Validating Dafa as a Doctor in a Hospital
(Minghui.org) Saving patients is a doctor’s duty. However, ordinary doctors can only save patients’ flesh but cannot save their soul. Therefore, ordinary doctors cannot save humans completely.
I am a doctor of Western medicine, and I have cultivated Falun Dafa for over 17 years. I have fully explored human beings from my study of human diseases and souls. In the hospital’s working environment, I have to deal with patients, patients’ family members, other doctors, nurses, hospital leaders, engineers who maintain the medical appliances, salesmen and others. Facing all kinds of temptations of fame, profit, lust and affection, I need to hold myself in check and not be moved. I used my role to tell people the facts about Falun Dafa. I not only treat patients’ body pains but also treat patients’ heart, mind and spirit in order to save them completely. People who know me have said: “The doctor who practices Falun Gong is super. The Falun Gong Master is excellent! Falun Gong is great!”
By my clarifying the facts, many people came to understand the truth and have been saved by Dafa. They chose a good future. Those people appreciate Master Li and Falun Dafa very much.
Facing Money Temptations
Nowadays many doctors accept bribes from the families of patients. Patients and family members think that if the doctor in charge of the surgery takes a bribe, then the doctor would take better care of the patient; otherwise, they would not feel confident that the doctor would properly care for the patient. Therefore, such a phenomena has became a common practice in China.
How have I dealt with this? I have been a doctor for over 30 years. Before I started to practice Falun Dafa, I was no different than the other doctors. I also took some bribes from patients’ family members. I even privately took money from patients. In the beginning I felt afraid, and later I thought I ought to take it. I thought it showed patients' respect for me. If patients and their family members would not give me money, I would feel upset.
Since I started to practice Falun Dafa, I have changed. Although I still meet with this kind of situation, I can calmly reject the temptation of money. I no longer take bribes. I only regret that I came to know Dafa this late in my life. In the past, I did lots of bad things, since I was not aware of Dafa's principles.
Once I was treating a female patient with tuberculosis. During the New Year period, she gave me an envelope with lots of money. I refused it immediately. She could not understand and said: “I gave you money but you refused. Others would ask me for money if I did not offer it to them. Why is there this difference?” I told her directly: “ Because I practice Falun Dafa. My Master told me to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and that I should not take advantage of others. Although I won’t accept your bribe, I still will try my best to treat your illness.” She was very surprised and confused. She could not understand why I practiced Falun Dafa. I clarified the facts to her and explained why I practiced it. I told her about the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Dafa and that the regime had staged the Tiananmen Square self-immolation. I also said that the CCP is doomed by heaven, and more and more people are choosing to quit the CCP. Once she understood the truth, she decided to quit the CCP as well. She also began to understand why I refused to take her money.
She saw that I fulfilled my duty and tried my best to heal her sickness. She said: “If every doctor would behave like you and learn Falun Dafa, patients would not have to have the expenses of paying out bribes. Falun Dafa is excellent, indeed!”
Facing Test of Lust
Nowadays many people talk a lot about lust. When people have a meal, sit in the office, read the newspaper or watch TV, the topic of lust is present everywhere. Chinese people like to chat about it. Men and women have open relationships.
As a doctor, I have lots of chances to have close contact with women. Thus, I have experienced lots of lust tests. I have good relationships with others; I am friendly with people. I look young due to my cultivation in Falun Dafa. Many women think highly of me. On one occasion, I left a very good impression with a good-looking female patient. She invited me to have a meal with her. I saw that something was not pure in her eyes and therefore refused her immediately. I said: “If I had a meal with you and we were seen by your husband, how would he treat you? And how would he look at me?” She replied, “I have not done anything bad, what should I be afraid of?” I said peacefully, “You are not afraid, but I am afraid.” She asked: “What are you afraid of?” I said, “Men and women should keep some distance from each other.” She said: “Nobody could see us. What’s there to be afraid of?” I replied: “Whatever you are doing, heaven is watching. Obviously the heaven, the earth, you and I would all know it, so how can you say that nobody will see it?” She saw that I firmly refused her with a serious attitude and expression, so she gave up.
Later I learned that this patient’s husband had ignored her for a long time. She saw that I took good care of her, so she thought that I had an interest in her. One time she openly called me and told me the above and also said that I was different from others. Others chased after her, but she ignored them. I told her that my perspective changed after I learned Falun Dafa and started following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I also told her that what she saw on TV is not the truth about Falun Dafa but only the fabricated lies made up by the CCP. The CCP always slanders Falun Dafa and has taught people to hate Dafa. However, Falun Dafa teaches people to value virtue and be kind, and that we should elevate human morals. We should be more serious when facing friends of the opposite sex. We should not succumb to lust. Sexual openness is the behavior of people with bad morals. That is a way a beast would behave; it is not a real human being’s behavior and ethics.
Hearing this, she accepted it easily and also agreed to quit the CCP. She asked me, “Was this all taught by your Master?” I replied, “Yes.” She said: “Falun Dafa is good, indeed! Falun Dafa is so good, but the CCP still persecutes it. This shouldn’t be happening!”
Facing the Test of Reputation
For my grandparents, having a good reputation was more important than life. Growing up in this kind of environment, I valued a good reputation a lot knowingly or unknowingly. I didn't want to lose face. I was always very smart, and my school marks were excellent. I was a good student with a very good reputation. However, all that formed many bad habits, such as self-righteousness, vanity, and competitiveness. If somebody was better than me in some aspect, I would try to win the upper hand or find some reason to cover up my shortcomings. I lived a tiring life.
Since practicing Falun Dafa, I've come to know that I did many wrong things to keep a good reputation. I had formed the notion that I was always right. I also developed jealousy and had strong attachments to vanity and competitiveness. Worst of all is that I liked to lie to cover up my shortcomings. Once anything wrong happened, I would blame others and find excuses to defend myself.
When I started to learn Zhuan Falun, I found the words in the book easy to understand, and they touched my heart. It seemed like Master knew my mind and every line in the book was talking about me. I was shocked and completely believed Master's words. Guided by the principles described in Zhuan Falun, I came to know many of my shortcomings, which would have been impossible in the past. After practicing, I can now calmly look at my shortcomings. I do not want to cover them up. I want to change from the bottom of my heart, so as to do better and better next time. I could not have this mentality before I cultivated in Falun Dafa.
In the old days, I always liked to cover up my mistakes. One time I was finishing up a patient’s case report on the computer. Our hospital’s deputy chief and his wife were sitting next to me. A younger doctor walked in, and although he was ranked lower than me, he started to criticize my report. He said that he found many errors in my earlier draft and suggested that I should get up and let him finish the report because what I had written was wrong. The deputy chief and his wife stared at me. I was very embarrassed. Without saying a word, I stood up and let that doctor type on the computer. Although I did not say a word, in my mind I was not happy, so I walked away immediately. However, soon I realized that I was wrong, so I turned back. I bent over to watch what he typed on the computer and calmly communicated with him. The deputy chief and his wife had thought highly of me and always thought that I was very good at my job. This event made me lose face. However, my open-minded attitude and calmness won their respect. Later on, that deputy chief and that younger doctor respected me more. Later, the deputy chief would tell others: “This doctor (me) has a good personality and keeps a calm attitude. Indeed, Falun Dafa is good!”
Dealing with Relationships
Nowadays, when mainland Chinese want to get something done, they rely on personal relationships very much. People all hope to personally know some reliable doctor. If you go to the hospital and you don’t know a doctor there, they will try to have you undergo all kinds of unnecessary tests. Before you could get a prescription, the test fees would cost you hundreds of yuan. Therefore, many people cannot afford to see a doctor. If one of their relatives or friends is a doctor in a hospital, that would save lots of money.
I act according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance of Falun Dafa. Therefore, I try my best to treat patients kindly. I think on behalf of the patients and try not to waste their money. I also do not take patients’ bribes or any money that would hurt the hospital’s profits. Additionally, I do not harm patients’ interests and would not delay their treatment. My working style has won approval from my relatives, hospital leaders and colleagues. Compared to the general medical practices and some doctors’ immoral behaviors, my attitude gives people hope.
Many people who know me say: “The CCP has persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners., who have such good morals. This should not happen!”