(Minghui.org) On this Thanksgiving Day, Falun Dafa practitioners all over the world would like to thank the founder of Falun Dafa Mr. Li Hongzhi for his boundless saving grace.

Mingzhen, an 81-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner from Philadelphia in the United States, shared how Master Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Dafa) helped her dissolve tribulations and saved her life several times during her two decades of cultivation in Falun Dafa. On this special day, she recalled her experiences and was very thankful to Master for his saving grace.

Childhood Memories

I was born into a family of strong believers of Buddhism. Our family members had been lay Buddhists for several generations. My mother told me that my siblings and I were converted to Buddhism in the temple as soon as we were born. I heard many stories about retribution when I was a child. I believed in Gods and Buddhas.

As a child, I stood in the large garden of my family house with loneliness in my heart, not knowing where I belonged. When I looked at the stars and the sky at night, I felt happy and calm when I thought of the divinity there. When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came into power, it indoctrinated people with atheism and the theory of evolution and cracked down on religion. My longing for the divine gradually faded.

This Practice Is Miraculous

My health had been good until 1994 when I found a lump in my breast. It was diagnosed as cancer in 1995. I went through radiotherapy, chemotherapy and took Chinese and Western medicine. I practiced qigong and Taichi. Due to the physical pain and my fear, I developed insomnia. Life was miserable for me.

A medical examination two years later suggested that the cancer had spread to my thyroid. I spent my time stewing Chinese medicine and drinking it. My husband, who was in poor health himself, had to look after me. My daughter came to help once a week. They endured huge pressure and hardships.

One of my students visited me in January 1998. He told me that his wife's emphysema disappeared after she practiced Falun Dafa for two months. He persuaded me to practice Falun Dafa. I went to his home on January 16, 1998. That day was a turning point in my life.

His wife played the videos of Master’s lectures for me and taught me the sitting meditation. I stayed in their home that night. I slept soundly from 11 pm to 7 am the next day. I had suffered from insomnia since 1995. This practice was miraculous!

I went back home with seven Dafa books, audio recordings, videos of Master’s lectures, and exercise music. I started to listen to Master’s lectures as soon as I got home. Every day, I opened my tape recorder and listened to Master’s lectures all day until bedtime. I learned the exercise movements from the exercise demonstration video.

I no longer took any medicine and threw them all out. I burned all the qigong materials I had. I felt light without illnesses. Falun Dafa freed me from the agony of cancer and fear. I lived happily. Thank you Master for giving me a second life!

My Son Read Zhuan Falun after Witnessing Dafa’s Miracles

I developed a very bad cough in 2005. I could hardly breathe when it was severe. It was said that the cancer could relapse after 10 years. It was exactly the 10th year. My family worried about me. My son insisted that I go to the hospital for a check-up. He worried that the cancer had transferred to my lungs because I was coughing so badly. I told them that practitioners have no illnesses. I made truth-clarification materials and distributed them every day as usual.

Six months later my son said to me: “Mom, we will not push you to take medicine or have injections. But can you please have some tests at the hospital? If you don’t have any problems, I will believe that Falun Dafa is wonderful and will read Zhuan Falun.”

I agreed. My son only believed in science and atheism. I pleaded for Master’s help so that my son would read Zhuan Falun.

The medical examination didn’t show any problems with my health. Upon learning of the miracle created by Dafa, my son started to read Zhuan Falun. I knew clearly in my heart that if I didn’t practice Dafa, the cancer would have transferred to my lung and my life would have ended. Master saved me and has borne a huge amount of karma for me. Master gave me a third life.

Going Through Sickness Karma Again

I had pain all over my body, including in my fingers, for several months in 2011. It was said that breast cancer could easily transfer to the lungs and to the bones. I knew it was not transferring. I wasn’t afraid and my heart didn’t move. I took it lightly and knew that Master is always looking after me. I did the three things every day and went out to clarify the truth to people even though I was in pain. I practiced the exercises every day.

My son insisted on sending me to the hospital for treatment. I said to him: “You see that my legs are swollen. Actually, I have pain all over my body. Ask the doctor to separate my flesh from my bone, will you?” He didn’t say anything. I told him that the cancer would have transferred to the bone if I didn’t practice Falun Dafa, but now Master is taking care of me. Master has already removed bad stuff for me and has borne it for me, leaving me with only this small portion to bear. I told my son I would recover soon.

Indeed I recovered quickly. Master saved my life once again.

Surviving a Car Accident Without Any Injuries

I went to visit my child and settled down in Philadelphia in February 2018. I was on my way home from the truth-clarification site at the Liberty Bell at noon on September 19 this year. On a small crossroad without any traffic lights, a car knocked me down to the ground and nearly crushed me. It didn’t stop until it had driven another seven meters. The driver didn’t have the intention of stopping. I got up from the ground and waved for her to come back. I pointed out that she broke the traffic rules and asked her to be careful when driving.

I said to her: “I am now 81 years old. An everyday person would have a bone fractured in such circumstances. But I am completely ok. Do you know why? I practice Falun Dafa and Master protects us.” I then told her that I recovered from breast cancer because of practicing Falun Dafa. I told her the nine “true” words and that the CCP virus was a specter targeting people who persecute Falun Dafa and that withdrawal from the CCP and its affiliated organizations would keep her safe. She agreed to withdraw from an affiliated youth organization of the CCP. Thanks to Master’s protection, I was not injured in the accident and saved one person during the process.

Overcoming a Tribulation Again

I got up at 4 am on October 23 this year. I felt dizzy and had no strength in my legs. I felt very uncomfortable. I tried to negate it. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and I have Master. I would be all right. I must persevere... But I felt everything was spinning, and I couldn’t sit. I sweated and vomited badly. I said to Master in my heart: “Master, please transform the bad stuff of the dark minions, rotten demons and specters of communism that have persecuted me into liquid and I will spit them out.” My vomiting stopped as soon as I had such a thought. I didn’t feel cold either.

But I still felt dizzy and couldn’t move my head. When I opened my eyes, I felt the whole room was spinning. I lay on the ground and recited the nine “true” words and Master’s Fa when I was awake. I told myself “I will negate the persecution by the old forces with action. I will not lie down if I can sit up. I will not sit if I can stand. I will study the Fa, practice the exercises, and send forth righteous thoughts as I do every day. I will send righteous thoughts more and recite the nine true words constantly.”

As long as I was awake, I listened to Master’s lectures, sent forth righteous thoughts, recited the nine true words and recited the Fa. I practiced the exercises the next day though it was very hard at the start. I practiced the four sets of exercises with my back against the wall on the third day, and the entire five sets of exercises the day after. Thanks to Master’s strengthening and practitioners’ help, I became better day by day until I completely recovered.

My Gratitude to Master

I’d like to express my deep gratitude to Master. Master found me and awakened me when I was puzzled with life. He reminded me of my wish and connected me with this precious opportunity of cultivation. He has let me be his disciple and taught me the universal principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” He has made me understand why I came to this world. He leads me in cultivation and tells me to be a good person and elevate myself morally. He has dismantled tribulations for me and renewed my life, time and time again. He shows me the boundless power of Falun Dafa.

I will never know how much Master has borne for me. My gratitude to Master for his compassion and saving grace is beyond any words. On this Thanksgiving Day, I thank Master from the bottom of my heart!