My Family Benefits from My Strong Belief in Dafa
(Clearwisdom.net) I began practicing Falun Dafa 12 years ago. My family members have also benefited a lot from the practice. My son is gradually recovering from his illness that was considered incurable. Convinced by the mighty power of Dafa, I've made up my mind to fulfill my vows to assist Master in Fa rectification. I will walk the path of cultivation in Dafa until I attain Consummation and return to my heavenly home with Master.
My son was plagued with illness while hope faded
My husband and I began our business in 1989. Due to our skill and determination, our small workshop soon grew into a large factory, which covered more than 30 acres and had over 200 employees. I was in charge of dealing with our clients, while my husband managed the factory. As our enterprise began to boom, our products acquired quite a substantial market share in China, and some of our products were even sold to other countries like Korea and Japan. We became millionaires, and our family was well known locally. People admired us and respected me as a woman of talent and skill.
In June 1997, my then four-year-old son was diagnosed with poliomyelitis, so I left the business to my husband and took my son to many hospitals in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in an attempt to find a cure for him. But it was all to no avail. A doctor from a hospital in Beijing even told me to give up looking for a cure. According to him, my son's tendons and bones would atrophy, he would soon become paralyzed, and his kidneys would stop functioning. He said that the only thing that could postpone my son's end would be routinely feeding him medicine. I had spent more than 300,000 yuan on hospital fees and medical treatments for my son, only to find that his end was near. All my hope faded, and I became exhausted and weary.
My heart ached whenever I thought of my son's agony. I prayed to heaven and earth for help, but none seemed to respond, leaving me in hopeless desperation. My husband had no clue about how to deal with our clients, and as a result, our business suffered drastically.
Finding Dafa and facing xinxing tests
A neighbor informed me about Falun Dafa in early October 1999. She emphasized the healing efficacy of the practice and told me that a practitioner's family would also benefit from the practice, even if they did not practice themselves. I initially found it hard to believe, but when I saw many of my fellow villagers doing the practice despite the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) severe persecution, I decided to give it a try. After I did the exercises about ten times, I became convinced that it was truly a very good practice, as the ailment that had plagued me for many years largely disappeared. Then I started to concentrate on studying the book Zhuan Falun, listening to the Fa lectures and doing the exercises at our local practice site.
I initially found Master's Fa hard to comprehend and thought the exercises were too complicated to follow. I even hesitated as to whether to continue practicing. The neighbor told me that it was because I was bearing too many distracting thoughts and had quite a lot of karma. She told me that the solution to my problem laid in diligent Fa study and said she would lend me a hand when I was struggling to overcome tribulations.
I practiced for some time, but in my eagerness to get my son healed, I was frustrated to see that his condition remained as bad as before. He still could not move his limbs or stand on his feet. In anxiety, I thought I could not solve the problem alone and needed the help of my husband to enhance the energy field, which I thought to be beneficial to my son's recovery. My son refused to practice Falun Dafa because of his poor physical condition, while my husband also would not spend any time on it because he was fully occupied with our business. In desperation, pointing to my son, I cried out to my husband: “I cannot make it alone. You are strong and energetic. Only with our joint effort can we purge the black karma and save our son.”
My husband's affection for my son is no less than mine. He thought my words made sense and began to spare some of his time to do the exercises with me. However, the progress in our practice was slow. To make it worse, we had quite a backlog of unfilled orders from our clients, and our factory encountered big problems.
Clearing the obstacles in my mind
I was bewildered by the problems we faced, not knowing how to proceed with my cultivation and our business. One night, when I was sleeping after having done the exercises, I heard someone calling my name. The voice sounded like a pounding bell. I was awakened by the voice and was astounded to see a gigantic person on my balcony, whose whole body was encircled by a glowing golden light. I immediately realized that He was Master, looking and smiling warmly at me. His voice penetrated through all layers of my body, and each and every particle of mine was stirred up. Master told me that I should look inward and reminded me of the two-fold purpose of Fa study: xinxing improvement and saving sentient beings. Master also told me that the mighty power of Dafa would shine on me when I could uphold my righteous thoughts and that I should never go astray on my cultivation path. Master then disappeared into the firmament. I was so excited by what I had witnessed that I lay awake all night with the awareness that Master had come to me and pointed out the solution to my problems.
After that, I began to sift out my human notions and attachments. My reason for practicing Falun Dafa was actually motivated by my selfish interests to cure my son's illness, and I never truly understood Master's Fa. Due to my lack of compassion, my human attachments and my failure to be diligent in cultivation, I often failed to restrain my temper and lashed out at my husband. To cultivate on the right path is to follow Master's teachings. Upon these reflections, I came to understand that I should look inward and become free from the attachments of everyday people. Through diligent practice I could melt myself into the Fa, and by validating the Fa and saving people I could let go of my selfishness and replace it with altruism.
Upgrading my xinxing
I started to read, recite and transcribe Zhuan Falun and read Master's other books and Fa lectures. I was quite excited by what I learned from the Fa and aspired to read more. As I proceeded, I found the solution to my problem, and my heart was largely broadened.
“Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.”(Zhuan Falun)
I made up my mind to put Dafa as the top priority for the rest of my life. As for my son, I decided to let Master arrange his future. I realized that I must rectify myself and do what I am supposed to do, and grace and mercy from Master would come to me when I am in genuine need.
I prolonged the time for doing the exercises and sent forth righteous thoughts as required by Master. I made truth-clarification materials at home and distributed them with fellow practitioners. My home-based materials production site now plays quite a big role in our area, as more practitioners started to come to me for materials. This also gives us more opportunities to share our cultivation experiences. I used to be quite cowardly, but by sending forth righteous thoughts to dissolve my attachment of fear, I have become bold enough to distribute truth-clarification materials and validate the Fa with my husband and by myself. It has also helped me to successfully evade arrest and imprisonment. With my mind filled with the Fa and my will to save sentient beings, I am able to send forth righteous thoughts with a compassionate mindset. With a countenance of warm smiles and politeness, I never give up on any opportunity to introduce Dafa to the people I meet.
I learned from a fellow practitioner how to help people withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and how to help people learn the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution by making telephone calls. Although I was challenged by my poor language skills, as well as some people's hostility and threats, I successfully helped more than 200 people quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Only a small number of people refused to withdraw. On behalf of those who were saved, I thank Master for their salvation. Making telephone calls has been a process of improving my cultivation. Before I dial a number, I always adjust my mindset and send forth righteous thoughts. Most people then listen to the information that I give them. When I phoned the same person for a second time, in most cases they responded warmly and even asked more questions about Dafa.
By following Master's teachings and improving my cultivation level, I can maintain my righteous thoughts in doing the three things, clarify the facts about Dafa to people in a noble manner and handle well all kinds of tribulations that arise. Diligent Fa study is the precondition of righteous thoughts. When I am free from human attachments, I can dissolve all of the old forces' elements in other dimensions, validate the Fa and keep pace with the Fa-rectification. I know how much Master has done for us and know well that I still have much to improve in my cultivation. Only by trusting Master and Dafa can I let go of my human attachments, rectify myself and fulfill the vows that I made before the dawn of time.
My family has benefited from Dafa
On November 24, 2008, I got up early to pack some truth-clarification materials. My husband wanted to go with me, but I told him not to. With the protection of Master I was free of any fear. It was dawn when I left home in my car. The visibility was very poor because of the thick fog. When I was driving across a junction, a big truck came speeding towards me, and I thought it was going to crash into me any second. Immediately, I shouted loudly: “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” At that moment my car was lifted by a strong force and stopped at the side of the road. The driver of the truck did not see my car at all. I know that Master protected me.
My entire family are now Falun Dafa practitioners and have a firm belief in Master. My son is recovering from his illness and a color of health is returning to his face. He seems like a completely new person and even helps me with some work on the farm. I tell my story to the people I meet, so that they can learn about the power of Dafa through it.
We now manage our cultivation and business very well. Our employees and clients know that we are good people, and many of them have quit the CCP. I know all of this is attributed to Master's care for us.
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