Twists and Turns on the Path to Obtaining the Fa
(Minghui.org) My name is Wang Qinghua, and I am a 63 year-old village farmer. I would like to share the barriers I faced in obtaining the Fa.
I came down with a strange disease in 2005. I started having frequent hunger pangs, weakness, and uncontrollable tremors. Doctors at the hospital told me I had hyperthyroidism. My hunger struck often, to the point that I was consuming seven to eight meals a day, with each meal consisting of two packs of instant noodles and eight eggs. However my work as a farmer meant I had to toil long hours in my fields to earn a living. To overcome this problem, I started packing dry foodstuffs and water with me so I could eat as I worked.
Upon seeing my condition, a Dafa practitioner gave me a copy of the book Zhuan Falun. “Try this practice. It is very good for curing illnesses and keeping fit. Read the book and give it a try!” However I believed that those who practiced qigong also ran the risk of cultivation insanity. I did not want to become insane! Convinced this practice wasn’t for me I stored the book in my bedroom for a few days before returning it to its owner. When the Dafa practitioner asked me how I liked the book I remained silent at first. I then quickly told him that I dared not read it, before hastily taking my leave.
I later started suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. My entire body, especially my joints, hurt so badly that even the act of lying down in bed triggered unbearable bouts of pain. My entire body, including my stomach and legs, became bloated and swollen. I could not grasp anything in my hands, not even my chopsticks! But I still had to care for my crops. My children put me in a small cart and pulled me to the fields. After painfully maneuvering myself to a small quilt pad on the ground, I taught my children how to farm in my stead.
During this period, the Dafa practitioner visited again with a copy of Zhuan Falun. The practitioner advised me, “Do not believe in the propaganda spread by the Chinese Communist Party. The Tiananmen Self-immolation Incident was a hoax staged by the communist regime. Read the book, you will definitely benefit from it.” Again I turned down his offer and returned the book to him.
Another illness struck in 2014. I began experiencing unbearable bouts of dizziness and headache. My head pounded like thunder and my eyes were constantly closed tightly in an attempt to alleviate the giddiness. Unable to leave my bed, I lived a life worse than death.
The Dafa practitioner dropped by to help out, and this time presented me with a video tape of Master’s Guangzhou lectures, saying, “This is a video of Master’s lectures. Take a look. It will help you and moreover there is no cost to you.” I mulled over his words and found them logical. Each visit to the hospital cost me hundreds of yuan and the hospital’s expensive medication was ineffective. This Dafa practitioner had helped us out a number of times without expecting repayment. I decided to take his advice and watch the video.
I started watching the video and was pleasantly surprised. Falun Dafa’s Master looked so young and kind! However I found myself falling asleep while watching the video. It took me a week to finish watching the first lecture, and while watching the second lecture, I heard Master explain,
“A few of you might fall asleep during the class, only to wake up after I finish my talk. That happens because there was something wrong with your head, and it needed to be put right. You needed to be anesthetized so that you wouldn’t feel anything.” (The Second Talk, Zhuan Falun)
Only then did I realize that Master had been adjusting my head, in order to cure my headaches and dizziness! My symptoms had vanished, and strengthened my confidence in the practice. In the sixth lecture, Master mentioned,
“In fact, let me tell you that cultivation insanity does not exist whatsoever.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)
I felt extremely regretful on hearing Master’s words. My firm belief in the existence of cultivation insanity had caused me to suffer so many years of pain! I eventually managed to finish watching the entire set of lectures within a month.
One day, I woke up to an unusual feeling. I was able to sit up and lie back down comfortably in an instant. My arms and legs could move freely with no pain. My body and legs were no longer swollen and I could even see the normal contours of my leg. Master had cured my illnesses! I woke my husband, “Quickly, wake up and take a look! I am truly cured!” I even tried walking on my own and found it effortless. My husband took one look and concurred. “Falun Dafa is truly amazing. Let us thank Master!” By this time I was crying uncontrollably with gratitude. We both immediately dropped to our knees and thanked Master for saving my life.
My children were stunned at my recovery. One of them said, “Falun Dafa is amazing. Perhaps Master Li really is a god? This proves that the atheism taught by the Chinese Communist Party is false. If we had known this earlier, we could have avoided so much suffering. You have to continue the practice. No wonder Dafa practitioners refuse to give up their faith, even in the face of severe persecution by the Chinese Communist Party!”
Later that day, my children made me weigh myself and we discovered I had lost more than thirty kilograms overnight. What a miracle!
I watched the videos a few more times before returning them to the practitioner. After hearing that I had taken up cultivation practice, the practitioner helped correct some of my exercise movements before loaning me a printed copy of Zhuan Falun, and a tape containing the exercise audio tracks.
I treasure my good fortune in obtaining this practice and am determined to cultivate well during this Fa-rectification period.