A Life-changing Practice
(Minghui.org) I have been cultivating Falun Gong for 19 years. Let me share with you my story.
A Bitter Childhood and Difficult Life
It seemed like I was always sick when I was young. I had a constant cold and I was weak and passed out a lot. When I was eight, I had meningitis and was bedridden for over a week. The medications did not work. My father learned about some Chinese medicine and tried his best to save me. I finally recovered, but I had consequences related to my illness. My memory and comprehension were affected. I have seven siblings, and I was the only one who did not do well in school. Everyone looked down on me.
One day when my father was teaching us math, everyone did well except me. My aunt had stopped by, and, instead of feeling sorry for me, she joined in and made fun of me, too. My heart was broken. I felt hopeless and lonely. My parents cared more for my siblings; I was always the one left behind.
I do not have many good memories of my childhood. I had all sorts of health problems. My teeth were poor, my front teeth were decayed, and I had a constant toothache. I had ear infections that affected my hearing. I had insomnia and could not sleep without medication.
After I married, my husband was physically abusive. I left him and took our two-year-old daughter with me. I was in poor health and had no money and no place to live, but I had to be strong for my daughter. I rented a place at a market and started a small shop to support us. It was very hard. I had to run my business and take care of her. My mother could not come and help because she was taking care of my sister's child.
Happy in the Buddha Light
Fortunately, I came across Falun Gong in 1999. I had not learned how to do the exercises yet, but just by reading the book, I already felt better. I used to catch a cold whenever a cold breeze blew on my face. A week after I began to read the book, I had to go get supplies for my shop. I did not catch a cold or even have a runny nose, even though it was a very cold day. I thought, “That was different!”
I began studying the Fa teachings on a regular basis, and Master cleansed my body! The ailments that had tormented me for many years disappeared, and I finally realized what it felt to be illness-free! I also understood the source of illness: the karma accrued from past conflicts. I was deeply grateful for Master's teachings, because they answered many of my questions. I no longer resented my family members and began to abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I became considerate of others and was able to look within and correct myself first.
When my mother was approaching her 80s, she became ill, and none of my siblings were able to take care of her. I brought her home and set her up in the main bedroom. I prepared meals for her before I went out to tend the store. She felt good and was content in my home.
Master also granted me wisdom. I was always told that I wasn't bright and couldn't do anything right. When I sold toys, I had to assemble some of them and I always asked others to help. After a while, nobody wanted to help anymore, so I had to learn to do it myself. I asked Master for help, and I was able to do it quickly and without instructions!
My daughter was a slow learner, but when she began studying the Fa with me, she did well in school. She later went to college and furthered her education with a Master's degree.
Falun Gong is rooted in my heart. I measure things with the principles of the Fa. My business has done well, and I've purchased my own house. I am deeply grateful for Master and his saving grace! The only way I can repay Master is by cultivating diligently.