[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] 93-year-old Father Awakens after Dafa Saves Him Twice
(Minghui.org) My father is 93 years old this year. He always knew that Falun Dafa was good and even started doing the exercises. But everything changed after the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) began persecuting Falun Dafa.
We live in a rural area and my family is relatively prominent. I have three sisters and brothers and three of us are government officials. I'm a doctor in a city hospital and my brother is a doctor in a township hospital. My father felt proud and glorified because of us.
My father changed after the CCP began persecuting Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999.
Two of my siblings and I practice Falun Dafa. We are good people and outstanding employees at work. Because I refused to give up my spiritual belief, I was detained, dismissed from work, and sent to a labor camp. My two other siblings who practice were also persecuted. The three children who made my father so proud were suddenly persecuted by the CCP. My father could not accept it.
Because my father lived through the CCP's various political cleansings he knew very well how cruel it was. Despite this, he listened to the Party's propaganda and was brainwashed. As soon as we mentioned Falun Dafa, he refused to listen. He wanted us to stop practicing and thought that we brought the persecution on ourselves. He wanted to protect himself from also being targeted for persecution, so he pressured us to give up our belief.
Whenever we tried to tell him the truth about Dafa and suggest he quit the CCP, he became irrational and refused to listen. One day while my father wasn't home my brother took down the calendar which had the CCP leader's photo and burned it. When my father came home he slapped my brother and yelled at him. He even threatened to report him to the police. He phoned me and yelled at me because he thought I told my brother to do this.
My sister who is also a practitioner and I discussed how to save our father. We realized he upheld the Party because he had been brainwashed by it his entire life.
Master Li Hongzhi said, “ The mighty power of Dafa is boundless. We have plenty of ways to handle things.” (Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Europe)
My Father Changes His Mind
In July 2017, my father suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack) and was hospitalized. He had severe chest pain. He took various medicines but they had side effects and he became lethargic. The pain was unbearable.
Some doctors recommended surgery, but it was very risky at his age. My father asked me to come home and treat him because he firmly believed that only I could help him.
When a person has a myocardial infarction a stent can be implanted in the heart if the patient is young. But they will need to take medicine for the rest of their lives and there are many side effects. Undergoing this surgery at my father's age was out of the question. I realized this may be his chance to be saved.
My father's mood lightened and he seemed hopeful when I came to the hospital. The doctor said my father's condition was critical. He explained that they tried everything but nothing helped. I was told to prepare for his death. I told the family our father's situation. I explained the only hope was if my father could accept Falun Dafa. They did not object.
I told my father, “I understand the pressure you've been under from the Party throughout the years. Your children love you and are worried about you. You've taken so many medicines but nothing helped. The only hope to pull through is to remember and say, 'Falun Dafa is Good and Truthfulness-compassion-Forbearance is Good.' We sincerely want you to survive. Please try it.”
My father agreed. I then told him about Dafa and how many people's illnesses were resolved after they said, “Falun Dafa is Good.” I explained that he should no longer say anything bad about Dafa because Dafa saved him. This time my father did not disagree with what I said.
So, together we said, “Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good.” In a few minutes, the painful expression on my father’s face was gone. He smiled and said his chest no longer hurt. He immediately sat up and spoke.
The other patients in the room, their family members and the doctors were all shocked because just a few minutes before my father was curled up on the bed, suffering and dying. A patient began chatting with my father and we told her the truth about the persecution. Two days later my father was discharged from the hospital.
He listened to the recordings of Master's lectures and we helped him quit the CCP. He also wrote a solemn statement that declared everything that he did against Dafa was null and void. He gradually got better.
However, the Party culture and its atheism were strongly embedded in my father. After a while he didn't want to listen to Master's lectures. He soon began experiencing pain in his legs and had difficulty walking. He wanted me to treat him. I told him truthfully “This is a geriatric condition. No medicine can help.”
I encouraged him to watch the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party to help eliminate his old notions. He agreed.
Dafa Saves My Father Again
One morning in November 2019, my brother called from my hometown and said that my father began vomiting around 2:00 a.m., and then he lost consciousness. The doctor said that we should prepare for his funeral.
My sister and I drove home. When I walked in my father was in a deep coma, and he did not respond to any stimulation. He was still breathing but there was only a faint heartbeat. I thought he might have had a stroke (cerebral hemorrhage). Everyone said there was no need to send him to the hospital. The rest of the family soon arrived and began preparing for his funeral.
My sister and I discussed whether we should play Falun Dafa music for him or Master's lectures. We decided to let him listen to Master's lectures during his last moments in this world.
I said to my father, “Your life may soon be over, and there is little time. Please remember, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good.” This is a very critical moment. Listen to Master ’s lectures and follow Master's arrangement!
Suddenly, something amazing happened. My father's eyes moved as if he were conscious. Immediately afterward, he fully opened his eyes and smiled. Although he didn't speak, he smiled. It was a heartfelt smile. I said, “Dad, are you coming back to us? He replied softly: “Yes!” I asked, “Did you ask Master to give you another chance and let you come back?” He replied, “Yes!” He said that he had struggled with death.
We continued to play Master's lectures for him and his condition gradually improved. He could swallow some water and he was able to move his arms and legs.
We asked him to continue listening to Master's lectures. Before dinner, he was able to talk. By the next morning, my father's speech became much clearer, His tongue was still stiff but we could almost understand what he said. In less than a day, he was out of danger.
The next night, my father suddenly began coughing. It was like a bronchial asthma attack. His lips became blue and he had difficulty breathing. These are high-risk conditions.
We gave him oxygen and anti-asthmatic medicines, but they had no effect. We continued to have him listen to Master's lectures. Sure enough, after midnight, my father was all right. The color of his lips became normal and his heartbeat stabilized. Everything was normal.
Within two weeks, my father was able to get out of bed and eat. Within a month, his body was recovered.
All of our relatives, friends, and neighbors who witnessed it said it was a miracle. My husband contacted all his relatives and told them what happened. Our entire family is extremely grateful to Master and Falun Dafa!
There's an old CCP member in our village who used to work with my father. He thought my father couldn't survive this time so he came to pay his last respects. He was shocked to hear that my father was still alive. I happened to be there when he came. I told him the whole process of how my father recovered. He was very surprised.
I said, “You can ask my father. You knew he was against Falun Dafa before. We dared not even mention Falun Dafa in front of him. You see, he doesn't object to it now. Right? (My father smiled as I spoke.) I helped him quit the CCP and asked him to remember that, “Falun Dafa is Good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good.”
Father's life was truly saved. He not only became healthy but also changed his mindset. He listens to Master's recordings almost every day, and he likes to watch NTDTV programs.