Gratitude for a Life Saved by Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am a 64-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner, who started cultivating in 1997. I divorced at 37 and became a single parent solely responsible for providing for my daughter. To compound my difficulties, I suffered from a variety of health problems, including hepatitis B, heart disease, gastritis, and kidney disease.
After a drug overdose scare, I decided to stop taking medication altogether. Living in constant pain and suffering, I frequently contemplated suicide. Only the thought of leaving my daughter behind to fend for herself stopped me. Worried and anxious, my mother advised me to try practicing qigong.
Obtaining the Fa and Regaining My Health
I took my mother’s advice and joined a qigong practice I saw in the park. I saw no improvement despite practicing for half a month. Having some knowledge of basic religious principles, I believed my illnesses were retribution for the many bad deeds I had committed in my previous lives. In any case, none of the qigong practitioners I saw seemed to have any moral standards, so I decided to stop practicing.
One day, while chatting with an older woman, I mentioned my disappointing encounter with qigong. She replied, “There is a good qigong. It’s called Falun Gong or Falun Dafa.” I was impressed, because it sounded like the honest practice I was looking for.
The following day, I visited a Falun Dafa practice site. A coordinator taught me the exercise movements and loaned me several Falun Dafa books. I started reading the minute I got home. As I read the second lecture of Zhuan Falun, which describes the opening of the celestial eye, I was amazed to feel a tightening and drilling sensation in my forehead, exactly as the book describes.
Because I was on medical leave and temporarily excused from work, I was able to do the exercises every morning at the practice site and attend group Fa study sessions in the afternoon. Master Li Hongzhi, the teacher of Falun Dafa, soon started to purify my body. Although I had a high fever and diarrhea for over a week, I remained unafraid as I knew that Master was eliminating my karma. I continued to practice the exercises and study the Fa. When my worried mother asked me to take some medication, I told her, “I am fine, this is not an illness but a sign that Master is purifying my body.”
During that time, I gave all our religious idols to a temple and burned my Buddhist conversion certificate. I was completely cured of all my health problems within two weeks! Impressed, my entire family praised Falun Dafa and gave their support for my continued practice.
On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party began to openly persecute Falun Dafa. I petitioned the authorities in Changchun and later visited Beijing to display banners in support of Falun Dafa. In response, government authorities fired me from my job, withheld my pension, and then picked me up and held me in a forced labor camp.
My family, however, continued to support me. According to them, Dafa had saved my life and, as a matter of integrity, I should not sign any letter renouncing Falun Dafa. Besides being grateful for my family’s moral and financial support, I was delighted to hear of their unwavering support for Falun Dafa.
Surviving Three Accidents Without a Scratch
One snowy night, I was cycling home from a Fa study session on a deserted road when a taxi suddenly appeared, barreling towards me. It was too late to swerve and the impact landed me right on the ground. As I attempted to stand up, the car suddenly surged forward and knocked me down again. A man got out of the vehicle and quickly asked me, “Are you okay?”
A passage from Zhuan Falun suddenly appeared in my mind: “We’d say that a good or bad outcome comes from one thought. The difference in one thought leads to different results.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun,)
I replied, “I’m fine. As a Falun Dafa practitioner, my master protects me.” I then asked him, “Why did you hit me again, just as I was trying to stand up?” The man then told me that he was not the driver. The driver was the other person in the car, who was learning how to drive.
He offered to call a taxi to take me home, but I turned him down, telling him that I could cycle home. Because some parts of my bicycle had come loose, the man helped me to fix it before I was able to continue. Miraculously, I suffered no injuries from this mishap. Master had saved my life!
On another occasion, a big truck knocked me off my bicycle. When I landed on the ground, stunned witnesses came over to help me while the truck driver was so shocked that he just sat in his vehicle. A passerby advised me, “You should demand compensation from him. He didn’t even have the decency to get out of his truck to help you.” Puzzled, I walked over to the truck and asked the driver, “Why didn't you come out to help me?” The driver told me, “My steering failed and my brakes were not good enough to stop my truck in time.” I saw how terrified and upset he was and reassured him, “Don't be afraid. I practice Falun Dafa. I am fine because my master protects me.” I then clarified to him the truth behind the persecution of Dafa and asked him to remember that Falun Dafa is good.
I was in a third car accident while on my way to work. My brakes suddenly failed while I was cycling downhill on an overhead bridge. The runaway bike quickly gained momentum as it rushed down the slope. Unable to regain control, I immediately begged Master for help. My bicycle reached the end of the slope and hit a passing van. Although I was knocked to the ground, I suffered no injuries. Master had protected me again!
Cured after Sincerely Reciting “Falun Dafa Is Good”
Last year, my younger sister was diagnosed with liver and kidney disease. She was treated in the hospital but did not improve. I gave her some Falun Dafa information leaflets and advised her to frequently recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” A few days later I paid her another visit, only to hear her say, “I’m cured. The miracles of Dafa are true.”
Eight years ago, my sister's daughter was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Despite chemotherapy and other treatments, she just got worse. At that time, she was only in her 20s. I advised her to sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” My niece took my advice to heart and was miraculously cured. Later she even gave birth to a baby boy. Our family is sincerely grateful for Falun Dafa and Master!