The Power of Falun Dafa: Recovering from Heart Disease
(Minghui.org) I was in my 20s in 1992, when I came down with heart disease. The doctor said that this chronic disease could only be controlled with medication. I was also told that I may not survive if I decided to have a baby. After hearing about my condition, my company canceled my labor contract, making me unemployed.
Instead of enjoying my youth, I spent most of my time in hospital beds. My brother visited me in the hospital. He was in tears, and he could not help but say, “My little sister, how can you live like this?” I was also heart-broken.
To alleviate my illness symptoms, I went to many hospitals and clinics. At that time, although my family was financially strapped, in order to treat me, they reduced their expenses and cut their spending.
“As long as you can walk and eat by yourself, you are happy,” became my motto. To recover from the disease, I read some Christian and I Ching books. I gradually realized that all I have may be my fate. However, I still struggled.
A relative suggested that I should enter a quiet temple in the mountain to rest. That night I thought: “I hope that Buddha can save me! So I knelt down, looking towards the West and prayed for help.
Stepping Into Falun Dafa Cultivation
In the beginning of 1994, my friend Shan gave me good news – Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was effective for curing diseases. Many people recovered from illnesses. The founder of Falun Dafa, Master Li Hongzhi, was holding a class in Dalian and Shan suggested I give it a try.
I lived in a city that was 1,000 miles away from Dalian. How could I go with such weakness? I hesitated. The next day, my friend Na, who had already started practicing Falun Dafa, showed me the Dafa book Falun Gong, and encouraged me to go. She said that this was a very rare opportunity.
“If you go,” Na said, “Just listen to Master. You don’t need to think about anything, or have too many thoughts or ideas. If others ask why you have come, you just tell then that you want to practice Dafa.”
I took Falun Gong with me, and started to read on the train. I focused on how to do the exercises, and did not think that they were difficult. That increased my confidence. It was surprising that I didn’t feel fatigued after a longer than 20-hour trip. Even the changing of buses and back to a train did no tire me. I hadn’t even started the class, yet Master was already taking care of me. To experience this was amazing, especially as I had grown up being an atheist.
After arriving in Dalian, I learned that the class was held for nine days, and I had arrived on the third day. I didn’t have a ticket to enter the lecture hall. What can I do? I suddenly had an idea. I put up a sign that said, “Buy ticket.” After a while, a student asked me about my situation. Then, he gave me his ticket and made me enter the class.
The hall was packed. So, I sat on the floor at the back of the classroom. I fell asleep shortly after and woke up after Master finished teaching. It happened just like this for a few days: I fell asleep after sitting down and didn’t know what Master said. Some students noticed that I was sitting on the ground and slept. They learned that I came because of an illness and gave me their seat.
All that I experienced showed that people who practiced Falun Dafa were unselfish. They gave the ticket to a stranger. They gave their seat to me. I thought that if these people were so good, the practice must be outstanding.
Master Cleanses Me
Two days after I attended the class, I started vomiting and had diarrhea at night. However, I did not take medicine or see a doctor. After I stopped vomiting, I no longer felt uncomfortable, and could sleep. Then, I learned that it was Master Li who had been cleansing my body.
Since then, I could walk to the class, and no longer needed to take a bus to attend the class. My legs were getting better. I also went to the park for a walk. After the end of the class, I no longer considered having a serious disease. I felt young and energetic. Master did so much for me without asking anything in return. Rather, Master gave me the most important thing in my life – being alive and healthy!
When I studied the Fa, I learned that illness was caused by karma. Master has been eliminating karma for us and protecting us. I feel and know that Master is with me all the time.
After I returned home, my family witnessed my changes and saw the power of Dafa. From then on, I followed the principles “Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance” – Dafa’s requirements to turn into a kind person.