(Minghui.org) I am a female Falun Dafa disciple from a rural area of Henan Province. I would like to share my personal experience of cultivating according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance (Zhen-Shan-Ren).

Breast Cancer Diagnosis

In the Spring of 1996, I discovered a hard lump in each breast and felt generalized pain, accompanied by a low-grade fever. I went to the municipal hospital for a comprehensive examination and was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

I was stunned and couldn't believe it. None of my family members could accept the diagnosis either. At that time, we were poor and had two young children and elderly parents to take care of. My husband didn't earn much money, so there was no way we could afford the necessary treatment. I had no choice but to go home.

I thought maybe I had been misdiagnosed. Without telling my husband, I went to a hospital that was known for treating breast cancer. The doctor reaffirmed that I likely had breast cancer. My hope of a misdiagnosis was shattered!

After returning home, I thought about ending my life. But when I thought of my two children and the fact that I was only in my thirties, I wasn't willing to die.

Master Saved Me from Suffering

Although I had no money for medical treatment, I didn't want to be on death row either. The desire to survive drove me to temples and mountains to burn incense, kowtow, and worship Buddha so I would be cured. I also joined a side-path cultivation practice in the Tao school. But instead of improving, my condition became worse.

When I was facing death, a friend of mine told me that she had a great book that I should read, titled Zhuan Falun. I didn't realize how precious this book was, so I took it as a courtesy and returned it without reading it. The next day, I met a neighbor who said, “With your sickness, why don't you practice qigong? It also comes with a book that can cure disease.” Out of curiosity, I went to her home and saw Zhuan Falun. This time, I took the book home and read it!

Late one night, while reading Zhuan Falun, I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my stomach that became worse and worse and drove me to tears. My husband said, “Let's hurry to the hospital. Let me get someone to look after the children, then we will leave immediately.”

When he left, I couldn’t bear the pain so I shouted, “Mr. Li Hongzhi, am I your disciple? I haven't done any exercises yet and have only read a few pages of Zhuan Falun. Are you taking care of me? Are you doing this to eliminate my karma?” 

My xinxing was like that at the time. When I stopped talking, my stomach pain vanished. Then I fell asleep. When my husband returned, the pain was completely gone. I no longer needed to go to the hospital.

After breakfast, I picked up a sickle and shovel and went to work in the field. While I was cutting corn stalks, I felt something burst out of my stomach and experienced complete relief like never before. I cried from the bottom of my heart: “This is a miracle! Master is a divine being.” I knew that Master had taken care of me. That happened at the end of 1997. And from that moment, I stepped into Falun Dafa cultivation.

After learning the five sets of exercises and reading through Zhuan Falun, I experienced the state Master described, 

“When you sit there, you should feel wonderful and very comfortable as though you are sitting inside an egg shell; you will be aware of yourself practicing the exercise, but you feel that your whole body cannot move.” (Lecture Eight in Zhuan Falun

I experienced the magic and beauty of cultivating in Dafa!

One day, as I finished the exercises, my eleven-year-old nephew shouted in surprise, “Auntie. Auntie. Look. Master's eyes in the portrait moved a few times.” Over 20 years have passed, and he still becomes excited when he talks about this experience.

The lumps in my breasts were gone, and I had no other signs of cancer. Since then, I have felt energized every day, farmed an acre of land, run a small business, took care of my children, and did whatever needed to be done at home and by myself. I haven't taken any medication for more than 20 years, yet my body and mind are super healthy.

Being Kind to a Neighbor Who Occupied Our Land

I am so fortunate to be a Falun Dafa disciple. It is a beautiful experience to be a good person and follow the principles of Zhen-Shan-Ren everywhere I go. 

My neighbor is a municipal official with authority and power. He often bullies others and abuses his power. Local people fear him.

He eyed the area where my business was located because it is on a commercial street with many storefronts. He bought several units next to mine. There was a big utility pole in front of his door. He disliked the inconvenience it caused him and thought it was blocking his business. So, he had it moved to the front of my place and blocked my door.

Wasn't this obvious bullying? During that time, my husband was not at home. If I hadn't been practicing Dafa, there might have been a major altercation. Several neighbors also felt that this man was being unjust. But I remembered what Master said,

“When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Lecture Nine in Zhuan Falun

I held myself back and did not dispute the matter with his family. Over the following days, they deliberately bullied us many times, and caused a lot of distress to my family. But I did not bother to fight with them. I remained tolerant instead.

It seemed that their family and mine had certain unexpected connections because we ended up moving to the same high-end neighborhood in the city. When I ran into his wife in the community, I sincerely told her the facts about the persecution. I thought that no matter what grievances we had in the past, they could be resolved in Dafa.

My mother-in-law has six children. As the saying goes, “There is no filial son in front of the sickbed.” During the six years she was paralyzed, I did my best to look after her by keeping her in my house and being at her side throughout the night. When she was constipated due to being in bed year-round, I put on medical gloves and manually picked out the stool for her. I took care of her until she died peacefully.

My immediate family, other relatives, and friends all witnessed my physical and mental changes after I became a Falun Dafa practitioner. They truly admire Master Li and have been fully supportive of my practicing Dafa even when the oppression from the Chinese Communist Party began. Now, my husband studies the Fa and does the exercises with me. Not long after he started, he levitated off the ground when he was doing the sitting meditation.

My Wish

For everyone who comes to this world, regardless of whether they're rich or poor, have power or not, or have an easy life or a difficult one, I sincerely hope that they will have the opportunity to read the precious book Zhuan Falun. Every sentence that Master Li has said is a heavenly secret and the truth! 

Our compassionate and great Master is omnipotent. Dafa is omnipotent. As long as you study it, you will benefit from it. My hope is for everyone in the world to be saved by Dafa!