(Minghui.org) I learned about Falun Dafa in 2011 when I was seriously ill. I wish to share with others how Falun Dafa not only freed me of sickness, but led to many wonderful positive changes in my family.
In 2007, I was diagnosed with kidney stones in both kidneys. The doctor said I was physically strong and suggested that I have surgery on both kidneys. My family and I agreed without knowing whether it was a good idea. Actually, the surgery was unusual. The doctor used me as an experimental case.
The surgery lasted five or six hours. My husband was so worried, he cried. After the surgery, I was in pain for five days. I had a high fever of over 104 degrees Fahrenheit, stomach pain, back pain, and vomiting. The doctor, without explanation, ordered many useless and painful tests, like urea and blood tests, puncturing, and other tests. Words cannot describe the pain I suffered.
As the new year approached, the doctor didn't want to let me go home and wanted to do additional surgery, even though he didn't know what surgery needed to be done. At last the doctor inserted a drainage tube and reluctantly released me. During the next six months, the hospital did nothing more than repeatedly remove and re-insert the drainage tube, which was excruciating. I trembled at the sight of a doctor.
My husband and I decided to seek treatment at a first-class hospital. After all kinds of examinations, we were again told that I needed surgery. The surgery failed, which again made my life miserable. I went home after the surgery with urea and drainage tubes in me. I lay in bed for two months, and my husband and sister took turns caring for me.
Later, I was hospitalized again. After my consultation with a doctor there, I was told that there were no other options, but to continue using a drainage tube to maintain my life. I also visited many religious temples, but did not find answers. My sisters told my mother, “My younger sister won't recover. She can’t even sit up.” But I had a vague and strange thought in my mind: “There is a reason for all this and a place where I belong.”
Without any hope of curing the illness, I decided to change my environment and move to my brother's garage. There happened to be a neighbor there who practiced Falun Dafa. The neighbor's sister often came to visit me and told me how great Dafa was. I thought she was annoying and even argued with her. But she didn't let it bother her and always smiled at me. She later lent me the book Zhuan Falun. Since I had time, I started to read it, and after reading for a bit, I surprisingly felt that my heart was steady and sure. It felt like this was where I belonged.
I got my own copy of Zhuan Falun in 2011, and disposed of anything related to other religions from my home. Every day I read a few pages of Zhuan Falun. Twenty days later, I insisted on removing the drainage tube and got rid of the doctor's prescription.
My spiritual state was getting better. Regarding my physical state, my husband always said to me, “Try to avoid having a fever.” In the prior four years, due to having a high fever, I had at least a dozen surgeries. Intense suffering followed the surgeries. Yet a miracle occurred after I finished reading the first half of Zhuan Falun: I no longer had any fever.
My sister came and asked me, “Have you really recovered? How did that happen?” I told her that I began practicing Falun Dafa. She said, “Show me how to practice.” I played Master's Fa lecture videos and the exercise video for her. To my surprise, she also began to practice Falun Dafa.
My sister was illiterate and didn't even know what consummation meant. But in her heart she firmly believed in Dafa and Master. Within a few years, she learned to read Zhuan Falun and Master's other Fa teachings and she spent her extra time telling people about the practice and the persecution.
Not only did my illness disappear, but my family also benefited from Falun Dafa. My husband had never been successful in business, but after I took up the practice everything began going well for him. In 2012, we bought a new home in the city.
I once went through an illness tribulation, and it appeared to be serious. My family took me to a hospital that night. After examination, the doctor told me that my kidneys were not working and I had a kidney stone. I was discharged with a drainage tube inserted.
I kept studying the Fa. Gradually, I realized that the cultivation states described in Zhuan Falun applied to what I was experiencing! I knew that I must look within and cultivate myself. Thus, I removed the drainage tube and threw away all the exam reports. I told myself with determination: “I will never go to the hospital again.”
Though I continued to practice Falun Dafa, my illness symptoms came back. Another practitioner told me, “You are experiencing karma elimination. Master is purifying your body, so you need to believe in Master and Dafa firmly.” I believed this and was determined to make it.
Since I had failed several tests, this was a difficult one. It was a test of life and death. My internal organs seemed non-functional. I had constipation and difficulty urinating. While lying in bed, I read Master's Fa teachings. I had two feelings of movement in the area of my belly. I went to the bathroom and a stone the size of a soybean came out. Next, my entire body was in pain and this lasted for the whole day. That evening, while studying Master's Fa, a warm current ran through my body, and I had the sensation of some substance falling off my body. I suddenly felt completely renewed.
Later, when people around me in my hometown, including relatives, friends, and neighbors asked me about my health, I replied with a smile: “I have recovered thanks to practicing Falun Dafa!” I went on to explain the practice and how the persecution by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) was wrong.
My dramatic recovery changed many people's views about Falun Dafa. Many of them decided to quit the CCP, the Youth League, or the Young Pioneers. One friend said, “Since you began practicing Falun Dafa, you have regained good health and your husband's business is prospering.” I lent her a copy of Zhuan Falun. Later, she also began practicing Falun Dafa.
One neighbor girl said to me, “People are talking about you. The TV media slandered Falun Dafa. But look at you: after practicing Faun Gong, you have become so kind, and your family had a great change. Can I borrow your book?” She also eventually started practicing Falun Dafa.
My sister and I follow the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and have clarified the truth to our entire family. Now I feel a sense of peace and happiness, which I never had, even before I was sick.
My family members all know that Falun Dafa is good. Though my husband does not practice, he signed a petition to sue Jiang Zemin for initiating the persecution of Falun Dafa.
My son said, “When I hear the Falun Dafa exercise music playing, my heart is very calm.” My daughter said that she often saw a vision of Master smiling at her. Even my daughter-in-law told me, “You focus on going out to tell people about the persecution, and I will help do the household chores.” She’s also persuaded her family members to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.