Changing Bad Things Into Good Things
(Minghui.org) After experiencing several issues, I've realized that the closer it gets to the end, the higher the requirements must be. Only by following the Dafa’s requirements with righteous thoughts and actions can we change bad things into good things.
Power of Dafa – Recovering from Cancer
My sister’s husband was diagnosed with cancer and stayed at our house before surgery. I sent righteous thoughts to remove the interference arranged by the old forces to stop me from doing the three things.
I still followed my daily routine. When I had time, I showed him some truth-clarifying videos and played Master’s lecture recordings for him.
I asked him to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” My sister is a Dafa practitioner, too, and he supported her cultivation.
His surgery went well and he was discharged from the hospital within eight days. About 20 days after the surgery, he could hold the audio player, listen to Master’s lectures, and watch the truth-clarifying videos on his own.
I visited my sister and saw her husband cleaning the yard on October 2. It was hard to believe he was a cancer patient.
He told me, “I ate well, and can do all kinds of work now.” I thank Master again and again from the bottom of my heart.
I told my sister, “Don't compromise studying the Fa and practicing the exercises with busy farming. It is Master’s compassion that has made him recover so quickly.”
My sister was very happy with his speedy recovery and asked me to teach him the exercises after the farming work got less busy.
“Whatever you experience during your cultivation—whether good or bad—is good, for it comes about only because you are cultivating.” (“To the Chicago Fa Conference,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress Vol. III)
Recovering from Lung Cancer in Ten Days
Just after my sister’s husband got better, practitioner Anna’s brother went to see doctors in three different hospitals and received the same results – he was diagnosed with lung cancer. The doctors gave him three months to live. Anna was very emotional because of her affection towards her brother.
She cried so much that her eyes became swollen. I thought to myself, “This is an arrangement by the old forces; they are so vicious.”
I also thought, “They couldn't succeed in interfering with our truth-clarification effort by using the wicked police officers to monitor us. They are now using affection to interfere with us.”
I said to Anna, "The old forces want to drag you down and prevent you from doing the three things. Remember we have omnipotent Master and Dafa!”
I also said, “If your brother can learn Dafa, the bad thing can be turned into a good thing. Ask him to watch the truth-clarification videos, listen to the recordings of Master’s teaching, and sincerely say, ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’.”
Lastly, I told her, “At the same time, you have to let go of your affection for your brother.” Upon hearing my words, Anna understood right away.
Anna went back home and sent forth righteous thoughts, clearing her attachment to her brother. After 40 minutes of sending righteous thoughts, Anna felt that the substance which had suffocated her heart was gone, and even the long-term pain in her left shoulder had disappeared.
She thus made arrangements for her brother every day and took advantage of additional time to go out and clarify the truth.
A doctor in the hospital was a practitioner, and he often guided her brother to listen to the recordings of Master’s teaching, and to recite “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Anna’s brother was diagnosed with lung cancer on September 19, but the cancer cells were gone by September 29. The doctor informed Anna that her brother could be discharged from the hospital.
Upon hearing the news, her brother was so happy he couldn’t say a word. He later told us, “I begged Master Li to save me, and I recovered by saying repeatedly, Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. I thank Master Li from the bottom of my heart, as it was Master who gave me a second life!”
Dafa Disciples Are One Body
Bertie and Carol were reported to the police and arrested when they were clarifying the truth of Falun Dafa to people. I didn’t know this until three days later.
I immediately notified local practitioners, who were able to contact the Minghui website and ask them to publish this news on the website. Two practitioners came by in the evening and moved the Dafa books and truth-clarification materials from Bertie’s home to a safe place.
When Bertie and Carol later returned home, they told us that they were arrested and detained in the detention center. They both had maintained strong righteous thoughts and clarified the truth to the police.
All three police officers and one deputy director of the police station quit the CCP and its youth organizations after learning the truth.
Bertie shared with us that she thought she was doing the most upright thing, and no one should interfere with or persecute them for doing it. She tried to negate all the arrangements by the old forces, and at the same time entrusted everything to Master.
She believed that the Dafa books were given to Dafa disciples by Master, and all the materials, tools, and equipment in her home were Dafa resources. They were miraculous weapons meant to save sentient beings. They should not be taken away by the police as evidence to persecute Dafa disciples.
“Indestructible righteous faith in the cosmos’s Truth forms benevolent Dafa disciples’ rock-solid, Diamond-Like Bodies, it frightens all evil, and the light of Truth it emanates makes the unrighteous elements in all beings’ thoughts disintegrate.” (“Also in a Few Words,” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)
At this time, the deputy director came and said with a smile: “You are quite upright and calm.” He asked three officers to take Bertie to a room without a monitoring camera.
They said to her, “We know that you [Falun Dafa practitioners] are all good people, and I want to help you. If you have a vacant room or house, please show us, as we need to shoot a video to conclude this case.”
Bertie saw that they were sincere and really wanted to help her, so she said that she had everything but a vacant room.
The three officers said: “Then we’ll go to your house first and hide your things.”
When the officers helped her hide things, they were afraid the second group of police would come to search her home. So they said they had to make it quickly because the newly appointed director in this police station was very evil, and he regarded the persecution of Dafa disciples as a means to be promoted.
Bertie said she must have had some loopholes for the old forces to take advantage of. She thought that she needed to look inward to find out why she was arrested.
She discovered that she could not get rid of the resentment towards her husband for many years. On the surface it appeared that she had let it go, but in reality, she couldn’t.
Her first thought was always to divorce her husband whenever she saw him having affairs with other women. She found that she had Chinese Communist Party (CCP) indoctrination in her competing and fighting mentality, along with demonic nature, attachment to jealousy, as well as her attachments to fame, personal interest, and affection.
She realized that those were all from the CCP indoctrination. She said that when she thought of divorce, she was afraid that her children would be hurt and her husband would squander the money, which were attachments to affection and profit.
As a veteran Dafa disciple who had cultivated for more than 20 years, Bertie knew she should let go of all those attachments. She thought that she would not be worthy of Master’s compassion if she continued clinging to them.
“If you do not change the human logic that you, as an ordinary human, have formed deep in your bones over thousands of years, you will be unable to break away from this superficial human shell and reach Consummation.” (“Cautionary Advice,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
Bertie said it was Master's teaching that melted her resentment towards her husband. She realized that only by assimilating Dafa and doing the three things well could she let go of her attachments.