(Minghui.org) I am 85 years old, and I live in Jilin Province. I started to practice Falun Dafa in 2013. As I am illiterate, I had difficulty understanding the Falun Dafa principles. However, Master Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Dafa) watched over me. Thus, I could pass many cultivation tests.

I tried to learn the Falun Dafa exercises from my daughter-in-law when I visited her in 1997. After two weeks, I still did not know how to do the exercises correctly and could not do them at all when I returned home.

The doctors diagnosed me with heart disease in 2013. My son and his wife took me to a doctor. Although I received costly treatment, my health did not improve. I felt very frustrated and disappointed.

When it was time for another medical appointment, I refused to go and said, “I'm not going to see the doctor. I still suffer a lot. Even if I survive this time, I do not fear death. Let it come anytime!”

My daughter-in-law suggested that I practice Falun Dafa. This time, I truly wanted to practice.

Amazingly, I learned and could remember the five sets of exercises within one day. My daughter-in-law was very excited and said, “Mom, 16 years ago you could not remember the exercises no matter how we struggled to teach you. This time, you learned the five sets of exercises quickly. It is so amazing.”

In addition, I listened to lectures by Master Li. After about a week, I had recovered from all my illnesses.

Repaying Karma

As a practitioner, I know I need to repay karma that I had acquired through many lifetimes. Thus, there are tests that help us pay off our karmic debts.

I was attached to eating meat. I always treated meat as my main food, and I liked any type of meat. I came down with diarrhea in 2015. I realized that I had to cut down on eating meat, but I could not follow through right away. As soon as I ate meat I was in pain, which made me realize that I needed to remove the attachment.

I then decided to stop eating meat. Soon I recovered completely.

This incident taught me that I had to look within during tribulations. I can only recover by improving my moral character and correcting any improper behavior. I need to always adhere to the Falun Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.