[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Falun Dafa Gave Me a New Life
(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa in May 2005, after a series of miracles started me on this new life. I know that behind the miracles was the ultimate compassion of Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa. No words can express my endless gratitude to Master.
A Turning Point
I started my career in design in 1983 and after years of hard and honest work I had my own company and a happy family. However, in 1997 things began to go downhill.
That year I bought property to build my offices and a new home. A few days after we moved into the new apartment, I fell out of bed and couldn’t get up. It took me a while to finally get up. This happened a few days in a row. I saw a doctor, but he couldn’t help with my problem. I realize now that I had been affected by the formaldehyde in the environment when I spent a lot of time in the new buildings as they were being painted. I also developed heart, leg and back problems.
I began to turn to religious practices. I traveled to Southeast Asia and had a monk do some kind of ritual on me. After that, my head hurt terribly. Nothing could help me. Eventually, a Taoist practitioner helped drive the evil spirit and the pain away.
A friend of mine visited me after I moved into my new office and introduced me to Falun Dafa. He gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun and I couldn’t wait to read it as soon I got it. Even though I knew that the book was right, I still couldn’t help doubt it. I even made disrespectful comments.
Not long afterwards, our daughter was born and I moved overseas and completely forgot about Falun Dafa.
I injured my back when I was working on my garden overseas. After I returned to China, my neck and chest began to hurt and my health really started to deteriorate. While I sought medical treatment, I continued to do whatever it took to pursue money and reputation, which took a toll on my health even more.
A few years went by, during which time I was taken to the emergency room several times for heart attacks. I also had severe headaches, back pain that prevented me from straightening my back, and I had bone spurs on my knees. I was later diagnosed with brain atrophy.
A lot of times the pain was so severe that it prevented me from falling asleep at night. Sometimes I got so cold that I had spasm and needed a heater to normalize my body temperature.
I would read Zhuan Falun when I was in pain and it made me feel a lot better. The energy inside me was circulating quickly and Master was cleansing my body. However I still continued to seek a cure through medical treatment.
I would also do some of the Falun Dafa exercises when I was in pain. Although I knew that Dafa was good, I couldn’t let go of my attachment to Buddhism and Taoism and I was still taking medicine. I realize now that I was wasting my time.
One day as I was getting my massage therapy, my therapist suspected that I had bone tuberculosis. I had it checked at a hospital and I did! For months I took shots to treat the illness until the doctor eventually declared that it was hopeless and I needed to think about my funeral.
I became obsessed with all kinds of treatments and would do anything to get better. During this time I saw the limitations of modern medicine and how immoral and unethical some doctors were.
A New Life
One night in May 2005 I felt awful and was rushed to a hospital. The X-rays showed that my spine was so infected that there were holes everywhere. I was transferred to a larger hospital the next day but there was nothing to be done. The treatments weakened me even more. At the time I couldn’t eat on my own nor could I fall asleep. When I lay down I would get so dizzy that I started vomiting.
My wife couldn’t stop crying thinking that she’d have to raise the children on her own. One morning I sat in a wheelchair at the hospital, looking out the window. For an instant I felt that there wasn’t anything in the world that was worth keeping me here. I decided to give up treatments and let death come.
I felt at ease that night and decided to take a shower before I died. After that I felt relaxed and without thinking much I did some movements from the Falun Dafa exercises. Immediately I felt much better. I did a few more movements, and later on I did some more. I felt so good that I decided I wanted to live after all. I packed my things and my medications and sat on my bed waiting for dawn.
I couldn’t wait to call my wife to tell her that I wanted to go home. As my wife came to pick me up, I threw away the bag full of medications and got into the car. As soon as I did, I felt hungry. I had her take me to breakfast and, after not having eaten for a dozen days, I had a big bowl of porridge and went home happily. That day was May 18, 2005, the day I was given a new life.
From that day on I did the Falun Dafa exercises whenever I could. Every morning I had diarrhea and at night I sweated so much that I needed a dozen changes of clothes. My sweat smelled terrible. Three days later I stopped being dizzy when I lay down. A week later I went back to work. In two weeks time I was able to work outdoors and oversee the construction projects.
One day I saw a nearly 200-lb. rock by the door and wanted to move it away but couldn’t find anyone to help me. I squatted down, held it with both arms and shoved it aside. I suddenly remembered that just two weeks before I was on a stretcher and about to die. I couldn’t thank Falun Dafa enough and was absolutely amazed by Dafa's power.
I became a steadfast practitioner. I learned all the exercises and through practicing I became totally healthy. I was so full of joy.
My wife’s third eye was open when she was 17 and it later closed up. After I became a Dafa practitioner, she could see with her third eye again. The process of her third eye opening was exactly as described in Zhuan Falun. When I was feeling dizzy during the exercises, she saw many divine beings at the Arhat level on my head, one on top of one another. When I read Zhuan Falun, she saw a Buddha in every character. As I read the book in bed next to her, she said that the light emanating from the book was so bright that she couldn’t fall asleep. When I talked to my friends about Falun Dafa, she saw many other beings listening to me as well.
One day, I met a friend who was also a Falun Dafa practitioner. During our meeting I realized that when I did the exercises, my movements were too fast and incorrect. Even so, doing the exercises was able to cure my terminal illness in two weeks!
The next day I turned on the exercise music and, before I began to exercise, my wife seemed astonished. She said that a group of celestial maidens emerged from the music, scattering flowers and a group of heavenly soldiers surrounded me, protecting me.
My 7-year-old daughter’s third eye opened shortly after I began to exercise. She could see Bodhisattvas and Buddhas. When I exercised, she would play with the flying Falun.
It’s been 12 years since I became a true practitioner. Now I play amateur basketball, do performing arts and give speeches. People who knew me before saw how I quickly regained my health through Falun Dafa and many of them gradually took up the practice.
My experience and the miracles that my wife and daughter saw encouraged me to be a steadfast practitioner. As World Falun Dafa Day approaches, I thank Master for his salvation and immense Buddha grace.
(Submission to “Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day” 2018 on the Minghui website)