PureInsight | October 6, 2008
Living a Miserable Life With All Kinds of Illnesses
I am a practitioner from Longtan Lake in Yilan, Taiwan. I am 57 years old and work in a hair salon. Because of a failed marriage and illnesses, I used to be like a bird in a cage and full of remorse. At that time, the happiest thing for me to do was to play cards with friends in an effort to try to forget my sufferings. Besides working, I watched TV everyday and couldn’t dare to imagine my future.
Being a single mother was even harder for me. In order to make a living, I relied on taking medicine and worked washing customer’s hair (I couldn’t stand long because of the ptosis of my internal organs). My health became worse and worse and I needed to have an injection every two days and took anti-inflammatory medicine every day. I was living a miserable life.
On August 2, 2001, I started to practice Falun Gong, and that day was a turning point in my life. The day before I obtained the Fa, I took a walk with my sister. My sister asked me why I walked so slowly. I said it was because of the ptosis of my bladder and it was very hard for me to walk. My sister then introduced Falun Gong to me. From then on, my previously gloomy life disappeared.
Benefiting Physically and Mentally After I Obtained the Fa
The whole next day, I thought about how if I practiced Falun Gong, I would need to study the Fa. However, I didn’t know too many characters, and I usually needed to spend a whole week to memorize one word. What should I do? A miracle happened: the first day that I read Zhuan Falun, I was shocked; I looked up the words I didn’t know in the dictionary and wrote one line each time I found a new word. The first day I wrote 18 lines. After three days, I learned more than fifty words. After one month, I memorized five hundred new words. Two months later, I had read Zhuan Falun three times.
Before, I needed to spend more than half a month to learn a new word. Now the Fa gives me wisdom. Master’s Fashen also helps me. Every night, I heard two couplets of poetry. For those words I didn’t know, I wrote them down in phonetic notation and looked them up in the dictionary the next day. Now, besides working, I study the Fa seriously every day and sometimes I can read half of Zhuan Falun in one day.
During the first five years of my practice, I got up in the morning at 4 o’clock and then rode my bike to Yuanshan Park to do the exercises. No matter if there was wind or rain, I was never absent and never came late or left early. Beginning in October the year before last, I started a new practice site near Longtan Lake in Yilan with the wish that more people can know the wonders of Dafa. Because I cultivate with my celestial eye open, I am aware that Master’s Fashen is waiting for me everyday at the practice site and the Fashen will go if I am late. After work, studying Fa and doing the exercises have become the heart of my life. By following the principles of the cosmic characteristics “Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance,” I improve myself according to high-level standards. When I improve my xinxing, it seems as if my body peels off a shell and I live as a new person.
Before I practiced Falun Gong, I would have a fever if I didn’t take my medicine. Since the first day I started the practice, I never had a fever again and no longer took any anti-inflammatory medicine. Half a year later, I had a fever again, but I knew this was a good chance to improve my xinxing and eliminate karma. I insisted on not taking the medicine and this disease has been cured ever since. The first three days after I started the practice, I could feel strong energy going through my whole body and I could lift my hand (which I couldn’t do before). After about two months, my hydroncus has been reduced by about five kilograms. A stomach ulcer, which had been bothering me for fifteen years, disappeared after four months of practice.
I used to practice Tai Chi sword barefoot, since I could not wear shoes because of bone spurs. After I practiced Falun Gong, all my bone spurs disappeared. Also, my far-sightedness, hand sweating, and sciatica all disappeared without a trace. On June 16, 2003, a three centimeter uterine tumor fell off without bleeding. This was indeed a miracle.
Living a New Life After Practicing Falun Gong
Besides all my illnesses disappearing, my appearance also gradually changed. Before, because of the ptosis of my internal organs, I could barely walk. Since I started practicing Falun Gong, my skin has become shiny and ruddy, my body has become light and I can walk very fast. Five years ago when I went to Malaysia with friends, I felt my body was very light and I walked very fast. Sometimes I come downstairs very quickly when I answer the phone. My little dog looks at me with surprise because I am not its old and slow master any more.
Three years ago, I borrowed a field to plant some vegetables with my neighbor. At the moment that I picked up the hoe I was so excited. It was so easy for me to hold it now. I have really changed a lot in recent years. I met some friends when I went to distribute truth clarification materials about the persecution, and they all said I looked very different. I told them it is because I practice Falun Gong. They ask me to make a greater effort and spread the Fa more diligently.
Master gives me a lot of “treasure,” and every day I can see the scene of the Fa cultivating the practitioner. It is like a diamond rotating twenty-four hours a day on the body. One month ago when I was sending forth righteous thoughts, I opened my eyes and I saw Master’s Fashen and Falun bursting out like fire. Fifteen minutes later, I turned off the lights and the whole wall glowed and the Falun continued to rotate for nearly one hour. My understanding is that it is very serious if you don’t do the sending forth righteous thoughts at 12:00 am. If I send righteous thoughts for ten minutes with only holding one palm erect and without the lotus hand position, I will be chased by the evil during sleep. If all Dafa practitioners had paid attention to sending righteous thoughts, the evil would have been eliminated completely a long time ago.
Since I started practicing Falun Gong, I am not the bird in the cage any more. The Fa gives me wisdom and a new life. I would like to tell the whole world loudly: “Falun Dafa is good!” In closing, I would like to share with others Master’s poem, “One With the Fa,” from HongYin:
One With the Fa
Broadly shines a Buddha’s light,
Justly setting all things right.
Advance together, ever diligent,
To a glorious future.
This is my personal experience in Dafa cultivation. Please kindly point out anything that is not appropriate.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2008/7/29/54090.html