83-Year-Old Woman: Master Is With Me and Protecting Me and My Family
(Minghui.org) Over the course of my 83 years, I have recovered from incurable illnesses, survived drowning, and seen one of my sons surviving an accident. How did I get past these ordeals? If I had not encountered Falun Dafa in 1997 when I was 60, I wouldn't have pulled through.
Doctor: No One Can Save You Except for Divine Intervention
When I was in my 50s, I looked like I was in my 80s because I had multiple, long-term diseases. These included stomach disease, heart disease, lumbar spondylosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and especially gynecological diseases caused by childbirth. I went to over 20 hospitals and tried both western and Chinese medicine. Nothing really helped. I was weak and skinny and I couldn't do anything.
The worse part was that my family not only spent all our savings, but also borrowed money to pay my medical bills. I felt like a huge burden to my family and tried to commit suicide. My family stopped me and kept a tight eye on me so that I wouldn't have a chance to do it again.
They still tried all means to cure me. We visited all the hospitals we could. In the end, no doctor could find a solution, because one prescription to target one illness would make another one worse. One doctor said, “No medicine in the world can cure you, except for maybe divine intervention.”
It sounded hopeless, but a divine encounter did show up in my life: I obtained Falun Dafa! After I practiced for two or three months, all my illnesses were gone! My entire family witnessed this miracle and exclaimed “Falun Dafa is Good!” Many of them also expressed interest in learning Falun Dafa.
Master Saved Me from Drowning
The next winter, I went to a pond to wash a basket of sweet potatoes [Translator’s note: In rural areas in China, tap water may not be installed, so people often wash vegetables in a pond nearby.]. When I was on the bridge, I put the basket down but lost my balance and fell into the pond. Unfortunately, I didn't know how to swim. While I was struggling, I began drifting towards the middle of the pond and I couldn't help but swallow some water.
Suddenly I heard a voice say viciously, “Push her head into the water.” Then another voice said, “You hold her legs, I'll hold her arms. Let's pull her down together.” It sounded as if many “people” were surrounding me, all talking at once, but I couldn't hear clearly. After a while, I heard Master's voice speaking very loudly, “She is my disciple.” Then I lost consciousness.
When I woke up, I heard my husband tell my sons, “Lower her head, raise her back, let the water come out.” I tried to sit up, but I couldn't move my arms. My daughter said, “Mom is moving! She is still alive!” I felt strange and said in my mind, “What are they talking about? I am fine, as a Falun Dafa practitioner, Master is protecting me. I should go back now, otherwise I will miss Fa study time.” Suddenly, I sat up.
Immediately, my stomach rumbled and water rushed out through my mouth. My family was staring at me in a daze. I told them, “Let's go back now! I am cold; I need to change.” Then they realized that I was fine and couldn't be happier.
The same night, two fellow practitioners from a neighboring village came to see me. I told them what happened. We all knew clearly that it was Master who saved my life. I teared up with deep appreciation for Master.
Dafa Saved Me Again from the Verge of Death
Fast forward 12 years later, over time, I gradually slacked off and didn't practice Falun Dafa as diligently as the first few years when I obtained the Fa. I barely studied the Fa and didn’t discipline myself by the Falun Dafa principles.
One day, I was sent to the township health center because of a heart attack. Then, I was transferred to the city hospital, but my condition was so critical that the city hospital couldn't handle it and sent me to the province hospital. By that time, I had already fallen into a coma.
My family told me what happened next. After a quick check, a doctor at the province hospital said that I must have surgery immediately but we had to pay 180,000 yuan first [Translator’s note: in China, patients must pay before surgery.]. It was a huge amount of money, especially for a family from a rural area like us. My oldest son asked the doctor, “If we pay the surgery fee, will you cure my mother?” The doctor said he would try his best, but couldn’t guarantee anything.
My oldest son was hesitating to sign the document. He and his three brothers needed to make a decision together.
At that point, I regained consciousness. I looked around and didn't know where I was. I called to my sons, and they came over. “Where are we? What is this place?” They didn't answer, but lowered their heads with a worried frown. The doctor came in and explained everything to me in detail.
Knowing that the surgery would bankrupt our family and also with full faith in Dafa, I decided to go home. I resumed practicing Falun Dafa exercises and my condition quickly improved. Now ten years have passed, and I’m still living a very healthy life.
My Second Son Survived a Dangerous Accident
I have a big family, with over 20 family members spanning four generations. They all know Falun Dafa is good and support my practice of Falun Dafa. As a result, they are blessed. Here's a story of my second son.
Four years ago, my son was the carpentry team leader at a construction site. One night when he was walking on the half finished floor on the fifth story to check the quality of the work, the wooden board suddenly turned over and he fell. Luckily, he grabbed hold of a beam on the fourth floor.
Hanging in the air, he tried to flip himself up, but didn't have enough strength. He was in his 50s, after all. He tried to call for help, but no one could hear him. All he could do was to hang in there for as long as possible.
One hour later, some of his team members returned to the construction site to look for him, upon realizing he hadn’t returned to their shared company dormitory. They found my son by following his faint call for help. They laid out a net for him to land in.
Later, my son told me what happened, “When I was hanging in the air, I wasn’t afraid. I knew that Falun Dafa's Master will save me. What really made me scared was the moment when I jumped down. I immediately collapsed when I got down to the ground. Think about it, I was hanging there by my arms for a whole hour. It was dark and nobody was there! I believed it was Dafa's Master who sent my coworkers back to check on me. Thank you Master, I couldn't be more appreciative!”