(Minghui.org) A practitioner's elderly mother was snatched from the jaws of death through practicing Falun Gong. She tells this story, as well as her own miraculous recovery from chronic illnesses.
My dad passed away in his forties after a long illness, and mom had to carry the family on her shoulders. She finally broke down from constant overwork and all kinds of illnesses, including a severe heart condition, rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, vasculitis, cirrhosis of the liver, a prolapsed uterus, lack of blood to her brain, cataracts, and cholecystitis.
At one point, she was in critical condition and was unable to eat or drink for almost nine days.
I visited her on a Wednesday afternoon when I was able to get off work. As I stepped into the house, I saw a big puddle of bile on the floor. I asked my mother if she had taken her medication.
“I can't drink any water, let alone take my medicine,” she said in despair.
Tears ran down my face. “Mom, just send a thought that you want to practice Falun Gong. Master will look after you.”
She looked at me. “What are you talking about? I feel dizzy and can hardly open my eyes or move my body. How could I possibly practice Falun Gong?”
As I left for home, I asked Master for help. I got home around 2:00 pm and began my Falun Gong exercises. As I did the second set, tears ran down my face.
I said to Master in my heart, “Could you please make my mom a bit better so that she could practice Falun Gong? Even if she doesn't succeed in cultivation, please at least help her so that she can enjoy her later years. She has suffered so much, and she has never been able to enjoy anything in life.”
My understanding of the Fa was rather shallow at that time, as I had obtained the Fa only three months before.
I finished the exercises around 3:00 pm. After I put some rice in the rice cooker, I went to see how my mom was doing. To my great surprise, I saw through the window that my mom was sitting on the bed and her face was all smiles.
She said that around three o'clock, she began to feel as if a gentle current was running through her whole body. Her pain disappeared, and she was able to rest for the first time in a long time.
When she opened her eyes, she did not feel dizzy. She sat up, got off the bed, and walked around a bit.
“Master saved your life,” I said.
Mom believed me. That evening she ate a big bowl of rice and began to do the exercises. She had trouble lifting up her right arm, which had been disabled for over thirty years.
After about two weeks, she could raise her right arm over her head. Two or three months later, her complexion turned a healthy pink, and wrinkles disappeared from her face.
She has since completely regained her health. She now does household chores without a problem.
I remember a spring day in 2005 when my mom, 79 at the time, carried lunch for 16 people into the fields. It was nearly four miles each way, which was an unimaginable feat for her just months prior.
Around the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Jiang Zemin and his followers illegally arrested many Falun Gong practitioners. The local police station and neighborhood committee tried to find out where I was living, too. In order to make it easy for me to keep away from danger, my relatives took my mom under their care. Three days later, suddenly I felt teary in my right eye, and instinctively I felt that something must have happened to my mom. I rushed to my elder brother's place and saw a big coffin in the middle of the yard.
My brother was surprised to see me and said that he didn't tell me what happened to my mom for fear that I might be arrested. He told me that mom had a fall and had been in a coma for three days and nights. She had been on an intravenous drip, but it didn't help at all.
I went to my mom and called out to her. Mom opened her eyes and asked if I was safe. I told her I was fine and encouraged her to keep faith in Master and in Dafa. I told her not to be afraid and regard herself as a cultivator. Then I started to read Master's poems to her.
Soon afterwards, my mom sat up and looked better. My elder brother found it inconceivable and said to me: “How come as soon as you came, mom became better?” I told him that it was not me, but our Master, who had guided me to come wake her up and help her to strengthen her faith in Master and Dafa. It was due to the boundless compassion of our Master that such a miracle could happen.
I will turn 63 this year. I had suffered from problems with my liver, gallbladder, lungs, kidneys, and heart. I had headaches and low blood pressure, an irregular menstrual cycle, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Before practicing, I tried all kinds of treatment with little effect. I became deeply depressed. I tried some sham qigong practices and even converted to Buddhism.
One day in 1995, a colleague told me about a veteran government official who had severe diabetes. One of his relatives had attended Falun Gong classes in Harbin, and afterward his illnesses had disappeared.
This official obtained a copy of Zhuan Falun and lent it to others to read. He and his relative came to teach us the exercises and play a recording of Master's Fa lecture. Many people attended and the hall was full.
As Master mentioned in Zhuan Falun, I fell asleep as I was listening to the Fa lecture. When I awoke, I felt very good and full of energy. My mind became clear.
I never again had a headache. All my other illnesses also disappeared, and I never needed medication again, not even a pill. It was all lies when the TV station broadcast programs that said Falun Gong forbade people to take medicine.
Since I started the practice in 1995, I have turned into a new person. Thank you, Master, for your compassionate salvation!