Huge Changes After Eight Months of Cultivation
(Minghui.org) I am a 50-year-old teacher who started practicing Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) in August 2015. I am very fortunate to become a Dafa disciple: after cultivation, my physical and mental health have improved substantially. Through Fa study, I grasped the meaning of life.
I would like to share my eight months of cultivation experience, with the hope that more people can understand the goodness of Falun Gong from it.
I was diagnosed with early stage liver cancer during a physical examination in June 2015. I was shocked, as I exercised regularly and do not smoke or drink. My family has no record of any liver-related disease.
This news was so grim that I broke out in a cold sweat when I heard it. After confirmation, I checked in to a hospital to receive cancer treatment.
The night before I checked out of the hospital, I took a walk with my wife. I suddenly felt tired after about one mile of walking and had to take a rest – something that had never happened before.
I felt devastated and shed tears when I was alone.
When I was released, the doctor told me that I needed to have a blood test every month and a magnetic resonance test every other month. He even mentioned that I would be a frequent visitor at the hospital.
Surviving After Cultivation
I came home exhausted and desperate.
Seeing me living painfully everyday, my wife asked me to try practicing Falun Gong. She was a practitioner who took up the practice in 1997.
When I set up the video equipment for my wife and the other practitioners in 1997, they encouraged me to also watch Master's Fa teachings. I declined because I thought that Dafa was only a qigong for healing and fitness, and my health was very good at that time.
In 2014, I went to the hospital because my left thalamus had developed a minor cerebral embolism from intense exercise. My wife suggested for me to practice cultivation again, but I only read few pages of the book Zhuan Falun.
Since my health quickly recovered, I did not continue with the practice. Now, with this cancer, I felt that I had no other choice. I began the practice, albeit with some skepticism.
I read Zhuan Falun and watched Master's Fa teachings together with my wife. We did the exercises together every day. Although I still can only do meditation in the half-lotus posture for 45 minutes, I have never stopped practicing since then.
When I practiced the Falun Standing Stance for the first time, I almost could not make it. Per my wife's recommendation, I quickly asked Master for help. As a result, I finished all five exercises in one go.
I overslept one morning and felt my waist being poked by a finger from beneath the bed. I knew it must have been Master who woke me up for doing the exercises. I know in my heart that without Master's blessing, I could not cultivate this far.
I completely recovered four months after I started practicing Falun Gong. Eight months later, my monthly blood test was found to be normal.
Studying the Fa continuously, I changed from a stubborn atheist to a firm Dafa believer. I am really grateful for Master's blessings.
I used to hate losing face, and thus refused to lose at anything. When shopping, I always meticulously compared the quality and price of the goods before I bought it. But I changed after I became a practitioner.
On one occasion, I accidentally dropped a case of toothpicks in a supermarket. I quickly picked up the toothpicks and put them back into the case, but the cover was shattered.
Before cultivation, I would have walked away since no one saw. Instead, I followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and paid for it even though it cost 40 yuan.
I explained the reason to a salesman, who looked at me in disbelief. Many people there also looked at me strangely, but I felt calm.
On December 27, 2015, I bought a bag of taros from a person who sold water. I paid him 30 yuan for the taros, 5 yuan more than what he asked for. When I opened up the bag at home, I found that only twenty percent of the produce was edible.
Thinking that this person might not know that the taros had turned bad, I did not go back to argue with him and simply put those bad ones aside. I knew that I had to be considerate, and as a practitioner, not fight for these small gains.
When I returned home after New Year's, I noticed – to my surprise – that eighty percent of those bad taros became good ones.
I believed it must be encouragement from Master. Following the principles of Truthful-Compassion-Forbearance, I have become honest, kind, and considerate.I have also become healthy and happy.