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 might not survive if I ever decided to have a baby. After hearing about my condition, my company canceled my labor contract, leaving me unemployed.
Instead of enjoying my youth, I spent most of my time in hospital beds. My brother visited me in the hospital. In tears he said, “My little sister, how can you live like this?” I was also heartbroken.
To alleviate my symptoms, I went to many hospitals and clinics. At that time, although my family was financially strapped, they cut down on their expenses and spending to pay for my treatments.
“As long as you can walk and eat by yourself, be happy,” became my motto. To try to recover, I read some Christian and qigong books. I gradually realized that it just might be my fate. However, I still struggled.
A relative suggested that I enter a quiet temple in the mountains 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.
Starting to Pracdtice Falun Dafa
In the beginning of 1994, my friend Shan gave me good news – Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was effective for curing ailments. Many people recovered. The founder of Falun Dafa, Master Li Hongzhi, was holding a class in Dalian and Shan suggested I give it a try.
I lived 1,000 miles away from Dalian. How could I go given my 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 more than 20-hour trip. Even the changing of buses and back to a train did not 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 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 could I do? I suddenly had an idea. I put up a sign that said, “I Want to Buy a 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 I sat down and didn’t know what Master said. Some students noticed that I was sitting on the floor sleeping. They learned that I'd come because I was ill and gave me a seat.
All that I experienced showed me that people who practiced Falun Dafa were unselfish. They gave their ticket to a stranger. They gave me their seat. I thought that, if these people were so good, the practice must be outstanding.
Master Cleanses Me
Two days after the first class I attended, 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 ill and could sleep. I learned that it was Master Li who had been cleansing my body.
After that, I could walk to the class and didn't need to take a bus. My legs were getting better. I also went to the park for a walk. When the class ended, I no longer thought I had a serious illness. I felt young and full of energy. Master did so much for me without asking for anything in return. Rather, Master gave me the most important things – life and health!
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 of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, Dafa’s requirements, and became a kind person.