By Studying the Teachings and Doing the Exercises, I Recovered from a Stroke in 15 Days
(Minghui.org) I am 65 years old and began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996. I used to be domineering and harbor all kinds of attachments. I didn’t know how to cultivate and was very competitive.
On the evening of April 6, 2020, after I argued with my daughters, I was a bit upset but went to bed. When the alarm went off at 3:10 a.m., I got up to do the exercises and fell. My head hit the floor.
My body was very heavy, and my brain went blank. The left side of my body and my left leg and arm seemed to be paralyzed. I remembered that my father had had a stroke at the age of 53, and my two aunts and my uncle passed away from strokes. But then I realized that this thought was not righteous. I was different, as I was a Dafa practitioner, and I have Master Li who will save me.
“Zhen Shan Ren - three sacred words have boundless Fa powersFalun Dafa is good - true thoughts alter all disasters.”(“The Source of All Fa,” Hong Yin IV)
I quietly repeated again and again, “Falun Dafa is wonderful, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is wonderful.” I asked Master to save me. I reminded myself that I am a god and will never accept the persecution by the old forces. Even though I had omissions, I’d rectify them with the Fa. All illusions would be dismantled. I would never disappoint Master and Dafa. Because many people knew that I practiced Dafa, I had to be able to stand up.
My sister and another practitioner notified practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts for me.
My daughter asked my husband if she should take me to the hospital. He said, “We shouldn’t. We should believe in Master and Dafa. Leave her with Master.” My husband is not a practitioner, but he has always supported me in my cultivation. He would sometimes study the Fa with me but did not do the exercises. At this critical moment, for my husband to say what he did allowed him to position himself well. After that, when he had the time, he would study the Fa with me. When practitioners came, he would leave me to study the Fa with them.
I wanted to study the Fa, but I couldn’t sit up and had to lean against the bed. When I sent forth righteous thoughts, my mind was blank—I still couldn’t remember anything. I asked Master to help eliminate all evil factors interfering with me from other dimensions.
I insisted on doing the exercises Because my left side was numb, I always lost my balance. Every time I tried to stand up, I fell. I had bruises all over. My left elbow had to rest on my left rib. When I breathed, it really hurt.
At night, I couldn’t turn over. I couldn’t pull the quilt up with my left hand. When I held something in my left hand, I didn’t know how to release it or put it down. I also had a hard time controlling my emotions. I would be crying one moment and laughing the next. I couldn’t pick up my bowl to eat and had to eat with a spoon. When I went to the bathroom, I couldn’t pull my pants down, because I had trouble using my left hand. I had trouble getting up by myself. And when I managed to get up with a lot of difficulty, I couldn’t lie down. At the same time, I was embarrassed to call my sister to help me.
When I could sit up, I began to study three chapters of Zhuan Falun, the main teachings of Falun Dafa, every day. When I did the first movement “Buddha Maitreya Stretching His Back” of the first exercise, although I couldn’t lift my left hand, I did as much as I could. When I did the Falun Standing Stance, I leaned against the wall. When I couldn’t hold the position any longer, I had to put my arms down. During the third exercise, Penetrating the Cosmic Extremes, when I forgot about lifting my left hand, my younger sister helped me. For the fourth exercise, Falun Cosmic Orbit, when I was bending down, I staggered forward and fell. But I still managed to get up and finish the exercises. For the fifth exercise, after I sat for a little while, my head drooped and fell on my leg and I fell asleep.
Nine days later, my legs were very strong and I could clearly feel that Master was next to me. I asked him to empower me and could see my improvement day after day. I did the exercises twice and studied three chapters of Zhuan Falun every day. I enlightened to many Fa principles. I fully recovered in 15 days.
For such a severe illness karma tribulation, without Master’s empowerment, I would never have been able to stand.
Through Fa-study and looking inward, I found the root cause for this huge tribulation: It was because I harbored too many notions and attachments, such as a show-off mentality, zealotry, competitiveness, fear, a deeply hidden attachment to lust, curiosity, and so on. During the Chinese New Year, with the onset of the epidemic, I had been watching either NTDTV overseas news or domestic news on my cell phone. I wasn’t studying the Fa seriously or sending righteous thoughts.
I am a Fa-rectification period Dafa disciple and have come this far by following Master. It was Master who saved me from hell. Master has also helped me repay my debts owed lifetime after lifetime, including debts owed to gods. Master has eliminated our names from hell, and we no longer belong to the beings within the Three Realms.
I will walk my path well and treasure the new life Master has given me, look inward all the time, cultivate to be altruistic, and awaken the conscience of more people.