The Whole Family Practices Falun Gong (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) At the practice site in Longan Park in Taoyuan City, Taiwan, one can often find the four members of Mr. Lin's family. The following is the story of their cultivation.
All four members of Mr. Lin Xinyan's family are Falun Gong practitioners. On the right hand side is Mr. Lin, next to him is Gao Meiyun (wife) and their sons Lin Yuqi and Lin Yutang
Ms. Gao: The Awakening of My Sleeping Mind
Ms. Gao Meiyun has been practicing Falun Gong for more than five years. During this period she felt many physical changes taking place. Before taking up the practice, Ms. Gao's physical condition was not good. She did not sleep well and was depressed. She often felt drowsy during the day and kept losing weight. It seemed that she had no energy and was behind on everything. After she started doing cultivation, she felt her spirit awakening.
Since she was a young child, Meiyun was praised as a good child by her family and teachers. Gradually, she developed a mindset that she was right in everything. This caused tension in her family life, both for her husband and for her children. However, after she started practicing Falun Gong, she suddenly realized why she was often unable to smile. She recalled that she often felt unhappy while she was in middle school and she frequently had the odd sensation that her body was being restricted, but she could not explain why she had that feeling. After she started practicing Falun Gong, she came to understand that this "casing" around her body was the karma that she had accumulated in her past lives, as well as the notions that she had developed since childhood.
After becoming a practitioner, her deepest feeling is that one is not necessarily good when everyday people say that she is good. After she started cultivation and adhering to the principles of Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance, she realized that some of the things that she had done before were not good when measured by the standards of the Fa. Now she has changed from the way that she was before.
After She Compassionately Explained the Truth, Police Withdrew from the CCP
When Meiyun heard that the Communist Party was harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, she was shocked. At first she was afraid, and the facts seemed too overwhelming to accept. She had a righteous thought that she had to do something to stop this atrocity. Upon realizing this, she had a feeling that a layer of the shell was broken off of her body and she seemed to suddenly understand many things. After she joined group Fa study, she had been clarifying the truth over the phone. She often talked sincerely to the police. At the beginning, their response was quite aggressive, but her compassion often moved the other party and several of them withdrew from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Once, as she was clarifying the truth to a policeman on the phone, he told her, "I already know what you're talking about." When he learned that the phone call was from Taiwan, the policeman said, "Aren't you afraid that I may send someone to arrest you? Aren't you afraid that I'll record your phone call as evidence?" Meiyun calmly replied, "No problem. The more people you can find to listen, the better. You can record my phone call and have other people listen to it. If you can do that, then you are doing a good thing." Later the policeman said that he did not understand why the higher authorities wanted to arrest Falun Gong practitioners who cultivate themselves to be kind people. In the end, he also withdrew from the CCP
Mr. Lin: The True Start of the Spring of My Life
Mr. Lin Xinyan started practicing Falun Gong last year. He said that Falun Gong broadened his understanding and corrected his point of view about human morals, and he also said that it seemed the Spring of his life truly began at that point. He often reads Master's lectures, and he carries a copy of Zhuan Falun with him at all times. Through studying the Fa, he has found that the principles of Falun Gong can awaken many people and allow people to understand things based on the Fa.
Mr. Lin is a businessman. Before practicing Falun Gong, when he encountered a situation whereby the other party would not follow their contractual agreement, he would insist on pursuing a lawsuit. After he started practicing Falun Gong, he found that even if he won the lawsuit, he might not really win. He said, "After learning the Fa, one will change his way of dealing with things." For example, he would often drink and smoke when meeting with people, now he no longer drinks alcohol and he has quit smoking, and the process of quitting was not difficult at all, to his surprise.
Absorbed in the Fa, One Achieves Expanded Mental Capacity and Enhanced Wisdom
After starting to practice Falun Gong, Mr. Lin's lifestyle has become much simpler. He said that to be able to read the Fa is the happiest thing for him. He thought that it would be great if he could have started practicing Falun Gong years ago, then he wouldn't have done so many ridiculous things and he would have had more time to cultivate. Therefore, he often recommends to his friends that they read Zhuan Falun and benefit just like him.
Mr. Lin often takes time to help fellow practitioners fix their computers used for truth clarification. The day before this interview, he went to help a fellow practitioner to repair a computer. When he returned home, it was already 2 a.m., and it was 3 a.m. after he finished the sitting meditation. He then slept for two or three hours before he got up again to join the morning group exercise practice. Mr. Lin does not feel that this is difficult at all and he said that if all lives came here for the Fa, then everything is great because practicing Falun Gong enlarges the capacity of practitioners' minds and increases their capabilities.
Furthermore, he noticed that since his two sons started practicing Falun Gong, they have become more self-disciplined, and this is very reassuring to him as their father. He now worries a lot less about them.
Two Brothers: Studying with More Focused Minds and Better Relationships with Others
Lin Yutang is currently a junior in high school. Encouraged by his mother, he started learning Falun Gong, and he feels more energetic after he began practicing. Before, when he was reading, his mind would easily wander or he would become drowsy. After he started practicing Falun Gong, he is much more focused. Furthermore, after studying the Fa, he follows the principle of Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance. He is able to deal with difficulties with an optimistic attitude, and his personality has opened up.
Lin Yuqi is in the second year of middle school. He started practicing Falun Gong when he was in the 5th or 6th grade in elementary school. His mother says that his biggest change was that he stopped fighting and quarreling with other kids. Lin Yuqi says that after he started practicing Falun Gong, he is less likely to quarrel with classmates because whenever a conflict came up, the principles of Falun Gong would flash into his mind, and he would then view the situation from an cultivator's perspective.