Falun Dafa Changed Me
(Clearwisdom.net) I decided to start practicing Falun Dafa on February 21, 2004. With Teacher's protection I have been walking steadily on the path of cultivation in Dafa through to today.
I Became Healthy
After practicing for just one month, my illnesses disappeared. The constipation that I had suffered from for years was cured and the uterine fibroids which were detected three months before disappeared. The Meniere's syndrome stopped, eight kidney stones vanished, and my severe anemia stopped.
Every night I did the exercises until 10:50 p.m., and then I sent forth righteous thoughts. Afterwards, I went to bed. At that time, my mind was very simple. I wanted more people to learn Dafa and benefit from it. I therefore took advantage of my job and clarified the truth about Falun Dafa four times in meetings, and I strived to be a good person by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
I remembered that when I was clarifying the truth during one of our work meetings, one person said, "Could you talk more slowly? I have not written everything down." The atmosphere in the meeting was very quiet and harmonious. Everyone was busy taking notes, afraid of missing something. After the meeting, a teacher in our school came to me and said, "I was afraid to go to the restroom. I was afraid that I'd miss something." Sentient beings' knowing sides are anxiously waiting to be saved. I enlightened that Teacher will help us if we have the heart to do it. I now better understand the principle, "Cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the master." (Zhuan Falun)
My Mind Is Clear
I had a hot temper before I started practicing Falun Gong. Every decision at home needed to be made by me. At the office, especially in my department, I thought that people should follow my direction. Over time I developed a condescending attitude toward others and always directed other people to do things, without ever doing them myself.
Every time I studied Teacher's Fa, I felt that Teacher was pointing out the problems of others. I didn't realize that I needed to cultivate myself and didn't know how to look inward. Maybe Teacher noticed that this situation needed to be changed. One time, practitioner A asked me to go to a place to pick up Teacher's new articles and truth clarification materials. I went there but did not find practitioner A. I called her, but she said that she went to another place. So I went to that place to wait for her, but did not find her. The weather was hot and I was very sweaty. I was not happy and called her. On the phone she was angry and said, "What is going on with you? I went to two places to wait for you, but you weren't there." I unhappily replied, "I went there too, but did not see you either. How about we meet half way?" "No. I don't want to go out any more," she replied. I said, "Then I'll go to your apartment building and you can bring them down." She replied, "I don't want to bring them down." Now my human attachments were stirred up. Usually practitioner A brought the truth clarification materials to my home. What was wrong today? I became angry and thought to myself that I no longer even wanted them. At that moment I heard a voice say, "Why didn't you consider others? Others don't bring the materials to you, and you don't go and get them? This attachment needs to be eliminated."
Suddenly I remembered Teacher's words,
"Be considerate of others when you do things, and look at yourself when you get into disagreements. You probably all know how to talk about this and you know what these words mean, but at critical moments you don't put them into practice."
"For a cultivator, looking within is a magical tool." (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Washington DC International Fa Conference”)
I had to eliminate the attachment of not considering others that day. So I went to practitioner A's home and said happily, "Here I am!" when I saw her. We studied the Fa together, and I told her directly, “I was wrong earlier, and I have to get rid of the attachment of relying on others and telling others what to do. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to discover and remove these attachments. She smiled and said to me, "That's right. When problems happen we should measure ourselves using Master's Fa, and look inward to rectify ourselves. I have that attachment too." At that moment I immediately felt much lighter and very comfortable. I can't express that wonderful feeling using words. I realized that Teacher had removed a bad substance from my body in other dimensions.
My Cultivation Environment Changed
Several years ago a practitioner was arrested and revealed information about me. Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities came to ransack my home, but did not find anything. Actually Master's lecture recordings and Dafa books were laying there, but they didn't see them. I was not afraid at all, and knew in my heart that I had Teacher and Dafa, and that I have done nothing wrong. No one can touch me. I refused to answer any questions, and denied with determination the persecution forced upon me. With Teacher's protection I was released at 10:00 p.m. that day.
Since then, agents from the 610 Office and National Security Team have often come to harass me. They have put pressure on my husband and said that they would send me to brainwashing sessions. They pressured him in order to force me to give up my belief. My husband cursed at me and even tried to hit me. In those days the pressure was tremendous, but I was not moved. Teacher said,
"The key is a person’s mind. Our Dafa cultivation aims exactly at one’s mind—to cultivate is to cultivate the human mind. If your mind doesn’t change everything else you do means nothing. Outward acts mean nothing." ("Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Europe")
Therefore I continued to do housework and also did not stop doing the three things.
One day in June last year, my husband's classmate told me, "Your husband said he has a good wife, who is kindhearted, capable, and nice to others. He is a lucky man." One time I saw that my husband was in a good mood, and I said to him, "Falun Dafa is righteous and it is a practice that values virtue. Please don't think that it's not good." He stopped me and said, "When did I say Dafa is not good? I never said that!" He was very serious and angry. I suddenly realized that sentient beings' knowing sides want to obtain the Fa and agree with Dafa.
This year I started to memorize Zhuan Falun. My husband transcribes Zhuan Falun for me. He has copied up to Lecture Seven. He reads one sentence, then writes it down, so he gradually learns Dafa this way. I bring his copy to the office to recite. I asked him to wash his hands and face before he starts to copy Zhuan Falun after getting up in the morning. I also require that he not make a mistake while copying, and that his handwriting needs to be clear. He was able to follow these requirements. One day, I knelt down before Teacher's portrait with tears and said, "Teacher, I know in my heart you are using this method to save him." Over seventy relatives in my family know the truth about Falun Dafa, and have withdrawn from the CCP and its affiliated organizations, so they are protected.
For example, one day in July 2008, my nephew's wife's little finger, ring finger, and middle finger, were cut by a chainsaw. (She knew the truth about Falun Dafa beforehand) The doctor told her that her fingers would not grow out and that they needed to cut out tissue from elsewhere on her body to cover the exposed bones to prevent infection. She only had one thought, "Dafa's Master will help me." She sincerely recited, "Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." Except for when she was sleeping, she recited it all the time. Seeing another patient faint, she said, "Hurry up and recite Falun Dafa is good and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" The patient's relatives also recited it and the patient regained consciousness after a while. On the fourteenth day after the chainsaw injury, doctors refreshed the bandages and found that her fingers had amazingly healed.
Now no one in the family is against my practicing Falun Dafa. They often read truth clarification materials, and my fourth sister has started to practice.
During this year's National Day, I was sending righteous thoughts at home, asking Teacher to help me to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa to more predestined people and to help them learn how to quit the CCP. My third sister and I went to attend my niece's wedding. Nine people there quit the CCP with my help. I thought I had to clarify the truth to the groom, but he was very busy and I did not have a chance to talk to him, so I sat down. Suddenly my younger niece brought the bride and groom to my table and sat next to me. My third sister knew what I wanted to do. She pulled on my clothes and whispered, "We don't know him well. Don't talk about it." I smiled and said, "Don't worry. I have Teacher." Meanwhile the groom sat down next to me and I introduced myself to him. "I am your aunt." I said. He stood up and apologized, "They did not introduce you to me. My name is Xiao Hai." I then said, "Today is your wedding day, I want to tell you about two special phrases. One is 'Falun Dafa is good,' and the other is 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.' If you recite this every day, you will be safe and have good fortune." He was happy after hearing this. Later I told him about what Falun Gong is, the truth about the Tiananmen “self-immolation” incident, and how Falun Gong is good for people and their health. I also told him that Falun Gong has spread to over one hundred countries around the world, and has gained people's respect. He listened very carefully and understood the truth. I advised him to quit the CCP to have a safe future. He said, "I hate the CCP. I gave up my membership in the Communist Youth League a long time ago." I told him that it was not enough. “Since you swore an oath when you joined it, you must withdraw from it openly.” He said that he was determined to quit, and nodded his head. I gave him some truth-clarification cards and Shen Yun DVDs. He said that he would gladly watch them and tell his family members that Falun Dafa is good, and also ask them to withdraw from the CCP. He said again, "Thank you, Aunt!" I said, "You should thank my Teacher." He was in good spirits after learning the truth and went to greet other guests. Another life was thus saved by Teacher.
Here is another example. One Sunday afternoon in June 2008, I was reading the Fa, but could not calm down. I saw that the couple who has a clothing store on the first floor of my building were packing things up. I went down and asked them what was going on. They said, "Business is not good. We're leaving in the morning to head back to our hometown." I had wanted to clarify the truth to them but never did. If I didn't do it now, the chance would be missed. So I smiled and said, "You are about to leave and us knowing each other is also a predestined relationship. In doing business, you need to have good health and safety. These are very important. I can tell you that if you recite, 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance is good', your business will improve and you will be safe too." They thanked me happily.
Then they stopped talking and showed some uneasiness. I asked them, "Are you thinking about the Tiananmen 'self-immolation' that was on TV?" They nodded their heads. I told them it was all staged to defame Falun Gong, and it was not the truth. They looked at me with wide open eyes. We talked about the inconsistency of how the burn victims were treated, and other suspicious points about the CCP's story. I then added, "Plus, within three to five minutes of the person setting himself on fire, many fire extinguishers and fire blankets showed up. Do police patrol with fire extinguishers?" They smiled, and knew that it was staged.
They also brought up some questions that puzzled them, and I was able to answer them. I then asked them to quit the CCP and they gladly agreed to do so. I also gave them some truth-clarification materials and Shen Yun DVDs, and asked them to bring them back for their families. They accepted them and said, "Thank you for letting us know the truth. We wouldn't have known this if we had just left. Thank you." I told them that they had a predestined relationship, and that it was Master they should thank. All sentient beings are waiting to be saved. I almost missed the opportunity to save them.
In recent years, I met with many people in my company. I clarified the truth about Falun Gong to them face to face. I have now helped over 1,200 people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
With Teacher's protection, a fellow practitioner and I set up a small truth-clarification materials center, providing local practitioners with Teacher's new articles, Zhuan Falun, Minghui Weekly, truth-clarification booklets, and quitting the CCP declarations. Starting this year, we are making Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs. Everything we have done was accomplished with Teacher's protection. Compared to other practitioners, I have a lot of room to improve. For example, I still have the attachment of fear when clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to strangers face to face, and I have many other attachments, as well. I will continue to look inward, put more effort into cultivating, and walk the righteous path in this last stage of cultivation.