Changes I Experienced After Practicing Falun Gong
(Clearwisdom.net) Below I would like to share with everyone the changes that I experienced after I started practicing Falun Gong.
My husband and I live in a suburban area. My family's land was levied, and the fund from the levy was turned over to the collective. I had to borrow several hundred yuan to start a small business processing agricultural products. I have to get up and go to the market early in the morning and I have to do all the work until late at night at the same time as taking care of my two children.
My mother-in-law never helped me because my family had asked for over 1,000 yuan from her for the preparation of the banquet for my wedding and she was very unhappy about this. The second day after my wedding, my mother-in-law singled us out from her family and I was given nothing. When I delivered my baby in the hospital, I had a serious case of anemia and had difficulty getting out of bed. However, my mother-in-law insisted on having me discharged from the hospital right away.
All our neighbors came to visit me and they brought me gifts. However, my mother-in-law, together with my three sisters-in-law came under the pretense of taking care of me, but instead ate for several days in my house, then left, taking with them all the gifts that others had given me. There was only a little bit of rice left and I had no vegetables or cooking oil. Sometimes when my husband went out of town, because I could not get out of bed, I could not even get a sip of water when I was thirsty. All I could do was cry. In a month my body weight dropped from 60 kg to only 35 kg and I was very weak. At the time, I had many illness symptoms, including headache, stomachache, rheumatalgia and myocarditis. When I came down with a cold, it was so serious that I had difficulty breathing. I could not eat cold food and I had to drink hot water even in the hot summer and cover myself with thick cotton-wadded quilts during the evening in June. I took all kinds of medicine, but nothing helped. I suffered pain all the time and I was distressed all day long.
One day in June 1997, my husband brought home a copy of Zhuan Falun. I held up the book and started reading. When I looked at Master's picture in the book, I saw that Master was smiling. I felt that I had seen Master somewhere before and that Master looked very familiar. I also saw that the characters in the book were shining and flashing with gold and silver lights. Later, I told my husband what I had seen. My husband said that I had a predestined relationship with Dafa. I started cultivating Falun Gong right away. I went to the local practice site to join the group practice and Fa study every day.
A week later, there were obvious changes in my physical condition. Two hard lumps under my armpits disappeared. Sometime later, all the illnesses I had before also disappeared. I have come to truly experience freedom from illness and I do not feel tired at all when I carry more than 50 kg of goods to the market riding a bicycle.
Soon my son and daughter also came along with me to the practice site to read the Fa and do the exercises. Their physical condition also changed. My son used to be allergic to eggs, but after he started practicing Falun Gong, his allergy disappeared and his rhinitis also disappeared. My daughter used to have a chronic ear infection and she had difficulty listening to other's talk. This also disappeared after she started practicing Falun Gong. At one time, I saw my doctor and he asked me why I had not gone to see him for such a long time. I told him that I started practicing Falun Gong and all my illnesses were gone. The doctor thought it was really incredible.
Through reading the Fa and practicing the exercises, my xinxing improved. I was moved and awakened to many profound principles of the Fa. I changed many of my notions and let go of my resentment towards my mother-in-law. Every year, our entire family can stay together happily with my mother-in-law to celebrate the Chinese New Year. When there is a conflict in my family, I know how to deal with it according to the principles of the Fa and I no longer talk incessantly to my husband. When running my business, I remember Master's words, "as you should trade fairly and maintain a righteous mind." (Zhuan Falun)
Once, a customer came to my store and said that two days earlier she gave me 50 yuan more than she should have and she wanted the money back. My mind was stirred because my small business could not even earn 50 yuan a day. What should I do? At the moment, I remembered I was a Falun Gong practitioner and Master's words also appeared in my mind,
"Our school of practice directly targets one's mind. The key issue is whether you can take lightly and care less about the issues of individual gain and interpersonal conflicts." (Zhuan Falun)
I then gave her 50 yuan with a peaceful mind and told her that I practice Falun Gong and Master asks us to be good people following Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She accepted the money happily and said, "You are a good person. Thank you." In the market, I conduct myself according to the principles of the Fa when dealing with customers and when dealing with other small business people. Customers like doing business with me and they say that I am a trustworthy person.
I never argue with others. My family paid the money and built the sewer which we share with our neighbor. My neighbors put their dirty shoes and dirty socks on my windowsill to dry under the sun and my neighbors store their trash in front of my door. I just clean them up without any resentment and hatred. My neighbors all like to deal with me, and say that I am a very good person.
At that time, my husband was the group leader. Someone wanted to build a house on the land that belonged to the group. They sent gifts to my family, but I politely refused all the gifts. Before I started practicing Falun Gong, I didn't hesitate to accept gifts. After they finished their construction, I returned money which was twice the amount received and told them that I practice Falun Gong and I strive to be a selfless person. They were all very happy. That year, my husband was selected as the exemplary group leader.
There are many other things that have happened on my path of cultivation which I did not mention above. Many of my relatives and friends, after seeing my physical and mental changes since I started practicing Falun Gong, also started practicing.