Painter: I Am Fortunate to Cultivate in Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am a painter in my 70s. I learned about Falun Dafa and started to practice it when I was in the hospital in 2008. I’d like to share my cultivation path with you all.
A Causal Relationship
I contracted an unknown illness in late 2007 when I was in my 60s. I had a low fever, no strength, couldn’t taste anything, and was emaciated. I saw a doctor at the village clinic daily and got so many injections. The doctor couldn’t identify the cause of my illness. I had pain in my back, legs, and sciatic nerve, and it worsened each day. I couldn’t sleep well. To say the least, life became difficult for me.
I went to the city hospital for a checkup. The examination showed that I suffered from severe lumbar disc herniation, bone hyperplasia, and sciatica. After that, I was hospitalized and two of my students looked after me. The doctor said that no medication could cure my illnesses and surgery might leave me disabled.
I was not able to paint back then, which was a big blow to me. Why was fate so unfair to me?
After I practiced Falun Dafa, I came to know the reason for my illnesses.
“Because people in today’s society have karma built upon karma, their karma is now quite sizable.” (“Fa-Teaching Given at the Conference in Sydney”)
I came to understand that I suffered from the illnesses because I had a huge amount of karma.
Getting Introduced to Falun Dafa
A couple who practiced Falun Dafa came to work in my factory and settled down in my city. They were severely persecuted in their hometown for their faith and came down to the south to avoid persecution. In the beginning, they didn’t reveal that they were Dafa practitioners. The husband loves art and we have common hobbies. We got along very well, like brothers. But he and his wife went back to their hometown before I was hospitalized.
They came to see me in the hospital after they came back. He saw I was bedridden and said to me loudly, “Brother, I am back. You will definitely recover.”
I was very happy to hear that. He then whispered to me, “Brother, you’d better withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. Repeat ‘Falun Dafa is good’ and ‘Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ I guarantee that you will recover if you do. Falun Dafa is the great way. If you don’t believe it, you will not get well. If you only believe it 50%, your health will improve by 50%. If you believe it 100%, you will recover completely. That’s for sure.”
I realized that he was talking about Falun Dafa. Though I didn’t quite understand Falun Dafa at the time, my gut feeling was that I believed that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance was of course good. I told him that I believed it 100% and agreed to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organizations. I said, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” All of a sudden a warm current coursed through my body. My mind was opened up. It was a turning point in my life; I took my first step on the path of cultivation.
The Divine Power of Falun Dafa
I was lying in bed repeating the two phrases in my heart. At the same time I was looking through the artworks the practitioner brought back. Half an hour passed.
He asked me if I wanted to go to the toilet. I said yes. My students came to help me. He said, “No need. He can sit up himself.” Sure enough, I sat up by myself. The students were about to put on my shoes for me. He said, “No need. Your teacher will put them on himself.” I could indeed pick up my shoes and put them on. My students wanted to help me walk to the toilet. He said, “No need. Your teacher can go there himself.” Indeed I walked big steps without any problem. Everything became normal.
“No pain! No pain! Indeed, I don’t have any pain.” I shouted happily after I came back to the ward. Everyone in the room applauded for me. My wife was so happy that she cried.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, Falun Dafa! That was amazing!
Until then I had been an atheist and indoctrinated with CCP culture; I was so stupid and ignorant and was brainwashed by the CCP. If I didn’t experience this miracle myself, I would have continued to be deceived by the CCP.
My Body Was Purified
“I do not talk about healing illness here, and neither will we heal illness. As a genuine practitioner, however, you cannot practice cultivation with an ill body. I will purify your body. The body purification will be done only for those who come to truly learn the practice and the Fa.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
When the practitioner and his wife left, I walked back and forth in the garden happily, thinking that I could be discharged the next day. But I suddenly had diarrhea at 9 p.m. I went to the toilet frequently and had pus and blood in the end. I couldn’t think of any reason, because the food I ate was cooked by my wife and was clean.
The doctor, nurses, and both of my students were busy helping me. I took medicine, had injections and drips, but nothing worked. I continued to go to the toilet until 4 a.m. when a miracle happened: I was suddenly high spirited with rosy cheeks like a changed person.
The practitioner and his wife came to see me at 9 a.m. the next day. They noticed I had a bit more color and asked me if I had recovered. I told them what had happened the night before. They gave me a thumbs up and said that it was a good thing because Master had started to take care of me, remove my karma, and accept me as his disciple. They explained to me why human beings get sick and the relationship between getting sick and paying back karma, etc.
I was discharged the next day. I threw away all my medications. With Master’s guidance, I started to practice Falun Dafa, and my life has never been the same.
Living a Beautiful Life
My wife witnessed the whole process and started to practice Falun Dafa with me. We do the exercises and study the Fa together. We have come to know how to be a good person and how to return to our original, true selves. We try our best to let go of attachments and selfish notions. Our xinxing is improving gradually. We abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
We have come through several big tests of sickness karma. Master helped purify our bodies and remove the karma for us. We no longer take medication since we started practicing Falun Dafa and live happily. Some amazing things have happened to us. We’d like to share some of them here.
1) My wife had problems with her lungs, liver, and heart as well as her blood and bones before she practiced Falun Dafa. She visited well-known hospitals in Beijing for treatment, but the doctors were not able to cure her. She looked like she was in her eighties, even though she was in her sixties. Now she is illness-free and walks briskly. She even climbed to the top of Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province.
2) Udumbara flowers blossomed on the doors, windows, walls, cupboard, glasses, and plants in my home during 2011 and 2013.
3) A worker fell to the ground from our 7-meter-high roof when renovating our home in 2017, but he was not injured at all. People were surprised and said that he must’ve been protected by Gods and Buddhas. That was truly a miracle. Master protected him!
4) One day I was holding a manual cutting machine to polish a large outdoor sculpture on a 2-meter-high ladder. I accidentally slipped from the ladder and hit the ground on my back. My head hit the cement floor and the cutting machine was still running, but I was completely fine. How amazing that was! Master protected me.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, Falun Dafa! I will cultivate diligently and follow Master to return to my original, true self.