Overcoming Sickness Karma by Diligently Studying the Fa
(Minghui.org) I am 70-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner from the countryside. I used to be a lay Buddhist for more than a decade. During that time, I often went to the temple to worship the Buddha statue and burn incense, in hopes of improving my health.
I was stricken with sudden and severe headaches, gastric and duodenal ulcers, pelvic inflammatory disease, cystitis, and uterine fibroids. I relied on medication and injections every day, without much improvement.
I felt anxious and depressed about the amount of work that had to be done every day in the field, and I couldn’t help. I thought that my health would improve if I practiced Buddhism, but it didn't turn out to be the case.
Falun Dafa was introduced in our village in 1996. On the first day that I watched Master Li's (the founder) nine-day lecture video, I felt comfortable and didn’t feel any of the pain I usually had.
I then made up my mind to practice Dafa in 1997 and dropped off my Buddhist scriptures and portraits at the temple. Master gave me several hints that Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa and the path for me to return to my original, true self.
Soon after taking up the practice, my health improved and all my illnesses disappeared. I no longer needed to take any medication. I have benefited tremendously all these years, and many miraculous things have happened to me and my family.
Experiencing Sickness Karma
I began to feel uncomfortable in 2013. My children persuaded me to go to the hospital for an examination, and I was diagnosed with mammary gland hyperplasia and vaginitis. My upper body was swollen, especially the chest area. My body felt extremely hot, and my breasts discharged a foul smelling, dark liquid.
One day, I ran into a practitioner and wanted to share my situation with her, but decided not to after her remarks about something else. So, I continued to get treatment at the hospital. I later came across Master’s quote in an experience-sharing article on Minghui.org regarding what to do when faced with persecution. Master said,
“‘I'm Li Hongzhi's disciple, I don't want other arrangements or acknowledge them’--then they won't dare to do that. So it can all be resolved. When you can really do that, not just saying it but putting it into action, Master will definitely stand up for you.” (“Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference”)
My righteous thoughts immediately became stronger, and I knew how to negate the old forces’ arrangements. I told my family that I would no longer go to the hospital and quoted Master’s teaching, “With Master and the Way by my side, what is there to fear?” (“Fa-Teaching Given at the Conference in Sydney”)
My daughter continued to bring me medicine, but I threw it in the garbage. I thought, Master has helped purified my body, so I should not fill it with dirty things any more.
I later went to another village to talk with other practitioners about my condition. They invited me to study the Fa with them and go out to distribute truth-clarification materials. They suggested I study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts more intensively. They also reminded me not to treat my symptoms as an illness.
After I returned home, I studied the Fa every day, often reading four or five lectures before I went to sleep. The more I studied the Fa, the more I enjoyed doing it, and the more comfortable I felt. My condition improved, and I also helped my husband work in the field.
I once had a vivid dream where I saw an evil being under my breast. Half of its body was sticking out, so I pulled it out while shouting, “The Fa rectifies the Cosmos; the Evil is completely eliminated.” After I woke up, I understood that Master had removed the specter that was persecuting me from other dimensions. I completely healed afterwards.
My husband sometimes vented his anger at me due to something I had said or over a trivial matter. He’d curse at me, throw the rice bowls on the ground, and turn the dinner table over. I never talked back or yelled at him, as I knew that he was helping me improve my xinxing.
One time, I went home for lunch. When I was about to eat, my husband began throwing things around again. Seeing that there was a bit of soup left in one of the bowls that he had tossed on the floor, I picked it up and added some rice to it. I didn't get upset, and after I was done eating, I went back to work in the field.
Another time, two practitioners came to visit me. I had prepared two plates of fruits for them. As we were eating, my husband came home, and without saying a word, he threw the fruits to the floor.
The two practitioners were stunned and left right away. I was able to remain calm. When I looked inward, I realized that the incident was helping me eliminate my attachment to saving face and not wanting to be criticized.
“Tense situations with others will come up unexpectedly for those of us who practice. How can you be prepared, then? If you can always be compassionate and calm, you will handle the issues that arise in your life well since you will have a buffer, in a sense. Things will work out well if you are always compassionate and good to others, thoughtful towards people, and handle whatever situations you get into with people by first pausing to consider how well your actions will go over with the other party and whether anyone will be hurt by them. You should hold yourself to high standards and raise the bar still further as you practice.” (The Fourth Talk, Zhuan Falun)
I began to measure everything against Master's Fa instead of ordinary people's principles. In the past, my husband never showed any concern for me when I had symptoms of an illness and was suffering. He’d only vent his anger at me, and I still had to take care of the farm work.
I wanted to completely eliminate all my everyday notions, since they were formed postnatally. When I sent forth righteous thoughts, I tried to eliminate all of them. I am a practitioner, and he was helping me pass the test, improve my xinxing, and eliminate karma.
My husband now has a positive attitude towards Dafa and is supportive. The many miraculous things I experienced also helped him change. He is nicer to me and to other practitioners and even takes the initiative to talk to them. He is always smiling.
For me to have come this far, I am grateful for Master's grace and benevolent protection. I will not let Master down. I will do the three things well, and return to my true home!