My Brother: A Doctor Saved by Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) My younger brother is a medical doctor. He called me one day in 2005 and said, “Please come. My head is hurting so badly and I can’t take it anymore!” I immediately rode my bike to his home.
He graduated from Changchun Medical University and then got a master’s degree. He had neurasthenia, migraines, and insomnia, and they were all cured soon after he started to practice Falun Dafa in 1998. However, when the Chinese communist regime launched the persecution against Falun Dafa, he was afraid of getting persecuted so he stopped practicing. These diseases then all came back to him and were getting worse and worse.
He could no longer focus on his work in the hospital because of these illnesses. In order to be able to sleep, at first, he was taking a ton of sleeping pills. When those didn’t work on him any longer, he then drank bottles and bottles of alcohol. But the issue was not getting any better.
When I saw him, I was shocked and my heart hurt for him. He was very pale and skinny, and could barely hold himself up to walk. How could he become like that at such a young age?
I noticed that my brother had a band-aid-like patch on his left temple, and so I asked him about it. He said he had tried everything, from Western treatments to Chinese medicine and when none of them worked, he then tried all kinds of folk prescriptions and this was one he got from Qingdao City. According to him, there were three levels of these patches. People all said that the effects of these patches were miraculous. Most people with migraines would be cured with level one patches. Only those with severely stubborn migraine and insomnia would need to use level two patches and they would usually get cured quickly. Very few people would need level three patches.
The patch on my brother’s temple was level three because he had used the level one and two with no relief. He asked me to help him change the patch and put a new one on. When I removed the dressing I was shocked by what I saw. There was a pit on his temple that was comprised of pus, blood, and rotten flesh.
I put on a new patch and asked him whether it hurt. He said, “How can it not hurt? Sister, you practice Falun Dafa and maybe you can give me some ideas. I don’t wish to hide anything from you. There is another solution I’m looking into. I went to find an old classmate and his dad who practices “spirit worshiping”. He said if I could worship his “spirit” then I would get better immediately. But one thing I feel a bit uncomfortable about it is that this spirit has to be passed down. When I die, my son has to take it on. In any case, I already arranged transportation and I’ll go to see this man tomorrow.”
I said, “Since you got me here at this crucial point and you asked me to give you some ideas, then I must be honest and responsible.” I told him what Master Li (Falun Dafa's founder) said,
“Yet there was a saying in the past, ‘One would rather not obtain a righteous way in one thousand years than cultivate a wild fox practice for one day.’” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
Master also said, “It is easier to invite an immortal than to see one off.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)
“Therefore,” I continued, “My advice is that you shouldn’t go and invite any troubles for yourself. I think that those offering certain spirit practices for curing health problems may be motivated by money or other gains. In the past when you practiced Dafa all your illnesses were cured. You weren’t asked for money or to agree to certain conditions, correct? It is truly just for your own good and to have you become a better person. Falun Dafa is not for fame and gain, and it is a true high-virtue cultivation practice. Once you compare them, you can easily tell good from the bad.”
My brother acknowledged, “I understand all this. I know Falun Dafa is an upright practice and these other schools are not. I had greatly benefited from practicing Dafa as all my illnesses were cured. But I stopped when Jiang Zemin’s (former communist leader) evil group started the persecution and now all these illnesses are back. I thought that Master wouldn’t want me anymore. So that’s why I’m looking for other schools. Tell me, would Master still accept someone like me?”
I responded, “You have called me here at this critical point and I think if Master is not taking care of you then I would not have been asked to come. In fact, Master has told us repeatedly that we should invite practitioners who have stopped practicing to return to Falun Dafa. Aren’t you one of them? I think you should start to practice Falun Dafa again. Only Dafa can save you. The only path for you is one in which you firmly believe in Dafa and cultivate in it. You basically want to make sure that Master will still take care of you. Is that the concern?”
My brother confirmed, “What if Master doesn’t take care of me? I can’t bet my life on the unknown.” I said, “First of all you need to correct this thought. Falun Dafa is the Fa of the universe. Master has compassion for human beings and therefore he has spread Dafa to the human world. Master is giving all of us an opportunity to cultivate. As long as you want to cultivate, then Master will help you, take care of you, adjust your health issues, watch over you, and protect you. When you practiced before all your illnesses were cured. Isn’t that the best proof? How is that still an unknown? Back then you gave it up because of fear and that was a totally wrong step. You have to carefully think about it and you cannot continue to make mistakes like this!”
He seemed very regretful and said, “I feel very sorry. Would Master still want me?” I said, “It’s good that you know that you were wrong. You just need to get back quickly.” I told him that Master has said, “I don't like it when you blame yourselves, it's completely pointless. I'll just repeat what I said: If you've fallen don't just lie there, get up right away!” (Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Lantern Festival) He said, “Yes, that’s right. I understand now. I cannot make mistakes again and again. I will listen to Master and ‘get up right away’. I’m coming back to cultivation!”
I asked him whether he could concentrate and recite “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” and he firmly said yes. I said, “Great, then let us start now. You will recite that and I’ll send forth righteous thoughts. Okay?” He agreed.
We did this for 40 minutes. Throughout this time, his facial expression changed from one of pain to one of peacefulness, and his skin tone changed from pale to pinkish white.
He was very excited and told me, “At first my head hurt badly, but gradually it stopped hurting. I have been pain-free for the last 30 minutes. I also shared my experience of sending forth righteous thoughts. After sharing for a little over ten minutes, we did it again. Just like that, I sent forth righteous thoughts for four hours and he recited “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” for four hours. At around 2:00 p.m., he was completely back to normal.
I then noticed that the patch on his temple disappeared. The pit of blood and pus was completely gone. The temple was flat with new flesh. The skin there was as tender as that of a newborn. I grabbed a mirror and gave it to him so he could take a look at it himself.
He was so amazed, “Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa is truly great! This is so unbelievable!”
I said to him, “Falun Dafa is supernormal. It’s cultivation and it is broad and profound. Can you explain this with medical science?” He said, “No way. With conventional medical treatment, it would take a couple of months for new flesh to grow and get back to normal completely. This is truly unimaginable.”
He then called his classmate and said, “Please let your dad know that I won’t go see him tomorrow. My headache is gone, and it only took four hours. The wound is also gone. My sister is a Falun Dafa practitioner and Falun Dafa has saved me. From now on I’ll just practice Dafa.” I heard the classmate say, “Really? Really? Wow, that’s so great! No problem, as long as it helps you with the headache, go with it! I’ll tell my dad that you are good now. He will understand.”
I then taught my brother the exercises and we studied the Fa together. I helped him quit the Chinese Communist Party and he also wrote a statement on Minghui regarding his return to Falun Dafa cultivation practice.
From that day on, my brother has walked along a new road in his life.