(Minghui.org) “Why do we come to this world?” I often wondered when I was young. I searched for an answer in many books but could not find anything. What was the true meaning of life?
I went to work right after high school to help support my family. Many of my coworkers were young girls who liked to talk about how to find a comfortable job, what kind of boyfriends they liked, and what brand name clothes they loved--nothing I was at all interested in.
I had had all kinds of health problems from the time I was young: enteritis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, heart disease, and a stomach problem that was particularly troublesome. I could not eat anything cold and even had to warm up fruit before I could eat it. I almost died of carbon monoxide poisoning in 1993, and, after that, my health got even worse.
Then something even stranger started to happen: my skin color darkened, particularly on my face. My appetite was poor, and I had insomnia and generalized fatigue. Nobody knew what was wrong with me, so my husband took me to Beijing.
After being hospitalized for a month and spending 10,000 yuan, I was diagnosed with Addison's disease, also known as adrenal insufficiency. An expert at the Beijing Hospital told me that it was a very rare disease with no specific cure, except for the replacement of hormones.
The doctor told me that I would have to take medicine all my life, try not to catch a cold, not over-exhaust myself, and not get upset. I would have increase my doses if any problems occurred.
I was despondent: what was the meaning of living a life like that? I was an invalid! I was homebound and could not do anything. My husband handled all the household chores and my mother took care of our child. I felt like a candle burned almost to the end, liable to sputter out at any moment.
My husband began learning Falun Dafa in 1995 and asked me to join him. I told him to practice it well. I did not have any confidence that practicing would make any difference for me.
I caught a really bad cold in February 1996. I laid in bed with tightness in my chest, coughing and drowsy. My husband said, “Let me read Zhuan Falun to you.” I agreed. After a while I felt better. The more I listened, the more I was aware of how good the book was.
The next morning I felt nauseous and vomited dark red blood. My husband was scared. But I felt so light and comfortable afterwards. I told him, “I feel great!”
My husband was overjoyed: “This is the power of Falun Dafa! Master is already cleansing your body. Learn Falun Dafa with me.”
I was delighted, “Yes, let's begin right now.”
From that point on, my life was renewed; I embarked on the journey of cultivation.
Master purified my body one round after another. Shortly after that, all my health problems disappeared. I threw away all my medications. I feel so light while walking--as if I were floating. I was no longer an invalid! Relatives, friends, and neighbors witnessed my enormous change, and many of them also began cultivation.
I read Zhuan Falun daily, exercised, and immersed myself in the Buddha's light. I was so happy. Dafa not only purified my body, but also cleansed my mind.
I knew how to be a good and virtuous person and to be considerate to others. I knew now that the true meaning of life was to take advantage of this unique opportunity to cultivate Falun Dafa and return to my true home, my celestial world!
I visited my hometown in the spring of 1997. My father was cleaning the storage shed as I arrived. There were two bags of rice and a bag of sand. My father could not lift them, so I went over and easily picked up the bags of rice and placed them on the table and the bag of sand in the yard.
My mother exclaimed, “When you told me that you were well, I wasn't quite sure whether to believe you. Look at you now: you are so healthy!” From then on, she told everyone that practicing Falun Dafa cured her daughter.
I endured a great deal after the persecution began in July 1999, but nothing can change my belief. Master and Dafa renewed my life! I can never repay Master's grace. Assisting Master to rectify the Fa and fulfilling my historic vow is the only thing I can do.