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[Selected Submissions] Blessings Received: The Story of a Husband Who Supports Dafa

May 25, 2012 |   By Li Yan, a Dafa practitioner in mainland China

(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. As a child I was introverted and not comfortable socially, and as I grew up I felt that life was tiring and boring. Zhuan Falun changed my whole attitude. Upon reading this book, the goal of life became clear to me.

Even after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, my cultivation in Dafa remained firm. My husband did not try to stop me from practicing Dafa either. However, in June 2001 I was illegally detained for a week because I went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Dafa. After I was released, my husband started to be against my cultivation practice due to fear. In order to reestablish support from him and to help him cause less karma for himself, I decided to have a heart to heart talk with my husband.

It was in November 2001. We talked late into the night for several consecutive nights. I talked about my mother, who used to have high blood pressure and heart disease. She so ill that she would not be able to get out of bed whenever she got upset at something. However, once she started practicing Dafa, she quickly regained her heath. She is almost 70 years old and rides a motorcycle just like a young person. I also told him that Dafa practitioners live by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I told him how the CCP had fabricated false information in order to persecute Falun Gong. I asked him to watch DVDs on the staged self-immolation and exposed more of the CCP's lies.

Actually, my husband already knew most of the things I was telling him. However, our long talks deeply moved him. Eventually, he completely understood the truth about this persecution, and he changed his attitude and approved of my cultivation. He also agreed to let me move the equipment I used for making Dafa truth-clarification materials home, as I used to rent a place to make Dafa-related materials. My fellow practitioner and I moved two copiers and a DVD burner home. When my husband saw our large copier, he cried out in surprise, “This is a big one you have here!” He did not say anything else afterwards. Over the following few years, he had always helped us with the printing of Dafa materials.

My husband does not have much education or and he is not very sophisticated. However, he has a very kind heart and is very empathetic; he cries whenever he sees other people cry. When he sees the poor on the street, he'll empty his pockets even if he had only ten yuan on him. He willingly lends money to friends and family when they need money for emergencies.

The first few years after 1999 was the period that the CCP persecuted Falun Gong most brutally. To protect me from harm, my husband took over the job of going into town to get CDs. During that time, policemen watched the roads closely. My husband smokes and uses vulgar language, so therefore, no one suspected him of being a Falun Gong practitioner. He safely brought home large amounts of CDs every time he went to town. In addition, he once protected non-local fellow practitioners. One time, my husband told me that after he got on the bus to come home one day, several policemen came up to the bus to question the travelers. Two other travelers also had large suitcases; they had kind faces, did not smoke nor talk, and in my husband's words: “They looked just like one of you.” He then said to the policemen, pointing to the two travelers: “We are together.” The policemen saw that my husband did not look like a Falun Gong practitioner, so thus they did not bother the two travelers.

My husband also bought equipment for our printing center and helped me with transporting Dafa materials.

In September 2003, I was reported to the authorities. The police knocked on my door at 3 o'clock in the morning. I was not home. My husband hastily covered up the machines and hid what needed to be hid. Our balcony was full of empty CD boxes, so he quickly consolidated them and opened the door. My husband used his wisdom to talk to the policemen. They did not find anything and did not look on the balcony either. They took my husband with them to the police station. My husband used the excuse of going to the bathroom to call me and told me to hide for awhile. He likes to joke around so I did not take him seriously. He was anxious and found other excuses to call and text me. I then realized the severity of the situation. The policemen could not find anything against my husband and so he was released. Once he was released, he found a trusted friend and asked him to move all the printing equipment from our house. My fellow practitioners and I found a place to rent and established our printing center again.

In the winter of 2005, a fellow practitioner with whom we had contact was arrested, and our printing center needed to be relocated. However, we'd just finished printing three thousand copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and there was just an elderly fellow practitioner and I. Moving those books, other materials and our equipment would be very difficult. I asked my husband for his help. He immediately borrowed a motorcycle with a trailer attached. The trailer did not even have a door at the back, just a piece of cloth as a curtain. We used this motorcycle and relocated everything that needed to be moved.

My husband had a job involving business affairs. In 2004, he wanted to open his own factory. We took out our savings and borrowed some money and opened a factory that had only a net worth of a few tens of thousands of yuan. At that time, we were short ten thousand yuan, so I asked my fellow practitioners if they could lend us some money. They right away lent money to my husband. My husband was moved. He knew that under the CCP's persecution, none of my fellow practitioners were doing well economically; however, they lent him the money when he needed help. I remembered after we left a fellow practitioner's home with the money, my husband rode the motorcycle and shouted through the streets: “Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa is good!” He shouted this over and over without any fear.

Nearly nine years have past, and my husband's net worth has increased from tens of thousand of yuan to over a few hundred million yuan. The change was unimaginable. Only a deity could make such a miracle happen. Several years ago, my husband bought a factory that had gone bankrupt for 10,000,000 yuan. Three years later, just the land itself was worth 70,000,000 yuan. He planed to buy one piece of production line equipment early this year. The market price would be 2,000,000 yuan, yet he bought the exact equipment for only 250,000 yuan through a court auction. The equipment had only been tested and had not been actually used in production. My husband now owns several factories.

Compassionate Master used to say that an ordinary person would be blessed by merely shouting “Falun Dafa is good!” Ordinary people that protect Dafa disciples and support Falun Dafa will be blessed. Through my husband's experience, I have personally experienced the compassion of Master and Dafa.

My husband has a good understanding, and knows that it is Dafa that helped him with his business. It is because my husband supports his wife who is a Dafa practitioner and supports Dafa, that he is protected and blessed by higher beings.

(Note: to protect the safety of the author's husband, their location is not disclosed in the article)