(Minghui.org) I feel so ashamed when I recall how I used to be. No one dared to contradict me because I had an explosive temper. If anyone offended me, I retaliated and made their life miserable. I was also very abusive and often beat my wife. I even once slapped an official’s face!

When I was 38 years old, I became very sick with many ailments, including severe back problems and pleurisy that turned into tuberculosis. I suffered tremendously!

I often visited hospitals and finally learned that what I had was incurable. I could only learn to live with it. I thought of ending my life and leaving my money to my children, instead of wasting it on medical treatment.

Even though I was so sick, I still had a bad temper and abused people. When I was at the end of my rope, a relative came to visit me. She used to have illnesses and said that practicing Falun Dafa made her healthy again. She suggested that I try practicing as well. I didn’t believe her.

I said, “If illness could be healed just by raising the arms and bending the legs as you do, wouldn't all the hospitals close down?”

She didn’t give up but kept visiting me and talking about Falun Dafa. I felt obligated to try because she traveled from far away. So I pretended to do the exercises with her. I tried to do part of the second exercise (Falun Standing Stance) for a little while, but I felt tired from standing and sat down.

As I sat down, I realized that I hadn't been able to sit down without using my arms to support my weight for a long time. I was perplexed. I'd only practiced for a few minutes, and I could sit down like a normal person. I suddenly realized that I was free of pain! At that moment, I knew that Falun Dafa is extraordinary and decided to practice.

When I heard that there were books, I immediately bought and read Zhuan Falun. I realized I needed to cultivate my xinxing – my mind and heart nature, and that human misfortune, like sickness, comes from karma. I thought about my behavior before, and I knew that I was not a good person. After reading Zhuan Falun, I knew how to conduct myself like a true human being.

Dafa has made me a better person. My face used to be dark because I never smiled. Now I smile a lot and feel light!

My father-in-law said, “My son-in-law used to be pigheaded, but now he's considerate of others. Falun Dafa is amazing!”

I am happy from the depths of my being. I feel that Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, is by my side, taking care of and protecting me.

One day, I rode a motorcycle down a hill. As I rounded a corner at high speed, I realized that the motorcycle was out of control. I was about to go off a cliff!

I screamed “Master save me!” The motorcycle miraculously stopped on the side of the road. My life was saved. If Master hadn't protected me, I might have been injured or even died.

When I think about this incident now, tears roll down my face. Thank you Master for saving me, picking me up from hell, and giving me a new body. You gave me the opportunity to be a better person, a true cultivator who abides by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Thank you Master!