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A Life of Hardship and Poor Health Was Turned Around

December 30, 2016 |   By Xuelian, a practitioner from Heilongjiang Province, China

(Minghui.org) I am 62 years old, retired, and live in a small town in Heilongjiang Province. I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1999, which changed my life.

A Life of Hardship

I was of poor health since my childhood. I also had a weak personality, was uncommunicative, eccentric, and easily got upset.

By the time I was 18 years old, I was afflicted with tuberculosis, was feverous, coughed, had asthma, and abdominal pain. Antibiotics did not help much because they made me dizzy, unable to balance, walk, or sit up. Besides, I was losing my eyesight because of drug poisoning.

After I got married, my husband treated me well. However, I had a very hot temper. I would get mad over small things. But he never got upset. In order to make more money, he took on the hardest job at work, and he did all the housework.

We then lost our jobs because of bankruptcy. To make a living, we started a few different small businesses, but failed and lost all of our money.

Given that we had nothing to our name I decided to commit suicide by taking some medications. My husband found me in time. But I was still living in anguish, feeling there was no way out.

When I was in my 30s, my illnesses had worsened. The doctors said there was no cure and my illnesses could only be controlled.

I then exhibited mental problems. I talked to myself, and what I said was nonsensical. All my family and neighbors were adversely affected by this.

My relatives bought some medicine that put me to sleep for 20 days. When I finally woke up, I was like a different person. I just stared into space. My husband was depressed and sadness engulfed my family.

Life Changed for the Better

Good fortune came in 1999, and my life changed for the better. Someone introduced Falun Dafa to me. When I listened to Master Li's, (the founder of Dafa), lectures, I was stunned. It sounded so familiar. I was very emotional about it. Every word unlocked my memories, and I understood the purpose of life. I came for the Fa, and the purpose of life is to return to my true self.

I could not put Zhuan Falun, the main book of Dafa, down. I read it for days. I was no longer lost, became smarter and my illnesses disappeared.

The goodness and the miraculous nature of Dafa was exposed to me again and again. Thus, I became a steadfast practitioner. Yet, it was all free, as practicing Dafa did not cost me a penny. It has been 17 years, and I have not taken any medication. I enjoy good health, have no wrinkles, and my gray hair has turned black.

My husband had back problems for years, but nothing brought relief. I advised him to learn Falun Dafa in 2005. He watched Master's video lectures a few times and the DVD of the Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party. His illness symptoms disappeared, and he is very healthy now. He still does some work even though he is retired. He does better than many young people.

My daughter-in-law works out of town, so I look after my granddaughter. She is healthy, smart, and cute. She repeats, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” with me all the time. When she was sick, she just breezed through it, without having to resort to medication.

I have tried to live by the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I am kind and look inward during times of conflicts. I have let go of many of my attachments, such as arrogance, self centeredness, inability to take any criticism, and the tendency to criticize others.

Our life has benefited greatly since we began to practice Falun Dafa. Not only our health, but also our finances have improved and we feel fortunate to be practitioners.