What I Learned about How To Face Misfortune from My Own Battle with Cancer: A Good or Bad Outcome Comes from One Thought

PureInsight | February 28, 2005

[PureInsight.org] [Editors Note: The article is a report on one person's experience and opinions. PureInsight does not dispense medical advice of any kind and specifically does not recommend for or against any specific treatment modality for any illness.]

Hardship, natural calamities and man-made misfortunes may happen from time to time in our lives. I have learned a lot from my own experience with cancer about how to face these misfortunes.

I worked in Hunan Province in 1972. I had just graduated from college three years earlier. I developed a thymoma [a usually benign tumor of the thymus]. It was a hard lump with a rough surface that was as large as a walnut. I went to my home town for medical treatment. I hadn't expected it to be anything serious. On the biopsy report, the doctor wrote the following conclusion: "May be CA. Suggest freezing and surgical removal at minus 30 degrees Centigrade to avoid further growth. I did not understand what CA stood for. I asked about it and was told that CA was cancer. I was shocked and felt scared for my life.

I followed the doctor's advice and prepared to have an operation. All the beds in the hospital were occupied. My family was able to get me a bed through the backdoor as one of our relatives was the head of the hospital. As we were filling out the registration form for hospitalization, a patient who was suffering from tongue cancer came to my husband and asked whether I would give my bed to him. The patient needed to be operated on right away but there was no bed for him. He was very anxious. My husband replied that he needed to talk to me. I agreed when I heard about it. I said: "Yes, let's give my bed to him. His case is more urgent than mine." My relative, the hospital chief, then instructed me to see an herbalist, Dr. Wu.

The next day I visited Dr. Wu. His formal education had ended at elementary school. But he had picked herbs in the mountains since his childhood and his master had handed down a prescription book to him. He was an expert in treating difficult and complicated illnesses. He told me, "The cancer in Western medicine actually is the stagnated poisoned air (Qi) in Chinese medicine. Stagnated air can be dispelled in Chinese medicine." He prescribed a mixture of herbal medicine for me, and it worked right away. My lump disappeared completely after three months of herbal medicine treatment. For 30 years now, I have never had a recurrence of the cancer. In order to thank him for his medical treatment, I helped him record and edit two large volumes of herbal prescriptions.

Some people who also had cancer learned about my case. They went to visit see him. All of them had already gone through western-style surgeries. Dr. Wu told them that he had no herbal treatment that could treat them, because they had already gone through the surgeries, which would render the herbal treatment ineffective. Most of those patients passed away not long afterwards. I was very fortunate because I had given my own hospital bed to the patient with tongue cancer in order to help him. If I had had an operation, I might have died. My kindness had saved my life.

After I was cured, I sent the doctor a picture frame with my photo and a poem from my father in it. The picture frame hung on his wall for more than 20 years.

Master teaches us, "A good or bad outcome comes from one thought. The difference in one thought leads to different results." (Zhuan Falun).

I learned a lot from my experience. My life was saved because I gave away my bed in order to help other people. Since then, I have often talked to my friends about my case. I told them that good will be rewarded with good, and evil with evil, and a good or bad outcome comes from one thought.

It is our principle as a human being to be kind to other people. However, in Chinese society today, people's minds are corrupt and have become morally degenerate. The Communist Party does not believe that good will be rewarded with good and bad will be returned with evil. I firmly believe that the people who curse Buddha and the gods and are wicked toward other people will eventually be punished and the people who are good to other people will eventually be rewarded.

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2005/2/15/31142.html

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