Master Saved My Mother and Me
(Minghui.org) My mother and I began practicing Falun Dafa in March 1999. The compassionate Master Li, founder of Falun Dafa, saved both of our lives and lifted us from a hopeless situation. Let me tell you the story.
The Unbearable Past
I contracted Hepatitis B when I was born. I had a fever, bloated stomach, vomiting, and other infectious symptoms. I was hospitalized often, sometimes for months. My parents were ordinary factory workers. They spent all the money they had on my illness.
My father passed away when I was in elementary school. My mother carried all the weight on her shoulders to raise me. The place we lived in became an endangered house. My paternal grandmother and uncle, who owned a restaurant, deceitfully claimed the 10,000 yuan that my father left for me from my mother. They knew well the money was left to treat my disease, but they did not care.
After they got a hold of the money, they turned around and kicked us out of the house. They told us to get out and stay out and that we could go and die somewhere else.
I could not go to school anymore. Since I was very young and sick, I could not work either. Whenever I got tired I would vomit blood. If I got upset, I would have a fever and stomach bloating. We could not afford the medication for me, as each box of medicine would cost an entire month of my mother's salary! We counted on her 300 yuan a month to live.
My mother's health was failing after my father passed away. She worked very hard and endured the unfair treatment from her boss, who gave her a very heavy workload and ordered her to work overtime all the time. She couldn’t sleep or eat well. She saved most vegetables and meat for me and she only took some pickles to go with her rice. I often saw her crying by herself. I felt so sad and bitter, but couldn’t do anything to help her. She considered taking her own life several times, but because of me, she gave up the thought.
Because of the physical and mental distress, my mother developed severe kidney disease, as well as migraines, blurred vision, back pain, and dizziness. All of our relatives stayed away from us, fearing that we would borrow money from them.
Falun Dafa Brings New Life
After several years, neither one of us was in good health and we were just counting the days, until things unexpectedly changed in March 1999.
One day, my mother came home in good spirits. Someone came to her factory for a business matter and chatted with her for a while. He learned of our situation and felt sorry for us. He lent my mother Falun Dafa teachings in audio form and told her that if she wanted to learn, he would help.
My mother listened to the Fa teachings every night after work. The more she listened, the more she wanted to listen. When she lay down to sleep, she felt as if the blood vessels in her head were cleansed all night. She could even hear the flow of the blood. She felt very comfortable and slept very well.
When she got up the next day, her headache was gone, her vision was improved, and the edema was gone. It was amazing. She was so happy, she went straight to tell the person who introduced her to Falun Dafa what had happened to her. He was also impressed and told her that Master had already taken her as a disciple! He gave her the book Zhuan Falun, the main book of the practice. She brought it to me, and I began reading immediately.
I read the book attentively. Even though I did not even finish elementary education, I knew all the characters in the book and I understood the meaning. I cried most of the time as if I finally found my way home. I asked Master to take me as his disciple. I wanted to practice Falun Dafa.
The next morning, I suddenly wanted to eat greasy food so I ate a fried donut. Shortly afterwards, my stomach began to hurt and felt as if it might explode. I asked Master for help. I suddenly began to vomit violently, which lasted close to one hour. I was sweating profusely. After that, the bloating was gone! I had no pain. The rosy color returned to my face. I felt wonderful!
My mother was so happy. She told me that Master was purifying my body, and we would be fine from now on. We both knelt down in front of Master's picture and thanked him for his saving grace.
We began reading Master's Fa teaching and doing the Falun Dafa exercises every day. We also strove to live by the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance and remembered to look within for things we needed to improve ourselves.
My mother's coworkers were impressed with her enormous change. She told them that she benefited from practicing Falun Dafa. She used her personal story to validate the wonder of Falun Dafa – it influenced her working environment and laid a good foundation for her to expose the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s lawless persecution of Falun Dafa in the future. Many co-workers quit the CCP and related organizations later on.
We also went to visit relatives and told them what made both of us regain our health. We told them not only we were healthy now, but we were also blessed with a stable life – my mother was promoted with a pay raise, and I also began to work to earn a living. My relatives were amazed to see our change and some of them also began to practice Falun Dafa.
We are deeply grateful to Master for saving us from the depth of despair. We will cultivate solidly and follow Master home.