Korean Sisters Witness Mighty Power Of Dafa
(Minghui.org) Greetings Master! Greetings fellow practitioners! I'm a Dafa disciple living in Seoul, South Korea. I appreciate very much venerable Master’s help again and again. I've always felt my cultivation state was lacking. However, I encouraged myself to speak up to tell people the amazing cultivation experiences my elder sister and I have had.
Dafa Healed My Sister’s Brain Cancer
My sister had brain surgery in October 2002 to remove her brain cancer. She had the most serious type of brain cancer – glioblastoma. The surgery could not remove all of the cancer cells because the tumor was too large. If the tumor was cut out in one operation she could lose the ability to speak and half of her body would be paralyzed. The doctor said she would only live for about six months, or at most two to three years.
My sister's suffering increased after the surgery. Her brain cancer was linked to other diseases and the pain caused her to suffer cramps in arms and legs. She could not speak for a period of time. She needed to take anti-insomnia and anti-depression drugs. She suffered for seven years and her state of health was poor.
My mother brought home a Falun Gong pamphlet in July 2009 and wanted to take my sister to the practice site. I didn't think there would be any improvement but they were very happy when they came home. They said the exercise music made them feel very relaxed and the movements were also very comfortable. The person who taught them the exercises did not charge one penny and taught them very patiently. This is how my sister and I were introduced to Falun Gong.
Before she practiced Falun Gong, my sister couldn't do anything by herself, and she always felt anxious. All of her teeth turned dark and she was very skinny. After she practiced Falun Gong for about one month, her dark teeth became white. I was so happy to see her health improve.
One day an amazing thing happened. For years, my sister couldn't go anywhere alone but that day she managed to take a bus to the practice site. I felt that Falun Gong is good but I still didn't want to read Zhuan Falun.
My sister liked to bring Zhuan Falun with her everywhere but she couldn't understand much because the brain surgery removed some part of her brain. She asked me to read Zhuan Falun and explain some of the contents to her. However I didn't want to read, and I kept refusing. In October 2009, I finally opened Zhuan Falun to read it for my sister’s sake. The first line shocked me: “'The Buddha Fa' is most profound; among all the theories in the world, it is the most intricate and extraordinary science.” (Lunyu in Zhuan Falun)
I was very much surprised. I used to suffer from depression and couldn't sleep. But that day I easily went to sleep after reading Zhuan Falun.
I went to the practice site with my sister. I planned to practice the exercises. I began severely vomiting and had to go to the bathroom. My whole body felt cold and I went to sleep right after we returned home. I slept soundly which had not happened for a long time. Although we met with many miraculous things, my thought was that: “My sister is so lucky to find such a good practice.” I still hadn't decided to cultivate.
Venerable Master did not give up on me and kept giving me hints. One day in a dream, I went to a temple that did not have any Buddha statues. A middle aged gentleman was teaching the fifth exercise of Falun Dafa. I was shocked by the vivid dream: What on earth is Falun Dafa? Why did I keep dreaming about the exercises? I logged onto the Falun Dafa website and was shocked again. That gentleman’s photo was on the website. He is Master!
That winter, South Korea and many other countries were all afraid of H1N1 flu that was spreading.
My second son got H1N1 at his school and gave it to me. He took the medicine called Tamiflu and got better. I thought that I'm a practitioner and therefore I didn't take the medicine. This was considered a huge risk by ordinary people.
I had high fever for three days and on the fourth day the fever still did not go away. One thought suddenly popped out: Maybe I would die? I took some medicine due to fear but spit it out as soon as I swallowed it. I had a headache just like my brain was going to split open. I threw up the medicine and felt much better and had no further thoughts of taking medicine. I thought it must be Master protecting me.
Master said in Zhuan Falun: “What’s not a right mind? It refers to a person’s inability to always treat himself as a practitioner.” (Lecture Six)
On the fifth day my flu symptoms had disappeared without having any medical treatment. My depression was gone and the stubborn headache was also gone.
After my sister began practicing Dafa she experienced a lot of things that seem nothing short of miracles. She no longer took any medicines. Her teeth turned white and she gained weight. She looked much healthier – like a normal person.
I knew another person who had a less severe brain cancer than my sister’s but he died in six months. I asked my sister’s doctor: “Had anyone suffering the same brain cancer as my sister live for five years or more?” He said, “No, maybe not anyone in the entire world.” However, my sister has lived for 13 years and is very healthy because she practices Falun Gong.
Keep Improving Ourselves by Doing the Three Things Well
I did not cultivate diligently although I witnessed miraculous things from my sister. I wrongly thought that only veteran practitioners could clarify the truth and spread the Fa. For me, I could just study the Fa and practice the exercises.
Master told us:
“There’s no shortcut in cultivation for any student, and that holds for new students too. Just cultivate steadily and solidly, and do well the three things that Dafa disciples should do.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference”)
One local coordinator let me help with an Art of Zhen-Shan-Ren art exhibit this summer. In the beginning I was asked to hand out pamphlets. Later, I was asked to explain to the audience about the art works. I was shy and had lots of human notions, so it was unbelievable to me that I overcame that.
I remembered Master’s Fa, so I thought I needed to do it with a pure mind. I agreed reluctantly. I shivered a lot in the beginning, but it got better and better. Some people shed tears after they heard what I said. If I hadn't practiced Falun Gong I wouldn't be able to speak so fluently. I knew it was Master who gave me wisdom.
Of the three things required by Master my sister and I didn't do well clarifying the truth. Both of us felt uneasy about it. We helped with the Shen Yun promotion, the fine arts show and collected petitions against the CCP organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners. However, we never told Chinese people the truth face to face. Master arranged that my sister and I could go to a tourist spot. We not only could practice the exercises, but also handed out truth materials to the Chinese tourists. It was a treasured place for the both of us.
When an elderly fellow practitioner saw my sister at the tourist spot, she was moved. She asked me to give her regards to my sister to thank her for bringing hope to others.
Due to the surgery, my sister can't express herself very well and has poor comprehension but she still did well with Master’s help. I also found the right space for me to save sentient beings.
The following is a touching story that happened recently at the tourist spot.
One day, several other practitioners and I were standing there handing out newspapers to Chinese tourists. One Chinese girl refused to take the newspaper and passed by us. But later she turned around and stood before me with her hands joined together to show her respect. She also cried and hugged us one by one and left reluctantly. I was also touched and my mind was filled with righteous thoughts. I told the Chinese loudly: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” That scene left me with a deep impression. I happily decided to cultivate more diligently and save more people from then on.
I could not figure out why Master kept helping me instead of giving up on me. Fortunately, Master’s words gave me a clue.
Master said: “The truth is, I treasure you more than you treasure yourselves!” (“Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)” in Essentials for Further Advancement II)
I still have a shallow understanding of Dafa and cultivation, but I will keep trying to catch up with my fellow practitioners. Thank you venerable Master! Thank you fellow practitioners!
(Presented at the Korean Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference in 2014)