(Minghui.org) I am 49 years old. I started practicing Falun Gong , also known as Falun Dafa, in 2002.

I had wasted many years chasing after fame and gain until I had an eye bleeding problem. I finally woke up and became a practitioner after the doctor said that there was no medicine to cure the fundus hemorrhage with which I was diagnosed. I understood that this disease might result in blindness.

After practicing Dafa, my world view experienced a fundamental, unimaginable change. I understand goodness, evil, and karmic retribution. I have done everything in accordance with Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I am no longer contentious, and I no longer fight with other people.

Going Blind

One day in 1999, the vision in my right eye suddenly became blurred. I was diagnosed with fundus hemorrhage, also called recurrent retinal vein inflammation, which caused bleeding in my eyes. I was shocked at the news, especially as I was only 29.

I got several second opinions at various well known hospitals, and the results were the same. The only medical treatment was the use of a laser to stop the bleeding. However, this would damage the blood vessels, and eventually lead to blindness.

I was even more upset when my left eye developed the same symptoms in 2001. We did not give up hope, and continued to search for a cure everywhere.

One day, my whole right eye bled severely because the food I'd eaten had the effect of enhancing blood circulation. I decided to check myself into the hospital.

The doctor said that I could do laser treatment if the blood was removed within one month. Otherwise, surgery would be inevitable to avoid a detached retina, which might result in premature blindness.

The effort to have the blood removed failed. The thought of surgery made me feel terrible, so I hired the most famous fundus specialist in the nation through personal connections to perform the operation. Generally speaking, the operation was successful. My retina was saved and my vision was maintained. But I had to get post-surgery followups at the hospital frequently.

I checked out of the hospital on December 24, 2001, 44 days after the surgery. The doctor gave me a bottle of ointment to help me dilate my pupils. Once the pupils were dilated, I would be in tears and sneeze when I was exposed to sunlight.

My mother then came to take care of me because my wife was extremely busy between our small snack shop and newborn baby. She has been a Dafa practitioner since 1997.

She said to me, “Son, you know that modern medicine cannot cure your eye problem. Only Falun Dafa can fundamentally cure your eye disease.”

Fundus Bleeding Miraculously Disappeared After Starting Cultivation

Encouraged by my mother, I became a Dafa practitioner on January 4, 2002. After studying the Fa, I understood that the suffering I have endured was a result of karma accumulated from generation to generation. For the first time, I realized that the real purpose of life is to return to one's true self. Being a Dafa disciple is an indication of great fortune and is truly gratifying. I regret wasting time in the mundane world for so many years.

One morning within a week after taking up practice, I was reading Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong on the balcony. When the sun rose, I unknowingly looked at the sun and did not feel uncomfortable. I immediately realized the miracle of Dafa.

It is really not easy to truly cultivate in Dafa, because every practitioner has to face the test of diligence. One week after I began cultivation, the fundus bleeding came back again. I was worried and asked my mother what to do.

My mother said, “Just study the Fa and do the exercises as usual. Nothing will happen if you can let go of the attachment to fear and truly believe in Master and Dafa. You should know that Master is cleansing your body. However, you can go to the hospital for treatment if you are uneasy. This is a test of your faith.”

Taking my mother's advice, I continued to practice at home as usual. Miraculously, the fundus bleeding disappeared in three days. My eyes have fully recovered since then.