Finding True Happiness in Life
(Minghui.org) I suffered from a variety of illnesses and almost had a mental breakdown. I then discovered Falun Dafa and found the path to real happiness in life. I'd like to share the benefits that my relatives and I have obtained since practicing Falun Dafa.
I Was a 30-Year-Old Invalid
My health started deteriorating just before I turned 20 years old. Neurasthenia left me unable to sleep at night and listless during the day. At age 26, I started suffering from arthritic pain in my left arm. The pain was so severe that I sometimes wished to have the arm amputated!
I started suffering from severe chronic back pain at age 30, which left me unable to stand upright after bending over. A doctor at the hospital diagnosed me with spinal cord compression. I then started experiencing acute dizziness that left me bedridden. Any attempts to move provoked severe nausea and vomiting. The doctors diagnosed this condition as Meniere's syndrome.
Numerous trips to Beijing’s major hospitals resulted in large quantities of Chinese and Western medicine and trying different exercises and qigong.
My condition caused me a lot of worry. I was still so young, yet I suffered from so many illnesses. Moreover, I had a child and my elderly parents to care for. My future seemed very bleak!
Becoming a Healthy Person After Practicing Falun Dafa
My relatives introduced me to Falun Dafa in 1996 and loaned me a video of Master Li's [the founder of Dafa] lectures. Curiosity overcame my skepticism, and I started watching the video. After completing the ninth lecture, my view of the world had undergone a complete change, and I had the answers to many of life’s questions. I was impressed by the goodness and upright nature of the teachings.
From that day on, I acted in accordance with the principles of the Fa, cultivating myself internally and showing consideration for others. I also practiced the five sets of exercises regularly. Shortly afterward, my illnesses vanished, and I bid farewell to both of my regular doctors. They were so impressed that one of them borrowed a copy of Zhuan Falun, and the other declared his intent to practice.
I Was Left Unscathed After a Serious Bicycle Accident
While riding my bicycle home at 10:00 p.m., I was once hit from behind by a motorcycle. I immediately reminded myself, ‘I am fine. I am a Dafa practitioner. With this thought, I quickly got to my feet and started hunting for my missing bicycle and left shoe.
I found my shoe in the middle of the road some distance away, before locating my bicycle five or six meters further across the road. I also discovered the motorcycle rider lying motionless at the side of the road. He did not respond to any of my questions. As it was dark, I was unable to tell if he was unconscious or seriously injured. Feeling worried, I attempted to hail a passing vehicle. However, every car I approached refused to stop.
After a while, the motorcycle driver stirred and stood up on his own. I helped him to lift his motorcycle upright and noticed oil leaking out. Still in shock, he remarked that his motorcycle was broken. I replied that as long as he was alright, his broken motorcycle could be counted as a minor inconvenience.
A car drove by and the passing headlights gave us the opportunity to see each other more clearly. Moved, the young man told me, “Elder sister, I am fortunate to have met you. If it had been someone else, that person would have made me pay for the hospital fees, regardless of whether they were injured or not.”
I told him that as a Falun Dafa practitioner I had to be considerate of others and be a good person. I also told him that Dafa had been framed and the propaganda broadcast on TV was false. I clarified the truth about Falun Dafa and asked him to share this information with his family.
The young man told me that he was from a nearby village and was on his way to a factory to work. His motorcycle headlight was broken, and by the time he noticed my bicycle tail light, it was too late to avoid a collision.
We then examined his motorcycle and discovered a number of broken parts, in addition to the punctured fuel tank. Since his motorcycle was totaled, I asked if he needed my help to call for assistance. He declined and said that that he was very close to his factory and could push his motorbike there. Assured of his safety, I bid him farewell.
I went to the opposite side of the road to retrieve my bicycle. However, the rear wheel refused to turn. I knelt beside my bicycle and touched the stuck wheel, praying to Master Li, “Please let my bicycle move.” I held the thought while standing up and my next attempt to move the wheel was successful. I then rode home.
I described my encounter to my husband, and he performed a detailed inspection of my bicycle the following morning. Other than a crooked rear basket and missing tail light, it was in perfect condition!
Rapid Recovery of a Fractured Left Shoulder
While driving my electric tricycle home one evening in 2012, I had just looked to the side to check for oncoming vehicles at an intersection, when I lost my balance. The tricycle overturned, and I was pinned to one side.
Luckily I was able to reach my dropped phone and managed to contact a nearby relative. He helped me into his car and took me home.
The accident fractured my left shoulder and left it 10 cm lower than my right shoulder. My family wrapped up my arm using strips of cloth. After having witnessed the many miracles of Dafa over the years, nobody insisted that I seek treatment at the hospital.
Initially, I did not try to practice the exercises right away. Then one day I decided to practice the second set of exercises first, but no matter how hard I tried, my left arm refused to move. I silently begged Master for help and was immediately able to lift my arm. A few days later, I was able to perform the full set of exercises, and my arm quickly returned to normal.
My Husband’s Accident
My husband once accidentally cut his calf while moving pieces of broken glass out of our living room in July 2014. He called out to me, “Come quickly, I cut an artery on a piece of glass!”
I quickly ran over and saw my husband clutching his left leg. Blood was spilling all over the floor and pooling in his left sock and shoe. I immediately shouted, “Quick, recite the phrase, Falun Dafa is good!”
I then retrieved a roll of medical gauze and tape to dress the wound. I wound a thick layer of gauze around his wound, but my husband stopped me and removed a few layers. Once his wound was dressed, he told me, “The moment I saw blood spurting out, I thought of asking you to take me to the hospital for stitches. However, the moment I recited “Falun Dafa is good,” the flow began to lessen. That's why I told you to reduce the thickness of the bandage.”
The following morning, I saw my husband climbing a ladder. Worried, I reminded him about his wound, and he replied that the pain was much less. He added, “I experienced a sharp pain about three or four times yesterday afternoon. I believe that was Master closing up my wound.”
My husband removed the dressing ten days later, and I observed that the two cm wide gash was mostly healed.
My Grandson’s Illness
My daughter one afternoon left my four-year-old grandson with us because he was not feeling well. We took his temperature and realized he was running a high fever. I asked him if he was willing to watch a video of Master’s lectures, and he agreed. After watching the video for nearly three hours, my grandson fell asleep.
After waking up, he informed me, “Master took my disease away.” I touched his forehead and found his fever was gone. Later that afternoon, my son-in-law came to take my grandson home, and I followed up by calling my daughter that night to inquire about my grandson’s condition. My daughter reassured me that he had fully recovered.
I am fortunate to have found the path of true happiness in life. I have witnessed many miraculous events and benefited so much from cultivating in Dafa. Words cannot express my gratitude.