Stories of Awakening: 'Falun Dafa Saved Me' and 'Teacher Did Not Forsake Me'
Falun Dafa Saved Me
By a Dafa practitioner in China
In August 2007, I was suddenly struck with a chronic headache. After examining me, a physician said that I needed to be hospitalized. In the hospital, after going through physical examinations and blood tests, I was diagnosed with six different illnesses. After being in the hospital for 11 days, I still had the headache. With the busy season on my farm approaching, I became so frustrated that I quarreled with the doctor in charge. I said, "You can't even cure my headache after 11 days, what's the use of staying in the hospital?" The doctor said, "Your different illnesses cannot be cured at the same time--there's no way your problems can be solved within a short period of time." Shortly after that, I received a phone call from a relative asking me to go to Beijing for treatment of my illnesses. I took his advice and went to the larger city.
It was so much more expensive to get medical treatment in Beijing. I spent 1,700 yuan just for the examinations. I only had 6,000 yuan with me. I was told that the most serious problem was lung cancer. I asked what it would cost to cure the disease, and the doctor said that it would be 20,000 to 30,000 yuan. I was shocked as it was impossible for me to get that kind of money. I said, "Forget about the treatment for I don't have the money." The doctor said, "It's okay you if don't have money--I can help you." I said, "Why do you want to help me? I don't even know you. Your help costs so much money; I wouldn't be able to pay you back in my entire lifetime. Thanks, but no thanks!"
As I was getting ready to leave the doctor said, "I can help you, there's no need for money." I said, "Nowadays injections and medicines are expensive. How could you help me without spending any money? I don't believe you." He then mentioned Falun Gong. I replied, "I've heard about it; there was information on the billboard in our village. I've seen mostly negative information about Falun Gong." He patiently explained to me about the goodness of Falun Gong, clarified the truth in detail, explained how the government was carrying out an extensive smear campaign, and how it had been persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. What he said enabled me to realize the totally untrue nature of the government's propaganda. Before parting he gave me the book Zhuan Falun, and asked for my address in Beijing.
After that, while I was in Beijing strangers, older folks--a married couple--visited me to talk about life and livelihood, to give me all kinds of Falun Gong information, to teach me the Falun Gong exercises, and to read Zhuan Falun with me. After that, I realized that my relative in Beijing is also a Falun Gong practitioner.
Within about 12 days my body felt strong and light. My relative asked, "Do you still have sicknesses that need curing?" I said, "Since I feel like a different person, medical treatment is no longer needed." He said, "You could go back to the hospital just to make sure--see what they say." I said, "No, I feel great, I don't think it's necessary."
After returning home I was working in the fields and taking care of my grandchildren. I couldn't have felt better. For the last two years, I've been reading the Dafa book and practicing the exercises, my body has gotten healthier and stronger, and I haven't been to the hospital again. I sincerely thank Teacher for saving my life, and giving me a second life. I also thank fellow practitioners for helping me.
Teacher Did Not Forsake Me
By Li Li, a Dafa practitioner
At age 13, I followed my mother in practicing Falun Gong. Whenever we watched Teacher's lectures on the VCD, I said to my mother that I wanted to sit closer because Teacher looked so kind and nice that I felt comfortable. After the lecture ended I asked my mother, "When can we follow Teacher back to our real home? Living in this human world is a lot of suffering."
Although I am a young Dafa disciple, I haven't really been practicing the exercises. However, the principles of Truth, Compassion, and Forbearance are deeply rooted in my mind.
On July 20, 1999, I was alone at home watching television when every channel started broadcasting propaganda about Falun Gong. I got so frightened that I cried and turned off the television. When my mother got home from work at 6:00 p.m., I cried and asked, "What went wrong with Falun Gong? Why is every channel saying the same bad things?" Mother said, "They are all talking nonsense. They have lied and by defaming Dafa have gone against their consciences." Mom and I both cried. From that day on our peaceful cultivation atmosphere was gone.
Time really flies--12 years have gone by and I am a teacher now.
In October 2009, every student in my school was having breathing problems, chest pain, and a fever; the children in my class were no exception. Since I was the teacher in charge of a class, I kept taking students to the hospital for medical treatment. According to the school's regulations, no one with a fever was allowed to go home. There were about 25 affected students in my class, and I too had a high fever, serious chest pain, and sore throat, and was unable to talk. I had no energy at all. The school I work at is in the city where my aunt lives. I had to stay at my aunt's and my mother came to see me. I was given some medicine at the clinic near my aunt's place but it didn't work. Later on, not only did I take Chinese medicine, but also western medicine. Four days went by and my sickness remained the same.
My aunt and my mother were very concerned, and I myself felt close to despair. My mother said, "My dear, why don't you practice Falun Gong?" Since there was no other option, I accepted mother's offer and did the Falun Gong exercises with her. During the second exercise, I felt like vomiting, my legs were trembling, and I was no longer able to stand. I threw up a couple of times, crouched on the ground. I stood up again to continue the exercise as I felt a little better. After completing the four standing exercises I went to bed, and this time I slept very soundly.
When I got up the following morning, I felt like a healthy person, and all kinds of symptoms had disappeared. You can't imagine how excited I felt. Teacher was so very compassionate, and had not forsaken me. I felt like going outside and yelling, "Falun Dafa is good; Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is good! What they say on television is all lies." I wanted everyone to know that Falun Dafa is a righteous Law and upright Tao.
Now, I am again a Dafa practitioner. I want to closely follow Teacher on the path of returning to my original true self, solidly cultivate Dafa, assimilate to Dafa, be a good person as Teacher requires, and be even better than a good person.
Teacher, thank you for not forsaking me.
March 8, 2010