(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa three years ago. Time and again, I experienced how extraordinary Dafa is. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to practice cultivation during this amazing and historic time.
I was weak and suffered from many illnesses since childhood. Both wind and cold made the joints in my body ache. I suffered from insomnia and relied on pills to fall asleep.
At one point, I could not sleep for 7 days in a row. I was tense and looked exhausted. My skin was damaged from excessive sun exposure. I was overweight and short of breath when I climbed the stairs. I was hospitalized many times.
After I began practicing Falun Dafa, all these ailments disappeared.
I became healthy and my body felt light. I slimmed down as well. My complexion improved and I no longer needed to go to the hospital. My family, relatives and friends saw that I had completely transformed. Words cannot describe the gratitude I have for Master. I also thank other practitioners for helping me in the past!
I would like to share some of my recent experiences that show how amazing and extraordinary Dafa is.
On August 24, 2021, my husband and I both developed a high fever. Our bodies ached, we felt chills, our stomachs hurt and we had diarrhea. These symptoms all appeared suddenly.
My first reaction was, aren’t these signs of COVID? Perhaps my younger brother who just returned from another area brought the virus! I thought, “Wait, that’s not right! I am a Dafa disciple and Master is looking after me. My body is made of high energy matter, there is no way the virus can penetrate my body. This is a false appearance. I cannot acknowledge this.”
I immediately sent righteous thoughts to eliminate my wrong thought—but the symptoms did not go away. Just then, I remembered what Master taught,
“A practitioner will come across tribulations in cultivation. When a tribulation comes, it may manifest as an interpersonal conflict. There will be mind games and the like involved, which directly affect your xinxing. There will be many cases in this regard. What else will you encounter? Our bodies may suddenly feel uncomfortable. This is because repaying the karma will be manifested in different ways.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)
I understood that this sudden false appearance was repaying karma. I stopped resisting this discomfort and tried not to feel how terrible it was.
That afternoon, no matter how bad I felt I was not moved. I kept reading Minghui Weekly and Zhuan Falun. I did the five exercises and sent righteous thoughts every hour. By 1 a.m. I began sweating and I felt better.
“If thoughts are righteous, evil will collapse” (“What’s to Fear,” Hong Yin II)
Master also said,
“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 III)
I enlightened to a level of meaning in Master’s teaching. This strengthened my faith in cultivation. I did not sleep that night. At 3 a.m., I began to do the exercises as usual. I studied the Fa and felt fine. When my husband woke up, his face was purplish black. He said he did not sleep as he was too uncomfortable. I made him his favorite foods and gave him medication. I gradually recovered but he did not appear to get better.
By the third day I felt normal. However my husband’s symptoms continued. The pills did not help. I took the opportunity to explain the facts to him. He finally admitted how extraordinary Dafa is.
I quickly asked him to sincerely say, “Falun Dafa Is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I asked Master to help my husband get better. I also suggested that he practice the Falun Dafa exercises. I pointed out that we had the same symptoms, yet due to our different views, the results were completely different.
As I got better, I began to look within. What is my attachment that gave the negative factors the opportunity to exploit my gaps?
I reflected on my recent behavior and speech and recalled returning to my hometown during a recent festival. Out of greediness, I took some corn from my nephew’s house without asking and even plucked fruit from another person’s place. I took these not just for myself but also gave some to my brother.
I realized that I still had many desires and this was not acceptable for a practitioner. I should eliminate them. Yet every time I ran into something, I could not help following my desires. I seemed to stay at this level and I wasn’t able to break through in cultivation.
When I opened Zhuan Falun again, I saw Master’s words regarding sentiment. I knew it was important and urgent for me to get rid of my emotions. I immediately sent righteous thoughts and asked Master for help in thoroughly eliminating all “sentiments” in my dimension.
I believe that a miracle then happened. I closed my eyes and clearly saw a wide, boundless dimension with blue skies and white clouds. I wondered if my celestial eye had opened. Sure that my physical eyes were closed, I saw the dimension I was in turn red. It was soft and not glaring at all. I understood that Master must have seen I had found my attachment and showed me this to encourage me. I was excited and did heshi (a gesture of respect). I said to Master silently, “Please don’t worry, I will work hard to eliminate my sentimentality.”
I still have many strong desires and various attachments. They make me feel very tired.
For example, I understand that some people view greed as useful. They pursue money, want to buy more houses, gain more materially, and so on. However in cultivation, greed is a terrible thing. It traps and drags a practitioner down. It makes you think the human world is good and you don’t want to leave it. One is happy when one gains something and upset when one loses it.
This sudden tribulation helped me see its true nature. I am determined to get rid of these attachments.
The third day after my husband became ill, he was still in agony despite trying three different medications. He went to the toilet frequently and his stomach hurt. Seeing him suffer I said, “You have two options—one, go to the hospital.” He said no. “The other choice is to do the Falun Dafa exercises with me.” He refused. I then suggested he sincerely recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He did not say anything. I went back to my room to rest.
At midnight, I sent righteous thoughts to eliminate anything blocking my husband from accepting that Falun Dafa is good. I asked Master for help. I continued to send righteous thoughts until 6 a.m. When I walked into my husband’s room his complexion was normal and he was smiling. My instincts told me that he was fine. I thanked Master for his compassion!
When he was able to sit up and eat, I asked him if he had recited the nine magic words. He said that he had. I asked how he felt. He said he was fine. Then he told me he had a strange dream. He wanted to go home but instead found himself in my hometown. He got lost, and no matter which way he went, it was either a deadend or the road was under repair. He then asked a man in the village who pointed to a path. He walked over and saw my aunt. She pointed him to the path and helped him find the way. I was excited about his dream. I knew Master helped him. I told him what I did to help him. He praised Dafa and said Master and Dafa were extraordinary.
What my husband and I experienced during these four days made me grateful for Dafa and confirmed for me how extraordinary Falun Dafa is.