Validating the Greatness of Falun Dafa on My Cultivation Path
(Clearwisdom.net) When I graduated from high school, I failed the college entrance exam and became very depressed. That year, the provincial government recruited township officials from the public. I received a high ranking in both the paper exams and the interviews. However, when the final selection was announced, I wasn't on the list. Later, I learned that the godson of the deputy mayor took my place. This person only scored an average of four points on the academic exams (out of 100 possible points), and he was a local ruffian. After that I was even more depressed, and I felt like I had seen through everything, which can make one even more hopeless. Later, after I did find a job, I further experienced competition and deception among people in society. After I got married, I had a lot of illnesses that made me feel sick, but I wasn't able to identify what kind of disease it was. My husband was doing business, and he spent all his savings on my illnesses; however, I still wasn't cured. Meanwhile, I became more and more irritable. I couldn't sleep at night, and I got weaker and weaker. I always complained about how unfair life was.
I Fortunately Obtained the Fa, and Master Purified My Body
In the winter of 1995, I went back home to celebrate the Chinese New Year with my family. My mother-in-law had an aunt who introduced Dafa to her and invited us to go to her house. The aunt and her daughter told us that the practice is called Falun Gong, that it teaches people to cultivate one's spirit and be a good person, and that it has very significant and miraculous effects that make one healthy and fit. The aunt also told us that she used to have advanced bone cancer, and that she recovered in just a few days after she started the practice. What she said fascinated me, and I didn't even want to go back home. Several days later, we watched the videos of Master teaching the Fa in Jinan, and we bought the precious book Zhuan Falun. After I finished reading this book, I was deeply impressed by the infinitely profound Fa principles. I totally understood what the purpose of being human is and many other questions that I previously wasn't able to answer. I felt every cell inside my body was full of joy, and I was determined to start cultivation.
When I was learning the second set of exercises, I suddenly felt extreme pain in my abdomen. I knew Master was eliminating the karma for me, so I wasn't afraid, and I went to the restroom and excreted a lot of pus. After that, there wasn't any more pain. After a period of time, one night I suddenly began to throw up and went to the restroom very often. But when I got up in the morning, everything was just fine and I went to work as usual. After that, every now and then, Master eliminated karma for me. After about two months, my skin disease, insomnia, mastitis, and the nameless uncomfortable feeling in my stomach all magically disappeared. Since then, I have looked very healthy and have not needed any medicine. Moreover, my temper became more and more mild. My family members all witnessed the magic and wonderfulness of Dafa. About a dozen people obtained the Fa and started cultivating as result of seeing the changes in me.
Master requires that we "not fight back when being punched or insulted", and
"You should always be benevolent and kind to others, and consider others when doing anything. Whenever you encounter a problem, you should first consider whether others can put up with this matter or if it will hurt anyone. In doing so, there will not be any problems. Therefore, in cultivation practice you should follow a higher and higher standard for yourself." ("Lecture Four" in Zhuan Falun, 2000 translation version)
I often remembered this paragraph and treated other people as required by Master and strove to do everything well.
At work, the company doesn't keep records for materials with a high turnover rate, and anyone can help themselves to those things in an unlimited fashion. For example, there was a telephone in the office, and many of my coworkers used it to make phone calls either related to work or for their personal issues, which saved them money on their personal phone bills. For me, after I started the practice, I began to discipline myself very strictly, and I never took anything home, nor did I use them for personal purposes.
At work, I did everything I was assigned to do. There was one time when one of my coworkers became sick and had to stay in the hospital. My boss was worried that we didn't have enough people to finish all the work. So he asked me to take over some of my coworker's tasks. Both of our jobs were complicated and unyielding. However, after seeing that my boss was so worried, I said "I can take over all the work." But unexpectedly, that person didn't return to work for four months, and I worked hard for more than 100 days without making any mistakes. Then my boss promised me, with regret, that as soon as the coworker returned to work, I could take several days off.
After just the fourth day of my break, my employer sent a car to pick me up. As soon as I arrived at the workplace, my boss lowered the window of his car and scolded me very harshly; he even threatened to fire me. Usually he had a high opinion of me because I was experienced and skilled at my job, but this time I didn't know what I did to have irritated him. I remembered Master's words and maintained my xinxing. I didn't argue with him. After he finished, I walked over to him with a smile on my face, "Don't be so angry, it's not good for your health. What is wrong with me? If I have made any mistakes, please point it out to me, and I will definitely correct it." He didn't say anything and drove his car away. Thanks to Master's teaching of "do not fight back when being punched or insulted", I could face this situation calmly and openly. If my boss had treated me like this before I started cultivation, I would have argued with him. A few days later, we had a staff meeting. My boss commended me at the meeting, and since then, he has been kind to me. Sometimes he would even ask me about the practice. I validated the Fa with my behavior, and my boss gained a brand new understanding of Dafa.
Clarifying the Truth
After July 20, 1999, in order to tell sentient beings the truth about Falun Gong and about the slander against Dafa and Master, practitioners have constantly exposed the evil and clarified the truth using many means. In 2001, two Dafa disciples were beaten to death in our city, and the third practitioner was hurt very badly. At that time, we had several copies of informational materials to expose the persecution, but we didn't have any copying equipment; so everyone was very worried. The communist regime officials monitored those that provided printing services to keep them from printing or copying any materials for Falun Gong. Thus some printers dared not to do so even if we offered them a high price. In order to expose the evil persecution and inform sentient beings about the truth, I took out 9,000 yuan from the money I saved to buy a house and contributed it to the materials production site. A senior practitioner asked many people around for help, and some people finally made more 1,000 copies for us, on which we spent more than 3000 yuan.
Some of the methods that practitioners have used for truth-clarification included: sending short group messages, burning VCDs, printing colorful materials, and clarifying the truth using voice messages. If we didn't have banners or posters that were ready to use, we made them ourselves. We wrote the characters "Falun Dafa is good" on the plastic bags that people used to water the crops. (We later printed the characters using a computer). We had two sizes. We used the larger on telegraph poles, and used the smaller size on paper posters. We prepared all the materials in our spare time and rode motorcycles to the countryside to post the messages or to hand out other truth-clarification materials. Sometimes we went to several villages and small towns in one night.
Suffering from the Persecution
After July 20, 1999 I was abruptly seized and taken to a brainwashing center, and the local 610 Office forced my employer to stop paying me and suspend me from work. My husband was also fired because he didn't give up practicing Dafa.
Both of us have been illegally arrested four times. Our home was ransacked three times, and they took all our valuable things, such as cash, certificate of savings, cell phones, and watches. I was also sentenced to a forced labor camp twice, but because I was protected by revered Master, they didn't succeed.
In 2005, police officers plotted to abduct us again. The police officers followed our child to school and back home and even when he went to his classmate's house to do homework. Because of too much pressure and fear, our child had to drop out of school and become homeless along with us. At the Chinese New Year, we went back home to visit our parents, but we were trapped by the police officers. They sent out more than twenty officers to seize us, and they forced handcuffs on us and pushed us into their car. Because our child refused to cooperate, he was beaten by an officer so hard that he was knocked several steps backwards and almost fell. He ran after the car and waved his little hand against the glass window, crying out sadly "I want my parents back! I want my parents back!" A police officer who still had his conscience said to our son "Go back home. Don't cry; your parents will come back very soon."
This time, I was beaten till unconscious. My husband was stripped, and his head was covered. His feet were tied together, and his hands were handcuffed behind his back. He lay on the concrete floor, and three police officers shocked him with electric batons at his throat, nipples, baihui point (acupuncture point located at the crown of one's head), and the tip of his penis. They also beat him with a belt and burned him with cigarettes. They tortured him the whole night. It was horrible and miserable. His throat was burned dark, and his head was swollen and deformed.
Dissolving Others' Hatred with Compassion
Before July 20, 1999, because my husband and I became healthy and optimistic, our family members and friends all supported our practicing Falun Gong. But after the communist regime started their persecution, many of them were deceived by the slander. And because we were abducted and persecuted several times, they began to hate Dafa and me. They thought that I influenced my husband to study Dafa. Each time after we were persecuted, my mother-in-law either blamed me or kept me out of her door. She was deceived by those lies. Because she cared a lot about her son, my husband, she had a really bad attitude towards me. However, regardless of how she treated me, I went often to visit her and took care of her unconditionally. Finally my compassion and filial piety moved her. She was no longer against Dafa.
My elder sister-in-law was similar to my mother-in-law. Every time after we were persecuted, she began to treat us very rudely and unreasonably. In 2006, after we were released, she suggested they ground my husband at his eldest sister's house and not allow him to go back home to see me. I was worried about my husband's health. I looked for him for a month, but no one in the family would tell me where he was. And it turned out that they were forcing him to divorce me. His elder sister called my family and blamed me so harshly that my brother even cried.
Regardless of how my in-laws treated me, I treated everyone according to the standard of a practitioner. I just wished to dissolve their misunderstanding towards Dafa with my heart and my good deeds. Regardless of who needed help, I actively helped them. I visited them every holiday. Especially my elder sister, I helped her to move things twice when she moved, and I also helped a lot with her son's wedding. People all witnessed the compassion of Dafa disciples, and many people apologized to me and my husband. Before the Chinese New Year, I went to visit the elder sister, and her husband said to me "You are such a good person, and you also respect and take care of the older generations. I was talking to your sister this morning about how nice you are. You are wonderful." I said "Master taught me to be a good person. All the Falun Gong practitioners are like this." The elder brother-in-law, who used to pressure my husband to divorce me, has now totally changed his attitude. Once he even said to me in front of the whole family "Falun Dafa is so good!" They all see the compassion of Dafa disciples. Now we get along with each other very well. Moreover, I helped my in-laws quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations.
The Magic of Dafa
Within more than ten years of practicing Dafa, our family has experienced the magic of Dafa numerous times.
One evening in April 2007, I was riding a bicycle in a storm, and I was hit by a speeding truck and knocked more than 20 meters away. The front window of the truck was broken into pieces. And my face was very bloody and disfigured. At the emergency room, except for my husband, no one dared to come in and take a look at me. It was too horrible: my forehead was swollen; my face and lips were bloody; my gums were loosened with six of my teeth almost having fallen out; I broke two of my ribs; and my ankle bone was fractured and dislocated. Although I couldn't move, I didn't feel hurt at all. At night, I felt that the Falun was rotating in my chest and my abdomen, and it was really comfortable. Later, I felt a big hand gently pushing my ribs outwards. I knew Master was adjusting my body. I could sit up immediately. In the morning, all my teeth had gone back into place. When the doctor came in and saw me sitting there, he asked in surprise "How did you sit up? You should lie down in the bed." I told him "It doesn't hurt anymore. I just sat up." The doctor didn't understand, and he took out my X-ray film. He also showed it to another doctor "You see, her fifth and seventh ribs were broken. How strange it is [for her to be able to sit up]." Then the attending doctor thought there was something wrong with my cerebellum, and he asked people to inject me with some medicine. I said "Don't give me an injection. There isn't anything wrong with my brain." The doctor said "Who is the doctor here?" I laughed "Whose head is it here?" Then they all believed that there was nothing wrong with me.
There was a fifty-year-old man and a seventeen-year-old girl staying in the same ward. Both of their fingers were cut by a machine. They were amazed by how fast I recovered. I told them that I am a Dafa disciple, and Master saved me. I also clarified the truth to them and asked them to remember "Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." The man believed me and quit the CCP. After surgery, he told me "It worked! I was reciting 'Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.' on the operating table. They didn't use any anesthetic, but it wasn't painful. The doctor told me that the surgery was very successful, all of my four fingers were connected." The young girl didn't believe what I said. She had the surgery twice, and there were still two fingers that hadn't been attached. The surgeon felt it was really bizarre because the young girl was hurt later than the man, and she was much younger; so she should have a higher success rate. The man experienced the magic of Dafa in person, and he was really happy about it. When his children came to see him, he also asked me to clarify the truth to his children.
After I stayed in the hospital for two days, I asked to leave. The doctor disagreed with me, and they wanted to perform surgery on my ankle. They said if it's not connected correctly, I may become crippled. However, I firmly believed that if I went back home to study the Fa and do the exercises, I would recover much faster. It so happened that two practitioners drove a car to visit me that day, and they took me back home. After I got back home, I studied the Fa extensively. When I first started to do the exercises, I could only stand on one leg. But within fifteen days, my face recovered to normal without any scars. And my ankle recovered to normal after twenty-six days. I went to visit my family after a month, and all my brothers and sister-in-laws couldn't believe their eyes. They thought my face would be disfigured and that I may become permanently crippled. This time, Dafa demonstrated its magic to them again.
As soon as I recovered, my husband went with another practitioner to visit the boss of the driver and told him that I was fine. He also said that because we are Falun Gong practitioners we wouldn't charge them any money for the accident. After they clarified the truth, they helped him to quit the CCP. They also told the boss to ask the driver to take the car back and not delay his work. This was totally unexpected for the boss, and he was deeply touched.
These and other tribulations enhanced my belief in Dafa, I hope everyone can learn the truth about Dafa.