(Minghui.org) I am close to 82 and experienced a bout of sickness karma in June 2018. My right leg was in extreme pain, which prevented me from standing, and I needed help to move my leg.
The situation persisted for ten days, so my children demanded that I go to a hospital. I refused, as I saw it as a chance to eliminate karma. I believed that this condition was just a tribulation I needed to endure on my own, especially since Master (Li Hongzhi) had already removed a lot of my karma.
Master Li taught:
“But there is a law in this universe, that anything comes at a cost, and so we couldn’t remove everything for you; you definitely have to bear something.” (The Second Talk, Zhuan Falun)
“The roots of any ailments that you had, have been taken out, and all that remains is some dark energy that is coming out on its own and causing you a little misery or trouble, since you can’t get off completely scot-free.” (The Second Talk, Zhuan Falun)
My condition continued to decline, however, so my daughter took me to a hospital. I was diagnosed with lumbar osteoporosis, which is a slipped disk, and a sacral canal cyst. The doctor advised surgery. My leg was so painful that I could not move.
I was in the hospital for ten days. In my mind, I thought that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner and did not have an illness. I felt that the condition was an illusion, and I did not need to take medicine or have surgery. I demanded to go home to study the Fa.
At home, I diligently studied the Fa and did the exercises. Since my leg was still very painful, I could not do the sitting lotus position as usual. But I persisted in doing the exercises every day. The pain lessened day by day. To occupy my time, I prepared truth clarification materials for other practitioners.
After a month, I could get around with a cane and attended group Fa study. Two months passed, and I was no longer in pain. I could even do the sitting meditation for two hours!
I wondered, “Why did I have to endure this sickness karma?” I looked inward and realized that I had not been diligent with my cultivation. I was too busy with household chores and producing truth-clarification materials. I seldom studied the Fa, except on Mondays. So the old forces took advantage of my loophole.
This experience taught me that as long as we firmly believe in Dafa, we can pass any difficulty.