Experiencing the Healing Power of Dafa and Beginning My Spiritual Path
(Minghui.org) I learned Falun Dafa in 2009, when I was desperate for help to recover from my illnesses. Dafa gave me a new life.
Tormented by Diseases, I Contemplated Suicide
Ever since I can remember, I was weak and had many diseases. I had impetigo on my head, stomach and intestine problems, and always felt fatigued.
After I graduated from high school, I was assigned to the countryside, where I had to do hard labor. Though I was not in a good physical condition, I had to work as much as others, from carrying loads to pushing carts. When I came back from the field, I had to take a break before I could muster the energy to eat. My nose was bleeding often, as well as my teeth, which became swollen and loose. I was constantly tormented by unbearable pain. I was extremely skinny and my skin looked yellowish. My neighbors mentioned for years that they had never seen me smile. I had a permanent scowl on my face.
Later, I started my own business in town. Due to my diligent work and kindness to my clients, I did quite well and purchased a home. However, having to stand for long periods of time and not eating regularly, my health worsened. I often took medicine and injections, but nothing helped. My duodenal and stomach ulcers recurred constantly.
In 2008, I could only sleep for two hours at most every night, sometimes less than one hour. My stomach ached severely, my eyes were dry and I felt dizzy. I went to the hospital for an examination and the doctors found that my ulcers were serious. No medicine or injection could help me. I could not eat much, and I was beginning to lose hope.
From spring 2008 to autumn 2009, I had three examinations and had to take medicine for eight months. However, my health grew even worse due to the side effects of the medicine. My liver, kidneys and heart were affected. My heartbeat became irregular and I was often out of breath. Another medical examination showed that I had developed even more health problems. I felt so miserable and thoughts of committing suicide often surfaced in my mind. I wrote several wills. However, I still had an elderly father, wife, a young son, friends and relatives, accounts receivable and payable, etc., so I couldn't die. I couldn't let my family down.
Witnessing the Miracle of Dafa and Starting Cultivation
My wife is a Falun Dafa practitioner. She encouraged me to practice Falun Dafa many times, but I refused firmly. I often watched TV and read newspapers, so I knew that Falun Dafa was banned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I was angry at my wife for subjecting us to danger of attack by the Party and tried to get her to quit practicing Falun Dafa.
In October 2009, my diseases tormented me so much that I couldn't fall asleep, nor could I eat. I wanted to purchase some medicine, when my wife said, “So many practitioners encouraged you to practice Falun Dafa. Why not just give it a try? If it doesn't help, you can go back to taking injections. Now, I am going to cook and you can practice the exercises.”
Falun Dafa practitioners often came to our home to study the Fa and practice the exercises. Sometimes, they asked me to practice together with them, so I learned all five sets of movements. This time, I listened to my wife's suggestion and did the exercises.
While doing the fifth exercise, sitting in meditation, I didn't know how to perform the mudras, nor could I sit in a full-lotus position, so I just sat in the half-lotus and conjoined my hands. When I had been sitting for about 10 to 20 minutes, I felt strong energy in my body: On the right and left side of my chest, on the back of my heart and chest, I felt currents flowing down smoothly like water. Then I started to hiccup. Currents rose up from the bottom to the top and came out of my mouth, this happened three to five minutes. I suddenly felt light all over. I felt so comfortable and free of illnesses.
I witnessed the miracle of Falun Dafa. Since then, I walked on the path of cultivation and practiced in Falun Dafa.
In mid April 2011, my body underwent another round of purification. For several days, my stomach was not comfortable. In other dimensions, Teacher pushed my sickness karma outward layer by layer and removed it from the root. I tolerated the pain for several days. One night, I evacuated a large amount of black congealed blood. Then I listened to Teacher's Fa lectures, and fell asleep after an hour. The following day, I was able to get up. On the third day, I did some housework.
On the fourth day, I went downstairs and walked around in the market. I had never experienced such a recovery! I felt light all over, and my complexion looked healthy. I easily climbed the stairs, sometimes skipping two or three steps. Again, I witnessed the miracle of Falun Dafa.
Discovering the Real Falun Dafa
After I started to cultivate, I read the book Zhuan Falun and all other overseas lectures by Teacher Li. I learned more about Falun Dafa: It teaches people to cultivate their heart by following the characteristics of the universe – Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, to look inside during conflicts, always consider others first, not to fight back when others attack you, not curse back when others curse at you, not to kill, not to be afraid of pain, to let go of all attachments, cultivate your heart and be kind.
The CCP regime started to persecute Falun Dafa violently and attacked it on TV and in the newspaper. I had been deceived after listening to the CCP's propaganda. Hence, I was against my wife practicing Falun Dafa. I was wrong. Here, I sincerely apologize to my wife and fellow practitioners and I also want to thank you: Because you constantly told me the facts and overcame difficulties and pain, I can finally walk on the great path of practicing Falun Dafa.
I want to express my gratitude toward Teacher for explaining the Fa principles so clearly that I could cultivate my heart, be kind, and constantly discipline myself to purify my heart. Several of my friends and relatives also started to cultivate and became my fellow practitioners.