Young Practitioner: Overcoming Tribulations and Strengthening My Faith
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1995 at six years old. I often went with my mother to practice sites to do the exercises and study the Fa.
I encountered two major tribulations on my cultivation path and overcame them through faith in Master and the Fa. Through these tribulations, I came to understand that Master is not willing to give up on any of us, so we should keep striving forward on this final journey of cultivation and not slack off.
I was enrolled in a high school that was far from my home, so my family rented a room near the school for me. Studying was intense at that time and I had very little time to study the Fa.
I woke up one day with discomfort on the left side of my face. I ignored it and went to the school as usual. We had a test that day and while I was taking the test, tears streamed uncontrollably down the left side of my face. By noon, the left side of my face had become numb, as though paralyzed.
I phoned my mother and she came right away. She told me to recite “Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” as much as possible. She also sent forth righteous thoughts for me and when I returned home from school, she played the audio recording of Master's lectures and also read Zhuan Falun with me.
My landlord saw my face and urged my mom to take me to the doctor. My mom assured her that everything would be fine. By the third day, my face had returned to normal. My mom and I were so happy and grateful to Master.
Injured in a Car Accident
I have been working in another city since I graduated from school. I worked long hours and did not seem to have much time to study the Fa or to send forth righteous thoughts. While at work, I failed to conduct myself according to the Fa and developed many attachments.
One day, I went out with a colleague for a meeting and was in a car accident. I was thrown from the car and I blacked out. When I came to, I could not move my arms and my legs were bruised.
My colleague sprained her ankle and her right shoulder was in so much pain that she could not move. We were taken to the hospital and an examination showed that my right collarbone was fractured. I was told that an operation would be required. I went home and gave my mother a call. She encouraged me to study the Fa more.
My boss came to my house the next day and insisted that I get medical treatment. We went to the best orthopedic hospital in our area. The doctor admitted me to the hospital, saying that my injuries were very serious.
The doctor's words got me worried. I decided that I better have surgery.
Two days later, I was informed that the surgery was scheduled for the following day. However, my period came the next morning and when I told the nurse, I was informed that I would have to wait at least a week for surgery. The hospital would be closed for a break after that week, so the surgery had to be delayed for another ten days.
I called my mom and she came the next day. She said, “We are Dafa disciples. Haven't you thought about it? You have not taken any medicine all these years and everything has been alright. Come home with me and we will study the Fa and do the exercises. I believe that Master will take care of you. Look, isn't Master helping you by delaying the operation for you? The Fa-rectification period is moving very fast. You need to catch up!”
I was still skeptical, but after thinking it through, I told my mom, “Okay, I'll go home with you. I believe in Master and the Fa.”
At home, other than eating and sleeping, all my time was spent studying the Fa and doing the exercises. I was able move my body within a day and no longer felt any pain. When I did the second exercise, I was very tired and perspired a lot, but my mom encouraged me, “Stay persistent. You will recover.”
It has been one month since the accident and I can now move my arms and do work. Thank you Master for your compassion in helping me again and again to overcome the tribulations.
If there is anything incorrect in my understanding, please kindly point it out.