In spite of the advanced medical skills, excellent health care, and various wellness exercises nowadays, people still feel helpless in the face of disease. Many people are still living in the sorrow of illness, especially those who can't afford medical expenses and can only wait for death.
Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) spread throughout mainland China from 1992 to 1999. The principles of Falun Dafa – Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance have purified the bodies and minds of over 100 million practitioners. The amazing effects of Falun Dafa for healing and fitness have been witnessed in countless cases; moreover, some are considered miracles in the medical world.
Below are two of those stories, which feature centenarians who had suffered from chronic and terminal illnesses. But thanks to Falun Dafa, they now enjoy good health both physically and spiritually.
Falun Dafa is a genuine practice of the Buddha school and a cultivation of both mind and body. Practitioners follow the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance and practice the five sets of simple and gentle exercises. The practice can bring practitioners good health, elevate their morality, open their wisdom and help them gain insights into the mystery of life and the universe.
As early as 1998, the mainland medical community had conducted five investigations on Falun Dafa practitioners. Medical researchers also made similar health investigations. The results show that Falun Dafa practitioners' health recovery rate was as high as 98%.
Ms. Yin Yuzhi, a native of Jilin City, had never attended school. After she started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, her three cancers vanished without medical treatment. She is a very kind person and never argues with others.
Ms. Yin was once a sick woman with severe heart disease, high blood pressure, and silicosis. At the age of 38, she suffered an injury at work and fractured her right arm. As a result, doctors stabilized her arm with a steel plate. For several decades, her arm couldn't stretch or carry anything.
At the age of 73, she was diagnosed with three cancers: liver cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer. She went to three different hospitals for examinations. Doctors said that her late-stage liver cancer alone meant that she had only three months to live. She was desperate when she learned that her life was about to come to an end.
Her children asked the doctors whether surgery could help, and was told that she might die during surgery due to her old age. Undaunted, her children put her in a luxury room at a military hospital, where they tried all possible medicines and treatments on her. For two months, her total medical expenses reached 60,000 yuan; however, her condition didn't improve.
At that time, her daughter, who had taken up Falun Dafa, tried to persuade her: “Now only Falun Dafa can save you. Just practice Falun Dafa.”
Her daughter told her about how great Falun Dafa is. But Ms. Yin said helplessly, “Yes, it's good. You can practice it, but it's too late for me.”
Ms. Yin dreamed that same evening that Falun Dafa's, Master Li Hongzhi, had purified her body. In her dream, she was sitting in her bed, with her legs crossed while Master Li gave her back a push. Due to her ascites, she couldn't sit up at the time. But the following morning, she could sit up and her stomach was not as bloated as before. She was very happy and told her son, “Tell your elder sister and younger sister to meet me. Their Master purified my body. I also want to learn Falun Dafa.”
As Ms. Yin couldn't stand at the time, her daughter taught her the fifth Falun Dafa exercise: a seated meditation. Ms. Yin stayed in the hospital for another week, and for that week she did nothing but listen to Master Li's Fa lectures and practice the meditation. Though her movements of the practice were not that accurate, her health improved day by day. Her stomach became flat. She was able to walk and became energetic.
Within only seven days, she improved so much. She was amazed at what had happened to her and had no words to express her profound gratitude to Master Li! Her children, who didn't practice Falun Dafa, thought it was just a last hurrah before her death, but Ms. Yin herself was quite certain that Dafa had saved her.
On the seventh day, her children took her home. Several of them took turns taking her out to many resorts all over the country, wanting to show their filial piety to their mother before she passed away. Contrary to their expectations, however, she soon recovered fully. Later on, her children said, “We've never expected that someone who had been sentenced to death by the hospital could recover so miraculously. Falun Dafa is so amazing!”
Ms. Yin's body was cleansed several times n the following months. She urinated several washbasins of blood. Her children who didn't practice Dafa thought she was going to die, so they prepared her clothes for her funeral. Only her daughters who practiced Falun Dafa knew that she was experiencing karma removal. After that episode, her liver cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer disappeared.
Not long after that, she had a dream where Master Li asked her to drink water by using the small clay pot located at the northeast corner of her house. She did as he instructed and drank the water. In the following days, she coughed up bile, and afterward, the silicosis she had suffered in her early years disappeared. A one-inch deep, foot-long scar from when her right arm was fractured also disappeared. She could now stretch her arm, and the steel plate was also gone.
Ms. Yin once twisted her left foot, which turned 90 degrees inward. At that point, she immediately sat on the ground and popped her foot back to the right position. Her ankle became swollen – she didn't take any medical treatment but made sure to meditate every day. After a week, she had no trouble walking.
After Jiang Zemin launched the persecution of Falun Dafa in July 1999, Ms. Yin's daughters suffered a great deal. But nothing shook Ms. Yin's belief in Falun Dafa.
“Master Li gave me a second life,” she told the police.
Ms. Yin was 82 in 2004 and had practiced Falun Dafa for nine years. She looked very healthy and full of vigor, and her age spots were all gone. She still had all her teeth and there were only a few white hairs in her head of black hair. She could have passed for 60.
When Ms. Yin was 86, she once went to the city police bureau to ask for the release of her daughter who was imprisoned for her belief. On her way home, she fell into a coma and showed symptoms of paralysis. Her children rushed her to the hospital where the doctors said she was suffering from hemiplegia and Alzheimer's disease.
When Ms. Yin returned to her senses, she found herself lying in a hospital bed with an IV drip in her arm. Her children told her she had been there for more than ten hours.
Ms. Yin told her children, “I want to go home! Master is taking care of me!”
She pulled the needle out of her arm and got out of bed; her children had no choice but to take her home. After returning home, she listened to Master's Fa lectures and practiced the five exercises every day. She recovered completely within several days.
Since then, Ms. Yin's children who had previously not believed in Dafa changed their views completely – even two of her sons-in-law changed their views. Ms. Yin was very happy for them. She was truly thankful to Master and Dafa for her good health into her nineties.
She often said, “It's Falun Dafa that gave me happiness, joy, and health!”
Ms.Yin is 94 years old now. Apart from some hearing loss, she has no other bodily issues and can wash clothes, cook and clean all by herself.
Ms. Yin has experienced many tribulations in her lifetime. Yet, she is now well-blessed in her old age. She felt lucky to have chosen the practice of Falun Dafa during the time of her despair.
“I have experienced almost all the changes in this earthly world during the past century and have seen it through. It is a constant heavenly principle that you truly reap what you sow,” she said.
She also expressed how Falun Dafa was a precious opportunity.
“Whom do you believe and follow at the critical moment all depends on yourself,” she said. “The opportunity treats everyone equally – it all depends on whether you can cherish this chance of ages. As long as you believe in Falun Dafa, supernormal and miraculous events will manifest in you.”
She said from the bottom of her heart, “Even for those who have done bad things, as long as they can walk out of the past and really repent, they will still get salvation from Master. These are the heartfelt words of a nearly 100-year-old woman.”
Ms. Yu Ruhui, born in Taiwan, had a major surgery at the age of 43 and another surgery at the age of 57. At that point, she had really not been in good health. While not yet 60, she had almost all the ailments that most elderly people suffered from. Her blood pressure was 190/120 at the time, and she also had glaucoma.
Doctors warned her again and again that she must take all of her medications on time until death; otherwise, she would lose her eyesight or have a stroke.
Ms. Yu relied on a daily routine of medicine to try and stabilize her for more than ten years. However, she tended to vomit or even feel dizzy easily. During those years, she felt miserable as she was constantly worrying about her health getting worse.
Ms. Yu retired from the Bank of Taiwan in 1998 and immigrated to the U.S. with her children. However, her ailments also accompanied her: glaucoma, headaches, insomnia, and vomiting. She could hardly get a peaceful night's rest.
Living in Taiwan where people could enjoy spiritual freedom, Ms. Yu was a devout Buddhist practitioner in her early days. She had a firm belief in the principle of reincarnation, so she pursued liberation and was eager to return to her original true self.
She heard about the effect of Falun Dafa in healing and fitness while reading the newspaper and watching TV programs, and was intrigued by the incredible healing effects. One day, she came across an introduction to Falun Dafa in the newspaper and decided she would follow the information to look for the local practice site.
As a result, her life changed.
When she read the book Zhuan Falun written by Master Li, she realized that Falun Dafa is the law of the universe and can allow people to cultivate both mind and body – returning to their true origin.
She did the Falun Dafa exercises and studied the Fa regularly. In the first week of practice, she suddenly had diarrhea. At that time, she had been a vegetarian for many years and rarely ate out, which made food poisoning unlikely. Later on, fellow practitioners told her, "You are eliminating karma. Master is purifying your body. That is a good thing, so don't worry."
After about half a month, she recovered without any medical treatment.
During the early period of her cultivation practice, Ms. Yu kept on taking medicine while practicing Falun Dafa. Three months later, on September 1, 1998, she went with some practitioners from Los Angeles to Switzerland to attend the Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference held at the UN General Assembly Hall. This was the first time she saw Master Li in person.
Her first impression of Master was a striking one – she thought he looked young, stood tall, and was also very compassionate. Ms. Yu listened to Master's lecture attentively and hung onto every word.
For years, she relied on sedatives to fall asleep, but that day, she fell asleep in less than a few minutes after Master started giving the lecture. She slept soundly until she was awakened by loud applause. She was very regretful and warned herself to keep awake – “You've come all the way from the U.S. to Switzerland to meet Master and listen to the lecture, so you can't fall asleep!”
She beat her legs and rubbed her hands, but it was no use. As soon as Master spoke, she fell asleep immediately. As such, she wasn't able to stay awake until Master left the hall. She felt refreshed, relieved, and comfortable all over. At this time, she realized that it was because she had problems with her brain and that Master had anesthetized her to purify her body. She was very excited and said, “Thank you, Master!”
After that, the chronic headaches that had bothered her for years disappeared.
As she studied the Fa, practiced the exercises, and cultivated her mind, her health became better and better. All her illnesses disappeared without any medical treatment. Her white hair gradually turned gray, then black.
She was living proof of how supernormal and miraculous Falun Dafa is. It is really not far-fetched that practitioners could become healthy and live a longer life.
“In less than one year [after taking up the practice], I no longer needed to take medicine. My serious glaucoma was also gone,” Ms. Yu said. “I could still drive in my 80s. My eyesight is very good. But three years ago, my car was broken, so I decided not to purchase a new car. Many people were surprised when they saw me walking so fast by myself. Most of my peers need assistance to walk or are suffering from diseases, but I do not have any problems at all.”
For 20 years Ms. Yu has gotten up early every day to walk to the nearby park 30 minutes away to practice the Falun Dafa exercises, no matter if it's New Year's Day, the Chinese New Year, or Christmas Day. Almost all frequent visitors to the park know her; they have a hard time believing that she is already 90 years old.
Ms. Yu said, “I am healthier now than when I was young. This is the power that Dafa has given me.”
Falun Dafa has also opened her mind. She did housework better than ever and no longer cares about her personal gains or losses. She often looks inward to find faults in herself and holds herself to the principles of Falun Dafa: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Having benefited from Dafa so much, Ms. Yu also wanted others to enjoy the same benefits. However, due to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Dafa, many people were deceived by the CCP's lies. Because of this, Falun Dafa practitioners made great efforts to tell people the truth of the persecution.
In 2002, when the Olympic Games were held in Salt Lake City, many Falun Dafa practitioners went there to tell people the truth about Falun Dafa. Ms. Yu also joined them.
Her children worried about her when they found out that it was snowing in Salt Lake City. They tried to persuade her not to go.
“Just stay at home and practice your cultivation there. It's pretty good to practice Falun Dafa exercises at home. It's too tiring for you to go so far,” they said.
Ms. Yu told her children, “I was totally reborn in the practice of Falun Dafa. How sacred is the happiness I am enjoying now? Do you want me to take medicine at home or go out to fight for the truth? I am so happy to practice cultivation, and I will definitely walk all the way until I achieve consummation. If you really respect me, you should support me in this.”
Ms. Yu participates in the annual Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference in New York and listens to Master Li's Fa lectures every year. She said, “I join the events every year because every time I come back with new understandings.”
Whenever she recalls her first time meeting Master Li, she is filled with happiness.
“Master is so humble and compassionate to us,” she said.
Though she's never gotten a chance to speak to Master, she knows that her feeling is true. She said, “Once I get a chance, I want to express my great thanks to Master. Thank you, Master!”
(To be continued)