(Minghui.org) This incident I want to share happened in 2013. I had just been released from prison. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had illegally sentenced me because I practice Falun Dafa. I went to work in Nigeria and thought of spreading the Fa there.

I studied the Fa and did the exercises in my spare time. And I made English fliers and passed them out.

Malaria is rampant in Nigeria. All the Chinese who go there know to bring a medication that treats it. The drug works very well.

In June, I had the symptoms of malaria. I felt faint, nauseous, and weak. I was in so much pain that I was writhing in the bed. My colleagues came and asked me to take the medication.

I said, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, and I don’t get illnesses. Please don’t worry. These symptoms aren’t real. It’s a tribulation on my path of cultivation. It will pass—I guarantee it.”

They told my boss about my not wanting to take the medication. Even he came to try to persuade me to take it. However, I told him that my Master told me a true practitioner wouldn’t get sick, that it was a test on my cultivation path. My boss couldn’t do anything about it and left.

I really suffered. However, no matter how much pain I was in, I didn’t have any doubts about Teacher or Dafa. I even begged Master to help me. I hoped the pain would lessen, but it didn't. Actually, the most difficult time is also the most crucial time. When I reached the breaking point, I told Master in my heart, “Master, it’s okay if I die, but I don’t want my death to prevent sentient beings from obtaining the Fa.”

I really let go of my attachment to life and fear of death. I gave my life to Master. I believed in Master. At around 7 p.m. the pain subsided. A half hour later, I was fine. The entire incident lasted less than 12 hours.

I called my boss and told him I was fine. He told me that he had already planned for someone to force me to take the medicine if I was not well by 8 p.m.

After this incident, I didn’t have any more sickness karma during my four years in Africa.

I enlightened that, whenever we are in a tribulation, the way we think is very critical. Am I worried about getting over the sickness? Am I worried that being sick will prevent sentient beings from obtaining the Fa? Am I worrying that it will reflect negatively on Dafa? Being selfless is critical for passing the tribulation.

I also enlightened that, whenever we experience severe sickness karma or other tribulations, they are due to our own stubborn notions or attachments. That means we need to study the Fa more, cultivate our inner selves, share honestly with our fellow practitioners, and find our attachments and dissolve them. The key is to elevate.