(Minghui.org) I've been practicing Falun Gong for 15 years, since July 1997. Teacher has been protecting me the entire time. I'd like to share a few stories from my cultivation to show the extraordinary power of Dafa.
Learning and Spreading the Practice
I borrowed a copy of Zhuan Falun in 1997 from my office manager, a Falun Gong practitioner. At first I only wanted to know more about the practice. After reading it once, I could not put it down and have continued to read Dafa books ever since.
About ten days later, health problems that had bothered me for more than 20 years (including pharyngitis, gastroenteritis, and gynecological diseases) disappeared. I conducted myself according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance at home and at work, and validated the Fa with the demeanor of a cultivator. I lived with my in-laws for eight and a half years and took good care of them. My neighbors said that I was a good daughter-in-law.
I worked at a secondary unit of a state-owned enterprise. Besides clerical work, I was also in charge of business entertainment, meal expense reimbursement, and buying office supplies. In this materialistic society, it's easy to be tempted, and there's corruption at every level within an organization. Yet I'm self-disciplined, responsible, and diligent at work, and don't care about personal gain. I have not taken a penny or any office supplies at work. My colleagues say that I'm a good person.
Consequently, many of my friends, family, and colleagues have begun practicing Falun Gong.
Assimilating to Dafa and Raising the Moral Standard
On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Gong. The leadership at work ordered practitioners to write a guarantee statement, promising to quit the practice. I wrote that Falun Gong teaches people to be good, but the leaders were very upset about this. Since I was a good employee and they did not want to lose me, some of them asked me to give up the practice or write a fake guarantee statement. I wanted to continue the practice and did not compromise. Very soon I was assigned a position at a subordinate unit.
I went to Tiananmen Square on January 1, 2001, to appeal for Dafa and Teacher. I yelled, “Falun Dafa is good! Dafa and Teacher are innocent!” and was illegally arrested and detained. I held a hunger strike for five days. The guards interrogated me every day, and I told them the truth about Falun Gong every day. I said that Dafa restores practitioners' health and teaches us to be good people. At first, the guards yelled and punished us, but gradually, after talking to more practitioners, they said that they understood we were good people, but due to the pressure from their superiors, they had to persecute us to keep their jobs, or they wouldn't have done such bad deeds. I didn't cave into their demands or orders, and never gave them my name. I was released 15 days later.
After returning home, my husband thought I had done something shameful. Because he had been deceived by the CCP's lies, he began to hate Dafa. Even though I tried to clarify the truth to him, he refused to listen and often physically abused me. My husband was a cadre at the section level and earned a good income. Because he was very attached to social status and profit and was opposed to Dafa, he did not live at home with me for many years. He later divorced me despite his relatives' opposition, and offered me no child support or alimony. I raised our son by myself. Even though my husband divorced me, I tried to be kind to him, but it was easier said than done. I did not treat him like an enemy, but talked to him calmly when I occasionally saw him, as if he was a friend. But as soon as I mentioned Dafa, he became very upset and started yelling. I sometimes felt pained but tried to conduct myself according to the requirements of Dafa. I eliminated my hatred toward him and treated him with kindness. I felt sorry for him because he had been deceived by the CCP propaganda and blinded by the atheist Party culture. Because he slandered Dafa and Teacher, he was suffering retribution. He was only in his thirties, but he had high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, severe gastroenteritis, macular degeneration, and poor vision, and had lost his hair and eyebrows.
In May 2011, my in-laws arrived from Shandong Province to attend a wedding ceremony. They missed their grandson, so they stayed with us for a month. I took them to buy clothes for the coming season. They felt very guilty because I treated them the same as always, and they felt they owed me because they could not persuade their son to stay in the marriage. I told them that Dafa taught me to be a good person regardless of the circumstances. They understood the facts and quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. While shopping for clothes for my in-laws, I clarified the truth to the store clerks. They were very surprised and impressed that I still treated my in-laws well after eight years of being divorced. I told them I was a good person because I followed Dafa's teachings. I answered their questions after I clarified the truth to them. They were very touched by the story, and more than ten of them quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
My father-in-law said to me before they left, “I truly want to thank you for letting us see our grandson!” I replied, “You should thank Falun Dafa and Teacher! It is Teacher who taught me to be good!”
Those Who Understand the Truth Receive Blessings
I met a non-practitioner two years ago while taking driving lessons. She liked to talk to me about almost anything because she thought Dafa disciples were sincere and kind. After she understood the truth about Falun Gong, she and her daughter quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Yet she could not fathom was my willingness to let go of my husband and a good job for the practice. She and her ex-husband had been divorced for more than ten years, and both of them had remarried. She got very upset when talking about her ex-husband. They were like enemies after the divorce and did not communicate for many years. Her daughter was preparing for school exams, which are expensive. Her current husband was not helping to support her daughter. She could not afford the exams and was not sure if her ex-husband would help. She was very distressed and asked me for advice. I based my suggestion on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and said to her, “Practitioners look inward to see where they are lacking. You have divorced each other and have your own families. Now that you are separated, you should not hate each other. It is important to come together for your daughter's sake. He is the father and should shoulder some responsibility as well—but you should not try to force him to do anything. Ask him kindly and see how much he can help. Things are not easy for him, either. Don't aggravate him and make things worse.”
She took my advice and called her ex-husband. Thirty minutes later, she phoned me, “He hung up on me as soon as I asked for money during the first call. I called him back and calmly discussed it with him. He agreed to help me support our daughter. He cried and told me about his suffering. I was very surprised!” I could tell from her tone of voice that she was happy. At the end of our conversation she kept thanking me. I knew this was the power of Dafa manifesting.
A colleague of mine had motion sickness. She always brought along several plastic bags on the 20-minute ride to and from work, and made sure she sat in the front row of the bus. I told her the facts about Falun Gong and she quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. It snowed a few days ago and there was traffic congestion on the road. The 20-minute ride took more than an hour because the road was icy, and our commuter bus was swaying left and right. This colleague sat behind me and was laughing and joking. I suddenly remembered that she used to get sick when riding on the bus for such a long time. I asked her how she was feeling and she replied, “I don't know when I stopped feeling ill, but I no longer feel motion sickness!” I said to her, “It must be because you quit the CCP and obtained blessings!” She quietly smiled back at me.
A few years ago, a relative of my sister's husband died in a car accident. The relative had been terribly disfigured in the accident, and it upset my sister. She was busy all day, finally resting after the night shift. She kept thinking about how her relative looked after the accident and she couldn't sleep. She called me and I told her to earnestly recite “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” The next day she told me, “After reciting the phrases I fell asleep immediately, and slept until the next morning. Since then I've no longer been upset. Falun Dafa is truly amazing!”
There are many examples like this, too many to mention. In fact, all the blessings come from Dafa. The last 15 years has been full of hardship, but no matter how difficult the circumstances, Teacher has protected me, and all issues were resolved with righteous thoughts. I feel very fortunate to have encountered Dafa and compassionate Teacher. I have no regrets, and if I had to choose again, I would not hesitate to be a Dafa practitioner and a disciple of Teacher.
Thank you, Teacher!