January 30, 2013 | By a Falun Dafa practitioner in China
Suffering from “Maxillary Sinus Infection”
A man in his thirties ought to be the primary breadwinner in his family. But when I was that age, I suffered from many illnesses and had to take pills at every meal. I often relied on my parents and my wife to take care of me. I was five feet nine inches tall, but I weighed only about 120 pounds.
The worst of my illnesses was “maxillary sinus infection.” It is a rare disease. The problem is not in the nasal cavities, but in the bone of the forehead, which had a growth in it. A slight touch on my forehead would make my whole face and my head hurt so much that I would scream. All year long I felt muddled and dizzy. Once I caught a cold, my head ached so much that it seemed ready to explode, and the pain lasted for a few months. I could not stand it any longer and had surgery when I was 32 years old. But it did not heal completely, and I had another surgery four years later. The surgery involved opening up the muscles of the face by cutting from inside the mouth to expose the bones underneath, and drilling an inch-sized hole through it. The doctor then inserted a gauze strip into the hole and looped it around the tumor. He then pulled the two ends of the gauze back and forth to slide it and rub it against the tumor to break it up and pull it out bit by bit. After the operation, the doctor was sweaty all over, and I was suffering so much that I wanted to die. Although the surgeries occurred over 30 years ago, just recalling it still makes me quake. Despite the two operations, I still had headaches every spring and autumn. Each time they lasted more than ten days, and the headaches were so severe that I could not eat or sleep.
The Torture of an Esophagus Infection
Another illness tortured me for more than ten years. It was in the esophagitis, and induced by my ulcer. As time went on, the esophagus wall swelled, and the passageway became narrower. The gas generated due to the ulcer could not escape and created pressure against the inner wall, forming pockets at the weaker spots. When I ate, I had to be extremely careful to eat only small bites, so that the food I swallowed would not fall into the pockets. In addition, I could not sit down within half an hour of eating.
I was treated by the most famous traditional Chinese medicine doctor in the city for over six months. After taking much medicine and seeing no improvement, I went to see allopathic doctors. Their suggestion was always the same: undergo surgery, which meant opening up the chest and removing a few ribs, then repairing the pockets in the esophagus. Otherwise, as time went on the food would get stuck more and more, the pockets would become larger and larger, and the walls would get thinner and thinner. A pierced esophagus is life threatening. After hearing what the doctor said, I could not sleep that night. If I went through with the operation and had a few ribs removed, I would not be able to do any hard labor, which was how I earned a living for my family. Without the operation, I might die. During this time, qigong was quite popular. I began to do qigong, but was unable to find a truly good one for more than ten years.
Meeting a Glowing Stranger
In 1998 an enthusiastic gentleman introduced Falun Gong to me while I was waiting for the bus at the bus station. “Hi, Brother, I had three operations. They removed part of my lung, one of my kidneys, and 50 cm. of my intestines. I was so weak that I would fall over when the wind blew. After I learned Falun Gong, I became healthy and strong.” He added, “If you don’t believe me, you can come to our practice site tomorrow morning and see how Falun Gong can heal your illnesses. It is right behind the Experimental Elementary School.”
I arrived at the practice site at five a.m. the next morning. There were many people there of different ages, but I didn’t know any of them. I was wondering if any among these two to three hundred people had the same illness I did. When people opened their eyes after the exercises, a few middle aged ladies came up to me when they saw my sickly appearance. They told me that Falun Gong was not the same as any other qigong, and the way it helped people was not like the hospital that had many departments. “Falun Gong is cultivation, and our Teacher will not want a penny from you, as long as in your heart you truly want to be good.” Afterwards they taught me three exercises and gave me a copy of the book Zhuan Falun. It was a treasure to me, especially when I read page 4:
“The beings in this dimension are different from the beings in all other dimensions in the universe. The beings in this dimension can’t see the beings in other dimensions, and they can’t see how the universe really is, so it’s just like these people have dropped into a realm of delusion. If they want to get healed, get rid of adversity, or eliminate their karma, then they’ve got to cultivate and return to their original, true selves. That’s how all the different cultivation ways see it. A person should return to his original, true self—that’s actually the true purpose of being human. So, once somebody wants to cultivate, they’d say his Buddha-nature has come out. That thought is the most precious, because he wants to return to his original, true self, he wants to break out of this level of ordinary people.”
After reading this, I cried in my innermost heart and almost cried out, “I want to cultivate! I want to return to my original, true self! I want to break out from this realm of delusion!” I read the book nonstop until three a.m., as though there was no tomorrow. My wife was angry when she saw that I was not in bed yet and said, “So you believe what they say—that reading the book can cure illnesses. Even if it is true, it doesn’t mean that you can do it, too. Don’t be such a dreamer.” But I could not sleep even after going to bed. I kept thinking about the principles in the book. Truly, one could not find them anywhere in this world. This was the highest science. They were heavenly principles. They were the principles of the cosmos. I was determined to study them well and cultivate myself well. I was determined to keep on going. Before I fell asleep, the four o’clock alarm sounded. I jumped up and went to the practice site. I learned the remaining two exercises that day.
At the Practice Site
Practitioners tirelessly corrected my exercise movements at the practice site that day. Those practitioners who had many illnesses before came to me and told me of their experiences. The assistant also tried to help, and encouraged me. When I returned home I read Zhuan Falun, and often forgot to eat or sleep. My wife suddenly yelled at me one night at dinner, “You are so focused on reading. You swallowed such a large bite of food. Are you trying to kill yourself?” Indeed, I forgot that I had the esophagus problem. But I didn’t feel any discomfort swallowing the large bites of food. By the 23rd day, I went to the hospital and had an x-ray. It showed that the inner wall of my esophagus was smooth. I enlightened to the fact that when I began to have the thought of cultivation, a miracle had happened. I was so moved that I knelt in front of Teacher’s picture and cried out loud, “Great Teacher, you let me reach an illness-free state in only 23 days of studying the Fa and doing exercises. You eliminated the two illnesses that had tortured me for over ten years. I will follow you and cultivate all the way until I succeed.”
The practitioners were all happy for me. My wife was all smiles, too. She told everyone she met, “My husband was cured by practicing Falun Gong. I also learned the five exercises from him.” The entire family was full of joy. When I was in my thirties, people thought that I looked like a 60-year-old. Now I am 59, and everyone thinks I am in my thirties. After half a year of practice, my weight normalized.
Family Members Realize, “With One Person Practicing, the Whole Family Benefits.”
“With one person practicing, the whole family benefits.” Many of my family members think this way.
One night at around 10:00 p.m. in late August 2009, my wife was hit by a speeding taxi while she was riding her motor-bike home, and she was thrown about ten yards. The raincoat she was wearing was gone, and she lost consciousness. But the bike was OK, despite the fact that it was tossed 20 yards away. The driver was shocked. He went up to my wife and tapped her. Seeing her slowly opening her eyes, he apologized to her profusely. She woke up, gradually stood up, and said to the driver, “I am all right. Don’t you worry. I follow Falun Dafa to cultivate myself. In a tribulation, Dafa’s Teacher will protect me.” The driver was still concerned and insisted on taking her to the hospital. She was examined, and everything was OK. My wife told the driver, “You are lucky. If it was another person, he or she might have been killed. Because I practice Falun Dafa, I was miraculously protected. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has lied to the world and slandered Dafa. They will be punished by heaven.” My wife told him more facts about Dafa, and ended by saying, “Please remember that Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. Divine beings are everywhere. I hope that you can be protected by the Dafa’s Teacher and always be safe.”
My mother-in-law is a seriously ill diabetic. I urged her to recite “Falun Dafa is good” a few years ago. She did not believe me however, and her illness worsened. She lost sight in her right eye completely, and can only see faint light with her left. She could not stand, control her bowels or bladder, and sometimes could not even recognize her daughter. There are two elderly doctors and two nurses in our big family. They all said that my mother-in-law would die soon and could not be saved. But I refused to give up. I know that Teacher is here to save sentient beings. If my mother-in-law could believe that Dafa is good, and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good, Teacher would definitely save her. I got close to her ear and told her when she was awake, “Mother, you know how all my illnesses were cured. It has been more than ten years that I have not spent a penny on medication. If you can do what I did, act according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, truly believe that Dafa is good, and recite the two sentences, Teacher will definitely protect you and save you. Why don’t you give it a try?” She nodded, and began to follow me reciting the sentences. Word by word, her words became clearer, and she was fully awake. Her voice got louder and louder, and she continued for two hours. My wife did it with her for two more hours the next day. Gradually she made it a habit herself to recite the sentences. A week later, her color and appetite improved, and she began to have some sensation when urinating and defecating. She became much more energetic, and two weeks later she was able to walk and could go out in front of her house to get some sunshine. A month later, she could live by herself without anyone taking care of her.
Family and friends all witnessed the miracle of reciting, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” Some of them also followed suit and benefited.
My Aunt Was a Well-known Pill-Popper
My aunt was a well-known pill-popper. She suffered from peritonitis, intestine adhesions, heart disease, osteoporosis, and intestinal cancer. To survive, she went everywhere to see doctors, prayed to all the deities, and practiced many different styles of qigong. She went to Beijing and learned a qigong in which her teacher helped her cure illness. But she saw little improvement after spending a lot of money. She had no children and always called me for help when her heart bothered her. Each time it happened, I rushed her to the hospital, and she stayed there for a couple of months, sometimes as long as three months. Each year it occurred three to four times, and this ordeal lasted for 17 years.
After I learned Falun Gong and experienced its wonders, the first person I thought of was her. Perhaps the time wasn’t right. She was not ready to give up the qigong that she had learned and I wasn’t able to get her interested in Falun Gong. It stayed that way until the last time she was admitted to the hospital. When the doctor issued the critically ill notice, I decided that I needed to seize this last opportunity. I showed her the passage in Zhuan Falun,
“Nothing but cultivation can make you feel great, be free of sickness, and bring you true liberation! Having people cultivate true teachings is real ‘saving all sentient beings.’”
I told her, “Only Falun Gong is the true teaching. It has spread to over one hundred countries around the world. Very few people are doing the qigong that you are practice. Why don’t you wake up? If you can often recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” from the bottom of your heart, our teacher will definitely help you to get rid of your illnesses and improve your health. As long you believe it, there is no other requirement of you. He will do it unconditionally for you.” Perhaps she believed me, or perhaps it was her survival instinct, but she followed me and recited the sentences. She did it intently, and thirty minutes later, she fell asleep. When she woke up after eight or night hours, she said, “I have not slept so well in over ten years.” A week later she was discharged from the hospital. A few months later when I went to the cemetery to pay my respects to our ancestors with her, she told me, “These few months I have just been existing. The past ten plus years I was enduring. Mr. Li is my savior. As long as I have a breath, I want to recite ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.’”
My 75-Year-Old Aunt
Another miraculous thing occurred. I have an aunt, who is 75 years old this year. She used to be in poor health and stayed in the hospital most of the time. When people asked her where she lived, she answered with a bitter smile, “I live in Hospital XX.” Since she learned Falun Dafa, she not only no longer goes to the hospital, she can read Zhuan Falun, even though she used to be illiterate. Now not only is her face glowing, she walks briskly, dashes with her bicycle everywhere, and races with a youngster climbing stairs. She looked like she is only 60 years old.
I have numerous stories to tell. As long as you recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” miracles will occur around you.
Friends, if you are reading this article, it may be that your predestined time has arrived. You know, the ferry going to the happy land will start here.
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