Celebrating 14th World Falun Dafa Day: Stories from Jiusi Hospital
(Minghui.org) Two days ago, when I was organizing my belongings, I found a letter from my father, written on October 16, 1998. He wrote, “A few days ago I suggested for Xingjiang (my brother-in-law) to read Zhuan Falun. He had already taken a copy and read it, but now took another copy to read it again.”
My father's letter reminded me of the popularity of Falun Dafa in China at that time, and it brought back fond memories and wonderful stories.
It was like Master said,
“Dafa is being spread far and wide. Those who hear about it are looking for it. Those who have obtained it are delighted with it. The number of cultivators is increasing daily and becoming countless.” (“Seeking Discipleship with Teacher” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
My Father Became Healthy after Learning Falun Gong
Speaking of my father, he had a serious case of a nosebleed at the beginning of 1998. The hospital treatment was ineffective and he ended up with a mild case of facial paralysis. The doctors then recommended transferring him to another hospital for treatment. He was admitted to Jiusi Hospital in Nanchang.
At the time I had been practicing Falun Dafa for two years. I wanted to teach him the exercises while he was at the hospital. I thought the exercises would benefit him.
I told my father about Dafa when I visited him at the hospital. There were two other patients sharing the room. One was a soldier and another a young man from a suburban county. The young man had a serious condition and was bedridden. His wife took care of him at the hospital.
I told them all about the people I had met at a local Falun Dafa practice site. Many of them had been terminally ill, but all became healthy after learning the practice. I expressed hope that my father and the other two patients would also learn the practice and recover quickly.
I shared the following stories with them:
“There is a practice site at our work unit. Depending on the day, about 30 to 100 people come to the site. The majority of them first came because they were ill, and many of them have recuperated from their illnesses after learning the practice.
“Two cases stand out in particular. The first one is that of a 50-year-old woman who fell from a roof top and became paralyzed. She fractured her tailbone and had cauda equine syndrome from the fall. She was bedridden for months and couldn't even walk to the bathroom. She has to urinate and defecate while in bed.
“She sought treatment from many hospitals, but no one was able to help her. The doctors told her husband and family, 'There is no cure for her condition. The son of the leader of a certain country, whose financial situation is better than yours, is in a similar situation. He sits in a wheelchair and will never be able to stand up. Your wife is in the same situation.'
“One of her relative suggested that she come to our practice site. Her husband pushed her on a bicycle and showed up at our practice site. Her husband supported her as she leaned against the wall. She did the exercises with much difficulty and her moves were not even accurate. However, Master helped her out: Several months later, she was able to walk with the help of crutches.
“Later she got rid of the crutches and walked to the practice site to do the exercises. Finally, she was able to take care of herself and do many household chores. It was truly a miracle! Her family was grateful for Master's salvation, and her husband also became a practitioner.
“Her daughter did the exercises with us, and wanted her mother to learn them too, so she brought her from Hunan. Every morning, the daughter and her husband brought the elderly lady to the practice site. With Master's help, she was able to walk to the practice site several months later.
“Her family was happy that she was able to take care of herself once again and were grateful for Master's salvation. Six months later, she returned to Hunan and found a practice site near her home.”
Besides telling my father and his hospital roommates about the healing effects of Falun Gong, I also brought them a copy of Zhuan Falun. I said, “Falun Gong is different from other qigong practices. Master is 'genuinely guiding people toward high levels.' (Zhuan Falun) He asked that practitioners read Zhuan Falun often and cultivate themselves according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
After they read the book, they wanted to learn the exercises. On Sundays, I brought the tape recorder and the exercise tapes to the hospital to teach them the exercises. The young man was not able to get up; thus, his wife decided to learn first and then teach her husband.
Because of everyone's enthusiasm, my father was eager to learn, too. The soldier was very serious and paid attention to details. He subsequently came to my house to ask me to check his movements and make sure they were correct. He also wanted to teach his parents the exercises.
My father said that the soldier turned on the tape recorder every morning and led everyone to do the exercises, until all three roommates were discharged from the hospital.
After my father returned from the hospital, he stopped practicing because no one was there to lead him. He did, however, finish reading Zhuan Falun , Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa , and Lecture in Sydney , and recuperated from the illness.
My father was in his 70s and was still able to work in the field and carry more than 200 pounds of millet up the stairs. He also got rid of the reading glasses because he didn't need them anymore. I think this is probably why he eagerly recommended for my sister and brother-in-law to read Zhuan Falun and learn the exercises, so they could live a healthy life.
Story of a Young Man's Wife
In early 1999, I received a call from the wife of a young man. She was very happy to share good news with me. She said, “My husband and I had been married for ten years, and I wasn't able to conceive. I learned Falun Gong while my husband was hospitalized. Afterward, he quickly recovered from his illness, and I became pregnant shortly after he was discharged from the hospital.”
I was very happy when I heard her good news. She invited me to visit them. I agreed to visit so that I could congratulate them. One Sunday, another practitioner and I took the bus to the county where they lived. We listened to Dafa music, Pudu and Jishi , and sang Dafa songs on the way there.
We arrived at the couple's house two hours later. The wife welcomed us with excitement and told us that she was due to give birth soon. She shared about her cultivation experiences and the transformation she went through. She felt very fortunate and excited. She thanked Master and expressed her wish to cultivate well. I felt very happy for her.
Story of a Soldier
A soldier contacted me several times after he was discharged from the hospital. He said, “I recuperated very quickly after I practiced Falun Gong, and I'm still practicing after returning to my unit.”
I asked him, “How do you find the time to practice?” He replied, “I mainly read Zhuan Falun in the evenings and when there are no group activities in the military. I taught my parents the exercises when I visited them, and they are both practicing now as well.”
He called me in 2000 to say hello and that he hoped I wasn't being persecuted. I was afraid that our conversation would affect his safety, so I said I was fine and asked him to stop contacting me. We have lost touch since then, but I'm certain that he still firmly believes in Master and Dafa. I hope that he understands the meaning of life and is still cultivating.
“Those who really have a predestined relationship and can enlighten will come one after another, entering the Dao and obtaining the Fa. They will distinguish the righteous from the evil, obtain true teachings, lighten their bodies, enhance their wisdom, enrich their hearts, and board the boat of the Fa, sailing smoothly.” (“Enlightenment” from Essentials for Further Advancement)
In times of danger, Master has lead and protected us. He is always guiding us forward to a smooth sailing. A practitioner said, “If it were not for Master's merciful protection, we would not have the glory of assisting Master in Fa-rectification.”
In the days when Dafa was first introduced to the public, it spread by word of mouth, from person to person. I truly treasure those days of personal cultivation. Now that we are at the final stage of Fa-rectification, I will continue to follow Master and save sentient beings. I welcome the arrival of the Fa rectifying the human world, Shen Yun, and the return of Master [to China].
Thank you, Master! I miss Master even though I've never met Him. Heshi.