(Minghui.org) I am a seventy year old Falun Dafa practitioner who started practicing in February 1996. I was in poor health before I started practicing, and suffered from many medical conditions, including a compressed spinal disc, spinal and cervical stenosis, skin disease, gastritis, chronic constipation, frequent urinary tract infection, and insomnia. After practicing Falun Dafa, these diseases vanished and my body was restored to health.

Recovery from Herniated Lumbar Disc

I used to suffer from lumbar disc herniation, and as a result I could not bend at the waist, lift heavy weights, or climb stairs with ease. My legs were in constant pain, even while sitting or lying down. To add to my misery, I had a tailbone fracture which healed badly, causing the bone to protrude in the wrong direction. To accommodate the injury, I could only sleep on my front and sit sideways.

When I started learning the “Strengthening Supernatural Powers” exercise movements, I was so determined to achieve the prescribed position that I moved my legs to the double lotus position with no hesitation. My feet and calves felt uncomfortably numb and bloated after a while, a discomfort very unlike my usual leg pain. The longer I sat, the greater the discomfort.

To encourage myself, I silently recited Master’s words, “When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Zhuan Falun)

I managed to hold the double lotus position for forty minutes, an achievement which left me in awe. Moreover, my waist and legs felt incredibly relaxed afterwards.

I diligently practiced this set of exercises from that point on. My back and legs were soon healed, and all the symptoms of my herniated lumbar disc vanished. My badly healed tailbone was miraculously reset, and I could sit and lie down normally again.

After practicing for more than a month, I ran into problems. My legs trembled whenever I took them down from the double lotus position. Concerned, I sought advice from a coordinator, who advised me to view this as a good thing, as Master was probably adjusting my body. The coordinator asked me to practice the exercise set “Penetrating the Cosmic Extremes” more frequently. Although I followed her advice, I experienced little improvement in my condition.

I started searching within myself. Starting from my first attempt, I had set forty minutes as the standard duration for my meditation practice. However the entire practice actually required one hour to complete. Targeting this aspect for improvement, I decided to try practicing in the double lotus sitting position for an hour that night. At the 40 minute mark, my mind started churning uneasily. I did my best to ignore this while silently reciting, “When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Zhuan Falun)

I finally managed to endure past the one hour mark!After completing the exercise, my legs felt extremely comfortable and my remaining symptoms disappeared without a trace.

A Second Chance

One night in 2010, I experienced a sudden discomfort in my chest and shortness of breath. In the next instant, my heart stopped beating and my lungs stopped breathing, while an unbearable weight crushed my chest. This agonizing discomfort then began spreading rapidly to the rest of my body until I was unable to move. It was as if my entire body was crushed under a massive weight.

My mind, however, remained clear. I knew this was an attempt by the evil forces to snatch away my life. I countered by silently reciting, “I am a Dafa practitioner under the protection of Master. I refuse to accept any arrangement made by the old forces! I will eliminate all the black hands, rotten ghosts, and communist evil spirits which are harming my body. The Fa rectifies the Cosmos; the Evil is completely eliminated!”

I then suddenly heard a voice, “Have your main spirit leave your body and you will be free from this suffering.” Because I knew I had yet to complete my mission in this Fa-rectification period, I firmly replied, “I will follow my Master. I refuse to leave my body.” I began asking Master for help. Suddenly, a gap opened up in the crushing force, and the pain lessened. I continued sending forth righteous thoughts, expanding the size of the gap until the weight vanished and I regained control of my body. Upon coming to my senses, I found that my clothes were entirely soaked in sweat, but my body felt extremely light.

The following night, I decided to continue watching a TV drama episode. However, after twenty minutes, a heavy weight began to settle on my chest, though it was much lighter than before. I switched off the television and spent the next thirty minutes sending forth righteous thoughts. On the third night, less than five minutes after switching on the television, the symptoms returned. I finally recognized that my actions were contributing to this interference, so I immediately switched off the television and berated myself for this lapse. My obsession with the TV drama series was the cause of this interference! I immediately removed the set-top box and pulled out the cable from my television. The following day, I canceled my cable TV network subscription.

From these incidents, I learned the importance of believing in Master and the Fa and denying the illusions and arrangements of the old forces, while walking the cultivation path arranged by Master.