(Minghui.org) Having good health is everyone’s dream, but many suffer from diseases that even modern medicine cannot cure. Falun Dafa, however, has enabled many of its practitioners to recover from incurable diseases. Based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, Falun Dafa was introduced to the public on May 13, 1992. In the past 28 years, practitioners in over 100 countries have improved their physical health and uplifted their moral character, becoming better citizens of society.

Back in 1998, six years after the introduction of Falun Dafa, China’s General Administration of Sports organized health professionals to conduct a total of five surveys on the healing effect of Falun Dafa. Nearly 35,000 practitioners in Beijing, Wuhan (the capital of Hubei Province), Dalian (a metropolitan city in Liaoning Province), and Guangdong Province participated in these five surveys.

Results showed that 98% of the participants had experienced improved physical health and saved an average of about 20 million yuan (or $3 million) in medical expenses per year for their employers.

Zhuan Falun, the main teachings of Falun Dafa written by its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi, was published in China in late 1994. Two years later, it became one of the top-ten bestsellers in China. Currently translated into over 40 languages, it is the Chinese book that has been translated into the most foreign languages.

This series is a collection of experiences about Falun Dafa practitioners who have benefited tremendously by reading the book and living by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

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(Continued from Part 9)

We did not detail the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in previous sections in the interest of brevity. However, in this section we'd like to focus on a few cases where individuals who had recovered from serious illnesses through cultivating Falun Dafa died as a result of the CCP’s persecution.

Although Falun Dafa was able to turn these people's lives around and give them hope, the CCP's disregard for human life and dignity––in stark contrast––took all of that away in the end.

A Life Renewed by Falun Dafa, Destroyed by the CCP

Mr. Su Huili from Wangdu County, Hebei Province, had suffered from hepatitis and hepatic cirrhosis. He had gone to the best hospital in Beijing, and sought many treatments from Chinese medicine, but his condition only worsened. His family had been preparing for his funeral when he happened to come across Zhuan Falun. After six months of studying the principles of Falun Dafa and doing the exercises, he recovered completely without any medication.

Mr. Su went to Beijing several times to appeal for his right of practicing Falun Dafa after the CCP launched its suppression in July 1999. He was arrested in December 2000 and taken to a government building where he was severely beaten.

One of the police officers even proclaimed, “You said that practicing Falun Dafa cured your hepatic cirrhosis. Today, we will make sure to attack your liver.”

They kicked him hard in his liver area with their leather boots.

Mr. Su was beaten and tormented for several days. He was not released until police extorted 1,000 yuan from his family.

After he returned home, the authorities continued to harass and intimidate him, keeping him from practicing Falun Dafa. Mr. Su became weaker and weaker. He died on May 2, 2001, at the age of 31.

Woman Incapable of Taking Care of Herself Recovers and Dies Due to Torture

Ms. Jiang Zhifang of Sichuan Province had suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis. Her fingers and toes were deformed; her body was swollen. For 16 years, she could not take care of herself.

She started practicing Falun Dafa in September 1998. She soon regained her health. Her three daughters were overjoyed to see the changes in their mother.

However, Ms. Jiang was arrested and given forced labor and prison terms several times since July 1999, simply for telling people about Falun Dafa.

She was tortured while incarcerated. She almost lost her eyesight completely, and all but three of her teeth were knocked out from repeated beatings. She suffered a mental breakdown for five months while being held at Sichuan Women's Prison.

After she was released, the authorities continued to harass her and her family. Ms. Jiang passed away on March 8, 2016, at the age of 65.

A Woman Heals from Her Crippled Legs

Ms. Su Kezhen, from Hubei Province, broke her leg while repairing a reservoir when she was only 15 years old. This injury left her permanently disabled. The muscles on one side of her body deteriorated to the point that she could only walk with the help of crutches. Though the incident happened while she was working, the authorities refused to take responsibility and did not pay for her medical expenses.

Within just two weeks of starting practicing Falun Dafa in 1998, Ms. Su was able to get out of bed and walk around without her crutches. She became well enough to go back to work.

Ms. Su was detained multiple times after the persecution of Falun Dafa began in 1999. In 2005, she was tortured to the brink of death in prison. After she returned home, the authorities continued to harass and threaten her.

Ms. Su passed away on May 24, 2007. She was in her 50s.

Young Woman Recovered from Leukemia, Died from the Persecution

Ms. Liu Na, an employee of Tangsteel Group, was diagnosed with leukemia in 1996, and 90% of the cells in her body were found to be cancerous.

She was hospitalized in Beijing for eight months, but her condition did not improve. Fortunately, at around this time, she was introduced to Falun Dafa and began to practice it. Several months later, she completely recovered and was able to return to work.

When the persecution started in July 1999, the officials at her workplace wanted her to admit that her leukemia was cured in the hospital. Ms. Liu resolutely refused and told them the truth––that she was cured by Falun Dafa.

Ms. Liu was later taken to a brainwashing center and tortured for four months in 2001. After she returned home, the authorities continued to monitor and harass her. Ms. Liu died on October 22, 2011, at the age of 32.

Shandong Woman Died After Persecution at a Brainwashing Center

Ms. Yang Aihua from Shouguang City, Shandong Province, had suffered from a myriad of illnesses, including a stubborn skin disease that left her entire body covered with rashes. There were 28 kinds of food she had to avoid.

Ms. Yang’s symptoms disappeared after she began practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. A healthy body lifted her spirits; she was thrilled to be able to enjoy food again without any worries. She told everyone that Falun Dafa gave her a second life.

She went to Beijing three times to appeal for Falun Dafa and was persecuted severely.

In November 2011, she was taken to a brainwashing center, where she was restrained to a chair with her hands cuffed and feet shackled the entire time she was held there. She became weaker and weaker. Her family was not allowed to pick her up until they paid a 40,000-yuan extortion fee. Ms. Yang died one year later.

Tianjin Man Became Insane After Torture in Prison

Mr. Ren Dongsheng from Tianjin City was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 25. With both his knees and ankles severely swollen, he could not handle intensive labor. To make it worse, rheumatic heart disease hit him at age 36, often causing him to vomit blood. He lost the ability to work and had to stay at home. He tried everything from Chinese medicine to Western medicine, but nothing worked.

His wife, Ms. Zhang Yuqin, also suffered from leukemia, neck problems, and heart disease. Their only son was diagnosed with autism. The family of three lived in despair.

One day, Mr. Ren said to his wife, “I am thinking of buying a packet of poison for all three of us, because anyone of us left behind would face endless suffering.”

With those words, the family held each other and wept.

Mr. Ren and his wife resumed their practice of Falun Dafa in 2003 (they had practiced it earlier but stopped out of fear after the persecution started in 1999).

Their health recovered, and their illnesses disappeared. Their son was no longer withdrawn and received better grades in school.

In March 2006, Mr. Ren was arrested and sentenced to five years in prison in September that same year. He was beaten, tortured, and injected with unknown substances. When he returned home, he was mentally disoriented, often mumbled to himself, and exhibited strange behaviors. He passed away on September 12, 2018.

Ms. Zhang had filed a criminal complaint against the prison and has been seeking monetary compensation. Because of that, she was detained and harassed by the police repeatedly.

Both Husband and Wife Died from Persecution

Retired army officer Mr. Zhu Benfu had suffered from multiple ailments ranging from stomach problems to heart discomfort, from a duodenal ulcer to rheumatism.

As Falun Dafa was so widespread in China at that time, he took up the mind-body practice and soon enjoyed good health again. He lived by Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and was recognized as a model employee for seven years.

Mr. Zhu and his wife Ms. Sun Jingmei were repeatedly arrested in the early years of the persecution. They were forced to flee home and live in various places between 2002 and 2005 to avoid arrests. Shortly after they fled home in 2002, the police found out that a local Falun Dafa practitioner was taking care of their daughter. The police broke into that practitioner’s home and arrested their daughter as well. The couple’s daughter, then 13, was so traumatized that she had a mental breakdown.

In 2006, Mr. Zhu and Ms. Sun were both sentenced to seven years in prison. After Ms. Sun was released, she often vomited and could not keep food down. She passed away on April 16, 2017, at the age of 61.

In early 2019, Mr. Zhu applied for retirement benefits after he reached 60, only to be told that his 31-year working record had been wiped from the retirement system and that he wasn’t entitled to any benefits.

The financial devastation left Mr. Zhu in deep distress. Following another police harassment in August 2019, his health quickly deteriorated. In two months, he experienced multiple internal organ failures. He passed away on October 28, 2019, leaving behind his elderly parents and daughter.

“Falun Dafa Is Good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Is Good!”

As the final part in this series, we would like to once again review the benefits and miracles related to Falun Dafa. Rooted in traditional Chinese culture and consistent with the values of millennia-old human civilization, this practice not only includes meditation but also focuses on the improvement of one's mind.

Chinese culture believes in harmony between heaven, earth, and mankind. As a person truly cherishes the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and applies them to his or her daily life, this act of goodness not only leads to a better community and a prosperous society but also brings blessings to that person.

Ms. Wu Yuqin, from Shanghai, suffered from severe liver disease. She started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. One day when she was meditating, she suddenly felt a burst of energy circulating throughout her body. All her ailments disappeared after that.

Filled with happiness after her recovery, she often tells others, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! I know this in my heart.”

Ms. Deng Guixian from Mianyang City, Sichuan Province, recovered from severe liver disease, high blood pressure, and heart disease after she started practicing Falun Dafa in her 70s. She credits Falun Dafa for giving her a second life and often shares her experience with others.

“We Heard That You Were Dying Yesterday. Why Are You Completely Normal Today?”

Mr. Li Maolin from Guanghan City, Sichuan Province, was 27 years old when he was admitted to the Chengdu Infectious Disease Hospital in November 2013. He was diagnosed with an infection caused by a stealth virus, which resulted in acute meningitis and leukemia.

After a month in the hospital, the doctor told him that his leukemia was already late-stage, and he would live for only another month. The doctor decided to stop the treatment and told Mr. Li to go home for his final days. His whole family lost faith in his recovery.

After Mr. Li was discharged from the hospital, he developed a severe headache. He had to beat his head to make it feel better. He even tried to commit suicide by cutting his arteries, but he was too weak to successfully cut through.

He even told his mother, “I want to be buried with my grandma when I die.”

His family prepared a mat on the floor, where he would be placed after he died. His sister telephoned a relative who practices Falun Dafa. When the relative arrived, Mr. Li could not even talk.

The relative asked him to repeat silently, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” He repeated these words over and over again until he fell asleep.

Mr. Li woke up at 1:00 A.M. and did not feel sick at all. He went for a walk in the morning. The neighbors were surprised when they saw him, saying, “We heard that you were dying yesterday. Why are you completely normal today?”

“It was Falun Dafa that saved my life,” he replied.

Woman Recovered from Late-Stage Cancer

Ms. Cao Jurong, from Sichuan Province, was diagnosed with late-stage esophageal cancer in 2004. Her family spent their entire savings and had to borrow money to cover her medical bills.

The Northern Sichuan Medical School Hospital issued notices of critical conditions four times, informing the family to prepare for her death. Finally, the doctor told the family to take Ms. Cao home, and that nothing more could be done for her.

Ms. Cao’s nephew Cao Chunqiang went to visit his aunt several times. He told her to repeat “Falun Dafa is great, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great” over and over.

Ms. Cao told her nephew, “I will try it for seven days and really concentrate. If I feel it is helping, I will learn Falun Dafa from you.”

After seven days of repeating those words, her appetite returned and she began to eat. Excited about her progress, she kept her word and took up Falun Dafa. Not long after that, she was cancer-free. Her family was very happy and supportive of her practice.

After her recovery, Ms. Cao began to tell people how Falun Dafa had saved her and that such a wonderful practice should not be persecuted. When the police found out, they arrested her and put her in a detention center. Soon after, Ms. Cao’s nephew died as a result of police brutality. Her family is worried about her safety.

Paralyzed Woman Waiting for Death Regained Health

Ms. Zou Guiqin from Inner Mongolia had suffered from spinal stenosis, myasthenia gravis, stomach disease, and pulmonary heart disease. She suddenly lost consciousness on July 16, 2010, and was taken to the hospital, remaining unconscious for seven days.

After coming to, Ms. Zou was subsequently paralyzed for one-and-a-half years. She was in severe pain every day.

Ms. Zou heard that many patients had recovered from their ailments after sincerely reciting “Falun Dafa is good,” so she decided to recite the phrases morning and evening. After reciting for 15 days, she could stand herself up by holding on to a rope. Her health then gradually improved. Six months after she started reciting the phrases, she was able to walk slowly with the help of a walker.

She decided to learn how to do the Falun Dafa exercises. After another six months, she had completely recovered and could take care of herself again. Ms. Zou has been healthy since then. Even her gray hair had turned black again.

She is now 90 years old. Her family, friends, and neighbors all witnessed her miraculous recovery.

Twice Saved by “Falun Dafa is Good”

Ms. Cao Liping from Guangdong had a bout of severe food poisoning in 2004. She remembered that her husband (a Falun Dafa practitioner) had told her to recite “Falun Dafa is good” when she felt in danger. Ms. Cao decided to give it a try by reciting the phrase all night. The next day, she was all better.

Six years later, Ms. Cao suffered acute kidney failure and was in a coma for 48 hours. She woke up with her husband's voice reciting “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

Her doctors advised Ms. Cao to rest at home since no treatments were available to improve her condition. Her eyesight deteriorated as a result of her kidney problems. In 2012, Ms. Cao started to read Zhuan Falun, and finished reading it in three days. In a week, she was able to see things clearly. Through practicing Falun Dafa, she had regained her health.

However, Ms. Cao's husband, Mr. Liang Jianjun, was arrested in 2017 for refusing to renounce Falun Dafa. Ms. Cao had been harassed by police numerous times for trying to seek his release. She was taken to a brainwashing center herself in April 2018.

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Members of the Virginia General Assembly, the oldest continuous lawmaking body in the United States, wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on July 29, 2020, urging him to stop the persecution of Falun Dafa in China––including forced organ harvesting from Falun Dafa practitioners. Forty-nine members of the Virginia General Assembly signed the letter to the U.S. Secretary of State.

“This July marks 21 years since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched an intensive, nationwide persecution to eradicate the spiritual practice of Falun Gong,” the letter read, “In addition to mental and physical torture, the immoral practice of non-consenting organ harvesting by the CCP has also been documented.”

The letter reviewed previous bipartisan efforts that raised awareness of the suppression, such as House Resolution 343 (2016, Rep. Ros-Lehtinen) and Senate Resolution 274 (2019, Sen. Menendez).

“These resolutions detail in stark terms the horror being inflicted on practitioners of Falun Gong and other religious and ethnic minority groups in China,” the letter continues. “We also appreciate your statements that religious freedom is a top priority for the Administration.”

The letter called on stronger support from the U.S. Government and the international community.

“We are writing in solidarity with survivors and those who can no longer speak for themselves. We ask for your leadership, and the considerable leverage of the United States, to ensure that next year we are not observing 22 years of persecution.”

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