PureInsight | September 16, 2002
I am from a northeastern rural village. Since birth, I have suffered from many different kinds of illnesses. I was often in the hospital due to congenital heart disease and bronchial asthma. Since medical treatments did not have the desired effect, my parents sought folk remedies, took me to see various folk medicine doctors, and went to temples to seek out the monks to try to cure my illnesses. However, my health conditions only continued to get worse. I walked with difficulty and was often breathless. I could not even touch cold water. When I was five or six years old, my body became rickety. It went without saying that I was unable to attend school. When I was 16, I was so happy to learn about Falun Dafa. Since then, light has come into my life.
My life has been a living hell ever since I can remember. My parents and relatives often would say that I was their enemy in a previous life and came to demand the repayment of a karmic debt. They disliked me more and more with each passing day. At that time, I was hopeless, lonely, and I cried constantly. When I was seven, I was at death’s door and always in the hospital. The money my father earned as a stonecutter was not enough to pay the bills. But I had to stay in the hospital. My family became heavily in debt. One day, the hospital informed my father that I could not be cured with any medicine and told him to take me home and prepare my funeral affairs. My father carried me on his back on the walk home and as we went over a bridge he muttered, “She is dying anyway. Perhaps I should just throw her into the river and let her go.” After he said that, he felt sad and said, “Hey! She is my own child. Let her die at home.” Miraculously, I managed to stay alive after getting home.
In October of 1992, I turned nine and my illness worsened again. My parents told me, “You had better go commit suicide! Your death would reduce the burden on our family and you would extricate yourself from this condition as well.” They went on to say that since I was so disabled now that I would be even more so as an adult.” I knew that I had no reason to live in this world anymore. I shed tears, dragged myself to the side of an old well and jumped in. After I jumped in, I floated on the top of the water. No matter how hard I kicked, I did not sink down. It seemed that someone was holding my feet and would not let me sink. After I was pulled up, I whimpered and begged my parents, “Let me live! Others can live for a hundred years but it would be enough for me to live for forty years.” Diverse feelings surged up from my parents’ hearts. They turned their faces away and did not say a word.
When I was sixteen, on June 1, 1999, my parents brought me to see a famous doctor whom other people recommended. After we went downtown, we heard someone mention the two words that changed my life, “Falun Gong.” Immediately, it felt as if a shock wave was going through my whole body and heart. Excitement and happiness surged into my heart, which were emotions that I had never experienced before. My parents said I was a dying patient who could die at any moment, so how could I do the practice? I begged, “I cannot live for much longer anyway. I must learn Falun Gong before I die. I will learn whatever I can learn.”
During the course of learning the practice, my face turned tender and rosy. I became literate and could read through Zhuan Falun. My back also gradually became straight. All of my illnesses disappeared and I became a graceful and a beautiful girl. The changes in my health and appearance and my new life shocked all of the people around me. All of the people who knew me, heard of me, or treated me took my changes as a “hot topic.” Many people have witnessed the mighty power of Falun Dafa through the changes in me.
For anyone who has any misunderstandings about Falun Dafa I regret that you have not experienced its power and wonderfulness. Instead, you believe the lies that Jiang’s gang have spread. I say this to all of the people who hate Dafa and attempt to persecute Falun Dafa, that I am using my life’s story to tell you to not slander Dafa and Master! Do you know how many despairing souls like mine Master has saved? How many new lives he has given to people?”
In 2000, the police took me twice and beat me brutally. They wanted me to give up Falun Dafa. I informed them without any hesitation that I had already died many times and it is Dafa that saved my life. I dedicate my life to safeguarding Dafa without any care for my safety and well being. Even if you beat me to death, I will want to cultivate forever!
Now I have no worries and I only want to tell all kind people about my story and how I have benefited from Dafa. Falun Dafa is the universal truth and cultivating in Falun Dafa has many profits but no harms. I also hope that all kind people do not believe the rumors that Jiang’s evil gang has spread. These evil ones violate the principles of the heavens and slander the Buddha Fa, so they must be saved or will experience swift retribution.
(A follow-up note about Mei Feng: Currently, she is working. In order to help more people to know the truths, she does not spend one cent of the 100 RMB she earns every month. Instead, she applies it to pay for preparing truth clarification materials.)
Translated from http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2002/8/4/17032.html