(Clearwisdom.net) Recently, several cases of fellow practitioners dying due to illness surfaced. I was heartbroken when I learned of these occurrences. I would like to briefly share my thoughts.

Prior to 1996 when I obtained the Fa , I suffered from Hepatitis B and insomnia, which made me very weak. I was also very timid and would not go out at night. I became very irritated when I moved into a new home in 1996 and soon discovered that the house seemed haunted, which was very frightening. Fortunately after obtaining the Fa my problems disappeared.

After June 20, 1999, with Teacher's protection, I stayed with my cultivation path although I stumbled along the way. At first I was not diligent and indulged in an extravagant life style. Consequently the old forces took advantage of my weaknesses and I developed sickness karma. My symptoms included a general ill feeling, lethargy, anorexia, and liver pain, which sometimes woke me during the night.

As a veteran practitioner, I clearly knew that this was interference from the evil. I knew that I absolutely should not be affected by it and should eliminate it using righteous thoughts. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and the old forces should not interfere with me. Seeing that I was not affected, the old forces reinforced their efforts and told me in a dream that I had liver cancer. Upon examination, I could feel a solid tumor. After waking up, I immediately eliminated it with righteous thoughts. I suffered a severe case of diarrhea for the entire day, for no apparent reason. After it ran its course, I felt relieved and my symptoms disappeared.

Thinking about it now, strong righteous thoughts are of utmost importance when dealing with sickness karma. The old forces are not worthy of testing us, so we must eliminate the karma with righteous thoughts. If our righteous thoughts are not strong enough and if we slack off just a little bit, the outcome will be different. The old forces are watching us carefully and waiting to take advantage of our shortcomings, so we should not let our guard down. The old forces are cunning and try to trick us with all sorts of "symptoms." However, as Falun Dafa practitioners, we should study the Fa often and clearly see through the old forces. It is very important that we truly believe in Teacher and the Fa.