Believing in Falun Dafa and Trusting Master Li
(Minghui.org) Before I began to practice Falun Dafa, I felt numb over my entire body, yet I felt great pain. I consulted many doctors, but none was able to diagnose my symptoms. The only medication they prescribed for me was steroids, and I didn't dare to take them because of known side effects.
My neighbor then introduced me to a doctor. Because this doctor's treatment would take a long time, it required a lot of patience. So I had my husband take care of our grandson, and despite my difficulty, I took the train to go see the doctor every week.
The Doctor Told Me to Practice Falun Dafa
After about six months, I asked the doctor why the treatment didn't have any effect on me. He paused, then told me: “If you want to be healed, then please go practice Falun Dafa! Don't come to see me anymore.”
I was a bit confused and asked him: “Is there such a wonderful practice?” He said yes.
After I returned home, I found a Falun Dafa practice site in a park nearby. The assistant showed me how to do the five sets of exercises and then asked me to go to the nine-day video lecture introductory class. Since I was very tied up with my household chores, I said I couldn't make it. So he decided to lend me the two books Zhuan Falun and The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection.
After I finished reading the books, I became interested in this practice. After my daughter-in-law came home, I asked her: “Can you please come home a little earlier during these nine days? I want to attend the nine-day lectures by Master Li Hongzhi.”
I attended the class and became a practitioner in December 2000. From then on, my path of life has changed.
When my husband witnessed that I became healthy after practicing Falun Dafa, he attended the nine-day lectures. Initially, his health didn't improve. He had headaches since childhood, and he had a stroke. As a result, he had to take eight pills with every meal.
During the nine-day class, he slept a lot. Later, through Fa study, he came to understand that Master Li was adjusting his body. After that, my husband threw out all his medications and stopped taking his blood pressure, which he used to do daily. Both my husband and I finally came to experience the preciousness of being illness free.
Changing My Temper
I have one son and two daughters. They were very naughty kids when they were young. Because I had a bad temper, I always ended up hitting them very hard when I got upset. Later on, I acted the same with my grandson. I hit him whenever my temper flared up. My daughter-in-law couldn't understand me – a grandson is typically spoiled in the family, yet that was not the case with me.
Before I began to practice Dafa, I never felt what was referred to as being “light-hearted.” I seldom felt happiness, either. Therefore, when my temper flared up, I could hardly control myself. My family members found this difficult to understand.
During the nine-day lecture series, Master said to follow the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” Since then, due to Fa-study and cultivating myself, I have gradually changed. For instance, I stopped getting upset, and I did not hit my grandson again.
During all these years, whenever I ran into tribulations, Master was there to help and strengthen me. So I was able to break through it time after time.
Believing in Master and Dafa
When I first started practicing, I passed through a major illness tribulation. I was truly grateful to Master for helping me understand the Fa principles, which guided me to pass this test.
At first, I had symptoms of a heavy cold or flu, a fever, and I didn't feel like eating anything. Everyone in my family was very worried. At that time, my eldest daughter just had a baby and was hoping that I could give her a hand, but I couldn't. My family wanted to take me to the hospital to see a doctor. However, I was very firm and refused to go. I was eliminating karma, and as long as I listened to Master's Fa-lecture recordings, I knew I'd be fine.
Through cultivation, I came to understand that illnesses are caused by one's karma that has accumulated lifetime after lifetime. As a true practitioner, one does not have any illness, but one has to eliminate one's karma. Therefore, I had no fear, though my kids were very worried.
When they visited, I told them that Master was helping me cleanse my body, and I would recover very soon. After a few days, my son-in-law came to my home. He saw that I was very energetic and busy doing household chores, and in the afternoon, I went out to help with the local Dafa activity. He told his mother: “Falun Dafa is truly powerful!” His neighbor also practiced Falun Dafa, and he witnessed his neighbor go through a serious illness and recover without seeing a doctor. The neighbor was even doing much better than before.
At that time, besides the fever, my face was swollen, and I couldn't eat. But, I firmly believed that it was Master who was cleansing my body. Soon enough, everything returned to normal.
From then on, when my family saw me eliminating karma, they were not concerned and did not urge me to see a doctor. It's because they witnessed the power of Dafa. My elder daughter's family also began to practice Falun Dafa. There has been great harmony in their family ever since.
One time I had a sore throat and could not speak. My younger daughter saw this, and she became very worried. I told her that I'd be fine. By the time she got home after work, sure enough, she saw me doing well again.
I have come a long way, but it was under Master's protection that I have passed many tests. Going forward, I will treasure this precious cultivation opportunity even more. I will look within when facing tribulations, live by the Dafa standards of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance at all times, and seize the time to do the three things well.