Encountering Dafa at the Lowest Point in My Life
(Minghui.org) My husband was abusive and often beat me. I once almost killed myself to end my hopeless life. It was Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong), who saved my life and brought hope and happiness to me and my family.
Master Li Cared for Me Before I Started to Practice
Back in 1992, a friend told me there was a “Master Li” in Beijing who had “amazing supernormal abilities.” When I heard “Master Li,” I had the feeling that, if I met him, I would become his disciple.
A few days later, my whole body tightened up, and I felt a big disc grinding on my body. It was suffocating, and it lasted for about a week. After that, I could feel something like a big hand sweeping inside my body. I did not eat nor drink anything during those days.
A week later, the big grinding disc was gone, and I felt very relaxed. Then a strong flow of energy poured down from the top of my head, rushing throughout my body, and exiting out of the soles of my feet. That repeated a few times, and when it stopped, something warm began to spin in my lower abdomen.
Asleep one night, I was awakened by the smell of blood and saw my husband's internal organs. I was so frightened that I dared not open my eyes. After that, I realized that I could see things with my eyes closed. I realized someone was taking care of me, but I did not know who.
A Tall Man Stopped Me from Killing Myself
My husband often physically abused our child and me. After being beaten up and fainting yet again, I could not stand this pathetic life anymore. I bought 20 doses of penicillin and planned to drink it to kill myself. On my way home from the drugstore, however, a tall man stopped me and asked softly, “Woman, why do you want to die?” I shouted, “I just want to die! Leave me alone!” I started to run, but somehow I knew he was chasing me. So I ran into a friend’s house nearby and told her that a man was chasing me and asked her to go outside to check.
After she went out, I sneaked out through the back door and ran home. But when I was just about to pour the penicillin into my mouth, I heard my friend yelling, “Don’t be stupid! Your son is still young. What will he do if you die!? I called your husband and he’ll be home soon.” I gave up the idea of killing myself.
Since I could not die, I decided to go to the temple and become a nun. An abbot told me, “You're predestined for the Buddha school, but you can’t stay with us. You must wait at home to enter Buddhism, because you have a mission and a responsibility to fulfill. You should go home and wait.” I went home, wondering, “I don't even want to live, so what mission could a person like me possibly have?”
I Want to Cultivate
Just when I was desperate, my sister told me to try the Falun Gong exercises. When I told her that I was not in the mood to do any exercises, she explained that Falun Gong was not just a set of exercises but a cultivation way. She said, “You don’t have to be a nun—you can practice Buddhism at home. The book Zhuan Falun can guide you to elevate to high levels.” My heart began to pound when I heard the title of the book, and I wanted to read it right away.
I went to a park to learn the exercises the next morning. From then on, I began to cultivate in Falun Dafa.
After doing the exercises the very next day, something miraculous happened. When I walked home, a powerful flow of energy pulled me up, and it felt as if my feet were stepping on cotton balls. I also saw a golden stick following me.
I went grocery shopping after doing the exercises one morning, but a storm suddenly came up and it started to pour. I thought, “Master! Please help stop the rain till I get home.” The rain indeed stopped, and it started again the moment I got home. “This Dafa is miraculous!” I thought. Back then, I had not even read Zhuan Falun yet.
I Found My Family
The first time I watched Master Li’s lecture videos, I felt as if I had met Master before. As I continued watching them, Master cleansed my body and I became illness-free.
When I opened Zhuan Falun for the first time and saw Master's portrait, tears rolled down my cheeks. I thought, “I've found my family. Now I can go home.” Recalling the tall man who stopped me from killing myself, he looked just like Master.
Master Gives My Husband a New Stomach
Not long after I began to cultivate in Dafa, I saw my husband reading Zhuan Falun. After reading the book for a while, he began to vomit and sometimes could not fall asleep. But everything would be fine the next morning, and he could go to work as usual.
However, his condition worsened so much that sometimes he became too weak to go to work. I told him to choose between trusting that Master could save him or going to the hospital. He said, “I don't want to go to the hospital!” His poor health lingered for a year.
Coming home on his lunch break one day, he cried, “I can't do this anymore. Go ahead and put out some clean clothes for me because I'm dying.” I said, “If you think it's really impossible, let's go to the hospital. But I think only Master can really save you.” He replied, “Then play Master's lectures for me.” After listening to Master's teachings, he felt better and went back to work.
I thought to myself, “He has just read Zhuan Falun but hasn't really begun cultivating yet. He still curses, beats me, smokes, drinks, and plays mahjong. Can Master take care of him?” Asleep that night, I heard a voice say to me, “I've purified your husband's body.” Then I saw the image of his upper body that looked healthy. At that moment, I knew that Master really was watching over him.
My husband got better after that. He stopped smoking and drinking. I asked him what made him want to read Zhuan Falun. He told me, “As soon as you began practicing, I saw that our house was full of shiny golden law wheels—that's why I wanted to read the book. The words inside the book are all golden. They change sizes, and sometimes even stand up.”
After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Gong in 1999, my husband helped me to distribute Falun Gong materials, and we also printed them at home. He even helped our relatives and his colleagues learn the facts about Dafa. When his boss asked him if I still practiced Falun Gong, he proudly replied in front of everyone, “Yes! Falun Dafa is good!” He even told his co-workers to say, “Falun Dafa is good!"
In 2015, he also filed a lawsuit against the former head of the CCP head Jiang Zemin, who single-handedly launched the persecution of Falun Gong.
When I was illegally incarcerated, he got so angry that he ended up with stomach issues so serious that he had to have two-thirds of it removed. However, he could eat normally, as if nothing had happened. I know that Master had given him a new stomach.
My Son Recovered from a Plague
My son was once diagnosed with a plague. His heart, liver, and lungs were failing, and the doctors told us that his condition was very serious. I remembered what Master said, “one person practicing, the whole family benefits.” (Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia) I was confident that he would be fine.
On his fourth day in the hospital, my son said, “Mom, I had a dream, but it felt real. A nurse wanted to give me an injection, claiming that I'd be fine after it. I didn't let her give it to me, and all of a sudden, something in a circular shape came out of my arm.” I was really happy for him and said, “Don't worry. Master will take care of us.” He recovered quickly and was discharged two weeks later.
My Friend's Leg Is Cured
The friend who stopped me from killing myself told me that after she went out to look for the man who was chasing me, she did not see anyone. But when she returned, she saw a tall man who told her to quickly go to my house to stop me from killing myself. Then he disappeared.
My friend also benefited from Dafa. She had polio and her calf always festered in winter. After that day though, her calf never festered again.