Master Guided Me Through Life's Tribulations
(Minghui.org) I had numerous health issues in my youth. I injured my back in March 1995 when carrying a large bucket of water, and subsequently lived with chronic nerve pain.
There were no effective treatments, not even at major hospitals. I had to take pain killers to make it through the day. The sharp, radiating pain returned as soon as the medication wore off. After going through unsuccessful treatments and more tests, I was diagnosed with bone tuberculosis. I was by then unable to walk on my own.
I was losing a lot of hair from taking all those medications, my skin had a grayish tint, and I walked with my back hunched due to the pain. I was 30 years old, and often thought about ending my life.
Second Chance In Life
I was walking in a neighborhood park one day in June 1996 and saw a friend of mine. She was doing the Falun Gong exercises. She gave me the book Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong, and introduced Falun Gong to me. She told me that Falun Gong is a Buddhist cultivation path which has magical healing power. My spirit went up and I saw hope.
When I looked at Master Li's portrait in Zhuan Falun, he looked very familiar, as if I had seen him somewhere before! I read two thirds of the book that night. It was a sleepless night.
After reading, I understood that our goal in life is to return to our true self, and the unfortunate events in our lives are caused by our own karma. We suffer pain to repay our sins.
Zhuan Falun completely changed my world view. I believed Master Li's every word. After I finished reading the book, I felt Falun spinning in my back. I read Zhuan Falun three times and started to learn the exercises. Within less than a month, I was walking with a straight back! I was completely healthy! I stopped taking the medications.
Many of my relatives started practicing Falun Gong after they saw the changes in me.
Shortly after I regained my health, my husband stopped coming home. He sometimes disappeared for two weeks at a time. Our younger daughter was paralyzed from a sudden illness and I was unemployed at the time. On the evening of Chinese New Year in 1998, he left with another woman and never returned home.
My ex-husband hired a lawyer in 2004 who submitted divorce papers to the court without my knowledge. My daughter's father claimed he had borrowed money to pay for our daughter's medical bills and to purchase a car. He also claimed that he had paid for two-third of our apartment, which was not true. I had paid for our flat with my own money. He took the house deed and I was left with a debt of tens of thousands of dollars.
I had extreme hatred toward my ex-husband. My family and friends thought it was unfair. I was unemployed, so how was I going to live with two young children?
As I continued with my practice of Falun Gong, I gradually let go of the resentment I had toward my ex-husband and his family.
Master Li said,
“…cultivators have no enemies…” (“Turning the Wheel Towards the Human World” from The Essentials of Diligent Progress VOL. III)
My family urged me to ask my ex-husband for money, but I did not. I recalled Master Li's teaching saying that as cultivators, we should think of others. My ex-husband was remarried. His new wife was unemployed and they had a child. They were probably going through a tough time too. I did not receive a penny from my ex-husband over the years. I attempted to talk to him about our children's education a few times but he always avoided me.
Benefiting from Practicing Falun Gong
I bought a new flat, and both of my daughters started practicing Falun Gong. My elder daughter was married two years ago, she is very happy. My younger daughter who was paralyzed fully recovered. She is a beautiful young lady now. I opened a clothing store, and business is good.
For the past twenty years, my entire family has benefited from practicing Falun Gong. Both of my parents are in good health. My brother and sister also lead healthy and happy lives.