[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Eliminating Karma and Obtaining Healthy Skin
(Minghui.org) My husband and I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1998, when I was 28 years old. My daughter also believes in Dafa, and became a practitioner. Our experience has proven that practitioners look younger than their age.
“After a period of cultivation practice, our Falun Dafa practitioners look quite different in appearance. Their skin becomes delicate and reddish-white. For the elderly, wrinkles become fewer or even extremely few, which is a common phenomenon.” (Zhuan Falun).
Dafa's power is experienced by practitioners and those that believe that Dafa is good. A practitioner who had a stage III burn injury, covering all her body, face and hands, because of a gas explosion accident, recovered due to her practicing Falun Dafa, and she has no scars.
Treating an Accident as a Practitioner or a Non-practitioner
Before I began practicing Falun Dafa, I was very concerned about my appearance. If I saw a freckle on my face, I would try everything I could to get rid of it.
Soon after I began to practice Falun Dafa, I was cooking rice porridge in a pressure cooker. Suddenly, there was an explosion. The relief valve of the cooker shot up towards my brow and hit my glasses, which shattered and pierced my face.
I was not scared, and calmly turned off the gas. I wondered whether I should go to a hospital, as I didn't know whether I could truly be considered a practitioner yet. At that time, I could only sit in the half lotus position for less than five minutes, and I had to put my arms down within five minutes when I did the Falun Standing Stance. Regarding my being a good person according to Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I definitely wasn't there yet. I thought that I might not have reached the standard of a practitioner.
My husband took me to the hospital. A doctor took out the glass pieces from the wound and cleaned the cut, which was 6 cm long and 2 cm wide. With the smallest of needles, he closed the wound with 28 stitches, as my husband cried while watching this. I was given an intravenous IV drip.
When we returned home and I saw the severity of my injury, I started to panic. My parents and neighbors came over to help me. I had blisters on my hands, but the backs of my hands were injured the most. I had to apply ointment to the injuries.
Being a Genuine Practitioner
I was never diligent about doing the exercises, but I went to the rooftop platform and did the exercises. While doing the second exercise, I closed my eyes and felt it was dark. After a while, I saw a little round circle turning around. Wherever it went, the dark substance turned to gray, and then turned to light. I wondered if it was Master cleansing my injury. I looked at it again and saw that each of my fingers had a golden Buddha sitting on the tip of it. I knew that my eyes were closed, so I realized that my celestial eye must have been opened.
I was treated with an IV and ointment for 14 days, but the injury still showed an infection. I was wondering whether I still needed to receive the IV treatment.
“If you want to practice cultivation in the future, the physical discomfort you experience is very likely your karma being pushed out from your previous lives. I have found that some people had been born tens, or a hundred of times over. There were many illnesses in each lifetime, which will all need to be pushed out. Anyway, they will all have to be removed. More of them will be taken away from another dimension, and a portion must be removed for you. But, they cannot all be removed from another dimension because you have to be made to suffer a little. If one does not suffer, it means that a person does not pay for the bad things he has done. One day when you succeed in your cultivation and are put in the Buddha's position, you would feel rather uneasy to be there. Others would also wonder, "How does he move up here?" Is it right? Thus, you must endure a portion of the pain. Then, while enduring it, you will improve your enlightenment quality. Will you treat it as an illness? Or will you consider it eliminating karma for a practitioner?” (“Lecture in Sidney”)
I finally understood that whether Master treats me as a disciple depends on me and whether I treat myself as a cultivator. It all depends on my heart. I should truly regard myself as a genuine practitioner, and I should be a good person based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I should take my first step, believe in Master and be a true cultivator
When thinking about the accident, I realized that I was presented with tests every day. For example, I didn't have insurance, but my husband did. The manager of the insurance company suggested that I change the name on the medical bills to my husband's name so we could get reimbursed. I refused to do that and said, “It happened because of my own karma. I have to suffer and spend money to pay off karma.”
I looked at my hands that were covered with ointment, realizing that the accident was over 10 days ago, and there was no sign that a scar would develop, nor was there anything oozing from the wound. I thought, “Master has been cleansing my body, so why did I receive an IV treatment and apply ointment, which simply pushed the karma back in?” Thus, I cleaned off the ointment and threw away all the medicine. When I got up the next morning, the wounds had healed.
Prior to practicing Dafa, I had stomach problems and I couldn't eat many foods, including meat, sweet rice, and noodles, so I was very thin. Since practicing Dafa, I can eat whatever I want.
When I was a little girl, I had skin diseases and took medicine for them, which damaged my liver. After I began practicing Falun Dafa, the skin ailments disappeared, and I have smooth, glowing skin.
Master Cleansed My Daughter's Body
When my daughter was one month old, she developed eczema. When she was in high school, an area of eczema developed on her wrist. She tried various treatments, but nothing helped.
After she started working, she spent half of her income to treat the eczema, and the rest to buy cosmetic products to cover the eczema. Because she spent all her money on this, we supported her financially. She suffered a lot from the eczema because she couldn't be exposed to the sun, wind, rain, or dust, and she had strict diet restrictions. She became very weak because of the diet.
Her uncle recommended a doctor from another province in 2014, whose treatments were very effective. We went to see the doctor and got a prescription. The medicine was very effective, and the eczema was under control. We returned home very happily, as we thought it was finally cured.
However, one month later the eczema moved to almost everywhere on her body, and it couldn't be controlled. A doctor from a well known hospital suggested hormone treatments. She came home and we tried to persuaded her to practice Falun Dafa. She still opted for more treatments at different hospitals, but nothing improved her condition.
By then my daughter was completely disillusioned by modern medicine. She took note of the practitioners who visited us. All of them looked healthy, and they were completely different from most other people. She admired us and started to practice Falun Dafa. She studied the Fa, did the exercises, and listened to the Falun Dafa music.
Master cleansed her body. When she washed her hair, she didn't use anything special, and the water with which she washed her hair did not look different. However, a strong smell came from the water after she rinsed her hair. People passing by thought we had cooked Chinese herbs.
Soon after, Master cleansed the western medicine from my daughter's body. Her room had the odor of various western medicines and smelled bad. Blisters developed where she had been injected with the hormone. Liquid emitted from her armpits and knees. In the morning her skin was smooth; at night it was itchy and all the blisters that surfaced were open. But they were gone the next day.
My daughter experienced great changes. She became energetic, could eat again, could sleep well and no longer needed protective clothing when she went outdoors. The most important change was that the eczema was gone forever.
(Submission to “Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day” 2018 on the Minghui website)