Gaining Naturally Without Pursuit: Eleven Years of Health

Before I started to practise Falun Gong, I was well-known as the 'sick person'. Every month I had to pay 300 to 500 yuan (500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China) for medical expenses. I suffered from rhinitis, arthritis, bursitis in my shoulder, hypertension, etc., but the most worrisome were the hepatitis and diabetes. These two diseases work against each other. If I wanted to treat one of them, I couldn't treat the other. Hepatitis requires eating good food and getting a lot of rest, while plain food, eating less, and being more active are best for treating diabetes. Therefore, it was a heavy mental burden, and my poor health continued, day after day.

In October of 1996, I was fortunate to learn Falun Dafa. My spouse played the Falun Gong video lectures given by the practises founder in Jinan and invited several colleagues to watch, so I had to accompany her. We watched one lecture each night. On the third day, the results of testing the glucose level in my urine showed a reduction from four pluses to two pluses. After seeing all nine lectures, my diabetes disappeared. Thus, I believed even more in Falun Dafa's ability in curing diseases, and so I decided to practise Falun Dafa. At the beginning, I cultivated and practised diligently. Before the illegal and highly inhumane persecution against the practice began on July 20th, 1999, come snow or rain, I always practised the exercises with the others each morning and I never missed the study group of the Falun Gong teachings.

With thorough study of the teachings, I realised that nothing can be gained through pursuit but could only be gained naturally. I did not get attached to any so-called diseases and did not think of them at all. Thus, for more than 11 years, I was healthy and everything went well.

Right after Chinese New Year in 2003, the skin on one of my toes suddenly split open. At that time, I did not pay any attention to it. It became infected however, and gradually worsened, soon my foot was badly swollen. Later, my lower leg also began to swell. Someone said I might have to have it amputated but I insisted that it was not a problem. I studied the Falun Gong teachings and did the exercises every day. I did all five sets of movements like before and did not skip a single day. Sometimes there was a lot of blood on the floor where I stood, but I did not become attached to it. When I did the fifth exercise, I would sit in the lotus position whenever I could. I continued in this manner and often recited the sentence from Zhuan Falun, "When it's difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it's impossible to do, you can do it." It was true as stated in Zhuan Falun, "After passing the shady willow trees, there will be bright flowers and another village ahead." I made a complete recovery after just a few months.

I am so grateful towards Falun Gong and towards Falun Gong's founder for this amazingly powerful practice. It is hard to express my gratitude with words. Instead I will make my best efforts to adhere to Falun Gong's principles of 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance' and let more people learn of this great practice so that they too can benefit as I have.

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