(Minghui.org) I was born in the 1950s and loved sports and martial arts from a young age. But no matter how hard I practiced, I didn’t improve much, because I couldn’t find a teacher to guide me. Then in July 1995, I came across Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. When I read it, I knew it was the guide I’d been looking for.

I read the book twice and it helped me understand a lot of things. I understood that the meaning of life was to return to our origin. I understood that my attachment to fame was hindering my progress. I understood that we should follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

In 1996, several practitioners came to my home to watch the videos of Master Li’s lectures. In one video, Master explained that animals weren’t allowed to cultivate. Suddenly, a huge rat fell out of the ceiling, hit the floor, and died. I was very surprised.

Although I knew Falun Dafa was good, I gradually slacked off in my practice, especially after the Chinese Communist Party started the persecution in July 1999.

One day in 2007, I felt unwell and went to the county hospital, where I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. I wanted a second opinion, so I went to a bigger hospital, but the results were the same. My wife and son gathered up 300,000 yuan to take me to one of the best hospitals in Beijing to be operated on. But the specialist told them that surgery might not help, because my condition was so severe.

It wasn’t long before my weight dropped from over 150 pounds to about 75 pounds. I couldn’t eat and there was blood in my stool. My wife and son cried every day. My mother is a Falun Dafa practitioner and she told them, “Don’t cry. If he truly believes in Falun Dafa, Master will save him.” When I heard this, I decided I would start practicing Falun Dafa diligently.

I was bedridden by then, so I could only listen to Master’s lectures to begin with. Amazingly, after about three weeks, I was able to do the exercises. Gradually I began to recover. Sixteen years have passed and I am still alive and in good health. No words can express my deep gratitude to Master!