I Used to Be Sickly, Irritable and Abusive...
(Clearwisdom.net) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. Prior to that, I had all kinds of illnesses. For example, I often had sudden attacks of headache and dizziness and would faint. One day when I was seven months pregnant, I fainted while washing clothes by the pond and fell into the water. Luckily, people saved me. I also had hepatitis, gynecological diseases, and stomach problems. When the stomach problem broke out, I wouldn't want to eat for days at a time. I also had athlete's foot, which unfortunately passed to my hands. My hands became swollen and red, painful and itchy, and kept me up all night long. I could not bear the agony and thought about committing suicide almost every night.
I developed a terrible temper because of these health problems. I often verbally abused my husband and cursed my mother-in-law to her face. All of my relatives avoided me.
Dafa Gave Me a Second Life
After I started practicing Falun Dafa, I recovered from all my diseases. My body felt so light, without any illness--it was so amazing. After reading Zhuan Falun, my view about life changed. I came to understand that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the highest Buddha Fa and that, as a disciple, I must conduct myself according to the Fa. Therefore, I made a special trip to see my mother-in-law in the country to beg for her forgiveness.
I changed into a totally different person. I worked around the house day in and day out, always with a smile on my face. My husband and relatives all said, "Falun Dafa is great! Our entire family is saved!" Therefore, despite the evil Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Dafa, which started in July 1999, my husband (a non-practitioner) has supported my cultivation practice and resisted the police harassment.
When the persecution started, I couldn't understand why something this good could be prohibited. Master Li had removed all my diseases without asking for anything from me. I felt I must go to Beijing to appeal for justice for Dafa and Master! The day before I set off to Beijing, my 9-year-old son knelt down in front me and begged me, "Mom, don't go. You will be jailed. I cannot live without you..." But I understood that speaking the truth would be doing a greater good for more people, so I still went.
I went to Beijing twice and was arrested and sent back both times. During the detention, I persevered in practicing the exercises and shouted "Falun Dafa is good!" every time I was done. The policewoman beat me. I told her, "I used to be full of illnesses and almost died. Master Li and Dafa saved me and turned me into a healthy and good person, and they have saved my family. The way the authorities are treating Falun Dafa is wrong!"
Through my constant truth-clarification based on my personal experiences, the policewomen finally understood and told me, "I shouldn't have beaten you. Don't hate me."
September. 25, 2009