Becoming Deaf and Recovering Within One Day
(Minghui.org) I am a 60-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner. I saw a Falun Dafa book at my sister's house in 1996 and decided to read it. After reading it for a while, it felt as if electric currents were going through my body, which made me decide to practice Dafa.
Something was wrong with my ears, and everything around me suddenly turned quiet one day in December 2016. I patted my ears a few times, but did not hear anything. It felt as if I was isolated from the world and entered into a noiseless environment. All of a sudden, I had turned deaf!
My heart beat wildly. What to do? I told myself to stay calm, but I could not, because there were many things I had to do. Most importantly, I had to take a train to pick up my granddaughter at her school. But, how could I go if I was deaf? Someone had to pick her up, and all family members were busy. Besides, if I told my family about this, everyone would become anxious.
I tried hard to stay calm and told myself that I am a Falun Dafa practitioner.
I knew that many practitioners have experienced the power of Dafa, and recovered from illnesses. I myself had experienced the extraordinariness of Dafa many times, so I slowly calmed down.
Facing a Tribulation with a Cultivator's Mind
I then did the exercises and decided that I must face everything with a cultivator's mind, believing that Falun Dafa is extraordinary. While doing the exercises, I sensed that someone was nearby. I opened my eyes and saw my husband passing by.
If he said something and I did not reply, he would not like it. But, if I told him about my problem he would be worried. So I spoke to him in a calm tone, “There is a little discomfort in my ears. I will be alright. Don't worry.” As I did not appear to be worried, he walked away.
I then got ready to leave for the train station. As a cultivator who follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I firmly believed that there are no coincidences. While walking I kept repeating “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” asking Teacher to strengthen my abilities.
At the train station, I had to pick up my tickets. The ticket seller said something, and although I could not hear him, I sensed that I needed to wait at the platform. Everything went smoothly so far, but for a person who suddenly became deaf, things were not simple. I was isolated from the world and entered a noiseless world.
It felt lonely in this world without sound. But, I held onto one thought firmly, “Falun Dafa is to cultivate Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. It conforms to the law of the universe and is blessed by Gods and Buddhas. Everything would soon be back to normal.” I continued whispering “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
I got on the train, off at the school, and saw my granddaughter. I told her about my situation. I also assured her and asked her not to worry. Then, we took the train home.
It was already night when we arrived at home. I quickly prepared supper and set the table.
When eating, all of a sudden, I felt some heat in my ears and then some noises. My hearing was back! I told my family excitedly about how I suddenly entered the noiseless world, experienced it an entire day, and then things returned to normal.
Things like hearing loss and eyes getting blurry are normal for people at my age, even turning deaf completely could also happen. But the loss of hearing and recovery during the same day is unheard of. Without going through what I have experienced, no one can truly understand how thankful I am to Falun Dafa.