I Found Falun Dafa and Left Behind My Life of Crime and Drugs
Had I not found Teacher Li's Falun Dafa, I would not still be in this world. I used to go astray routinely, and became involved in crime. I pursued money and material pleasure. I dared to do any bad thing and eventually descended to the hell of drug addiction. I tried to quit; however, without the restriction of the "law of the heart," abstinence was impossible. I spent all of my savings for drugs. In order to obtain money for more drugs, I participated in mob plots, and was beaten. My right hand was broken and a crashing fall fractured both my feet. My wife left me, there was nothing left in my house, I became emaciated and the bad habit still ensnared me. I thought I had come to the end of life, and prepared to leave this world by committing suicide.
Before killing myself, I went to say farewell to my only friend. Fortunately, he was practicing Falun Dafa at the time, and recommended it to me. I opened Zhuan Falun and read "Lunyu" and the first lecture. When I read the words, "Think about it, everyone: What matter is it to teach qigong toward high levels? Isn't this offering salvation to humankind?" (from Zhuan Falun) The two characters of "salvation" imprinted into my mind with golden lights. I immediately knew Zhuan Falun was not an ordinary book. I eagerly read it through and totally forgot about my suicidal thoughts.
I decided to cultivate and took the first step on the path to start my life over again. Through learning the Fa, I understood that the real purpose of life is to return to one's original, true self by cultivating and assimilating to the nature of the universe, "Zhen (Truth), Shan (Compassion), Ren (Forbearance)." Through cultivation practice I would discard all of my desires and bad habits.
The first thing was to abstain from drugs. Addiction specialists were astounded when I quit taking drugs, without taking any medication, the second day after I read Zhuan Falun. Restricting myself to the cosmic characteristic of "Zhen, Shan, Ren," I firmly practiced Falun Dafa, and have never used drugs again. Some former addict companions came to my house and wanted to take drugs together with me, but they could not rekindle my old desire, and I even advised them to quit. They never bothered me again. I let go of the past intoxicated and dreaming life.
Now, I have a legitimate profession, a fulfilling life, and a healthy body. I am full of energy. Teacher Li and Falun Gong saved me and provided me with a bright path of life. I will not fail Falun Dafa. I will openly cultivate and be a true Falun Dafa practitioner.