(Minghui.org) Each Falun Dafa practitioner has a story to tell how he/she started to practice cultivation. Today, I would like to share my own story.

Zhuan Falun Broadens My Heart

I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997, when I went on a business trip. During that time, I spent my spare time every day by reading books in the dormitory. My roommate also read a book, however, she always read the same book. I noticed that she washed her hands every time before she read this book.

I was curious, so one day I asked her what she was reading. She told me, “This book tells people that one obtains virtue by doing good deeds and karma by doing bad deeds.” It sounded reasonable to me. Then I asked her if I could borrow her book. She said, “Sure, but you have to respect this book and wash your hands before reading it.” I said, “Sure, I will.”

The book was Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa. I found the principles illustrated in the book quite reasonable.

Soon after, I returned home and purchased my own copy of Zhuan Falun. I read it again and it felt like a window had opened in my heart. The book broadened my mind and made me feel bright. I decided to practice cultivation in Falun Dafa.

I went to a nearby practice site and learned the exercises. On the third day, I began to experience symptoms of body purification, which Teacher Li describes in the book. I vomited, had diarrhea, a headache and high fever. However, I had one firm thought, “This is karma elimination, not sickness.” I was not sure how long these symptoms would last, but I clenched my teeth and endured. Two days later, the symptoms were gone and my whole body felt light. I was further convinced of the power of Falun Dafa.

Giving up Falun Dafa and Falling Ill

However, one year later, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Dafa. My faith was still not strong enough to withstand the pressure, and I gave up the practice. I hid the book in a secret place at home in case the CCP officials might try to confiscate it.

On the evening of October 26, 2003, I suddenly felt unendurable pain in my back. I laid down, but it felt even worse. I tried all possible means to alleviate the pain, but nothing helped. I went to the hospital. A doctor suspected that I had problems with my kidneys, but the test showed everything was normal. Then I was examined with an ultrasound, but still no problem was found. Finally, I took a blood test, and the doctor told me that my red and white blood cells and blood platelets were not normal. He didn't tell me exactly what the disease was, but implied that I had leukemia.

I went to several other hospitals, and was given a similar diagnosis. I left the hospital in despair, with the test papers in my hand. I developed an incurable disease! What should I do? My husband was on a business trip, and I had to take care of our child myself. Who could I turn to? I was in pain, felt depressed and helpless. My skin looked yellowish and I was haggard within only a few days.

Falun Dafa Rescues Me Again

At the verge of despair, I thought of Falun Dafa. There was one lady practitioner living above my floor, but she had also quit when the persecution started. I told her, “Now I am determined not to go to hospital anymore. I'll submit to the will of Heaven. I will resume practicing Falun Dafa.” As soon as this thought surfaced, all of my symptoms disappeared. It was a miracle.

I was filled with gratitude and remorse, with tears flowing down my face. I couldn't thank Teacher enough for his compassionate salvation. I decided in my heart, “Nothing will shake my belief in Falun Dafa, no matter how many social changes might take place, no matter how many difficulties I might encounter.”

All of the other health problems that had tortured me for years also disappeared after I resumed practicing Falun Dafa.