, her clinic treated over one hundred and fifty patients.
Regarding curing people's diseases, Doctor Gao said, "Who can remove patients' illness karma? We can truly save patients by telling them the truth about Falun Gong." She will not give up on any patient who comes to her clinic. The only downside is that she is sometimes too busy to talk to each and every patient about Falun Gong. Thus, she gives them Falun Gong pamphlets and video discs. Her clinic is the only place where Falun Gong pamphlets and videos are publicly distributed. This was achieved out of benevolence.
I also can feel her gratitude towards Teacher. She talks about how in her cultivation process Teacher has created a lot of miracles for herself and her family. Her husband experienced Teacher's protection while driving. At the time of the incident, Doctor Gao and her husband saw sparks shooting out of one of the rear wheels of the car. They stopped to check the wheel, found nothing wrong and continued to drive until they reached a repair shop. As soon as the worker elevated the car with a jack, the tire rolled off the axle; the bolts that fastened the tire to the wheel were all broken.
Doctor Gao said, "I am very busy every day, but I feel very fulfilled. If I don't study the Fa every day, I feel empty and hollow inside." So no matter how busy she was, she also managed to study at least two chapters of Zhuan Falun per day. Regarding quitting the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated associations, she persuaded about two dozen people to quit their memberships. At night, she often took fearful practitioners on trips to distribute Falun Gong materials.
In our small town, Doctor Gao is famous and quite wealthy, so many people respect her. Even during the Beijing Olympics, the local police did not dare harass her at all.
Practitioners must get rid of the attachments to fame, money and sentimentality. However, it does not mean practitioners do not have fame. Actually, it may mean that practitioners will have more fame because of the glory endowed by Falun Dafa to a student who is cultivating in this filthy human world. It also does not mean that practitioners do not have wealth, because it can be a blessing from adhering to cultivation principles while in this human world. After getting rid of sentimentality, even more sentient beings will respect you because you will have the benevolence of an enlightened being who belongs to the future cosmos.
February 2, 2010