How My 77-Year-Old Husband Began Practicing Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I was fortunate to learn about Falun Dafa in 1996. For years, I had back pains, headaches and skin rashes—side effects of the medicines I took. After I began practicing, all my illnesses were resolved. I am 76 years old now and still do chores around the house and take care of my grandchild. Falun Dafa has truly blessed me!
My husband is a year older than me. In the past few years he suffered frequent headaches and had to be hospitalized every year. Our 10-year-old granddaughter, who practices Falun Dafa, often asked him, “Grandpa, join us when we do the exercises and read the books.” He always refused and said, “I’ll just watch you exercise.”
My husband knew that Falun Dafa was good and quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with his real name. He was a CCP member for over 40 years, however, and still believed what the CCP said about Dafa. He was also terrified of being persecuted.
Last year my husband temporarily lost his eyesight. When the family took him to a doctor, he was told that he had blood clots in his brain which caused his frequent headaches. He lost his eyesight because the clots pressed against his optic nerve. If the clots did not move, he would lose his eyesight permanently. The doctor also warned that he could become paralyzed if the clots damaged his motor nerves. He would have to take medication for the rest of his life.
The first time my husband took the pills, his stomach hurt. He paced back and forth in pain. Afterwards, he refused to take the medication.
Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, said,
“In order to cure their illnesses or eliminate tribulations and karma, these people must cultivate and return to their original, true selves. This is how all the different cultivation schools view it. One should return to one’s original, true self; this is the real purpose of being human.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)
“Nobody will intervene if you want something yourself. As long as it is what you want, nobody will intervene. My fashen will stop you and give you hints. If it finds out that you are always like that, it will no longer take care of you. How can one be forced to practice cultivation? You cannot be made or forced to practice cultivation.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)
I told my husband, “You have two choices, take the medicine or practice Falun Dafa.” He said, “I will practice with you.” From then on, we did the five exercises every day.
Ten days later, as he was doing the second exercise, he told me, “I felt something move from where my head hurts to my neck.” I told him it was Master purifying his body and asked him to feel if his head still hurt. He touched the place where it hurt and said excitedly, “No!” From then on, his headache was gone.
A few days later, he suddenly had a stomach cramp while we worked on the farm. When he came back from the restroom, he said some green and black matter came out. He was always constipated and in a lot of pain. Since that day, his bowel movements have been normal.
In less than a month after he began practicing Falun Dafa, my husband’s cardiovascular and gastrointestinal problems disappeared. It was the first time in his 77 years that he experienced what it felt like to be illness-free. He looked at Master’s photo and said, “Thank you Master for giving me a second life! I will sincerely practice and do what I am supposed to do.”