My Realization After Breaking My Leg
(Minghui.org) When my husband started to practice Falun Dafa in 1995, I also learned the exercises for a few days. Maybe it wasn’t my time yet, or perhaps I was interfered with by what I had learned before, but I didn’t obtain the Fa at that time. I even complained to my husband about him cultivating. I didn’t realize that I was on the wrong path.
My husband experienced sickness karma in 1998 with a severe fever that lasted over twenty days. He kept on studying the Fa and doing the exercises. After he recovered he looked even healthier than before. At times, he could see small Falun of various colors rotating in front of him.
My husband’s experience changed my mind. Falun Dafa is truly a righteous cultivation practice. Due to my poor enlightenment quality, I didn’t obtain the Fa when he did, but I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity again.
I started to cultivate in October 1998, and even though I’m in my seventies, my physical condition has improved a lot since then. I’d like to share a tribulation I endured and how I overcame it.
One day in 2004, I was cooking dumplings when I slipped and fell. My left leg was bent backward. I tried to get up but couldn’t. I took out my cellphone and called a fellow practitioner, who came very quickly and carried me to bed. She reminded me to keep my thoughts righteous and to ask for Master’s protection.
My thigh bone seemed broken and my leg was swollen so badly that she had to cut my pants off with a pair of scissors. My children arrived and were terrified at the sight of my leg. They called an ambulance. I kept asking Master for help all the way to the hospital.
After a series of scans and checks, the doctor confirmed that I had a fracture in my thigh and a tumor in my knee. He recommended setting the broken bone first and removing the tumor six months later.
My daughter took my x-ray images to a specialist in Beijing. He said that my situation was quite serious and I would need my bones scraped three times over a three-year period. If I left the leg untreated, I might not be able to walk or sit. If the tumor developed into a malignant one, my leg would have to be amputated.
My daughter was scared, and went to consult another specialist who made the same recommendations. Although my children had witnessed the improvements in my health since I started to cultivate, they were very worried.
In my heart, I continued to ask Master for help. I wouldn’t accept the situation—it was all an illusion. I mustn't have done well in some regard and the evil took advantage of my loophole. I must correct myself. I refused to follow the doctor’s suggestions because I knew Master would take care of me and I would be fine.
Practitioners visited to study the Fa and share experiences with me. My righteous thoughts got stronger and stronger. Looking inward, I realized that I had recently been obsessed with clearing land for farming. I wasted the precious time that Master had given to us for our cultivation.
This was a huge loophole. It was also an attachment to personal interest. I didn’t spend my precious time doing the three things. I didn’t put enough effort into saving sentient beings. While fellow practitioners were busy saving people, I was busy farming. The contrast was stark.
After I realized this, I felt a hot current flowing from my head to my feet. I knew my understanding was right and benevolent Master was encouraging me. When I was reading Zhuan Falun that day, a sentence shined like gold:
“Once your mind is not right, you will be ruined at once.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)
I rubbed my eyes and looked carefully. The sentence was still shining with golden light. A few minutes later, it returned to its original appearance. I understood Master was giving me a hint. My righteous thoughts were affected by the words of the doctors and my family. Master was reminding me to keep a righteous mind and to treat myself as a cultivator. Because of my poor enlightenment quality, Master was worried about me. My faith in Master and the Fa were not firm enough.
I stopped thinking about undergoing surgery and concentrated on doing the three things. My leg recovered quickly and I didn’t suffer any of the problems that the doctors had warned me about. My family members were amazed. I have deeply understood that Dafa cultivation is a serious matter.
Thank you Master for your care and salvation.