[Selected Submission] I Was Touched by Dafa Practitioner’s Compassion and Selflessness
1. Touched, I Took up Cultivation in Dafa
In January about 11 years ago, my colleague Y saw me and asked, “Have you heard about Falun Gong?” When I said I had, she continued, “Just now, I heard someone say that your child was sick. I was extremely concerned. It will really help him if he practices Falun Gong. Will you allow him to practice?” I agreed.
I was really touched when Y said she was so concerned about my child. It was hard to believe that there was still someone who was so kindhearted. Although Y was my colleague, we were never really close. Since we didn’t work in the same office, we hardly ever spoke to each other, but now she showed that she cared so much for my child.
My child had been hospitalized for 49 days in two different hospitals. He suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and had to take lots of medicine every day. He had problems with his legs and had difficulty walking. After returning home, his grandmother did not even look at him, while his dad did not even care that he was ill and even forced us to leave home. Whenever my son took his medicine, he had to go to bed and was not able to move. I was so concerned, but there was nothing I could do. When shown such kindness, how could I not trust that person? I couldn’t hesitate if it was going to benefit my child.
Y brought the Falun Gong DVDs and books to my home. When my son saw the Dafa book he loved it and did not want to let it go. Y often spent an hour at my place teaching him the exercises, after either having taken public transit or using a battery-powered motorbike, and having to forgo doing many other things. She really cared so much for my son. It was very touching. My child made great progress, but it took me quite a while to decide to walk the path of Dafa cultivation. My notions really interfered with me and held me back. I did not have the chance to open the book and read it.
Late one evening at the end of February, my child was showing symptoms of karma elimination. I called Y to share this with her but asked her not to come over, as it was very late and it was also snowing outside. However, half an hour later, she arrived at my home, studied the Fa, and shared with my son until midnight. When I stepped out into the thick snow to see Y off, I realized that for two months she had made efforts to come to my home to take care of my child without any payment. Every time she came, she always brought delicious things for him. Many people stayed away from the two of us because of our situation. But Y offered to come to us, even though she was aware I could not afford to pay her for her help; she cared for my child day after day. She repeatedly taught my son to study the Fa and do the exercises. Even when we thanked her, she always said, “You don’t need to thank me, just thank my Master and Dafa.”
I was deeply touched by the kindness of this Dafa practitioner. Why was she so sincere and so compassionate? What kind of Master did she have? How could He teach someone to be so kind? In today’s society, how many people can selflessly think of others with no returns and no complaints? Thinking about this, a thought came up from my heart: I want to read Zhuan Falun. Ever since then, I have walked on the cultivation path of Dafa and have been bathed in the boundless light of Dafa.
I would like to sincerely thank my fellow practitioners who brought Dafa to us with their sincerity, compassion, and selflessness. Dafa saved both my child and me. I would like to thank our compassionate Master, Dafa, and Dafa practitioners.
2. Cultivating, I Witnessed Many Magical Things of Dafa
When I first started to study the Fa, Y would often mention magical things that had happened as a result of cultivating Dafa, including many long term diseases completely disappearing after cultivation, or if she did not do well in certain areas, she would fall down, etc. I wondered, “Could that be true?” After studying the Fa and doing the exercises, I witnessed many magical things myself.
First of all, my child stopped taking his medications, including hormones. Whenever we had to increase or decrease the medication, we had to have the approval of the experts at the provincial hospital, who had to do a series of tests. Usually the increases or decreases had to be done in small amounts as the toxic effect of the medications were huge. Two weeks after starting to study the Fa and do the exercises, my son said, “I am not taking the medications anymore.” He stopped all the medications and he was fine. I know now that it was Dafa’s Master who was enduring everything for us. I felt I should not let Master endure all this for us, but out of ignorance and helplessness, I continued to have Master endure for us. I can only say, “Thank you, Master!”
In the following days, more amazing things happened: my son was able to walk, run, jump and even go to school. His grades improved, and he was able to do 43 sit ups per minute in his gym class. He also passed the test for running 50 meters, and passed the basketball competency as well. Wasn’t this magical? My son also changed from being depressed to being optimistic and enjoyed laughing and talking. Very often, he shared his opinions with me. When I see him so happy, jumping, being healthy, I am overjoyed and happy, too. I thank my Master, my compassionate Master, who saved my child.
For myself, after studying the Fa and doing the exercises for over a month, one night when I was sleeping, I felt a sharp pain in my gallbladder, as if it was being pulled out. The next day, I was fully recovered. At my previous medical check-up, I was told that I had gallbladder inflammation, and it was often very painful. But ever since that day, I have felt very light physically, and my facial complexion became rosy.
The most magical thing happened after I had been doing the exercises for about three months. One day when I was doing the sitting meditation, my legs started to really hurt after only 10 minutes, but I kept sitting in the meditation for about 53 minutes, feeling that my back was very warm. When I stood up, my son said, “Mom, how come you look taller?” My child got the tape measure and measured me. I was taller by two centimeters. He said, “Mom, your hunch-back has become straight.” My goodness, my hunched back, which I had had for dozens of years, suddenly became straight after doing the exercises. Falun Gong was really great!
I started to get serious about studying the Fa and doing the exercises. Master said: “And I guarantee even your view of the world will change” (Zhuan Falun). It is true! I used to be jealous of others for all the things they had, and I complained whenever there was a problem. After studying the Fa, everything seemed to be quietly changing. If there was anything that I did not do well, I could actually find the problem and correct it. Once I had some conflicts with a colleague, and I was very angry. In the past, I would not have been able to control my temper. This time, I learned to look inside. I thought, “Which part of me did not do well?” As a result, I found out that I was attached to money. I wanted to make money by tutoring students. I also had the attachment of competition. My colleague believed that I interfered with her tutoring of a student and that was the same as interfering with her making money. When her attitude towards me was very bad, I just simply ignored her. However, I felt so ashamed. Was I a cultivator? I was the one who was wrong. I should do better next time. Yes, I understood. After that, whenever she was sick or something happened to her, I would offer to help her. Whatever she thought, that was her issue. That was her ordinary person’s way of thinking. I had to do things as a cultivator, otherwise I was not worthy of being a cultivator of Dafa.
It is understandable when we say practicing the exercises brings us all kinds of physical changes. Especially for Chinese people, we have some understanding of Qigong. However, if a person’s nature changes fundamentally by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and continually wants to improve, isn’t this magical? This is the magic brought to us by Falun Dafa.
I told my parents and my family about all the changes that happened to me and my son. They were all so thankful to Master for bringing my son back to health. I gave them the book and the DVDs. I clarified the truth to them and persuaded them to quit the CCP-related organizations. My parents and most of my other family members have joined in cultivating Dafa, and they also experienced for themselves the beauty and magic of Dafa.
After studying the Fa for only a month, my father experienced a warm feeling in his legs, which had been “cold” for decades. His very serious asthma also miraculously disappeared. His breathing was even and he was mentally alert, even though he was in his 70s. In winter, when the temperature was as low as minus ten degrees, he felt warm from head to toe. Once when he went to sit on the bed, he missed the bed and almost fell down. Suddenly he felt a force pushing him up, and he miraculously landed on the bed. Thank you, Master!
My mom did not know how to read, and she followed my father in listening to Master’s lectures on and off. Even so, a miracle happened. Her legs had been totally deformed for over 20 years due to osteo-proliferation, and she often suffered leg pains, and sometimes it was even so painful that she could hardly walk. She used all kinds of medicines and therapy, but there was no improvement. After listening to the Fa, the pain in her legs miraculously disappeared. There was another time when her blood pressure was as high as 220. Without any treatment, she slept for two days. She turned out to be fine and her blood pressure returned to normal. Currently she is also listening to the Fa and doing the exercises. All my family are say that Falun Gong is really miraculous!
We have experienced the beauty and magic of Dafa. On behalf of my family, I want to offer my earnest thanks to Master. Thank you, Master, and thank, you Dafa!