I Am Still Alive Thanks to Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I have been a Falun Dafa practitioner for over 20 years. I am as healthy at 84 as I was as a young man thanks to the practice.
Beginning the Practice
My wife was diagnosed with liver cancer in the summer of 1997. Her younger brother visited us as soon as he heard about it. “Why don't you try Falun Gong? It’s not superstition. It’s a righteous practice,” he said. He told us all about its miraculous healing power.
After he went home, he sent us videotapes of Master’s lectures. We watched them the day they arrived. We had a very positive and peaceful feeling as we watched.
The next morning I woke up and put on my glasses as I always did. I felt dizzy and quickly took off the glasses. As looked up, I could see everything far away clearly. I picked up a book and I could read every word up close. From that moment on, I no longer needed my glasses. Dafa was so amazing that I knew from that moment that I would never give it up.
Every day my wife and I would study the Fa after we were done with daily chores. We attended three Fa study groups each day.
A few days after I became a practitioner, my heart hurt when I studied the Fa at night with other practitioners. I sweat profusely and collapsed. Other practitioners carried me to my bed.
Knowing that we were still new in the practice, a practitioner asked my wife if I wanted to go to a hospital. She immediately declined and asked them to help me get home. The next morning I was brand new and felt just fine. I went to the morning exercises with my wife.
My wife got rid all of our medications three days into the practice. I told her perhaps we could wait a bit longer. She said, “We should have firm belief in Dafa since we are practitioners. Why keep them?” She is a good practitioner and often encouraged me to progress more diligently.
One morning I began to read the Fa after breakfast. I finished all nine lectures before I realized that it was evening. I didn’t even hear my wife calling me for lunch. While I studied the Fa, it felt like I was alone in another dimension and it was a wonderful feeling.
At times when I read the Fa, the characters would become very large and turn blue. They looked very pretty. Once as I meditated, my body levitated into the air. It was a comfortable feeling.
I suffered many stubborn illnesses before I practiced Dafa. I had coronary artery problems and was hospitalized often. I also had stomach pain and an inflamed pancreas. I had to take painkillers every day and had a hard time walking.
After I took up Falun Dafa, the illnesses were gone before I even noticed it. I have not taken a pill or gotten a shot ever since. As Master says in Zhuan Falun:
“…though you are not allowed to levitate, you will feel that your body is light, as though treading on air. In the past, you would be tired if you walked a few steps, but now it is very easy no matter how far you walk. You feel as if being pushed while riding a bike, and you are not tired when going upstairs—no matter how many floors there are. It is guaranteed to be this way.”
My hometown is about 22 miles (35 km) from where I now live and I bike there and back. There is a steep hill on the way and many young men had to get off their bikes and push. I never did. The more I rode, the more I felt someone was pushing me.
As Master says in Zhuan Falun, “As a genuine practitioner, however, you cannot practice cultivation with an ill body. I will purify your body.”
Shortly after I became a practitioner, the skin on my face and arms appeared to be severely infected. My skin was very itchy and a sticky yellow fluid oozed out. It was very painful. After a while, crusts formed and fell off, leaving pink new skin. It was like I had shaken off a layer of old skin.
My right hand had always been dry and cracked a lot. Applying ointment for many years had not helped. Through the practice, the skin on this hand became soft and smooth. Master again and again removed ill elements from my body.
One day I was run down by a tricycle that dragged me along for a long distance. The driver was terrified and asked to take me to a hospital. I asked him to take me home.
As I got on his vehicle, I realized that I was bleeding. I just knew that I would be fine. I thanked the driver after he took me home. As soon as I went inside, I heard him say aloud, “I'm so lucky he is such a good person [and did not exploit me for money for medical treatment]” As Master says in Zhuan Falun, “All things like that come to take away one’s life. But one will not be endangered.”
On a winter morning in 2012, I didn’t get up to do the exercises. I just lay there in a trance, not talking to anyone or eating. The whole day I was incoherent and dizzy. My two daughters, who are also practitioners, were worried and gathered several practitioners to send righteous thoughts for me.
While I was in trance, someone asked me to go with them. I said firmly, “I will go with Master, not you!” I was unconscious for a long time but finally woke up. Master saved me from death again.
I measure myself against the principles of Falun Dafa, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I was once has a hot temper and didn’t know how to forgive. Things had to go my way.
I was very attached to money, too. Even with all the notions I had, I was able to let go of them one by one.
One time our phone line was hijacked and the phone bill was 1000 yuan. Normally it was 10 yuan. My monthly salary was only around 400 yuan at the time. I was about to go to the post office and yell at someone.
My wife and daughters told me that it wasn’t an accident and that I shouldn’t pass up the opportunity Master gave me to improve myself. I later paid the bill with no questions asked. It never happened again.