(Minghui.org) When cultivators run into big tribulations, who can guarantee that they can successfully break through it? Here are two stories of two Falun Dafa practitioners who both ran into similar illness tribulations, but each turned out with different results. 

Practitioner Wong had diabetes symptoms. He told me how he was diagnosed, and how badly he suffered from it. At last, he said, “No one has recovered from diabetes.” 

Master said, 

When disciples have ample righteous thoughtsMaster has the power to turn back the tide” (“The Master-Disciple Bond,” Hong Yin, Vol. II

He couldn’t understand Master’s Fa right, and saw the illness tribulation as a real disease. He thought as long as he refused to go to the hospital, he was cultivating. However, his human thoughts couldn’t resist nature’s rule. Eventually, when he was in severe pain, his son took him to the hospital. Wong is now “cultivating” alone at home, relying on injecting insulin to survive. 

Master said,

“Why do you encounter these problems? They are all caused by your own karma. We have already eliminated for you many, numerous pieces of it, leaving only that tiny bit which is divided into tribulations at different levels for upgrading your xinxing, tempering your mind, and removing your different attachments. These are all your own tribulations that we use to improve your xinxing, and you will be able to overcome them. As long as you upgrade your xinxing, you can overcome them. Unless you, yourself do not want to do so, you can make it, provided you want to overcome them. ” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun

Master Arranged Everything

Master has arranged everything well for us to succeed in cultivation. As true Falun Dafa practitioners, we are protected by Master at all times. When we go through tribulations, there might be scares but never danger. As long as we maintain righteous thoughts, it’s guaranteed that we’ll succeed.

Another practitioner Hao also had diabetes once. Her condition was so severe that her toes were rotting. Her family and friends all persuaded her to have surgery to avoid the illness from getting worse. 

Hao was very humble and could take fellow practitioners’ advice about her deficiencies in cultivation. Even when she was in pain, she continued to study the Fa, send righteous thoughts and clarified the truth of Falun Dafa. She was confident that it was a test for her. She believed that as long as she had faith in Master and the Fa and eliminated her attachments, she could pass the test. She looked inward, and found resentment in her, and that she always considered herself in the right. After correcting herself, her so-called diabetes symptoms disappeared. 

Every time when Hao looked back and talked about her experience of overcoming the illness tribulation, she exclaimed, “Without believing in Master and the Fa, I couldn’t have passed through this tribulation. Without understanding the Fa principle, I couldn’t have passed the test. Without genuinely cultivating, I couldn’t have passed the test.”

How true! Master has said, “...cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while transforming gong is done by one’s master.” (Lecture Two, Zhuan Falun

Without righteous thoughts, Master can’t change our life's path. Without genuinely cultivating, we can’t succeed, because success always belongs to true cultivators. 

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