(Minghui.org) I am a 16-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner who began to practice Dafa as a child. I had to wear hearing aids. When listening to Master's lectures, I could not hear all the words clearly, but my mother was very patient and helped me.

While growing up I studied the Fa and followed the standards of the practice. I respected the elderly, listened to my parents, and often went to visit my grandparents. Our neighbors told my mother that I was a good child. Everyone liked me. In elementary school I often helped my classmates and they all liked to play with me. When conflicts did arise, Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) would give me hints, so I could do well.

Slacking Off in Cultivation

I was admitted to a good high school. The work load was heavy and I faced the temptations of ordinary society. Gradually, I slacked off in my cultivation and developed some bad habits. Sometimes I forgot I was a practitioner. I was only diligent when I had symptoms of sickness. Because of my hearing loss, I would get dizzy when I was stressed out. I did not look within for the reason and did not act like a practitioner.

Midterms were coming up and I was under a lot of pressure. My hearing was worse than ever and I was often dizzy. Then the day came when I could not hear at all. I got an injection, but it did not help. My mother took me for an exam at a hospital where the doctor said that my hearing was completely gone. He said I would need surgery to correct it. I was upset and felt hopeless.

When we got home, my mother said, “You have not studied the Fa for a long time. Let's forget about everything and just focus on Fa study.” I agreed. I opened the Dafa book with tears in my eyes. While reading I forgot everything else. I was no longer afraid, and slept well that night.

Choice Before Rebirth

“Maybe before you came to this world you had a choice,” said my mother. “You could be born to another family, have good hearing, but not have the opportunity to practice Falun Dafa. Or you could be born to this family, have poor hearing, but have the opportunity to be a cultivator. Living this life you will have to endure more and eliminate a lot of karma. Your level will elevate. You will then have a good future.”

She looked at me and continued: “At that time – given the choice – you knew as long as you could practice Falun Dafa you would give up anything and your life would not be wasted. Do not think it is too hard for you? When you look back later, you will understand.”

I was very touched. My mother told me that this thought just came into her mind and that it must be a hint from Master. I knew it was true. At that moment I felt so sorry that I slacked off in my cultivation and got lost in delusion. At the same time I was very grateful to Master who did not give up on me and still looked after me.

Saved at the Critical Moment

I decided that I could not continue like this. I wanted to find my true self. I would not waste this life, and this opportunity to practice cultivation. I wanted to catch up. I made up my mind and kept studying the Fa without worrying about anything else. Then, I could hear again! We went for a checkup at the hospital. The doctor was shocked and did not think that it was possible.

I will never forget that moment! I am so grateful to Master.

I am very lucky. When I was lost in the human world, Master never gave up on me and saved me at the critical moment. It is really like Master said:

“When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide”(“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Yin Vol. II)