An Elderly Lady’s Life-saving Secret
(Minghui.org) I started cultivating Falun Dafa in 2010. Subsequently, my various conditions, including chronic gastritis, dizziness, migraine headaches, asthma, back and leg aches, rhinitis and dysmenorrhea, vanished miraculously. My elderly mother, who witnessed my health changed for the better, supported my cultivation efforts.
‘Falun Dafa Is Good’
Towards the end of 2016, I developed symptoms of major illness karma. Pus oozing pustules started occurring over my entire scalp. My worried mother begged me to consult a doctor and take medication. When I refused, she threw an angry fit, crying and scolding me. I counseled her, “As long as I practice the exercises and cultivate myself according to Master Li’s (Falun Dafa's founder) requirements, my symptoms will vanish.” My mother refused to believe my words. “Those unknown growths on your head are oozing pus and blood. How can it get better on its own? Stop delaying and quickly obtain some medication.” I reassured her, “It really is okay. I am under Master’s protection. If you sincerely want me to recover faster, recite the phrase ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’.”
I would frequently tell my mother stories of practitioners who overcame tribulations. My mother also likes reading our truth-clarification materials and has read many examples of those who received blessings after sincerely reciting the phrase ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’. However, in the face of an actual situation, my mother’s belief wavered. I was forced to repeatedly remind her, “It is impossible for a cultivator to become sick. These symptoms are a sign that karma is being eliminated. I do not have to see a doctor and will recover through practicing the exercises and studying the Fa. If you truly wish for me to recover soon, sincerely recite the phrase on my behalf.” Faced with my insistence, my mother gave up and said, “I will believe it when you recover.”
One day soon after, I heard her mindlessly recite, “Dafa is good, Dafa is good, please let her head heal soon!” I told my mother such insincere recitations were useless. My mother stopped reciting a few days later, after seeing no improvement in my condition.
Later, my strong faith in Dafa enabled me to make a complete recovery without receiving any medical treatment. At this point, my mother gratefully exclaimed, “I truly believe in it. What a miracle!”
My mother is eighty-six years old this year. Her health has been constantly poor, and she suffers from many conditions, such as heart disease, cholecystitis, cystitis, cerebellar degeneration and hypertension. She takes many types of medication and has been hospitalized frequently. Her vision, hearing and memory have all deteriorated with age. However, her demeanor remains quite stubborn.
After witnessing the power of Dafa, my mother started believing the efficacy of the phrase, ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’. This phrase has helped her overcome multiple life-threatening situations.
Mother Survives Heart Attack
One night, at the start of Chinese New Year in 2018, my mother suffered a sudden severe pain in her chest. We rushed her to the hospital’s emergency department, where doctors determined she was suffering from an acute heart attack. They recommended immediate surgery to unblock her artery and insert a stent. Our family managed to contact a cardiac specialist, who dissuaded us from proceeding with the operation. Because of my mother’s advanced age, she had a high risk of dying from surgery. Even if she survived the procedure, it would be hard for her to recover her health. She would also need to take additional medication over a long period of time. After a few rounds of discussion, our family decided to forgo the operation and instead entrust my mother to Dafa.
During that time, my mother remained somewhat disoriented and confused. My sisters and I took turns staying by her side, repeatedly reciting ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’. After an agonizing night, we saw some improvement in her condition the following day. As soon as she became more clearheaded, we repeatedly reminded our mother to sincerely recite ‘Falun Dafa is good’.
That night, my mother suffered another acute attack. One of us ran to call for help while the other hurriedly reminded her to recite, ‘Falun Dafa is good’. To our surprise, before the doctor could even rush over, my mother began exclaiming, “I’m fine! I’m fine!” After a routine check the following morning, my mother was transferred to a general ward.
My mother told us, “That phrase really works. After reciting it a few times, the pain receded.” Over the next few days, we began hearing her recite the phrase frequently on her own.
My mother was discharged from the hospital ten days later, and her health improved rapidly thereafter. Because she remains rather forgetful, I remind her now and then to recite ‘Dafa is good!’
Complete Recovery After a Fall
On June 30, 2019, my mother fell during an attempt to retrieve an item placed on a high shelf. My sister and I escorted her to the hospital. Along the way I reassured her that reciting ‘Dafa is good’ would help her. At the hospital, the doctor examined her x-rays and reported that her bones were intact. My mother only suffered some soft tissue bruising and tendon strain. She was advised to return home to recuperate.
Initially, my sister was my mother’s sole caregiver after the fall. Later, I took over her care when my sister needed to run some errands. My mother spent long periods of time on her back, unable to stand or sit up on her own without assistance. She refused to move at all, as even the slightest movement caused her much pain. I read the Fa to her, recited the Dafa phrase, practiced the exercises at her side, and encouraged her to move about more often. My mother would slowly move her back and four limbs while reciting ‘Falun Dafa is good’.
Her condition rapidly improved and within weeks she was able to limp to the washroom with my assistance. Within days, my mother was able to move around freely, achieving complete recovery in less than a month!
Mother Is Saved by Dafa Once Again
On the evening of March 30, 2020, my mother suddenly started experiencing acute chest pains. I immediately rushed over, only to see her lying against her bed, eyes screwed shut against her pale, agonized face. My mother’s hair was soaked in sweat while her cold hands clutched her chest. My sister was packing her clothes, in preparation for a trip to the hospital.
My sister and I carefully helped my mother sit up. I then asked, “Mom, where does it hurt?” My mother pointed to her chest. I then asked, “Do you want to go to the hospital?” She immediately replied, “I'll probably die there!” I advised her, “Then let us recite the Dafa phrase.” My sister then told me, “I tried persuading her to recite earlier. She just refuses to do so!” I persuaded my mother, “You are already so old that the hospital will not be able to help you. Do you remember how you recovered from your last heart attack? You recited the phrase and safely overcame the danger. What do you have to lose? Only Dafa can save you now. Let us quickly recite the phrase!”
My mother listlessly bent over, panting quietly. I hastily held her hand, and started reciting loudly, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” As I recited, my mind was completely calm and at peace.
Slowly, my mother began to recite with me. At first her voice was soft and quiet. I would stop at intervals to ask her, “Mom, what are you saying? I can’t hear you!” She would confirm that she was reciting the phrase ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’! Gradually, her voice became louder, her complexion became rosier and her posture straighter. When I exclaimed, “Mom, you are well again!” My mother gave me a smile. I thank Master from the bottom of my heart for saving my mother's life once again!
These past two years, my mother’s heart attacks have been occurring less frequently. My entire family now believes in the power of Dafa!
I hope that my mother’s story can benefit and inspire those in danger, especially during this coronavirus pandemic period. Sincerely recite the phrase ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’. Falun Dafa will indeed bring benefits to you and your family!