Doctor: Falun Dafa Taught Me to Be a Good Person
(Minghui.org) I was desperate due to illnesses until March 1996 when I encountered Falun Dafa. My health soon recovered, and I have followed the principles of Falun Dafa, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, in my daily life ever since.
Before I took up Falun Dafa, I suffered from heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, neurasthenia, and other ailments. I also had a hot temper. I thought long and hard about the meaning of life and how to have good health. I was a doctor and close to big hospitals with all kinds of specialists. But nothing cured me until I practiced Falun Dafa.
I have been healthy and not taken a pill or had an injection since 1996. I set strict requirements for myself, think of others first, and take self interest lightly.
At work I was very conscientious. My colleagues and patients said I seemed younger after I began practicing Falun Dafa.
Many patients sought me out for treatment, and I was very busy. There were often several patients in line just before our lunch break. I continued to work without a break to minimize their pain. The patients were moved. Some of them invited me for dinner. I declined. I told them, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Master teaches me to think of others first. I cannot to make trouble for you.”
I have an older sister and four older brothers. I retired in 2007 and declined a request to continue working in the same hospital. My mother was 81 and lived alone. My brothers and sister were too busy with their families and business to take care of Mother. I thought that I should take care of her so that her final years would be happy ones.
I moved in with my mother in 2008 and took care of her. One day she said, “I am old. I am thinking I should give the rest of my gold and silver jewelry to your four brothers. I gave them some last year, but I didn’t tell you. Do you have any problem with that?”
“Mom, I am your daughter,” I said. “I am fine with it. I take these things lightly because I practice Falun Dafa. I agree that you should share what you have with my brothers.”
My mother also said that she would give her apartment of about 900 square feet in the downtown area to my fourth oldest brother. She asked if I agreed. I said calmly, “Mom, the apartment is yours. It is your right to give it to whomever you choose. I agree.”
My brother and his wife found out about this later and suggested that I take the apartment for my taking care of my mother. I said, “Taking care of Mother is my choice. I have my own apartment. I don't want hers.”
My mother had cerebral atrophy a year later and was paralyzed. She could not take care herself at all. I had to help her bathe, comb her hair, and feed her. She was incontinent and often had accidents. I had to clean her, her bedding, and her surroundings frequently.
My brothers and their wives praised me often and appreciated the fact that I was taking care of Mother. I said, “You should appreciate my master. He teaches me to be a good person.” They agreed because they all know that Falun Dafa is good.
My mother passed away in the spring of 2015. I did not ask for a penny from my brothers during the seven years I took care of her. They discussed it and offered to give me half of my mother's savings of about $29,000 to show their appreciation for my hard work in taking care of Mother without any complaints.
I said, “Taking care of Mother was what I wanted to do myself. There are six of us children. Let's divide her savings equally among us.” My brothers saw I was determined and agreed. They then suggested that they would pay for me to take a vacation. I declined.
Master teaches us to think of others first. I moved out of my mother's apartment after her funeral without telling my brothers. My fourth brother and his wife were moved to tears and asked me to stay.
I have never wavered in practicing Dafa during the past 20 years, however difficult the circumstances. Words cannot express my appreciation to Master for his teachings and protection.