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Overcoming an Illness Ordeal

Sept. 19, 2022 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Hebei, China

(Minghui.org) Ying is a 69-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner in our Fa-study group. Since she began practicing Falun Dafa in 1997, she has been doing what a practitioner should do: studying the Fa, sending righteous thoughts, and clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa to others.

Ying felt unwell on the night of July 16, and so she came to see me the next morning. She didn’t look good as her lips and mouth had turned dark purple and she had black and purple patches all over her body. She had many other symptoms. Her stomach hurt, she had blood in her urine, she was unable to lift her right hand, and she felt exhausted and uncomfortable. Her husband was alarmed by her symptoms and urged her to go to the hospital right away. 

I asked Ying why she let her husband know of her symptoms. She thought that she could overcome the sickness karma with righteous thoughts, and in that way her family would witness the miracle of Dafa. Later, she realized that she shouldn’t have said anything to her family. I comforted her and told her not to worry about what had already happened and that we would resolve the obstacles together. 

Ying and I calmed down and studied the Fa, sent righteous thoughts, and discussed our cultivation experiences. She felt better after that, and went back home. I went to check on her around 6 p.m. but no one was home. According to her neighbor, Ying was very sick and her son had taken her to the hospital.

I told other practitioners in our study group about Ying’s condition. We then sent righteous thoughts for her. We believed that she would be able to get through this tribulation and validate Dafa with her righteous thoughts and actions.

It was a dramatic night for Ying’s family at the hospital. It turned out that her son heard about Ying’s serious symptoms from his father. He hurried home and insisted on taking her to the hospital. Ying finally agreed to go for a checkup but did not want to stay at the hospital. However, her son paid the hospital fee in preparation for Ying staying in the hospital.

After examining Ying, the doctor requested her family to quickly take her to the Shijiazhuang Provincial Hospital. He said the consequences of any delay would be disastrous. Meanwhile, the hospital’s computer screen showed: “critically ill patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).” Her son was shocked and called Ying’s relatives right away. Many of them rushed to the hospital that night. They planned to force Ying to go to the Provincial Hospital as soon as the test results were ready.

However, Ying knew that she was not really ill and started thinking about an escape plan. She asked to leave the room for some fresh air and then left the hospital. However, her daughter-in-law soon caught up with her. Her relatives reprimanded her for not being cooperative about receiving the treatment.

Ying clearly knew that she was not sick, and she did not want to be a patient in the hospital. She decided to leave again and finally went back home. Her relatives followed her home shortly after and complained about her behavior.

Ying told me that she did not handle things well that night. Her attitude became anxious toward her relatives after they made some bad comments. I comforted her by saying that she would have opportunities to do better when she saw them again. She asked me to come to her house the next day so we could clarify the facts to her relatives.

Ying’s three younger brothers and their wives came to her house the next day and insisted that she be examined by a doctor again. Together, Ying and I told the relatives the facts about Falun Dafa and cleared up their misunderstandings. Ying told them: “My teacher never said that people should not take medicine. I learned from Master Li’s lectures that all kinds of disasters, including diseases, are due to the bad things people did in previous lives, including the sin of hurting others. Being ill is paying back those sins. I believe what Master Li says, so I am willing to bear the consequences of my past sins. Also, Master has endured a lot more for me. Can you see I feel very well now?”

Her relatives finally understood our points after Ying and I talked to them. One of Ying’s brothers still wanted her to have a checkup to be sure she was okay. I explained to him, “You can see that she is normal now so why insist that she have a checkup? Since Ying has already made up her mind to stay away from the hospital, and you all wish her well, there is a way you can help her.” They were interested to know how they could help. I told them, “Let’s recite ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’ It will benefit all of us to form a positive energy field.” They replied, “Good!”

With Ying’s righteous thoughts, her illness tribulation was rectified and her urine no longer contained blood. Through this incident, her relatives witnessed the wonder of Falun Dafa.