Firmly Believe in Master and Dafa Amid Tribulations
(Minghui.org) I have been practicing Falun Dafa for 24 years and I would like to share two recent experiences of overcoming physical tribulations.
One day in June 2020, I suddenly felt unwell while I was doing the second exercise. My arms were heavy and stiff, my legs and hip bones were excruciatingly painful, my head tilted to the left, the back of my head hurt, and my neck was stiff. I was also sweating profusely, and I felt dizzy, nauseous, and irritable at the same time. I persisted in doing the exercise movements and repeated in my mind,
“When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)
Thinking of how much Master has endured for us, this bit of suffering is nothing.
After persisting for forty-five minutes, I suddenly felt a cold substance being pressed into my body. My whole body was so cold that my legs and feet were weak and trembling, and I felt like collapsing. But my consciousness was clear, and I immediately thought that as a Dafa disciple I have an invulnerable body like that of a vajra, evil things can only pass through and cannot enter into my body. At the same time I shouted, “I am okay, it’s nothing. All are good things, bad things all become good things!”
“Whatever you experience during your cultivation—whether good or bad—is good, for it comes about only because you are cultivating.” (“To the Chicago Fa Conference,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
Since my thought was righteous and I was not afraid, Master removed the cold substance from my body, and the discomfort immediately disappeared. Some other unhealthy states gradually returned to normal within two weeks, and now it is easier for me to do the second exercise for an hour. It is Master who bore it for his disciple, thank you Master!
Another occurrence was around the time of the Chinese New Year. While shopping for goods I felt a sudden sharp pain in my lower back that made me see stars. When I was young I injured my lumbar vertebrae and my back never fully recovered. Every time the pain struck it was unbearable, I couldn't bend over, and had to be pulled up in bed. After I started to practice Falun Dafa, Master purified my body and I became totally disease-free and vibrant.
This time I immediately realized there was a loophole in my own cultivation that was taken advantage of by the evil. I had not studied the Fa deeply and had clung to everyday people’s things. I struggled to shout, “It’s okay! I am okay,” negating the persecution of the old forces. I kept repeating the words for sending righteous thoughts and asked for Master’s blessing. I was able to stand up, but my body was leaning forward at a thirty-degree angle, and I could not walk freely. When it became severe I could only hold onto the edge of the bed or the wall.
I told myself, never to let the old forces succeed. I still insisted on going out to clarify the facts to people.
After experiencing these two sickness tribulations, I increased the time I spent on studying the Fa and sending righteous thoughts, and the number of times I practiced the exercises. My body quickly returned to normal.
There are no shortcuts in cultivation. Amid difficulties and tribulations, we must have a firm belief in Master and Dafa, let go of attachments, do the three things well, and be worthy of solidly cultivating as a particle of Dafa.