Relatively New Practitioner Benefits from Dafa
(Minghui.org) I've been a Falun Dafa practitioner since 2012. A few years before I learned about Dafa, I was diagnosed with several serious illnesses, including that the platelets in my blood were destroyed by my body’s immune system.
Soon after I began to practice Dafa, I gained weight and became healthy. My brother and sister-in-law, who are both doctors, were amazed. They learned much about Dafa from me and now also practice.
But to be honest, when one of my relatives told me about Dafa in 2010, I was so deeply influenced by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) propaganda that I did not want anything to do with it.
Relapse Spurs Me to Practice Dafa
Actually, after I had taken some Chinese medicine and corticosteroids, my platelet levels stabilized, and I thought that I was cured. I no longer went for check-ups. But my symptoms returned in August 2012, and my doctor told me that this disease was chronic and could kill me anytime. It was only then that I realized how dangerously close to dying I was, and that even if I survived this time, I would have to deal with episodes like this for the rest of my life.
Although I went through the usual regiment of corticosteroids, platelet transfusion, and intravenous globulins, my condition worsened.
A relative visited me in the hospital and asked me to practice Falun Dafa. I asked her about the “Tianamen Self-immolation” incident, and she explained that it was staged by the CCP to frame Falun Dafa and incite hatred in people against this spiritual practice. After her explanation, all my doubts disappeared.
I decided that, since neither Western nor Chinese medicine could not cure me, I would give Falun Dafa a try.
Regret That I Waited So Long
After I was discharged from the hospital, I began to study Dafa. I learned the meditation exercise and could sit in the full lotus position within a few days. However, my legs turned purple, ached, and went numb. The pain was sometimes unbearable, but I lasted the entire hour. I felt my health get better by leaps and bounds.
I began to read Zhuan Falun a month later. I realized that this book teaches us to live by the principles Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and to be a good person. I was full of regret that I had wasted so much time before I learned this Fa.
Practitioners in Contrast to Others
I met several practitioners, and, through them, I experienced the compassion and sincerity of practitioners, which was in great contrast to the CCP’s deceptiveness.
In the office, my colleagues tried to take advantage of others, networked, and tried to curry favor with the boss. People no longer spoke the truth, and they lived their lives behind a facade.
Now, I know that practitioners do not follow this social trend but put others first instead. I also came to understand that if something was mine, no one could take it, and if something was not mine, I would not get it, even if I fought for it. Therefore, I became a better person and even less attached to fame and profit.
The founder of Falun Dafa taught in Zhuan Falun:
“It is because there is such a principle in the universe: Ordinary human affairs, according to the Buddha School, all have predestined relationships. Birth, old age, illness, and death exist as such for ordinary people. Due to karma resulting from past wrongdoing, one has illnesses or tribulations; suffering is repaying a karmic debt, and thus nobody can casually change this. Changing it means that one would not have to repay the debt after being in debt, and this cannot be done at will. Doing otherwise is the same as committing a bad deed.”
The book taught me that my illnesses were the result of an enormous karmic debt accumulated from my past lives. If I suppressed it with medication or through treatments, it would not disappear but come back in the same or a different form either in this or my next life.
Therefore, I gave up the pursuit of curing my illness and focused on being a good person.
Strong Belief, Benefits
I married a practitioner in January 2014. Shortly after that, my illness returned and I told my husband my fears. “But isn’t that a good thing?” he said. “Your body is being cleansed.” Still, my symptoms worsened.
A practitioner visited and asked me if I was afraid. I said that I was not. She encouraged me to believe in the Fa and everything would be fine.
She proceeded to tell me about her son, who at a young age recovered without any effects from a serious illness although he did not have any treatment. He also caught his leg in a bicycle wheel and faced serious injury. Yet, he recovered without any medical treatment. Her words encouraged me greatly and helped strengthen my righteous thoughts.
Later, on my way to the bathroom, I fell down. My husband asked me to stand up, but I could not without his help. I collapsed again and he carried me to our bed, where I remained in a semiconscious state. I could not get out of bed, feed myself, or go to the toilet.
My husband and another relative, who is also a practitioner, told me to maintain a strong main consciousness. Other practitioners reminded me to search within for things I had not done well. I soon realized that I had been less attentive when I studied the Fa while I arranged my wedding. Recently, I had also developed some emotional attachments to my niece. All these problems were caused by my many attachments to various emotions.
My husband had several practitioners sent righteous thoughts to support me. With their righteous thoughts and group Fa study, I improved slightly, but I had lost so much blood that I turned pale and felt awful. But I continued to have faith in the Fa.
We went to visit my parents. They were shocked because of the severity of my illness. My elder brother and sister-in-law, both doctors, came home for the New Year. They wanted me to go see a doctor, but my mother told them that it was not necessary. My symptoms worsened for a while, and, then, after about a month-and-a-half, I got better day-by-day.
After my brother, sister-in-law, and other relatives witnessed my getting better, they also believed that this was because of Dafa. They came to understand the facts about Dafa and became practitioners from that point forward.