Sharing My Joy With Everyone - The Story of My Family's Cultivation in Falun Dafa
(Clearwisdom.net) I have been practicing Falun Gong for more than ten years, and would like to share the miraculous and joyful experiences I've had in cultivating Falun Dafa.
My Parents' Illnesses were Cured
When Teacher began to teach the Fa in 1992, He was required to hold an on-site qigong seminar before teaching the class. My mother, who was 46 at the time, suffered from protrusion of her lumbar intervertebral discs and was hospitalized. Her legs were in pain from cramps, and she could only sleep with her body facing down. She had to prop herself up with her elbows all the time, so she formed calluses. Taking medication was the only way to stop the pain. The doctors said that the only way to alleviate the problem was to undergo surgery, and there was a chance that she could be paralyzed if it was not successful. She was in constant pain.
My father had frozen shoulders, an atrophied arm, and a hunched back. He was jaundiced and could not do any heavy-duty work. Consequently, I took a leave of absence from work to take care of my mother.
Two weeks after my mother was hospitalized, a neighbor informed us about a Falun Gong on-site qigong seminar. We heard that there were many people in Beijing with incurable illnesses who became healthy after practicing Falun Gong, and that it was the best qiqong practice in the country.
On Sunday, August 9, 1992, we decided to check it out. Early in the morning, my younger brother and the husband of my mother's hospital roommate carried my mother on a stretcher, and put her on a cargo tricycle. We went to the on-site qigong seminar that my neighbor mentioned with two other patients who shared a room with my mother. In order to avoid the morning rush hour traffic, we arrived at the Changkong Club at around 6:00 a.m. As soon as the doors opened, we carried my mother into the hall.
Everyone found a seat before the class began. My mother lay on the floor while we looked for a place to put her. A tall young man dressed in a white athletic outfit came to my mother and asked her, "What kind of illness do you have?" She replied, " I suffer from protrusion of the lumbar intervertebral discs." The young man told us to carry my mother to the stage where the podium was located.
When the class began, we realized the young man was Teacher! Teacher asked my mother kindly, "Can you work with me?" Mother agreed without thinking. Teacher patted my mother's back a few times and said, "Turn around and sit up" and my mother sat up. Teacher asked mother to stand up, bend down a few times, and run around the stage twice. Mother was so excited that she ran around the stage many times. This was something we never dreamed of! My mother was usually not good with words, but she said loudly and fluently, "Thank you, Teacher Li!" There was thunderous applause as she walked down from the stage.
After attending the on-site qigong seminar on Sunday, my mother checked out of the hospital on Monday. Later Mom and Dad enrolled in the Third Falun Gong Session in Changchun taught by Teacher. They paid 50 yuan each for the nine-day lecture. Our entire family attended the Fourth Session, and because we had participated in the previous session, we only paid 25 yuan per person. After two sessions, my father's atrophied arm became normal, his back became straight, and he had a rosy complexion. He quit smoking and drinking and looked younger. After that, my parents took a tape recorder and went to the park to practice the exercises every day. They eventually became the local coordinators.
In 2001, my father, who was 64 at the time, was illegally detained and sent to a brainwashing center for six months for practicing Falun Gong. Because re refused to write a guarantee statement and critical reports about Falun Gong, he was brutally tortured and almost died. When the authorities notified us to pick him up, we were told that the medical personnel could not find a vein in his body to inject medication and his heart would stop beating intermittently. We thought the situation was hopeless. Before he was detained, my father was very lively and could ride his bicycle with vigor. When we picked him up, although he seemed very weak and thin, his eyes showed determination. After returning home, my father was able to study the Fa and do the exercises, and he became his normal self in less than a week. No modern medical theory or treatment could explain or help with my father's quick recovery. This has shown the miraculous effect Falun Gong has on practitioners.
My Fractured Bones Healed Quickly After Practicing
In 1993, I fell and broke my left leg. My tibia was fractured and my fibula was broken. The doctors put a cast around my leg after they realigned the bones. Two weeks later, I walked into the Fifth Falun Gong Session with two crutches. The third day of the session, when Teacher taught the second exercise, my injured leg was very warm. I could feel a very strong energy field. After the lecture that day, although my left leg was not completely well, I threw away the crutches and walked. There is a saying in China, "It takes 100 days for injuries of the bones and tendons to heal." Yet I took off the cast on my leg before the nine-day lecture was over.
In the fall of 2004, I fell while riding a motorcycle. My left leg was caught under the motorcycle and it swelled. The injuries were the same as the first time I broke the leg, and it was extremely painful. I remembered Teacher's words then, "Good or evil comes from that instant thought." (Zhuan Falun) I did not take the injury seriously and continued to do house chores, go to work, and do the fifth exercise while enduring the pain. I did not tell anyone and recovered in a week. It only hurt somewhat when I pressed my leg.
An Elderly Man Stood Up from his Wheelchair
When the Seventh Falun Gong Session in Changchun concluded, some practitioners wanted to take photos with Teacher, and Teacher patiently agreed. Although I was in my twenties, I was like a child, following Teacher everywhere he went. I kept staring at Teacher, afraid to miss any moment of happiness. After a group of people finished taking photos with Teacher, another group got up to take pictures with Teacher. I saw an eighty-year-old man who came in a wheelchair and wanted to be in the photo. He was holding a cane. As I reached for a stool so the elderly man could sit in the front row of the group, Teacher waved at me and said, "There is no need for the stool." He then told the elderly man to get rid of the cane and walk. At first, the old man held onto the cane and did not move. Everyone encouraged him to walk, and Teacher kept saying, "Walk forward, walk forward." Then the man began to walk by himself, joined the group, and took a precious photo with Teacher. Practitioners applauded warmly and had tears of joy on their faces.
My Elderly Uncle Recovers Quickly from a Stroke
My elderly uncle did not attend any Falun Gong sessions but studied the Fa at home. In the summer of 2002, he took the stairs and walked down from the fourth floor. When he reached the ground floor he noticed he had slurred speech, was unable to raise his arms, and had trouble walking. These were symptoms of a stroke. His son-in-law took him to the hospital. The doctor injected him with medication, but he could not even put his shoes on when he left the hospital.
Upon returning home, he practiced the fifth exercise while sitting on the bed in half-lotus position. He only had one thought, "Please help me, Teacher." He sat until four in the afternoon and was back to normal. Could anyone with a stroke recover so quickly? It was Teacher's benevolent protection that kept my uncle out of danger.
My Daughter Became a Healthy Young Woman
My daughter contracted pneumonia when she was three. After that, she was constantly ill and had intravenous treatments every year. In 2003, she was hospitalized with a fever. The doctor gave her 22 bottles of liquid intravenously, but the fever was still there. In 2005, I taught her the exercises and studied the Fa with her. Ever since, my daughter has been healthy and has not needed any medication or injections. This has saved me a lot of money.
On August 21, 2005, on the morning of her first day of school, she vomited a lot of yellowish pus-like substance while holding her arms in front and next to her head during the second exercise. Thus, her body was cleansed again. In 2007, she began to listen and dance to music composed by Dafa practitioners and learned quite a few dance routines. Good music is more beneficial than medicine. My daughter has grown into a pretty and healthy young woman.
On October 2, 2008, she accidentally fell onto the concrete floor from a two meter high partition. She was unable to move her head and was spitting things from her mouth. She felt dizzy and sick. I was desperate, so I repeatedly played the music of the dance she was performing at a competition on October 28. The music was from a graceful dance performed by Dafa practitioners. She felt better and was able to eat by noon time and looked healthier by the evening. The next morning, she happily said, "Look Mom, I can do the front-axle turn now. I don't feel dizzy anymore!"
My Husband Recovered Quickly from a Motorcycle Accident
On May 9, 2007, my husband was hit by a van while riding a motorcycle and was thrown quite far. Half of the bumper was damaged, and his head bled even though he wore a helmet. His legs were injured, and he could not move them. His first thought was, "I'm OK, good or evil comes from that instant thought!" He often carried with him a card that said, "Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" and at crucial moments he thought of Teacher. He told me what had happened to him after he came home, and I was glad that he had righteous thoughts. I shared my understandings based on the Fa principles with him. During his recovery, we studied a chapter of Zhuan Falun every day. By the third day, he could use a mop to clean the floor and help my dad fix the motorcycle. By the eleventh day, he went back to work. Since his miraculous experience with Dafa, he has quit smoking and drinking and begun to cultivate.
My Second Aunt's Eyes were Healed After Watching Shen Yun Performing Arts' DVD
My 80-year-old aunt was a devout Buddhist for more than twenty years. She did not eat past noon time. She was hospitalized several times because of trachea problems and difficulty breathing. One time, she was taken to the emergency room. She had poor vision due to glaucoma and could not see well. She had an operation on her left eye when she was 74. However, her vision worsened, and she could not recognize anyone. She was a stubborn person and did not want to live with her daughter. Though she was quite independent, she was troubled by her poor eyesight.
In March 2009, her grandson played a DVD from Shen Yun Performing Arts on the computer. When she saw "The Udumbara's Bloom" dance, she said, "Sakyamuni once said that when the udumbara flower blooms, the Falun Holy King will come to the human world to offer salvation to sentient beings." When the host of the show explained that the udumbara had blossomed in various places around the world, and announced, "The udumbara flower has blossomed and the Buddha has arrived. Can you see that?" She rewound the DVD three times to watch that part again. Later she asked her grandson to turn off the computer. At the time he was memorizing some foreign words from a book. My aunt never went to school, but she pointed at the Chinese characters in the book, " 的" (of) and "不" (not), and recognized them. She was so excited and told us that the characters were no larger than a kernel of corn. She was able to sew. Consequently, she began to practice Falun Gong. Now her skin is smooth and clear, some of her hair has turned black again, and she is full of spirit.
The events that I have witnessed are like drops of water in the ocean of experiences of practitioners' cultivation. Every practitioner's cultivation experience can be turned into a very thick book full of interesting and moving stories. Falun Gong is a wonderful practice that enables people to raise their moral values and improve their health. In today's world, where the moral standard has been declining rapidly, all the misery is the result of peoples' hearts turning bad. The reason why practitioners have healthy bodies and minds and a happy family life is because they conduct themselves according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I wish every kind-hearted person peace and good fortune, and every family happiness and joy!
My entire family is grateful for Teacher's benevolent salvation!