Only by Surviving Death Did I Understand the Requirements of a Cultivator
(Minghui.org) Greetings esteemed Master and fellow practitioners!
I immigrated to the United Kingdom from Malaysia more than 20 years ago. Before I opened a Chinese supermarket in Cambridge, I operated a food takeout restaurant.
Some of my employees practiced Falun Gong. Although I was not a practitioner, I felt comfortable around these practitioners because they were pleasant and easy going.
While I was in my thirties, my health went downhill because of my work habits, and I suffered from backache, insomnia, hemorrhoids, and hypertension. I visited my doctor, who was a Falun Gong practitioner, twice a week for acupuncture and she prescribed Chinese herbal medicine, which I hated. So she advised that practicing Falun Gong could benefit me.
Outcome Depends on Attitude
It took some time for me to realize why some practitioners passed away, while some survived cancer. The outcome depended on their attitude towards Dafa.
As a boss I was short tempered, but my character improved and I could control my temper. Furthermore, I recovered from all my ailments. I felt a state free of any illness and assumed that I truly had become healthy.
Amazing Recovery From Late Stage Diabetes
I was losing weight in the summer of 2015. My elder sister in Malaysia had made sure that I did not forget our family history of diabetes. She advised me that if I lost weight I should see a doctor. I didn’t take the weight loss seriously. Instead, I sent forth more righteous thoughts and did more of the exercises. Nevertheless, my customers, who were also my friends, told me to see a doctor.
After sharing with fellow practitioners, studying the Fa, doing the exercises, and sending forth righteous thoughts, I felt better and was reassured that I was doing fine. Yet, soon after, my friends advised that I see a doctor, which made me feel that my health was deteriorating. The symptoms I described indicated that I was suffering from a later stage diabetes, so I began to worry.
The Fa study was at my home in November 2015. Fellow practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate anything that affected my health.
Everyone knew that I had not eaten properly for a couple of months and that I had lost quite a bit of weight. Then, I fainted in mid-afternoon. My wife immediately called an ambulance.
The doctors at the hospital diagnosed me with Type I diabetes, which required long-term insulin injections. They explained that medicine was no longer effective because I had a blood sugar level of 45. The doctor said that I would have died if the ambulance would have arrived ten minutes later.
According to the PH test my stomach acid was over seven, which generally is the state of a person who has died. Nevertheless, I was alive, and checked out after five days in the hospital. On leaving the hospital, I did not go home but drove to work.
The doctor was amazed, as similar patients are usually bedridden for at least four months before they can drive again and return to work. My quick recovery was looked at as something extraordinary by the doctor and my wife. However, I know that Master saved my life. Thank you Master!
The State of an Ordinary Person
After I returned home, I followed the doctor’s advice and injected insulin four times a day. I was annoyed and hoped that new discoveries would be made so I would not need injections.
Instead of remembering that I was a practitioner, I behaved like an ordinary person, and was scared and pessimistic. I was down on myself and even thought of ending my life. I put that thought aside, because my children were too young and I was the main source of income for my family. I was very depressed.
Nevertheless, my fellow practitioners did not give up on me, and they frequently shared their cultivation experiences with me. After studying the Fa, I gradually understood the state of looking within and what cultivation was all about. This was the first time I discovered many loopholes, which kept me in the state of an ordinary person.
This recognition was the turning point in my cultivation. I did all the exercises daily, studied at least one lecture in Zhuan Falun, and sent forth righteous thoughts. Over time, my health improved and I began to reduce the amount of insulin I injected.
Then, once when I was giving myself the injection, I bled. I realized that this was a hint from Master that I no longer needed injections, and a blood test showed that my blood sugar level had returned to normal levels.
Master teaches us:
“The body purification will be done only for those who come to truly learn the practice and the Fa. We emphasize one point: If you cannot relinquish the attachment or concern for illness, we cannot do anything and will be unable to help you.” (Zhuan Falun)
Fundamental Change After True Cultivation
By that time, I had practiced Falun Gong for about nine years. I asked myself why I had not passed this test sooner. One day I read one of Master's teachings:
“A person may have practiced qigong for over twenty years without developing any supernormal abilities, while another person has obtained them soon after beginning the practice.” (Zhuan Falun)
Master's words opened my mind. I had not cultivated well, and thus had not changed fundamentally. Every time I did the exercises or studied the Fa, it was as if I was doing a chore. I had failed to understand the Fa.
The situation has changed dramatically. I am no long simply reading the Fa. Instead, I try to comply with the Falun Gong principles and eliminate bad thoughts.
“...if a bottle filled with dirty things is sealed tightly and thrown into water, it will sink all the way to the bottom. You pour out some of its dirty contents. The more you empty the bottle, the higher it will float in the water.” (Zhuan Falun)
“In the course of our cultivation practice, you must clean out various bad things in your body so that you can move up. This characteristic of the universe exactly plays this role.” (Zhuan Falun)
I realized that I had not cultivated well and the bad substances were still in my body. I must eliminate my bad habits and improve based on the Fa. I should be good to everyone and keep “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” in my heart.
I am now fully aware that only by cultivating myself steadfastly and removing all the bad substances from my body can I raise to a higher level.
Thank you Master and fellow practitioners!
(Presented at the 2016 UK Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference)