(Minghui.org) Although I was only in my late thirties in 1999, I suffered from many illnesses, including inflammation of the heart. This eventually led to insufficient blood flow and lack of oxygen. My mother and sister had to take care of me full time. When I exerted myself even a little, I was instantly out of breath. I was taken to a hospital twice for emergency treatments. I felt like I was dying.

In order to sleep, I had to take sleeping pills and I could only sleep for two or three hours a day. I couldn’t sleep longer due to extreme pain. Making things even worse, I developed a pelvic inflammatory disease that caused abdominal distention and more pain. The only way to temporarily relieve my suffering was to take injections.

I also had severe hemorrhoids that made it impossible to walk normally. I had no appetite and often vomited after I ate. My doctor told me that my stomach trouble would lead to cancer if my condition didn’t improve.

My family took me to several hospitals for medical treatment, prayed to heaven and spent a lot of money, but nothing helped.

I was trapped in my body with no way out when my life suddenly changed. I had the great fortune to be introduced to the practice of Falun Dafa in March 1999. I started practicing immediately, and my health and outlook on life improved enormously.

My Introduction to Falun Dafa

There is a store downstairs where I live. On seeing my frailty and difficulty walking, the store owner suggested I learn Falun Dafa. She told me about people who had their health restored after taking up the practice.

For instance, a local high school teacher had suffered a stroke and was unable to take care of herself. By practicing Falun Dafa, she has become healthy again and is able to live normally. A young man from Anhui Province used to suffer from heart disease and could not leave his home. After practicing Falun Dafa, his heart problems disappeared. Now he operates his own business.”

I listened to her stories but didn’t believe Falun Dafa could help me regain my health. I thought that qigong was for old people and couldn’t possibly help me. But this store clerk practitioner was persistent and sincere. I reluctantly agreed to go and see how they did the exercises.

At the practice site, a practitioner told me: “Falun Dafa is Buddha law cultivation and teaches people to be good according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” I thought, Ok, I will learn the movements of the exercises and see what happens.” At eight o'clock that night, I felt sleepy and went to bed. For the first time in many years, I slept well without taking any sleeping pills, and I have slept well ever since.

A few days later, I bought the main book of Falun Dafa, which is called Zhuan Falun. Although I couldn’t read many words in the book because I hadn’t gotten much education, I tried to read as much as I could. The book teaches one how to be a good person.

My body became light, and I felt like I was walking on air with no illnesses. For seventeen years since then, I haven’t been to a hospital or taken any medicine. I feel wonderful. Master Li saved me from the brink of death and gave me a new life. My family, friends, and neighbors all witnessed the goodness and magic of Falun Dafa and know that it can reverse even the most severe health problems.

On July 25, 1999, just four months after I started Falun Dafa cultivation practice, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched its brutal persecution against the practice, its practitioners and anyone who supports it. The CCP used state-run media to slander Falun Dafa and turned public opinion against. The CCP then used numerous government agencies to persecute it.

My sister-in-law told me, "Your brother attended a CCP member meeting where they slandered Falun Dafa.”

I picked up Zhuan Falun and handed it to her and explained, “Falun Dafa is not like how the media describes it. Falun Dafa teaches to people to be good!”

After reading the book, both my brother and sister-in-law realized that Falun Dafa is the great law of the Buddha school and that it teaches people to value virtue and be kind. They see through the facade of the CCP and understand its true nature.

Falun Dafa is effective for curing illnesses, sets high standards for improving character, and it has played a very positive role in promoting spirituality in society.

Master taught us:

“I also want to tell you that your nature in the past was actually based on egotism and selfishness. From now on, whatever you do, you should consider others first, so as to attain the righteous Enlightenment of selflessness and altruism. So from now on, whatever you do or whatever you say, you must consider others—or even future generations—along with Dafa’s eternal stability.” (“Non-Omission in Buddha-Nature” from Essentials For Further Advancement)

For seventeen years, I have been strict and held myself to the standards of Dafa; my selfishness is gone, and I gradually assimilate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Abiding by the Fa Principles

The village leaders are corrupt and embezzle money, and using that as an excuse, many villagers refuse to pay for their electricity. Some of them encouraged me to do the same. I thought, “As a practitioner, I cannot behave like them. I should pay for the electricity I use.” I paid the bills, and some of the villagers criticized me. I was not affected.

A man offered me high rent for my house so that he could record pornography there and host gambling. I refused him. As a practitioner, I should be responsible to society and not turn a blind eye to criminal behavior.

My paralyzed mother-in-law has six children who should look after her, but I take care of her in my home. Her children only pay me 1,000 yuan a month for her care. To rent a room and get elder care like this would normally cost them many thousand yuan per month. If I didn’t practice Falun Dafa, I certainly would not accept this small amount of compensation for all I do for her.

A Guardian of Dafa

I always remind myself: I am a practitioner and should be a good person and always uphold Dafa. Gradually, I have removed my attachment to money and resentment.

Lies can deceive people for a period of time, but that cannot last forever. It is an eternal truth that justice will eventually prevail. With its inhuman persecution against Falun Dafa, the CCP has dug its own grave. At first, my family was against my going out to talk to people about Dafa and the persecution, but now they help me with my responsibilities and the atmosphere in my home is harmonious.

After seeing the changes in me, my relatives and friends are all aware that the state-run media has been telling lies about Falun Dafa. If somebody is ill in my village, his or her family will ask that the person to come to me to learn the practice: “Look, someone in our village has not only become healthy, but also turned into a good person by practicing Falun Dafa.”

I went from being plagued by many life-threatening illnesses and struggling to live to having a body completely free of illness. I also went from being preoccupied with my personal gains and losses, to becoming considerate of others without selfishness, I am ever so grateful to Master Li for saving me. I cannot express deeply enough my gratitude to Master and Falun Dafa.