Amazing Recovery from Severe Visual, Hearing, and Physical Disabilities
(Minghui.org) My family members, relatives, friends, and former classmates who witnessed the dramatic turnaround in my health were in awe of Falun Dafa's power.
My son, who had been studying at a distant university, was especially amazed to see my recovery when he returned home for the holidays.
“Mom, are you practicing Falun Dafa now?” were the first words out of his mouth.
When I said yes, he replied, “You should keep practicing. Falun Dafa is truly great.”
I used to suffer from numerous disabilities including blindness, severe lower limb weakness, extreme spinal curvature that left me unable to straighten my back, and deafness.
I also suffered from other illnesses including a heart condition, stiff shoulders, bloating, stomach pain, urinary incontinence, and diarrhea. Shortly after I began practicing Falun Dafa, however, all of my many disabilities and illness miraculously vanished.
1. Taking Up Cultivation Practice
My husband and I run a bean curd shop with the help of an assistant named Wang. Wang is a wonderful person and works hard. She often entertained me with stories about reincarnation. One day, I shared with her a recurring dream I had been confused by years earlier.
I dreamed of people garbed in the traditional costumes of past Emperors and officials, but they were living inside stones. Wang told me, “It is true that that there are lives inside stones.”
I asked her how she knew about this, and she told me about a passage from Falun Dafa’s main text Zhuan Falun:
“If that piece of rock is not smashed or weathered away, you will never be able to emerge. Attaining a human body is so difficult! If a person can truly obtain Dafa, this person is simply most fortunate. A human body is hard to acquire—that is what it means.” (Lecture Two in Zhuan Falun)
Then she told me she was a Falun Dafa practitioner and about the many positive changes that she experienced after taking up cultivation practice. I exclaimed, “Falun Dafa is so amazing! No wonder so many people are practicing it.”
She asked me if I wanted the read Zhuan Falun and I instantly agreed. The next day, she brought a copy and read aloud to me as I worked. While she was reading, I saw a bright, round rotating object on the cover of the book. She told me, “What you are seeing is a Falun. Your foundation must be good and it seems like you are predestined to obtain Dafa. Why not try and cultivate?”
I agreed and decided to try practicing Falun Dafa. With that one thought my life started improving. She proceeded to teach me the five Falun Dafa exercises.
Soon after, I visited my sister-in-law and told her about practicing Falun Dafa. She advised me to reconsider. She said that practicing Falun Dafa would adversely affect my child’s future due to the persecution. Yet I knew better not to give up this wonderful practice. But her words did affect me, and I considered my decision. I then heard a clear voice telling me, “You had better make a decision soon; your eyes will become completely blind.” Stunned, I wondered where it came from.
The next day I told Wang about what I had heard. She replied, “Master Li is encouraging you to start your cultivation.” I found it amazing that Master Li was looking after me already and this bolstered my determination to cultivate.
I began Falun Dafa cultivation practice in earnest. The frequent sightings of Falun rotating on my cutting board, dishes, and drinks further strengthened my belief and determination to cultivate.
2. Cultivating the Mind
I used to bemoan the fact that I married a selfish, inconsiderate husband who demanded that I work long and hard despite my poor health. We quarreled frequently and I always wondered when my suffering would end.
After studying Falun Dafa for only a short period of time, I learned that our original lives began eons ago and continued up till today through the cycle of reincarnation. I realized that our relationships in previous lives resulted in our marriage in this life.
Having realized the truth about my past, I no longer blamed anyone for my unfortunate circumstances, and instead focused my attention on applying Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my everyday life.
With this thought, things soon began to change between my husband and me. When facing his bad temper, I was usually able to keep my cool and remember that I was a Dafa disciple, one who should always think of others first.
One time when I lost my temper at him, I fell and injured my legs. Another time, I fell twice in succession. These incidents impressed upon me the seriousness of making cultivation practice the first priority in my daily life.
In another incident, I suddenly experienced what appeared to be the symptoms of a stroke. I was unable to lift up my arm. Immediately, I sent righteous thoughts to reject this illusion of illness, and I began practicing the exercises. Soon after, I was able to move my arm again and everything returned to normal.
Over time, I began to consider my husband's situation and understood better the hardships he faced having such an unhealthy wife. In order to take care of me and our family, he had to put in a lot of extra time and effort raising our family.
As my attitude toward him improved, I noticed a corresponding improvement in his attitude toward me. His temper improved and he became more understanding. From this experience, I learned that cultivating oneself well is vital to changing the attitude of others.
3. Doing the Three Things Well
Although I obtained the Fa late, I understood from Master's teachings that in the distant past, Dafa disciples had made an oath that they would assist Master in saving sentient beings during the Fa-rectification period.
Determined to fulfill my vow, I ignored my inability to see clearly at night and ventured out to distribute truth clarification materials. Though I did get lost a couple of times, I always managed to find my way home. I always felt so grateful to Master for his constant protection.
Now I distribute copies of the Nine Commentaries, CDs, and other weekly publications. I also clarify the truth to people I meet and help them quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. I have successfully convinced my entire extended family and some former classmates to quit too.
Things haven’t always gone smoothly, however.
One time, I experienced some severe vertigo, just as I had stepped out the door. I realized that this was interference from the evil forces trying to prevent me from participating in a Fa-study session at a practitioner’s home. I immediately sent forth righteous thoughts and sought Master's support to clear all interference blocking my way. Within a few minutes, these symptoms disappeared.
One evening while hanging up posters, a man ran up to me and grabbed my hand. He refused to let go. I knew that I had nothing to fear with Master's protection so I loudly ordered him to let go. He released my hand at once. Then he started to question me. I told him, “I am here to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa.”
He pulled off the poster I had just hung up. I said to him, “Put that poster back up! What right do you have to prevent me from doing these things?” He followed my instructions and put the poster back on the wall. I then walked away, leaving him behind.
4. The Benefits of Supporting Dafa
My husband, son, and daughter have been very supportive of Falun Dafa and my cultivation. As a result, Dafa has blessed our whole family with good fortune.
My husband used to suffer from a chronic cough, headaches, and insomnia. After I started cultivating in Dafa, his health improved without medical treatment.
After graduating from a university, my daughter easily obtained a job with a railway company. My son was offered a contract position in a bank and offered a permanent position not long after.
When it was time for him to buy a new home, my son was able to pay the deposit, but lacked funds to renovate the place. Hearing this, I let go of my worries and decided to let nature take its course. If I did not practice Falun Dafa, I would have spent my days worrying about his financial situation constantly.
Soon enough, my son’s job involved providing housing loans to home buyers. The more loans he obtained, the more commission he earned. And as if arranged by an invisible hand, all the home buyers of a small residential area began to approach my son for housing loans. The commissions he made were enough for him to proceed with his planned home renovations.
The above is only a small portion of my experiences from Falun Dafa. What’s more, those who can become Dafa practitioners are incredibly lucky. Though I still fall short of meeting Master's requirements for Dafa disciples, I am determined to cultivate more diligently, do well the three things, fulfill my promise, and follow Master to my original home.