My Second Life

A Dafa Practitioner in China

PureInsight | April 12, 2010

[] A flood in 1996 submerged the houses in my village. A few days after the flood waters receded, I went to clean my house. My left leg got cut and infected during the cleaning and it was inflamed and swollen. I applied medications on the infection but they appeared to have no effect. A few days later, I was hospitalized and underwent surgery on my infected leg, but the surgery did not completely remove the infected part and my instep became swollen. I felt too much pain to walk. During the hospitalization, I was also treated for a slight symptom of periarthritis (inflammation of the joints) on my left side. I was given shots, chemotherapy, and physical therapy. However, the symptom became worse and worse rather than getting better. I asked the doctor about it and he always comforted and reassured me. As no relative accompanied me during my hospitalization, I felt I would rather go home than stay in the hospital. So I paid the bill and was discharged, and I used a crutch to walk home.

My foot was in pain only when I walked. However, the perarthritis on my left side worsened daily, which caused various complications. Sharp pains struck me constantly, and I suffered from insomnia. I was dizzy and weak and my body became as soft as mud. I was unable to handle my daily routine, such as putting on and taking off my clothes, showering, and so on. It was so hard that one day seemed like a year to me. I was pessimistic and no longer wanted to live.

At that time, there was a Falun Gong (Falun Dafa) practice site in my village and some kind-hearted people told me to give the practice a try. I had been staying at home all the time and was focused on my pains every day. I was very doubtful about my ability to practice the movements. Besides that, I was an atheist and did not believe in anything. But I was thinking to myself that I had nowhere to go and why not go to have a look? So I went to the practice site and watched the practitioners’ movements. My left arm and both feet were unable to move, but my heart was moving according to their movements. I tried to use my right arm to copy their movements. I kept on going to the site and after several days, my sharp pains were unexpectedly lessened. My interest was aroused. Obviously, I had benefited from Falun Gong.

Thereafter, I formally started practicing Falun Gong. I also participated in a Fa Conference that was held in our county. At the conference, some practitioners told me to throw away the crutch. I did, and hey, I was able to walk without it! Falun Gong is really good!

Since that winter in 1996, I have felt physically relaxed, light, and with no sickness or pain. My health has dramatically improved. Before then, I caught the flu almost every month and was hospitalized for illnesses every year. My health was poorer and poorer and I did not live a happy day. I was too weak to look after my family or work. However, after I practiced Falun Gong, my overall sense of well being had greatly improved. My good health has also saved me a lot of medical costs.

I’ve gained a second life because of practicing Falun Gong. In the late afternoon on my 69th birthday, I fell from the third floor of my building and hit my head on the brick wall on the second floor. As a result, I only had some minor swelling without any bleeding or damage to my scalp. There was a local market fair the next day and I was still able to go to and work on the agricultural information session. Who would have guessed an elderly person like me had just survived a serious accident just ten hours ago? My life was saved by Falun Gong.

Currently, there are people throughout 114 countries practicing Falun Gong and assimilating to Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. However, what makes me heartbroken is that the practitioners in Mainland China are still being persecuted by the wicked Chinese Communist Party. Isn’t it good to have more kind people? At the least, Falun Gong can help people achieve physical fitness and moral recovery, which are good for social stability. Falun Gong benefits the country and the people and only brings benefits and does no harm.

I believe that Falun Gong will get righteous support from all kind people throughout the world. I call for the end of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

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