Dafa Gave Me Good Health and a Good Frame of Mind
(Minghui.org) Since I started practicing Falun Dafa in August 1996, my body and mind have completely changed. Even though I have suffered a lot of persecution in the past dozen or so years, my belief in Falun Dafa has never wavered. Here are several of my experiences that I would like to share with everyone.
Lumbar Disc Herniation Cured in Just Few Days
Before practicing Falun Dafa, my health was particularly poor, and I suffered from a herniated lumbar disc. While my body looked normal, I could not do any heavy work or even bend over.
One evening, after lying on the sofa and watching TV, I could not get up from the sofa. My legs were in great pain; I couldn't bend them and dared not straighten them. My family wanted to move me to my bed but were afraid to touch me. I lay on the sofa all night long. The next day, my family slowly moved me to the bed, where I stayed for a whole week. When the pain slightly decreased, I was sent to the hospital for treatment.
I visited several doctors specializing in both Chinese and Western medicine. I was treated by acupuncture, massage, traction, electrotherapy, and even some esoteric healers. None of the remedies helped. One doctor said: “This disease is hard to treat. Surgery is helpful but very expensive. The probability of rehabilitation by surgery is only 80%. The other 20% of patients might suffer permanent paralysis of the lower limbs.”
I was poor and could not afford to pay for the surgery. I also worried that the 20% probability might land on me. I was only in my early 30s, and my two children were still very young. My wife and the whole family felt stressed and saw no way out.
On August 30, 1996, I fortunately began to practice Falun Dafa. The next day, my family was busy harvesting corn. I could only help a little before I experienced terrible back pain. At night, I went to the practice site, which was close to my home, to listen to Master’s lecture recordings. On the way there, I was still in a lot of pain. After listening to the lecture, however, the pain was totally gone. I insisted on listening to all of Master’s nine lectures. From then on, the disc herniation that had plagued me for many years never reappeared. All illnesses completely left my body. During 16 years of practice, I've never had any medication or injections.
My relatives, friends, and acquaintances noticed that my health was totally different from before and asked which hospital I had visited and what medication I had taken. I smiled and answered that I had not visited any hospital. It was practicing Falun Dafa that made me healthy. They were very surprised to hear this, and some of them began to practice thereafter.
In these past years, I've worked on house renovations and outdoor advertisements. I've had to climb up and down and run all over the place. Despite my heavy workload, however, I never feel tired.
After the communist regime began to persecute Falun Dafa in 1999, television was filled with slander saying that Falun Dafa did not allow practitioners to take medicine. This is not true at all. The fact is, through practicing Dafa one attains very good health. There is no illness, so why would one need medicine?
Practicing Falun Dafa is extraordinary and very beautiful. When I had the wish to truly practice it, the great power of Dafa manifested. This phenomenon has happened to not just a few but numerous Dafa practitioners. Facing such widespread miracles, can you really remain indifferent?
“You Are the First Good Man I've Met”
Practicing Falun Dafa has enabled me to understand the true meaning of life. The principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, taught by Master Li Hongzhi, have deeply taken root in my mind, guiding my words and actions.
One day after practicing Falun Dafa for about half a year, I went shopping in Ganglin City. After paying the store owner what he asked, I looked at the receipt and realized that the total was not correct. I told the owner, “This amount is less than what I actually owe you. Please calculate it again.” He corrected the error and thanked me. I happily paid the difference, but then noticed that there were more items in my bag than I had paid for. I told the owner that the number of items was not correct. He asked, “Did I load fewer items than you paid for?” I said, “No, you loaded more items than I paid for.”
The owner said excitedly: “Oh, I met a good man today! You corrected my receipt error and paid the difference. You corrected my loading error and returned the items not paid for. I've had my business for so many years, and you are the first good man I've met. Thank you very much!” I said: "You don't have to thank me. Thank my Master. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. It was Master Li Hongzhi who taught us to be good people. We cannot take advantage of others."
In the past, I moved with the current of society, always focusing on personal gains and self-interest. After I started to practice Falun Dafa, however, I understood what it truly meant to be a good person. In fact, what I did is what all human beings should do. I acted this way because I followed the upright principles of Falun Dafa.
“Then You Can Just Ride It Home”
One night in 1998, after 10 p.m., I pushed my bike into my store and got ready to close for the day. A young man in his 20s suddenly came in and said that he wanted to buy some paintings. He looked drunk and started blabbering about unrelated things. I advised him to go home and rest, but he just would not leave. I tried every possible way to persuade him to leave. He finally agreed to go. Before leaving, however, he claimed that my bike was his and that he had to ride the bike home. Seeing his drunken state, I did not quarrel with him and calmly said, “Then you can just ride it home.” He really rode my bike away.
Why did I do this?
First, I believe in what Master said:
“If something is not yours, you will not have it even if you fight for it.” (Zhuan Falun)
Second, he was a drunkard and did not have a sober mind. If I acted the same way as he did, wouldn't I also be acting like a drunkard? With this belief and understanding, I was able to remain very calm.
The next morning, the young man came back and returned the bike to me. He kept saying, “I am sorry, I am sorry! I drank too much last night.” I said, “It's okay. I am a Falun Dafa practitioner. Master teaches us to be good people. If I acted like you, we might have had a fight last night.” He said, “Yes, Yes! Thank you!”
Above are a few of my experiences over the past 16 years. In fact, experiences like these are countless, so I couldn't enumerate them all. I did not write these down to talk about how good I am. I just wanted to illustrate the fact that Falun Dafa can really change people’s character. It really changed me. Falun Dafa purified my heart and elevated my realm of thought. It gave me good health and a good frame of mind. I sincerely thank Master and Falun Dafa!