New Practitioner: Master Gave Me a Second Life
(Minghui.org) I am a fortunate person, because I started to cultivate in Falun Dafa and obtained a new life after awakening at the last moment.
My wife has been practicing Falun Dafa for over 10 years. She has always hoped that I would join her. However, I have stubbornly held onto a doubtful and hesitant attitude toward cultivation. I always told her, “It is already great that one of us is practicing Falun Dafa and I support you. I will cook for you, watch the time for you, and help you to spread the Fa.”
In June, I fell ill and went to the hospital for a brain CT scan. The hospital staff told me that the results would not be available the same day because the machine was broken, while, in fact, as I later found out, they did not dare to tell me what was really wrong for fear that I could not stand the bad news. They told me later that my brain stem was okay, and I just needed to recuperate at home. The hospital staff told my son in private that, 11 years after my initial surgery in 2001 in an attempt to cure the lung cancer, they suspected that the cancer had migrated to my brain. In addition, my lung cancer was back and in the final stage. I was at risk of imminent death. In July, I was hospitalized for half a month. In August, I suffered hemiplegia and was unable to take care of myself. Someone had to feed me and I had to lie in bed all day long. I also had three epileptic fits. However, I still did not come to any enlightenment and continued to search for a cure at different hospitals.
Seeing my deteriorating health, my wife told me the truth about my illness and that modern medicine had done all it could and that there was no hope for a cure. She said, “Only Teacher and Dafa can help you. Teacher already extended your life 11 years ago. Yet you did not enlighten to it and remained hesitant and doubtful. What will you do now? ”
I realized I had no choice but to start cultivation. I told her, “I will start practicing Falun Dafa and I will be steadfast.”
On August 23, 2012, my wife placed a photo of Teacher at the highest point in my room. On August 24, I started to do the fifth exercise. Because I could not sit straight up, my wife propped me up from behind and helped me to sit upright. Three days later, I was able to turn over in bed. Five days later, I could sit up by myself. Seven days later, I could get out of bed and walk around. Ten days later, I could take a walk by myself outdoors. The neighbors who saw my two sons propping me up before before could not help but being amazed. They asked me who cured my illness and what medicine I had taken. I told them, “I did not take any medicine. I just started practicing Falun Dafa and learned the principles of Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance. That was all it took to make this miracle happen. Now, many of my relatives agree that Falun Dafa is good. Many of my neighbors praise Dafa's miraculous nature.
We have re-established a Fa study group in my home. I study the Fa and do the exercises every day. I clarify the truth of Falun Dafa whenever I see people with a predestined relationship with Dafa. Teacher has saved my life. I have no words that could express my gratitude. I must thank Teacher by doing the three things well.
Also, I am thankful to several fellow practitioners who helped me during my tribulations. They had pure and selfless hearts, comforted me, lent me Dafa materials, and helped me to enlighten through discussions. I won't list each and every one of them here.
My experiences have proved that Teacher does not want to give up anyone with a predestined relationship. As Dafa disciples, we should do what Dafa disciples should do, not cause Teacher to worry about us too much, and follow Teacher home soon.
My level and my understanding are very limited. Fellow practitioners, please point out anything I missed.