Dafa Healed and Reunited My Brother and Me
(Minghui.org) I had serious postpartum joint pain that tortured me for 15 years. In those days, even in summer, I had to cover my head, and I dared not leave home because I would get a headache and vomit repeatedly. Experts told me that my rheumatism was incurable and that I would never recover.
In 1996, I was fortunate to start cultivating Falun Dafa and compassionate and great Master Li Hongzhi save me. After practicing for 20 days, I took off the cotton hat that I had worn for so long. People I knew were surprised and inspired to become cultivators, too.
Soon after I became a practitioner, I understood that Dafa not only removes difficult and serious ailments, but more importantly, Dafa can purify one's soul, harmonize people's relationships, and improve people's standards of morality.
During the Cultural Revolution, young people were sent to the countryside to do physical labor. In 1972, I was sent to Northeast China to work on the same farm as one of my brothers. However, I was chosen to go to college in 1976. I was lucky because I was the only person selected on the farm. My brother had been on the farm longer than me. He would be too old if he had to continue working and then attend college or go back to a city. I wanted to help him, so I asked the farm leader to allow my brother to go in my place. Thus, he went to college and majored in electrical engineering.
After learning that my brother was sent to college instead of me, the farm leaders accused my unit leader of making a bad decision. So they decided to override my qualifications for college or a job in the city unless I joined the manure collection team. My qualifications would be restored if I collected excrement from septic tanks for three years.
More than 1,500 young people worked that farm, some for over 10 years but still hadn't been given the chance to go back to a city. I knew I would never be able to leave the farm unless my performance was exceptional. Therefore, I accepted the dirtiest, filthiest, and most tiring job on the farm. No one wanted to do that work.
It was the most unbearable job ever. A girl led a group of young men and women to remove excrement from the toilets all day. We started early in the morning when it was still dark. In winter, the temperature fell to -22°F or colder, numbing our hands and feet. The summers were even worse because the smell was unbearable.
It was hard work. I often vomited when I ate and cried secretly. But I felt happy whenever I remembered that my brother now had a better life, and I had eased my parents' worry about him. In the severe cold and scorching heat, I overcame many difficulties. The farm leaders must have noticed, because after three years, they sent me to the city to work. I was overjoyed because my efforts were finally being rewarded.
After my brother graduated, he was assigned a good job and promoted again and again. But he did not show me any gratitude. Instead, he didn’t even talk to me because of a trivial matter, and he never visited me even when I was very sick.
I was furious at his behavior and wondered why he was so mean to me. My resentment grew stronger and stronger and tortured me every day. It seemed so unfair.
My resentment remained until I obtained Dafa. When reading Zhuan Falun my mind and heart became clearer. I was shocked by Master's words: “Why do you encounter these problems? They are all caused by your own karma.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
Master also said:
“In cultivation practice, there may be two scenarios when dealing with specific conflicts or when others treat you badly. One is that you might have treated this person badly in your previous life. You feel in your heart that it is unfair, 'How can this person treat me like this?' Then why did you treat this person that way in the past?” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)
The Fa had touched me to the bottom of my heart, and I realized that my suffering on the farm was repaying the debt I owed my brother. Maybe I had hurt him even more in my previous life. There was a karmic relationship between us. My grievances toward him were resolved by studying the Fa. Master removed the resentment I’d harbored, and I felt relaxed and at ease. I was so excited that I couldn't wait to see my brother and tell him how great Dafa was. So I put together some Dafa books and gifts for him and his wife and went to see them.
We hadn’t seen each other for years. My brother and I would never have met so peacefully without the great compassion of Master and Dafa. Just as I had changed, my brother and his family also changed. I told them about the greatness of Dafa, Master’s compassion, and the changes in my mind and body after I started to practice Falun Dafa. My brother and his family listened to what I had to say. They accepted the Dafa books I gave them and have looked after the books and often read them.
My Family and Neighbor Benefit from Dafa
My older sister and her husband both practice Dafa. Her husband used to have tuberculosis and my sister had lumbar spine tuberculosis and couldn't walk. After two months of practice, they both recovered. They are now over 80 and still in good health.
My sister's son-in-law had a sudden heart attack, gasped for breath, lost feeling in his limbs, and was dying. My sister's daughter cried in fright. Before he lost consciousness, he remembered that my sister told him to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great” when in danger. He said it over and over again. Then he opened his eyes, sat up, and said them aloud. After a few minutes, he felt fine. Master saved him from death. The whole family was very excited and thanked Master for saving his life.
Before practicing Falun Dafa, my eldest brother could hardly walk because of a herniated lumbar disc. He was fine a few days after he started practicing Falun Dafa. He's almost 80 now but enjoys perfect health.
One day, a puppy bit his son on the foot. The boy didn’t think it wasn't serious and went to work. By that night, the boy's leg and foot had turned red and began to swell. He went to a clinic and was told that, after 24 hours, the rabies had entered his heart and there was no way to save him.
His son was terrified because his life was in danger. When my brother went to visit his son, he asked Master for help and to save his son. At the same time, he asked his son to say with him, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great.” Then a miracle happened—his son felt better. After returning home, he listened to Master's lectures and recovered that same night. He has been fine ever since.
My neighbor had a herniated lumbar disc, which pressed on the nerves to her leg. She learned about Dafa through me, and believed in Dafa and Master after she saw my health improve. She threw away all her medicines and behaved like a true practitioner. In a dream one night, someone patted her back a few times, then said she could walk. She ran down the street in her dream. After she woke up, she tried to walk, and sure enough she could. Two days later, she carried a 25-kilogram bag of rice from the first floor to the seventh floor.