I Am the Luckiest Person
(Clearwisdom.net) I was very fortunate to be alive and able to practice Falun Dafa at the end of 1998. Because I worked my whole life in a printing factory, long-term contact with lead powder caused me to suffer from anemia, high blood-pressure, extra bone growth around my lower back spinal column, and to have had two miscarriages. I was 30 years old when I had my first child. In addition, allergies (allergic rhinitis) affected me greatly, causing an endless runny nose and constant teary eyes.
In the spring of 1999, I was doing the exercises at our practice site. My nose kept running and I was sneezing almost continuously. A fellow practitioner said that this was Master purifying my body. While I was practicing the second exercise, my back and the back of my neck felt warm. It was a very comfortable feeling. Since then, all my pain has disappeared. Falun Gong is so wonderful!
On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Dafa. I couldn't understand why they would not allow people to practice something so good. My downstairs neighbor is a director of the CCP residential committee. When staff from the local police station came to my house, my family members were scared, so they hid our large photograph of Master and also the Dafa books. I subsequently gave up cultivation and basically became an everyday person.
In 2004, with the help of another practitioner, I read Master's new scriptures and learned how to send righteous thoughts. My exercise movements were corrected and I restarted my cultivation. At the time, my son and his wife had lost their jobs one after the other. Because I was attached to family, I worried a lot. I was also busy with trivial matters, and I studied the Fa less and less. My life was filled with the everyday emotions of fear, anger, and seeking a comfortable life, and I worried a lot about everyday things. The old forces eventually took advantage of my gaps.
On April 4, 2006, I suddenly had a stroke. I was ready to send righteous thoughts, but the right side of my body could not move, including my right hand. My family took me to the hospital. The doctor was afraid that I had arrived too late. Moreover, the blockage was in my brain stem, which is the most dangerous location. When my daughter heard the news, she became extremely anxious. She blamed me for not seeing the doctor sooner and for not taking medicine. The doctor told us that we needed to prepare 10,000 yuan to check into the hospital.
As soon as my fellow practitioners got this news, they encouraged me, "Don't be afraid. We have Master beside us, we will pass through this tribulation!" They reminded me to send righteous thoughts as many times as possible. I then realized that I was a practitioner and I had Master to take care of me. I started to sit up on the bed to send righteous thoughts and ask Master to help me. I could raise my hand, but my fingers were limp and could not be straightened. I used all my willpower to raise up my fingers. Gradually my fingers straightened and pointed upward, in the correct position to send righteous thoughts. With Master's help, my health was restored very quickly. The swelling in my leg subsided and I could get out of bed, and eventually stand up and walk several steps. I looked up at Master's picture as tears flowed down my face. I was thankful to Master for saving my life one more time.
There were three other people in my hospital room. Their illnesses were less severe than mine, but some had already spent over 20,000 yuan. I had spent only 7,800 yuan during my 21-day stay in the hospital, and among those in the room, I was the first to check out of the hospital. When I left, I did not even need to use the walking stick my family had brought for me.
Back home, I diligently studied the Fa, practiced the exercises, and sent righteous thoughts. At the beginning I could only stand for a few minutes, but gradually I extended this to ten minutes, and then to half an hour. At first I could not squat during the exercises, and could only cross one leg for the meditation, but I was later able to squat and cross both legs. I used to practice in the evening, but I changed my routine and started doing the exercises in the morning. I noticed that doing the exercises in the morning made me more alert, and my legs gained strength. I didn't need to hold the handrail when going up and down the stairs, and getting on and off a bus was no longer a problem.
I have experienced a number of miraculous things. Last year as I was leaving my son's house, I accidentally missed the first step and fell down the stairs. My spouse and my son were both worried because many years ago, I had broken a number of bones in my feet. I told them not to be afraid, and that nothing would happen. I let them lift me up slowly, and we took the bus home. When we arrived at our home, I was completely fine. My family again witnessed the power of Dafa. They have since not interfered with any of my Falun Dafa activities. Sometimes when they see me clarifying the truth to other people, they even say a few words to help me.
This spring, while I was studying the Fa with our group, I took out my glasses that I had been wearing for nearly 20 years. My fellow practitioners said that I didn't need to wear them. I took their opinion seriously and decided not to wear them, and I was able to read the Fa normally without the glasses.
In late 2007, my factory bought health insurance cards for the employees and set forth rules on automatically accruing money to be spent in case treatment was needed. I have not used it once, and at this point I've saved up over 1,000 yuan on the insurance card. My neighbors, relatives, and friends have said that my body is getting healthier and healthier. I tell them that it's Dafa that saved me. I am the luckiest person because I have Master to take care of me.
Our merciful Master does not want to leave behind even an non-diligent disciple such as me. There have been so many times where he has taken care of me and encouraged me. What I try to do is work hard on the three things so Master doesn't need to worry about me. My biggest shortcoming before was failing to talk to people face to face about Dafa and the persecution. I had only talked in person to my relatives and close friends. From now on, I will go out to clarify the truth to other people and tell them about my experiences. There are so many people who do not know the truth who are waiting to be saved.