(Minghui.org) People who have taken up the practice of Falun Dafa have experienced a wide variety of positive changes in their own lives, and brought countless benefits to their friends, families and neighbors as well. Many have come to enjoy newfound health, no longer needing to struggle to get ahead or to worry about misfortunes. They practice Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. They live peacefully and bring hope to their families, to society, and to their country. The following are a number of experiences sent to the Minghui website by practitioners to illustrate the impact that Falun Dafa has had on their lives:
My Dying Mom Was Reborn
By a Falun Dafa practitioner from Hebei Province, China
I grew up with poor health and frequently had illnesses, especially when I was a teenager. I suffered from anaemia, hypotension, hypoglycemia, among other illnesses. In addition, I also suffered from arrhythmia and had dysmenorrhea every month. Although I was only in my early thirties, I felt like I was in my fifties. It was very difficult for me to go upstairs and do my housework due to my poor health, and I even had to force myself to go to work each day. I saw many doctors and had taken different medicines, but to no avail. I felt that life was too hard and tiring, and that living was worse than death.
Through my colleague's introduction, I attended the exercise classes of Falun Dafa. I did the exercises in the morning and watched Master's lectures in the evening. Soon after, my health greatly improved and my illnesses disappeared. My body reached an illness-free state, I felt happy, alive, and that I had become a different person. My family members witnessed these changes. It was exactly like Master said: “You feel as if being pushed while riding a bike, and you are not tired when going upstairs—no matter how many floors there are.” (Zhuan Falun). I witnessed this miraculous effect for the first time.
Having seen the changes in me, my mom asked me to teach her the exercises. However I did not, because she had suffered from the effects of a stroke for over 20 years and was bedridden. I was very regretful about it.
Not long after that my mom was dying, and I rushed home that same night as soon as I heard. My dad told me that the doctor did not want to see her anymore, and that he even stopped giving her instant cardio relief pills. When I looked at my mom's painful face, suddenly Master's lecture came into my mind:
“You might not get a human body in several hundred years; perhaps you obtain it in one thousand years. Once you get a human body, you do not even know how to treasure it. If you reincarnate into a piece of rock, you will be unable to come out in ten thousand years. If that piece of rock is not smashed or weathered away, you will never be able to emerge. Attaining a human body is so difficult! If a person can truly obtain Dafa, this person is simply most fortunate. A human body is hard to acquire—that is what it means.” (Zhuan Falun)
I thought that my mom had a wish to learn the Fa, but could not carry it out. Wasn't it a pity that she didn't know the purpose of why she came here, and that she was living her life muddleheaded? So I asked her: “Mom, I will read the book to you, as it is a wonderful book that came from my Teacher.” My Mom nodded, so I read the book to her and she listened carefully.
Shortly afterwards, the painful expression on my mom's face disappeared, and her eyes opened. She said to me: “You are a good daughter.” I didn't know whether I should be happy or not, but I am sure this was Master encouraging me.
After that I read Master's book to my mom every day when I finished work. To my surprise, on the tenth day, my mom—who the doctor said was just waiting to die—suddenly sat up, and the bedsores on her body miraculously vanished. I knew it was because Master had endured these for her and purified her body to make her reborn again.
Since my mom has practiced Falun Gong, her illnesses of more than two decades disappeared. We have witnessed the miracle of Dafa and are very grateful to Master.
I came to understand that Falun Dafa is the genuine science.
A 69-year-old Woman Fell into a Four-Meter Deep Cellar
By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Anda City, Heilongjiang Province
I am a 69-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner. I have firmly believed in Master and the Fa since I started to practice Falun Dafa. My husband was against my practice and frequently made negative comments, but I was never deterred by this.
On January 19, 1999 while stacking corn stalks, I forgot that there was a four-meter-deep potato cellar beside me and accidentally stepped into it. I fell in and hit the bottom heavily. I tried to move but felt pain in my feet and lower back. What could I do? One statement in Zhuan Falun occurred to me: “We have said that good or evil comes from a person’s spontaneous thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences.” I believed in what Master taught, that as long as I consider myself a practitioner I would encounter no danger. I succeeded in standing up but could not get out of the cellar because my feet hurt. Then I heard footsteps - my sons had come back. They looked for me around the house, then my elder son saw that the door of the cellar was open, and came over to find me in the cellar.
They used a rope to get me out of the cellar. My daughter and her husband came, too. They all asked me to go to the hospital, but I said it was all right. I recovered quickly without going to the hospital. After six days, my fellow practitioners came to visit me and encouraged me to practice with them. Another seven days passed and with the help of a walking stick I went to the place where they practiced. I put away the stick and joined them that day. I have been going to the practice site every day.
I know that Master saved my life. Otherwise how could I, a 69-old woman falling into a four-meter-deep cellar, be able to recover within a few days without any medical treatment? I could not express my gratitude to Master enough.
Since I started to practice Falun Gong, I no longer suffer from stomachaches, nephritis, nor my fear of cold. I have experienced the wonders and bliss of Falun Dafa personally, and the Chinese Communist Party cannot fool me by slandering Falun Dafa.
Learned to Let Go
By a practitioner in Heilongjiang Province
My Ovarian Cysts Disappeared
Before I began my cultivation in Falun Dafa, I one day went to have a check-up at the village sponsored annual women's physical examination. Unexpectedly, I was found to have ovarian cysts and it was already serious. The doctor wanted me to have an operation, but I declined and neither was I concerned. I remembered that my sister had told me that I should recite sincerely “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
At the time, the friends who went with me all urged me to buy medicine. I brought my medicine to my sister's home and told her what had happened. She said: “It is going to be okay. All you need to do is to keep studying Dafa, do the exercises, believe in Teacher, and you will be okay.” So I did not need to have the operation. Two other ladies who had the examination were also found to have the same problem, and both had chosen to go through the operation, which cost a lot of money. Quickly a year passed and I went to the annual examination again. The doctor said after examining me: “You had ovarian cysts before, didn't you?” The people around me all asked with concern: “How is it now? Is she cured?” The doctor said: “It is healed now. There is only a shadow left.” Everyone looked startled, and asked me how it had happened. I said: “My sister asked me to recite often 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.'” People found it incredible, but my illness was indeed cured. Not only did I save the money, I also did not need to endure the operation. This is the wonder of Dafa, and I have practiced Dafa since then.
I Learned to Let Go
Since learning Dafa, I have changed a lot. I had a bad temper before and was easily agitated. No matter if is was my fault or not, I would not let people criticize me. If they did, I would be extremely angry. Since I learned Dafa, I changed a lot, because Teacher told us to forbear and think of others in everything. I tried to follow the Fa-principles and be as tolerant of others as possible, and not to fight with anyone. In the 2009 spring sowing season, a neighbor planted crops on a strip of my land. I argued with him, but he would not admit it. Finally I gave up. I recalled Teacher's Fa: “We cultivators always let things happen naturally. If something is yours, nobody will take it away, and if something isn’t yours, you won’t be able to get it even by fighting for it.” (Zhuan Falun) I said: “Even if I am missing a strip of land, I will not reap any less.”
In the autumn, I had the largest corn crop in the whole village. The normal production was 1,200 kilos an acre, but mine reached 1,560 kilos.
This year, my sister-in-law also planted crops on a strip of my land and I also failed to get it back and chose to give it up, and I did not fight with her. In the autumn, my crop reached over 1,600 kilos per acre, exceeding last year’s harvest by almost 100 kilos. The whole village sowed the same seeds, but mine always reaped the most. It indeed was a marvel.
I was not surprised, as I learned how to give up and not to fight, and Teacher saw it. When our xinxing is elevated, we will not truly lose anything. I have witnessed it personally.
Steel Plate in My Husband's Shoulder Disappears
My husband is 67 years old this year. He was hit by a fast approaching motorcycle while riding his motorcycle to deliver Dafa informational materials to fellow practitioners on April 21, 2008. His head was injured and bled, and his right shoulder was fractured. The police at the scene called an ambulance and took him to the hospital, where a doctor inserted a five-inch-long steel strip into his shoulder and repaired it with nine nails.
In June 2011, I inadvertently touched his shoulder, and to my surprise, I found the steel plate had disappeared. I knew it was Teacher who did this for my husband and I was moved to tears.
I told my son about what had happened when he came to our home. He would not believe it at first, but did so after I explained it in further detail. He said that he would never have believed it if he hadn't witnessed it. I said, “It is the wonder of Dafa.”
My Journey from Illiteracy and Disease to Literacy, Health and Happiness
By a practitioner in Yu County, Hebei Province
I started to practice Falun Dafa on August 8, 1998. Before that day I had not seen an apricot flower bloom for ten years because I had lain on the bed like a vegetable. I could not take care of my child, cook meals or eat. I constantly cried, and had no wish to live.
I was introverted, not talkative and had a hot temper. I frequently lashed out against my child or husband or beat my child. I had contracted multiple diseases and was possessed by a spirit. I visited many hospitals without getting my diseases cured. I was diagnosed with cholecystitis, emphysema, heart disease, anemia, tumors in the uterus, and vertigo. It was like every part of my body was defective. I took a handful of medicine and IV injections every day. For therapy, I used small needles to prick my fingers to let blood out, and a coin to scrape my back intensely, which made the skin on my back turn black. A large needle was pricked into my philtrum to improve the circulation of qi (energy). I had gone through these procedures for ten years. Finally, the doctor said I could not delay my treatment anymore; I had to undergo surgery in three days. But I had not only spent all my money, but also borrowed some money to treat my diseases. Where could I get more money for the surgery?
In despair, I bought some rat poison. If my husband got angry with me once more I would take the poison and finish all this suffering. But then it occurred to me that my parents had a hard time bringing me up. It would make them sad if I committed suicide. I could not die, I should persist in living.
When I was suffering from a living death with no hope left, my sister came to advise me: “You should practice Falun Gong.” “Does it cost money?” “It is free, but really effective in treating diseases!” I was amazed: everything costs money now. She said, “It's true that the Teacher of Falun Gong does not charge money.” I said, “That is wonderful. I could not afford it, if it cost money!” She said: “If you can behave yourself according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and cultivate your moral character, not get angry, and be diligent in doing the exercises, your diseases will be cured.” I agreed to give it a try. My sister taught me the movements of Falun Gong for eight days. I learned them all by heart. She gave me the precious book Zhuan Falun before she left.
I was illiterate, and could read only three simple Chinese characters. When I opened the book, all the characters were shining as golden divine beings. Later I went to the place where local practitioners exercise and study the Fa. I concentrated my attention while they read Zhuan Falun. The coordinator Mr. Zhao patiently taught me to read the words one by one. Other practitioners, seeing my poverty, gave me flour, rice and some money. I was too happy to speak. I told myself: Falun Dafa is superb, and the practitioners are so kind and peaceful. I would certainly follow Dafa with all my heart and soul.
Seven times I saw in other dimensions Master clear out snake spirits which had possessed me until they were exterminated. I became energetic afterwards, and went to exercise and study the Fa with other practitioners. I wanted to study Zhuan Falun but I could not read it after I returned home. I was so anxious that I held the book close to my heart and cried loudly: “When can I finish reading this book?”
In the evening my husband taught me how to read Zhuan Falun for a while then I held the book on my chest and fell asleep. I had a vivid dream that night, in which I saw the book open, and every golden character flew into my mind. In the morning as soon as I woke up I opened the book hurriedly and found that I knew how to read every word, and that I could read them fluently! I cried loudly: “I know how to read the book!” My husband laughed: “Look how happy you are...” My son said: “Dafa is really good. Not only has your physical and mental health been restored after you learned it, but you also do not scold me or Dad any more. You would have beaten me until I suffered a mental illness had you not learned Dafa.”
I have practiced and studied Dafa every day since then. Without being aware of it, my health has been restored, and I have not taken any medicine for 14 years. My family has became harmonious, and each family member has a better moral character. Our relatives all admire us.
Falun Dafa has given me a second life. Dafa is intricate, extraordinary and miraculous. I have experienced it all for myself!