A Doctor Witnesses the Power of Dafa
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa has been practiced around the world for more than two decades, and many people have witnessed its power.
Not long after I came in contact with Dafa I personally witnessed Dafa’s power. One day after breakfast, I felt piercing, sharp pains in my abdomen and my back around the kidney area, accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Lying in bed with my eyes closed, I groaned in pain, while my family panicked.
Being doctors ourselves, my husband and I recognized the symptoms of kidney stones with its characteristic severe stabbing pains coming in waves. I was pregnant, so many of the conventional treatments were deemed unsuitable. My very concerned husband who was a Falun Dafa practitioner, said to me, “If you sincerely recite 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,' Dafa’s Master will definitely take care of you.”
I nodded, but was skeptical – how could reciting a few words get rid of the kidney stones? Needless to say, my condition showed no signs of improvement through the day. When my husband came home from the clinic in the evening, he rushed to my side. Seeing that I was still in pain, he read to me a story about a non-practitioner who recovered after reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and asking Master for help.
That story gave me hope. I felt a bit better as I opened my eyes and felt my faith in Dafa’s Master growing. I decided that I too would plead with Master to save me. With utmost sincerity, I started reciting the words in my mind: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Within minutes, I could feel a big hand tapping my painful back a few times and instantly the pain in my abdomen and back disappeared.
I sat bolt upright, astonished and delighted. After hearing what happened, my husband said, “I've witnessed the power of Dafa like this during my years of practicing Falun Dafa. At critical moments, anyone who is sincere and has faith in Master and Dafa will be saved by Master. That is how miracles can occur."
Over 100 million people took up the practice in the few short years since Falun Dafa was introduced. Almost every Dafa practitioner has experienced the power of Dafa, and that’s why so many people have been drawn to Dafa.
Master Has the Last Word
While my husband was illegally detained by the Chinese authorities because of his belief, my sister-in-law and I went to visit him in prison one day. Although we had applied for the visit, we did not get to see him after long hours of waiting. Not until it was nearly time for the prison guards to leave for the day did the person in charge inform us that the visit has been denied because of my husband’s “unsatisfactory behavior.” I knew they meant that my husband refused to give up his belief, but that was not a good enough reason to deny him visits by family.
The turn of events took us by surprise. My sister-in-law frantically called her contacts for help on her mobile phone. I, on the contrary, remained very calm. Having been a Dafa practitioner for more than five years, I recognized the old forces’ usual tricks. I thought: “This decision is not up to you prison guards, it’s up to Master. We only accept arrangements made by Master.” While sending forth pure and strong righteous thoughts, I denied the old forces’ arrangements and wished to accept only Master’s arrangements. At that moment, I had complete faith in Master, and had nothing else on my mind.
Shortly afterward, I heard my husband’s name being called inside the reception lounge. As I headed toward the lounge, a guard said to me, “You must be his family. You can see him soon.” Excitedly, I called out to my sister-in-law with the good news and explained to her how I had pleaded to Master for help. She said with relief, “Your Dafa works quickly! I haven't reached anyone on the phone yet. It’s incredible!”
With Master’s help, we got to see my husband that day. This incident has strengthened my faith in Master and also allowed my non-practicing sister-in-law to witness the extraordinary power of Dafa.
Not Holding Oneself to Dafa's Standard
One time I was to give a patient who was suffering a cold an injection. The day before, we agreed on a specific drug that had been effective on him in the past. However, when the day of the injection came, we had run out of the requested drug. I took the liberty to use a substitute drug because I thought there was little difference between the two drugs. When I administered the drug, the patient’s family asked whether the drug being used was the drug requested.
I thought they would not know the difference and there was no harm in lying. “Yes of course.” As soon as I said that, a shard of glass shot into my eye. I instinctively shut my eyes but I knew I should not rub it with my hand or I would scratch my eyeball. I thought I’d wait until after the injection to take the shard of glass out in front of a mirror.
Almost immediately I realized the accident was a stern reminder to me. I was not conducting myself in accordance to the standard required of a Falun Dafa practitioner. I should not have lied to my patient. “Master, I was wrong. That was against the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”
“There’s a shard of glass on your leg,” my patient pointed out to me suddenly. Following his gaze, I found the shard of glass on my leg. Right then, my eye felt normal again.
The little accident was Master’s way of hinting that I was doing something wrong as well as making me see the serious nature of cultivation. Master is always there watching over us, making use of everyday events to remind and instruct us.
My eyes fill up with tears whenever memories of these events come back to me. Thank you Master for your immense mercy in offering salvation to your disciples, even though we sometimes fall short of your expectations.