Dafa's Extraordinary Wonder Revealed During My Validating the Fa Among Family Members
(Clearwisdom.net) Greetings, Master! Greetings, Fellow Practitioners!
Thank you Master for giving us, Falun Dafa practitioners in China, the opportunity to participate in this written experience sharing conference. I feel so fortunate. Here I want to thank Master for spreading Dafa and saving countless beings, including me and my family members and relatives. Dafa has enlightened me. Dafa has enabled me to continuously get rid of my attachments and let go of my pursuit for fame, money, and sentimentality. Dafa has made me feel that the tribulations I encounter are not tribulations or conflicts. I no longer have worries. I just rationally use the wisdom that Master has given me to solve all the problems I encounter. Here is a part of my experience of validating the Fa among my family members and relatives.
I am blessed to have found Falun Dafa in 1997. On July 7, 2000, I went to Tiananmen Square in Beijing to unfold a banner, and under the protection of Master, I returned home safely. Over this long period of time, I have been able to study the Fa, practice the exercises, and send forth righteous thoughts as normal. This has laid a foundation for my validating the Fa among my family members and relatives.
After the persecution began in July 20, 1999, people were deceived by the lies fabricated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). My husband made the decision to oppose my practicing Falun Gong. He threatened three times to divorce me. He asked if my practicing the exercises could bring us what we need for living expenses (I lost my job because I went to Beijing to validate the Fa). I told him about my illness having been cured due to my practicing Falun Gong. He then said, "If you have an illness, you should go to a hospital for treatment. You are now on the blacklist, and you still play the Falun Gong exercise music while practicing the exercises. How could you win over the CCP? I think you do not want to live anymore. You just practice the exercises. I think you do not want this family anymore." He was influenced by the CCP's propaganda, which said that Falun Gong had made a lot of money by selling Dafa materials.
Seeing him behave like this, my tears started flowing. For those precious Dafa materials, no one could buy them now. How could he behave this way? Before July 20, 1999, even though he had not practiced the exercises, he had read Dafa books and had been very supportive of me. After going back to his hometown, he even told the people there about the wonderfulness of Falun Gong. As a result, his aunts, his brother's wife and his nephew's wife all started Dafa cultivation. Now he went against his own conscience and said such bad things about such a good cultivation practice. It felt really painful. I felt angry that he was so foolish and could not tell the difference between right and wrong. He was deceived by the CCP's lies.
The angrier I became, the more I thought about those tangible things that ordinary people pursue: I had lost my job. My tenure of over twenty years was of no use anymore. I needed to stay at home from now on, and I would be looked down upon by others. I had no income and I would be controlled by my husband. What should I do? Asking myself this question woke me up. I had Master and Dafa with me! I suddenly came to realize that a cultivator should not feel angry or shed tears, which is an ordinary person's state. I needed to think rationally. I needed to validate Falun Dafa as a righteous way of cultivation for saving people. I needed to help my husband change his mind and let him see that it was not the case that I did not want to be a part of the family. I really wanted to take good care of our home.
After realizing this point, I started to calm down and study the Fa. I began to practice the exercises without using the exercise music. I also extended the period of holding the law wheel and of sitting mediation. Without an income, I would then find a job and solve the issue. I thought that Master would not let his disciple have nothing to eat. While I was thinking of doing something about it, the telephone rang. A friend called and told me that he had a small shop and he could not continue the business and asked if I could help him sell it. I then thought that it was Master who was helping me. I immediately told him that I would like to take it over. However, my husband opposed it. He reprimanded me, saying, "You clearly know people can make no money with this shop. Is there something wrong with you? Are you a fool?" At that time, I had nothing to say and I just had the heart of wanting to validate the Fa. I then said to my husband, "I will use five thousand 'yuan' on this business; haven't I been frugal over the years?"
In this way, I started to manage the small shop and followed Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I continued to employ the girl who had worked there. I clarified the truth to her, and told her that while we practice Falun Gong, we mainly cultivate our minds. I told her that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the characteristic of the universe. I also required myself to do well in how I treated her and the customers. I did not sell fake goods, always greeted people with a smile, and did not give customers a hard time. The girl read the Dafa books, and she followed my way of doing business. In this way, the business became better and better. She is now convinced that Falun Dafa is a righteous way of cultivation.
During that period of time, the 610 Office personnel came to the shop to give me trouble. This made my co-worker realize the CCP used lies to slander Falun Gong and it persecuted good people. When the 610 Office personnel asked her about me she did not cooperate, and she also told them that they were persecuting good people. She supported me in my effort to openly study the Fa, practice the exercises, and clarify the truth to customers in the shop.
The 610 Office personnel not only went to my shop to make trouble for me, but also came to my home to ask me to write a guarantee statement to not practice Falun Gong. I did not give in. After the number of personnel coming around increased, my husband started to get upset. He said he would write it for me. The 610 Officers wanted me to sign it. I, of course, did not sign it. I did not talk to them either. I kept sending forth righteous thoughts. They eventually left without getting my signature. My husband, again, started to scold me, saying, "What is the big deal? You do not even want to sign your name. They may still come later. I will not help you even if they take you to prison." I said, "You need to help me. A husband's responsibility is to protect his wife and children. You know clearly that I have done nothing wrong. You should stand by me and protect me."
Before long, nine officials from the 610 Office came to my home. As my home was not big enough to hold them all, two of them stood by the door. I did not talk to them. I kept reciting the formula for sending forth righteous thoughts, "fa zheng qian kun, xie e quan mie." ("The Fa Rectifies The Cosmos, The Evil Is Completely Eliminated") My husband appeared very stern and dignified. He said to them, "You have kept coming to my home to make trouble. What crime has my wife committed? If she had committed a crime, you could take her to prison and even for execution. As she has committed no crime, coming to my home to make trouble is wrong. You are violating the law while supposedly enforcing it. It is you who are disturbing social stability and security." The officials said, "The upper management wants us to do this. We need to finish the assignment and we have no choice." After that, they left. Ever since then, under the protection of Master, and because of my sending forth righteous thoughts, the 610 Officers no longer come to make trouble for me.
Seeing me spending more time sending forth righteous thoughts, my husband started to scold me again. He said that in the past I had only practiced the exercises at fixed times, but now I practiced all the time, and that if I continued this way, no one knows how I would end up. I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil elements that were controlling him. I then told him that I was not practicing the exercises, and I was sending forth righteous thoughts. The officials were not coming to interfere because I was sending forth righteous thoughts. I wanted to help him understand the power of Dafa.
During my cultivation, and through my continuing Fa study, my xinxing has kept improving. Because of this, the extraordinariness of Dafa has also manifested. However, my husband said that my changes were a coincidence and that I took cultivation as my work. I thought that I should find a person whom he trusts and whose words would convince him. I then remembered his aunt.
His aunt lives in the countryside and has seven children. Due to long-term laborious work, she and her husband had developed various illnesses. I gave them Dafa amulets and told them that reciting "Falun Dafa is good" could protect them and prevent disasters. His aunt believed very much what I told her.
When my husband and I went to his aunt's home for the second time, they were very happy and started to talk about the extraordinary events that had taken place in their home. His aunt's husband had a stomach illness and had surgery. He had a cough for three years, which made him suffer badly; sometimes he had even vomited while coughing. He had been as thin as a skeleton. After wearing the Dafa amulet, although he still coughed a little, his face became rosy and he was energetic. Every day, he goes to a small eatery to have breakfast and chat with people. All of them have said that his illness is gone. Even the doctor who had treated him said that he was better than before, even though he had not come for treatment.
His aunt also told a story about her sons. Her fifth, sixth, and seventh sons went to Foshan City in Guangdong Province to do business. One evening, right after they came out of the shop and were about to go home, her sixth son was stabbed with a knife. The criminals robbed others of their cell phones, cash, and jewelry, but no criminal touched her seventh son, who just stood there. After her fifth son returned home, he said to his mother, "Why was my brother so lucky? His gold chain was the thickest (because he was the boss). His cell phone was the best and he carried more cash than the others. It seemed that those criminals had not seen him." My husband's aunt answered, "Your cousin's wife had given him a Dafa amulet, which protected him."
Her seventh son had visited my home with his wife and twin sons. I clarified the truth to them and gave the couple some Dafa amulets. The four of them had also withdrawn from the CCP and its related organizations. The seventh son's wife also borrowed a copy of "Zhuan Falun" and a VCD of Master teaching the Falun Gong exercises. She said she wanted to practice the exercises. Because of this, they were blessed. After my husband's aunt described what had happened, her sons and daughters, her sons' wives, and her grand-children, a total of thirty-one of them, agreed to withdraw from the CCP and its related organizations.
After we left his aunt's home, my husband said, "Dafa amulets are so wonderful. How come you have not given one to my dad?" I asked him, "Do you believe?" He did not respond. After we returned home, he took out a Dafa amulet and put it on. He also took several more for his friends. My husband had changed. Now he no longer tries to stop me from participating in group Fa study or making Dafa materials. When he went back to his hometown, he even helped me bring Dafa materials to the practitioners there.
I have practiced Falun Gong for nine years, and during those nine years, my child has not become sick. However, my brother had lung and heart diseases. The doctor said that the medicine he had been taking would become ineffective in three months. I did not feel bad after hearing this; instead, I tried to lead my brother into the door of Dafa cultivation. My brother now says, "Sister, it is just like what you have told me. Master has given me a good heart. My lung disease is also gone."
As the Fa-rectification pushes forward, I just do the things of truth clarification. It is Master, however, who leads me and actually does the work. I have seen more and more examples that reflect Dafa's extraordinariness. All those who know me have learned that Falun Dafa is good. They have also witnessed many Dafa miracles, and they even personally experienced some of the miracles. It is impossible for me to use human words to describe Master's mighty virtue and Dafa's extraordinariness.
Now I do not have any feeling of suffering. It is as if I were living in a world of happiness. When I prepare Dafa materials, everything happens the way I want it to happen. The good news of my dear ones' attaining the Fa and benefiting from reciting "Falun Dafa is good" in their minds, and the withdrawal from the CCP and its related organizations by my family members, relatives, and friends have made me happy. I am grateful to Master for his salvation, which has made me free of the "sufferings" that ordinary people have in human society.
This sharing only covers a part of my cultivation experience. On my path of cultivation, Master has helped me every step of the way. I will continue to do the three things well and let more people know the truth and benefit from Dafa. Thank you!
(From the Third Internet Experience Sharing Conference for Practitioners in China)