Teacher Gave Me a New Life
(Minghui.org) I used to be a Buddhist before I began practicing Falun Gong, and have been to many temples. I also practiced many types of qigong for the purpose of healing illnesses, keeping fit and obtaining good fortune. But none of them seemed to work. None of my illnesses were cured, and I even developed a few new illnesses, including abdominal swelling due to cirrhosis, tumors and hemorrhaging in my stomach, gallstones and migraines. Eventually, I became bedridden and was taken to the hospital. A doctor informed my family members that I was in critical condition and did not have much longer to live.
My family was in tears, but I wasn't moved, and always felt that someone could help me. A close friend of mine told me about a truly wonderful practice called Falun Gong and asked me to give it a try. I immediately said that I wanted to practice it.
Finding happiness in Falun Gong
My husband carried me on a bicycle to a Falun Gong practice site in September 1996, since I couldn't walk with my extremely swollen legs. During the exercises, I couldn't hold the law wheel position, nor could I sit with my legs in the lotus position, and I had trouble breathing. I thought: What am I going to do? Should I practice or not? I made up my mind to practice. I was soaked with sweat during the exercises. I never used to sweat, and now I thought that this was a good thing. I also vomited blood sometimes. Wasn't Teacher cleansing my body? After I had practiced for about 15 days, I began to eat a lot more, and the swelling went down in parts of my legs. The swelling in my abdomen had also reduced, and my remaining illnesses all disappeared after about a month of practicing. Witnessing my return to health, my family excitedly shared the news with others, that Falun Gong had saved my life. My family members now understand that Falun Gong is a righteous practice, and many of them withdrew from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. As a result of the dramatic changes in my health, over 30 people began to practice.
My entire family benefits from me practicing
When it was raining heavily one day, a car skidded on a muddy part of the road, then flipped over onto its side and headed towards a ditch at the bottom of the hill. The car was full of people. Seeing this, my children began reciting “Falun Dafa is good.” Three trees in a cornfield suddenly appeared, and stopped the car from falling into the ditch. When we returned to the location of the accident at a later time, we could not find the trees or the cornfield. My children are not practitioners, but they all support Falun Gong. They knew that Teacher had protected the people in the car.
My son went to talk to his boss one time about having some money returned to him. His boss verbally promised that he would first return half (300,000 yuan) to him and then the other half at a later time. When my son went to pick up the money, his boss broke his promise. He just stood there smoking and ignored my son. My son then recited “Falun Gong is good.” Later, his boss stood up and said: “Fine, I'll pay you the full 600,000 yuan.” My son knew that this good fortune was due to his belief in Dafa.
Being a good person
After I retired from work, I had to go to the bank to collect my pension. One time they overpaid me by 750 yuan, which I immediately returned. A member of the staff, who knew that I was a practitioner, whispered to me: “You might as well take it.” I said: “My Teacher doesn't allow me to accept unearned money.”
I was at a supermarket one time and bought some steamed buns for two yuan. I gave the vendor a 50 yuan note, and he gave me 98 yuan in return. I was talking to someone at the time and wasn't paying attention. I only discovered the mistake when I went to buy some vegetables. So I went back to his booth to return the money, and said: “I'm very sorry, I just realized that you overpaid me.” He was extremely surprised and told me that if I hadn't returned the money to him, he wouldn’t have made any money that day. I took the opportunity to clarify the facts to him, and also helped him to quit the CCP. Later, he began to spread good words about Falun Gong, and told others that Falun Gong practitioners are good people.
Respecting the elderly
My father is over 90 years old, and my mother-in-law is over 80 years old. My father has someone to take care of him, but I still often visit him to give him some help. I disliked my mother-in-law, since she distributed all of her assets to her other children and left me with nothing. Even though she kept saying that I was very nice, she didn't give me a penny. She didn't even take care of me when I was sick. After I started practicing Falun Gong, I understood that predestined relationships existed. My mother-in-law was blind and suffered from a rectal prolapse. As a result, she developed intestinal problems and had no one to take care of her. So I told my husband that I wanted her to live with us. He was very surprised.
After I brought my husband's mother to our home, I treated her very well. Whatever she liked to eat, I either bought it or cooked it for her. She likes grapes, so I asked someone from the city to buy some for me. She ended up with over 100 pounds of grapes to last her for the winter! She also likes dumplings, so I made them for her every other day. I had to feed her at mealtime due to her condition, and had to help her go to the toilet every time. Later, she said that she felt very sorry for me having to do this. I replied: “You don't need to mention these things anymore. You are an elder; you deserve to be treated well. If you want to thank someone, just thank my Teacher.”
At that time, we held a Fa study group at my home. Sometimes, over 30 people attended. My mother-in-law listened very carefully while we studied the Fa. She said: “This Fa is truly wonderful. Even though your Teacher is overseas now, I'm sure he will come back one day.” My landlord, neighbors and friends all know that I practice Falun Gong.
Before I started practicing Falun Gong, my neighbor planted a tree very close to my back window. The tree grew, and its branches blocked my window from opening. I asked them a few times to cut the branches, but they didn't listen. When my dad came to my home for a visit, he used a sickle to cut the branches. When my neighbor came home, he began swearing at us. Even though I didn't say anything, deep down, I still felt resentment towards him. After I began practicing, I let go of my resentment towards him. Later, he wanted to occupy one third of my courtyard space to build a storage unit with a washroom inside, and asked for my consent. I agreed, and after he occupied my space, we were peaceful towards each other, as my xinxing had improved.
Obtaining good fortune after learning the facts
In 2005, there was a person selling shoes downstairs. After I clarified the facts about Falun Dafa to her, she agreed to quit the Young Pioneers. Later, I moved away and didn't see her for some time. In 2009, I met her on the street one day, and barely recognized her. She said cheerfully: “Thank you so much! I have been reciting 'Falun Dafa is good!' daily, and as a result my heart problems have disappeared and my business is also doing well.” I replied, “This is your good fortune. Since you believe in Dafa, Teacher takes care of you. Please thank Teacher, as it was him that brought me to you.”
I once met an acquaintance while distributing truth-clarification materials in the countryside. At the time, he was not in good health. He was planting a few acres of land, which returned a fairly poor yield. His wife suffered from high blood pressure and heart problems, and they didn't have enough money to cover her medical expenses. I clarified the facts about Falun Dafa, and afterward he asked me not to distribute the materials anymore, and said: “For your safety, you'd better leave. After three days, I'll start handing them out for you. Please rest assured, I'll do it well.” A few years have since passed, and I heard someone talking about this person. He now lives a more comfortable life, and both he and his wife are in good health. They both also withdrew from the CCP, and believe that Falun Dafa is good.
An 87-year-old woman recited “Falun Dafa is good” for five years. She used to have heart problems and high blood pressure, but she has now fully recovered. She also began taking care of her husband, whose legs are paralyzed. She received little education when she was younger, but has strong righteous thoughts. Every night after washing her face and brushing her teeth, she sits down, joins her hands together and recites “Falun Dafa is good.” She is now doing well and appears to be very healthy.