Cured of a Genetic Childhood Disease
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997, and have experienced the power of Dafa over and over again.
Suffering from Illness Since Childhood
Since childhood, I had been suffering from a family hereditary disease, which resulted in sudden onsets of breathlessness and heart palpitations, until I fell into unconsciousness. Each attack occurred once or twice a year, with each episode causing extreme stress and fright to my family. During one episode, I fell unconscious, and smashed my head against a large pickle jar. Even today, I can still feel the depression of the impact with my fingers. Doctors were unable to diagnose or help with my condition, and I could only live with it.
Additionally, I started suffering from severe cervical spondylitis, gastric pains, chronic rhinitis and pharyngitis while at school. The stomachaches were so bad that I could only lean over my table, pale and in a cold sweat. I tried many medications, but none were effective.
Stepping Into Dafa Cultivating
I visited my aunt and her family for the Chinese New Year in 1997. My aunt was a Falun Dafa practitioner. I learned from her about how Falun Dafa encourages practitioners to cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, to do good, and not seek fame or personal gain, and to be considerate towards all. The exercises were easy to learn and moreover could boost a person’s health.
That night, my aunt and I watched a video of Master Li's (the founder) teachings, and the five sets of exercises. I learned the first four sets of exercises quickly after watching the video just once, and for the fifth exercise, I could sit in the cross-legged position for nearly 40 minutes during my first try.
I used to suffer from severe shoulder and arm pain due to chronic cervical spondylosis. While performing the second set of exercises, my shoulders and arms burned in pain, but I gritted my teeth and did my best to persevere.
Then something unforeseen happened. An invisible, warm big hand gently lifted my arms till they were at the correct level. More amazingly, the pain in my shoulders and arms stopped, and I completed the exercise with ease. My heart was quiet and my mind clear of any thoughts.
It was only much later that I learned that Master had cleansed my body and restored me to good health. Even the extraordinary state of peace and calm I had experienced during my first meditation exercise was Master encouraging me. This practice was nothing like I had ever experienced, as though I had been waiting for it my entire life.
The following night, I was meditating on my aunt ’s bed when I heard my heart beating as loud as a drum. Then, my heart began to race after 30 minutes, and I felt breathless. Believing that my illness was recurring, I lay down on the bed. Yet after a short period of discomfort, the symptoms passed, and everything returned to normal. I told my worried aunt that I seemed to have suffered an attack, but it was a milder version as compared to before. My aunt reassured me and said it was a good sign that Master was adjusting my body for me. My hereditary disease never recurred.
Experiencing the Benefits from Practicing Dafa
After returning home, I continued to read Zhuan Falun with my mother and elder brother. My mother also started visiting a nearby park every morning to participate in group exercises.
My mother used to suffer from a heart condition, high blood pressure, cerebral hemorrhage, nephritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gastritis and various other illnesses. Her medications were stored in various cabinets, drawers, and even under the bed. My father also suffered from severe gastric ulcers. During an attack, only a very expensive Japanese medication could relieve his pain. Each box of seven tablets cost 270 yuan. My hereditary illness further caused our family to spend a large sum on medications and medical treatment each month. As low-income ordinary workers, my parents were barely able to cover household expenses.
After obtaining the Fa, my mother diligently practiced the exercises, and followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in her everyday life. She became happier and more open-minded. More amazingly, my mother's health improved. Before cultivation practice, her lips were tinged purple, and her complexion was dull and pale. She could neither crouch down, nor get back up on her own. After a few months of practice, her complexion became rosy, and she started climbing stairs effortlessly. My mother threw away all her pills and stopped taking any medication.
Our neighbors witnessed my mother’s huge changes, and curiously began to ask her about her improved health. My mother told them about Falun Dafa, and some of the neighbors were so impressed that they too expressed interest in learning Dafa.
My father had been diagnosed with severe liver ascites around that time. After seeing my mother's health improve, my father also decided to pick up the practice. Not only did his liver ascites disappear, but also his stomach ulcers. Although he was 1.75 meters tall, my father weighed only 110 kilograms, as his gastric condition prevented him from eating much. After cultivating Falun Dafa, he gained nearly 40 kilograms, his complexion became rosy and his stamina was much improved.
After encouragement from my mother and my brother, I started attending group exercises at the park every morning in May 1997. Although practitioners at the site did not know each other well, they were very kind and friendly towards each other. After each exercise session, we would gather to read the Fa together. Everyone would share their experiences and work towards eliminating their human attachments. That environment was truly pure, untainted by selfishness, fame and other bad societal values. As a Dafa practitioner, I would remind myself every day that my words and deeds should follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
Over time, not only did my health improve but I became more open and compassionate. I began to lose interest in material benefits, started to show more diligence at work, and stopped comparing my workload with others. With my good work attitude and cheerful smile, I was praised by my colleagues and bosses. Thanks to Falun Dafa, the lives of our entire family changed for the better.
Cured of Epilepsy after Sincerely Reciting “Falun Dafa Is Good”
One night in the winter of 2009, my classmate and best friend called me, because she was desperate.
Some days back, her son had a sudden seizure, foaming at the mouth and jerking his limbs uncontrollably. He suffered a second, more severe bout a few days later. The doctor confirmed a diagnosis of epilepsy and told her that, because his symptoms were so severe and frequent, her son would have to take medication for the rest of his life. The doctor also told her that fevers could easily trigger an epileptic spell, and that this illness would affect the child's future.
My classmates searched for further information online and found a group dedicated to childhood epilepsy. Parents of epileptic children in that group mentioned that long-term use of epilepsy medication would damage the child's brain and nerves, and delay the child’s development. However, there remained no alternative that could cure epilepsy.
My classmate was deep in despair when she thought about me. She was familiar with my past medical history, understood the truth behind the persecution of Falun Dafa by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and had already quit the CCP.
After receiving her call, I knew this was an opportunity for me to clarify the truthand save her family. Her husband was a police officer who had opposed his wife meeting Dafa practitioners. Her seven-year-old child had attended a school run by the CCP from an early age and his mind had been conditioned with lies about Falun Dafa.
We arranged to meet at her home, and I brought over some truth-clarification materials, protective amulets and a copy of Zhuan Falun. I told her son, “Falun Dafa is a cultivation way that teaches people to do good. Do not believe in the lies published by the Party and instead sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” You will receive good health, excellent grades and many blessings.” Her son took my advice and started to learn the exercise movements. I advised my classmate to continue studying the Fa and practicing the exercises with her child. Just before I left, I persuaded her husband to quit the CCP under a pseudonym, and he quickly agreed. Their son also willingly quit the Young Pioneers.
Thereafter, I visited them a few more times in order to teach and refine their exercise movements. One day, my classmate called me with the happy news that her child had not suffered an epileptic seizure to date. Also her previously bad-tempered child had now become more patient when encountering conflicts in school. Her son told her it was because he remembered to apply Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance during any difficult situation. I was very happy to hear it.
Sometime after, my worried classmate called and told me that her child was suffering from a fever. They were currently in the hospital, waiting in line for an IV infusion. As a hundred children were in line before her, she was worried that the fever would trigger another set of seizures. I advised her and her child to recite the phrase “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and place their trust in Master and Dafa. Ten minutes later, my excited classmate called me with good news. She and her child recited the phrase and within minutes, her child had broken out into a sweat. His fever receded and his temperature returned to normal. As there was no further need for an IV infusion, mother and child were happily preparing to return home.
Ten years have passed, and the child has become a smart and healthy young man. His epilepsy has never recurred. Falun Dafa rescued their family and granted them many blessings. For that, I believe the sacredness and goodness of Dafa have become deeply rooted in their hearts.