My Critically Ill Sister Regains Life After Finally Abandoning the Communist Regime's Indoctrination
(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. One day, I read a notice calling for experience-sharing papers on the Minghui website and knew I should participate. I want to faithfully record the events that have happened around me. Whenever I think of Master Li, I am moved by his compassion. Whenever I think of Fa-rectification, I am thankful that Master has guided us through every twist and turn. People are starting to understand the truth. The following is my sister’s experience of learning the truth about Dafa, learning Dafa, and being saved by Dafa. I hope more people can benefit from Dafa like my sister did.
Since childhood, my sister was shy and suffered many hardships. She was at one time a beggar. Although she went to school for only a year, she was taught that no higher beings existed and that the government was always right, just like a God or a Buddha. My brother-in-law worked for the government. My sister always thought that they had a happy life because of the government, since everything they had was given by the government. She was brainwashed with these ideas and believed in the government despite the growing corruption of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Before the CCP began persecuting Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999, my sister knew that Falun Dafa was good. She knew many practitioners whose health had greatly improved. When the persecution started, all media in the country, including newspapers, radio stations and television stations broadcast propaganda to slander Falun Dafa. My sister believed the lies and kept telling me that if the government banned Falun Dafa, I shouldn't practice it. I knew it was unjust persecution and didn’t listen to her advice, and she couldn't accept that I still practiced Dafa. As her worry for me turned into fear and later hatred, it became very difficult to communicate with her. She completely stood on the CCP's side.
Looking at my sister, I felt sorry for her. Master said, “The emergence of the Communist Party and the CCP’s real goal is to have people hate Gods and Buddhas, to propagate atheism, to instill a philosophy of “struggle,” and to thereby destroy humankind.” (“The Ultimate Objective of Clarifying the Truth”) . My sister listened to the CCP's lies and was really at risk of not being saved. The communist regime's various political campaigns had instilled deep-rooted fear in the Chinese people.
Two years later, my sister’s health started to deteriorate. She was hospitalized a number of times due to tuberculosis, constriction of an artery, and heart failure, which often caused her to lose consciousness. Doctors ruled out surgery due to limitations in medical technology. In 2008, she started coughing up blood and was transferred from the local hospital to a state-level hospital and confined to the emergency room for some time. Two weeks later, doctors informed our family that she had only two or three days to live. Our family could not accept this news and begged the doctor for a referral to the Medical University in Shenyang. After three days of treatment using oral medication costing more than 2000 yuan per pill, the medication became ineffective for my sister. A few days later, her doctor advised her to go home for her final days. At home, my sister needed around-the-clock care. She tried to commit suicide because she didn’t want to be a burden on her family.
I held back my tears and said to her, “Although sometimes difficult, life is precious. Committing suicide creates karma. Why don’t you want to change yourself? She said, "I am so sick. How can I change myself?" I told her to memorize "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." She replied, "I used to say bad things about Dafa and blame Master Li. I held resentment toward
Dafa. Do you think Master Li will still take care of me?" Perhaps her desire to survive brought about this awareness. I told my sister that she could not measure Falun Dafa and Master Li with an
ordinary heart. Master Li said, “For all beings, no matter how bad you are or how much you may have sinned in history, I don't hold your past faults against you, and I purify you from the most microcosmic point to the surface of your being, and this even includes any thoughts a being may have." (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.”)
I told her that Master introduced Falun Dafa to the public in order to save sentient beings, and since she realized what she said was wrong, she still had hope. I said to her, "You should declare what you said and did were wrong, and Master Li will take care of you. Before you only believed that Falun Dafa could cure illnesses, but you really did not believe in gods, or that Falun Dafa is the Buddha Fa. You are in this situation only because you listened to the CCP and did what it told you to do." When I asked my sister if I could help her write a statement showing remorse for her past wrongdoing, she agreed and said, "Great, you help me write it!” After signing the statement, she said, "I feel so good, like my whole body was purified.”
When Jiang Zemin was in power, he started the persecution of Falun Dafa. As a result, he destroyed the chance for many people who listened to the CCP’s lies to be saved. In order to completely expose the regime's lies, to let her truly see the evil nature of the CCP and be saved, I told my sister about the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. She opposed it in the past, but now she loves to read it. She gradually came to see the true face of the CCP and truly believes that Falun Dafa is good. Her health became better and better.
My sister wanted to read Falun Dafa books. It was extremely difficult for her because she had only one year of education. She made great efforts to learn the new vocabulary. My brother-in-law saw the changes in her and exclaimed, "How amazing, she recovered from a terminal illness!” He no longer insists that he is an atheist.
Six months later, my sister, now 70 years old, can read through Zhuan Falun and other Falun Dafa books. It is incredible. She is quite happy. She said, "I would not be alive without Master Li's infinite compassion. I would not be alive without my sister's help. I must not fail Master Li, and I must be a true Dafa practitioner!”
At my mother's 90th birthday party, my sister was in very good health, and we were all happy for her. My mother said at the party, "Today is my 90th birthday. I would like to thank Master Li for saving my daughter and my whole family. From now on, my family believes in Falun Dafa!"