I Am the Luckiest Person in the World
(Clearwisdom.net) After I gave birth to my son, my entire body became swollen, and my joints constantly felt cold. I developed gastritis and tracheitis, and had problems with my lower back and shoulders. I tried every treatment I could find. I practiced qigong, did regular exercises, took nutritional supplements, but nothing helped. I was too thin and frail to continue with my regular work and had to transfer to a department where there was less strenuous work.
Towards the end of 1995, a colleague introduced me to Falun Gong. I told him that he couldn't convince me about its benefits. I am a doctor who has practiced western medicine for 35 years, and I had already tried two different forms of qigong to no avail. I had spent over 1,000 yuan on the classes and bought every kind of qigong product. My health did not improve at all. All they wanted was my money.
The most important turning point in my life was February 6, 1996. My friend brought me the introductory book Falun Gong. This book touched my heart, as it tells people to pay attention to moral behavior and being a good person. So I decided to go to the park to try the exercises after work.
I spent between one to two hours doing the exercises every day in the park, and it was very relaxing. Within a month of practicing I found that all my illnesses had disappeared and I was full of energy. I could walk easily and it was as if someone was pushing me when I walked upstairs. I couldn't stop crying when I looked at Teacher's photo, when I read the book and when I did the exercises. My gratitude, excitement and joy can't be described in words.
I told the people around me about the miracle that had happened to me, and I told them that Falun Gong was great.
Once Zhuan Falun was published, I sent a copy to every relative, friend, schoolmate and neighbor. When the number of people practicing the exercises grew, there were too many people to do the exercises in the park, so we had to separate into several smaller groups. I volunteered to be an assistant and brought two cassette players and tapes to the daily practice. Whenever we needed something at the practice site, someone would purchase it.
When I went to the practice site around 3 a.m., others had already started to arrive. We were healthy and very enthusiastic practitioners. Most of us didn't know each other and people came or left whenever they pleased. There was no name list and no one asked others their name. More than forty people lined up neatly for the movements and everything was peaceful. Only the melodious music could be heard. Before we left, we always cleaned up after ourselves. We were always welcomed regardless where we practiced. That was until 1999.
The time when I became a practitioner up until July 20, 1999 were the happiest days of my life. I treated my patients at work like family, and could understand their suffering. When I treated them, I told them about the principles of being good people, just as Teacher had said in his lectures. My patients loved to listen, and some people even read the book Zhuan Falun and practiced the exercises. Many people believed that Falun Gong is good.
As my health improved, I started to do most of housework and my husband no longer lost his temper with me, and I stopped quarreling with him. Teacher said:
"Some people will lose their temper in disciplining children and yell at them, making quite a scene. You should not be that way in disciplining children, and neither should you, yourselves get really upset. You should educate children with reason so that you can really teach them well." (Zhuan Falun)
Since I've been reading Zhuan Falun, I no longer yelled at my son, regardless of the problems he caused. He also gradually learned to look at things from different perspectives and became a person loved by his teachers and schoolmates.
I have been arrested twice since July 20, 1999, and had 5,000 yuan extorted from me. My home has been ransacked and my family chastised. I was once taken to a brainwashing center for 40 days, without my family knowing of my whereabouts. They could not contact me and were very worried. I was still attached to sentiment and wanted to alleviate my family's suffering, so I stopped practicing Falun Gong.
When I stopped practicing, I was soon diagnosed with cancer. Six months into the chemotherapy treatment, a new tumor was found and my suffering got worse. My family life did not improve and we had to continually spend money on my treatments. With the worry and fear, we were no longer a harmonious family.
When my life had turned for the worse, and felt that this was worse than dying, fellow practitioners helped me return to Falun Gong. When I read Teacher's books, I couldn't hold back my tears.
I had disappointed Teacher, left when Falun Gong and Teacher were persecuted, and only returned when I became seriously ill. I dared not look at Teacher's picture. Teacher is merciful and saved me again. Another miracle happened. My legs became strong, the swelling in my face reduced, and my liver got better. The doctor had given me three months to live, but nearly three years have passed and I am energetic and glowing with health.
I can't repay Teacher for saving me. I am very delighted to have returned to Falun Gong, stepped back on the correct path, and I for certain am the luckiest person in the world!