Walking Through Tribulations, Unshakably Cultivating in Dafa
(Clearwisdom.net) For a long time, I was exhausted and felt ill all over my body. I could not look after my business and had to hire someone to take care of it. One day, I told my husband, "I need to go to the hospital to have a checkup." An employee at my home mentioned, "My sister used to be sick but she has been healthy since she started practicing Falun Gong." I asked him, "Is it okay if I practice Falun Gong too?" To my surprise, his sister came over to show me how to do the exercises and I started my cultivation journey. My daughter had a severe illness and she also started cultivation.
This was not only a turning point in my life, it affected my entire family. My husband and I have said goodbye to our distressful life of looking for a cure for our daughter. More importantly, our moral character has risen to higher levels. I always use Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance as the standard in every aspect of my life. A previously tense relationship with my sister-in-law has developed into a close relationship, and feelings of depression and exhaustion have now melted away into relaxation and happiness. These are all benefits from practicing Dafa.
From my own experience, it can only prove that Falun Gong is beneficial to any country and its people. Unfortunately, Falun Gong is presently being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party.
After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, I thought I was not the only one who benefited from Dafa. How could I not do Dafa justice? Hence, I went to Beijing to appeal.
However, I was detained immediately upon arriving in Beijing and sent to a local police station. Other practitioners and I were forced to watch videos slandering Dafa and Teacher. Still, I was determined not to sway from my belief. I hadn't committed any crimes. Practitioners were simply trying to become good people. They did not do anything wrong. A few days later, I was released. Despite my release, someone checks to see if I am at home from time to time. The police are afraid that I might appeal again.
When my son was preparing his college admission paperwork in 2000, someone said, "Don't mention that your mother practices Falun Gong. Otherwise, you cannot go to college."
Then, my two sisters were illegally detained simply because they practiced Dafa. I really didn't know how to face those difficulties then. I cried during many sleepless nights. Sometimes, my daughter cried when she saw me crying. Although life was difficult at the time, I never changed my mind and continued cultivation. I was determined to believe in Teacher. I thought Dafa was more important than my life. I would continue to cultivate Dafa.
Gradually, I followed Master in the Fa-rectification. In the past few years of Fa-rectification cultivation, I have often clarified the truth in public. I never conceal my cultivation. If someone asks me whether I still practice Dafa, I boldly speak up, "Yes, Dafa is very good, why not practice?!" Looking back, I have come this far with a determined mind in cultivating Dafa.
Recently, however, I was distracted with pursuing fame and wealth. For example, I hoped that my farm would be better than others' and people would praise my crops. I also wished others would treat me as well as I treated them. For a long time, I did not eliminate this strong attachment.
When I read the article, "Distinguish Oneself" in "Minghui Weekly," I understood that this attachment was not me. This is something from the old forces. I now want to assimilate to the new universe.
I want to boldly and vigorously forge ahead in my cultivation. I will assist Teacher in Fa-rectification. I will not forget my prehistoric vow. I would like to become a worthy Dafa practitioner in the Fa-rectification period. I will rid myself of selfishness and consider others first, leaving not a trace of guilty conscience in the face of Dafa and Teacher.
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