(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa is known for being powerful when it comes to restoring good health.

Granted a New Lease on Life after Obtaining Dafa

I was diagnosed with multiple benign tumors in both kidneys in January 2015. They were the size of golf balls. These large tumors were found to have invaded my kidneys. Medical specialists at three different hospitals advised me to undergo surgery. 

“This disease is very troublesome,” I was told. “They have to be surgically removed if they continue growing.” After the surgery, I asked my doctor, “When will it heal completely? I won’t need to undergo any more surgeries, right?” My doctor smiled bitterly and said, “We have to continue cutting until there is no more growth.” Unable to see an end to my suffering, I sank into depression.

Then, in October 2015, I underwent surgery to treat a severe venous thrombosis in my lower limb. Afterwards, I could not straighten my lower back nor move my legs. My colleague, Qingmei, came to visit me in the hospital and became distressed when seeing my condition. “Xiang, learn Falun Dafa with me and escape from this suffering. After my car accident years ago, doctors said that I would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of my life. But, I regained the ability to walk after I began to practice Falun Dafa. As long as you recite ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,’ Dafa’s Master will take care of you and restore your health.”

Qingmei’s words were like a ray of hope in my hour of despair. I told her, “Qingmei, if Falun Dafa’s Master can restore my health, I will practice it.” An overjoyed Qingmei declared that she would host me at her home after my discharge from the hospital, so I could start to cultivate. Soon after her visit, the doctor issued the approval for my discharge.

I remained unable to straighten my lower back. My legs were still weak, and I could only walk at a slow pace. However, Qingmei knew the truth about Dafa, so she remained calm, and arranged for me to stay at her home for a week.

At Qingmei’s home we listened to Master’s lectures, and watched Master’s exercise instruction video daily. While listening to Master’s lectures, I could feel the Falun in my lower abdomen rotating clockwise and counter-clockwise nine times. Qingmei taught me the exercises, and each day I would practice until sweat covered my face. While practicing the third set of exercises, “Penetrating the Cosmic Extremes,” I felt the qi circulating outwards from my body, producing a comfortable feeling.

At the end of the week, I obtained a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, and returned home.

Cultivating Diligently and Validating the Fa

That was when I became a Dafa practitioner. I studied four lectures of Zhuan Falun each day and did the exercises every morning and evening. I recovered from my chronic illnesses, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, benign kidney tumors and venous thrombosis. I was delighted for having my health restored, and greeted every day with a cheerful and light heart. Even my relatives and close friends commented that I had changed for the better.

Before cultivating in Falun Dafa, I was a stubborn and short-tempered person. Whenever I opened my mouth, it would be to scold others. I treated everyone curtly and was viewed by everyone as the quintessential strong-willed woman. My relatives, both young and old, feared my temper, and tried not to provoke me. As the head of my department in my work unit, I worked conscientiously and possessed good capabilities. Whenever my subordinates made a mistake, I would scold them severely while I worked to solve the problem. Even my superiors would try to take off whenever they saw me.

After cultivating in Dafa, I tried to live by the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I got rid of my bad temper, and especially my habit of scolding people. Therefore, no matter the conflict I encountered, I would not vent my anger on the other party, but instead searched within myself first. If this issue arose due to my mistake, I would admit my error and apologize.

Having witnessed my improving health and change in temper, my entire family supported my decision to cultivate. When I clarified the truth about the persecution of Dafa, my friends and relatives readily accepted my words, and quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its youth organizations. They commented that witnessing my changes, especially how I quit scolding others, was enough to convince them that Falun Dafa was very good. 

My younger brother recently underwent an operation to treat his bowel cancer. His weight dropped drastically, and my heart ached to see his condition. I shared with him my cultivation experience. Coupled with the obvious improvements in my health and character, my brother was convinced and started to study Falun Dafa as well.

Faith in the Face of Tribulations

I used to fall asleep before I could send righteous thoughts at midnight. When asleep one night, I heard someone calling out my name. I opened my eyes and saw it was exactly five minutes before midnight. Master had woken me up so I could send forth righteous thoughts. Since then, I have made sure to send forth righteous thoughts every day at midnight.

Not long after I started learning Falun Dafa, I developed a fever and general weakness. Coincidentally, the following day happened to be Chinese New Year’s Eve, the day when my children would be returning home for our family reunion. I knew there was nothing to fear as Master was purifying my body. However ordinary people would not understand the concept of eliminating karma, and I did not want to discredit Dafa. Eventually, I placed my trust in Master. I diligently studied the Fa, did the exercises, and sent forth righteous thoughts despite my discomfort. My symptoms disappeared the following morning. On seeing my high spirits and endless stamina, my son happily exclaimed, “Falun Dafa is amazing!”

Once, my sister invited me to attend a massage session with her. Before cultivating Falun Dafa, my sister and I would frequently go for massages, treating it as an enjoyable activity that would help the body relax. As such, I did not think much about it and had the massage. While heading home afterwards, a sudden sharp pain in my legs stopped me in my tracks. Only then did I recall that Dafa practitioners should not seek comfort and enjoyment like ordinary people. In fact, massages from ordinary people could also be considered a form of healing. With this, wasn’t I courting trouble?

Enduring the pain, I slowly walked to the bus stop while looking inwards. “Master, I did not treat myself like a practitioner. I should not have gone for the massage, nor should I have sought comfort and enjoyment. These concepts and principles formed by everyday humans should be abandoned by cultivators. Master has purified my body, so I have no need for a massage. I should have believed in Master and the Fa. This disciple was wrong.” On reaching the bus stop my legs had stopped hurting, and everything was back to normal.

I have not cultivated for long. However, as long as I completely believe in Master and the Fa, nothing can stop my progress.