I Feel Younger with Age
(Minghui.org) I was very fortunate to have attended Teacher Li's classes in Wuhan City years ago. Like many other Falun Dafa practitioners, I have experienced amazing health benefits from the practice.
I remember riding the bus to Wuhan City Hall on March 25, 1993. When I got there, I realized I had lost my purse and my admission ticket to the class. As crowds of people entered the hall, I got anxious and could not remember my seat number.
When the host announced that the class was about to begin, the words “row 10, number 9” flashed in my mind. I explained my situation to the staff, and they verified that the seat was unoccupied. I entered the crowded hall and saw people standing in the aisles, but my seat was still empty.
A Practitioner, Steadfast
Before I became a practitioner, I followed different exercise regimens to stay fit. I swam in the summer and jogged in the winter. I got up at 6:00 a.m. to do Tai Chi and other types of qigong.
Despite all my efforts, I still suffered from many ailments, such as blood and heart problems, spinal problems, dermatitis, eye floaters, and hemorrhoids. I sought treatment from Western and Chinese specialists. I went out of town to buy medication that was not available in my hometown. I spent about 300 yuan on medication each month in addition to the medication from the pharmacy at my work.
After I listened to Teacher Li's lecture and learned the Falun Dafa exercises, my illnesses were gone, including the chronic colitis that I had for 16 years. I have not had to take medicine or visit a doctor in 21 years.
Three months after I started to practice Falun Dafa, I passed about 600 milliliters of blood each day for 13 days. I remained steadfast and continued to do the exercises, and the bleeding stopped.
At one point, I had severe abdominal pain. It was so painful that I writhed back and forth on my bed. Because I had had appendicitis before, my husband was afraid that my appendix would burst, and he urged me to go to the hospital.
I thought of Teachers' words:
“If he is able to let go of life and death, he is a god; if he isn’t able to let go of life and death, he is human.” ("Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia")
Teacher purifies practitioners' bodies to rid them of illnesses, and new diseases should not appear. When we feel physical discomfort, it is because our karmic debt is being eliminated. It is also a test to see if we truly believe in Teacher and the Fa. If we treat it as an illness, we may seek medical treatment. If we treat it as a test, then the result will be drastically different.
Once I understood the difference, the pain disappeared. It reminded me of a Southern Song Dynasty poem: “After seeing endless mountains and rivers, I thought there was no way out. After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!”
In ancient times, it was rare for people to live past the age of 70. I am 75 now. Despite the mental torment and physical torture I have had to endure at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party over the past 15 years for practicing Dafa, I feel healthier than I was in my 30s.
I also no longer need reading glasses. I can read the fine print in books and see the fine lines on my fingertips. My age spots are gone, and my menstrual cycle has returned! Dafa is truly wondrous.