Truly Blessed to Be a Falun Dafa Practitioner
(Minghui.org) Before becoming a Falun Dafa practitioner, I was afflicted with a myriad of health problems, including chronic headaches (with the pain spreading to my eyes), heart problems, gallstones, rheumatoid arthritis and severe pharyngitis. I had taken a great many types of medication and natural remedies but to no avail.
My older sister in Shandong suggested that I stay with her, because the air quality is better there. I stayed there for two years, but my pharyngitis actually worsened. Doctors even told me that the outlook of my condition was not great. I went home to Dongning in despair.
It was almost the end of 2014 when I suddenly remembered how my second eldest sister had been sickly since she was young. She had acquired even more ailments later in her life, such as stomach problems, heart problems and arthritis. She would wear padded cotton pants and shoes in the sweltering heat of summer. Large patches of her legs were pockmarked with festering wounds caused by the constant application of medicated plasters and poultices – to relieve the arthritic pain in her legs. I could not bear to look at her legs in that state. Amazingly, she had been cured of all her ailments after she started practicing Falun Dafa. Despite that, I was still poisoned by the hateful propaganda spread by Jiang Zemin (the former communist party leader) and his faction about Falun Dafa. I had physically abused her and burned her Dafa books. A lot of my ailments occurred not long after I did these terrible things, so I know they were divine retribution for my sins.
Ready to Begin Cultivating
“I want to practice Falun Dafa!” I told my second eldest sister as soon as she opened the door. She was completely taken by surprise, but then told me in a serious tone: “You must first write a solemn declaration to repent for the offenses you committed against Dafa.” After she told me about the importance of the declaration, I wrote the following: “I declare that all my past words and deeds against Dafa to be null and void. I sincerely believe in the goodness of Dafa and commit myself entirely to practicing Dafa.”
She handed Zhuan Falun to me with both of her hands and said in an earnest tone, “Conduct yourself in accordance with Master Li's (the founder) principles of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance and become the most morally upright person.”
“Rest assured, I will definitely do my best,” I said in tears, feeling remorseful for how I had treated her in the past.
I started reading the book as soon as I got home. A week later, my eyes did not hurt anymore. After another week, all my ailments were gone. I had not even finished reading the whole book yet. I had only read up to Lecture 7 and had two more lectures to go. All my health problems disappeared just like that! I am so grateful to Master Li!
A Terrible Fire
Around 8:00 am on December 3, 2016, I was heating up five pounds of soya bean oil in a frying pan when I became distracted by other chores. Smoke filled the house and the frying pan was engulfed in flames. I quickly turned off the gas and put a lid on the pan, but flames were still spilling out. Since the kitchen was full of stuff, I grabbed the pan and rushed toward the bathroom. As I reached the bathroom door, the flames erupted and brushed over my face and hands. Terrified, I threw the whole pan into the bathroom and in an instant, the bathroom was on fire. The fire caught the plastic sheet covering the washing machine and then the mat and the plastic containers in the corridor. My pants also caught fire, burning my feet and my ankles.
I panicked and did not know what to do. My husband, who I had just recently married, owned the house. I thought to myself, “That's it, I'm finished now and so is this house. My carelessness has brought this disaster to my husband. I would sacrifice myself if it means this house is saved.” Master must have heard this last thought of mine because a strong invisible force pushed me away from the blaze. I was pretty amazed at the time at how I was standing in a different spot while not having moved myself. I instinctively put my palms together and pleaded to Master: “Please Master! Please Master!” In a few seconds, the raging fire and the flames on my clothes both went out abruptly. I could hardly believe my own eyes as I looked around me – all the flames were gone. I was ecstatic!
After putting my palms together and thanking Master, I wiped the oil off the floor with a cleaning cloth. The spilled oil felt cool to the touch. I thought it was odd that the oil should be so cool immediately after it stopped burning. It was Master again protecting me from burning my hands! I threw down my cleaning cloth, rushed over and knelt down before Master's portrait and I burst into tears.
There was no doubt that I had been quite seriously burned – my face, neck, and hands were all burned and my left arm was bruised, swollen and covered with blisters. My feet and ankles were burned too. My nephew's wife was shocked when she came to see me. She said I had been “disfigured.”
My husband was also shocked when he saw me after work and insisted on taking me to the hospital. I said to him, “Master was capable of putting out the fire for me, he must also be capable of healing me. I am sure I will recover soon. Although my burns looked horrific, I didn't feel any pain at all – that's the magical power of Dafa!”
The next day, my brother-in-law brought over an ointment for burns and tried to force me to use it. I thanked him and asked him to take it away. I also refused natural remedies offered by my husband. Instead, I put 100 percent of my faith in Master and Dafa by persevering with my Fa study and exercises every day. During my exercises, I felt the soothing effect of the spinning Falun (law wheel) over my wounds, gently warming and healing them.
Dafa Changes People
Seven days after the accident, my wounds started closing but they were unbearably itchy. When I felt I could not bear the itching any longer, I would call to Master and the itchiness would immediately cease. Two weeks after the accident, the bottled water delivery man was so surprised to see my thorough recovery. “You have recovered so quickly and have no scars to show for it. That's amazing,” he said.
A few of my atheist relatives were completely won over by the extraordinary power of Dafa. They witnessed for themselves the fact that I had not sought any treatment or suffered any pain, but that my burns were completely healed by my faith in Dafa.
My husband took up Falun Dafa after having witnessed this miracle. His high blood pressure and other heart conditions also went away. He threw out all his medication, and not a single tablet can be found in our house now. We have saved ourselves and the government an enormous amount of money in medical costs, and that's not to mention the pain we have been spared.
Master has given me a second chance at life. I cannot put into words the gratitude that I feel towards Master. The least I can do is to strive to do well in my cultivation and strive to save more people.
A sick person once asked me while I clarified the truth about Dafa to him, “Will you give me money? I will believe you if you give me money, otherwise I won't.” I told him: “Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa, it is the law of the cosmos. It teaches mankind to live in accordance with the principles of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance and to become morally upright people. As long as you abide by those principles, you will be cured of any illness and be protected should catastrophes occur. Now, do you think you should ask for money?” He thought about it, “No I shouldn't ask for money.” He also renounced his membership in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after I explained the significance of doing so to him.
There are still many people out there who view Dafa with animosity because they have accepted the lies spread by Jiang Zemin's faction. I have encountered some who have verbally abused me or even kicked me, but all I felt for them was pity. They can never discourage me from getting out there every day to spread the truth, for as long as it takes.
I have assured Master that I will do my best to reach the standard befitting a genuine Dafa cultivator. I am very blessed and happy to be a Falun Dafa disciple!