(Minghui.org) I am fortunate to have found the cultivation practice Falun Dafa in August 2010, after I was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer. Dafa gave me a new lease on life.
Eight months after my third cancer operation, I had a follow-up doctor visit in June, 2010. The cancer had recurred at the same spot and the tumor was about the size of an egg. Since I could no longer afford the high cost of the treatments, the doctor told me that I would live at the most for three months.
I decided to return to my home town. As a divorcée who had no parents or children, I expected to be alone with my pain and fear.
Falun Dafa practitioner (I will call her Alice) heard about my situation and visited me on August 21, 2010. She gave me Zhuan Falun, the main book of the practice and I immediately began to read it.
Six days later, I had a high fever, so my friends took me to a hospital. But, my fever did not go down despite intravenous injections. Even worse, I began to have severe diarrhea. Alice heard about my dilemma and visited me in the hospital. She explained that I was so lucky that Master was cleansing my body.
I folded my hands, kowtowed and said, “Master, I am so ignorant. Please forgive me. My life is all yours from now on.”
The doctor gave me the latest x-ray result the next day. He was surprised to see that the tumor had shrunk to half the original size. My face was covered with tears after hearing the news. I immediately checked out of the hospital.
I no longer took any medication, live an illness free life, and not a single illness that troubled me in the past is bothering me.
News of my recovery spread quickly throughout the area. Many people visited me to see with their own eyes that I was indeed healthy. I used these opportunities to tell everyone the facts about Dafa and the persecution.
A woman from the countryside who had breast cancer visited me. She could not believe that this healthy and happy woman is a former late-stage cancer patient. She stayed with me that night and I told her the facts about Dafa and the persecution. She quit the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) organizations and left with a copy of Zhuan Falun.
When I visited an old friend who used to take care of me, she could not believe that I was healthy and alive. She was so excited that she took me to visit many of her friends and family members and told them my recovery story. I collected a long list of names of people who quit the CCP.
Another long-time friend came to say her final goodbye to me. Instead, she saw that I was prettier and younger. She encouraged me to continue the practice.
When I read Zhuan Falun for the third time,the sentence “Today we have made public to you this great practice. I have already delivered it to your doorstep.” (Zhuan Falun) my entire body shook and I said loudly, “Master, I finally found you.”
Despite the unprecedented persecution of Falun Dafa, I never stopped reading the Dafa books. I get up every morning to do the exercises. My body was weak when I first started, and I sweat profusely by the end of the four sets of standing-up exercises.
I was unable to sit in the lotus position at the beginning, not even with one leg up. I clamped my teeth together while reciting what Master said, “When it is difficult to endure, try to endure it. When it looks impossible and is said to be impossible, give it a try and see if it is possible … In cultivation of the Buddha Fa, you should strive forward vigorously.” (Zhuan Falun) After some time I could sit in the lotus position.
I tried to distribute materials that exposed the persecution. But, I was afraid to go to the top level of each building. I was unable to break through my fear for a long time. Then, I joined a Fa-study group in practitioner (I will call her Brianna's) home on October 22, 2011.
I distributed calenders with information about Dafa in a shopping center with her. She went from vendor to vendor and always had a smile on her face. I was shocked because she had no fear. I saw her steadfast belief in the Fa and Master and her immense compassion. It inspired me to break through my own fear.
Master told us:
“The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts.” (“Drive Out Interference, Essentials for Further Advancement II”)
“Those who learn it will change automatically, and they will already be in the Dao when they read the book over and over again. Teacher will certainly have Law Bodies (fashen) safeguarding them quietly. With perseverance, they will certainly achieve Righteous Attainment in the future.” (Seeking Discipleship with Teacher, Essentials for Further Advancement)
I repeatedly recited Master's words. With Master and the Fa by my side, I should not fear anything. I am no longer afraid and distribute all kinds of Dafa materials to every corner of my town. I want everyone to hear the facts about Dafa.
It is important to produce Dafa materials, so I wanted to set up a Dafa material production site. When the local practitioners responsible for making Dafa materials were arrested, I took over that responsibility. A month later, I mastered the skills and produced Dafa materials.
It has been two years since I first produced Dafa materials. I faced many difficulties that helped me let go of a lot of my attachments. I improved my xinxing and felt Master's immense compassion.
It has been four years since I started to practice Dafa. I experienced the power of Dafa and its preciousness. I will continue to strive forward and do everything that practitioners should do, including sending righteous thoughts, studying the Fa diligently, doing the exercises and telling people about Dafa.