(Minghui.org) Several practitioners in our area have recently suffered from illness karma. Some passed away, some have been bedridden, and some went to the hospital to be treated. 

They could not validate Dafa, let alone save sentient beings. I'd like to share some of my personal understanding on how to get rid of illness karma.

I Had Symptoms of Stroke

Master said,

“Study the Fa and gain the Fa,Focus on how you study and cultivate,Let each and every thingbe measured against the Fa.Only then, with that,is it actually cultivation.” ("Solid Cultivation" in Hong Yin, Translation Version A)

I realized that to negate the persecution of sickness karma, we cannot just say it, we should actually do it according to the requirements of the Fa. Only by doing so can the miracles of the Fa manifest, and can sentient beings see the power of Dafa through us. 

The mission of Fa-rectification period Dafa disciples is to assist Master in rectifying the Fa and saving sentient beings. In the past, I didn't practice diligently, and I didn't respect Master and the Fa. 

I would sometimes stop in the middle of doing the exercises, and do other things, with the exercise music still playing. I was attached to time, money, and material things. 

I was also opinionated, and prone to going extremes in cultivation. The old forces took advantage of my loopholes and made me look very sick. I was so skinny I scared people.

One day, I fell on my way to get my social security card from my workplace. I lay down after I got home, but couldn't get up afterwards. 

I couldn't raise my legs and couldn’t squat, and my left hand couldn't move. I couldn’t take care of myself. 

The word “stroke” came to mind, and I knew it was persecution from the evil, attacking me inside and out. I called a practitioner named Ding and asked him to come to my home. 

He took me back to his home by taxi after seeing my state, hoping his wife, also a practitioner, could help me.

I told Ding, his wife, and a local coordinator about the loopholes in my cultivation. I told them that I might not be able to pass this test, and asked them to send me to the home of another practitioner named Peng to prepare for my funeral. 

The coordinator pointed out that my idea of preparing for my funeral did not align with the Fa. I agreed, and asked them to send righteous thoughts for me. 

At the same time, I realized my mistake and made up my mind to do better and to behave like an upright Dafa disciple. They then sent me to Peng's house.

I Returned to Normal with the Help of Practitioners’ Righteous Thoughts

At Peng's house, seeing that Peng and his wife were very rational, peaceful, and pure, I didn't voice any thoughts that didn't conform to the Fa. They told me, “You are too skinny. Stay with us, and have meals with us, whatever food we make.” 

They were not moved by my severe sickness karma, and just sent righteous thoughts for me. Seeing them do everything based on the Fa, I also aspired to quickly align myself with the Fa.

One day, a practitioner came to Peng's house and told me that a certain practitioner did the exercises many times a day. When I heard this, I knew that Master had used her to tell me to do the exercises more, and that I should melt into Dafa. 

Although I was staying with Peng and his wife, and they were trying hard to help me, I had to follow the requirements of Master and the Fa, and cultivate myself solidly.

I started to practice the exercises, but my body was crooked and I couldn't lift my hands. When I was doing the first exercise, stretching, evil beings in another dimension inserted something into my body. 

The pain made me unable to stretch my arms straight. I shouted, “Master, I don't want it because it doesn't allow me to do the exercises; I want to do the exercises, and I want to follow Master.”

Peng and his wife helped me eliminate the evil. Peng shouted, “Eliminate (mie)!” 

We did that two or three times. Then, Master completely disintegrated the evil beings from other dimensions. I felt an electric current flow slowly through my left hand during the sitting meditation. 

Although my movements were not satisfactory, I knew that Master was adjusting my body. When I couldn't get up, I tried repeatedly, and then Master completely disintegrated the evil beings from other dimensions. 

I realized that Master would completely eliminate evil when a Dafa disciple believed in Master and the Fa. I continuously practiced the exercises, from 3:30 a.m. to 5:55 a.m., then I sent forth righteous thoughts. 

I then did the exercises from 9:00 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. I studied the Fa and sent righteous thoughts in the afternoon, and did the exercises again from 9:00 p.m. to 11:55 p.m., and then sent righteous thoughts again. 

I would rest for a few minutes when I was tired, and then continue doing the exercises. In the first few days of doing the exercises, evil factors created illusions to try and deceive me. 

I got swollen legs and feet, peeling skin all over my body, and I had heavy hair loss. I was not moved or afraid because I was confident that I would get better and better by doing more exercises. 

I could feel the improvement every day. About two weeks later I could take care of myself.

But I was not satisfied with just being able to take care of myself. As a Dafa disciple, I had a mission, and I had to go home and do what I should do. 

When Peng sent me home, my son was very happy to see the immense change in me, and said, “In the future, I will welcome more practitioners to come visit.”

I used to make truth-clarification materials, and I wanted to continue with that. In my mind, I asked Master for help: “As long as a practitioner could help me buy the printing paper and put it downstairs, I will carry the paper on my back and crawl upstairs.” 

Seeing my determination, Master helped me. One day, the local coordinator came to visit and I asked him to buy paper for me. 

He bought the paper for me, and carried all the paper he bought upstairs to my apartment. I said in my heart, “Thank you, Master.” 

In fact, I know everything is done by Master. Two weeks later, I was able to go up and down the stairs, and soon, I was back to normal. 

My black hair was thick and dense, and my skin was tight and firm. I didn't look like I was almost 60 years old.

I was so happy that I had negated the persecution, eliminated sickness karma and validated the Fa under Master's protection and with the help of practitioners' righteous thoughts.

My personal understanding is as follows:

1. Every thought, word and deed of ours must be rooted in the Fa or with Master. No matter what situation we are in, we have to align ourselves with the Fa. 

Master watches us all the time and cherishes us more than we do. The most important thing is to follow Master unconditionally. 

Study the Fa and do the exercises as much as possible. Measure each and every thing against the Fa. 

2. Help practitioners with righteous thoughts and study the Fa and do the exercises together. We should kindly point out if we see something about a practitioner that does not align with the Fa. 

But don't expect that the practitioner will change instantly because it depends on the practitioner's understanding of the Fa and their cultivation situation.

3. Be sure to send more righteous thoughts, and attach importance to jieyin to clean up one's own field, and promptly eliminate the evil beings in other dimensions. That's because if one's field is not pure, evil factors will make trouble by using your attachments to confuse you and make you lose righteous thoughts. 

If you make a mistake, after you realize it, you should correct it immediately and completely. In this way, Master can completely disintegrate the evil beings in other dimensions, the illusion in this dimension will disappear, and everything will go back to normal.

After studying Master's “Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.,” I realized that sending righteous thoughts is very important. The best thing is to keep sending righteous thoughts all the time. 

Furthermore, I think that sending righteous thoughts is not just about eradicating evil beings in other dimensions, but is also related to the improvement of one's xinxing and upgrading of one's level.

Please kindly point out anything inappropriate in this article.