Cultivating Through Vision Problems
(Minghui.org) Three practitioners in our area had sickness karma in the form of problems with their vision. With the hope of helping other practitioners in similar situations, I would like to share what insights I gained from these experiences.
A Case of Sickness Karma
An elderly practitioner in her 70s who was in our Fa study group began to have vision problems. She could not see the characters clearly and had increasing difficulties studying the Fa. She went for an examination and was told that she had cataracts. She then heard about another practitioner with the same condition who got better after surgery. So she became interested in having this surgery.
Before the surgery, she came to talk to other practitioners about her situation. We studied Master's Fa about sickness karma in Lectures in the United States. But she still went ahead with the procedure. Her condition did not improve after the surgery, but instead worsened. At times, she went back to the hospital. At other times, she went to the homes of practitioners and asked them to send forth righteous thoughts for her. She passed away in June 2016.
A Similar Case of Sickness Karma
Another local elderly practitioner, also in his 70s, had this identical issue, but a different outcome. He used to study the Fa at home alone. He also previously had cataract surgery. And likewise, after surgery, he still could not see clearly and had to wear glasses to read.
He joined our group Fa study in September 2015 and decided to not wear his glasses anymore. At first, he missed a lot of characters, and other practitioners worried about him. We met weekly and studied the Fa for half-a-day. Then we read Minghui Weekly and shared experiences for the other half of the day.
His xinxing improved very quickly after joining the group. He used to be very skinny, and his complexion was dark looking. Gradually, he became healthier, and his skin regained color. His vision also improved. Now he can read the Fa fluently and rarely misses a character.
My Mother's Case of Sickness Karma
My mother is 84 years old and began to practice Falun Gong in 1998 to improve her health. She was illiterate at the time, but was able to read Zhuan Falun after only three months. Now she can read all of Master's lectures as well as Minghui Weekly.
She lives with her sister in another town. In October 2016, she came back to our hometown and stayed for over a month. When we were together, I found that she did not send forth righteous thoughts correctly, that she misread characters quite often when studying the Fa and frequently rubbed her eyes. After we returned home from clarifying the facts one day, she laid down on the bed. I asked her what was wrong. She said, “My vision has been poor. Today it is even worse. I can't even see people's faces clearly anymore.”
I inquired about when the problem started to occur. She said it was in October 2015 after she returned from her younger sister's birthday party. I then asked her if she knew the cause, and she said it was probably sickness karma.
Master told us,
“Except for newer students, from July 20 of 1999 on, Master hasn't created any personal cultivation tests for you, and that's because overall your personal cultivation has changed in every respect so that it's in the direction of saving sentient beings and validating Dafa.” (Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Lantern Festival)
I said to her, “This has to be interference from the old forces. You have to deny it, eliminate it, and look within for your own shortcomings. Since it began to happen after my aunt's birthday celebration, why don't you start to look there?”
My mother found several attachments, including sentimentality for family and not being compassionate enough when speaking to others. She then memorized the verses published on Minghui.org for sending righteous thoughts. She then did so twice, and my husband and I also sent forth righteous thoughts for her. The next morning, she exclaimed, “My vision is no longer blurry. When I sent forth righteous thoughts, I felt extremely powerful after reciting the verses.”
“Once you upgrade your xinxing, your body will undergo a great change. Upon xinxing improvement, the matter in your body is guaranteed to transform.” (Zhuan Falun)
We enlightened from the Fa that as a practitioner's xinxing improves, his body is constantly turning into high-energy matter and can only get better. Two other elderly practitioners in our Fa study group both decided to take off their reading glasses, and they are now able to read better. As practitioners, we cannot view ourselves as ordinary people and definitely not as elderly ordinary people. We are practitioners who are on a divine path!
While visiting, my mother studied the Fa, sent righteous thoughts, and clarified the facts every day. Several days later, she discovered that she was able to see the characters clearly without her reading glasses. So she did not take the glasses with her when she returned to her sister's home.
I visited her before the Chinese New Year and saw that her vision was even better, and she was able to read smaller characters. She looked very healthy and now walks downstairs from the seventh floor every day to shop at the market and clarify the facts. At times, she also goes to rural areas with other practitioners to clarify the facts. She is confidently walking on the path Master arranged for her.
The practitioners mentioned above have all been cultivating since before July 20, 1999. The causes for their vision problems might have been different, but we can see from their experiences, that if one is able to eliminate human notions and cultivate according to the Fa, then miracles can occur. Believing in Master and the Fa and cultivating in accordance with the Fa are the keys to getting through tribulations.