A Thank-You from a Senior in Daqing
(Minghui.org) My name is Menji and I am a 68-year-old man living in Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. In April 2015, my wife, my son and I went traveling to the south. Before I left on my trip my stomach didn't feel quite well, but it was only a minor thing so I ignored it.
We went to Shanghai, Shenzhen, then to Hongkong and Macao. On our way home, we stopped in Beijing and went to see the Great Wall. Half-way through our walk, I became short of breath and my whole body felt weak. I asked my family to continue walking while I headed back to find somewhere to catch my breath. Then we stayed overnight in Beijing and went home the next day.
I stayed home for two days and planned to go for a physical checkup when I went to the city the next day. But I lost consciousness in the middle of the night, became incontinent, and experienced diarrhea and vomiting.
The vomit was red like blood. At that moment, I really felt that I was seconds away from passing out. But my wife wasn't scared because she practiced Falun Dafa. She sincerely asked Teacher Li, founder of Falun Dafa, for help and also repeatedly said, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I quietly repeated these words after her.
After regaining consciousness I went to the hospital and stayed there for five days. I agreed to have a stomach scan despite the pain that people warned me I might experience. At the time, I just kept saying “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and I didn't feel any pain.
The scan result indicated that I had a gastric ulcer requiring surgery, which I was reluctant to do. My son kept begging me, so in the end, I said ok.
Before the operation, my wife asked me not to forget to repeat the “Falun Dafa is good” phrase, which I did. After the operation, I was monitored for eight hours. Then I woke up and didn't feel any pain. The next day, I was able to get up and walk around.
My wife took good care of me every day while she remained busy doing her Fa study and truth clarification. I was very grateful to her. Meanwhile, she asked me if I wanted to read any Dafa books. I thought to myself, maybe this was a good chance to find out what it really is and why it is so wondrous. I wanted to know why Jiang Zemin, former head of the communist regime who initiated the persecution of Falun Dafa, hated the practitioners and why he mobilized the whole country to persecute them. So I began reading Zhuan Falun and I read it consecutively five times.
My wife is a witness to the magical power of Falun Dafa. She has practiced it for 20 years now. She has never taken any medicine or had a shot. I saw that she was happy every day and had endless energy. She doesn't smoke, drink or play mahjong. She is like a lotus blooming in the mud and earns much respect from people around her.
My wife also takes very good care of my mother and treats her like her own mother. She never complains about washing my mother after she wets herself. Since my mother passed away, she helps to take care of the grandchildren. I seldom see her thinking of how to enjoy life herself.
Sometimes I see her Falun Dafa friends who also appear to always be happy. I feel the positive energy of compassion when I am with them. Now that I read Zhuan Falun, I feel I know and appreciate Teacher Li. His students are the world's most outstanding people and Falun Dafa is the most righteous Fa.
Jiang Zemin is the representative of those that do evil things. Looking back, I did many bad things in the early years of the persecution. I was a police chief in 1999 and in July of that year, I followed orders from above to illegally arrest Falun Dafa practitioners. At the time, I thought it was no big deal because I just followed orders from those above me. I didn't think hard about what I was doing and didn't bother distinguishing right from wrong.
After all these years, having heard and seen many things, and gone through some positive experiences myself, I finally understood that I had been deceived by the Chinese Communist Party and Jiang. I was merely a tool used by them, and I committed very bad deeds against Dafa. Even so, Teacher did not give up on me and still gave me chances. I now truly understand what Teacher meant by these words,
“…with one person practicing, the whole family benefits.”(Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)
Thank you wholeheartedly for everything, Teacher!