A Decade Ago, a Doctor Said I Had Only Three Months to Live
(Minghui.org) My husband and I (both in our mid-80s) began to practice Falun Dafa in 2005.
Around that same time, I was diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, and the doctor told my family that I had only two to three months to live. However, they did not tell me.
My daughter said to her brothers, “Only Falun Dafa can save Mom.” Given that they saw no other alternative, they all agreed.
My Early Contact with Falun Dafa
I had read Falun Dafa informational materials in the past and knew that it was truly good. My daughter and son-in-law practiced it for many years, and they often brought home flyers and newsletters to distribute. My husband and I sometimes helped them.
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to suppress Dafa, my daughter and her husband were persecuted severely. They even had to stay away from their home. The police arrested them many times and repeatedly ransacked their home. They confiscated their computers and other belongings, and they even stole my son-in-law's patent certificates.
They often came to harass us and frightened me. I tried to stop my daughter from cultivating, but now I really regret that.
Starting to Cultivate
My daughter gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun and taught me the exercises. She stayed away from home most of the time and instructed me by phone. My husband also practiced with me. He witnessed how our son-in-law, who is such a nice person and who lives by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, was persecuted.
My husband became totally disillusioned with the CCP and destroyed all the CCP books he had collected over the years. From then on we read Zhuan Falun every day. I began to feel better and better and no longer had any illness symptoms. My neighbors asked me why I looked so much younger and if I was cured.
One day, I had a high fever and wanted to take medicine for it. Then I remembered Teacher's words:
“But in this universe of ours, there’s this law called 'no loss, no gain.' I can’t take everything off of you—you definitely have to bear at least something.” (Zhuan Falun)
I understood that Teacher was helping me get rid of karma. I told myself that I needed to be strong and steadfast in believing in Teacher and Dafa. I was only ill for three days.
When my husband had a thought that he could share my pain when I was sick with a fever, he began to have flu-like symptoms. He enlightened that he should not have that intention and he was no longer ill.
I continued to have karma elimination. I was not scared because I knew that my body was undergoing purification, according to what it says in the teachings.
Sometimes the karma elimination tribulations were difficult to endure. It required a strong will and steadfast belief in Dafa. I was always able to be strong and maintained my belief, and I always overcame the tribulation.
I felt good when my daughter called me in the past whenever I was seriously ill. I no longer have that feeling when she calls. I could not understand why. Now, I know: It is because I study the Fa and practice Dafa myself. That's why I no longer feel my daughter's energy. I believe that Teacher adjusted my body to its best state.
My husband wanted to take me to the market on a tricycle last year. He started moving before I sat down, so we lost our balance and I was thrown to the ground. Passersby were stunned because an 80-year-old lady was not hurt. The found it hard to believe.
I used to read the Dafa informational materials with my reading glasses on. One article said an elderly practitioner could read without his glasses, and I thought that might apply to me, too. I took my glasses off and discovered I could read very easily. Now I can read very small print without glasses.
I have cultivated Falun Dafa for 10 years. I realize that the more one follows the Dafa principles, the smoother things will go and the happier one will be.
I had a dream in which fellow practitioners urged me to write this article. In the dream, I looked for my seat in a big conference hall. Someone had taken my seat onstage. I enlightened that Teacher wanted me to validate Dafa with my own experiences.