(Minghui.org) I had late-stage bone cancer and was dying. After I bought a cemetery plot and my family and friends came to say goodbye, I came across Falun Gong. Five months after I began practicing, I was fine.
In 2009 my lower back started to hurt. A year later I was diagnosed with end-stage bone cancer. My bones were hollow, like a honeycomb. The day after I was hospitalized, I was in a wheelchair, and a day later I could no longer walk due to the excruciating pain.
My older sister, who lived out of town, came to see me and told me that Falun Gong was my only hope. Yet I was so brainwashed by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) negative propaganda about Falun Gong, that I said to her sarcastically, “I believe that money is my only hope. Don't you know that anyone who practices Falun Gong dies right away?” She said no more and just did her best to take care of me.
Friends and relatives came to my aid and loaned me money. I was confident and got the best drugs available. Over the next few years I spent over a million yuan in addition to what my insurance covered, only to see my health worsen. My organs were failing, my bones stopped making blood, and I was in so much pain. During this time, my sister regularly brought me Falun Gong literature, but I didn't bother to read any of it.
In June 2014 the doctor told me that there was nothing more he could do, and prescribed me drugs for hospice care. I soon became so swollen that I could barely breathe. My coworkers came to say goodbye, and my family had my funeral planned and my plot purchased.
My sister came again. Despite being persecuted and suffering financial difficulties herself, she had never stopped talking to me about the persecution of Falun Gong over the past few years, and she even managed to get me to quit the CCP and its affiliates.
I was deeply moved by how she stood by me during my battle with cancer, even after my parents and other siblings had gone from being supportive to finding me to be a burden.
I saw in my sister the integrity and virtue of a Falun Gong practitioner. When she again asked me to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” I wholeheartedly agreed.
I recited the phrase over 1,000 times each day, and a month later I was able to sit up and travel in a car. I had a friend drive me to my sister's. I wanted to practice Falun Gong with her, even though everyone else in my family objected. I had no doubt that my kind sister would help me, and that I would look as young and healthy as she did after I practiced.
As soon as I got to my sister's, she told me that if I decided to practice, I couldn't focus on being healed. I let go of that notion after I read what it says in Zhuan Falun:
“If you hold various attachments and come to gain supernormal abilities, have illnesses cured, listen to some theories, or come with some ill intentions, that will not work at all.”
“As a genuine practitioner, however, you cannot practice cultivation with an ill body. I will purify your body. The body purification will be done only for those who come to truly learn the practice and the Fa. We emphasize one point: If you cannot relinquish the attachment or concern for illness, we cannot do anything and will be unable to help you. Why is this? It is because there is such a principle in the universe: Ordinary human affairs, according to the Buddha School, all have predestined relationships. Birth, old age, illness, and death exist as such for ordinary people. Due to karma resulting from past wrongdoing, one has illnesses or tribulations; suffering is repaying a karmic debt, and thus nobody can casually change this. Changing it means that one would not have to repay the debt after being in debt, and this cannot be done at will. Doing otherwise is the same as committing a bad deed.”
She also told me that I had to be prepared for a lot of interference when I read Zhuan Falun for the first time, because it was a very special book, and could help purify my body and mind.
Just like she said, I was ill-at-ease and distracted when I read. The characters seemed to drift away before my eyes. I struggled to concentrate, and it took me a week to finish reading the book. Three days afterward, I felt a wave of heat coming down from my head and filling my entire body. I hadn't felt hot since I'd gotten sick, only cold, even on hot summer days.
I followed the principles of Falun Gong, and my health improved by the day. I had an appetite and started to gain weight, and I became able to straighten my back and walk with ease.
One day I tripped over a chair and fell hard. In the past, I was very careful as I walked, because my bones were so brittle that I could easily break them and become paralyzed. As I was sitting on the ground recovering from the fall, my sister told me that I was protected and would be fine. I immediately thought of what Master said in Zhuan Falun,
“We have said that good or evil comes from a person’s spontaneous thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences.”
I was indeed unhurt.
My husband and I went home to see his brother, who had gotten sick. Before I had left town and gone to my sister's, I was so weak that I couldn't walk. I was now walking faster than my husband.
The family couldn't believe what they saw and asked me many questions. I told them how I had benefited from the practice, and discussed the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong. I was able to persuade all of them to quit the CCP and its affiliates.
It's been five months since I became a practitioner. Instead of dying as the doctor predicted, I am alive and well. My skin is radiant, I have gained 15 pounds, and I look and move like a healthy person.