(Minghui.org) I am an obstetrician and started cultivating Falun Dafa in October of 1998. Through cultivating Falun Dafa, I have found the true meaning of life and learned to be a better person. I was able to cultivate away fame and material interests, and understand the facts that make up loss and gain. I also became very healthy and would conduct myself in an upright manner at my workplace. I provided the best service while declining to accept any bribes or gifts from my patients, as is common practice in China to ensure better service.
Falun Dafa Has Given Me a Brand New Life
I am a very emotional person and was diagnosed with neurasthenia at the age of 30. I relied on sleeping pills every night since neither the medicine from the east nor the one from the west could cure my illness. Then, I contracted rheumatism and my body would feel sore and achy when the weather changed. To make matters worse, I was diagnosed with hepatitis B at the age of 35. I was in despair and broke out in tears every day. I pondered as to how I am to live my life with a body full of ailments at such a young age!
The only thing that made me feel better was the comfort I got from my colleagues. Time gradually healed my sadness. I spent almost several thousand yuan undergoing therapy sessions at the hospital, and felt a little better physically. However, after getting discharged, I relapsed. I could not sleep nor eat well, and had little energy at work. My face looked pale and yellow, and I lost a lot of weight. I looked so fragile that I could be blown away by a gust of wind. My colleagues often made fun of me. My husband was very worried as well. He did all the household chores and sought medications that could cure my illnesses.
A Falun Dafa practitioner introduced the practice to me in October 1998. I was able to get hold of Master Li’s most important book Zhuan Falun. The principles in the Book touched me deeply. I learned that human sufferings are accumulated from past lifetimes. I began to strictly adhere to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and used my spare time after work to study the Fa and do Falun Dafa’s five sets of exercises. Amazingly, my illnesses disappeared after six months and I no longer needed sleeping pills. I also gained weight and felt really good. I was more outgoing and did not feel tired anymore when at work or doing household chores. My ailments were all gone!
Upon seeing my physical and mental changes, my husband was overjoyed. All my friends and relatives supported me in cultivating Falun Dafa after witnessing the drastic changes in me. Some even started to cultivate Dafa and my colleagues admired at how healthy I’ve become.
I am almost 70 years old and it has been over 20 years since I’ve taken any pill or medication. I’m healthy and I even babysit my daughter’s children. On top of that, I also do household chores, go grocery shopping, prepare meals and do laundry. My neighbors often say, “This auntie is full of energy.”
Master is very compassionate for bestowing me a new life. No words can describe how grateful I am towards Master and the only way to repay Master is by cultivating diligently.
Refusing Bribes and Gifts at My Workplace
After cultivating in Falun Dafa, I adhered to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and treated each of my patients with compassion. I did not accept bribes from big pharmaceutical companies. Oftentimes, medical providers would prescribe expensive medications so they would get kickbacks. I refused to do so. In addition, I also refused dinner invitations and gifts from these companies.
A head nurse’s brother, who worked as a medicine provider, once wanted to use my network of patients to make some money. He knew that I had a lot of patients and wanted to pull some strings, so that he could make some money. Hence, the head nurse left me a gift on my desk one day. When I opened the gift, I saw some luxury makeup products and a 500 yuan red envelope. [A red envelope is often used for monetary gifts given during holidays or for special occasions in China].
I returned all the gifts to the head nurse and said, “I am sorry but I cannot help your brother in this matter. You know that it is illegal to get kickbacks due to expensive medications. As a Falun Dafa practitioner, I cannot bring myself to do things like this. I cannot bear to see patients spending a hefty sum of money on expensive medications. I hope you’ll understand!” The head nurse was quite understanding and said, “I understand, I understand. To be honest, I didn’t really agree to what my brother was trying to do. This will only create an economic burden on the patients. It is okay that you don’t agree to this. As a matter of fact, I am very touched by your action.”
I smiled and said, “You are very compassionate and upright. Thank you for understanding. My Master teaches us to be this way and he guides us with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be a better person. Did you see all the lies and propaganda that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) created?
Look at the Tiananmen Square self-immolation hoax. The news reports contained a lot of obviously fabricated footage. For example, is it possible for someone to talk after a tracheotomy? Is it also right to bandage someone with a serious burn?” The head nurse said honestly, “It is indeed impossible for someone to speak after a tracheotomy. It is also not right to bandage someone with serious burns. The CCP is telling lies. I can tell that Falun Dafa practitioners are good people just by looking at you. Who doesn’t take bribes and gifts nowadays? You are the only doctor I know who doesn’t. I am inspired by what you’ve said to me today. I will go home and tell my brother to stop what he is doing and to find another occupation.” Not long after, the head nurse’s brother did find another occupation, and I was truly happy for him.
It is very common for doctors to accept monetary gifts from patients as I’ve also done it before cultivating in Falun Dafa. However, after cultivation, I’d constantly rectify myself and my heart was no longer tempted by profits and gains. I would like to give some examples of how I rejected monetary gifts from my patients.
I performed a Cesarean section on a baby boy on April 2005. The family was ecstatic and wanted the mother to be discharged from the hospital as soon as possible. I agreed and signed the papers for her. The grandmother of the new born baby pulled me over into another room one day and wanted to give me a red envelope. She said, “Thank you, doctor. I would like to give you this as our token of appreciation.” I told them sincerely, “I am a Falun Dafa cultivator and our Master has taught us to think of others before committing an action. I cannot accept the red envelope. Please remember ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ Your family will receive blessings from it. The grandmother said, “We have never met before and it is our predestined relationship to have met today. Falun Dafa is truly good and what I’ve seen on the television is not the truth. The CCP has wronged good people. I will let all my friends and family know that Falun Dafa is good.” I said, “That is good. You will be blessed.”
A female judge of about 42 years old approached me in August of 2007. Her menstrual period had been ongoing for two months and she’d been to many doctors and has taken many medications, but nothing cured her. She seemed quite upset. After a checkup, I found a small tumor in her reproductive tract. She went for surgery immediately to remove the tumor since that was the cause of her continuous menstruation. After removing the tumor, her menstruation flow stopped. The female judge decided to give me a red envelope out of gratitude. I refused and told her, “I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, I cannot accept your red envelope. Master Li Hongzhi teaches us to abide by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and we need to be a better person.”
The judge was stunned and asked, “You’re a Falun Dafa practitioner?” I said, “Yes, I am a Falun Dafa practitioner.” I smiled and asked if there was anything wrong in cultivating a practice that teaches people to be a better person. The judge smiled and replied, “I am still indecisive as to whether practicing Falun Dafa is wrong or not. However, our law states that we have freedom of religion. Your actions already speak for itself, so you are a good person.” The judge had to leave and said she would be back next time. Before leaving, she happily accepted some truth clarification materials and a DVD with Falun Dafa information from me.
Seeing that I refused to take her red envelope, the female judge came back a couple of days later and gifted me with a high end cashmere sweater. I thanked her, but still declined to accept her gift. She stayed and chatted with me for a while. Upon seeing patients gradually leaving, she whispered in my ears, “I read and watched the materials you gave me. I understand what Falun Dafa truly is like now. Though I can’t spread the wonders of Dafa like you do, but I will speak out for Falun Dafa when the time comes.” I was relieved and smiled.
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