Falun Dafa Has Brought Our Family So Much Joy
(Clearwisdom.net) I began to practice Falun Gong on March 7, 1997. Prior to the practice, my health and family situation were a mess. When I look back at my cultivation path, I find it quite difficult to find the words to describe the last 12 years.
I traveled to Beijing when the persecution began on July 20, 1999. I knew that Teacher is benevolent and Dafa is good, so I wanted to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. After I came home, late one night, the police knocked on our door and scared my husband and son. They wanted me write a guarantee statement. I asked them, "What do you want me to guarantee? Do you want me to guarantee to be a bad person and stop being a good person? Do you want me to guarantee that I will quit the practice and continue to take medication? Do you want me to guarantee that I will argue with my husband and cause discord in my family? My practice does not harm anyone, so why don't you allow me to practice, and why don't you allow me to be a good person?" They said that I was being argumentative and wanted to arrest me.
At the time, I did not know anything about righteous thoughts, but I replied: "Why should I follow you? I'm going to follow the cultivation path that Teacher arranged for me. Teacher gave me such a healthy body, so why shouldn't I practice? I was a sick person before the practice. My illnesses are all gone even though I have not met Teacher in person. People say that today's medicine is very advanced, but it was not able to cure my illnesses. I really don't understand, why is the government persecuting good people? If I were your relative and had regained my health because of the practice, would you stop me from practicing Falun Gong? Can you say that Dafa is not good?" I talked to them about Falun Gong for more than two hours. When they left, they agreed that Dafa is good and told me to continue to practice. One of the policeman even cried.
Later I opened a retail store. I clarify the truth to anyone who comes to shop at my store, whether they are policemen, reporters, teachers, department heads, students, etc. It does not matter what their profession is. Anyone who knows me knows that I practice Falun Gong. For many years, the employees from the county public security bureau have been shopping at my store. They have set up a shopping account at my store, because they think that Falun Gong practitioners are trustworthy, the quality of the goods are guaranteed, and we have good attitudes.
At the end of 2004, the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, and we began to persuade people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. This was much harder than telling the truth about Falun Gong, and I did not know how to do it.
We sold a lot of CCP items at my store, such as Chinese flags and CCP organization flags and insignias. My family members did not practice Falun Gong, so I asked for Teacher's help to persuade my husband to stop selling those things. Since my husband was very supportive of my practice, he agreed with me. We destroyed items worth thousands of yuan so that they would not poison Chinese people's minds. Although we lost a lot of money by destroying those goods, our business continues to thrive. My family of four can hardly keep up when the store is busy.
My husband and son are also very supportive of my persuading people to quit the CCP. My husband was a bureau chief before, but he did not like the way the CCP did things, full of lies and mockery. He was the first person in my family to quit the Party, and he urged my son to do the same. In order to protect our safety, my husband told us not to distribute pamphlets at the store. He said it was safer to talk about it. That way, nobody could do anything about it. My son still handed out fliers when my husband was not watching. He also helped me produce materials, wrote Falun Dafa signs in the evenings, and posted them with me.
One time, my son did something that really touched me. He was helping at the store, and after the shoppers left, he told me: "There was a lady who came to our shop today, and she brought her child, an elementary school student. I saw the mother secretly put a hairbrush into her pocket. I did not want the child to think any less of her mother, but I also did not want her to imitate the poor behavior, so I did not say anything and let them go."
In today's society in China, my son can still be considerate and understanding of others' situations. I think that my cultivation in Dafa changed him. Although he does not practice Falun Gong, the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance manifest in the way he conducts himself. Falun Dafa is truly beneficial to the people and the nation. It is like "The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities." (Zhuan Falun)
Dafa has brought boundless happiness and joy to our family!
At first, I was afraid to urge people to quit the CCP, because I did not want them to think that I was getting involved in politics. But as Dafa practitioners, we have the mission and the duty to save sentient beings, so we must persuade people to quit the Party. The first person I talked to was a member of the Youth League, and I was glad that he quit right away. With Teacher's help, I began to talk to people without much problem. They were mostly students and teachers, some of them were school principles and employees of the education department, and most of them have quit.
Around 2006, someone hung the CCP flag from the building next to my store. I sent righteous thoughts and asked Teacher to help. The flag was gone the next day. I was very happy about it, and the bad elements took advantage of the loophole. Subsequently, I sprained a small bone on my left foot, but it healed in seven days, and I did not have to take a day off.
My son got married at the end of 2007. I clarified the truth to my daughter-in-law. She did not want to upset me, so she agreed to quit the Youth League. My son and his wife live with me. After seeing that I always put others first, my daughter-in-law sincerely said: "I made a big mistake. I was not a member of the Youth League, I joined the CCP when I attended college. Please help me withdraw from the CCP with a pen name!" Now she talks to her coworkers and former classmates regarding the truth about Falun Dafa.
Presently, I still have quite a few human attachments that I have not yet let got of. I will fulfill my responsibilities and my prehistoric vow and walk diligently on the final path arranged by Teacher.