(Minghui.org) Continued from Part V.
The general health of the population has greatly improved with the advent of modern technology, medicine, and physical therapy. But, at the same time, we are still powerless when it comes to many new and complex diseases.
Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong), a mind and body practice, was introduced to the public in 1992 by Master Li Hongzhi. It teaches people to live by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and to consider others first in everything they do.
Falun Dafa has saved the lives of countless practitioners who had incurable illnesses, helping millions improve their physical and mental wellness. Even their family members have been blessed by supporting Dafa.
Our series continues to look at several centenarians who once suffered from chronic ailments and now live healthy lives thanks to their belief in the principles of Falun Dafa.
An elderly woman had a bad cold in 1997 at the age of 79. She coughed incessantly and spat bloody sputum. Her face and legs were swollen.
When her daughter bought her cough medicine, the woman said, “I don't need it. You (Falun Gong) practitioners always have your sicknesses cured. Your Master (the founder of Falun Gong) said that one person practicing benefits the whole family. He will protect me.”
“Mom, then you should practice it, too,” her daughter said.
“I'm illiterate. Can I still practice?” her mother asked.
Her daughter said, “Yes, you can. Listening to Master's Fa lectures is also a way to practice.”
After dinner, the woman listened to a tape of Master Li giving a lecture on Falun Dafa. At the end of the first lecture, she saw Law Wheels spinning. Her cold and cough disappeared the following morning.
“Falun Gong is really good. I will start practicing it,” she said.
And so she did. Practitioners now gather at her home to study the teachings of Falun Gong, and she is always up and ready to go early every day. She firmly believes in Master and Dafa. When she is ill or in danger, she always recites “Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and each time, she has become well again.
In the summer of 1998, she was at home alone when the phone rang. As she went to answer it, she tripped and fell, running a hairpin into her skull. She bled profusely.
She shouted, “Master, please save me!” She immediately felt herself being held up from behind by a big hand.
When her son-in-law came home from work, he was appalled to find her on the floor with blood all over. He wanted to take her to the hospital, but she refused, saying that Master would protect her and she would be alright. The wound healed in seven days.
That winter she had high fever for five days. The doctors couldn't find anything wrong but commented that even a young person would not have been able to survive such a high temperature for as many days as she did.
The elderly woman said that she saw many Law Wheels spinning in the room and Master wrapping her with a white cloth. She heard Master said, “Do not be afraid. No one can touch you.” The fever disappeared on the seventh day.
One summer when she was 88, she suddenly became paralyzed over half of her body and she couldn't speak clearly.
On the seventh day, the wrinkle lines on her forehead widened and her jaw dropped, signs of death in the Chinese culture. The children heard her saying, “Master, help me! Falun Dafa is good!”
Her family took her to the hospital the following morning. The doctor said that she only had two days to live at most. When she was taken home, she said, “Only what Master says counts. He will protect me. I will not die.”
A month and a half later, she could get up, and all her symptoms disappeared completely.
At the age of 91, she suddenly blacked out and banged her head on a cement windowsill. When her daughter found her, she could not talk but waved her hand to hint that she might not make it.
“Quick! Recite, 'Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.' Master and Dafa are here. You will be alright,” her daughter said.
About 20 minutes later, she opened her eyes and started to talk. But she still could not move. She said, “I will not go to the hospital. Master is watching over me. I will be fine.”
Again, she miraculously recovered two weeks later.
She fractured her right wrist at 92 and no hospital was willing to admit her because of her age. She did not take any pain medicine and, within two weeks, she could use chopsticks again.
In 2012 when she was 94, she suddenly felt weak and started sweating and gasping. She was extremely nervous and her face turned pale. She asked Master for help and recited the two Dafa phrases nonstop. She then returned to normal about four or five minutes later. The same thing happened three times in the same year.
The doctors were surprised that she survived. They said that Falun Gong was really amazing!
My grandma started practicing Falun Gong in 1998 when she was 81 years old. She was illiterate and, thus, only listened to the tape of Master's Fa lectures. Sometimes, my mom, my sister, and I studied the Fa and did the exercises with her.
In July 2007, my mother and sister went to see my father, who was recuperating in Shenyang after surgery. My grandparents were at home on their own. My grandma fell in the shower and passed out. She sustained a deep cut to her lower jaw. My grandpa was petrified and quickly called relatives to help.
In the hospital, the doctors wanted to stitch the wound, but she refused to let them. She also complained of pain in her chest and back but refused to get an X-ray to see if she'd fractured anything. The hospital released her.
She was still in pain when I got home from work, so I read Essentials for Further Advancement II to her and heard cracking sounds from her chest. By the time I finished reading, it was around midnight and my grandma looked much better. She said, “We are practitioners. I should be fine.”
Instantly, she looked as healthy as she did before the fall. After that, we heard the cracking sounds every day when we studied the Fa. We enlightened that Master was healing her.
Grandma recovered completely in about three weeks and could do the exercises again.
She fell again in November 2003. Just before that, my grandma seemed to sense that something bad was going to happen and asked my mother to lay out the clothes she wanted to be buried in.
The fall was serious. She dislocated her femur and broke several cervical vertebrae. The doctors couldn't do anything because of her age. She developed a fever two weeks later, and the pain in her leg got worse. The doctor said that she had bubbles in her lungs and needed to get shots and take medicine. But the medicine didn't work.
My grandma did not want to take any more medications, but my younger brother and sister, who did not believe in Dafa, insisted. I told them that our grandma was a practitioner and that practitioners do not get sick.
My older sister and I studied the Fa with her, and she started to throw up white mucus. I said, and Grandma believed, that Master was making her throw up the medications and purifying her body.
Just then, I had to leave to take care of my husband in the hospital and could not come home. My older sister had to head south to look after her child. Only my mother and younger sister would be at home. We were worried, because my mother also had to take care of my incapacitated oldest sister and bedridden grandfather. But my mother had strong righteous thoughts and said, “You just go and do not worry. I have Master and Dafa with me. We will be alright.”
After we left, my younger brother and sister asked the doctor to check on my grandma again near the end of the year. The doctor said that she wouldn't last through January.
After my brother told me the news, I spoke to my grandma on the phone. I said, “You should firmly believe in Master and Dafa. Recite 'Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' every day.”
“My belief is firm,” she said.
My grandma could only sleep on her right side after the fall. She sat up for a while and then lay down for a while because of the pain. After we returned home, we studied the Fa with her and had her listen to Master's lectures.
Slowly, under Master's protection, my grandma could take care of herself. This relieved some of the burden on my mother. My grandmas has been healthy ever since.
My younger brother's relatives witnessed her amazing recovery. My nephew said, “Dafa is incredible. My great grandma experienced a miracle. We admire Dafa. The whole family appreciates Master.”
His relatives also started practicing Fafun Dafa.
An elderly woman from Jinan City, Shandong Province, had been plagued by foot problems for more than 50 years before her granddaughter told her about Falun Dafa in 2003. She was 94.
She repeated, “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” every day. Her health problem disappeared within a week and she was healthy and full of energy.
She learned the second exercise, the Falun Standing Stance, from her granddaughter and could do it for the entire 30 minutes. One hot summer day, she carried a lot of coal briquette upstairs without a break and did not feel tired.
She respected Master and Dafa, and recited the nine blessed words every morning and evening. She told everyone in the neighborhood how Dafa is good and asked them to give it a try.
When people commented on her good health, she told them about the goodness of Dafa. She also handed out cards with “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” written on them.
A neighbor in her 80s who received such a card was not hurt when she fell and hit her head on the cement. A man in his 70s, who had serious hydronephrosis, could walk downstairs after reciting the nine words on the card she had given him.
Those who benefited from Dafa have told more people about their miraculous experiences.
My mother was 106 years old in 2010. She was literate, healthy, and alert. She was able to take care of herself and could still walk without a cane.
My mother was sent to a forced labor camp at the age of 62 for not respecting Mao Zedong during the Cultural Revolution. Her “crime” was that she had cut up a newspaper that had a picture of Mao Zedong to make padding for her shoes. She was 80 when she was released.
Her health was very good until she was 93, when she developed abdominal pain and was diagnosed with sandy gallstones. Because of her age, surgery to remove the stones was out of the question. The doctors just gave her pain medication.
At that time, I had been practicing Falun Gong for about a year and had benefited greatly, so I encouraged my mom to practice it too.
She said, “I don't have too many days left. Let me just read the Dafa book.”
She read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong, all the way through every week. Although she did not understand some of what it said and forgot some of what she previously read, she knew that Falun Gong teaches people to be good.
Suddenly, her abdominal pain disappeared. I told her that our compassionate Master had purified her body.
She fell several times later but was never hurt.
Many people were surprised at her good health and asked my mother her secret. She told them that she read Zhuan Falun repeatedly and had been blessed by Dafa even though she was not a practitioner.
I hope that her story can bring hope and inspiration to those who long for happiness and longevity.
Master taught us that if one person practices, the whole family benefits.
Chunyu's grandma became quite deaf at the age of 95. Chunyu got right next to her grandmother and said into her ear, “Grandma, please listen. Please remember 'Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.'”
Her mother did not think the older woman could hear Chunyu. But Chunyu firmly believed she could, because her grandma was smiling at her. She said, “Grandma, if you heard what I said, say them with me.” And her grandma did say the nine words.
Everyone was stunned. They could not believe it. They said, “Is it real that she could hear? How could she regain her hearing so quickly? Dafa is amazing!” They witnessed the healing power of Dafa.
Chunyu's grandma recited these nine words several times every day. Chunyu always asked her what she had recited every time she visited her. Her grandma would smile and say, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Chunyu's grandma was checked into the hospital for a high fever when she was 99. The doctor was surprised that her heart and blood pressure were as good as those of someone in her 20s.
Her grandma's hearing was still good and her thinking normal when she passed away peacefully at the age of 104. Chunyu's mother said the grandma told her in a dream that she was happy in Heaven.