Giving Up and Then Returning to Dafa
(Minghui.org) I obtained the book Zhuan Falun in 1999. As soon as I started reading it, I felt that Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong, was powerful.
However, before I began solid cultivation, Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime, launched the persecution of Falun Gong. I couldn't withstand the tremendous pressure from society and my family and I stopped cultivating.
After that, I was no longer free of illness. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, heart disease, cerebral insufficiency, and other illnesses. I had to rely on medications, even though they couldn’t cure me.
I was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer in 2003 and was admitted to a hospital for a hysterectomy. I was given chemotherapy but vomited everything I ate, so the chemo treatments were stopped.
I thought my life would end soon. My hair was almost gone, and my savings were drained from the medical expenses. I decided to leave the hospital because I didn't want to leave a large debt for my children. However, I couldn’t leave the hospital right away because both my red and white blood cell counts were very low.
On the third day after I decided to stop treatments, when I was half-awake, a voice whispered in my ear, “If you don’t want to continue with the treatment, then don’t do it.” But, when I opened my eyes no one was there. However, I understood later that it was Master Li (the founder of Falun Dafa) hinting for me to return to practicing Dafa.
Returning to Dafa
Back home, I began to read Zhuan Falun. When Master Li saw that I had the wish to cultivate, he had other practitioners encourage me.
As I had stopped practicing Falun Gong for five years, I felt I had betrayed this cultivation practice. A practitioner said to me that as long as I wanted to practice, our Master would look after me.
She gave me a copy of Master’s article, “My Version of a “Stick Wake-up”, published in The Essentials Of Diligent Progress Vol. III.
At home, I began reading Zhuan Falun and cried. I made up my mind to return to cultivation. Even if I were to die, I would be counted as a Dafa practitioner and someone who had gained salvation. That’s how I returned to cultivation on October 25, 2004.
Although I had stopped cultivating five years ago, Master was still looking after me and my body was being cleansed. Master said: “… and what happens is that a warm current suddenly flows through your entire body, from head to toe.” (The Fourth Talk, Zhuan Falun) I recovered from all my illnesses and was given a new life.
Since then I have been following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and doing the three things well. I study the Fa in the morning, clarify the facts to people in the afternoon, or do other things to validate the Fa, no matter whether it’s cold or hot, windy or raining. I sometimes faced difficulties but was safe and sound in the end under Master’s protection.
Saved by the Power of Dafa
Since then, I experienced Dafa's power. Relatives and I were in a car accident in 2017 but escaped without injuries.
Someone gave me a ride to a rural area on January 17, 2017. It was very foggy and the road was slippery. The car slipped down an embankment and couldn’t be stopped. Then, it suddenly made a sharp turn and stopped sliding down the slope. The three of us, aged between 63 and 75, got out of the car and pushed it back to the road.
The driver said: “I was petrified. My heart was pounding. I could barely walk, how could the three of you at your age manage to move the car?” We told him that we practiced Falun Dafa, which gave us the strength,
Among the four people sitting in the car, both my sister and I were practitioners. My brother-in-law and the driver also acknowledged the righteousness of Dafa and decided to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
Another incident occurred on the afternoon of October 17, 2017. I was talking to people about Dafa and the persecution when a sedan hit me and knocked me down. Its front left tire drove over my right foot and pinned me there. I immediately fell down. I shouted, “Master, please help me!” I felt much less pressure on my foot but still couldn’t pull it out from under the wheel. I managed to slowly get up while signaling the driver to back up, and I could pull my foot away.
He offered to take me to the hospital. I said, “I am fine. I am a Dafa practitioner. It’s my Master who saved me and you. You are so lucky.”
I then asked him to quit the CCP. He said he had last year. I then told him to often recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, and gave him a Dafa amulet. He kept saying, “Thank you, Master.”
After he left, a young fruit vendor came over. He said, “You must be a good person since you were intact after this car accident.” Then he asked, “What happened to the driver?” What he meant was why I didn’t go after him for compensation.
There were a few bystanders who had witnessed the incident. They felt that it was truly miraculous and wanted to know why I wasn't injured. I told them that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner. Someone said, “You are a practitioner, no wonder you were fine.”
Another Practitioner Returns to Dafa
When my sister was sick I went to the hospital to look after her. I took this opportunity to talk to other patients in her room and the nurses about Falun Dafa. I also happened to run into someone who practiced Dafa before but had stopped. When I talked to her about returning to cultivation, she was a bit hesitant and didn’t say if she would or not.
I once did the exercises in the morning. The person in the next bed saw me and asked my sister what I was doing. She said it was a Buddha cultivation way. I clarified the truth about Dafa to her.
She said that she used to be a practitioner and saw a blue ray of light on top of my head. I told her that Master was asking her to return to practice Dafa. She went home with her husband and resumed cultivation.