(Minghui.org) Having been educated in the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) education system, I was a staunch atheist. I did not believe in the existence of gods, Buddhas, or reincarnation. An accident at work, however, changed this fundamental belief and my life for the better.

In early January 1994, I had an accident when I was working in a factory. While attempting to manage the initial fallout, another pipeline burst, spraying high-temperature caustic soda into my face and eyes. My face started to burn, and I could not open my eyes. My co-workers immediately took me to the hospital.

After more than three months of treatment, I was discharged from the hospital. The caustic soda had burned a large hole in my right eye. When my bandages were removed, doctors found a thick white film, like a curtain, covering the surface of my right eyeball. When they tested my eyesight with an eye chart one meter away, I couldn’t even read the largest letter. I was only able to sense the presence and absence of light, which meant I was basically blind. The vision in my left eye was severely impaired. My vision was so blurry I could not read anything. I was on the verge of a mental collapse.

Back home, I sank into depression. I could no longer work or support my family. I had to rely on others to provide for me and care for my basic needs, which triggered thoughts of suicide. In order to care for me, my wife was forced to take a leave of absence from her job. Worry over our future drove her to tears many times.

To restore my sight, I consulted doctors at several major hospitals. They informed us that a corneal transplant could restore my eyesight. Given our modest income, there was no way we afford to pay for such a costly procedure. Moreover, a suitable donor was hard to come by. With my last hope extinguished, I lost the will to live, spending my days aimlessly in a daze.

In October 1994, my elderly father came to visit me while I was still on sick leave at home. “Since you are resting at home with nothing to do, why not learn Falun Dafa with me? Falun Dafa is miraculous when it comes to restoring health.”

I found his words hard to believe. But affection and respect for my father spurred me to promise him I would read the Falun Dafa book he gave me. In any case, the practice itself was free, and I could invest some effort in this.

When I first started to read the book Falun Gong, the words were blurry and unreadable. Despite this, I was driven by an urge to understand what the book was about. I spent time and effort reading the book—word by word. As I continued to scan the text, the words in the book grew bigger and bigger, clearer and clearer. This miracle moved me to tears. Falun Dafa’s Master truly is a great God—able to heal my eyes.

From that day on, I read the teachings every day and learned the Falun Dafa exercise movements with my father. Within days, my eyesight became clearer, and the thick white film on the surface of my eyes began to disappear before finally vanishing. My eyes recovered without medical intervention, and I could see even more clearly than I had before. This amazing outcome simply could not be explained with modern science. Within days, I went from a staunch atheist to a true believer in gods. I bowed and gave thanks to Falun Dafa’s Master for restoring my sight.

At the beginning of 1995, I obtained a copy of Zhuan Falun and started to study the Fa and do the exercises in earnest every day. I visited group exercise sites, community areas, parks, function halls, conference rooms, and other places to participate in experience sharing discussions and other activities to spread Falun Dafa. My outlook on life improved and I became happier. This positive change prompted many of my relatives and friends to start to practice Falun Dafa.

I used to be egoistical, self-righteous, and stubborn. I easily lost my temper, insisted on having my way, and refused to help with the chores. After learning Falun Dafa, I changed my ways, helping my wife with the housework while building a good relationship with my children. In accordance with the principles of the Fa, I tried to be considerate of others, receiving praise from our neighbors for being a good person. The improvements in my character influenced my wife greatly. Having initially opposed my cultivation, she gradually changed her mind and eventually decided to join me in practicing Falun Dafa.

I am glad to have obtained Falun Dafa. My own miraculous experience thoroughly convinced me that Falun Dafa is omnipotent and omnipresent. My wife and I hope to cultivate diligently and walk the path to consummation.