A Sharing in Honor of World Falun Dafa Day: After I Started to Practice Falun Dafa, I Recovered from Kidney Disease
(Clearwisdom.net) I am 47 years old, from Shandong Province, and I have been practicing Falun Gong for over ten years.
It was 1997 when my employer arranged physical examinations for us. The day after the exam, I found blood in my urine. The local hospital didn't find anything wrong, so I went to the military hospital in the provincial capital of Jinan. They diagnosed my condition as chronic kidney disease. I stayed in the hospital for more than five months but did not get any better. Later, I went to a Chinese medicine hospital seeking advice from Chinese medicine experts. After I took traditional Chinese medicine, I no longer had blood in my urine. However, as soon as I stopped taking the medicine, it recurred. It was so bad that I wasn't able to ride a bicycle or sit for very long. The departmental chief of internal medicine told me, "We can't cure your illness. We'll be lucky if we can prevent it from getting worse."
There was a typist working with my husband who was practicing Falun Gong. My husband brought a copy of Zhuan Falun and the illustrations and explanations of the exercise movements to me in the hospital. There was a note in the book that said, "You have to believe in it! Wash your hands before you read it, and you should always sit up and never lie in bed while you are reading the book."
After cleaning my hands, I began to read the book. When I saw Master's photo, I was full of joy, as if I had seen Master somewhere before but wasn't able to remember where. Because I was so weak at that time--too weak to sit up--I told myself, "I really can't sit, so I will lean against the bed." While I was reading, I felt a warm current all over my body and it was really comfortable. Later, I found out it was guanding. After I finished reading the book, I enlightened to the reason why I became sick at such a young age.
"In ordinary human society, you compete with others for fame and personal gain. You cannot sleep or eat well, and your body is in very bad shape. " (Lecture Two, Zhuan Falun, 2000 translation version)
Before I obtained the Fa, I was really competitive and always wanted to be better than others. On the surface I was calm, but indeed I was very jealous inside and I easily lost my temper over a trifle. I was fighting for fame and personal gain in everyday society. I have never heard of anything like the teachings in Zhuan Falun. After reading the book several times, I have enlightened.
"understand at once many questions in life that they have wished to understand but could not answer. " (Lecture Eight, Zhuan Falun)
So I decided to start practicing Falun Gong.
I began to learn the movements by myself according to the book, but I didn't understand the explanation of the fifth exercise. It happened that there was a patient whose in-laws were Falun Gong practitioners, so when they came to the hospital, they taught me the exercises, and they also told me that there was a practice site near the provincial stadium not far from the hospital. The next morning, I went to the practice site. A practitioner greeted me warmly. Another practitioner who lived near the hospital took me to her house to watch the videos of Master's Fa-teaching lectures at Jinan, and she gave me the exercise videotapes, Master's lectures, and also brought me two more books. It seemed to me that all Falun Gong practitioners were very friendly and nice. I had such poor enlightenment quality that I practiced Dafa while still taking medicine. Not until I studied "Lectures in the United States" (1997) many times did I stop doing so. Later on, when Master purified my body, I felt extremely itchy and I scratched my legs and many other places. It has now been more than ten years since I last took any medicine. My employer arranged several more physicals, and I am fully recovered from the kidney disease.
Since I have become a practitioner, I have understood the relationship between loss and gain. I live according to Dafa and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. At home, I have become tolerant of my husband and have stopped fighting with him on family issues, and I try to do more housework. I take care of the elder generations and give them living expenses from time to time. At work, I don't compete for personal profits. I finish everything that I am assigned and work diligently. Many employees take things home from the state-operated companies. I follow Master's teachings and not only do not take things home but have returned the things that I had taken before. When I am with others, I don't think about how to take advantage of them or harm them, and always keep an open heart. Dafa taught me that, as a person, we should live like this. Once, I found a purse with a current deposit of more than twenty thousand yuan and also coupons for concrete for more than eighty tons. I called the owner and returned everything to him. He was so grateful that he wanted to treat me to a meal, but I kindly refused and told him that I did this because I was practicing Falun Gong and he should remember, "Falun Dafa is good."
My personal experience demonstrated the miraculous healing effects of Falun Dafa. When the TV broadcast the slander in 1999, some of my coworkers said, "Look at her, she was cured by practicing Falun Gong." Because of this, I've always had a harmonious working environment despite the persecution all these years.