No Longer Handicapped, Back to Working Construction
(Minghui.org) The cultivation system of Falun Gong is responsible for my return to good health.
I used to be handicapped due to osteonecrosis, which is bone tissue atrophy, a condition resulting from the loss of blood supply to the bones. It's as bad as cancer.
I was employed in the mining field when I had an accident in 1992. Within two years I had osteonecrosis, which has no known cure.
To a 26-year-old man, this was devastating. I live in the countryside and have no disability benefits. I could no longer work, and my earnings were the only source of income for my family.
Doctors Unable to Help
I went to many doctors, but not even one gave me hope. Traditional medicine and modern medicine were of no use, either. In desperation I went to fortunetellers and even thought of animal possession, but nothing helped.
Doctors suggested implanting artificial bone to alleviate some of the pain. But this would not have made it possible for me to do hard labor. Plus, the artificial bone would have to be replaced every five to eight years. On my wife's advice, I dropped that idea.
Doctors in another hospital thought that they could help me, so I was hospitalized for 10 months. Again, there was no improvement, and I contemplated suicide.
The Most Unforgettable Year of My Life
I lingered on until 1999, when something marvelous happened. That was my most unforgettable year.
My wife's parents gave her a book and said that I should read it when I had time. It was Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong.
When I read about the principles of how to be a good person, the principle “no loss, no gain” deeply touched me. The entire book was wonderful, and I decided to do the exercises. I learned them from the illustrations in the Falun Gong book The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection.
When I was doing the second exercise—Falun Standing Stance—I felt something move between my arms. I felt it was good, although I did not know what it was.
There was no thought in my mind beyond that simple fact that Zhuan Falun was a great book, so I just read it and did the exercises.
Within about two months, my legs no longer hurt and I felt light and full of energy. I could work again, even in construction. My hope was restored.
My wife also started to practice because she had witnessed a handicapped person return to a full life.
I am so thankful and will follow the Falun Gong principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance for the rest of my life.
Standing Up for Falun Gong
After the onset of the persecution, my wife and I told everyone we met about Falun Gong and how we benefited. We refuted the lies about the practice broadcast on television and told people that every negative word about Falun Gong was fabricated.
We were arrested and illegally detained for a month, and the police extorted 6,000 yuan from us. That was a large sum for someone who lived in the countryside.
My wife was later arrested again and sentenced to two years of forced labor. She was beaten and shocked with electric batons, among other forms of torture. I was taken to a brainwashing center. They even took our 8-year-old son to a brainwashing center. Guards deprived us all of sleep and constantly mistreated us.
What's wrong with a practice that teaches people to be good? People who commit crimes may not end up in prison, but we, who are good people, are locked up. I often wonder: Do the CCP laws uphold justice or villainy?