A Tearful Woman Finds Joy
(Minghui.org) I'm a Falun Gong practitioner in Liaoning Province. I would like to share how my family and I have benefited from Falun Gong.
Before I started my cultivation in Falun Gong, I spent my life in tears. My husband passed away suddenly when I was in my twenties, when my daughter was only one-year-old and I was pregnant with my son. I was devastated. I remarried later, but my second husband turned out to be a lazy man with a short temper. He verbally abused me and my two children. He often borrowed money from others and spent it on travel. He traveled alone, and I had to pay his debts.
Living a miserable life, I often cried and even wanted to commit suicide twice. The only reason I chose to live was for my young children. They had already lost their father. How would they live if they lost their mother? I did arduous work, including farming, selling vegetables, climbing mountains to cut firewood, etc. I developed multiple diseases from all this suffering. My introverted son became depressed due to his stepfather's abuse. When he was 14, he could no longer continue his schooling and had to stay at home for an entire year.
I absolutely hated my second husband, and decided I wouldn't take care of him if he got sick. But instead, my own health deteriorated. The worst was my lumbar disc herniation, which was so painful that I couldn't move. Medicine and acupuncture didn't help. During the worst time, I had to get my daughter to help me go to the bathroom using a bedpan as I lay on my bed. My life was like hell.
I started practicing Falun Gong in June 1996, because both my sister and my daughter suggested it. Falun Gong gave me a completely new life. Soon after I started doing the exercises, my lumbar disc herniation disappeared. My health got better and better. I became energetic and optimistic.
I learned from Falun Gong's principles that all of life's suffering is due to karma. I stopped hating my husband, and started treating him according to the Falun Gong principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. He later suffered a stroke and lay in bed for 10 years. I attended to him without any complaint. One of my neighbors said, “You Falun Gong practitioners are truly nice. If I were you, I wouldn't take care of him like this. He has indeed benefited from Falun Gong.”
I was standing on a windowsill once, trying to seal the window and fell. My head hit the floor with a loud “bang.” I lost consciousness. When I eventually came to, I started vomiting. My son was scared and wanted me to go to a hospital. I replied, “I'm a cultivator and Falun Gong’s Master is taking care of me. I will be fine.” After vomiting for an entire day, I was fine. My family and neighbors were amazed by the power of Falun Gong. They all believed that it was great. Some of them have started practicing as well.
My aunt developed pancreatitis and had surgery. But her pancreatitis returned afterward. She had terrible pain. Her husband and her son sent her to a hospital and spent a lot of money on examinations. Her doctor said she couldn't get any more surgery. The only thing they could do was control her pain with injections. She told her family, “I give up. I don't care anymore!” She walked out of the hospital. Her husband and her son couldn't stop her.
She ran into me outside and told me what the doctor had said. I told her, “Practice Falun Gong! Look at me. I have recovered so well.” She asked me to give her the book Zhuan Falun so she could start practicing at home. Her pancreatitis was gone before she knew it. She has been healthy since. Though she is in her 70s, she can handle a convenience store all by herself, including restocking the shelves. Everyone in her village praises the wonders of Falun Gong.
Healthy and Happy
I will be 71 this year, but no one believes it because I look like I'm 60. I can carry a 30 pound bag to the sixth floor of my building without resting. One of my male neighbors said, “You are in better shape than I! I would have to rest twice if I had to carry such a heavy bag. You are amazing!”
Cultivation in Falun Gong has changed me from a sick and sad woman to a healthy practitioner! Our great compassionate Master has given me so much! No human language can describe my gratitude. The only thing I can do is to cultivate myself diligently, do the three things well, and talk to more people about the goodness of Falun Gong.