Recovering from Late-stage Lung Cancer Within Three Months of Diligently Practicing Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer in May 2017 and recovered without medical attention within just three months of resuming my practice of Falun Dafa, a mind-body practice based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
About five or six people in my village were also diagnosed with terminal illnesses around the same time as I was, while I had the most severe symptoms. Sadly, all of the others died of their illnesses. My miraculous recovery shocked people in my village as well as neighboring villages. I took the opportunity to tell everyone that Falun Dafa is good and that it's nothing like what has been depicted by the state-run media propaganda.
Falun Dafa Lifted Me Out of Misery
I came from a poor family in Liaoning Province. My mother remarried when I was seven and my father died. I dropped out of school at age eleven and began to do farm work.
I began to practice Falun Dafa in 1998. I felt much healthier and went from being an illiterate to being able to read all of Falun Dafa’s books in a short period of time.
My husband used to be ill and was unable to work on the farm. He needed a crutch to help him walk when he was in his 40s. After I started practicing Falun Dafa, his health improved significantly and became able to do farm work. Mater says,
“Haven’t I said that with one person practicing, the whole family benefits?” (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia)
The Chinese communist party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Dafa in 1999, but I wasn’t scared. I often went out with other practitioners to tell people why the persecution was wrong. We gave out fliers and hung banners. Having almost no schooling, I learned from other practitioners without much trouble how to use computers and accessories. I produced Falun Dafa literature at home for other practitioners to distribute.
As time went by, I gradually slacked off in my cultivation of Falun Dafa and began to pursue material interests. Between 2016 and 2017, I worked until 9 p.m. almost every day and had not read Falun Dafa books or done the exercised for over a year.
In April 2017, I became sick and couldn’t eat or go to work. My daughter took care of me but I got weaker and could barely walk. In May I was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. My daughter kept the diagnosis a secret from me.
When other practitioners visited me at the hospital, they told me my condition and said only Master could save me. I was shocked to learn of my diagnosis and realized why my daughter was always crying. I couldn’t understand how I had a terminal illness, as I was a practitioner.
Identifying My Problems
“Some of our practitioners are struggling with passing the tests of sickness karma. Don’t think that it’s necessarily something major [that causes that]. You might think that you haven’t done anything majorly wrong, and that you are very firm in your faith in the Fa. However, you shouldn’t treat the little issues you have like they are nothing. The evil will seize upon any gaps. Many practitioners have even passed away on account of little things; it really was due to something very minor. That’s because cultivation is something serious, and requires having no gaps. If for a long time you haven’t dealt with those things through cultivation, small as they may be, if you haven’t taken them seriously for a prolonged period of time, then it is a big issue. Many people have passed away on account of such things.” (Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Fa Conference)
It struck me that I had been working so hard to make money, but hadn’t been studying the Fa and cultivating for over a year. I also stopped clarifying the truth and lived a life like an ordinary person.
I decided to go home and truly cultivate. My local practitioners took turns visiting and studying the Fa with me. They traveled about 40 miles each way every day. After they studied the Fa and sent righteous thoughts at noon time, they went back home without staying for lunch or even a glass of water.
Through Fa study, I found my attachments to money, fighting, lust, desire, and gossiping. I didn't have a strong faith in the Fa. I didn’t prioritize Dafa and stopped being diligent in my cultivation. The old forces seized the opportunity to try to claim my life.
Determined to Overcome Tribulations
I told myself that I wasn’t sick and that I wanted to continue being a practitioner and follow Master home. When I coughed so hard and couldn’t keep the food down, I knew that it was the old forces wanting me dead. I wouldn’t acknowledge it and would try very hard to eat.
“When you are overcoming a real hardship or tribulation, you try it. When it is difficult to endure, try to endure it. When it looks impossible and is said to be impossible, give it a try and see if it is possible. If you can actually do it, you will indeed find: "After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead!" ( Zhuan Falun Lecture Nine)
I sent righteous thoughts to dissolve the old forces, the factor that prevented me from keeping the food down, and the evil elements that interfered with me. I stopped thinking of myself as being ill and rectified my every thought, word, and action according to the Fa.
Slowly I was able to eat. I insisted on getting up to do the exercises. When I studied the Fa, I tried to sit up no matter how terrible I felt. I studied with fellow practitioners in the morning and in the afternoon memorize Lunyu and watched Master’s lecture video. I wanted to assimilate to the Fa every moment.
Full Recovery in 3 Months
Three months went by and I completely recovered. I was able to go out to share my story and to help people quit the CCP and its subordinate organizations. It was truly the manifestation of:
“Disciples’ righteous thoughts are strongMaster has the power to turn the tide” (“Master-Disciple Grace” in Hong Yin II )
My family and relatives were in awe of the miracles of Falun Dafa that happened to me. Those who had terminal illnesses like I did a few months back were all gone. My family became supportive of the things I did for Falun Dafa. My daughter called me every now and then to remind me to cultivate diligently. I believe Master was encouraging me through her.
I tried to catch up what I had missed and bought all Dafa books. I have read over 20 of them now.
The story of my coming back from death was widely spread and stirred up conversations in nearby villages. I began going out to tell more people my story in person. After I helped most of the people in my village to quit the CCP, I rode my scooter to nearby markets to help more people sever ties with the CCP.