(Minghui.org) I’m 74 years old, and I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. In the past 20 years, I have passed through serious tribulations. Two of them involved the test of life and death.
The first tribulation happened in 2000. Although my daughter and I had only been practicing for four years, we had a strong faith in Master Li Hongzhi (Dafa’s founder) and Falun Dafa.
One day, I suddenly felt that the sky and earth were spinning. I suffered facial paralysis and couldn’t speak. I then fell to the ground and couldn’t move. At that moment, I felt I was dying.
I tried my best to call out in my heart: “Save me, Master! Save me, Master! Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness- Compassion- Forbearance is good!” Afterward, I completely lost consciousness.
My son and my husband who were not Dafa practitioners happened to be home, and they contacted my brother who rushed over. They insisted on taking me to a hospital.
My daughter was home as well and with strong righteous thoughts, she firmly said: “Mom is not ill, she is experiencing karma elimination. The doctors cannot save her, only Master can!”
Other family members were very angry upon hearing this. My brother told my daughter: “It’s fine if your mom recovers. If anything happens to her, though, I will not forgive you.”
My daughter replied: “Don’t worry. My mother is taken care of by Master, and she will be fine for sure!”
Then my daughter played Master’s audio Fa teachings for me, and I woke up within three days.
I sat up and continued to listen to Master’s lectures, then gradually started doing the exercises. A week later, I could walk around and speak a few simple words.
In order to validate the greatness of Dafa, I rode a tricycle with all my strength to my parents' home a few kilometers away. When my brother saw me, he exclaimed: “Falun Dafa is great! You didn’t go to the hospital and have recovered in a week!”
The second tribulation was during the summer of 2019. One night, all of a sudden, the same symptoms recurred again. I felt dizzy, suffered facial paralysis, was unable to speak, and I couldn’t see anything. It felt like I had reached the end of my life.
I then called out in my heart again and again: “Master, save me! Master, save me!” I also recited “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
I knew the old forces wanted to take my life. But I held onto the thought: “I only take the path arranged by Master. I do not accept any tribulations from the evil. If there is anything I didn’t do well, I will correct it by cultivating Dafa. I deny the arrangements of the old forces!”
I knew I had loopholes in my cultivation that were being exploited. I immediately looked inward and found that I didn’t do my best in clarifying the truth.
Additionally, I was not fully concentrating when studying the Fa and often added or missed words. I also realized I had resentment toward my son and my husband.
I was determined to cultivate solidly and become a qualified Dafa disciple. My daughter was home, and she continuously sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil elements that were persecuting me.
Other practitioners also helped with sending forth righteous thoughts. I knew the sickness karma was created by the old forces. I also knew I could not accept those arrangements and must eliminate those evil factors!
We continuously sent forth righteous thoughts and, within three days, I was able to sit up and study the Fa with other practitioners. In the beginning, I couldn’t see the words clearly and only listened to other practitioners read.
I started reading slowly, then, gradually, I could read normally. My family once again witnessed Dafa’s greatness!
After passing through the test of life and death twice, I deeply realize that Master looks after every true disciple at all times. As long as we firmly believe in Master and Dafa and follow Dafa’s requirements, we can pass every tribulation.
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