Unwavering Belief in Dafa Despite Tribulations
Faith in Master and the Fa Helps me Overcome Sickness Karma
I am a 58-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner who obtained the Fa in 1998. One evening in 2012, while practicing the Dafa exercises with another practitioner, my right breast suddenly became very painful. I touched the area and found a large lump. I showed my discovery to my fellow practitioner and she asked, “Are you afraid?” I replied, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner under Master Li’s protection. I have the Master and the Fa. I am not afraid of anything!”
Over the next few years, my right breast continued to be painful, swollen, and became purple in color. Also, my arm felt numb. I continued to send forth righteous thoughts and do the things required of a Falun Dafa practitioner, in addition to performing my routine daily chores.
One night in 2014 I had a dream. I saw two corn worms embedded in my right breast. When I tried to examine them more closely, they instantly became larger. Before waking up I recall saying, “Take a knife and cut out these two worms.” Afterwards, my right breast felt less painful. I knew that Master had removed those worms from my body in another dimension, resolving the false illusion of a lump in my breast.
On waking up on the morning of April 2015, I found blood flowing out of my right nipple. My clothes were soaked in blood. The right half of my body ached badly and my throat felt uncomfortable. So as not to alarm my family, I hurriedly changed out of my bloody pajamas, before proceeding to send forth righteous thoughts and study the Fa. In “Teaching the Fa in New York City,” Master’s detailed explanation regarding the issue of illness karma and taking of medication deeply resonated with my situation. This further increased my belief in the Fa.
Within five days, all symptoms of my physical discomfort had disappeared. My nipple continued to bleed for twenty more days. I knew that Master had cleansed my body. While crying, I thanked Master and promised to continue cultivating diligently.
Master Helped Me Overcome Family Tribulations
To illustrate the power of Master and Dafa, I told others about my experience. My daughter came to know of my situation and within days, my children and younger brother were begging me to visit the hospital. I told them, “Master has already cleansed my body. I refuse to see a doctor.” Unable to change my mind, my siblings and children hatched a plan to get me to a hospital.
My younger brother's wife first approached me and asked, “Your brother’s leg is swollen. Can you and your daughter accompany him to the hospital for a checkup?” Worried for my brother’s health, I instantly agreed. “Let us go to the hospital and confirm that this is nothing serious. Unlike me, you are not a Dafa practitioner under Master's protection.” At the examination room however, my brother and daughter forcibly pushed me onto a bed. The doctor examined me and said, “This is the most serious case I’ve seen so far. She needs urgent surgery or the consequences will be dire.”
The news shocked my two children into tears. My son took my diagnostic films to the provincial hospital for a second opinion. The doctor there immediately said, “There is no need for further examination. Quickly send the patient in for treatment.” I remained firm, as I knew that my trust in Master and the Fa would ensure I remained fine. I begged Master to help me overcome this tribulation, and worked on letting go of my attachments to family and possible death.
In 2007, my husband fractured his spine in a work accident, causing him to become bedridden. For many years, I managed the household affairs single-handedly while holding down a full time job. So when my son knelt down and said, “Mom, accept treatment at the hospital for our sakes.” I replied, “I am a Dafa practitioner, with responsibility to uphold the requirements of the Fa. My body is not the same as that of an ordinary person. I have had this condition for several years. In the meantime, I took care of your father and continued to work. I have even continued the regular upkeep of our farmland. If not for Dafa, could I have accomplished so much? Do I appear as ill as the doctor described?” My two children were left speechless. I firmly continued, “I will only follow the path arranged by Master. If you try to force me to go to the hospital again, I will leave home.” I then left my house and rode my tricycle to a fellow practitioner’s place.
Upon seeing that my children could not convince me to change my mind, my younger brother proposed to slip sleeping pills into my water. My daughter and son had some understanding of Dafa, having practiced with me in their childhood. My daughter told her uncle, “Since mother started practicing Falun Dafa, her health has been good. Our mother is the sole caregiver and breadwinner for our family. I refuse to trick my mother in this way. Mother’s words hold the truth. If not for Falun Dafa, how could she have overcome these major obstacles in life? We will abide by my mother’s decision.”
My daughter then went to the fellow practitioners’ home to look for me. The practitioner told my daughter, “Dafa has supernormal powers, but practitioners must also be sincere. Now, it depends on your mother’s faith in Master and the Fa.” My daughter asked me, “Mom, can you remain firm and unwavering?” I realized that Master was using my daughter to test me, and my immediate reply was, “Of course!”
My family tribulation was thus resolved with Master’s help. My family dropped the idea of persuading me to visit the hospital, and instead became firm believers in Master and the Fa.
In the Midst of Tribulation, Searching Within to Elevate in Levels
A year later, I found another lump in my right breast. I knew that this was interference from the old forces, and it was time for me to elevate in understanding.
“…the old forces have been exploiting the times of differing lengths, doing what they want to do in different dimensions. But Master is, conversely, using all of what they do to bring about Dafa disciples’ success;…” (“2012 International Fa Conference at the US Capital”)
Using the arrangement of the old forces, Master has been helping us to elevate in levels and eliminate karma. Having realized this, I started looking inward and uncovered resentment towards my husband over things that had happened in the past, and grievances towards those around me. How could I carry such attachments and still hope to reach enlightenment? These had to be removed. Whenever memories of past grievances resurfaced, I seized the opportunity and asked Master to eliminate them. Gradually, my heart became much calmer.
Denying the Persecution of the Old Forces, Rewarded with Miracles of Dafa
Last summer, the hot weather caused my right breast to swell and turn purple. I was unable to wear fitting clothes, as my right breast became much larger than my left breast, and I had to fend questions from concerned colleagues and neighbors. Around this time, I successfully obtained a new job as a hotel cook. My workplace instructed me to immediately undergo a medical examination.
I set off to the medical examination center, sending forth righteous thought the entire way. I nervously observed the doctor when the ultrasound started scanning my chest. Finally, the doctor stamped his report and handed it to me. I started crying tears of gratitude, offering thanks to Master, when I saw the words “No abnormalities” on the report. This incident gave me much encouragement. I then became even more determined to follow the cultivation road arranged by Master!
My right breast began to hurt and swell with increasing severity daily. The pain soon spread to the right side of my body and my back. During this time, I would recite over and over:
“To consummate yourself, reaping Buddhahood,Let joy be found in hardship.Physical pains count little as suffering,Indeed, cultivating mind is hardest.Each and every barrier must be broken through,And everywhere does evil lurk.Abundant troubles rain down together,All to see: Can you pull through?The world’s miseries endured,One departs the earth a Buddha.” (“Tempering the Will,” Hong Yin)
“A Great Enlightened One fears no hardshipHaving forged an adamantine willFree of attachment to living or dyingHe walks the path of Fa-rectification confident and poised”(“Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions,” Hong Yin Volume II)
“It’s hard to endure, but you can endure it. It’s hard to do, but you can do it.” (Zhuan Falun Fajie-The Law of Zhuan Falun)
I sent forth righteous thoughts whenever I woke up at night in pain and before heading off to work every morning at 5:30 a.m. In the afternoon, I would leave work at 1:30 p.m., head home to study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts, then go out to distribute truth-clarification booklets to people. I found the pain greatly reduced while engaged in truth-clarification work.
A week later, I found a boil on my right breast. Enduring the pain, I lanced the boil and tried to extract its contents. The pain was so bad, I gritted my teeth and sent forth righteous thoughts each time I attempted this. I repeated this extraction a few times daily, squeezing out large quantities of pus each time. Six days later, my right breast was almost healed back to a normal healthy state.
Master gave me the opportunity for a second life. I am sharing my experiences, hoping to inspire other practitioners facing illness tribulations to believe in Master and the Fa, to remain firm and to do what a Dafa practitioner should do. You will be able to overcome this tribulation and follow Master home.