My Whole Family Appreciates Master Li Hongzhi
(Minghui.org) My family appreciates Dafa and Master Li Hongzhi very much! I spoke to a group of people about Dafa. Among them was a relative who had an incurable heart disease, one who had bone cancer, another with intestinal cancer, and another who had had a stroke. Also, one person there wanted to divorce his spouse. After they heard me talk about Dafa, their lives changed for the better.
My Diseases Were Healed
Like most other Chinese people my age, I lived through all the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) political movements, including the Cultural Revolution and Removing the Four Olds and Establishing the Four News. My traditional ideas and thoughts were washed away by the CCP's atheism. My mind was instilled with the Party philosophy of struggle. I became a complete atheist. I did not know that humans were created by gods and that one should respect Heaven and thus be protected. I did not know that doing good deeds would yield good rewards and vice versa. I also did not know that doing good deeds and accumulating merit would result in a good life and long life. I slid down with the rest of society.
At that time, in order to have a good life and for my personal benefit, I struggled in my life. In the end I had a bad life and all kinds of health problems. I encountered serious family conflicts. My family almost broke apart. Then a friend gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun and recommended that I learn Falun Gong. At that time I was in bad health and I just wanted to have my illnesses healed. I did not know that Falun Gong could heal diseases. I did not know what Falun Gong was, so I did not read the book and put it away. In 1997, I visited a beauty salon. A customer who came for a haircut said that in the Northeast area, a god had appeared. I didn't believe her and laughed at her inside.
The fall of 1998 arrived. I had such severe problems with my back and bones in both legs that I could not walk and could not sit down. I was afraid. During the past dozen years, I kept seeing doctors. I tried Chinese medicine, Western medicine, and all kinds of folk prescriptions, but none of them worked. I felt it was all useless, and my problems worsened. The doctors told me clearly that I could not be cured. My heart sank, and I lost hope. I knew I had very poor health. I knew that I had over 13 other health issues. They couldn't be cured, and I felt that my days to live were numbered. I thought: So be it...
One day I felt very bored. All of a sudden I thought about Zhuan Falun , which was a gift from a friend and which I had not yet read. I took it out and started to read it. I could not grasp any of the ideas in it, but I got the feeling that the book was asking people to be good. I only remembered the idea that, when hit, one should not hit back; when insulted, one should not talk back, and one should endure it. At that time I was thinking that I could not do that, that I wanted revenge in such situations. I had a bad relationship with my husband and his mother's side of the family. I tried to endure that situation for my child. I planned to get a divorce after my child graduated. I was thinking: "I cannot win when he is hitting me, but I can stay away from him. Isn't it OK to stay away? He shouldn't always take advantage of me." So I could not agree with “Forbearance” and thought that I could not do that.
During the winter of 1998, a couple rented my house. They told me that the next day the Power Plant auditorium would hold a Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference and that I should go and listen. I went there out of curiosity. The auditorium was full, and many spoke. They shared how Falun Dafa taught them to be good people and how Master had purified their bodies. As a result, their sicknesses, which could not be healed in a hospital, had been healed. I had some doubts: Was this real? But I saw that those who spoke gave their full names and where they were from. They cried very hard and said that they appreciated Master from the bottom of their hearts. I started to believe. After the meeting was over, the friend who gave me the copy of Zhuan Falun also came. I invited her to have lunch at my house. She asked me if I had read the book. I said I hadn't. Before she left, she told me again and again that I should learn the practice. This time I had to agree with her.
A few days passed, and my legs hurt a lot more. I asked the practitioners who rented my house to teach me the exercises. I quickly learned how to do them. The next day I went to the practice site to do the exercises. The practice site was located in a very big auditorium. I was a new practitioner and was not familiar with the exercises, so I stood in the last row. However, I saw that Master's eyes in his photo shined with light and the light was directed on me. Master directly looked at me. In the second standing stance, when I held the wheel on either side of my ears, I felt that wind was pushing into my ears, which was amazing. Four days after I started to do the exercises, Master opened my third eye. I saw three big Faluns spinning through a window in my house. I also saw two large Chinese characters for “Gengji” (good inborn quality) inside my house. The characters extended from the floor to the ceiling. I did not know what it meant, so I asked veteran practitioners. They said, “It was Master who purified your home. He gave you hints that you are a person with good inborn quality and that you should practice hard.” I did not understand at that time, so I did not treat it seriously. I was afraid of the cold, so I only occasionally went to the practice site to do the exercises. Soon after, the New Year arrived.
On the morning of the Chinese New Year's Eve, my hemorrhoids flared up, and I was miserable. Three times I went to the toilet but couldn't go. My head hurt and so did my body. I felt I was catching a cold. I used to catch cold and get a sore throat. I felt bad. I picked up the book, held it high, and wanted to throw it away. But I could not move my hand that was in the air.
Then my stomach hurt again. I put down the book and hurried to the bathroom. Finally, with my teeth clenched, I moved my bowels. I saw blood everywhere. Then I realized that my hemorrhoids were gone. This was unbelievable. How could they be gone?
I thought about this for over half-an-hour, and suddenly I realized that Master was a god and I had to learn this Fa. I got up immediately, went into the room, picked up Zhuan Falun , and read the following:
“Today we have made public to you this great practice. I have already delivered it to your doorstep. It is up to you whether you can practice cultivation and make it. If you can do it, you may continue your cultivation. If you cannot do it or cannot practice cultivation, from now on you can forget about practicing cultivation. Except for demons that will deceive you, nobody else will teach you, and in the future you will not be able to practice cultivation. If I cannot save you, nobody else can.” (Lecture Eight, Zhuan Falun)
While I was reading the Fa, a stream of energy was shooting directly into my mind. I felt that Master was talking to me, that Master could read my mind, and that Master was indeed a god! Master could know all of my thoughts. From that point on, I decided to study the Fa seriously.
On the third day of the 1999 New Year, I planned to visit my mother. It was a two-hour bus ride. I typically had car sickness and took medicine for it. I got out the medicine as usual and was ready to take it when I suddenly thought that now that I was a practitioner, I had Master to take care of me, and I should not take medicine. But I was also afraid of getting car sick. My mind was a mess. Finally I decided not to take the medicine and that I should believe in Master and tha Fa. As a result, I had a comfortable trip with a clear mind. I was so happy that as soon as I arrived home, I told my elder sister, “I am learning Dafa now; you should learn it too.” My sister saw that I was in such a good condition that she started to learn Falun Gong.
One morning a few days later, I was doing the wheel-holding exercise. I felt a hand pulling my stomach and it really hurt. But instantly the pain passed. From then on my stomach problems were completely gone. By studying the Fa and practicing the exercises, my xinxing was raised. Within six months, all of my diseases were healed. I truly reached a state free of illness, and my body felt light.
Only Master Makes the Decisions
Through regular Fa study, I learned that Zhuan Falun is no ordinary book. It is heaven's book for cultivation. Falun Gong is a cultivation practice for both body and mind, and it also is a high level Fa. Falun Gong not only helps people obtain a healthy body, heal their sicknesses, and improve their morality, Falun Gong also can allow people to cultivate to higher beings. When I realized that I had obtained such a good Fa, my excitement was beyond words. I felt that my life was very worthwhile and that I was the luckiest person in the world.
But on July 20, 1999, the CCP started to persecute Falun Gong and slandered Master. They fabricated many lies to fool people in order to prevent people from obtaining this Fa. I went to Beijing to appeal three times. I wanted to share Falun Gong with the world. I was arrested many times, and the last time I was sent to a labor camp for three years. When they gave me a physical, they discovered I had an inflamed liver. I initially did not understand this: how could I have that? The next day when I was re-examined, the results were worse than the first exam. Then I came to understand that Master had used this means to protect me, to keep them from sending me to jail. I was finally released and returned home.
On another occasion, a practitioner who was printing Dafa materials was illegally arrested. That practitioner could not withstand the torture and told them about me. Thus I was arrested. I was thinking: "Only Master can make that decision; the decisions made by others mean nothing." Then the clerk who dealt with my case tore up the paperwork. I told them the facts about Falun Gong, and the next day I was released.
I have cultivated for many years and have experienced many miracles, but the following accounts are about how my family members have benefited from my practice.
Saving My Mother-in-Law
Six days after the 2002 Chinese New Year, my mother-in-law was taken to the hospital. The doctor said she had hardening of the liver and that it could not be cured. The family was told to prepare for her death. Her children started to cry and did not know what to do. My husband ran home and told me about it. He asked me if I could ask Master to save my mother-in-law while doing the sitting meditation. (At that time he did not cultivate, so he could not understand some things.) I kept quiet. I was thinking: "My mother-in-law has led a hard life. She suffered a lot with so many children and living in poverty. I became her daughter-in-law due to a predestined relationship. In the past she didn't treat me very well. But I am a cultivator now, and I know it was my fault because I always looked down on her. I did not treat her as my mother. Now she is dying, and the only thing I can do is to try to help her."
The next day I went to the hospital and saw that all the relatives were visiting her and paying their respects to her for the last time. My mother-in-law's entire body was visibly swollen. Her skin was yellow, and even her eyeballs were yellow. She could not answer anyone. When there were fewer people present, I walked over to her and asked, “Mom, do you know how serious your sickness is?” She answered, “Yes, I know.” I said, “It seems like the hospital cannot save you, that only Dafa and Master can.” She said, “If I can get well, I will learn Dafa from you.” I said, “OK, my Master is certainly able to save you.”
The next day my uncle visited her. As soon as he came in, my mother-in-law shook his hands and started to chat. She talked and smiled the whole morning. When it was 11:00 a.m., my uncle suddenly remembered that she should be sick. He said, "You are well!" My mother-in-law said that she had, indeed, recovered. In the afternoon the doctor said that a full exam should be conducted the following day. I was thinking, "No problem, everything will be back to normal." The next day, tests were run to check her condition, and no illness was found. Even her gallbladder problem that she had suffered with for many years was gone. The doctor said it was unbelievable and that he would consult with some experts to study the case because my mother-in-law was allergic to all the drugs and only used mild nutritional medicine.
After being in the hospital for half a month, my mother-in-law checked out and went home. I brought her a recorder so that she could listen to Master's lectures. Over 10 years have passed, and she is 82 this year and doing very well. She appreciates Master and Dafa, and every day she sincerely recites, “Falun Dafa is good.”
My Husband Changes
My husband was a fisherman. He never attended school. He was an outgoing person, but he had a very bad temper. However, he had a strong faith in Dafa and supported my learning it. The CCP has persecuted Falun Gong since 1999, and the local authorities often came to harass me at our house. My husband was not afraid of them. Whoever came, he would tell them the truth about Dafa and how good Dafa is. He told them, “In the whole world, only Mr. Li Hongzhi is the best. He saved my mother, he can make me have a healthy body. I do not get sick.”
Due to his lack of education, my husband did not study the Fa a lot. However, Master was protecting him all the time. Once, he seemed to have severe flu symptoms. He had chills and a headache and ran a high fever. He asked me to cook ginger water for him to drink so that he could sweat. I said, “I need to ask you a question, and you should answer me honestly. Are you, or are you not, a Dafa disciple?” He said, “Yes, I am.” I said, “Then it is Master purifying your body. Wait for a while and you will be fine.” He kept silent.
I went to cook. After I finished cooking, I told him to get up to eat dumplings. Later he went to the auto repair shop. He said when he got there, he felt his legs were very heavy, but when he returned home, he felt his whole body was light and very comfortable. After that, he did not catch any more colds.
Before my husband began to cultivate, he used to have problems every year with his appendix. After he practiced Falun Gong, he did not have that problem anymore. Also, his leg aches, back pain, and skin disease were all cured. Now he is very healthy, and his personality is much better. Now he can read and study the Fa by himself. He has steadily changed day-by-day, and now he very much appreciates Master and Dafa.
With regard to my son, although he does not study the Fa and does not practice Falun Gong, he knows that Dafa is good. He supports me very much in studying the Fa, and he respects Master a lot. At the New Year and other holidays, he bows to Master and burns incense to express his gratitude to Master. He always recites, “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Whenever he sees any discarded Dafa pamphlets, he picks them up and keeps them. Master granted him good fortune. Now he has a good job, and last year he and his wife had twin boys. Everyone that knows him is happy for him. His children are very lovely and well behaved. This was granted by Dafa.
Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa. Master has boundless compassion. It is his wish to save all the people of the world. No matter who you are, as long as you sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and as long as you quit the evil CCP and its affiliated organizations, you will have a brighter future.