Falun Dafa Turns a Scoundrel into a Law-Abiding Citizen and Helps Him Walk Again
(Minghui.org) Liu Erkui lives in Lilin Town, Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province. Everyone in Lilin Town knows who Liu is. When he was little, he lost his parents and his sister raised him on her own. She helped him get a job and get married. Unfortunately, Liu was never very appreciative of his sister.
Liu slacked off at work and indulged in a lot of bad habits. His sister and brother-in-law frequently worried about him. A few years ago, Liu was laid-off from his factory job. When he couldn't find another job, Liu started drinking heavily and got into a lot of trouble. Everyone felt he was a bad influence and didn't want to have anything to do with him. His wife took their child and left him. Liu still spent all his time drinking and gambling. He got into several fights, and was in and out of the police station and detention center frequently.
Several times in 1998, his sister tried to show him Falun Dafa. But Liu refused to change his lifestyle and slandered Dafa and Teacher.
In March 5, 2008, Liu got into a car accident and broke both of his legs. The person who hit Liu was an honest farmer. The farmer paid for Liu's medical expenses, bought him alcohol every day, and waited on him since he couldn't walk. He even sold his car and spent all his savings on Liu. In the end, the farmer could not afford Liu's medical expenses. He took his family and moved out of town.
Liu had no choice but to return home. He lay alone on his cold bed and sulked about the fact that none of his so-called friends had visited him since his car accident.
His sister visited him and brought him money and other basic necessities. She took good care of him and told him some of her personal experiences practicing Falun Dafa. She told him about Dafa's healing power and stories from other practitioners. She wanted him to become an upright and honest person. But Liu still believed the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) propaganda and said to his sister, “The CCP is against it and I support the party. What's so good about practicing Falun Dafa? Will it provide me with alcohol or money?” His sister could not change his mind. She hired someone to take care of him and went home.
Two months passed, and Liu's legs had still not recovered. He had spent all his money and his caretaker had left. Liu lay on his bed with nothing to eat. He thought about his life and began to wonder whether he would be handicapped for the rest of his life. He thought of his senile neighbor who had died in his home alone, and how the body wasn't found until it began to smell bad and decompose. Liu began to seriously reconsider his path. The next day he got on his crutches and slowly began the long journey over to his sister's.
When he showed up at his sister's doorstep, his sister saw him leaning against his crutches and cried. She wondered how he had gotten there. Liu told her how people had helped him on his way over. His sister earnestly told him, “Your legs haven't healed yet? Falun Dafa can help.” Liu asked whether practicing Falun Dafa could heal his legs, his sister assured him, “Yes, as long as you sincerely believe in the teaching, you will be able to lose those crutches in a week.”
Erkui was doubtful about his sister's promise but he could not deny that his sister has been very healthy since she started practicing Falun Gong, and his brother-in-law's business had become prosperous because of his support for the practice. He took Zhuan Falun from his sister and began to read it. As he read the paragraph “Zhen-Shan-Ren(Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance) is the Sole Criterion to Discern Good and Bad People” he thought to himself, “I have been living a confused life. I use abusive language, I beat people, I smoke and drink heavily, I gamble and I lie. I don't even think I've done even one good thing in my life. Will the Master of Falun Dafa teach a person like me?” As this thought emerged, he felt a stream of heat come down his head though his body. He felt so warm and peaceful. He continued to read as tears ran down his face. He felt like he had learned something that he barely imagined previously. “If I had learned this Fa earlier, I would not have believed the CCP's vicious lies and I would not have slandered Dafa and its Teacher. How can I make up for all my wrongdoing.” He blamed himself for not listening to his sister and his tears kept running down his cheeks.
At the dinner table, his brother-in-law knew that he liked to have alcohol with his meal and poured him a cup. He took the cup from his brother and put it on the table. “I don't drink anymore,” he said. This had never happened before. His sister smiled.
After dinner, he continued to read Zhuan Falun, this time sitting upright instead of lying on the bed. He was completely absorbed by the Fa principles that encompass everything and leave nothing out. He knew that it wasn't just a book that taught people how to be good, but the real Buddha Fa. He read until after midnight then fell asleep.
Erkui woke up at 5 a.m. in the morning and headed towards the bathroom. He got off the bed, put his shoes on, and walked toward the yard. Suddenly he stopped himself, realizing that he was standing firm without any aid from crutches. He stared at his legs. His sister who was making breakfast looked up and saw him standing there, and she became excited too and rushed towards him. They both cheered. Erkui lifted his left leg and then his right leg and screamed, “It's a miracle! It didn't take one week, it took just a single day!” Their cheering woke up his brother-in-law and the rest of the family. Their neighbors also came to see what had happened. Everyone bore witness to Falun Dafa's miracle.
Erkui remembered a dream from the previous night after he finished reading Zhuan Falun, “There was a person whose face I couldn't see clearly. His two large hands waved around my legs and removed a lot of bad things. In the end, he patted my legs and said, 'You're fine.'” His sister told him, “It was Teacher cleaning your body. You are saved.” Erkui immediately walked in front of Teacher's picture and kowtowed to thank Teacher for his grace.
From then on, Erkui quit smoking and drinking. He studied the Fa diligently and did the exercises. He conducted himself according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. If anyone said bad things about Falun Dafa, he would ask them, “Have you ever read the book? Do you know that it is the real Buddha Fa?” When he saw the people he had hurt before, he would apologize and ask for forgiveness.
Soon Erkui found a job. Not only did he take care of himself, but he often took care of those who were in need of help. He told everyone he could about the power of Falun Dafa that he had experienced.
(From the Call for Submissions to Commemorate the Twentieth Anniversary of Falun Dafa's Introduction)