[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] I Can See Again
(Minghui.org) I am 30 years old now. I was born with corneal ulcers and almost lost my eyesight. Master and Falun Dafa have brought light into my life again.
My eyes often hurt when I was little. In school I couldn’t see the writing on the blackboard even if I sat in the front row. I often skipped classes because of my eyes. When it got bad, my eyes would be so swollen that it felt like there were grains of sand scratching my eyeballs. It hurt so much that I couldn’t stop trembling. I couldn’t do anything but lie in bed crying.
My parents and relatives came up with all kinds of solutions. I tried them all, but nothing worked. As time went by, my parents spent all their savings on various treatments, yet my sight worsened.
In 1998 an eye specialist said that I would soon lose my eyesight. We were not prepared for the terrible news, and my family could not afford the treatment. My parents were so desperate that we came up with a terrible plan: On the day I lost my eyesight, we would end our miserable lives together.
In June 1998 I had stopped going to school for two months because of my eyes. One day my mother came home with a book titled Zhuan Falun and talked to my father about “cultivation.”
Being in so much pain, as soon as I heard the word, I sat up and told my mother that I wanted to cultivate as well. She said that I was too little to understand cultivation, but I insisted.
My mother then told me, “If you want to cultivate, you must truly believe in what is said in the book and treat your illness as karma.” I quickly agreed. My mother immediately started reading Zhuan Falun to me. I embraced the teachings and remembered every word, thinking that Falun Dafa was magnificent!
Three days later, miracles happened. The swelling in my eyes was gone. I could open my eyes and read Zhuan Falun. In three more days my eyes completely recovered and I went back to school. When I went back to the eye doctor, I had 20/20 vision.
The doctor was in shock: “Your Master is amazing. Six days into reading Zhuan Falun and your about-to-turn-blind eyes are normal again.”
Master literally saved our lives. We were so excited and grateful for Master’s immense compassion.
Soon after I began to practice Falun Dafa, I asked my mother for money to buy a special kind of pen. When she heard the price, she frowned but gave me the money. I remembered what Master said,
“From now on, whatever you do, you should consider others first, so as to attain the righteous Enlightenment of selflessness and altruism.” from “Non-Omission in Buddha-Nature” in Essentials for Further Advancement
The pen’s cost didn’t bother me, but my mother’s sad face did. I left the money at home and went to school.
Not far away from home I saw some money on the ground, enough to buy two of the special pens. I was so happy that I would get to buy what I needed, without having to bother my mother.
Then I remembered what Master said in Zhuan Falun,
“…considers others first when taking any action,” (Lecture Nine)
What about the person who lost the money? He must be worried and probably would have some troubles. I ended up not taking the money.
After school, my mother asked me why I had left the money at home. I told her what I should do as a practitioner and how I didn’t take the money I found on the street either.
She was very happy that I followed the teachings of the Fa. She told my father after he got home from work and had him buy me two of those special pens. As I held the pens in my hands, I knew that Master was encouraging me. From then on I knew that I must truly hold myself to the standards in the Fa and follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in everything I do.
My Parents’ Smiles
At meal times, I would quickly eat the leftover dishes first so that my parents could eat the dishes freshly prepared that day. When my parents were leaving home for work, if it rained, I would find them the umbrellas and if it was cold in winter days, I would get them their gloves and hats. Each time I did that, my parents would have big smiles on their faces. The people who were close to us thought highly of Falun Dafa when they knew what I did: “Falun Dafa teaches children to be considerate of their parents,” they would say. “Dafa’s Master is fantastic.”
One morning I went to school wearing my favorite white shirt. During recess as everyone played on the drill field, suddenly someone kicked me in the back twice, leaving two muddy footprints on the white shirt. I wasn’t worried about the pain, but more that my white shirt was ruined. I turned around and stared at the boy who kicked me. He was shocked and didn’t know what to do. Immediately Master’s words came to mind,
“to not fight back when you are beaten or sworn at” (Zhuan Falun Lecture Nine)
I knew what I had to do as a practitioner. I looked away quietly.
One day during class, our teacher said that we could speak whatever was on our mind. I was about to talk about my shortcomings. The teacher interrupted me and said, “If you had shortcomings, then there wouldn’t be any good student in our class.”
New Clothes from Dear Friends
My mother was imprisoned for years because she refused to give up her belief in Falun Dafa during the persecution. With my father’s salary, we were financially strained and most of my clothes were worn out because we couldn’t afford new ones.
One day after school six of my classmates asked me to wait for them. They came back shortly with brand new clothes that they had bought for me with their allowances.
My heart was filled with warmth and deep appreciation. People often say that in modern society, even children are indifferent and selfish. This isn’t true. As long as their kind nature is awakened, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance will take root in their hearts, and they will selflessly share with and help others.
I have witnessed Falun Dafa’s miracles and will follow the principles so that everyone who saw me will know that Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.
(Submission to “Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day” 2018 on the Minghui website)