Tremendously Fortunate to Be a Dafa Disciple
(Clearwisdom.net) I began practicing Falun Dafa on April 18, 1998. Having cultivated for the past 12 years, I can't express enough my gratitude to Teacher Li Hongzhi. I would like to share some of my experiences.
Gaining a Healthy Body
As a child, I suffered from anemia and was physically weak, sallow and thin. As a result, I was always sick and couldn't attend school. My parents were so worried about my health that they spent several thousand yuan a year and even hired a witch doctor to try to treat me. However, the more treatments I got, the worse I became.
I developed more illnesses as I got older. Not long after I started my job, I suffered from a heart disease, a cervical vertebra disorder, and had a tumor in my thyroid. I tried many health treatments and spiritual practices, but to no avail. I was so desperate that I even thought of committing suicide to end my misery.
One day at the age of 40 years old, I saw people doing the Falun Gong exercises by the road and decided to join them several days later. After doing the exercises on the third day, my body felt light and I could walk easily without feeling tired. I also felt very comfortable and didn't have any pain in my body.
Several days later, a practitioner brought me Zhuan Falun to read. From then on, I became a Falun Dafa practitioner.
Dafa Teaches Me How to Be a Good Teacher
I came to understand that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the sole criterion to judge good people from bad ones after reading Zhuan Falun twice.
The power of compassion can change a negative atmosphere in a classroom to a positive one. At that time, one of my students was repeating the same class for the fourth time. The other students would call him "Big Dummy" because he could only recognize a few Chinese characters and didn't know how to do addition and subtraction beyond single digits. He often got into fights with his classmates. Teacher said practitioners should look inward if they are bothered with an issue. At noon one day, I asked myself what I was doing wrong after the student had another scuffle with his classmates. I suddenly realized my mistake--I also thought he wasn't bright and would comment on it. I then told all the students in the class, "It was my mistake to say that he wasn't smart. It is because of our predestined relationship that we're learning things together here. He doesn't want to be like this and his parents hope that he will be like you kids. He had a younger sister who was killed in a car accident when she was only 7 years old. Can you imagine how sad his parents have been? We should care for him more. After I said this, it became very quiet in the classroom. Then suddenly, the students raised their hands one after another and said, "It was because I called him big dummy first that he hit me." Since then, the students have bonded together and are friendlier towards each other.
Dafa Gives Me a Happy Family
Before I practiced Falun Gong, I always regretted getting married to my husband and wanted a divorce. He was uneducated, talked rudely to people, smoked, drank and played mahjong. He lost his job in 1995 and borrowed money to start a business, but failed. As a result, he owed people more than 160,000 yuan. He didn't do anything for over two years except play mahjong. I was the only one supporting the family while our son was going to a middle technical school. Our family's financial debt caused me to be so depressed that I always thought of dying. One time in my yard, I got on my knees and yelled to the sky, "Why is my life so unfortunate!?!"
On the day that I obtained Dafa books, I went to a practitioner's home to watch one of Teacher's lectures in Jinan. Although I only watched the lecture for less than two hours, Teacher's Fa had changed my outlook on life, enabling me to understand about predestined relationships between husband and wife, the suffering of humans and having a better life is based on accumulating virtue. I was partially responsible for my family's past misfortunes. I thus got rid of the idea of divorce and feel more compassion towards my husband and son.
Since then, whenever I come across a problem, I look inward. This brought positive changes to my family environment. I also asked my mother-in-law to come to live with us. Within a few months, my husband, my mother-in-law, and my son also began to practice Falun Dafa. My husband got rid of his bad habits, we sold our house and cleared our the debt. Every day my husband, my mother-in-law, and I do the Falun Gong exercises, study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts, and clarify the truth together. For 12 years, we've been firmly walking on the path of Dafa cultivation with Teacher's compassionate protection.
When it comes to meeting the requirements of the Fa though, I still have a long way to go. Still, Teacher has not left me behind. I am unable to express my heartfelt gratitude. The only way I can repay Teacher is to save more sentient beings.
July 26, 2010