(Minghui.org) One afternoon in July 2020, after returning home from a truth clarification activity, I was suddenly inspired to visit the home of a practitioner named Amei. I had not seen her come out in a long time. My husband, who is also a Dafa practitioner, reminded me, “It’s very late.” I replied, “We can go tonight and stay over at her home.” I never stayed overnight at any practitioner’s home before, but an incomprehensible feeling convinced me to go.
My husband drove the half-hour journey to Amei’s home. Amei is 80 years old; her husband passed away years ago, and her children took turns staying with her. Amei’s third daughter opened the door when she heard me knock.
As soon as she opened the door, her two pet dogs pounced on me and bit my leg hard. Both my husband and Amei’s third daughter were shocked. “Were you bitten? Quick, let us check!” I reassured them I was alright and refused to let anyone, including myself, examine my leg. If I wasn’t a practitioner, I would have been shocked.
We entered the house and I went straight to Amei’s room, only to see her lying in bed under a thick quilt. Her third daughter told me, “My mother suddenly complained she felt unbearably cold.” She then added, “Since you are here, let me take my dogs home.” I reassured her, “It’s alright. Don’t worry, we won’t be leaving tonight.”
The two dogs continued to bark madly as they were being led away. I told them, “Stop barking. I have already paid the debt I owed.” Only then did the dogs fall silent.
Severely Sick Practitioner Recovers within Three Hours
After Amei’s third daughter left, I lifted the quilt and saw Amei curled in a shivering ball; her hands and feet were ice cold. My husband and I helped the semi-conscious Amei sit up. We sat on her left and right and started reciting “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
After a few minutes, Amei coughed and spat out a mouthful of sticky phlegm, a clear sign of improvement. Her arms and hands remained stiff, but they now felt hot, as though burning with a high fever. Although I knew her symptoms were severe, I didn’t get frightened.
I knew these symptoms were false manifestations and not truly the result of a disease. I took Amei’s right hand in mine, holding it in the upright position for sending forth righteous thoughts. I encouraged her to keep her main consciousness strong, and the three of us started sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the dark minions, rotten ghosts, evil communist specters, and all evil beings and factors who were persecuting Amei.
Ten minutes later, Amei started sweating and regained consciousness.
We studied the Fa together and sent forth righteous thoughts at the set times. The whole ordeal lasted for three hours, and Amei’s body returned to normal afterwards. After eating a simple meal, Amei continued to study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts with us. In the morning, we practiced all five sets of exercises together. After sending forth righteous thoughts at noon, my husband and I made our way home.
That afternoon, I went out to clarify the facts with a fellow practitioner. Upon hearing I had been bitten by a dog the night before, she asked to examine my wound and saw a few big red teeth marks at the top and bottom of my knee. She was impressed and praised me, “You really did it!” Under normal circumstances, an ordinary person would have gotten a rabies vaccination. However, under Master Li’s (Falun Dafa’s founder) compassionate care, I suffered no adverse effects and the teeth marks soon disappeared.
Sending Righteous Thoughts to Resolve the Ordeal as Soon as Possible
At six o’clock that evening, I called Amei’s home, only to hear her daughter say, “My mother is in the hospital with a high fever. She’s currently unconscious.” Amei’s children had taken her to the hospital where a comprehensive examination was performed. The doctors diagnosed her with various diseases and recommended immediate hospitalization.
Amei’s symptoms sounded identical to the ones she suffered the night before. I regretted my hasty departure earlier in the day, leaving a gap for the evil forces to seize upon.
After a few hours, Amei woke up, saying, “Why am I here? I want to go home.” Seeing her determination, her daughter-in-law, who was a nurse, told the doctor, “Let her return home. She can take the medication at home as well.”
After returning home, Amei refused to take any injections or medication. Her children gathered around and tried to persuade her. “We know Falun Dafa is good, but as your children, we also have a duty to take care of you.” Her daughter-in-law seized the opportunity to start an intravenous drip.
After five continuous days of intravenous infusions, not only did Amei’s fever not subside, her vasculitis disease, which had previously been cured after practicing Dafa, flared up again. Her left leg, from thigh to toes, became badly swollen.
By the sixth day, on seeing conventional medical treatment was worsening their mother’s condition instead of helping, Amei’s children stopped forcing her to take any more medications and finally returned to their own homes.
On the seventh day, we visited Amei’s home after finishing our morning Fa study session. We knocked for a while, before hearing strange banging sounds from behind the door. When the door opened, we saw Amei leaning on a stool, which she used to support herself while walking. I felt dismayed to see her in that state.
Amei briefly described her experience to us over the previous few days. We then started studying the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts. During lunch, Amei said she had no appetite. I suggested she recite Master’s Fa,
“Nothing is truly unbearable or impossible.” (The Ninth Talk, Zhuan Falun)
“With Master and the Way by my side, what is there to fear? I’ll just forget about it!” (Lecture Given at the Conference in Sydney)
I told Amei, “Stand upright and walk. You can do it.” With Master’s support and her faith in Dafa, Amei stood up and slowly made her way to the dining table. We then had lunch together.
Two days later, we visited Amei and asked if she had started practicing the exercises. She said she hadn’t, so I retrieved her music player and encouraged her to practice together with us. While practicing the first set of exercises, we took short breaks in between. During the second set of exercises, I helped support her raised arms. We finished the first four sets of exercises before going home. I suggested, “Come see us off.” Amei slowly walked to the door and sent us off.
On the tenth day, we practiced the fifth set of exercises. Amei’s leg was swollen and she could not cross her limbs to form the lotus position. I told her, “Try to sit in the full lotus position. If you are determined, you will be able to do it. When sending forth righteous thoughts and practicing the fifth set of exercises, do it in the full lotus position.” Amei agreed. I also started sending forth righteous thoughts for her.
We practiced the fifth set of exercises together for a while. As we were preparing to leave her home, I saw wrinkles appeared on her left leg, indicating the swelling was going down! Once again, we experienced the power of Dafa.
From then on, Amei diligently studied the Fa and sent forth righteous thoughts daily. Within a week, she recovered enough to venture out on her own and restarted her truth clarification activities and joining a group to send righteous thoughts together.
Looking Inward, Cherishing this Precious Opportunity
Amei used to be illiterate but started to learn how to read after she took up cultivation. To avoid slowing down others, Amei seldom participated in group Fa study sessions. One day after studying the Fa, we began to look inward and shared our understandings.
Amei realized she had not spent enough time over the years studying the Fa. She loved her second daughter excessively, always trying to help her although her daughter kept losing money whenever she started a new business. Amei invested a lot of effort into farming her own crops, as she wanted her children to eat non-toxic, organic vegetables. Whenever she practiced the exercises or sent forth righteous thoughts, her mind became unfocused.
At this juncture, Amei started crying, “I’ve disappointed Master. I didn’t work hard and cherish everything Master did to help me. In the future, I will follow Master’s words, do the three things well and return home with Master.”
In the process of helping Amei, I also came to learn a few things.
Every step we take is guided by Master’s compassionate enlightenment and strengthening. When Amei encountered this tribulation, an intangible feeling prompted me to visit her home and stay overnight. This had obviously been arranged by Master. If we had not arrived that night, the outcome might have been very different.
Throughout this ordeal, I felt the presence of evil forces determined to take Amei’s life. We cannot relax on our cultivation journey.
“Those among Dafa disciples who are not diligent or have gone to extremes, hurry and set yourselves straight; study the Fa and cultivate yourselves sincerely because you are amid the gravest danger.” (“Rationality,” Team Blue Translation)
The process of helping Amei also helped improve my character. I let go of my personal concerns and channeled my energy into helping Amei. I constantly consulted the teachings of the Fa to guide my thoughts and actions and maintained strong righteous thoughts in order to positively influence Amei. All this helped us overcome the tribulation quickly.
I hope fellow practitioners will show more care for the practitioners around them. Let’s help each other keep up with the progress of the Fa-rectification so we can all follow Master home together.
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