(Minghui.org) When I heard that a senior Falun Dafa practitioner, Ms. Lan was subjected to interference from severe sickness karma, and had been unable to take care of herself for over half a year, I decided to visit her.

When I arrived, both she and her son were at home. I had never met them before, so I introduced myself and told them the purpose of my visit. After her son learned I practiced Falun Dafa, he began to shout at me, saying, “I can call the police right now to get you arrested.”

I wasn’t moved, and began to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the old force elements interfering with him in other dimensions.

He complained about how he had been fined several times because his mother was taken by police officers for talking to people about Falun Dafa.

He only began to calm down after about half an hour. I then said to him, “After all these years, you know Falun Dafa practitioners are good people. Your mom talks to people about Dafa to try to save them, and have more good people in this world. It’s the CCP [Chinese Communist Party] that is behaving viciously and persecuting practitioners.”

I told him about the transformations I went through after practicing Dafa, and said, “We don’t know each other, but I came to visit your mom. When you were shouting at me, I didn’t get mad. If I didn't practice Falun Dafa, I wouldn't be like this.”

He completely calmed down, and apologized to me.

I told him that Dafa has spread all over the world, and said, “Only in China is it treated unfairly. Even though we have been subjected to the CCP’s persecution for so many years, we still hold onto our belief. Why? It's because we are benefiting from Dafa. We don't do things against our conscience. We don't violate the law, or harm society. All we do is benefit society.”

I added that I hoped he could support his mom to continue with her Fa study and exercises. If she could take care of herself it would lesson his burden.

In the end, I offered to visit once a week to study the Fa with his mom.

“Sure. Thank you!” He replied. Then he saw me off at the entrance of their apartment building.

Practitioners Don't Have Illnesses

When I returned to Ms. Lan’s home, I shared my understandings of the Fa with her.

Ms. Lan thought she had diabetes, so she adhered to a diabetic eating plan. I didn’t comment on whether she should do this or not. I simply said, “Practitioners don't have illnesses. Master cleaned up our bodies when we started cultivation.”

“Isn't what happened to your body an illusion?” I asked her.

Master said:

“The sickness karma that appears in your body manifests as a test. Of course it appears to be sickness karma, as it definitely won't have the appearance of a god getting ill.” (Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles)

We must change our notions and firmly believe that a practitioner does not have any illnesses.

Through sharing with Ms. Lan, her righteous thoughts began to come forth, and she finally agreed that she didn't have an illness.

My Learning Experience

I returned to her home for the third time after I had returned from a trip. When I entered her bedroom, I saw a thick layer of dust, as well as her dandruff and loose hair all over the floor.

The bed sheet had blood stains, with a thick layer of dead skin. She said it was from her feet, which had been scalded by boiling water. Her skin had peeled off, and her feet bled everyday.

I am always tidy and clean. This was my first encounter with this kind of mess. I thought, “Isn’t this a xinxing test for me? It's no accident for me to run into this situation.”

It must have targeted my attachment to cleanliness, and I felt that I should eliminate it. When thinking about this, I felt at ease again.

I did a quick clean-up, then sat down and we began to share. Her main consciousness was fairly weak. When I was facing her, she didn’t dare to look at me. When I asked her to do so, she did, but then turned her head to look away, as if attracted by the scenery outside.

Gaining Determination

I kept sending righteous thoughts to clean up the evil rotten demons in other dimensions, calling her main consciousness, and strengthening her righteous thoughts.

An hour later, her main consciousness became stronger, and we studied some of Master’s lectures on sickness karma. We also studied lectures on passing xinxing tests.

With more Fa-study, her righteous thoughts came forth.

“Cultivation is about looking inside yourself. Whether you are right or wrong, you should examine yourself. Cultivation is about getting rid of human attachments.”

“You must get to the point where you are able to take criticism, regardless of who it's from. If there is truth to it you correct yourself, and if not, you are mindful of it. If you can stay unruffled while being criticized or chided, you are improving.” (Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles)

After Fa study, Ms. Lan said, “I didn’t listen to Master, and I couldn’t take criticism. I only wanted praise. I didn’t know how to look inward. All in all, I didn’t know how to cultivate my xinxing. Only a few days ago, I ran into a conflict with my daughter-in-law.”

With determination in her voice, she said, “I will listen to Master and cultivate myself well, improve my xinxing and do the three things that Master asks us to do.”

Creating a Healthy Cultivation Environment

When I arrived at her house the fourth time, I started to clean the place thoroughly. I was very calm, without any feeling of disgust.

Our Fa-study environment improved after I had cleaned up. We sent righteous thoughts first, then studied the Fa. This time we studied how to cultivate one’s xinxing from Essentials for Further Advancement.

Through Fa-study her enlightenment quality elevated. She told me that the reason the old forces could take advantage of her was because she couldn’t maintain her xinxing.

When she ran into a conflict, she didn’t know to look inward to cultivate herself. Therefore, her relationship with her family was a bit tense, and she often ended up in arguments with her son.

From then on, she decided to cultivate herself and maintain her xinxing.

The fifth visit, I brought a nice box from home for her to put her Dafa books in. When I cleaned up her room last time, I saw her Dafa books sitting in a very messy drawer in her closet. Her underwear was in the same closet.

This was disrespectful to the Fa, so I reminded her that we should never let the old forces take advantage of our loopholes. She nodded in agreement.

On my previous visit, I downloaded some sharing articles from Minghui.org, about making breakthroughs in one’s sickness karma, and put them on an MP3 player for her to listen to.

The sharings helped to strengthen her righteous thoughts, and she began to do the exercises, although only by sitting down.

That day, she also showed me her left hand. Her five fingers were crooked, and she couldn’t fully extend them. I held her hand, and said, “This is not your hand. You are a practitioner. How could a practitioner have a hand like this?!”

I went on to say, “Please negate the old forces interference. This is all an illusion. These are not your hands. Please say, ‘My hand is a good hand, and can extend itself.’ Master will help you for sure.”

We then studied the entire book of Essentials for Further Advancement.

Cultivation “Getting Back On Track”

Due to the holidays, my sixth visit was half a month later. This time her home had taken on a new look. Her daughter-in-law had put new sheets on her bed, and she also cleaned the floor and desk.

This really cheered me up. I was truly grateful for Master’s benevolent protection, so that we could have a clean place for Fa-study.

After we sat down, we sent forth righteous thoughts, studied the Fa, and then shared with each other. From our conversation, I could tell that her cultivation was getting back on track.

She talked about how she had recently passed a few xinxing tests with her family, and said, “I used to have strong attachments towards my family. As a result, they had caused great interference in my cultivation. I must make a breakthrough in this regard, and will let go of sentimentality towards my family.”

When I knocked on her door for the seventh visit, her son told me that she had gone to her daughter’s place. I went there but couldn’t find her, so I had to go back to her son’s home to ask him again.

He called his sister and asked her to go to the front of the building to meet me. Then I went back to her daughter’s apartment building to wait for her.

It was very cold and windy, and snow was falling. I was a bit agitated from having to go back and forth, but I knew Master had arranged this test for me to get rid of my fear of the cold, and being easily agitated.

I wanted to get rid of these attachments so I wouldn't be trapped by the old forces’ interference. I sent righteous thoughts to break through the interference, and I thought that I must meet her.

Right at that moment, her daughter came downstairs to get me. Ms. Lan had totally forgotten about our weekly meeting.

Making Great Strides in Cultivation

We studied the Fa at her daughter’s place that day. After a couple of hours of Fa-study, we began to share.

She told me she was doing a better job in maintaining her xinxing. She talked about how, two days ago, when her son was pointing at her face while venting his anger, she could endure it.

Though she had to bite her lip really hard, she didn’t lose her temper. Moreover, she began to look inward and saw many issues that were present in herself.

When she was able to locate her shortcomings, her son began to calm down as well.

She also said that she could manage to stand up while doing some of the exercises. She took out her left hand, which was crooked and numb before, and now she could fully extend her fingers.

I was very excited and happy after seeing this. I even walked with her down four flights of stairs to the ground floor. Seeing the changes in her, I felt truly grateful to benevolent Master.

The eighth visit was also the last time I went to Ms. Lan's home. Through spending a bit of time sharing with her, she was able to locate some problems she had before, and the true reason why she was taken advantage of by the old forces.

She thought that she had cultivated well in the past, especially when it came to saving sentient beings.

For instance, she had clarified the truth to people in her residential area. She had gone house by house, and helped a lot of them quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

When she couldn’t walk properly due to her leg problem, she still pushed a cart to the market to hand out truth-clarification materials. In the situation where she had been repeatedly arrested by the police, she still clarified the facts to the officers and helped many of them quit the CCP.

She mistakenly took “doing things” to be the same as cultivation. She couldn’t study the Fa with a calm mind and couldn't use the Fa to guide her.

Those were the reasons why she was taken advantage of by the old forces, and had been hospitalized for more than a month.

After Ms. Lan was discharged from the hospital, she couldn’t take care of herself for over half a year. She had trouble reading the Dafa books, and couldn't do the exercises in the correct positions for nearly a year.

As we shared and studied the Fa together over the past few months, both her xinxing and her physical condition improved dramatically.

She had a vacant look in her eyes when we first met. Now there is a sparkle there.She can fully extend her five fingers on her left hand, and she can use both hands to grip the handrail when going up and down stairs.

Ms. Lan can also manage to send righteous thoughts at the four set times, and haslearned to look inward.

She always used to fight with people, and thought she was better than them. Now when she compares herself to others, she realized it is the other way around. She can now maintain her xinxing at all times, and looks inward when encountering conflicts.

She also realized she shouldn't rely on others, and asked me not to bother coming back if I was busy.

She said she would follow Master’s requirements to cultivate herself, and do the three things well. She wanted to thank Master for his benevolent compassion, as well as the selfless support she has received from fellow practitioners.

The Experience Has Benefited Me

I have visited her home eight times over the past few months, to share and study the Fa with her. During this process, both of us have eliminated many attachments.

I eliminated my attachment to anxiety, cleanliness, taking things for granted, being inclined to look at others’ shortcomings, talking about others behind their back, the intent of going to extremes, attachment to saving face, show-off mentality, and lack of cultivating speech.

I truly appreciate Master for providing me this opportunity to eliminate my attachments. I am also thankful for Ms. Lan's straightforward demeanor, which has helped me learn to treat people or things with kindness, and to align with Dafa's principles.

From that point on, I steadied myself to work more diligently on cultivating well, and doing well the three things in order to fulfill my prehistoric vow.