(Minghui.org) I started cultivating Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) in 2004. Over a span of ten years, my family and I have encountered many extraordinary events which demonstrate the power of Falun Dafa and Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of the practice.
I suffered from severe diabetes since childhood. Despite my love for fruits and sweets, I was forced to abstain. Even mealtimes were difficult as I was forbidden from eating many dishes. Those which I could eat were foods that I didn’t like. I used to cry at mealtimes over this torturous restriction.
In the summer of 2004, my nephew’s wife noticed my poor health and advised me to practice Falun Gong. On hearing Falun Gong taught people to cultivate good moral values and could even cure illnesses, I agreed to give it a try. However, the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong resulted in a very oppressive environment. Moreover, my husband had been brainwashed by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP’s) propaganda and flew into a rage on hearing that I intended to cultivate. As a result, I practiced in secret from him.
Soon after starting cultivation practice, my health and stamina underwent tremendous improvement. I was able to cook, perform more housework and even perform some light chores in the fields. One day, while sitting in another room, I suddenly heard my husband comment to the other members of our family, “I don’t know what is going on. Your mother’s health suddenly improved to the point that she has started accompanying me to the fields. Her stamina is much better, her temper is gone and she goes around all day with a smile on her face.” I immediately walked over and told them, “Do you know how I was cured? I was cured through practicing Falun Gong!”
From that day on, my husband supported my decision to practice Falun Gong and even donated money to help print Dafa leaflets. When a fellow practitioner from our county was illegally detained, my husband voluntarily drove me and some fellow practitioners to the detention center at the county outskirts, so we could send forth righteous thoughts.
In the autumn of 2006, my husband and I drove our truck to the fields to gather corn stalks. In order to carry more stalks, we added wooden extensions on both sides of the truck. I sat behind on the pile of stalks while my husband drove. However, the excessive load and uneven road caused the truck to flip over on its side. I was pinned under a massive pile of wet corn stalks and wooden boards, unable to breathe until a couple of nearby strangers rushed over and pulled me out. When I attempted to stand, I found my left foot unable to support my weight. I was determined to uphold Dafa’s reputation and told myself, “I must walk on my own!” Using our shovel as a crutch, I stood up, slowly walked to the front of our righted truck and got on with help from my husband.
News of my accident reached my son, who asked me to go to the hospital for an examination. I knew that I had probably fractured my ankle, but as a Dafa practitioner, I was also under Master’s protection. It was more important for me to believe in Master and the Fa without hesitation. I firmly told my son, “It will not be good if you send me to the hospital. If you are a dutiful son, you will follow my wishes and allow me to remain at home.” My son had no choice but to accede to my request.
The following day, my entire foot and leg was swollen and covered in blue and purple bruises. Because of my history of diabetes, my son was particularly worried that my wound would not heal well. He diligently measured my blood sugar levels every day, while trying to change my mind about visiting the hospital. However, I continued to rebuff his attempts.
Because of the fracture, I was forced to support my foot and ankle with my hand whenever I walked around. In a moment of inspiration, I asked my husband for a small bamboo board. With a couple of cloth strips, I fashioned a makeshift splint to support my ankle and foot. However within moments of tying on the splint, the pain became so bad that I quickly removed it. On reflection, I soon realized my error. As a practitioner, how could I succeed through using the methods of ordinary people? I let go of my residual concern regarding my injured foot and placed my trust in Master Li. Twenty days later, I could freely move around on my bed, though I did not dare to stand on the ground.
More than a month later, a rare visitor appeared on our doorstep. He struck up a quick conversation with my husband in the courtyard before asking, “Where is your wife?” My husband told him about my injury and our acquaintance replied, “Is that so? Let me see.” He entered our house and yelled out, “Auntie, it's okay. Quickly stand on your own and exercise. If you don’t, your muscles will shrink.” He then quickly left.
The strange encounter left me puzzled. This person rarely, if ever, comes to visit. Instead of chatting with my husband, he especially sought me out. Even when he entered the house, it was only to advise me to get out of bed. After delivering this message, he hastily left. Master Li must have sent him over to deliver a message, telling me to get out of bed and exercise! I immediately got out of bed and attempted to walk, gingerly placing some weight on my injured left foot. Amazingly, I was able to limp from my room to the outer courtyard. I happily told my family, “Look! I managed to walk in 50 days without spending a single penny on medical treatment!” Within two months, my foot was completely healed and I was able to head out and distribute truth clarification flyers.
My husband frequently stays with a close friend whenever he visits Xinle County. In November 2014, both of them came down with a bad cold, coughing so badly that they had difficulty sleeping at night. After hearing about their situation, I called my husband and advised him to frequently recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Though my husband was not a cultivator then, he strongly believed in Master Li and Dafa. Whenever he found himself idle, he would silently repeat the phrase. He even started reciting it at night before sleeping.
My husband’s close friend went to the hospital for treatment and doctors determined he had lung cancer. He died soon after at the start of 2015. Worried, our children urged their father to visit the hospital. My husband replied, “I don’t need a check-up to confirm that I have lung cancer. My friend and I suffered the same symptoms and hence have the same disease. The hospital will also not cure me. I would rather recite “Falun Dafa is good”. Only Master Li can save me!” My husband proceeded to recite the phrase for several months.
One morning I woke up to my husband’s loud proclamation, “My illness is cured!” I looked at him in disbelief. “How do you know that? How can you be so sure?” My husband happily replied, “Master operated on me!” He then described his encounter. The night before, my husband was lying down in a state of half-sleep when he saw Master Li approach him. Master Li reached into his chest, removed a bunch of tumors and even commented, “Look how big some of them are!”
I was filled with gratitude towards Master Li. Since then, my husband’s symptoms vanished. Recently, my husband decided to become a Dafa practitioner. In an instant, he went from smoking three packs of cigarettes a day to none, an impossible feat without Master’s aid.
My son and daughter-in-law also firmly believe in Falun Dafa.
In May 2005, my son and his friend were riding my son’s motorcycle when they were struck at an intersection by a speeding car. The massive impact fragmented their motorcycle into multiple pieces while my son and his friend were thrown meters into the air before falling into the flower pond in the middle of the road. Passersby hastily sent both of them to the county hospital stating, “The accident was so severe. Likely neither will live.”
After hearing about my son’s accident, I recalled Master’s words, “…with one person practicing, the whole family benefits…” (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia) and knew that my son would be fine! I kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”. On reaching the hospital, I saw my son limping in the hallway, trying to obtain medicine for his friend. I quickly thanked Master Li and told my son to avoid hospitalization if he was not severely injured. I also advised him not to ask the other party for compensation. My son took my advice. The driver of the car was so moved by our actions that he willingly accepted the truth about the persecution of Dafa.
One day in the autumn of 2012, my daughter-in-law was washing clothes on our raised porch, while minding my little grandson, who was then barely a year old. During a moment of his mother’s inattention, my grandson climbed on the hood of his toy car, which then flipped over. My grandson flipped over the edge of the tall porch and landed hard on the concrete ground. The fall instantly knocked my grandson unconscious.
My daughter-in-law was scared and in tears as she called for me. I rushed to the scene and quickly told her to recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” We begged Master to save the child. After an hour of reciting, my grandson woke up and started crying. Master Li had saved my grandson.
On yet another occasion, a hard, round growth, the size of an apricot kernel, appeared on my grandson’s neck. Doctors at the county hospital were unable to offer a diagnosis, and suggested we consult specialists at a larger hospital. Following their advice, we made plans to visit the larger city hospital the following day. During this interval, I wondered, “My grandson was given to me by Master Li. I am a Dafa practitioner. Aren’t children of Dafa practitioners also under Master Li’s protection?” I called my grandson over and told him, “You are a Dafa practitioner. You have already memorized a lot of Dafa poems. Master will protect you, you just have to believe in Master. Sincerely recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” My grandson gleefully promised to recite and by the following day, the growth on his neck had vanished! Our entire family was amazed to witness the magic of Dafa!
My encounters have shown that Master Li is beside us every second of the day, protecting and caring for Falun Dafa practitioners. We are fortunate to have Falun Dafa and Master Li.