How My Life of Despair Changed
(Minghui.org) I feel that Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, not only saved my life but also bestowed countless blessings upon me. This is my story.
I Lived in Despair Due to an Incurable Disease
I suffered from poor health my entire life, even as a young child. When I was in my 50s and 60s, I was diagnosed with cerebral infarction and high blood pressure. I often felt dizzy and didn't eat a lot. I weighed just over 35kg (about 77 pounds) and looked very sickly. I had to have a full colon cleanse several times a year, just to survive.
I was in constant pain and couldn't do any household chores. Thus, I started smoking cigarettes to numb my pain. It didn't take long before I was addicted to cigarettes, and as the years went by, my addiction only worsened. I tried to quit smoking when I was in my 30s, but I felt extremely uncomfortable. When I was in my 40s and 50s, I smoked three to four packs of cigarettes per day. The factory where I worked had a no smoking policy. Thus, I had to sneak into the washroom whenever I wanted to smoke. When upper management discovered what I was doing, they fired me.
Shortly after, I started gambling, burning incense in temples, and visiting dozens of fortunetellers. Each one told me the same thing, “Your future looks bleak.”
I then began treating people's illnesses, using a few techniques that I had learned. I found it strange that all of my patients recovered straight away, but I felt uncomfortable for a long time afterward. Later, I had to see a doctor because I was unable to walk. He told me, “Your condition is incurable.”
It was like Master Li said,
“That person is ill and has a lot of karma. If you heal a patient who has a serious illness, after the treatment you will feel very uncomfortable at home. In the past, many people felt this way after seeing a patient: The patient is recovering, but you are very ill at home. As time passes, more karma transfers to you; you give others de for karma. No loss, no gain.” (Zhuan Falun)
I felt hopeless and later developed a very bad temper. I often took out my pent up anger and anxiety on my husband and mistreated him.
The Wonder and Happiness of Practicing Falun Dafa
One young doctor I saw recommended that I start practicing Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong), saying, “There is nothing modern medicine can do for you.”
Not long after I took up the practice in 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution against Falun Dafa. Since I was illiterate, I completely stopped practicing.
However, in 2003, I decided to start practicing Falun Dafa again. With the help of local practitioners, I gradually learned how to read Zhuan Falun and Minghui Weekly, a Falun Gong-related newspaper.
Shortly after, Master Li (the founder) purified my body and all of my illnesses disappeared. Since then, I've never needed to visit a hospital, nor have I taken any medicine. My weight increased to 57kg (about 125 pounds), and now I'm able to do house chores without feeling tired. My hair used to be white and thin. Now, half of my hair has turned black and it is also thicker.
I was able to get rid of all of my bad habits, including smoking and gambling because of Dafa. I also have much better control over my temper. All of these changes are the result of practicing Falun Dafa. When I do the sitting meditation exercise, I often feel a powerful force pulling me upwards.
One day, while riding my tricycle, a car slammed into me really hard. My body flew several yards away from the car. When the driver rushed over to help me up, I noticed that the skin on my hands and feet were scraped and bleeding. In a panicked voice he asked me, “Are you okay?” I told him I was fine, and that he could go. When I got home, I carried on with my house chores as if nothing had happened. I also didn’t feel any bodily pain from the incident.
I Feel Very Energetic While Doing Dafa Projects
As a Falun Dafa practitioner, I need to do the three things required of us, so I often distribute Falun Dafa informational materials and encourage people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Seeing how the practice has dramatically improved my health, my children all believe that Falun Dafa is good and support my truth-clarification efforts.
During the Chinese New Year holidays, I always take Falun Dafa-related fliers with me when visiting my relatives in the countryside. Along the way, I get out of my son's car and hand the fliers out to passersby on the street. My son patiently waits until I'm finished and never complains.
My whole family has benefited from Dafa and has received many blessings. For example, my grandchild was just admitted to a well-known college, and my son’s career is going along smoothly. He recently paid off his home mortgage and all of his debts.
The only way I can thank Master for his merciful salvation is to diligently cultivate myself!