My Seven-Day Recovery from a Severe Burn
(Minghui.org) Before I started practicing Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) in 2010, I had to have my ovaries removed and ended up with a hormone imbalance. I had to have weekly blood tests and spent over 5,000 yuan in three months. I remained in an unstable state with a very low white blood cell count.
A colleague suggested, “Why don’t you try out Falun Gong? It's very effective in healing sickness.”
I thought to myself, “Falun Gong is a taboo topic that most people try to avoid and nobody really wants to talk about. And hasn’t the Communist Party outlawed this practice?”
One day, she gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun (the main book of Falun Gong), but I was too blindsided by the Party’s atheistic indoctrination. I found the book’s general content and its mention of qigong, supernatural abilities, the primordial spirit, and other such concepts hard to swallow.
Later, she gave me another book called The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection. She suggested that I do the exercises.
I learned the exercises at home on the sly. By the end of the year, my hyperthyroidism actually disappeared. I was overjoyed.
My colleague told me that I should keep reading Zhuan Falun, and follow the teachings of Dafa to improve my character. So, I studied the books and did the exercises every day, cultivated my xinxing, and took my practice of Falun Gong seriously.
In March 2012, my husband and I were thrown off our bicycle after being hit by a car. The street hawkers witnessed the incident and all rushed over. Some said I should be taken to the hospital. Some said we should call the police.
I was thinking, “I am a Dafa practitioner. I’m okay. My Master will protect me.”
I picked myself up slowly and felt pretty good.
I looked over at my husband. He looked fine too.
I thought, “I practice Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. Master tells us to be considerate of others.”
So, I said to the young man, “Don’t worry. You can go.”
The young man had been standing there feeling quite nervous. As soon as he heard me say he could leave, he was relieved and drove off in no time flat.
Everybody was in an uproar: “Why don’t you demand money from him? Ask for 500 yuan. He’ll have to give it to you.”
I told them, “I don’t think he hit us on purpose. The damage to our bicycle is a small matter. We're lucky we weren't hurt.”
Because of my attachment to fear, I did not tell them I practice Falun Gong.
When I thought about it later, I was full of remorse. I did not give credit where credit was due. It was Master who had saved us from harm. It was his teachings that allowed me to make light of gain and losses.
At that time, I had practiced Dafa for only a little over two years and didn't quite understand attachments or how to get rid of them. All I knew was that, as a practitioner, I should be good person. So, I would always lend a hand whenever neighbors needed help or give money to beggars on the streets.
However, I was extremely attached to sentimentality, to my family, to my friends, and especially to my children–so much so that whenever conflicts arose between my son and his wife, I would get distraught.
As a result, the evil took advantage of this big loophole and persecuted me.
One day, I was filling up my hot water bottle when the bottle burst. Scalding water splashed all over my face and neck. The immediate burning pain was quite unbearable.
My husband heard the explosion and rushed over to check on me. He wanted to take me to the hospital right away.
I assured him, “I’m okay. Master will take care of me. I’ll just go and lie down for a bit, and I’ll be fine.”
So, I laid myself down on my bed. My son treated my burns with sesame oil. I turned on Master’s lectures.
Very soon, blisters started popping up all over my face and neck, eventually covering the entire burnt area.
After lunch, I continued listening to Master’s lectures. I sent forth righteous thoughts. I looked inward. I pleaded for Master’s help.
“You are unable to interfere with the lives of others, and neither can you control others’ fates, including those of your wife, sons, daughters, parents, or brothers. Can you decide those things?” (Zhuan Falun)
Master also said:
“If you are attached to these things, you will not succeed in cultivation.” (Zhuan Falun)
Master's words woke me up. I said to myself, “It’s true. I have been attached to those things and am constantly in a state of worry. My children's fates are not mine to decide. I have to get rid of all attachments. I’ll put myself in Master’s hands.”
By afternoon, my face was swollen so badly that my husband and my son both declared I must go to the hospital or infection might set in.
I would not budge, “I’m a Dafa disciple. Master will make sure everything is okay… Give me three days. If I don’t get better, I’ll go.”
After dinner, my blisters started oozing.
The next morning, I got up as usual before 4 o’clock. I noticed the swelling on my face had reduced.
I did the exercises and continued to study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts, and listen to Master’s lectures all through the day.
Sometime during the day, my eyes that were swollen shut opened slightly, and I could even see what was on television.
On the third day, the swelling had disappeared completely, and my skin started peeling. The healing took place without any medical treatment.
On the seventh days, my face was restored to its original state. My entire family was relieved and happy beyond words.
My husband said, “If we had gone to the hospital, what with all kinds of tests and procedures, it probably would have cost us at least several thousand yuan, and we wouldn’t even know the result for sure.”
My whole family witnessed again Dafa’s miraculous power.