China Fahui | Making Diligent Progress after Recovering from Breast Cancer
(Minghui.org) I am 56 this year and have a happy family. My husband has a decent job, and my children are doing well. Years ago Master [Li Hongzhi] saved me from end-stage breast cancer and lead me onto the path to return to my true self. No words can express my gratitude for Master’s salvation.
Light in the Darkest Time
I was diagnosed with highly aggressive breast cancer in August 2010, and the doctor ordered immediate surgery. After the surgery, he ordered two extra rounds of chemotherapy. By spring of the next year, I had lost all my hair and was so weak that I could barely eat and had trouble sleeping. Death didn't sound so bad at the time.
A relative who visited me in April 2013 said, “Only Dafa can save you now.” The moment I heard the word “Dafa,” my heart jumped, as if an electric current had gone through me. “What is ‘Dafa’ and why does it sound so different from everything else?” I asked her.
The relative, who was a Falun Gong practitioner, told me about the persecution and recited one of Master’s poems.
“Reaching Consummation, obtaining Buddha’s Fruit,Eating bitterness treated as joy.Toiling the body does not count as bitterness,Cultivating the heart is most agonizing.Each and every barrier must be broken through,Here and there, demons are everywhere.A hundred hardships falling all at once,See how one lives.Able to endure suffering in the world,Transcending the world, is a Buddha.” (“Tempering One’s Heart and Will,”Hong Yin)
I held my breath, not wanting to miss a word. Though I didn’t know what it meant at the time, it made me feel amazing and so at ease. I felt a sense of joy that I had never experienced before. I begged her to recite it one more time.
My heart lightened and I forgot all my worries. I had a big smile on my face and felt like a new person. I wanted to learn Dafa and was eager to read the book. She agreed to bring me a copy of Zhuan Falun. I was so happy. Like a small child, I asked her to stay with me when I tried to eat something. At that time I could barely swallow. With her sitting with me, I ate almost an entire steamed bun. I knew that I had to learn Dafa because I had already experienced a miracle.
I finished reading Zhuan Falun in one go and was convinced that it was a heavenly book. Nothing was going to stop me from becoming a practitioner. It was May 13, 2013, World Falun Dafa Day, the day that I was reborn. I joined the local Fa-study group and turned a new page in my life.
Carrying Out the Mission to Save People
Through talking with other practitioners, I realized that I had to go out and tell people about Falun Dafa. After a month of intensive Fa study, I went out with two other practitioners and watched how they clarified the truth. The next day I began to talk to people about the healing power of Dafa by sharing my own experience. I also told them that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) slanders the practice in its propaganda. I was able to help about a dozen people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations each day.
There is a national park behind the village where I live that attracts many tourists and local visitors. Other practitioners and I went there to talk to the tourists about Dafa and the persecution and give out fliers. We even talked to the construction workers and helped them quit the CCP.
One day a park manager made us leave. Master says in Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference, “Wherever a problem occurs, that's where you need to clarify the facts.”
When we went to the village office to clarify the facts, they told me that the police were behind it. While I was there, I encouraged them to quit the CCP.
In 2015 someone put up about a dozen Falun Dafa posters on my door and outside walls, and painted them black. I knew that it was someone in the village office. I went to the village office and found the person in charge.
He told me that he took what I'd posted on the streets and returned them to me. Not wanting him to prevent me from saving people, I sat down to tell him the facts, starting from how I recovered from cancer. We talked for most of the morning and he carefully listened. Later he told me that he’d never take down my posters again, and both he and his coworker quit the CCP.
I filed a lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese leader who started the persecution of Falun Gong, and in the spring of 2016, a man came and tried to take my picture. A few months later two police officers came to talk to me.
I admitted that I practiced Falun Gong when they asked, and one of them suggested that I quit. I told them that giving it up would be like giving up my chance to live. They then wanted to contact my husband and asked where I got my Falun Dafa information. After I refused to answer their questions, I realized that they were videotaping me. I told them to shut the camera down and not to violate my rights. They quickly turned it off.
I clarified the facts behind the persecution to them and suggested to one of them that he quit the CCP, because I knew that the other one already had. The one who hadn’t agreed to do it using an alias. When they were leaving, the one who had just quit shouted, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” I told him that he would have good fortune and saw a smile on his face.
Last year, just as I was about to get on a train to visit my daughter, three local police officers stopped me. One asked if I was a practitioner and if I had sued Jiang. After I admitted that I had, they refused to let me get on the train without giving me a reason. As we argued, people started to gather around us. I knew that it was a great opportunity to clarify the truth. I explained how I had become cancer-free and a good person because of the practice and that when Jiang denied me the opportunity to practice, he deprived me of the chance to live and that was why I sued. I then described how Jiang slandered Falun Dafa and brutally tortured practitioners and told them that quitting the CCP was the only way to stay out of harm’s way when the CCP is held to account for its crimes.
More people gathered and they listened quietly. Two of the officers left, and the one who stayed was willing to quit the CCP. He agreed not to arrest practitioners in the future and arranged a car for me to get home.
In the past five years, I was never afraid when I clarified the truth. I would do so wherever I went and got better at it. Almost everyone I talked to ended up quitting the CCP. I knew that Master was helping me.
Tribulations Are for Me to Improve Myself
After I started to cultivate, I experienced illness karma several times. I never doubted Master and the Fa. A few years ago my neck and shoulder hurt. I had a negative thought that maybe the cancer had come back and that I was dying. I quickly corrected that idea and reminded myself that Master says, “Having heard the Dao in the morning, one can die in the evening.” (Melt Into the Fa in Essentials for Further Advancement)
I didn’t tell anyone about it and continued to do Dafa work. However, I secretly made my will and gave it to my insurance company. A few days later I told other practitioners during Fa study about the pain. One of them told me that it was Master helping me eliminate my karma and that I needed to spend more time studying the Fa, sending righteous thoughts, and looking within for attachments. With their help, I believed that it wasn’t an illness and that I needed to let go of my attachments, continue to do what needed to be done and let Master arrange everything. A week later the pain was gone.
One day I began to cough uncontrollably, but this time I wasn’t worried. My husband ordered me to take some medicine, but I hid it when he wasn’t looking. A week later the cough was gone. I showed my husband the pills and told him that the practice had cured me. From then on, he has truly believed in Falun Dafa’s healing power.
I made Falun Dafa informational literature at home because both my children live out of town and my husband works during the day. I had a lot of space and time. My husband was fine with it, but wanted me to be careful. My son, on the other hand, was furious when he found out what I was doing. He wouldn’t listen to me and blew up at me. He accused me of going too far with the practice, smashed my cell phone, and was going to throw out my computer and printer. I quickly looked within and realized that I had not really clarified the truth to him. Not wanting to further aggravate him, I told him that I would take care of things if he gave me some time.
A few days later my son came to my room and I was ready for him. Seeing all the Dafa literature, he got upset again. I told him very calmly that it was my mission to save people and that I couldn’t stop. He still insisted that I give away the equipment. “I am not hiding anything from you,” I said. “Dafa saved me, and the brochures I make will save others. The CCP’s slanderous propaganda is preventing people from being saved. You are doing something extraordinary by supporting what I do. Our family has benefited from the practice and we can help others benefit from it, too.”
He calmed down a little. I called another practitioner as my son and I talked. She heard my son’s voice on the phone and knew immediately what was going on because I had told her about it before. She sent righteous thoughts from her home to eliminate the evil persecuting my son before she came over. As soon as she walked in, my son asked her to talk me out of making the materials, because he truly believed that I was putting myself in danger. She sat down with him and told him the facts while I was in another room sending righteous thoughts. In about an hour I heard my son say, “Auntie, please help me quit the CCP!” My tears started to fall and I couldn’t thank Master and the fellow practitioner enough for their help.
My son walked into my room and softly said, “Mom, from now on, you do whatever you need to and I will support you. If there is anything you need, I will help.” He turned around and ask the practitioner to stay and he would cook for her. He became a different person from then on. He even helped me with other Dafa work and celebrated World Falun Dafa Day with other practitioners. Later, he found a good job right after he graduated.
Helping Others Become Practitioners
Having experienced the miraculous healing power of Falun Dafa, I wanted to share it with others. I called two women who'd been in the same ward with me in the hospital years ago. They had helped and taken care of me when I was very ill. I visited one in Jinan City, and she embraced Dafa without hesitation after I told her my story. She’s now a very diligent practitioner. The other one also quickly became a practitioner.
One of my uncles was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2014. I visited him and told him about Dafa. He believed and agreed with what I said. I taught him the exercises and brought him two copies of Zhuan Falun because he wanted his wife to practice as well. He studied the teachings and did the exercises every day. It has been four years and his health has never been better.
People Choose to Quit the Chinese Communist Party
A man in his 70s approached me in a market recently and said, “Now I have found you! Do you have any other pamphlets? I love reading them and want to thank you. You told me to recite ‘Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good’ and I have been doing it for a year. It worked! See how healthy I am now.”
I remembered that I'd met him the year before in the market. He looked very ill and was very thin. He told me that he had liver disease and the hospital had given up on him. He had spent a lot of money and now he had little time left. I told him about Falun Dafa and the facts and helped him quit the CCP. I also told him to recite the phrases and have faith in Falun Dafa’s healing power. The positive thoughts and faith in Dafa saved his life. He cried as he told me his story and was very grateful for Master’s salvation.
My husband has had a respiratory disease since he was little. He spent a great deal on medicine and still was hospitalized every now and then. He was supportive of me practicing and doing Dafa work. Ever since I became a practitioner, he has not had any symptoms. One time when he was working in a well, a heavy cage fell on his legs, but bounced off. He was fine, even though he could very well have been seriously injured. He knew that Master had protected him and he has been sincerely grateful to Master even since. He even published an article on Minghui to thank Master.
I can only repay Master’s immense grace by being more and more diligent. I will listen to Master and follow the principles of Falun Dafa to do the three things well. I will complete my mission and follow Master home.