My Father Throws Away His Crutches After 20 Years
(Minghui.org) My family has benefited greatly from Falun Dafa, and I would like to share three stories that happened to my father, son and mother-in-law.
My Father Throws Away His 20-Year-Old Crutches
My father was a forestry worker who operated a crane to load and unload wood. One time a crane rope snapped, and my father was seriously hurt. He had lost feeling in his legs since then.
In mid-June of 1996, my father came to live at my home. A fellow practitioner at my Fa study group saw him and suggested, “Have your father read the book Zhuan Falun. It will help him.”
On the following day the practitioner delivered the book to us. My father was very pessimistic and responded, “Nothing will help. It's been almost 20 years. I've tried all the big hospitals. Just let it be.”
I didn't give up and pushed him to read the book. After he finished reading it, he said, “This book is a treasure.”
He then joined our Fa study group and watched videos of Master's Fa lectures in Jinan.
One night, my father's legs felt so painful, like they were being burned. He shouted out in pain.
I told him, “Dad, Master is purifying your body.”
He went to the practice site the following morning. He was in so much pain that he couldn't stand, so he leaned against the wall and finished doing the second exercise, which was 30 minutes long.
On the same night, when my mother changed his clothes for him, she saw an inked character on his leg. It was a srivatsa symbol.
My father quit smoking soon after he started practicing Falun Dafa. He said that smoking made him feel bad.
One day as I returned home from work, I saw my father sitting in front of our home. He called out to me, “Look at me!”
He raised up his crutches that he had used for 20 years, and then he walked five or six steps unassisted. I was shocked.
I immediately ran over to support him. Tears streamed down my face.
I said again and again in my heart, “Thank you, Master. Thank you, Master”
No words could describe my gratitude towards Master.
My Son Reborn
My son was very skinny when he was born. On his 37th day, he suffered from pneumonia and had a fever for three days. At night, doctors told us once the oxygen cylinder was disconnected, the baby would die. They told us to be prepared.
My mother-in-law and husband asked me to give up on the baby before dawn. I was reluctant to do so and kept the baby.
On the following morning, the baby came back to life. My mother-in-law said that the baby had divine protection.
My son suffered from optic nerve atrophy at the age of 7 and had psoriasis at the age of 19. Almost 95% of his skin was like a white sheet, and his head looked even worse – he looked like he was wearing a helmet. He couldn't walk because his legs would bleed if he did. We tried many hospitals, doctors and treatments for 11 years, but nothing helped.
At such a young age, my son was suffering so much both physically and spiritually.
He couldn't bear it anymore and said to me, “Mom, I want to jump off the building. Before doing that, I will purchase a life insurance with you and Dad as the beneficiaries. That way, I would have nothing to worry about after death. ”
My heart ached when I heard his words.
I thought only Falun Dafa could save him, so I persuaded him to take up the practice of Dafa.
I will never forget June 28, 2014, when my son decided to practice Falun Dafa. Together we studied the Fa with fellow practitioners at our Fa study group.
On the third day of his practice, a test came to my son. My aunt called us and said she got a special prescription for his disease.
He was not moved at all and was very determined, “I am learning Falun Dafa. I will not try any treatment.”
Fellow practitioners from our Fa study group helped him with improving his xinxing and encouraged him a lot. He used to be immersed in cell phone and computer games, and sometimes stayed out overnight playing games. One week after he started practicing Falun Dafa, he quit playing all those games.
At the same time, Master started purifying his body. His hard skin gradually turned soft, peeled off and was replaced by fresh skin.
One time as we finished group Fa study and were going home, as soon as my son started up his electric motorcycle, he heard something fall with clang.
He turned back to see what it was, but he didn't find anything. We knew that Master had eradicated the bad beings in other dimensions for him.
Another time at Fa study group, a practitioner showed him a copy of our truth-clarifying materials. There was a cartoon in it that showed a huge snake coiling around a person.
My son was very surprised and said, “I saw such a snake around me in my dream.”
He said he had a recurring dream, in which he was trapped among many snakes, but was protected by a shining amulet. The snakes were eventually driven away.
One month later, my son was finally able to put on a shirt with half cut sleeves, which he hadn't worn for ten years. Dafa saved my son and gave him a second life.
As my son gained a better understanding of Dafa, he started doing things associated with Fa rectification. He helped practitioners purchase music players for exercises, persuaded his classmates to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations, and put up truth clarification stickers. He also joined in suing the former dictator Jiang Zemin.
He is very diligent in studying the Fa and reads at least one lecture of Zhuan Falun each day. If he gets too busy and misses group Fa study, he would read it himself before going to sleep.
My son's recovery shocked my family and relatives. My husband started listening to Master's Fa lectures in Guangzhou every day after he witnessed my son's changes.
My son looks very handsome now and is full of confidence. His back became straight, too, unlike the hunchback he used to be.
Thank you, Master! Thank you, Falun Dafa!
My Complaints and Resentment Towards My Mother-in-Law Disappear
My mother-in-law was widowed at an early age. It was difficult for her to bring up her children on her own.
I often purchased clothes for her, but she never appreciated my efforts and always told me how much better other daughters-in-law treated their mothers-in-law.
At her seventieth birthday, I gave her much more money than her other two daughters-in-law, but she still was not satisfied.
As time went by, a gap developed between us. I was reluctant to visit her or talk to her. I also developed very deep complaints and resentment towards her.
In summer 2013, as I was riding a bicycle, a motorcycle behind hit me and I hit the ground face first. I was bleeding badly, and couldn't get up.
The motorcycle rider was so scared and asked me how I felt. I prayed to Master for help to get up. I opened my mouth but couldn't utter a word.
He asked if I wanted to go to the hospital. I just shook my head.
I wanted to save him. When such a thought surfaced, I was able to talk again. I told him that I was a Falun Dafa practitioner who followed the principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” and always considered others first. I also told him the facts about the staged self-immolation hoax.
I talked about quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations and persuaded him to do it. He said he already did.
Finally I told him to keep in mind, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He repeated it several times and promised to keep it in mind.
I let him go and told him that I would be all right because I was a Falun Dafa practitioner.
After I came back home, I looked inside and identified my problem: my complaints and resentment toward my mother-in-law.
At the age of 73, my mother-in-law's legs were fractured.
Upon hearing the news, I purchased pork ribs and cooked soup for her. I also helped her clean her room and wash her clothes.
She was very touched. She then asked me, “I did nothing wrong. Why did I encounter such a disaster?”
I explained to her, “Mom, it's a good thing. If a debt is owed, it must be paid.” I also told her a story about paying debts incurred in previous lives.
She felt better after she heard the story, and our gap disappeared. I experienced a feeling of lightness and joy as a practitioner who put others first.
I played her the recordings of Master's Fa lectures in Guangzhou. A few days later, she told me that she had a dream, in which three people stretched her legs and she was pained and sweating all over.
I told her that it's a good thing because Master was healing her legs. Several days later she was able to walk.
My mother-in-law believes that Dafa is good. She often recites the nine words, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
During the Chinese New Year, she posted on her wall pictures that described Falun Dafa saving people. Our relationship is now stronger than ever.