(Minghui.org) I was fortunate enough to obtain Falun Dafa in May 2003. I was very weak and prone to getting sick since I was a child. When I was in the third or fourth grade I developed a type of skin disease, and the symptoms remained with me for over 20 years. I've taken a lot of medicine that, in turn, caused severe problems with my stomach and intestines. The pain is hard to describe. I lost hope in life and became very depressed.

Sometime after my skin disease eventually disappeared, I started to suffer from intestinal problems, insomnia and had severe headaches. My whole body was very weak and I could not eat well. A doctor of traditional Chinese medicine once said that my body was like that of an 80-year old man, but I was only 30 years old at the time.

I had a tumor in my kidney and had to have surgery to remove it. I also had a very strange disease that whenever it was humid and windy in low temperatures, or if my body touched cold water I would feel a piercing pain. If you haven't experienced that kind of pain, you could not imagine what it feels like. I went to the hospital but the doctors could not identify the problem, and I often thought about committing suicide to end my misery.

One day in May 2003 when I was 42 years old, I went to the park near my home with my family. All of a sudden I saw a brochure with the words, “The Healthy Path” on a park bench. I opened the brochure and started to read it. It was about the experience shared by Falun Gong practitioners around the world, including information about cultivation, as well as many stories about practitioners having their illnesses cured that modern medicine could not treat. I was often looking for hopeful messages to help improve my life. But, since I've tried many different treatments and none of them have worked, I would not believe in anything easily.

With the thought of giving it a try, I called the Falun Dafa volunteer coordinator about a week later and found a practice site nearby. After I had practiced for about two weeks, all of the illnesses that had plagued me for many years disappeared. I had severe insomnia and only slept for two or three hours a night. After I got up my eyes would feel sore, my head was not clear and my body felt exhausted. But now I could sleep soundly, and it was unimaginable. Since practicing Falun Dafa I have thrown my health insurance cards away. Nine years have now passed, and I haven’t taken any medication, or ever gone to hospital.

Master said:

“Why do people get sick? The fundamental cause of one’s being ill and all of one’s misfortune is karma and the black substance’s karmic field.” (Zhuan Falun)

I genuinely enlightened to the reason why I have experienced so much pain. All of my illnesses and the various tribulations that I have experienced was all karmic retribution, the paying back of the debts I accrued from my past lives. Master mentioned that, “mind and matter are one and the same” (Zhuan Falun), and that since I had all kinds of human desires my heart could not calm down. My uneasy mind showed itself in my body and made my illnesses worse. My attachments to jealousy, fighting, selfishness and suspicion also brought suffering to the people around me. I felt very pained when thinking about these things. After I started practicing Falun Dafa, I decided to live an upright life and do what Master has taught me: putting others before myself, being unselfish, assimilating to “Truth-Compassion-Forbearance,” and being determined to eliminate karma and walking my path well.

Before I started practicing, my life was just like what Master said, “everyday people will forever crawl within the boundary delimited by their own ignorance ” (Zhuan Falun). Now I feel very happy. I have been constantly assimilating to the Fa because I know Master's Fa is the truth of the universe.