PureInsight | September 11, 2012
[PureInsight.org] My name is Yang Jian (pseudonym). I am a 60 year-old male and an employee of a large enterprise. After suffering from liver cancer, out of despair I began to study the Fa and practice the exercises. The date was October 26, 2011, and I had been practicing Dafa for only four months when my family and I witnessed the magical and extraordinary powers of Dafa. It is the great Master who gave me a second chance at life!
I suddenly felt discomfort in September 2011: stomach ache, fatigue and a lack of appetite. I took medication for stomach pain, but that did not improve my condition, which was getting worse. I really could not stand the pain any longer, so on October 20, I went to a local hospital for a checkup. The ultrasound diagnosed me as being in the last stage of liver cancer. My family and I did not believe the diagnosis at first and felt that the local hospital had poor medical technology. They might have diagnosed me wrong. So, I went to the largest hospital in the provincial capital to get a CT examination. The result was “the last stage of liver cancer.” There was a 6.49 cm x 5.29 cm lump in the left hepatic lobe and 4.98 cm x 2.81 cm lump in the right hepatic lobe. They were both the size of a fist. The cancerous cells had metastasized in multiple organs. The doctor said there was no need for a biopsy, and the hospital had sentenced me to death—to go home and die!
Stricken by the news, my whole family plunged into grief. I felt bursts of fear. When I thought of being separated from my family forever, I resented and complained to God that he was unfair and cruel. I had worked hard my whole life and finally retired. My wages had increased from 800 yuan to 1600 yuan. And now, with my improved living conditions, I had to separate from my relatives and walk alone on the path to death. Despairing, I waited for the call of death.
My son suddenly thought of Falun Gong! His heart was enlightened—only Falun Dafa could save his father! I had witnessed the magical effect of Falun Gong on our relatives. My son was full of hope and said, "Dad, practice Falun Gong!" I also became hopeful and said, "Okay." I immediately called my relative who was very happy and said, “That’s good. You’re saved! Although Falun Dafa is omnipotent, you must believe and practice firmly. Cultivate your heart and mind and practice the exercises in accordance with the requirements of Master and the Fa. The most effective way is to overcome the difficulties on the road of the practice. Can you do it?” I was full of confidence and said, "Yes!"
The relative gave me the Dafa book Zhuan Falun, recordings of lectures, exercise video, etc. I officially started to study the Fa and do the exercises on October 26. I was very excited and had great expectations as though I had been waiting for this day for many years.
In general, patients in the later stages of cancer have physical fatigue. Their bodies are extremely weak and they suffer discomfort. They do not have energy and they just want to lie down, but I am a Dafa practitioner. What I did was according to Dafa’s requirements. I bit the bullet and practiced the exercises every morning. (There is no requirement of a united schedule for Dafa practice. You exercise at your own convenience.) I persisted on finishing the five sets of exercises every day, read two lectures of Zhuan Falun and the scriptures, and watched the VCD of Master’s lectures at night. My wife, son and relatives helped and encouraged me every day. I was full of confidence and my body was getting better and better.
After eight days of practicing the exercises, I began to have diarrhea and went to the toilet 12 to 13 times a day. Once, I went 20 times and excreted a lot of pus and blood. I knew Master was helping to purify my body by discharging the toxins. Quite frankly, I did not even think of whether I should take medicine or not. When this happened before, after only two or three times, I would not have been able to get up again. Not only did I not need to lie down, I could also eat a lot. I had lots of energy and confidence.
But there was a bigger test to come. My feet started swelling moving up slowly to my legs, which soon swelled bigger than my thighs. My family described my thighs as bigger than an elephant’s legs. My skin was tight and shiny. I could not put on my old pants. Both my legs felt as heavy as the weight of a thousand cattle. I had shortness of breath when I moved and it was difficult to walk. I could not lie down to sleep, but could only lean against the bed otherwise I could not breathe. No matter how uncomfortable, I remembered Master’s Fa: "When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it" (Zhuan Falun). With encouragement from my family and fellow practitioners, I persisted in Fa study and practiced the exercises.
My feet continued to swell and reached up to the chest. I could not stop it so went to the hospital to draw the fluid out. After that fluid had been drained from my body, I felt a little better. However, the doctor said that the fluid would leak and would increasingly leak; there was nothing he could do. After thinking about that, I shouted to the doctor, "I will not come back!" I then concentrated on studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. After two months, the swelling gradually went down and I could walk easily again. My spirits were getting better every day, and I could cook breakfast and wash my underwear. Previously, I could only eat two small portions of food, now after practicing Dafa, I could eat one kilogram. I felt like a new person.
Master was not only purifying my body, but my soul too. At the beginning of the practice, I remembered a day going to the bathroom for a shower. I saw an unopened bar of soap on the shelf. I was the only one there, and there was nobody there to take it. In the past, I would have certainly taken it and also would have thought, "If I do not take it, someone else will." I was not moved this time. I thought that if I was a Dafa disciple, I could not be greedy. I could not take things that were not mine. When I returned home, I felt comforted by the thought that I had changed a little for the better.
Another time I went to take a shower, I accidentally knocked an old man’s shower gel bottle to the floor and it was smashed. The old man was distressed and said the gel had cost more than 7 yuan and that he had just bought it. I comforted the old man, and then I took out 10 yuan to compensate him. The old man smiled.
One day, a parking attendant had put a time-stamped note on my car. Two hours later, I came to take my car and the attendant was not there. In the past, I would have driven away: “The attendant was not there, so who’s to blame?” But now I waited until the attendant came back, paid the parking fees and then left.
These things may seem small, but they’re worth mentioning. I started the practice only a very short time ago and Dafa had taken me from being a selfish and self-centered person to one who thinks of others first. This was the heart making a conscious change, without compulsion. How powerful Dafa is to change people’s hearts! If everyone learns Dafa, society would become wonderful and harmonious!
The big changes to my body and mind make me say this from the bottom of my heart: "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance are good! Falun Dafa is good!"
Please correct me with kindness, if something is not right. Heshi!
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2012/3/17/81289.html