Young Practitioner Passes Sickness Karma Test after Three Days
(Minghui.org) I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1997, at the age of 10. After the communist regime launched the persecution of Falun Dafa, I gave up cultivation practice for a few years. I returned to it in September 2015.
About one year after I returned to practice Falun Dafa, I noticed a red spot and blisters on my right shoulder. I did not pay much attention; however, I did not feel well at all after coming home from work the next day. I decided to take a rest and asked my mother who was studying the Fa to send forth righteous thoughts for me, without giving an explanation.
I could not fall asleep that night and had a burning sensation throughout my body. The red patch and blisters had grown in size by the next morning and extended to a broader area. It turned out that I had come down with shingles.
I was scared and finally told my mother about it. She was shocked and notified other practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts for me. I was in great pain. She read the Fa to me and sent forth righteous thoughts frequently.
My father, who is not a practitioner, was very worried and asked me to see a doctor. I realized that this was a test and I was not moved. When I refused medical attention, he lost his temper and said something disrespectful against Falun Dafa. He verbally abused my mother and even threatened to kill her, but she was not moved.
“I will be fine,” I said to my father. “And through this, you will witness the power of Falun Dafa. But you can't verbally abuse Master and Falun Dafa anymore.” He remained quiet and calmed down.
It was very difficult to endure the pain that night. I could not scream in pain, because I was afraid that my father would fight and make trouble. My mother kept sending righteous thoughts. She was afraid to leave me alone; she thought I might do something irrational because of the pain. However, I told myself that I was a practitioner who could endure.
“We should believe in Master and believe in the Fa,” said my mother. “Everything will be fine. You see, Master rescued us from hell and suffered for us. You should keep doing what you are doing, and you will pass this test.”
I was sure that Master was with me, and I asked Him to please let me sleep until morning. The pain disappeared soon after and I fell asleep. At dawn, the blisters began to turn smaller.
Interference from Family Members
My father called my brother, and the entire family tried to persuade me to see a doctor to get medicine. It was difficult to tolerate the interference. So, for a brief time, I thought I would just give in to appease my father. Because of this thought, the blisters came back that night. However, after three days I had fully recovered.
“Why do you run into these problems? It’s all caused by your own karmic debts. We’ve already decreased it by countless portions for you, and there’s only a little bit left, which is distributed across different levels so that you can improve your character. The tribulations are set up to temper your mind and get rid of your different attachments. They’re your own tribulations, and we use them to improve your character. You should be able to overcome all of them. As long as you improve your character, you will be able to overcome them—it’s only that you might not want to overcome them. If you want to overcome them you can.” (Zhuan Falun)
Because we believe in Master and the Fa, we can pass any tests. Master arranges everything for us.
My father changed his attitude toward Falun Dafa after I recovered from this episode. He no longer badmouths Dafa. As long as we let our family members witness the power of Dafa, everything will turn out as it should be.